The Robens Starlight 2 is a lightweight two berth tent, with a compact pack size, making it perfect for lightweight campers, cyclists and trekkers. The Starlight 2 uses alloy poles for added stability, and the tent features a wind shredding design, with a central hoop pole with double clip-on hooks for simple and quick pitching. The Starlight 2 also has plenty of ventilation points, which is something many competitor products do not have.
|Tent Collection||Robens Trail Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
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.
HydroTes HD, 75D 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.
|Groundsheet Fabric||75D polyester Taffeta 201T, 100% polyester, 10,000 mm|
|Inner Fabric||68D polyester 190T, 100% polyester, breathable|
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)||100, inner 90|
|Length (cm)||240, inner 215|
|Pack Size (cm)||56 x 18|
|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||1 Bedroom|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||215 * 115 / 90|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Pitching Order||Flysheet first or as one|
|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||1 Main Pole - 4 Smaller poles around head and feet for added elevation and space.|
|Pitching Time||5 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||240 * 175cm|
|Recommended Use||3 Season usage - perfect for backpackers, solo campers and cyclists|