A packable and lightweight table you can take on the smallest and lightest of camping trips, this versatile little surface will come in handy on all kinds of outdoor adventures.
Packs up small
Sturdy aluminum legs
Offers limited space
Top is made of polyester
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Robens Adventure Small Table: first impressions
Who says you can’t take the best camping tables wild camping? You can with the Robens Adventure Small Table.
If you are someone who likes to head into the wilds with your tent – on lightweight backpacking, bikepacking or canoe camping expeditions – but you still like a bit of luxury once you get to your camping spot – pack Robens’ Small Adventure table along with you for the ride.
• RRP: $26.95 (US) / £30 (UK)
• Weight: 790g / 1.7lb
• Height: 41cm / 16in
• Length and Width: 56cm x 43cm / 22in x 17in
• Pack size: 58cm x 7cm x 7cm / 23in x 3in x 3in
• Main materials: Aluminum and polyester
• Seating capacity: N/A
• Carry bag: Yes
• Compatibility: Good for wild camping, on weekend camps and at festivals
Robens Adventure Small Table: on the trails
Folding up into a slim pack that resembles a set of tent poles, the Small Adventure Table from Robens is easily erected (once you get the knack of popping the poles together) to form a small and simple-but-sturdy table with aluminum legs and a polyester surface that works as a coffee table, for an impromptu game of cards or even as a small side table at night if you’re bringing a camping bed.
The top of the table is fabric, not a solid material, so unsurprisingly we found it to be a bit more wobbly than a plastic or aluminum tabletop would be. But it still works well to hold glasses, plates, etc when on flat ground.
The little carry bag keeps everything neat and tidy when it’s back in your hiking backpack, and is also easy to strap to the side of a smaller rucksack or to a bike pannier.
The stuff sack and main material of the table aren’t waterproof, but they do dry quickly if you encounter rain. At this price point, we reckon this is a handy little design to own for any kind of camping adventure. A larger version is also available.
An award-winning travel and outdoors journalist, presenter and blogger, Sian regularly writes for The Independent, Evening Standard, BBC Countryfile, Coast, Outdoor Enthusiast and Sunday Times Travel. Life as a hiking, camping, wild-swimming adventure-writer has taken her around the world, exploring Bolivian jungles, kayaking in Greenland, diving with turtles in Australia, climbing mountains in Africa and, in Thailand, learning the hard way that peeing on a jellyfish sting doesn’t help. Her blog, thegirloutdoors.co.uk, champions accessible adventures.