58 vs XL: Which Teardrop Trailer is Better For You?

The Droplet 58 and Droplet XL are awesome teardrop trailers with must-have features. With both being such affordable options, it can be hard to choose which one. Do you want the original 58, or the souped-up Droplet XL?

DROPLET 58 in front of a snow wall
The Droplet 58 and XL are both awesome compact teardrop trailers.

Don’t worry – we’re here to help. Let’s go in-depth on these great micro-trailer models, then see which model is the best for you. 

All About the Droplet 58 Teardrop Trailer

Woman on a wheelchair in front of a DROPLET 58 camper
Even DROPLET 58 is ideal for people with limited mobility

The Droplet 58 is the original Droplet trailer. It’s one of the lightest teardrop campers on the market at only 950 pounds, meaning it’s easy to tow even for smaller vehicles. Thanks to its compact size, this mini teardrop trailer fits easily in any standard parking space. 

Inside the 58, you’ll find a cozy sleeping space with a 6” queen mattress. 2 cabinets and 2 shelves at the foot of the bed and large felt pockets in arm’s reach provide plenty of storage.

During the day, the half-dome front window allows in plenty of light, plus gorgeous views. For nighttime, 2 LED reading lamps help light things up. 

The Droplet 58 also features great airflow, thanks to the large yachting hatch, side vents, and swing outside windows. To keep temperatures comfortable, this teardrop features tinted windows and 4 season insulation. If that’s not enough for you, there’s also an optional solar fan available.

In the rear of the Droplet 58, you’ll find the outdoor kitchen. The kitchen features:

  • 12/24V 25L slide-out fridge
  • 2 burner propane stove
  • A recessed sink
  • Space to hang dishes
  • A wide pull-out drawer for pots and pans
  • 2 LED lamps to illuminate your prep space

The 58 teardrop trailer is built with a powder-coated steel frame, with an aluminum composite exterior. To make this lightweight teardrop camper even lighter, an aluminum frame option is available, which reduces the weight by 50 lbs.

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Droplet 58 Features & Limitations

The 58 teardrop trailer by Droplet is perfect for weekend warrior campers or couples looking to step up their camping game from tenting. Boiled down, let’s look at the features and potential limitations of the 58.


  • Super lightweight teardrop camper at only 950 pounds (900 with aluminum frame)
  • Compact enough to fit in a standard parking space – makes storage easy
  • Comfortable sleeping area with a full-length queen bed (tall people, rejoice!)
  • Exterior kitchen to prepare meals
  • 4 season insulation and excellent airflow

Potential Limitations:

  • Designed with shorter-term trips in mind
  • Less storage than the Droplet XL

If you’re looking for an RV with a bit more storage or for longer trips, keep reading to learn about the XL.

All About The Droplet XL Teardrop Camper

DROPLET XL with open trunk

Droplet XL is the larger cousin of Droplet 58. It has all the same great features, but with a 1.5ft longer body and some additional upgrades. 

Inside the Droplet XL, you’ll find the same cozy sleeping area as in the 58. That means a 6” queen mattress with the same interior storage, great airflow, and awesome views. 

In the rear kitchen is where you’ll find the XL’s most notable upgrades. Like the 58, it features a 2-burner propane stove, hand-pump water system, and attractive finishes. But it also features extra storage, including shelving for food and cookware.

The upgraded kitchen also has space for an upgraded 30L fridge. That means you can bring more food and stay out camping for longer. 

The extra length also means extra external storage on the sides of the XL. Use this extra space for things like tents, hammocks, and more. 

All these features mean the Droplet XL is perfect for longer trips. You have plenty of space for all the gear and food you’ll need for a longer trip. Plus with upgrades like a roof rack or a solar panel, you can be even better equipped for the long haul. 

Despite the larger size, the XL is still super lightweight. At 1050 lbs, it’s only 100 pounds lighter than the 58. And just like the 58, an aluminum frame is available to bring the weight down to 1000 lbs. 

DROPLET XL at a campsite
Teardrop camping trailer in the wild

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Droplet XL Features & Limitations

Let’s look at the features and potential limitations of the Droplet XL teardrop trailer.


  • All the same construction and great features as the Droplet 58
  • Upgraded kitchen with more storage and a larger fridge
  • Extra space to accommodate food and gear for longer trips


  • Slightly heavier than the Droplet 58
  • Extra length means it doesn’t fit as easily in a standard parking space

So, Which Droplet Trailer is Right for You?

Both the Droplet 58 and the Droplet XL are awesome teardrop trailers loaded with great features. So which one is right for you?

It all comes down to what kind of camper you are. Let’s see which kinds of campers match up with which Droplet model. 

Solo Campers, Couples, and Weekend Warriors: The Droplet 58

Dog standing in front of the DROPLET tiny camper
Both models are great for bringing your friend along.

For solo campers, couples, and weekend warriors, the Droplet 58 is the best teardrop trailer. The 58 provides everything 1 or 2 people need for an awesome camping trip. Up to 2 can sleep comfortably in the queen bed, and the kitchen is perfect for cooking smaller meals.

Weekend warriors will love the 58 too! It’s perfect for shorter trips, and the battery will keep your electronics powered the whole weekend. 

Plus, because the 58 is so small and lightweight, you don’t need a heavy-duty vehicle to tow it. In fact, there’s a good chance that whatever car you already own can pull the 58, especially with the aluminum frame option.

Families and Serious Campers: The Droplet XL

DROPLET XL trailer in the park
DROPLET XL is the newer addition to the DROPLET Trailer fleet

For larger groups or anybody who wants to take longer trips, the Droplet XL is the perfect choice. 

Thanks to the extra storage, the XL fits plenty of extra gear and supplies. With a bigger fridge and extra kitchen space, you can bring more food and stay out longer. And with upgrades like the optional roof rack, you can bring even more stuff. 

While the XL still only sleeps 2, the extra space makes it easy to bring a tent. That way, kids or other people coming with you have a place to spend the night. 

Whether You Pick the Droplet 58 or the Droplet XL, You’re Going to Love This Awesome Teardrop Trailer

The Droplet 58 and the Droplet XL both give you a lightweight, comfortable camper that’s easy to tow. The 58 is better for smaller groups and weekend warriors, while the XL is best if you have a larger group, or like taking long trips. Whichever model you choose, you’re sure to love your new Droplet camper.