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Tent Reviews: Robens Klondike

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16.70 KG
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6.71/10 from 17 reviews

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17 Reviews of the Klondike         Showing 11 to 17          Page:   1   2  

By: Whatawaste  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2016   Rating: 

Easy to put up, easy to put down.The sturdy central pole makes the tent practically bomb proof. The walls might flap a bit in the windiest conditions but you know the tent's going nowhere!

The inner tent is a joke, it's supposed to be 2 bedrooms for 4 people but it's a stupid shape and can't accommodate a double airbed in either half. Because there's only us we can have a double airbed with loads of space as the double bedroom does unzip down the middle.

The ventilation cowl is also a bit of a faff and it took us a couple of goes to get it right so that it wouldn't let water in. But that's our inexperience, rather than the tent.

The carpet makes the tent really cosy. We've only tried it out for a week end but we're off to france for a fortnight for some further testing!

There are no inner pockets for storage, except in the bedroom/inner ten,t which is another down side but we rigged up a pocket that fastened on to the hook for the inner, dead easy.

There are more pros than cons with our new tent, we might even buy the stove which would then open up spring/autumn camping too. Maybe even winter if the wife will stand it. I have no doubt that the tent will stand up in all weathers!
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By: Devoncamper1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2015   Rating: 

As a single camper I have been used to lugging a rather massive 4 berth tent single handed for the last 4 years. Whilst I was able to put that one up in about an hour, I was looking for something less weighty but that would still supply the comfort and warmth of polycotton. I am absolutely delighted with the Robens Klondike - I have single-handedly pitched it in 30 minutes and have the bonus of a wood burning stove - I cannot begin to describe how wonderful this is! I had a tent full of 5 adults and 3 dogs, with an inner tent and carpet to make this the most wonderful tent I have ever slept in. I was quite apprehensive about using the stove inside but wouldn't swap it for the world now - so warm and cosy and being able to sit in a warm tent with a wonderful view and a cup of tea on a spring morning is just indescribable! I am sure it wouldn't suit some people, but for me and my dog it is priceless!
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By: Melmel74  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2015   Rating: 

We are just back from testing this out for a week and experienced some rather wet and windy weather plus some sunny days so feel a review is justified.

The tent is fairly easy to pitch once you work out how to put the central pole together. I agree with previous reviewers - the pegs are rubbish! We lost quite a few due to the kids 'helping' by banging the pegs in when they didn't need it. Have ordered some steel v-pegs and luckily have a host of other types of tent peg that would do a much better job than the ones that came with it.

The tent was spacious for 4 of us on camp beds and for a couple of nights we had an extra child staying with us on a sim = still plenty of space for 5. It is a nice light and airy feel and a good atmosphere when the sun comes up.

The black cowl chimney thing is a bit of a pain - the guy ropes that hold it in place came a bit loose on a wet and windy day and this flapped back on itself letting the rain in while we were out for the day. Lesson soon learned on that one!

I bought the carpet and it made for a nice cosy feel inside the tent. As mentioned by another reviewer if you go for an accessory I'd get this over the inner which I've heard several people comment is small and an odd shape.

My local dealer cut down a Kampa footprint for me which I used under the tent. I like to use a footprint with all my tents as feel it makes packing up easier.

I feel the tent could do with storage pockets - all my other tents have these and I missed the option for putting my glasses somewhere safe and handy for the night!

I rigged up some coat hooks by clamping some brackets to the central pole - this did help keep things a bit tidier.

I also purchased a 2.5m x 2.5m triangular tarp from Belltent to add some shelter to the front side of the tent. I'm going to buy another as think this would make it easer to cook outside in wet weather.

I'm happy with this tent - it didn't take too long to dry out after heavy rain and is quick to pack away into it's bag (unlike some of my other tents).
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By: Chrisinhove  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating: 

Just a note: if you are considering buying this to use with the inner, make sure to have a good look at it first. It does appear to be rather small.

We went to buy one for cooler weather use, and decided not to, for just that reason. We did get the ' new for '15 ' carpet, however, to further protect the lightweight zig.
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By: James Scotts Clarke  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating: 

This is a great tent! I always fancied a bell tent but they were all so heavy, made with traditional canvas. This is a reasonable sized bell tent made from polycotton. It is comfortable for 4 but we have had 6 single mattresses in it several times. The best aspect is it can really be put up in 10 minutes by one person!

We had a huge tunnel tent previously which was good for long stays but really hard work to put up and take down. The two bags for tent and poles were huge and really heavy. Now with the Klondike we carry a much smaller bag and we can pitch and strike camp much, much quicker. I love the central pole that is made of aluminium sections that store inside each other but form a sturdy pole in seconds.

Only little gripes are the central vent which is a bit fiddle and the lack of a footprint to protect your lovely tent! We have used it for 26 nights so far from May to August 2014 and are very happy with it. There is a great feel to the tent and it even has a good cotton smell, cooler in the sun than non-cotton tents too.
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By: Daveaddy  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating: 

Took mine to Glencoe in Feb this year.

Overall a very good tent - lots of room and very sturdy.

I do agree with Chrisinhove`s points and it being a little flappy and the pegs arent much cop! Small things to have to put up with.

Pack size is very good and being able to leave the ZIG on helps a lot!

The vent at the top is a little `faffy` but once you get the jist of whats going off with it, its easy to use and a great touch - the chimney snorkel is a nice touch also)

I have bought a tarp for the front to give me some extra shelter for cooking and I`m really looking forward to getting away in it this season!
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By: Chrisinhove  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating: 

As this is a new model, please accept that this is of first impressions only. The rating must therefore be considered as +\- 2*!

We have used an Outwell Indian Lake for the past 4 years and it continues to serve us very well indeed, but is just too much for short weekend trips, and as a small family we have outgrown my venerable Vango F10 mk 5st.

We stumbled upon the Klondike at Camping World. The size is right and being 100% confident (through experience) in the robust and weatherproof nature of the poly cotton outers Oase use, are happy with a single skin tent - in the knowledge we can buy an inner if/ when we choose.

The tent pitches easily, and being able to leave the zig attached is a big plus. It's lower than the Lake, so should be much less of a handful in strong wind, and the shorter main pole easier to deal with, as well.

It's bell tent design is perhaps slightly more 'saggy' than I have had before, but if it stands up to 100mph winds as stated, then who cares!

Minor criticsms:

The lightwieght ground sheet. This may mean that it can be packed away as one, but not to offer a footprint? I have always tried to care for my tents, and this was a disappointment. However, after considering the options of huge rectangular tarps, even trampoline covers, The Canvas Tent Co online sold me an ideal sized and robust bell tent groundsheet which works a treat.

No line-loks as standard. The inline adjusters can fray guylines in my experience, so they've been changed with these little marvels already.

An inner metal D ring was in 3 pieces. Easily sorted with a ss split ring if we need it to attach an inner, but still.

Alloy pegs. I am so much less likely to carry this any distance (and so appreciate a few less grammes of weight) than come across hard ground needing robust steel pegs.

Overall, however, my first impressions are very positive indeed. I've never been tempted by the old school bell tents, mainly because of the fabric but I think we're going to love this tent.
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Manufacturer's Description

The roomy and popular Klondike bell tent provides excellent levels of comfort for up to six people. The vertical door makes for easy access especially in bad weather. Protective eaves run around the tent to shelter door and walls from rain run off. The groundsheet features a zip to the centre alloy pole, enabling it to be rolled away at the door to create a safe area in which to use the optional stove and a place for muddy boots. The neat Internal Apex Vent Control can be easily opened and closed from inside works with low-level mesh vents to control ventilation.

Technical specifications
Type of tent: Bell
Sleeps people: 6
Flysheet: HydroTex Polycotton, 65% cotton / 35% polyester
Rooms: 1 bedroom
Groundsheet: Zip-in groundsheet
Pitching way: As one
Pack size: 80 x 27 cm
Weight: 16.7 kg
Item number: 130189

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