If you are after a large tipi tent or bell tent with canvas material, ready to take a wood-burning stove, and yet easy to pitch, then the Robens Klondike Grande could be just the perfect tent.
The Robens Klondike Grande is a large Tipi tent at a reasonable price. It's polycotton and easy to pitch, plus it's ready for use with a wood-burning stove.
Our Score: 8.6/10
- Traditional yet high-tech.
- Simple to pitch and not bulky to get to the campsite.
- Ready for a tent stove.
- Plenty of space.
The not so good
- If you need bedrooms, these are extra.
Robens Klondike Grande has a recommended retail price of £1234.99.
Robens Klondike Grande Photos
The Robens Klondike Grande is a tent made for adventures. It's got traditional looks yet has the Robens high-tech adventure technology in its DNA.
OK, confession time. I didn't take that photo above of the Klondike Grande by a campfire. I stuck a picture of the tent onto a campfire photo. ;-) However, when I think of this tent or the others in the range, then this is exactly how I picture the perfect camp with them :-D
Like Canvas, but without the weight
The tent looks and feels like a traditional canvas tipi, but rather than a hefty canvas, the material is Robens HydroTex Polycotton, a mix of cotton and polyester. This makes it lightweight but still, have all the canvas properties, such as breathability and natural waterproofing once weathered.
Modern Tipi Pole Design
You don't have to carry a heavy wooden pole to hold the tent up. That too is modern, made from anodised alloy and has a neat design so that the central pole is only just over a foot long when transporting.
The tent comes with a groundsheet. This is attached to the tent but can be zipped off if you wish. Or, you could partially unzip and roll back the groundsheet, providing space inside the tent for muddy boots or having a tent stove.
Using a Solid-Fuel Stove in the Klondike Grande
Tent stoves really let you continue camping in cooler weather and in places where you can't have an electric hook-up. However, to use a stove safely, you need a long flue and a safe exit point for the hot flue from the tent. Plus, the tent needs plenty of ventilation.
The Robens Klondike Grande has this built-in and ready to go. At the top of the tent is a sleeve for the flue pipe, so there's no need to get a hole cut in your tent. Plus, the tent is designed with good ventilation, both from the door and the low-level window vents and through the tent's apex. You can control how open the vent is in the apex by pulling on guylines that run inside the tent.
These vents have mesh to help you keep the insects out.
I recommend you consider getting the matching Robens Kobuk Stove.
Typically in this sort of adventure tent, you bed down where there's space. We typically sleep around the edges with the stove in the centre.
No inner tent with bedrooms come with the Robens Klondike Grande, though you can purchase one if you want privacy or turn this tipi into a glamping tent.
Using the inner reduces the tent's sleeping capacity to six. You cannot use the stove with the inner tent fitted.
This is a fantastic tent. At the time of writing this, there are some great discounts available. I even saw Blacks were selling this for just £665, which is an absolute bargain for this type of tent.
For more specifications of this tent, visit the Robens website.
|Attribute||Robens Klondike Grande|
|Product Info||Brand Web Page|
|Pack Size (cm)||92 x 35|
|Recommended Tent Use||Ideal for Weekend Camping, Ideal for Longer Stays|
|Sleeps||Sleeps more than 8|
|Frame Type||Rigid, steel or alloy poles|
|Tent Accessories||Tent Carpet, Tent Footprint, Inner Tent|
|Flysheet Fabric||Robens HydroTex® Polycotton|
|Fly Hydrostatic Head||Not Applicable|
|Taped Seams||Not Applicable|
|Sewn-in Groundsheet||Zip-In (no gaps)|
|Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm)||10000|
|Window Blinds||Yes, velcro up|
|Additional Tent Doors||No|
|No Trip Entrance||Yes, at main door|
|Bug-Free Mesh||Main door only|
|Door converts to sunshade||No|
|Bedroom Divider||Not Applicable|
|Larger Bedrooms||Not Applicable|
|Bedroom Partially Removable||Entire inner tent|
|Storage Pockets in Bedroom||Yes|
|Auto-seal Bedroom Doors||No|
|Cable entry to Bedrooms||Not Applicable|
|Tent Living Space|
|Inner Living Space Size||Not Applicable|
|Living Area Storage Pockets||Yes|
|Porch Storage Pockets||Not Applicable|
|Pitching and Storage|
|PackSize (cm)||92 x 35|
|Colour-coded Tent Pegs||No|
|Colour-coded Tent Poles||Not Required|
|Guy Line Storage||Yes|
|People to Pitch||2 People|
|Pump Included||Not Applicable|
|Wheeled Tent Bag||No, not required|