A stylish, retro piece of kit that captures the mood of a bygone era without abandoning the most modern design features.
PRICE £ 1,499.99
WHO’S IT FOR?
Groups of friends who want to get away from it all – and stand out from the crowd.
WHAT’S IT LIKE?
Luxury camping doesn’t have to be all about bunting, throws and chandeliers. More and more stressed out city-folk are heading off to the backcountry for rugged weekends of chopping wood, cooking hearty meals over a real fire and hanging out with their best mates and they want something that looks great, but works just as well. It’s the Camping magazine Glamping Tent Of The Year for 2019, but really, it’s more “manping” than “glamping”, although, we’re not going to try to start another marketing trend here!
The Robens Aero Yurt is aimed squarely at those who want to get closer to nature, safe in the knowledge that they are going to stay warm and comfortable. First of all the flysheet is polycotton , so it has that authentic feel to it. It’s also really simple to pitch. Lay the tent out flat and peg it down, then attached the supplied pump to one of the four valves and get to work. All four tubes are filled from one single valve, and it shouldn’t take long to have them at the correct pressure of around 9psi. Within minutes the tent will be standing and just needs the guylines to be pegged out to complete the job.
You’re then ready to fill the tent with your gear. Now, potentially you could fit eight beds in here but frankly there wouldn’t be much room for anything else and you’d need to be pretty friendly with your fellow campers for it to work. Realistically, this is a tent for a maximum of four or five people, leaving plenty of room for storage and gear. The tent is made up of one large sleeping/living area, with a massive amount of headroom.
The sewn-in groundsheet keeps out draughts and rainwater as well as bugs, and there are two large windows flanking the front door providing plenty of light. Airflow comes from the three low-level ventilation panels, which have rain caps to prevent water getting in, and from the large mesh-backed door. Other features include zip-up curtains, reflective guylines and reinforced guying points.
Quick and easy to pitch with inflatable tubes; lots of headroom; bright and airy inside; good ventilation
Packed weight 29.5kg
Packed size 108 x 46cm
Pitching time 15mins
Materials Outer Polycotton Poles Air
Waterproof (hydrostatic head) N/A