Robens Starlight 1 Tent (2019)
The Robens Starlight has been updated for 2019, and is perfect for solo trekkers and cyclists, that will appreciate the low weight and convenience of the Starlight 1. The tent pitches easily with new double clip-on hooks, stands up to the elements and offers exceptional value for money. For added space at head and feet, there are four short poles attached at the corners creating extra living space, while the main external alloy poles maximise living space and comfort. An insect proof mesh door and vents aid in ventilation.
- Wind test; Max 170 km/h, Avg 160km/h
- Mosquito net
- Low vents
- Storage pocket for inner door
- Guy Line retainer
- Gear rope
- Hanging Point System
- Double clip on hook
- Storm guard
- Alloy poles 7001-T6
- Taped seams
- 5,000 mm hydrostatic head
- Fire retardant
|Tent Collection||Robens Trail Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
|Berth||1 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.
|Hydrostatic Head (mm)||5000 |
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.
|Flysheet Fabric||HydroTex HD, 75 Denier polyester 185T, 100% polyester, fire retardant |
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||75 Denier (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||75D polyester Taffeta 210T, 100% polyester, 10,000 mm|
|Inner Fabric||68D polyester 190T, 100% polyester, breathable|
|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.
|Height (cm)||95, inner 85|
|Length (cm)||240, inner 215|
|Pack Size (cm)||56 x 17|
|Weight (kg)||2.2 / 1.9 Max / Low Weight|
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)||215 x 60/75|
|Floor Dimensions||240 x 130|
|Pitching Order||Flysheet first or as one|
|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||5 Poles overall - 1 Main pole, and 4 short poles for head and feet room|
|Pitching Time||5 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||240 * 130|
|Recommended Use||The Starlight tent will appeal to solo campers, trekkers and cyclists.|