Robens Kiowa Tipi Tent (2020)
The Kiowa Tipi polycotton tent is a beast of a family tent, with a massive living and sleeping space, and a solid and durable design, which has been tested to 192km/h in a wind tunnel.
Carrying on for 2019, the Robens Kiowa Tipi tent is a polycotton tipi capable of sleeping up to ten people. The Kiowa has a large front porch and an ample living and sleeping space, which has lots of natural light, thanks to the windows, which can be covered by the curtains. Additionally, the Kiowa has a zip-in groundsheet, allowing it to be removed for cleaning after a muddier camping trip. The Kiowa also feature the stovepipe port, for the addition of the heater, which is sold separately. Furthermore, there is an optional inner tent, which is also sold separately.
- Wind Tested - Max - 192km/h / Avg 187km/h
- Stove port for Denali Stove pipe
- Large windows let lots of light into the tipi
- Polycotton fabric for added comfort in cold / warm weather climates
- Alloy poles reduce weight of the tipi
|Tent Collection||Robens Outback Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2020|
|Berth||10+ 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, 65% cotton / 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.
|Groundsheet Fabric||75 Denier Oxford Polyester 100%|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester inner tent|
|Window Fabric||PVC 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)||93 * 28|
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)||450 * 450|
|Floor Dimensions||580 * 450|
|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||2 Poles, one main pole and one porch pole|
|Pitching Time||5 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||600 * 500|
|Recommended Use||Ideal for groups and families wanting a tipi design of tent, which combines traditional styles of camping with the technical qualities of Robens.|