Vango Faros Low Awning (2019)
Fits Vehicles 180-210cm
The Vango Faros Low "Drive-away" awning, designed for those wanting a poled drive-away awning, which meets a budget price, and offers plenty of external living and storage space. Drive-away essentially means the awning can be left free-standing whilst you leave the campsite for the day. Furthermore, the Faros utilises the new Sentinel active fabric, to keep the overall weight down on the awning, without compromising on quality.
- Sentinel 70 Denier Active Fabric
- Based on the design of the best selling Kela Awning.
- Low Height - fits vans between 180-210cm
- Front Door has full mesh panel
- Includes Bracer pole for stability.
|Fabric Denier||70 Denier (Polyester) |
Denier - a measurement used to determine the thickness of the tent flysheet. It relates to the fibre thickness, or thread counts used. The thicker the fabric, generally the stronger, and more durable the fabric will be. The denier really reflects the lifetime to be expected of the tent, and how quickly, it will be affected by UV Degradation.
|Awning Type||VW Style Drive-Away |
Seasonal: A caravan awning specifically designed for touring, and temporary camping pitches. Ideal for fair weather campers, needing an awning for shorter trips. Usually uses lighter fabrics, for easier portability, and easier pitching.
Residential: Ideal for those camping for longer durations, wanting an awning that can be left pitched all season, or for a month or more at a time. Residential awnings usually use heavier weight fabrics, designed to last longer, and not fade as fast in the UV sunshine rays.
DriveAway VW Awnings: Designed to go onto VW or similar vans, or motorhomes with the correct attachment height. Can be left free-standing at the site if you need your vehicle to get off-site.
Fixed VW Awnings: Reliant on the van or motorhome for the structure of the product. Van cannot be removed offsite once the awning is set up.
|Kador Length (cm)||278|
|Tent Collection||Vango Experience|
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
|Hydrostatic Head (mm)||3000 |
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 / 1 Side Door (2 Side Doors in Connecting Strip)|
|Flysheet Fabric||Sentinel Active 70 Denier Polyester 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||Flat entry groundsheet|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC windows with toggled curtains.|
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.
|Pack Size (cm)||L75 * W25 * H 25cm|
|Floor Dimensions||275 * 290cm|
|Pitching Order||Attach to van, and then insert poles, and peg down awning|
|Poles Diameter / Beam Size||12.7mm / 11mm / 9.5mm|
|Poles or Air||Powerflex® Fibreglass |
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 Main Poles / 1 Bracer Pole|
|Fire Retardant||Yes |
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.
|Pitching Time||15 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||290 * 275|
|Recommended Use||Ideal for short-term pitching, to increase the living space of the camper van, offering a value for money, drive-away awning.|
Fabric Specification - Sentinel Active