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The NEW Spring Vango Tents

Words by Taunton Leisure

on 04/03/2020 11:26:42

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The NEW Spring Vango Tents & Awnings 2020

Take a look across the range of Vango’s new range and see our thoughts on their new features.


Scottish camping brand, Vango has over the years made their name near synonymous with camping in the UK and Europe. In summer it would be a challenge to find a campsite without one their tents pitched. This year they have brought new features and optimised designs to the foreground of their range and we really think that on the whole their range is strong and there are many tents that could a place amongst anybody selection of outdoor equipment.
We’re going to take a look across their range and unpick some of the excellent new features and details and hope to make sure that you can find the perfect tent for your needs this Spring. We’ll start off small.


   
   
Technical Trekking Tents

When it comes to lightweight camping, trekking and travel, nothing really beats a lightweight tent that can be pitched and packed away quickly, fitting into your rucksack or being able to be strapped to the outside. For those looking to find the best places to pitch in the wilds with the best viewpoints or set up basecamps for a trip into the mountains, Vango have produced a tent for you. The Ranges we hold are Trek Pro, X-Pro and F10. You can see our full range of Vango trekking tents HERE.

Trek Pro

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The Pulsar Pro 300 holds an extended vestibule to keep all your gear safe from the elements.

The Trek Pro range uses high-quality Duraflex and Line-Lok components with a focus on functionality to ensure everything you need is on hand when you need it most. Lightweight, durable flysheets are combined with Korean made Yunan poles, to create strong and light tents for wherever your expedition takes you.
For the money, these tents are solid, well made and reliable. The Protex Rs 70D Fabric is made using a ripstop weave and has fully factory taped seams, it carries a 5000mm hydrostatic head. Within our range from the Trek Pro selection we carry the Pulsar Pro (pictured), Halo Pro, and Mirage pro in various sizes.

X-Pro

The Assynt 200 is free standing and uses a tried and tested dome-like build making it excellent in strong wind.

Constructed in Vango’s X-Pro specification and named after the most remote and stunning locations in the UK, the X-Pro embodies our drive to escape into the wilderness. The exo-skeleton construction is quick to pitch , adds strength and stability to structure and headroom to the inner tents.

These are strongly built and good-looking tents! Perfect for wild camping across many parts of the UK. The Axial Hub pole system adds serious strength but also allows for very quick pitching. The Yunan eco alloy poles are of good quality and perform well in high winds. Duraflex guy adjusters are very reliable and the aesthetically pleasing welded windows on some models look great. Within our range of Vango X-Pro tents, we have the Cairngorm, Assynt (pictured) and Torridon.

F10

The F10 Hydrogen is the the world’s lightest Airbeam tent.

Constructed using the highest quality components for tents that are built to last, with Vango’s ripstop fabrics and Korean made Yunan poles, to create robust tents made for long distance usage in the toughest terrain. There is no denying it, the F10 Alpine trekking tents are made for performance, for wherever you go.

F10 have certainly earnt their reputation, they make excellently lightweight and high performing tents. High level vents on the tent reduce condensation efficiently. Gear lofts are found in the roof of all models, perfect for headtorches. For harsh stormy conditions, Vango’s TBS Pro tension band system can be used to add stability in adverse weather. Within our range we carry the very special Hydrogen model (pictured), the world’s lightest Airbeam tent. We also carry the Neon UL which Vango claims is the world’s lightest poled tent (awaiting verification.)


Family Tents

Summer is coming up and what better way of spending time with the family than a bit of camping. Whether it be a quick weekend out or two weeks in the hot Cornish sun with surfboards in tow, Vango’s superb range of family tents have what’s right for you.

Nifty new features such as the Midnight Bedrooms which are blacked out compartments letting you sleep in comfortably each day are just an example of the great new things Vango has in store for us this Spring.

You can take a look at our range of Spring 2020 Vango Family tents HERE.  
   
Poled Tents

Tried and tested. If your looking for a cost effective and sturdy construction, you still can’t go wrong with Vango’s Pole tent range. Falling into 3 main ranges, Experience, Exceed and Excel. We carry tents from the Experience range. 

Experience

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The Stargrove II Poled tent from the Experience range makes for a perfect allrounder family tent with generous room and nightfall bedrooms.

Designed to introduce families with a love of the outdoors to camping, Experience is the perfect range for intrepid family adventurers looking to spend even more time in the great outdoors, who can trust Vango to perform and exceed their needs.

Utilizing Vango’s Sentinel Active Fabric, it carries a 3000mm hydrostatic head, is flame retardant, UV resistant and feature fully factory taped seams for optimal protection against the rain. All tents in this range come with fully sewn in groundsheets and Nightfall bedrooms which help reduce early morning light so that your sleep pattern doesn’t have to be dictated by the sunrise. Perfect for pram and wheelchair access as well, the drop down doors enable effortless entry. Moving on from last year, all of Vango’s windows have been updated and are now clearer. The Experience range also features Cable entry for lights or charging stations, Vango’s tension band system for protection in foul weather and mesh doors to increase airflow but keep bugs out.

Airbeam Tents

In 2010, following 12 years of of development and testing Vango revolutionised tent design and camping by using it’s own inflatable Airbeam technology in place of traditional poles for rapid pitching. They are up very quickly and can hold off horrendous weather with ease. Airbeam tents fall into Vango’s Experience and Excel ranges and also have their own luxurious Elite range. Taunton Leisure supplies tents from all three ranges. Pumps are included with all Airbeam tents.

Experience

With near identical features inside to the pokled option the Stargrove II Air utilizes Vango’s Airbeam technology for faster pitching.

Near identical to their poled equivalent, however Airbeam tents within the Experience range provide quicker pitching.

Excel

The Valencia II Air 650xl offers very generous space and Vango’s premium Midnight bedrooms, darker than the nightfall option, ensuring a great night’s sleep.

The Airbeam Excel collection offers a low overall weight versus size and is available in Vango’s sophisticated sky-blue colourway. This collection is perfect for weekends away and longer camping holidays alike. A highlight for 2020 is the new Midnight Bedrooms which ensure a great night’s sleep with long lies in the morning.

Vango’s excellent Sentinel Dura fabric is utilized in the tent’s construction, it offers a 4000mm hydrostatic head and a surface which is easily cleaned. The material is very durable, fire retardant, UV resistant and uses Colourlok technology aiding colour retention from UV light.

Other premium features of the Excel range include toggled windows, front and rear storm anchors, Skytrack II which is an excellent built-in system for hanging lights and curtains, cable entry points, and mesh flysheet doors.
Excel tents also feature newly improved Airbeam Superbeam, A stronger and more rigid beam for your camping adventures.

Elite
 

The Anantara II Air TC 650XL is a monster tent, it has incredible space and utilizes a wonderfully breathable and solid Sentinel Signature polycotton outer fabric.

The Vango Elite Airbeam collection is the epitome of family camping, offering luxury camping through the very best fabrics and innovative features creating a home from home experience.

Within our range, we carry Vango’s Anantara and Kapalua tents which use their Sentinel Signature fabric, a beautifully woven polycotton blend treated to repel water. This fabric carries a UPF 50+ protection factor and has Colourlok technology integrated within it. The climate control which comes from Poly-cotton fabrics is near unbeatable and adjusts temperature to suit every environment.

Included features within the Elite range are Skytack II Hanging system, full webbing storm anchors, multiple cable entry points, multiple mesh doors, living area pelmet pockets, villa construction upright side walls which provide great head space, Vango’s TBS system for foul weather and Diamond Pro windows which are Vango’s clearest windows yet plus are thicker and more durable than the standard Diamond clear windows on other models.

The range also includes Airbeam Superbeam construction, Fully sewn in groundsheets, and clear access bedrooms with Midnight bedroom interior.



Awnings

For the van campers who need more space but still don’t want to have to take the awning down every time they drive from the campsite to the beach, a driveaway awning is for you. They are a great extension to your van space which easily attaches and detaches from your van whilst remaining pitched and strong against the weather. Our selection of Vango Driveaway awnings have been chosen with this premise in mind. We carry awnings from their active, sport and Pro ranges. Take a look at what each range offers you here. You can find our full range of Vango awnings HERE.

Active

The Faros Low awning is a two poled awning designed to be left freestanding while you head out for the day.

Besides using the Sentinel Active fabric, a strong, lightweight and fully waterproof textile, the Active range also features diamond clear windows, linked in groundsheets for those who want the option of feeling grass between the toes, a rollaway connection tunnel for tidiness and front mesh doors to keep the critters at bay whilst allowing great airflow through the tent. The Active range also comes with high-visibility guy ropes to help prevent any accidents, though we can’t promise anything after the third glass of wine on a sunny evening on holiday.

Sport

The Magra Inflatable Driveaway Awning utilizes Airbeam technology and is front facing with windows across all sides so that your always facing the view.

The Sport range is new to Vango in 2020 and features the NEW Sentinel Sport fabric which has enhanced resistance to UV, is waterproof and holds a great space to weight ration in the ranges models. It is perfect for a classic surfing van trip over a weekend or extended Summer break. The range’s features also include alloy poled canopies providing a sheltered entrance preventing rain from seeping through the entrance, Vango’s Skytrack system, an included skyliner to help regulate temperature and reduce condensation. This range is built to fit perfectly onto VW height campervans but can also easily be adjusted to fit others.

Pro

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The Galli III features a large canopy for rainproof opening or somewhere to relax in the shade. It also features a double size living area.

The Pro range is a great option for those looking to head out several times a year. The Sentinel Pro fabric construction performs well in all weather, all year. It has enhanced resistance to UV and has a double ripstop construction. It is 245% stronger vs. Sentinel Active fabric.

This range’s features include Neat rollaway tunnels, zipped privacy curtains, wonderful skylight windows, Vango’s Skytrack II system and Diamond clear windows.


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