This Robens Green Castle 6 Person Tent is a 3-room tunnel-type structure for all seasons, with a huge waterproof rating and aluminum poles.
Key features & benefits
- Tunnel-type tent.
- 3 Rooms.
- Huge waterproof rating.
- Aluminum poles.
- 2 Doors.
- Awning configuration.
- 4-Season tent.
What this is about
Here you have a very typical tunnel-type tent that has been around for a number of years already. As of the moment of writing this text, there seem to be two versions of this tent on the market. Both are green, hence the name, but the inner tents are of different colors. The top picture above shows one version, and below you can see the other. There is no difference in the structure and functionality, but there is an unsubstantial weight difference.
How many rooms?
This is a 3-room tent, and it includes two inner tents on the sides plus one central room. The inner tents are sleeping areas and the central room is a living room with a linked-in floor. Note that this linked-in floor extends under 2/3 of the tent’s area. This is indicated by the gray color in the floor plan picture below. The inner tents have their own fully sealed floors.
But this is a modular design, so you can remove one or both of the inner tents. The mentioned 3 rooms are just the maximum number, you can have them 1, 2, or 3.
Although the tent looks completely symmetric, this is not so. The inner tent on the right in the picture above has a side door, this is not so with the inner tent on the left.
So the tent has two doors, and both have mesh and a zippered panel. Both of the doors allow for an awning configuration, you have one pair of poles for this purpose in the package. There are two very large inner doors, you can unzip them almost completely and store in pockets on the sides of the doors.
Note that the tent is not very tall, the picture below shows its peak heights in different areas:
There are plenty of mesh areas here, you have it on both inner doors and on outer doors. There are two vents on the two narrow sides of the tent. They are indicated in the picture above, and one is shown below.
The floor in the living area is not sewn-in, so this will create enough draft in combination with the vents. I would say you cannot expect more in a tent of this type. This tunnel structure is equivalent to full-coverage fly dome tents, you have the shell and the inner tents covered by the shell. So you have to rely on vents and on the air circulation from the ground.
- 4 Mesh pockets in each of the inner tents.
- Rope on the ceiling for clothing, see the picture below.
- 4 Loops for extra rope attachment.
You have some really good materials here. The poles are an anodized aluminum alloy 7001 with 11 and 9.5 mm diameter. Everything is color-coded for an easy setup.
The shell fabric is a HydroTex HD 75D 185T 100% polyester with a PU coating that gives it a 5000 mm waterproof rating. They claim it is fire-retardant. The floor is polyethylene with a 10000 mm rating. Seams are fully taped.
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Who is this Robens Green Castle 6 Person Tent for
Regarding the capacity, the tent is officially for 6 people. The area with the inner tents in place is 100 ft² (9.27 m²). This gives 16.7 ft² (1.5 m²) per person.
I would not call it a castle for such a number of users but this is enough space. Though in the floor plan above you have seen that the inner tents are really narrow for 3 people each. So I see this tent best suited for 4 people, or for parents with up to 3 kids.
But this tent is also perfect for a couple on a bicycle tour. You can remove one of the inner tent and have one for sleeping, plus a huge living area of around 7 square meters where you can park your bicycles as well. Note that in such a setup, this living space is fully covered by the previously mentioned removable floor.
Regarding climates and seasons, the manufacturer describes it as a 4-season tent. I would say this is realistic. The tent is ventilated so it can work well in a warmer climate. It is low profile so it will perform well in a windy space. The waterproof rating is huge and the poles are aluminum.
When it is cold you can close everything, including the vents where you have both mesh and zippers, and you will be protected inside as much as you can expect from a winter tent.
Regarding the weight, the tent can be described as moderately light with its 21.2 lb (9.6 kg). The packed size is around (L x D) 24.4 x 10.2 inches (62 x 26 cm), so I see this a bit bulky for its overall size. In any case, this is not a tent to carry anywhere. It is compact enough to be transported even on a motorbike.
Regarding the price, it may not be for people on a budget, but this is a quality tent.
- Official capacity: 6 people.
- Weight: 21.2 lb (9.6 kg).
- Dimensions: 181 x 92.5 in (460 x 235 cm).
- Area: 100 ft² (9.27 m²).
- Area per person: 16.7 ft² (1.5 m²).
- Peak height: 61 in (155 cm).
- Packed size (L x D): 24.4 x 10.2 in (62 x 26 cm).
- Poles: aluminum.
Final thoughts, rating, pros & cons
In the summary of this Robens Green Castle 6 Person Tent review, I would stress again its huge waterproof rating and aluminum poles. The modular design offers several options of using the space under the shell, and the overall organization is very good.
There are plenty of storage and attachment options in the sleeping rooms. The large removable tarp/floor adds value. But this all comes at a price. If you can afford it, you will have a great tent that has been tried and tested by users in the past several years.
This tent scores reasonably well against my rating criteria:
Please check under the category Tunnel tents if you want to see more options in this shape. For more tents in this particular capacity range, check in the group Tents for 5/6 people. You might want to compare this tent with yet another of the same official capacity but built in a very different style, the Kelty Rumpus 6 Person Tent.
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