Vango Alton 400 Air Tent (2020)
The Alton Air 400 is a spacious four-berth tent, with an Airbeam design for added convenience, offering a host of features such as the Queen bedrooms, 60cm wide for each person to sleep in, with toggled privacy curtains. Furthermore, the tent uses a tried and tested 70-Denier polyester waterproof fabric, perfect for weekender camping over the Summer months.
New to the range for 2020, the Vango Alton 400 inflatable air tent, offers a quick-pitching tunnel style tent, with a pre-attached sun canopy, perfect for weekender campers wanting a spacious tent, with an area to the front for socialising. The integration of the NEW Nightfall inner tent, allows for a better night's sleep, as it will enhance the darkness of the tent in the early mornings. Furthermore, the tent features a sewn-in groundsheet, with a drop down side door, ideal for prams, wheelchairs and easier entry. The front canopy also allows for a "rain-safe" entry point - with the ability to enter / exit the tent without getting the interior the tent wet.
- Hybrid design - features a pole and air design.
- Quick-pitching tent
- Sewn-in groundsheet
- Drop-down doors for easier entry.
- Extended living space
|Tent Collection||Vango Experience|
|Year of Manufacture||2020|
|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.
|Doors||1 Front Door with Mesh Panel / 1 Side Door with Drop Down Door|
|Flysheet Fabric||Sentinel 70-Denier Polyester tent |
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.
|Fabric Denier||70 Denier (Polyester) |
Denier - a measurement used to determine the thickness of the tent flysheet. It relates to the fibre thickness, or thread counts used. The thicker the fabric, generally the stronger, and more durable the fabric will be. The denier really reflects the lifetime to be expected of the tent, and how quickly, it will be affected by UV Degradation.
|Groundsheet Fabric||Double-coated polyethylene groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester inner - Nightfall Fabric - reduces early morning light.|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear Windows with toggled curtains|
|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.
|Pack Size (cm)||L70 * W36 * H32|
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)||240 * 210|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||Bedroom 1: 120 * 210|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||Bedroom 2: 120 * 210|
|Floor Dimensions||265 * 530|
|Pitching Order||Peg the corners, inflate the beams, and plug in the front pole.|
|Poles or Air||Vango AirBeam™ |
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 Main Air Tubes / 1 Fibreglass Front Pole|
|Pitching Time||10 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||550 * 300|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for Spring / Summer time, fair weather conditions, offering a spacious four berth tent for weekend or festival campers.|
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