Robens 2017 Press News

Robens has an enviable reputation for combining design, technical features and quality materials to create reliable products that deliver genuine and enduring value for money.

Our attention to detail, supported by rigorous testing, is born from our passion for the outdoor life. And as outdoor enthusiasts we want to ensure outdoor adventurers get the very best equipment at a sensible price to ensure their dreams turn to reality.

Robens tents offer unparalleled award-winning excellence, reliability and value. Each of our five tent ranges feature models answering different needs to provide everyone the best possible choice.

New Ultralite Tent

Outdoor adventurers who consider pack size and weight critical will appreciate the new Ultralite Red Rock UL that joins the Buzzard UL in the Ultralite range that adresses those weight and pack size expectations demanded by anyone who need to move fast and/or light.

New Scandinavia Tent Range

Our new five-tent Scandinavia range combines rugged light materials, including our latest Robens HydroTex SP double siliconised polyester fabric, to meet the rigours of wilderness life without penalising weight and pack size. The Kite, Kestrel, Goshawk, Raptor and Osprey 3EX all build on highly successful tried-and-tested Robens designs.

Expanded Trail Tent Range

Trail tents make up our largest tent range available. Trail tents are light, practical, full-featured and technical, offering durable shelter for anyone from solo hikers to groups of up to six people. The 15 tents include seven new models, two updated Starlight tents and a tarp. New models see the introduction of four two-berth tents − the side entry Challenger; the single hoop Edge; the sloping tunnel Endeavour and the Green Spider dome. The tipi-style four berth Green Cone offers outer only or as one pitching options with a telescopic main pole providing height adjustment. Groups of up to six people are catered for by the Green Castle vis-à-vis tunnel.

New Adventure Tent Design

New to Adventure tents is the latest tough embossed HydroTex polyester fabric and the use of alloy poles throughout the range to enhance the strength to weight ratio. Cabin models feature a new door design with two-way zip for ventilation. Chalet tents now feature a full sewn-in groundsheet and the Midnight and Double Dreamer tents have a sewn-in groundsheet for the living area. The new Shade Grabber canopy creates additional sheltered living space with protective sides for extra protection from wind and rain.

New Additions to Outback Tent Range

Three new tents join the popular six updated Outback tents for 2017. The classic tipi design of the Cherokee and Mohawk sleeps up to six in comfort, with the Mohawk featuring a Rain Safe door for extra convenience. The Prospector captures the spirit of early American pioneers in its steel frame ridge tent design. All feature a stovepipe port to take one of two optional Robens tent stoves.

New Sleeping Bag Colours and Designs

An updated Caucasus sleeping bag and three new models extend choice to 19 sleeping bags and a travel sheet, ensure quality, performance and value match our tents and sleeping mats. The Pamir 750 joins the down-filled Pamir range, providing more insulation with full box wall construction and a full length two-way zip for easy access – the zip also features on the 500 model. The Killarney Outback and Killarney Outback Double join the Killarney Down to offer a MicroThermo option held between a micro polyester pongee outer and soft-touch cotton lining. The Caucasus range has a new colour for 2017 and 3D hood shape for enhanced comfort and insulation around the head.

Two New Ranges of Mats & SIMs

2017 sees the introduction of two new ranges comprising single and double Rugged self-inflating mats and Rapturous airbeds. The Rugged SIMs are made from 50D soft stretch TPU-coated fabric with brass valve and foam featuring vertical channels to enhance comfort and reduce weight/bulk. All SIMs feature an independently tested R-value. This is the measure of a material’s thermal resistance under uniform conditions − the higher the R-Value then the better insulation a material provides.

The Rapturous airbeds have a tough base and ultra soft polyester pongee upper that adds next to skin comfort to the level contour construction. Hand tied stabiliser strings maintain stability while a layer of PrimaLoft insulation is bonded to the inner surface of the upper layer to add warmth.

Improved Furniture Range

2017 sees our furniture evolve further to perfectly complement our tent ranges by offering more choice, including the new PilgrimSearcher and Navigator chairs, the Settler camp bed, Walker kitchen table/cupboard and Wayfarer XL table. Our wide selection of furniture ensures on-the-trail and base camp comfort without the penalties paid in terms of weight and space. Our stools, chairs, tables and bed have proven a demand for quality, lightweight products with a small pack size and they are especially appreciated by those using our Adventure and Outback tents who want the full-on camping experience that would normally place high demands on storage and transportation space.

New Range of Outback Accessories

Our new range of Outback accessories has been developed to address base camp comfort and the growing demand for accessories that has a heritage in that used by those early American prospectors and pioneers whose spirit is captured in evocative sepia photographs. Quality traditional materials and designs have been integrated into the Robens portfolio of technical products to complement our Outback tipis and Prospector tent. Every product in this exciting range is perfect for wilderness cooking over an open fire and includes tripod, cast iron Dutch ovens and steel pots, skillet, griddle/stand and kettle, and enamel tableware. Useful tools are supplied in the form of axe, saw and kit for food preparation, and more.

Lighting, cooking options and other accessories

Other new accessories see additions to walking poles, dry bags, lighting and cooking options that include the new Fire Ant cook systems – just add gas and go! These are complemented by new accessories such as a Long Alloy Spoon and foil windscreens and feature Wilderness products, including a bowl and cup with removable silicone insert, a vacuum mug and flasks.

Our comprehensive range of accessories provides even more choice. Furniture, cooking accessories, lights and day packs especially, have developed to create a portfolio that addresses needs and has appeal across numerous diverse markets. As reflected in previous years offerings our 2017 products and developments continue to cement our support for our belief in Pure Outdoor Passion.

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