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.
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.
- 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.
Robens Cobra Stone 5 has a recommended retail price of £809.99.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Attribute||Robens Cobra Stone 5|
|Product Info||Brand Web Page|
|Pack Size (cm)||71 x 33|
|Recommended Tent Use||Ideal for Weekend Camping|
|Frame Type||Rigid, steel or alloy poles|
|Flysheet Fabric||Robens HydroTex® HD|
|Fly Hydrostatic Head||5000 mm|
|Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm)||Not Applicable (PE Fully Waterproof)|
|Sun Protection||Not Specified|
|Fire Retardant Fabric||Yes|
|Wind Rating||12 (Hurricane: >72mph/118kph)|
|Window Blinds||Yes, toggle up|
|Additional Tent Doors||Yes, at rear|
|No Trip Entrance||No|
|Rain-Safe Entry||Yes, on all doors|
|Bug-Free Mesh||Main door only|
|Door converts to sunshade||Yes|
|Bedroom Divider||Not Applicable|
|Larger Bedrooms||Yes, 220 cm depth|
|Bedroom Partially Removable||Entire inner tent|
|Storage Pockets in Bedroom||Yes|
|Auto-seal Bedroom Doors||No|
|Cable entry to Bedrooms||Yes, one bedroom|
|Tent Living Space|
|Inner Living Space Size||Not Applicable|
|Living Area Storage Pockets||No|
|Cable Entry||Yes, one side|
|Wet-Dry Zone||Yes, porch and side door|
|Porch Storage Pockets||No|
|Internal Hanging Line||Yes|
|Pitching and Storage|
|PackSize (cm)||71 x 33|
|Colour-coded Tent Pegs||No|
|Colour-coded Tent Poles||Yes|
|Guy Line Storage||Yes|
|People to Pitch||2 People|
|Pump Included||Not Applicable|
|Wheeled Tent Bag||No, not required|