Vango Airhub Hex
The Airhub Hex is ideal for those wanting a temporary waterproof shelter, for storage or for communal living space external from your tent.
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.
- Vango Airspeed Valve System - quick and easy to inflate
- Full standing height - maximum comfort and flexibility
- Multi-function doors - zips fully open or partway open
- Mesh Panels on all doorways - handy for allowing ventilation into the Hub, without the bugs gaining access.
- Fully waterproof to 4000mm
- Also manufactured for a drive-away awning, with connecting strip - see here
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
|Hydrostatic Head (mm)||4000 |
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|
|Flysheet Fabric||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||Yes |
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|
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.
|Floor Dimensions||400 * 350|
|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|