The Robens Chinook Ursa PRS is a fantastic tent, combining the best bits of several great Robens tents. But is it for you?
This is an excellent tent if you want to give your family a bit of all-year adventure camping.
Our Score: 8.3/10
- You can use a wood-burning stove with this tent.
- Small and light pack size that just measures 108 cm long and 29 cm round, and is only 14 kg, including poles.
- The front of the tent has a unique design to open up as a shelter.
The not so good
- An inner tent is an optional extra.
- There are no windows.
- Being a tipi design, the standing height is towards the centre of the tent.
Robens Chinook Ursa PRS - A Stove Capable Tipi has a recommended retail price of £944.99.
Robens Chinook Ursa PRS - A Stove Capable Tipi Videos
Robens Chinook Ursa PRS - A Stove Capable Tipi Photos
For us, the Robens Chinook Ursa PRS has got to be one of our favourite tents of 2022.
We also love the now discontinued Robens Field Station. Although you couldn't run a stove in it, the lightweight Robens Hydrotex material made a small and light pack size, making getting away camping at the weekend easier.
And, we love the Robens Chinook Ursa tent, where the front opens up, making a massive shelter.
So with the Robens Chinook Ursa PRS, takes all the best bits of the above tents and combines them into one fantastic new tent in the Robens range.
Watch our video at 7:35 to see this tent.
Love it, or hate it?
However, this tent is not for everyone.
For instance, there are no windows, limited standing height, or built-in porch.
This tent is not the big family camping tent you might take on holiday.
But for us, it returns to more basic weekend camping with added style. Plus, the fact that you can run a stove in it means we can make it nice and toasty for camping in the colder months.
Our family tent algorithm gave the Robens Chinook Ursa PRS a score of 8.3, which is good, but I'd give the tent a much higher score. However, it reflects that this is more of an adventure tent than your typical family tent, and it doesn't have separate bedrooms - though you can purchase an inner tent for it.
If you want some comfort, you can also get a fleecy carpet.
Fitting a stove
Push the stove pipe up and through the sleeve.
Ensure the heatshield is on the flue pipe where it touches the sleeve.
This tent has lots of positives, like being easy to pitch, lightweight and small pack size, and the ability to use a stove.
However, if you are after a tent with lots of bedrooms, a porch, and plenty of living space, look at other tents, such as the ones from Outwell.
For me, I'd love to have it in my tent collection. :-)
|Attribute||Robens Chinook Ursa PRS - A Stove Capable Tipi|
|Product Info||Brand Web Page|
|Pack Size (cm)||108 x 29|
|Recommended Tent Use||Ideal for Weekend Camping|
|Bedrooms||No bedrooms; optional extra inner tent|
|Frame Type||Rigid, steel or alloy poles|
|Tent Accessories||Tent Carpet, Tent Footprint, Inner Tent|
|Flysheet Fabric||Robens HydroTex® HD RS|
|Fly Hydrostatic Head||5000 mm|
|Sewn-in Groundsheet||Zip-In (no gaps)|
|Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm)||Not Applicable (PE Fully Waterproof)|
|Sun Protection||Not Specified|
|Fire Retardant Fabric||Yes|
|Wind Rating||9 (Strong Gale: 47-54mph/75-88kph)|
|Additional Tent Doors||No|
|No Trip Entrance||Yes, at main door|
|Rain-Safe Entry||Yes, at main door|
|Bug-Free Mesh||Main door only|
|Door converts to sunshade||Yes|
|Bedroom Divider||Not Applicable|
|Larger Bedrooms||Not Applicable|
|Bedroom Partially Removable||Entire inner tent|
|Storage Pockets in Bedroom||Not Applicable|
|Auto-seal Bedroom Doors||No|
|Cable entry to Bedrooms||Not Applicable|
|Tent Living Space|
|Inner Living Space Size||Not Applicable|
|Living Area Storage Pockets||No|
|Cable Entry||Not Specified|
|Porch Storage Pockets||No|
|Internal Hanging Line||No|
|Pitching and Storage|
|PackSize (cm)||108 x 29|
|Colour-coded Tent Pegs||No|
|Colour-coded Tent Poles||No|
|Guy Line Storage||Yes|
|People to Pitch||1 Person|
|Pump Included||Not Applicable|
|Wheeled Tent Bag||No, not required|