A new design of trekking tent for the Vango 2017 collection, the Vango Galaxy 300 is a tunnel, three berth tent, with a full standing height in the porch area. Perfect for those wanting a technical tent, which has good height and lighting (Large Diamond Clear Windows in Roof) in the living space. Additionally, the Galaxy remains very lightweight, thanks to the alloy poles, weighing just 5.6kg for the entire tent. The porch also has a clip-in groundsheet, which provides further cover from the elements, and keeps the tent cleaner inside.
|Tent Collection||Vango Expedition Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2017|
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 and 1 Side Doorr|
70 Denier, Protex hexagonal flysheet, with 5000mm
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||70 Denier lightweight polyester groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Polyester Inner tent|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC Windows with curtains|
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)||187 Max / 118 Low|
|Width (cm)||220 Max / 202 Low|
|Pack Size (cm)||52 * 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)||210 * 180cm|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||440 * 220cm|
|Pitching Order||Outer first - with alloy poles - can be pitched as one|
|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||3 - 2 Large and One Short Pole|
|Pitching Time||18 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||450 * 250cm|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for Scout groups, Duke of Edinburgh, backpackers or anyone wanting a lightweight tent with standing height, living space and a technical tent, with a 5000mm waterproofing.|