The Vango Bora 300 tent is a lightweight, small pack size, three berth tent ideal for the warmer climates, or for the British summertime. The Bora utilises a multi-pitching system, allowing the inner tent to be pitched as a stand alone unit. The waterproof flysheet can then be clipped on top in the event of bad weather, ensuring you are protected from the rain. The main advantage the Bora 300 has over other tents, is the amount of mesh ventilation it has, allowing fresh air into the tent, and stopping a build up of condensation. Additionally, the Bora has two opposing doorways, allowing entry / exit from either side of the tent, thus increasing the versatility of the tent.
|Tent Collection||Vango Expedition Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2016|
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.
|Doors||2 Doorways - Entry / Exit from either side of the tent|
70 Denier Polyester ProTex Flysheet - 5000mm waterproofing treatment
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||Lightweight polyester groundsheet - 70 Denier - 6000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Polyester inner - with plenty of mesh for added ventilation|
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)||102 High / 95 Low|
|Width (cm)||210 Widest / 162 Internal|
|Pack Size (cm)||46 * 15|
|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)||224 * 162|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||270 * 210|
|Pitching Order||Inner Can be Pitched alone, or you can clip outer onto the tent|
|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 - 1 Large and 1 Small|
|Pitching Time||8 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||300 * 200|
|Recommended Use||Ideal for warmer weather camping, as it can be pitched with just the inner tent, and has plenty of mesh points, for added comfort, ventilation and a reduction of condensation|