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Robens Merlin Lite Tent 2016


What did I think?

This tent is an awesome backpacking tent, it is lightweight at just under 3kg, so ideal for the rucksack or perfect for camping in windy conditions. The site we used this tent on was very windy, and it was easy to put it, two poles into each corner and then a supporting pole and the peg it out. It is as simple as that. The space inside is a good size with enough room for two people, the air mattresses and your rucksack. It is a light colour and gives a roomy feel.

What got me the most was how well this tent held up in the winds, you can see this in the video below. The trees was all over the pace with the wind and the tent barely moved in the wind. It was even better when we got inside, there was a small amount of flapping, but that was maybe just me not tightening up the guys enough, however the tent was not affected by the wind at all. It help well, it stood its ground and is the perfect companion for when up a mountain or a very windy site on a coastal walk.

I would strongly recommend this tent to anyone looking to do the same.


Tent Details

The two-person Merlin is a two-porch/door single hoop tent that pitches outer first or together. It has an apex cross pole to extend the headroom into the porch areas. The use of a hub each side to connect two lower poles with the main hoop increases inner tent space and helps create vent protection. The tent features the storm guard system and single rop pegging points provide easy adjustment.


Flysheet - Hydrotex LT with sealed seams, 40D ripstop 100%nylon siliconised outside and PU coated inside Fire retardant
Hydrostatic Head -3000 mm
Taping - Taped seams
Pitching way - Flysheet first or as one
Inner tent - 30D ripstop polyester, 100% polyester, breathable
Floor - 75D polyester Taffete 185T, 100%polyester, 10,000 mm
Poles - Alloy DAC #7001 pressfit, T6, 9.5 mm, anodised
Pack size - 44 x 16 cm
Max/Min weight - 2.72 / 2.49 kg
Sleeps - 2 persons
Usage - Versatile living space and quick-pitch design will appeal to lightweight adventurers like trekkers, kayakers and cyclists.

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