Robens Lookout 500 - NEW for 2019
- 21.70 KGS
- Calculated at Checkout
New for 2019.
A Polycotton Air frame tent. Using Robens proven Hydro Tex Ripstop Polycotton for the flysheet. We are big big fans of Canvas or Polycotton as a material for tents.
If you have camped recently you have more than likely camped in a Polyester tent. You will therefore have experienced some of the following. On a hot day the temperature inside your tent would of been unbearable hot. Even quite early in the morning when you are trying to sleep, its to hot to stay in bed. On a Cold day or in the evenings as soon as the sun goes down, your tent would get cold very quickly. On a windy day, it sounds like you are sleeping inside a crisp packet. But by far the biggest issue with a Polyester tent is the Condensation. As Polyester is a man made material and completely waterproof, it does not breath so the condensation has nowhere to go. It just settles on the inside roof and walls of your tent and drips down onto the groundsheet or onto you. Result is you feel damp, your clothing and equipment are wet or damp and you spend ages mopping up the water from the walls and groundsheet. The vast majority of complaints about leaking Polyester tents are traced to Condensation.
Camping in a Canvas or Polycotton tent the vast majority of the highlighted problems do not occur. Canvas or Polycotton tents breath. Therefore the air inside can escape through the fabric. This helps to regulate the temperature inside. They stay much cooler in the day then the sun is out and much warmer at night or on colder days. The Crisp Packet noise is also greatly reduced as the fabric is quieter when dry and when Wet has a unique trick. Cotton fibres as individual threads swell up when wet, but the sheet of fabric shrinks. This has the affect that any imperfections in the Canvas seal themselves, and stitch holes seal themselves but the whole fabric of the tent will tighten itself up and stop flapping about. This make the performance of Canvas or Polycotton tents mush better and stronger in wet and windy conditions. Just the weather we get in the UK.
Now hopefully we have given you food for thought as to why you should look at investing in a Poly-cotton tent like the Lookout 500.
The style of the Lookout 500 with its vertical front wall/ door protected by a nice sized stub canopy, will help ensure the front door is protected on a rainy day, making it a rain safe door, that is when you use the door on a rainy day or when the fabric is wet after rain, there is less chance of the water entering the tent and onto the groundsheet. The Lookout 500 features plenty of windows (with blinds for privacy) to make it light and Airy inside. The front door also has a mesh panel for good ventilation and to help keep the bugs out.
As previously mentioned it has an easy to erect Air frame, with just a short alloy pole to form the stub canopy. The Lookout 500 has a fully sewn in groundsheet and a 4 berth inner tent. There is no divider in the Inner tent so this is really an ideal tent for Couples.
With the advantages of a Ripstop Polycotton fabric, easy erect Air Frame and its rainsafe front door, this is an ideal tent for couples who want to really enjoy a comfortable camping experience.
What the manufacturer says:-
The Lookout 500 is a large inflatable 5 Person tent. It is made from our HydroTex® Polycotton RS and a Yunan aluminium alloy pole creates a large porch for sheltered outdoor living and all-weather protection at the front door and window. The frond door features a mesh panel behind to help keep the tent insect-free. New low vents beneath the side windows work in conjunction with the rear vent to aid air flow. The inner tent is divided in to 2 in a 3 +2 configeration
Robens Wind Test: The determination of the performance of a Robens tent in wind is based on the knowledge and technique available to Robens at the time of testing. During the test we register the maximum (MAX) speed impact a tent was subjected and the average (AVG) wind speed at which structural instability occurred. This may appear as a broken/deformed pole, or the collapse of the tent and subsequent return to shape when the wind drops. At no point was any form of catastrophic failure experienced up to the maximum wind speed.
HydroTex® Polycotton RS fabric has been developed for our Airventure range and for the rigours of family camping. It maintains a stable internal micro-climate and allows water vapour to freely pass through while keeping out water. This tough, fast drying fabric is a 35/65 ripstop cotton/polyester mix with UV-inhibitors and a DWR coating finish to add longevity to the fabric.;
- Airframe :- Features individual tubes that are inflated and deflated separately via easy access external valves.
- Flysheet:- Lightweight ripstop outer fabrics are windproof , water repellent, durable and reliable performers.
- Sewn-in groundsheet:- 210T Oxford polyester groundsheet
- Vents:- Ample hoods shelter the vents that allow a healthy adjustable airflow through the tent whilst keeping out the elements.
- Electric :-The flysheet features an zip opening for an electric hook-up cable.
- Windows:- Flexible and durable, windows on larger tent models allow both internal light and views of the outdoors.
- Headroom:- The tent provides standing height in the living area for more comfort and freedom to move and dress.
- Strength:- Reinforced triangular guying points spread the load taken by the flysheet in strong winds.
- Flysheet:HydroTex Polycotton RS, 35% cotton / 65% polyester, Ripstop
- Maximum pressure:9 psi/0.6 bar
- Poles:Air Technology
- Inner tent:Polycotton, 35% cotton / 65% polyester
- Groundsheet:Sewn-in groundsheet, 210T Oxford polyester, 100% polyester, 10,000 mm
- Floor:75D polyester Taffeta 185T PU coated, 100% polyester, 3000 mm
- Pack size:87 x 43 cm
- Weight:21.7 kg