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Tent Reviews: Robens Starlight 1

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9/10 from 2 reviews

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2 Reviews of the Starlight 1

By: Rappo984  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

I am a wild camper and solo backpacker who wanted a tent which could handle all weathers and was strong enough to withstand all the rigours our hobby throws at it.

The Robens Starlight 1 tent does all that! I love this tent, I have owned it for a number of years now and it has been tested to the full in all weathers. It is exceptionally waterproof and withstands the wind very well, I love the ease of setup and the comfort it provides when erected.

The only downsides if any, are firstly the weight, it is a little heavy, but I match my kit to compensate. The weather protection alone is one of the main reasons for buying this excellent tent, so not that much of a worry to be honest.

The only other gripe I would say, is the size of the vestibule, which is a little small and can be tight if you want to cook and or store your pack, but not bad.

All in all a great 1 person backpacking tent, that really works hard when the weather is against you.
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By: SCARFFO  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

This is a really good quality backpacking tent with many outstanding features that you will not even find on more expensive tents such as low venting system & vents that can be fully adjusted from the inside, genius!

All in one, single pole erection & extremely waterproof and stable in strong wind, with a very low profile.

For a tiny tent there is a reasonable size porch to store your gear & pack.

I particularly like the cheerfully yellow interior, a real bonus when the weather is foul! The gear rope is useful for drying & hanging damp clothes.

The only thing I can mark it down on, & this is being ultra picky is the pack size could be slightly smaller & maybe the weight a little lighter. Still its not bad, & it is good to see Robens have concentrated on using very good quality materials, well thought out design & very good build quality, for which they have a great reputation for.

All in all a great tent for a really good price.

If your looking for a small lightweight backpacking tent that's waterproof & very stable in wind & very quick &easy to erect/pack this would be a great option.

PS you can just about sit up in this tent which is unusual for such a tiny tent. Well done Robens.
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Manufacturer's Description

Solo trekkers and cyclists will appreciate the low weight and exceptional value of the Starlight 1. It pitches easily and quickly using clip-on hooks to the main alloy hoop pole that is preangled to maximise useable space and comfort. Four attached short corner poles add height at head and feet. An insect-proof mesh door and vents that can be adjusted from inside all enhance ventilation.

Technical specifications
Type of tent: Tunnel
Sleeps people: 1
Flysheet: HydroTex HD RS, 75D polyester 189T, Ripstop, Fire retardent, 100% polyester
Hydrostatic Head: 5000 mm
Pitching way: Flysheet first or as one
Inner tent: 68D polyester 190T, breathable, 100% polyester
Rooms: 1 bedroom, 1 porch
Floor: 75D polyester Taffeta 210T, 10,000 mm, 100% polyester
Poles: Yunan Alloy #7001, T6, 8.5 mm, anodised
Pack size: 39 x 15 cm
Weight: 2.0 kg
Item number: 130258

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