MINI and Italian automobile roof tent specialist Autohome joined forces this year to bring out a new option for MINI Countryman owners out there that enjoy spending time in the nature. The result of the joint effort is a two-man roof tent designed to be mounted on the roof of a MINI.
Available in either black or white, the tent is offering a perfect contrast against the roof and mirrors of the new MINI Countryman which are usually done in custom colors. Designed in collaboration with the MINI Design Team, the roof tent looks like a conventional roof box when closed, with fiberglass housing and aerodynamic lines for minimal air resistance and noise. The tent is then raised when in use by means of four gas pressure springs.
The roof tent can be mounted onto the MINI roof rails, which come as standard with the new MINI Countryman, without the use of tools in just a few easy moves. Inside, there is a high-density mattress with cotton cover, two doors and two windows with zips, close-meshed mosquito nets at all openings and a battery-operated LED interior light, as well as luggage nets and pockets to stow personal items. A solid aluminum ladder is provided to climb up onto the top floor of the MINI Countryman.
Measuring 2.10 meters in length and 1.30 meters in width, the new MINI-inspired roof tent is an interesting solution to outdoor adventure sleeping, that’s for sure. Considering the fact that the Countryman has grown quite considerably in this latest iteration and that it is marketed as a proper SUV for going off the beaten track, this might actually be a solution for the active demographic the car is aiming at.