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Vango Alpha 400 Tent
Vango Alpha 400 Tent Alpha 400 Floorplan 3000mm Flysheet Lights Out Inners Keeps Tent Darker Linked-in Groundsheet 2 Year Warranty

Vango Alpha 400 Tent (2016)

Quick Overview

A superb four man adventure tent from Vango, ideally priced for festival goers or people looking for spontaneous weekends away.

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Regular Price: £95.00

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The Alpha 400 by Vango is a four man dome tent with a good spacious front porch with a gothic arch pole. Ideal for first-time campers, festival enthusiasts and cycle/motor cycle campers. Pitch the inner first, then strap the flysheet on top - the tent can be pitched in approximately ten minutes. Perfect for those wanting a small pack size tent, the Alpha 400 only weighs 5.07kg, and has a pack size of 55 * 19 * 19cm, making it ideal for a multitude of different campers, wanting a stylish and functional tent.

  • Inner pitches first
  • Lights Out inner - makes it easier to sleep in the morning
  • Linked-in PE Groundsheet in porch

Additional Information

Manufacturer Vango
Tent Collection Vango Adventure Collection
Year of Manufacture No
Berth 4 Man

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) 3000

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.

Colour Atlantic / Black
Doors 1
Flysheet Fabric Protex® 3000 polyester embossed 70 Denier fabric - tried and tested across Vango range

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 Diamond Clear PVC windows with internal covers - lets lots of light into tent during day
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) 135 Max / 130 Low
Length (cm) 300
Width (cm) 250
Pack Size (cm) 60*21
Weight (kg) 5.15
Pole Bag Weight (kg) No
Skin Double

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) 210 x 240
Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm) No
Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm) No
Bedroom 4 Dimensions No
Floor Dimensions No
Pitching Order No
Poles or Air Fibreglass

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 - 2 Dome Poles and 1 Porch Pole
Pitching Time 10 mins
Pitching Area (cm) 330 * 280
Recommended Use Spring/Summer
  • Fire Retardant - to meet with EN5912 regulations - tried and tested fabric, tested independently to ensure it conforms to law.
  • Lights Out inner tent - allows you to sleep for longer in the morning, stopping the sun from waking you very early.
  • Inner Tent pitching first - pitch the inner first, then attach the outer on top
  • ProTex 70 Denier Fabric - this is tried and tested Vango polyester flysheet, waterproof to 3000mm - more than adequate for British weather conditions.
  • Powerflex Fibreglass Poles
  • Breathable Polyester Inner tent
  • Linked-in groundsheet keeps the porch area nice and clean
  • King pole eyelets on front door - allows you to make a canopy with front door when weather permits
  • Handled Carry bag for ease of portability
  • Waterproof PE Groundsheet adds protection at the base of the tent, ensuring you stay cosy and dry whilst camping.
  • Approved by Scout Association as perfect for Scout Groups.
  • Part mesh inner door - for allowing ventilation and airflow
  • Reflective webbing on tent, so torchlight can see the tent in the night
  • Lantern hanging point
Features No
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