If you have not yet been able to zero down on a standalone RV because of confined space in your driveway; a truck bed camper should be that middle ground trade-off between having and not having an RV to camp in. If the idea of a sizable, affordable, and off-road truck bed camper tinkers your travel nerve, Japanese camper manufacturer Mystic’s roughly 33 grand Mini Pop Bee Active Gear is a fine option to consider.
Camping in the wild is an experience none of us adventurers can resist. Therefore, the vehicle for our adventures should have the competence to negotiate rough terrains and present a glamping- esque experience. The Mini Pop Bee Active Gear based on the truck variant of the Daihatsu Hijet ticks all the boxes. Available in a 4-wheel drive model, the truck camper is fitted with rough terrain tires and suspension to bear the brunt.
Mystic has outfitted the camper for off-road rides in a delightfully compact form factor that should not leave you wanting even if you have to extend the road trip for some reason. Despite sharing traits, the Mini Pop Bee Active Gear has a more integrated design than other similar truck campers on the market; it offers access from the rear door, and is aptly sized to accommodate up to four people. This is done comfortably by converting the small cabin into a bedroom and pop-up roof providing more space to sleep additional travelers in the flip-up bed.
The kitchenette block tucked in the corner of the cabin is supplied with cooking essentials including a flip-up worktop, sink, and freshwater tank. It permits occupants to serve food to the foldout seating on the outside provided you’re carrying your own portable stove along. To cater to the power and lighting needs, Mystic provides the Mini Pop Bee Active Gear with an onboard battery, LED lights and window screens, along with the choice of installing an additional battery pack and solar panels. Depending on the choice of your adventures, you have the option to pick the Mini Pop Bee in 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive models.