Robens Fairbanks Tipi (2020)
The Robens Fairbanks is a polycotton tipi tent, which has plenty of space for four people to sleep within. Simple and easy to pitch, thanks to the single pole construction.
A classic tipi from Robens, the Fairbanks is a polycotton, single-wall tipi tent, which is supported by one single pole, making it a really simple tent to pitch. Ideal for those requiring a traditional style tipi that still has the Robens technical features. The Robens Fairbanks has protective eaves, which extend out at the front of the tent, creating a large porch area. There is a single front door with an arched shaped two-way zip. The Fairbanks can sleep up to four people, and has a fully sewn in groundsheet, and mesh vents to ensure the creepy crawlies cannot access the sleeping area.
- Hydrotex Polycotton 65% Cotton / 35% Polyester
- Alloy poles for lower weight, but added stability
- Weighs less than 10kg (9.6kg)
|Tent Collection||Robens Outback Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2020|
|Berth||4 Man |
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.
|Doors||1 Front Door with double way zip|
|Flysheet Fabric||Hydrotex Polycotton - mix of 65% cotton and 35% polyester |
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.
|Fabric Denier||Polycotton (35% Cotton / 65% Polyester) |
Denier - a measurement used to determine the thickness of the tent flysheet. It relates to the fibre thickness, or thread counts used. The thicker the fabric, generally the stronger, and more durable the fabric will be. The denier really reflects the lifetime to be expected of the tent, and how quickly, it will be affected by UV Degradation.
|Groundsheet Fabric||210T Oxford polyester, 100% polyester, 5000mm|
|Window Fabric||No Windows|
|Fire Retardant||Yes |
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)||77*20|
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||1 Bedroom|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||235 * 250|
|Floor Dimensions||365 * 300|
|Pitching Order||As one - outer first|
|Poles or Air||Alloy |
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 compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||1 Brow Pole - 3 Air Tubes|
|Pitching Time||5 Minutes or less|
|Pitching Area (cm)||400 * 400|
|Recommended Use||A small tipi perfect for smaller groups wanting a different style of tent, which is a more social design, where all can sleep in the same inner tent|