Why We Chose The Robens Klondike Tent: retro looks, modern performance, roomy and versatile
With timeless looks that will appeal to glampers and traditionalists alike, this large and airy bell tent offers masses of internal headroom and plenty of floorspace. It’s part of Robens’ popular Outback range, a series of eye-catching, retro-styled tents based on the designs used by early American pioneers.
Who Is The Robens Klondike Tent For?
This is a durable and well-made family tent with plenty of retro charm. It can sleep up to six people, though a family of four would perhaps be the ideal occupants. Note that everyone has to share the single space, although if you want to divide up the interior an additional inner tent can be purchased to create two bedrooms and a separate living area.
If you’re really prepared to splash the cash on a little luxury, there are loads of accessories available for the Klondike too, including a plush tent carpet and even a wood-burning stove. Adding these extras would make this a truly impressive glamping getaway for an outdoorsy couple.
Although it looks like a traditional bell tent, the Klondike is made from Roben’s modern HydroTex fabric. This is a lightweight polycotton rather than old-school heavy cotton canvas. The zip-in groundsheet (which is supplied with the tent, unlike some rivals) is made from 210T Oxford polyester, with a 10,000mm hydrostatic head. It’s thick, heavy and reliably waterproof, although a footprint for the tent is available too if you want even more added protection.
The polycotton fly sheet ensures it is much quicker drying than an old school tent, so it doesn’t tend to smell musty or feel damp inside. It also saves some weight and bulk, making it easier to transport. Although the tent weighs in at just over 16kg in total, it packs into a carry bag measuring 80 x 27cm, which fits in the boot of most family cars with room to spare.