Vango Banshee 300 Tent (2017)
The Banshee 300 is the bigger brother to the Vango Banshee 200, offering enough space for three people to sleep in. Ideal for expeditions, backpackers and Duke of Edinburgh award recommended. A stable, compact, and lightweight tent (2.75kg) with a more spacious design ensuring there is space for your gear to be stored. Additionally, the Banshee 300 now features two doors, one on either side of the tent, making it more flexible to the end user's needs. The Tension Band System adds much more stability to the tent, ensuring it is capable of coping in adverse weather conditions - when the wind picks up, simply use the storm straps to strengthen the structure of the tent.
- Reflective Guylines for better pitching and less chance of tripping in the dark.
- Tension Band System aids tent structure
- Colour Coded poles for fast, and easy pitching
- Weighs just 2.75kg.
|Tent Collection||Vango Expedition Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2017|
|Berth||3 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)||5000 |
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.
|Flysheet Fabric||Protex HC 5000 polyester flysheet - 70 Denier 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||Polyester 6000HH inner groundsheet (lightweight fabric)|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable fabric inner tent reduces the condensation within the tent|
|Fire Retardant||No |
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)||108 at highest point /|
|Length (cm)||290 and longest point|
|Pack Size (cm)||48 x ø 16cm|
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)||228L x 164W x 95H|
|Floor Dimensions||290 *200|
|Poles or Air||Alloy |
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||2|
|Pitching Time||7 mins|
|Recommended Use||Trekking/ Backpacking/ Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions|