Introduced for 2017, the Vango Airhub Hex is a big success, and carries into 2019 in the new Sentinel Active fabric, offering a communal space shelter, ideal for a vast array of outdoor activities. The Hex is quick-pitching due to the Airbeam system, allowing it to be pitched within five minutes. The Hex also has three entry / exit points, all with mesh panel covers, allowing the shelter to be ventilated in the Summer without letting the bugs in.
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
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||3 Doors - all with mesh panels|
ProTex 4000mm - 70 Denier Fabric
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||Polyethylene - removable groundsheet, waterproof to 10,000mm|
|Window Fabric||Mesh Panel Windows|
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)||225 Tallest / 185 Lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||69 * 37 * 37|
|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.
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||400 * 350|
|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||Zero poles - all Air|
|Pitching Time||5 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||400 * 400|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for Spring / Summer use, for Scout Groups, family campers, football teams, or anyone who needs temporary waterproof shelter|