It’s often the case that you’re out and about enjoying the day, perhaps visiting somewhere new or someone and before you know it, it’s time to go back home. Yet how good would it be if instead of turning around and returning back from whence you came what about if there was another choice? After all, how many times have you wanted to stay out but haven’t been able to find a decent hotel or it’s the middle of nowhere and there’s no where to stay? Now MINI believe that they may have found the perfect answer.

A new special edition of the AUTOHOME AirTop roof tent has recently been launched in conjunction with MINI.

The Italian specialist in automobile roof tents, AUTOHOME, has let it be known to MotorMartin that they have teamed up with the car brand to develop a two-man roof tent designed to be mounted perfectly onto the roof of a MINI. The roof tent comes available in black or white, in keeping with the contrasting roof and mirror caps of the new MINI Countryman.

Designed in collaboration with the MINI Design Team, the roof tent looks like a conventional roof box when closed, with fibreglass 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.

And it’s not just the outside that has been thought about as 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 aluminium ladder is provided to climb up onto the top floor of the MINI Countryman. It would appear that AUTOHOME have thought of everything.

Measuring 2.10 metres in length and 1.30 metres in width, the new MINI-inspired roof tent is the perfect solution to outdoor adventure sleeping, whether on a short weekend break or a longer travelling experience.

Launched in the UK in February 2017, the new MINI Countryman, MotorMartin has been told, is the biggest and most versatile model to be launched in the brand’s 57-year history. With its larger external dimensions, and increases in space throughout the cabin and luggage area, it offers occupants even greater comfort and a genuinely premium ambience.

For those of you that can’t quite picture how this roof tent could possibly work, checkout the video below kindly shared by AUTOHOME and MINI with MotorMartin.

The special edition AirTop roof tent is available to buy now: it could open up your world.

Where will you go?

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