The Robens Cobra Stone 5 tent pitched at a campsite with the door of the tent open

Robens Cobra Stone 5: A family-sized adventure tent you can stand up in

Robens Cobra Stone 5

If you like getting away in smaller adventure tents, but now have a family or prefer the luxury of standing up, then this is the tent for you.

Review Score

We really like the Robens Cobra Stone 5 tent. Putting all the details into our tent scoring algorithm gave it a good rating. We've given it the Thumbs Up Award. However, for the price, you could get a larger family tent that may be more practical for a family, such as having separate bedrooms and a larger living area. I think this tent would be better suited to a couple who still like adventure camping (but with a car) and don't want to be crawling around on the floor.

Our Score: 8.4/10

We've given the Robens Cobra Stone 5 the Thumbs Up award.

GOWTK Thumbs Up Award
Value for MoneyFeaturesFamily FriendlyQualityPracticality

The good

  • Top quality materials
  • Very flexible design
  • Lightweight (for car camping)

The not so good

  • For the family, this has no separate bedrooms or living space. Best as a weekend only tent if you have kids.
  • Pricey for the size of tent

This was a hands-on product review. The product was supplied to us to test and conduct the review.

Price Guide

Robens Cobra Stone 5 has a recommended retail price of £815.99.

The best price we've found so far is £706.49. That's £109.50 off the RRP of £815.99.

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Robens Cobra Stone 5 Photos

The Robens Cobra Stone 5 tent pitched at a campsite with the door of the tent open

Robens Cobra Stone 5 - A Full-Height Adventure Tent

Robens Cobra Stone 5 tent in its bag

The Robens Cobra Stone 5 is easily manageable in its tent bag, weighing just 12.2 kg

The Robens Cobra Stone 5 Tent pitched at the campsite

Even though I got the smaller poles wrong, it's still a stable tent once pitched.

Robens Cobra Stone 5 tent pitched at the campsite

Robens Cobra Stone 5 Tent

Our Review

The Robens Cobra Stone 5 has its DNA firmly routed in adventure tent camping.

However, there's no crawling around on hands and knees. This tent is tall enough for you to stand in. 😀

Pitching the Tent

While the Robens Cobra Stone's roots are adventure tents, this is not a backpacking tent.

Although it's a car-camping tent, it's a manageable pack size and weight, at only 12.2 kg.

Robens Cobra Stone 5 tent in its bag

The Robens Cobra Stone 5 is easily manageable in its tent bag, weighing just 12.2 kg

I want to say pitching was straightforward. But. Learn from my mistakes 😆 (watch our video to see!)

Front and Back of Tent

The tent is pitched outer first.

You lay the flysheet out and insert the poles.

However, it's not easy to tell which is the front and which is the back of this tent since it has a door on the front and rear.

Look for the tent's name. That is on the front porch wall of the tent.

The Tent Poles

The tent poles are lightweight, strong, chunky, and ooze quality. They go together with a satisfying click and slot together to form a perfectly well-manufactured set of tent poles.

a perfectly well-manufactured set of tent poles

You insert the long poles diagonally across the tent, sliding into a few sleeves and then connecting them to the bottom of the tent to form two arches. The rest of the poles then clip to the frame.

Two shorter poles slide across the top of the tent, supporting the tent's sides.

However, this is where I got it wrong, despite watching the Robens pitching video first.

The two smaller poles should go over the top of the main poles - which makes perfect sense as this makes the structure more rigid. However, while filming, I totally missed this, and then struggled to get the smaller poles attached to the tent.

Tent poles in the wrong position

This is how I pitched it in the photos and video, which is wrong!!

Tent poles pitched correctly

And this is how it is meant to be pitched, with the smaller pole going over the top of the larger poles.

The Robens Cobra Stone 5 Tent pitched at the campsite

Even though I got the smaller poles wrong, it's still a stable tent once pitched.

Inside the Tent

The inner tent toggles into place.

The inner tent contains the groundsheet (just like smaller adventure tents).

Although this tent is technically rated for five people, it would be a tight squeeze.

We think, at most, this tent would be two adults and two small children.

There is a cable entry on one side, storage pocks, and mesh vents with toggle blinds.

From inside the tent, you can undo the window to let in more ventilation, which is protected using a bug mesh.

There are also some velcro cable tidies if you hang a light with a cable.

The tent pitched without the inner tent

This is the tent pitched before we attached the inner tent.

Tent pitched with the inner and inner does closed

Here the tent is pitched with the inner attached and the inner tent's main door closed. You can see that the tent has a small porch area. There is also one at the rear of the tent.

Tent pitched with inner and the doors open

In this photo, the inner tent is pitched with the tent, and both doors are open.

Inside the tent with sleeping bags and carpet set-up

We accessorised the tent with an Easy Camp Moonlight carpet.

We added an Easy Camp Moonlight Carpet and placed our sleeping bags on Outwell Dreamboat SIMs.

Although we didn't use camp beds this time, we think we will the next time, as the tent has plenty of space for them.

Flexibility

This tent is very flexible.

There's a door (and porch) at the back. Keep the outer doors closed at the rear, and you have a large enclosed storage area accessible from inside the tent.

Open the rear doors up, and you have excellent through-breeze for when it gets hot.

The main door can be converted into a shade on the front of the tent. The tent comes with guylines for this, but not the additional poles.

Tent with the front door converted into a shelter

You can convert the main door into a shelter. Guylines for this are included with the tent but not the poles.

You can also wrap the main tent door over a car, providing sheltered access to the car. Great if you are unpacking or packing away when it's wet.

The tent attached to a car

The Robens Cobra Stone 5 can attach to your car, providing a sheltered way to get things in and out of the car or if the car's rear seats fold flat for additional people to sleep in.

Accessing the car from inside the tent

Accessing the car from inside the tent makes it easier to load and unload in the rain.

The tent pitched at night with a tarp and lights

At night

Tent pitched by the side of a lake with mountains

Ideal for adventure camping with a car.

Details

AttributeRobens Cobra Stone 5
RRP£815.99
Best Price£706.49
Product InfoBrand Web Page
Height (cm)220
Width (cm)280
Length (cm)465
Weight (kg)12.2
Pack Size (cm)71 x 33
Dimensions
Height (cm)220
Length (cm)465
Width (cm)280
Tent Details
Recommended Tent UseIdeal for Weekend Camping
SleepsSleeps 5
Bedrooms1 Bedroom
Frame TypeRigid, steel or alloy poles
Tent Accessories
Tent Construction
Flysheet FabricRobens HydroTex® HD
Fly Hydrostatic Head5000 mm
Taped SeamsYes
Sewn-in GroundsheetYes
Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm)Not Applicable (PE Fully Waterproof)
Sun ProtectionNot Specified
Fire Retardant FabricYes
Wind Rating12 (Hurricane: >72mph/118kph)
Tent Windows
Window BlindsYes, toggle up
Tinted WindowsNo
Tent Doors
Additional Tent DoorsYes, at rear
No Trip EntranceNo
Rain-Safe EntryYes, on all doors
Bug-Free MeshMain door only
Door converts to sunshadeYes
Tent Bedrooms
Bedroom DividerNot Applicable
Darkened BedroomsNo
Larger BedroomsYes, 220 cm depth
Bedroom Partially RemovableEntire inner tent
Storage Pockets in BedroomYes
Auto-seal Bedroom DoorsNo
Cable entry to BedroomsYes, one bedroom
Tent Living Space
Inner Living Space SizeNot Applicable
Living Area Storage PocketsNo
Cable EntryYes, one side
Wet-Dry ZoneYes, porch and side door
Built-in PorchYes
Porch Storage PocketsNo
Internal Hanging LineYes
Pitching and Storage
Weight (kg)12.2
PackSize (cm)71 x 33
Colour-coded Tent PegsNo
Colour-coded Tent PolesYes
Guy Line StorageYes
People to Pitch2 People
Pump IncludedNot Applicable
Wheeled Tent BagNo, not required