We test out the Robens Kobuk stove and some of the fantastic accessories to heat our tent and keep us warm.
When I first stayed in a tent with a stove I was blown away at how warm it was. Almost too warm. Electric tent heaters just don’t compare to a real stove.
Well, now Robens have a new stove design: the Robens Kobuk. They sent us one over for a closer look, as well as some of the stylish and practical new accessories.
The Robens Kobuk Stove
The Robens Kobuk Stove is a rectangular shape and has a glass window so you can check the fire without having to open the door.
As with the Robens Volcano Stove, the new Kobuk comes complete with flue – and enough sections for a tall tipi tent – a heat shield, and a spark arrester.
The Robens Multi Axe
To light your stove you need some kindling. For this, I used another new Robens accessory: the Multi Axe.
This is a really handy bit of kit for getting wood down to size.
Inside the handle of the Multi Axe is a wood saw. It also comes with a protective case, which includes a fire steel.
Lighting the Kobuk Stove
Lighting the Kobuk stove was really easy. All that was required was some scrunched up newspaper and the kindling.
The flew had a good draught, and with the door opening and feeding it the small strips of wood I created with the Multi Axe, the fire was soon roaring.
The White River Kettle
With the retro style canvas (or polycotton, to be precise) tent and the wood stove, you need a good kettle to finish it off.
Fortunately, I think this Robens accessory is one of the smartest looking kettles you can get. It’s called the Robens White River kettle.
With a good capacity and the stainless steel body, it’s both practical and looks great sitting on top of the Kobuk stove.
Hot Water on Tap
There’s another accessory you can get: the Robens Bering Water Heater.
This sits at the back of the stove and wraps around the hot flue pipe, turning potentially wasted heat into a way to warm water.
Once again, this has a smart stainless steel polished exterior and a brass tap, completing that retro look.
I knew we could easily boil water in the kettle but I wasn’t sure about how hot the water would be in the Bering Water Heater. It turned out to be very hot and would boil water quicker than the kettle!
So our cold weather tent set-up now has a very good heater and hot water 🙂
Packing the Stove Away
Another detail I like with this stove is that Robens have also considered how to get it to and from the campsite as the stove comes complete with a bag that can carry the stove and the flue.
I also had room to fit my fire blanket and fire proof mat.
If you have a tent that can take a wood stove, then the Robens Kobuk stove is a fantastic addition to your tent.
The accessories are also worth getting to complete the package.
- The Kobuk is a fantastic stove with some great accessories too.
- The RRP looks a little pricey but if you shop around you can get it cheaper (see our price search below). Plus, it's a great package considering all the flue sections, heat shield, spark arrester, and carry case.
Specification: Robens Kobuk Stove and Accessories
57 x 41 x 28 cm
Yes, 13cm diameter
Where to Buy: Robens Kobuk Stove and Accessories