SylvanSport Go Review

Want the experience of tent camping without the headaches than the SylvanSport Go is literally the way to go. The Go is a unique camper in that it morphs into 3 distinct towables. Let’s take a look at the SylvanSport Go.

Sylvan Go Pop Up Camper
Dry Weight (lbs): 840Sleeping Capacity: 4
Length: 143″ (transport mode) 154″ (camping mode)Average Sale Price (New): $9,995
Width: 75″ (transport mode) 124 (camping mode)View Full Specs: Go Specs

To the above technical specification we need to add that when in camping mode the height of this pop up camper is 77″. When it is fully extended it is 6’5″ and 80″ long and 116″ wide.

Construction

Let’s begin our review of the Sylvan Sport Go by looking at the construction. Go campers are manufactured in Brevard, NC. The frame is the backbone of the camper. For many obvious reason aluminum is the choice of metal for the frame. Aluminum is strong, corrosion free, and it is lightweight which give you fuel efficiency.

All aluminum parts are powdered coated. In addition, SylvanSport created proprietary aluminum extrusions to ensure a perfect fit on all trailers made.

The suspension system of the camper starts with their high quality cast aluminum wheels and premium tires. The axle is a Dexter torsion axle.

The camping pod structure is one of the SylvanSport Go best-selling points. The engineering that went into designing the camping pod is extraordinary. The camping pod start of with an aluminum outer skeleton that is TIG welded at their Brevard, NC factory.

The pod cover is a 5-layer ABS component and is automotive grade made to withstand the weather just like a car. The camping pod cover is bolted to the in a manner that allows it to expand in the heat of the sun without cracking.

Interior of Camping Pod

There are several cool features of the camping pod that make it far superior to tent camping. The interior is very spacious and the space is elevated, the tent is waterproof and setup up fast.

You have several dining and sleeping layout options. You can set up for just dining at a table that sits 4. Not only that, but you can also set up for sleeping as either 2 extra-large twin beds (80″ by 34″) or one king plus bed (80″ by 116″).

SylvanSport Go Interior
Courtesy SylvanSport Go

The tent of the GO is made from 220-denier ripstop nylon fabric. This material is 3X heavier duty that what you’ll typically find in a family tent.

The tent is seamed-sealed and completely waterproof. This eliminates the need for a rain fly. The doors are 3-way doors providing a screen, clear weather protection and privacy. Vents have been strategically placed for optimal ventilation and full control.

Versatility

Let’s talk about the versatility of the SylvanSport Go. It is not just a pop up tent camper, it is so much more than that.

SylvanSport Go multimode camper
Camp. Transport, Utility.

So we know we can go camping in a Go, but that just one of the many things it can do, and do very well.

The roof rack is durable and easily hold kayaks, bikes, paddleboards or any other similar accessories you want to take along on your camping expedition.

Want to haul an ATV, well you can also do that with this camper. Now most people would take a typical pop up camper and store since it can’t do much other than being a pop up. But with the SylvanSport Go you have the option to use it as a utility trailer. Easily haul a fridge, washer or just about anything you want. The rugged diamond plate platform is there for you to use.

SylvanSport Go Setup Video

The video below shows you how to set up a Go. Once you’ve done it a few times it is pretty straight forward.

SylvanSport Go Pricing

The Go comes in 3 packages. You have the Go, the Go Big Package and the Go All Out Package. Prices are $9,995, $10,995 and $12,995 respectively. The difference between the packages is the accessories that come included.

You get a 30-day money-back guarantee. Try it for 30-days and if you don’t like it simply return it. There is a financing option, and you also have the option of having it delivered to your home, or you can pick it up at their Brevard, NC facility.

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If modern campers are not your style check out our article on some pretty cool retro campers.

SylvanSport Go
Overall
4.3
  • Features
  • Durability
  • Ease of Setup
  • Price

Summary

Overall the Go is a very capable tent camping trailer. It is very well constructed and will last you a long time. A lot of though went into the design. Not as east to set up as a typical pop up, but after you’ve done it a few times it does become easier. Price is a bit high but you do get a huge saving buying the complete package.


Ray RomanĀ is the co-owner/author of Go Travel Trailers. He is the main contributor of content and an avid researcher of travel trailers and the RV lifestyle. He loves fly fishing, vacationing in Red River, NM, and spending time with family and friends.