Robens Mythos Solo 2011

The new Mythos Solo is a departure from Robens’ usual tunnel and geodesic designs. It’s a well-thought-out one-person tent and the jointed, multi-sectioned pole assembly clips on externally, making pitching quick and easy with the inner and fly attaching as one onto the pole. There are plenty of pegging points and there are numerous guy points, so although the Mythos presents quite a boxy shape to the wind, it is designed to have a very secure and easy-to-adjust pitch. Internal space is okay, with good sleeping length, and the curved floor gives a little extra storage area at the back. There are vents that can be adjusted from inside and a half-mesh door, which opens onto a huge porch where there’s a sheltered storage area and a wide opening for cooking and access. Both sides of the flysheet door can be rolled back to open the tent up for calmer nights on the trail.
But you can get more space and internal height for a similar weight, and although it’s well-guyed the Mythos has a straight-sided shape that’s better suited to less exposed pitches.

Design external frame dome
Poles shock-corded alloy
Inner breathable ripstop polyester
Flysheet Hydrotex XTL 20D nylon, siliconised outer, PU-coated inner, 1500mm hydrostatic head
Groundsheet 40D polyester, PU-coated, 5000mm hydrostatic head
Internal dimensions length 210cm; width 60cm; height 85cm
Packed size 36x19cm
Weight 1585g
Made in Far East
Stores in the UK 50

The Robens Mythos Solo is an easy-to-pitch and comfortable one-person tent that will take some bad weather as long as you don’t use it in exposed locations.

Review by Peter Macfarlane
First published in Trail magazine April 2011