CAMPING GEAR | We Review The Robens Colony Cook Set

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Robens Colony Cook Set

What is it?

Robens Colony Cook Set
RRP £54.99
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  • 18.5 x 12 cm pot / 21 x 13 cm pot / 21 x 4 cm pan
  • Hard anodised alloy with PP lid with steam outlet/collander function
  • Transparent lid to check cooking status
  • The 2000 ml pot and pan feature a non-stick coating for optimum cooking
  • Stainless steel handles feature protective silicone covers
  • Mesh storage bag included

Quick summary

The Robens Colony Cook Set is a high quality set of pans, ideal for family campers and those who take campsite cooking seriously. Read on for our full review.

Robens Colony Cook Set camping review

Robens Colony Cook SetThe handles fold around the body of the pans to save space

What did we think?

This 3 piece cook set comes complete with 2 lids, (1 of which fits both the larger sauce pan and the frying pan), along with it’s own little carry bag. The first thing I noticed was the quality feel of the pans, which compared to the cheaper set I purchased last year immediately felt sturdier. The pans are a great size too, ideal for family campers and those who like to cook properly when they are camping.

Robens Colony Cook Set

Robens Colony Cook Set camping review

Although the pans looked great, I was initially a bit unsure about the lids, which are made from PP (polymer plastic), so I wasn’t convinced that they’d stand up to heat, but they performed well, and the holes in the lid proved useful when draining things like rice and pasta.

Robens Colony Cook SetCooking outdoors on a recent glamping trip

The verdict

The similar, smaller camping cook set I purchased last year was by Vango. On my first use of the frying pan, I was both surprised and disappointed that it warped out of shape and discoloured within minutes of use. In fairness there was a significant price difference between this and the Vango cook set, but as is so often the case, it would seem that you get what you pay for, and in the case of the Robens Colony Cook Set, you are paying for quality.

Robens Colony Cook Set camping review

Robens Colony Cook SetDraining holes in the lids of the pans

Although we’ve only used the set on two camping trips so far I’m very happy with the performance. Size wise the set is ideal for making good sized meals for a family of 4 and I’m looking forward to many years of use!

I’ll update this post again to give you a longer term verdict in a few months time.

Thank you to Robens who sent us the Colony Cook Set to test.