The Vango Capri 400 Sky Shield fits externally to the tent, on top of the roof, to protect the roof panel of the tent from UV degradation. This is important as it will help to improve the lifetime of the tent, whilst reducing the fading of the tent fabric. Furthermore, the sky shield can help to reduce condensation, and control the temperature of the tent better, depending on the climate outside.
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2018|
Protex 4000mm, 150 Denier fabric polyester
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.
|Pack Size (cm)||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.
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.