The Vango Ark 400 is a superb four berth, double-skin tent, a simple tunnel tent with a gothic arch pole on the front to create a nice size porch. Great internal sleeping space allows for a double airbed to fit comfortably within the inner tent, whilst leaving space for your personal items and gear. The beauty of this tent is the ease of pitching - the tent pitches as one, and can be pitched within five minutes.
|Tent Collection||Vango Adventure Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2017|
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.
70D Polyester 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||10,000mm PE Groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Polyester Inner|
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)||61*18*19|
|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||4 Bedrooms|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||240 * 210 Approximate|
|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 compated to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||2 Poles|
|Pitching Time||5 - 10 Minutes minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||300 * 320 for ease of pitching|
|Recommended Use||Spring / Summer|
March 12, 2019Ivan Herron from Armagh asked:
Q is the flysheet good Quality or is it paper thin just before I buy this tent
A The flysheet is a 70 Denier fabric, which is the average fabric used for a tent, but adventure tents are typically made for Summer environments, and 70 Denier is absolutely fine. You will not get a small tent with a thicker flysheet to my knowledge. The super lightweight tents have 15 Denier fabric, whilst the big family tents go up to 420 Denier. So 70D is about right for this type of tent.
February 28, 2019Ivan Herron from Armagh asked:
Q has the porch Windows got blinds
A The porch windows do have curtains, you can see them in the photo.
February 27, 2019Ivan Herron from Armagh asked:
Q has the sleeping compartment a sewn in ground sheet
A Yes the inner tent has a fully sealed groundsheet.