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Managed through carelesness to lose years of posts so it's time to start again - hey ho.
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How optimistic was that comment! Almost a full year with no attention paid to content. The shame of it!
No prizes for guessing what will be top of the 2013 New Year resolutions.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Robens adds ultralight tents


For 2011, following the success of the Lite collection, Robens has launched the Xtra Lite collection, featuring the new HydroTex XTL fabric. The latest technical development in the Robens range, HydroTex XTL is a super strong fabric woven from a 20 denier yarn. The outer surface is coated in a silicone finish to ensure immediate water run-off whilst also providing additional strength. The inner surface has been treated with a PU coating to provide total waterproofing and durability as well as creating a surface that allows the seams to be heat-taped.
To ensure the lightest possible tents, every aspect has been researched, from the poles, to the webbing and materials, resulting in strong, durable yet featherweight tents.


The Mythos Solo and Mythos Duo are one and two person lightweight tents; the external frame construction and easy clip system make them very easy to pitch whilst providing good stability. A well-thought-out vent system and a porch area in the Mythos Solo and a twin porch in the Mythos Duo are excellent for storage and they only weigh 1.37 kg for the Mythos Solo and 1.74 kg for the Mythos Duo. The Atmos is a cleverly designed two-person tent using trekking poles to pitch, weighing only 1.56 kg. The Stratos (pictured) is an extremely lightweight single skin tent which comfortably sleeps four people. It needs one pole to erect the tent, which is fitted internally and is located via the use of the unique Robens Fast-Foot cup; it weighs only 1.16 kg.
A new collection of mats complements the range of down and synthetic sleeping bags. Robens also offers a tight rucksack collection, from the 55+ litre Trekker to a neat collection of rucksacks, including the feature-packed Havoc daypack, with an ingenious Air Flow Back system, rain cover, compression straps and plenty of pockets for versatile storage.