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Vango Faros Low Awning (2019)

Special Price £249.99 Regular Price £275.00
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The Vango Faros Low offers a value for money drive-away awning, ideal for VW T or vans motorhomes with a height of between 180-210cm tall. Furthermore, the Faros can be detached from the van, and left free-standing, allowing you access to your vehicle to take off-site.

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.
More Information
Fabric Denier70 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 TypeVW 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.

Fitting-Height (Awnings)180-210cm
Kador Length (cm)278
ManufacturerVango
Tent CollectionVango Experience
Year of Manufacture2019
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.

ColourGrey
Doors1 Front Door / 1 Side Door (2 Side Doors in Connecting Strip)
Flysheet FabricSentinel 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 FabricFlat entry groundsheet
Window FabricDiamond Clear PVC windows with toggled curtains.
Height (cm)205
Length (cm)275
Width (cm)290
Weight (kg)9.70
SkinSingle

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
Supplied With
  • Pre-attached 6mm kador rail strip for easy attachment to Fiamma / Omnistors or C Rails
  • Over-vehicle webbing straps - tension straps for positioning over vehicle and pegging other side.
  • Roof-bar attachment tabs - velcro tabs for securing to roof bars of vans.
  • Sleeve for pole & clamp kit - an alternate attachment method.
  • Steel Pegs - small, light, durable pegs, for keeping the awning bolted down into the ground.
  • Easy-pack carry bag - an oversized bag to make packing away easier.
Floor Dimensions275 * 290cm
Pitching OrderAttach to van, and then insert poles, and peg down awning
Poles Diameter / Beam Size12.7mm / 11mm / 9.5mm
Poles or AirPowerflex® 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 / Beams2 Main Poles / 1 Bracer Pole
Fire RetardantYes

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 Time15 minutes
Pitching Area (cm)290 * 275
Recommended UseIdeal for short-term pitching, to increase the living space of the camper van, offering a value for money, drive-away awning.
Specifications

Fabric Specification - Sentinel Active

  • Waterproof, easy to clean (3000mm)
  • Weight - 62g/m2 for a lower weight
  • Fully taped seams
  • UPF 30+ - ultraviolet protection factor
  • Fire Retardant - meets ISO5912
Features
  • Vango Powerflex Poles, strong, lightweight structure
  • Linked-in groundsheet - stops draughts.
  • Sentinel Active - making the product lightweight, yet effective pack size.
  • Vango Patented Tension Band System II - ideal for creating a stronger structure.
  • High visibility guy lines, ideal for not tripping over.
  • Adjustable pegging points
  • Diamond clear windows give awning a light, airy feel
  • Toggled privacy curtains
  • Flat entry groundsheet - drops to floor for easy access
  • Two doors in tunnel awning
  • Roll-away connecting tunnel - ideal for when you leave the awning on site.
  • King pole doors for creating canopy (King Poles do not come with)
  • Mesh front door - allows plenty of ventilation
  • Airzone Ventilation - allows plenty of venting throughout the awning
  • Wide-mouth carry bag for easier packing away

Bundle Promotions

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    Vango Faros / Palm Footprint (GP002)
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    Vango Free-Standing Bedroom Inner Tent

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    Vango Faros Low Awning (2019)
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    Vango Faros / Palm Footprint (GP002)
    +
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    Vango Universal Carpet 130 * 240cm (CP001)

    £314.94 £279.94

    £35.00 discount.

    - £35.00 discount on buying this offer.

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    Vango Faros Low Awning (2019)
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    Vango Faros / Palm Footprint (GP002)

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    £35.00 discount.

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