Welcome to our Ultimate TopNotch Robens Aero Yurt Tent Review 2020.
As always, I’m glad you’re here and I hope you enjoy reading this review as much as I enjoyed testing this awesome inflatable tent!
In this comprehensive review I’ll cover:
- The ins and outs of this particular tent… and why I think it’s worth looking into
- Our team’s experience with the Aero Yurt
- Why we really enjoyed using this tent, and where we felt it came up short
- Lots more…
So if you’ve been searching the internet for the perfect unique tent, and you’re willing to spend a little extra for an ingenious design, strap in.
You’re in the right place!
Let’s get started.
- Very spacious
- Extremely high ceiling
- Simple and effective design
- High price point
- Very heavy
Our Verdict: Robens Aero Yurt Tent
Quality tents come in all shapes and sizes.
Whether you’re looking for a tight little backpacking tent that’s light, insulated and ready for your next trek… or you’re hoping to get your crew together for a summer blowout, you want a tent to fit your needs.
And that often means spending a little extra cash.
Certainly, the Robens Aero Yurt Tent affirms this pattern, with a heavy price tag that matches its amazing size and unique design.
However, once you peel back the novelty of the design, you’re left with a really high-quality tent that’s worth every penny.
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Our Analysis, Comparisons, and Test Results
The Aero Yurt is an inflatable, Yurt-style tent.
With an exceedingly high ceiling and single, circular living area, the tent can comfortably fit eight people, standing, sitting or lying down.
Like most inflatable tents, the Yurt utilizes a single-valve air beam system instead of traditional tent poles, providing a flexible, yet tough structure to the tent’s exterior.
Due to its rugged structure, the tent weighs in on the heavier end, at nearly 70 lbs.
Ease Of Set-Up
The last thing any camper – tenderfoots and seasoned backwoodsers alike – is having to fumble around with complicated and convoluted instructions, extra poles and confusing guying points, particularly if it’s getting late or the weather has turned.
Our Ease of Use category speaks for itself; how quickly and easily can you get this tent set up and be ready for bed?
Ease Of Set-Up Rating
As you can see, the Aero Yurt did just fine in this category… along with the rest of the field.
The truth is, inflatable tents have changed the game, making the whole setup process as easy as opening a single valve and turning on your pump. And while there are plenty of traditional tents that still mean the setup process is way too complicated, all the tents on our list did pretty well.
There was only one thing that really bothered us…
The tent uses a single-valve system. Which isn’t a problem on its own, but the size of the tent means that inflation takes a bit longer than usual.
It’s only a few second’s difference, though, so we are splitting hairs.
Most of us go to the woods to relax.
And it’s a little easier to relax when you know your tent has plenty of space, ventilation panels and other basic amenities for your camping convenience.
With that in mind…
For this metric we looked at those amenities, rating each tent on helpful and thoughtful features that meant we could better enjoy our time in the great outdoors.
This tent easily dominated the rest in terms of overall head clearance (the ceiling is over 8 feet tall at its center!), and also included a gigantic living area to boot!
The tent aso features low vents for solid air flow throughout the night, and a pair of large picture windows in the front.
You may be wondering where the drawback is.
And we’ll definitely get to that later in the review. But for this specific category, we really couldn’t ask for much more.
Rain and wind (and even snow or sleet, given the season) can put a quick end to any camping trip, especially if your tent can’t stand up to nature’s onslaught.
We tested each of these tents in the worst weather we could find (as well as a garden hose and an industrial fan), ust to see how well they hold up when the weather isn’t cooperating.
Weather Resistance Rating
We’ll just let the number speak for itself. Once again, the Aero Yurt really impressed us with its weather-resistant design.
The tent’s air beams actually provide better wind resistance than traditional tent poles, as they readjust and flex depending on which way the wind’s blowing. While this might give the illusion of structural weakness, it’s a lot better than having splintered poles.
As for the rain, we were equally impressed during a short rainstorm, though more extensive flooding (from our hose) did eventually result in some standing water on the floor. We took off a few points for that, but still the Robens Aero Yurt Tent ended up near the top.
If you’re planning on camping during a hurricane (but really, don’t do this please) you might be better suited to the Coleman Weathermaster.
A tent’s toughness comes down to more than just weather resistance.
After all, a few days in the wild can present plenty of bumps and bruises for any tent that isn’t up to the task.
For this category we really put our tents through the wringer, subjecting them to tear tests, falling branches and more!
The tents that escaped unscqathed took our stop spots while the rest weren’t so lucky.
Once again, we were really impressed with the yurt’s resilience. With its domed roof and wide girth, we really didn’t expect too much in this category after all, the tent looks more like a cushy glamping tent than one designed for real outdoors living.
That said, our team really tested this tent’s toughness, and we were super impressed at every turn.
The canopy was able to withstand falling branches – big and small – its outer fabric (Polycotton RS) was much tougher than we’d initially thought.
While we had faith in the yurt design, which has been keeping folks safe and warm for thousands of years, we weren’t sure how well it would hold up with its modernized air beam tech.
But pleasantly surprised – we were.
Versatility refers to how much tents weigh, as well as how easily and conveniently they pack down. Essentially, we’re looking for tents that can be taken and used in both easy backyard camping situations and more hardcore backpacking scenarios.
And so the reckoning has come.
Despite netting really solid scores in every other category, the Yurt just couldn’t cut it in versatility.
This is a very, very heavy tent.
In fact, at 69 lbs, the yurt is in the running with some of the heaviest tents we’ve ever reviewed.
Given its weight and size, it’s practically impossible to carry this tent far, especially without a full 8-person entourage.
That’s not to mention that the tent is very bulky when it’s set up, narrowing down your options for a campsite. You really won’t have room to pitch this in a wooded clearing, even if you have the muscle to get it out there.
Conclusion: Robens Aero Yurt Tent:
So what’s our final verdict on this interesting yurt design?
Does it live up to its hype (and its price tag)?
I would say so, though it really does depend on your ideal camp experience.
This is the type of tent that does its thing very, very well.
If you’re looking for a solid glamping tent that you won’t take too far from your home or car, this is one of the best options on the market, regardless of the price.
However, if you’re looking for an expedition that might require some hiking and gear-lugging, you can forget about it.
This tent is simply too large and heavy for any of that.
So now you’ve read our review, it’s time to decide!
Will you treat yourself to this luxury tent?
The choice is yours…