The Vango Force 10 Erebus 3 is a superb lightweight tent, with an exceptionally small pack size. The key target of this tent, was to be a fast-pitching tent, which is lightweight (2.33kg), making the trek weight (2.1kg) of this tent one of the lowest on the marketplace today. The Erebus is a tunnel design of tent, with two identical alloy poles, and the patented Tension Band System, which secures the tent in poor weather conditions. The perfect companion on far reaching adventures, where the elements and terrain are tough and unkind.
|Tent Collection||F10 Alpine Range|
|Year of Manufacture||2018|
Berth – This shows the number of people that the tent can sleep within the inner tents of a model of tent, in line with the industry standard. Normal procedure is to look for a slightly larger tent, for example, a family of four usually purchase a five or six berth tent, to give added room and comfort.
|Hydrostatic Head (mm)||
Hydrostatic Head (Tents) – a waterproof rating for technical fabrics measured in mm. The higher the rating the more waterproof the fabric is. A rating of 1500mm is deemed waterproof, but on a tent, look for a rating of 3000 or higher. Measured by the height of water column a fabric weave can take before it begins to “sweat”. “Polycotton” tents will not have a Hydrostatic Head level, as they are not treated for waterproofing.
|Doors||1 Front Door, with part mesh for ventilation purposes|
20 Denier, 430T Siliconised Ripstop Nylon PU3000mm
Polyester – a synthetic fibre, made from polymer units to create a textile fabric. Polyester is the most popular fabric for tent manufacturing, as it is durable, reliable and lighter in weight. Polyester does not breathe though, which creates more condensation.
Polycotton - a blend of polyester and cotton, primarily cotton (usually around 65% cotton / 35% polyester split). Polycotton is a more natural fabric for camping, as it is breathable, far more durable material, reducing the effects of condensation. Offers greater versatility in hot and cold climates.
Ripstop Nylon – a durable material used in tents which is strong and repairable due to its Ripstop properties.
|Groundsheet Fabric||70 Denier, Nylon 6000mm groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||15 Denier, 28gsm breathable nylon inner tent|
Fire Retardant – all modern tent fabrics are fire-retardant under EN5912 European Safety Laws. Caution with fire must always be used, as flame retardant fabrics, will still catch fire given the right circumstances.
|Height (cm)||110 Tallest / 100 Lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||46 * 15|
|Weight (kg)||2.33 / 2.1 Trail Weight|
|Pole Bag Weight (kg)||No|
Double Skin Tent – A tent with an inner bedroom and a flysheet, most family tents are designed as a “Double Skin tent”, as it makes the tent more comfortable, and lessens the effects of condensation.
|No. Bedrooms||1 Bedroom|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||220 * 170|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||320 * 185|
|Pitching Order||Layout Flysheet, Insert Poles and then peg down|
|Poles or Air||
Most tent structure are either Airbeam or Poled in design, both have advantages and disadvantages. Air tents are quicker to pitch, but more expensive when compated to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||2 Poles|
|Pitching Time||5 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||350 * 200cm|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for the camper needing an extremely lightweight 3 berth tent for testing terrains and weather conditions.|