OUR VERDICT Typically of Robens, the Double Dreamer looks and feels good and is packed with high-spec features and materials that you’d expect to pay far more for
Couples and smaller families for weekend trips and touring
German brand Robens has its roots in technical tents, but it has taken the expertise it has gained in that field and applied it to family camping to great effect. The Double Dreamer 5, a five-berth poled tent that’s perfect for weekend trips, is an excellent example. It’s compact enough to sling in the back of the car, but offers decent weekend living space, especially for couples or small families.
But what makes the Double Dreamer 5 stand out from the crowd is its spec. This tent is packed with innovative features of the sort you’d expect to pay far more for. They range from small things like handles to make increasing the tension on pegging points easier, to more significant features such as double rear ventilation panels and three-way windows (curtain/PVC/mesh). A canopy above the side door protects you from elements as you get in and out, while the main mesh-backed front door can be converted to a canopy using optional extra poles. Inside, the Adaptive Bedroom system allows you to easily drop one of the sleeping areas to create more living space and the main bedroom has a mesh panel on the roof, with a removable cover, to provide more ventilation and light if required. There are numerous mesh storage pockets in the main and inner tents to keep small items safe and handy.
Flexible set-up; Loads of ventilation throughout; High quality materials and spec; Good value for money
Packed weight 13.3kg
Packed size 79 x 30cm
Pitching time 20 mins
Materials Outer Polyester Poles Alloy
Waterproof (hydrostatic head) 5,000mm