Robens have announced that they’ll be adding a brand new expedition-style tent to their Robens Lite range.
The new Verdin expands, quite literally, on the previous season’s Goldcrest 1 and 2 designs (which we selected for our list of 2018’s best products) with the addition of a large porch for storing gear.
The two-person 1.82kg Verdin is made from a ripstop polyester fabric that’s siliconised on both sides to ensure a high degree of rain protection and durability. According to Robens, a specific polyester textile was chosen for the entire Robens Lite range due to its hydrophobic properties that prevent the fibres absorbing water. This, they say, means the tents stay taut and stable in wet conditions – no flapping and sagging.
It has a tunnel tent design involving three aluminium alloy hooped poles, with one longer centre pole to provide sitting height at the inner door. The outer D-shaped side door rolls to the centre pole and the inner tent door is mirrored by a mesh panel.
Other features include a rope to hang gear inside, protected vents on the front and back and a roll-top carry bag.
It comes with the fairly hefty price tag of £624.99, so this isn’t one for the once-a-year camper, that’s for sure, but it does look like it’s made of some very decent materials and that space-to-weight ratio looks excellent – so with those factors considered it could be a worthwhile investment for any serious backpackers.
For further information and prices visit robens.co.uk