The Metris may be a new name but the van has lived as the Vito in Europe for years, over it's life there have been countless camper van conversions. One question that many may come across during the initial planning stage is; will the camper van have a pop-up top or a high top?
Both add extra cargo capacity to your Metris and there are no glaring differences when comparing the two. So here are a few pros and cons, courtesy of camperize.com, to help you decide
High Top Pros
-The additional headspace allows you to stand up any time without the need to pop up the top first.
-They can be insulated for colder weather.
-It doubles up as additional storage space by installing cabinets.
-Less exterior noise filtering through.
High Top Cons
-No way to hide the additional roof height.
-May increase the effects of crosswind. (Not sure how the Metris’ Crosswind Assist system will handle it.)
-Can be blocked by height barriers or it may not even fit into your garage.
-Lower fuel economy.
Pop Top Pros
-Can be lowered and hidden so the Metris won’t be restricted on where it can go based on height.
-Better fuel economy.
-There are two available options for a pop top, the kind that opens at an angle or the kind that opens straight up into a semblance of the high top.
-Less air resistance and it may not affect the Metris’ Crosswind Assist system.
Pop Top Cons
-Not as warm as the high top without additional insulation.
-Poorly done pop tops can lead to rusting
-Reduced storage space.
-Pop up canvas needs more maintenance.
Which one would you go for?