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The Vango Bute 400 tent new for 2015, offering a four berth tent that is ideal for weekend campers and for people going fishing. The tunnel tent is an attractive tent, which is easy to pitch, and features a front canopy to protect the front door from the elements. The Bute 400 also benefits from "All in One" pitching system, which enables the tent to be pitched quickly and efficiently as one full unit. Perfect for couples, small families and fisherman wanting an affordable tent for weekend camping.
|Tent Collection||Vango Family Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2015|
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||1 Front Door|
70 Polyester Denier, 4000mm Hydrostatic Head
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||Linked-in Groundsheet - 10,000mm - Polyethylene groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable 'lights out' polyester inner tent|
|Window Fabric||Large Diamond Clear PVC Windows for great views of the scenery|
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)||Max 185cm / Low 175cm|
|Pack Size (cm)||63 * 19 * 18|
|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)||240 * 210cm|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||305 * 260|
|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 Main Poles and 1 Brow Pole for Front Canopy|
|Pitching Time||15 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||320 * 300|
|Recommended Use||Summer Camping - for those wanting a small tent with good standing height for weekend camping|