Vastly improved for the 2017 camping season, the Robens Double Dreamer is a large family tent with standing height and 2 separate inner tents. Due to the tunnel design, it can also be pitched by one person very quickly, and the inner tent remains dry in the rain. The amply dimensioned vestibule, with 3 doors, provides comfortable shelter in poor weather, and the 4-sealable windows provide outside views. The doors may optionally be opened. Four vents provide good ventilation. Factors such as a good finish, material quality, ample space and the host of well thought-out detail solutions, make this tent well worth the money. Additionally, Robens have added a new Storm Guard system over the side door to ensure it is more than capable of living with the variable British weather systems.
|Tent Collection||Robens Adventure Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2017|
Berth – This shows the number of people that the tent can sleep within the inner tents of a model of tent, in line with the industry standard. Normal procedure is to look for a slightly larger tent, for example, a family of four usually purchase a five or six berth tent, to give added room and comfort.
|Hydrostatic Head (mm)||
Hydrostatic Head (Tents) – a waterproof rating for technical fabrics measured in mm. The higher the rating the more waterproof the fabric is. A rating of 1500mm is deemed waterproof, but on a tent, look for a rating of 3000 or higher. Measured by the height of water column a fabric weave can take before it begins to “sweat”. “Polycotton” tents will not have a Hydrostatic Head level, as they are not treated for waterproofing.
HydroTex 5000, Fire retardent, Sealed seams
Polyester – a synthetic fibre, made from polymer units to create a textile fabric. Polyester is the most popular fabric for tent manufacturing, as it is durable, reliable and lighter in weight. Polyester does not breathe though, which creates more condensation.
Polycotton - a blend of polyester and cotton, primarily cotton (usually around 65% cotton / 35% polyester split). Polycotton is a more natural fabric for camping, as it is breathable, far more durable material, reducing the effects of condensation. Offers greater versatility in hot and cold climates.
Ripstop Nylon – a durable material used in tents which is strong and repairable due to its Ripstop properties.
|Groundsheet Fabric||Polyester 210T PU coated|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester|
Fire Retardant – all modern tent fabrics are fire-retardant under EN5912 European Safety Laws. Caution with fire must always be used, as flame retardant fabrics, will still catch fire given the right circumstances.
|Pack Size (cm)||76 * 32|
|Pole Bag Weight (kg)||No|
Double Skin Tent – A tent with an inner bedroom and a flysheet, most family tents are designed as a “Double Skin tent”, as it makes the tent more comfortable, and lessens the effects of condensation.
|No. Bedrooms||2 Bedrooms|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||215 x 140|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||215 x 140|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||500 * 305|
|Poles or Air||
Most tent structure are either Airbeam or Poled in design, both have advantages and disadvantages. Air tents are quicker to pitch, but more expensive when compated to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||Four poles - Three main poles, one side pole|
|Pitching Time||20 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||500 * 320|
|Recommended Use||3-season spacious family tent|