The new Route range from Robens meets the demand for entry-level technical tents that are easy to understand and use.
Robens say these tents are designed to “perfectly address the needs of adventure sections of national award schemes, youth organisations and for those adventurers just starting out who are looking to balance performance with a competitive price tag.”
Route tents use HydroTex Core – a 75D 185T polyester fabric with a PU coating that provides a 3,000mm hydrostatic head. To provide structure and reliable performance Robens supplies quality T6 #6061 aluminium alloy poles that run through colour-coded pole sleeves closed one end for easy insertion. All tents, except the Boulder 2, are pitched outer first or as one with the inner.
Ventilation is provided by cowl-protected mesh vents and the inner door mesh panel. Except for the solo Arrow Head, all models feature inner doors that allow two people to sit in comfort without stressing seams. These doors fold neatly out of the way into side pockets.
The range comprises four models:
Arrow Head £104.99
“The fast-pitching 1.5kg tent uses the side-entry sloping tunnel design to provide stable and comfortable sleeping space with enhanced headroom for solo use while minimising pack size and weight. Storage is maximised by offsetting the inner tent to give extra porch space while pre-bent alloy poles enhance headroom.”
Arch 2 £169.99
“The simple tapered twin-hoop design is an ever-popular choice with cyclists, trekkers and other lightweight campers and this 2kg tent offers all the features and comfort required for less demanding adventures. The Arch 2 pitches quickly and easily, making it the ideal shelter for two self-propelled travellers who, at the end of an exhausting day, want to relax in generous internal space with a handy porch for storage.”
Boulder 2 £149.99
“The combination of dome style and short transverse ridge pole offers flexible living, cooking and storage space with excellent internal height and width that allows the two occupants to sit side by side. The 2.2kg tent features twin doors, allowing each camper their own easy access and options in door opening to shelter from the wind as well as delivering cross ventilation. Locking tips and twin eyelets in sturdy webbing secure the internal poles with the ridge pole.”
Pioneer 3EX £224.99
“The three-person Pioneer 3EX tunnel tent is stable and straightforward to pitch. It has a single side door that leads to a generous porch area, with ample space for storage and headroom to sit relaxing during poor weather. The 2.8kg weight is still low enough that two people might consider it as a spacious option if unsettled weather is expected.”