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Robens Tents

Discussion in 'Camping Sites & Equipment' started by Tony Varadero, May 19, 2016.

  1. Tony Varadero

    Tony Varadero Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Flicking through the ABR Mag pages I came across the add for their Fairbanks.....20x77 and at almost 10 Kg in weight, is it really a serious contender for the biking scene...?
    Personally I stick to my Omega 350 but has anyone any experience of this tent?

    http://www.robens.de/en/Products/Tents/ ... /Fairbanks
     
  2. outrunner

    outrunner Well-Known Member

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    Seems a tad heavy for taking on a bike Tony but if it is as good as my Robens down sleeping bag it will be a great bit of kit.


    Andy.
     
  3. Hudders

    Hudders Moderator Staff Member

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    Not had that Robens, but am now on my 2nd Robens Voyager3.

    They are good quality I would recommend them :)
     
  4. PaulC

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    For money and quality you can't beat the vango range of tents, I particularly like the Omega range with its large vestable/ storage area and pitch in one specs.
     
  5. Tony Varadero

    Tony Varadero Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Thank you Andy, good tip as a sleeping bag IS actually on my shopping list......need something that can accommodate a large frame and extra padding (i.e. a fat a*&se like me) but at the same time I need something that packs fairly small. I have an Outwell but it takes too much space.......
     
  6. Tony Varadero

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    + 1 excellent kit
     
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    Ian Porter Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    thank you lads.....tips on sleeping bag would be welcome too, tent wise I am sorted with the Vango, can't really fault it...
     
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  11. PaulC

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    Aye Tony, I have seen people take feather duvet's instead of sleeping bags, they are cheaper than the down sleeping bags, you can get them in different size's and togs and they pack down small.
     
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    Tony, trust me I've cracked sleeping bags, I've tried all sorts of combinations and never been comfy until I found the perfect combination.

    You buy two, one very cheap and one expensive. The cheap one I have is a double bag from go outdoors and it was a tenner; the expensive one is a vango viper 1000 down bag.

    The skinny twats amongst us can get away with just the viper and less packing space but lets face it, like me, you're a big chap, in fact you're bigger than me and I can't fit into a normal sleeping bag.

    I use the viper unzipped as a quilt inside the double bag on a double airbed, it's the best combination I've found yet, it's bliss! For added comfort take proper full size pillows. I can get all that in one roll bag and if you get the bigger roll bags you can get your tent in too, what's not to like?

    If it's hot you can kick off the down bag and use the cheap one only, if it's freezing you can zip the down bag up for extra warm and still be inside the double too, although you sacrifice some comfort but you're not cold. I have not yet needed to zip it up though. :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Tony Varadero

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    thank you guys!! Much appreciated ! That Vango looks good, roomy and not expensive at all!
     
  15. PaulC

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    They do identical sized ones in ''down'' on eBay for £45-£65 depending on how much filling you want
     

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