Development of a Mini Clubman Roof Tent is inevitable, especially with the Mini Clubman body style. It is compact, yes, but the Clubman is the SUV of the mini marque. Meaning it is built tough, powerful and resilient.
Do not confuse the mini club man with the Cooper S hard top. The difference between the mini Clubman and the cooper s is the body style and the seat number.
The mini Clubman has a roof load capacity of 75 kgs on a normal roof. The number type of tents that can be mounted on its roof is many. Considering the weight of the roof bars, an allowance of 20% less of the roof capacity is a must for safety and overloading checks.
This means a roof top tent of 48-60kgs is the most desirable. Another factor you will consider is the availability of a sunroof which drastically reduces the roof load capacity to 60 kgs. Now, let us take a look at the desirable characteristics of a good Mini Clubman Roof Tent.
How to choose the Mini Clubman Roof Tent
The character of a suitable Mini Clubman Roof Tent is determined by the following.
The weight of the tent. We have specified the weight ratio of the roof to the roof tent for the mini clubman. If the tent’s weight exceeds the roof capacity’s 20% less limit, the roof integrity is compromised.
The tent’s capacity. How many people can your target roof top tent hold? Of course, you cannot cramp people in a tent smaller than the capacity. It will be unliveable.
The budget. This is the availability of money to purchase the said roof top tent and how far you are willing to spend on a rooftop tent.
The profile of the tent. What do you see your roof top tent looking like? The type of roof tent you choose can also influence the number of people it can hold. A clamshell and popup tent mostly hold two while the fold-out may hold more.
Durability. A reliable tent will be used for a long time. The construction and materials used on the complete tent determine the quality.
The ultimate guide to the Mini Clubman Roof Tent
As insane as it sounds to have a rooftop tent on your mini clubman, we have found some good rooftop tents for you to choose from. Let’s have a look!
2-3 Person Rooftop Tent
Weight: 50 kg | Shell Material: Rip-Stop Canvas
Setup time: < 2 Min
Style: Pop up
|-Thick sponge pad
-Breathable wood floor
-Extendable aluminium ladder
An automatic hydraulic rooftop tent made just for the mini. The setup time is the most important value after a long day and this roof tent makes this process very simple. The tent fits on top of the vehicle symmetrically, therefore, improving the aerodynamics.
Made of waterproof canvas coupled with the strong ABS composite, rain and snow will be nothing to be afraid of. The windows are covered on the weak points and rainfly extend outwards held by struts, therefore, expelling water completely.
The windows and entry points are also layered with a mesh which keeps the bugs away. A high-density flame-retardant sponge pad forms the sleeping pad. The floor of the tent which is made of wood has vents which make it breathable blocking condensation formation which can encourage mould growth.
The base and top are durable enough to withstand long time usage. Find a reliable load-bearing crossbar and you will be set for your vacation.
TentBox Lite Car Roof Top Tent
Open dimensions: 140 x 240cm x 110cm| Closed dimensions: 140 x 120 x 27cm| Weight: 50 kg | Shell Material: Rip-Stop Canvas
Setup time: 5 Min
Style: Fold out
|-A thick 6 cm mattress
-Sky view window
-Fine window and door mesh
-Floor Vents which reduce condensation
-Large windows for excellent views
-Interior and exterior storage pockets
This is the most reliable roof tent we have for the mini clubman. Although it’s a soft shell, it outcompetes many with its weight and capacity. At 50 kgs, there is no car that cannot have this on its roof.
A quality base holds the weight of three people and the aluminium ladder is strong to anchor this tent to the ground. Right by the entrance is where you get your two shoe pockets and an extendable rainfly which has clear sidings to increase the viewability.
Now step inside and marvel at the thick 6 cm foam mattress which will keep you comfortable at night. the windows are large enough layered with a mesh which keeps the bugs at bay and offers some privacy during the daylight naps.
A sky view window connects you to the galaxy at night. You are also furnished with pockets where you can keep your accessories. Closing the tent after the expedition is also very fast and occupies an even smaller space on the roof. Purchasing this tent is invaluable and we, therefore, recommend it.
Direct4x4 Granite Grey RoofTrekk 3 Person Hard Shell Roof Top Tent
Open dimensions: 160 x 220cm x 115cm| Closed dimensions: 160 x 110 x 30cm| Weight: 50 kg | Shell Material: Rip-Stop Canvas
Setup time: 5 Min
Style: Hybrid Foldout
|A 6 LED lantern
A 4 cm thick mattress
Strong sturdy base and top
Heavy-duty polycotton body build
A free battery for power
This is another great rooftop tent you will love. Build with durable ABS Hardshell and weighing less than 55 kg makes it is compatible with the mini club man. The folding style decreases the mass to a sleek, low profile and aerodynamic which is desired when choosing a rooftop tent.
The low profile reduces drag thus fuel consumption is reduced. The very strong aluminium ladder extends to anchor the tent firmly to the ground. The large rainfly by the entrance widens enough to increase viewership while protecting the interior from water seepage.
The interior is insulated from the cold and light. This tent has a 4cm thick mattress for comfort at night. All large openings as you will notice have thick mesh which keeps the bugs away.
The tent would not be complete without storage areas inside where your accessories will go. Another advantage is that you get this tent with a free battery for your charging needs and a 6 LED lantern for use at night.
Crua AER 2-3 Person Rooftop Tent
Open dimensions: 235 x 140 cm x 125cm | Weight: 55 kg | Shell Material: Rip-Stop polycotton/ poly oxford PU
Setup time: <1 Min
Style: Fold out
|-Telescoping ladder and poles as anchors
-The anti-wind noise system
-The Culla haul for thermal insulation
-A thick mattress
-Window and entrance mesh
-Sound and light block
-A sky-view window
This is the only roof top tent which has been constructed to be mounted on the roof as well as on the ground. Housing up to three people and set up in less than a minute. Welcome the Crua AER roof tent to the roof of your mini clubman.
The tent anchors to the ground from extendable aluminium poles beside the extended ladder making it the best and most firmly grounded tent. The overhead hood you see after opening by the entrance is the porch which you will extend to form a very roomy tent.
This tent has an anti-wind noise system which means less noise all the time. The Culla haul is an inner tent made for the AER that thermally insulates the interior. The advantage of the Culla is to dampen sound and blocks out light.
The mesh by the windows and entrance keeps the bugs away at all times. Big windows aerate the tent and reduce the risk of condensation and mould growth which equals tent destruction. A sky view window is present to view the galaxies at night. Two large pockets by the door are used to store your boots after a day’s excursion. Your nights are comfortable in the presence of a thick foam mattress. Lastly, the tent closes to occupy the least space on the vehicle’s roof.
Final thoughts on the Mini Clubman Roof Tent
The best mini clubman roof tent makes it a champion on all fronts. So many questions arise about the ability to take the mini clubman outdoors as it’s seen as reserved for town life. But on the contrary, the mini clubman is a subcompact SUV which is surprisingly a trip-capable vehicle.
Choosing a rooftop tent goes beyond acquiring and mounting as this becomes your comfortable place to crash while doing your excursions. Who would want unwelcome visitors at night? The security the roof tent offers and the insulation is second to none.
With the help of this guide, we have capable knowledge of how and what one wants. Discover a world of opportunity with friends and family. A mini clubman roof tent instantly makes you the envy of your peers. Now, go get one!!
Can my Mini Clubman handle a rooftop tent?
The Mini Clubman is the ultimate SUV from the mini marque. It has an excellent roof load capacity, 6-inch ground clearance and power too.
How much weight can a Mini Clubman roof hold?
The maximum roof load limit of the mini clubman is 75 kgs for a normal roof but decreases to 60 kgs on a roof with a sunroof. Mounting a load heavier than the 75 kg capacity will destroy the integrity of the roof.
Do you need cross bars for a rooftop tent?
Yes, cross bars are required to mount your roof top tent. They are fixed on the roof rails of your car. You will purchase them separately from the rooftop tent. Make sure to buy fitting cross bars which can handle more weight than the described capacity.