Robens Lookout 500 Tent (2020)
The Roben's collection of tents is highly technical, offering superb quality and features at a great price point. The Lookout 500 tent is a polycotton design, from the Outback collection of tents, offering a breathable fabric, which is robust, and highly weather resistant. The Lookout 500 is an inflatable design, with a brow peaked aluminium pole at the front for some protection from the elements to the front door. Furthermore, the front door features a mesh door behind it, which will increase the airflow and ventilation of the tent - perfect for those hotter summer days.
- Inflatable Design
- Yunan Eco Alloy Pole for front canopy.
- Front Mesh Door for greater breathability
- Low Vents under side windows
- Inner Tent - 3+2 configuration
- Sleeps 5 people, ideal for 3-4 people.
- The footprint supplied with the bundle is too big, but can be folded to work well. There is not a specific footprint for this model.
|Year of Manufacture||2020|
|Berth||5 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||Front Door, with Mesh Panel|
|Flysheet Fabric||HydroTex Polycotton, 65% polyester / 35% cotton |
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, 10,000 mm, 100% polyester|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Cotton 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)||87 x 43 cm|
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)||250 * 215|
|Floor Dimensions||390 * 275cm|
|Pitching Order||Outer First, inflate the beams and add the pole to front|
|Poles or Air||Inflatable Tubes |
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||3 Inflatable Beams / 1 Brow Pole|
|Pitching Time||5 - 10 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||450 * 350|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for the technical camper wanting a versatile inflatable tunnel tent, which has space for 3-4 people.|