A few years ago we took a first look at a new micro tourer from Italy, the two-berth Wingamm Rookie 3.5 with its eye-catching GRP shell.

In a niche market, the Wingamm had potential, and now the Scotland-based importer has launched its larger model, the Rookie L (the L stands for larger!).

Originally seen at the October 2017 NEC show as a prototype, the Rookie L, with its fixed bed, was a hit with visitors, so the decision was taken to launch it for the 2018 season at the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show in February.

Gavin Campbell, the man behind the new Rookie, says his buyers are mostly folk new to caravanning who want something more distinctive in style, a caravan that is less conventional than the mainstream brands offer.

Well, we think the Wingamm Rookie L is certainly that – and it’s got little, if any, competition.

So will this new caravan live up to expectations? We hitched up and took it out in Cumbria to find out!