Vango introduce the Alpha 250 into the adventure tents range for 2010, a slightly wider, taller and more spacious version of the Vango Alpha 200 tent. Small packsize, portable and quick to erect, the Alpha 250 erects inner first and is easy to use for the first time camper and completely reliable. A great value for money product full of Vango tent features.
• Inner first pitching
• Fire Retardant fabrics
• Protex® 2000 polyester flysheet
• Taped seams
• Crystal Clear windows with internal covers
• Pre-attached guylines with guy tidies
• Reinforcement points
• Reflective webbing
• Heavy duty polesleeves
• Powerflex® fibreglass poles
• Ring & pin system
• Front mesh vents
• Breathable fabric inner tent with part mesh door and roof
• Polyethylene 10,000HH groundsheet with fire retardant assurance
• Inner pockets
• Lantern point
• Handled carry bag
|Year of Manufacture||No|
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.
Protex® 2000 polyester flysheet
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 10,000HH groundsheet with fire retardant assurance|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable fabric inner tent with part mesh door and roof|
|Window Fabric||PVC Crystal Clear windows with internal covers|
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.
|Pack Size (cm)||57 x 15 x 15cm|
|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)||205L x 155W x 120H|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|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 compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||3|
|Pitching Time||10 mins|
|Pitching Area (cm)||No|
|Recommended Use||Adventure/ Festival|