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Vango Helix 100
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Vango Helix 100 Tent (2016)

Quick Overview

The Vango Helix 100 tent is an alloy pole, lightweight tent, offering shelter for the lone camper. The Helix 100 offers a really small pack size and very low weight, which is ideal for portability.

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Perfect for the solo camper, the Vango Helix 100 is a budget lightweight tent, filled with great technical features, making it ideal for those wanting a compact pack size tent, with a very low weight (1.63kg). The Helix 100 is suitable for lightweight backpackers, cyclists and mountain marathoners, and it can be pitched within seven minutes.

  • 7001 Alloy poles for a low weight, but stable tent design
  • Waterproof to 5000mm
  • Sleeps just one person
  • Inner pitches first

Additional Information

Manufacturer Vango
Tent Collection Vango Expedition Collection
Year of Manufacture 2016
Berth 1 Man

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) 5000

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.

Colour Cactus
Doors 1 Front Door
Flysheet Fabric Polyester, 70 Denier, 5000mm Flysheet - tested in the field

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 Lightweight 70 Denier Polyester
Inner Fabric Breathable polyester inner tent
Window Fabric No
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.

Height (cm) 88 High / 83 Low
Length (cm) 260 Outer / 233 Inner
Width (cm) 100 Outer / 90 Inner
Pack Size (cm) 40.0 x ø13.0cm
Weight (kg) 1.63
Pole Bag Weight (kg) No
Skin 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) 220 * 90
Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm) No
Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm) No
Bedroom 4 Dimensions No
Floor Dimensions 260 * 100
Pitching Order Inner Tent First, then strap the outer on top, cannot be pitched as one though.
Poles or Air Alloy

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 Alloy Poles
Pitching Time 7 - 10 Minutes
Pitching Area (cm) 300 * 150 Maximum Space
Recommended Use Perfect for lightweight backpackers, scouts, Duke of Edinburgh or lightweight cyclists, wanting a compact pack size tent, jam packed with technical features
Specifications No
  • Tunnel style of tent, which offers a greater amount of internal space.
  • The tent pitches inner first, making it ideal for pitching without the flysheet in the warmer conditions
  • Protex 70 Denier, 5000mm flysheet, which is fully waterproof, and highly reliable
  • Polyester 70 Denier groundsheet, with a 6000mm rating
  • High Grade alloy poles, for a stronger design of tent
  • Part mesh inner door, lets added ventilation in the warmer months.
  • O-Shaped inner doors, are perfect for easy opening, taking hassle away from pitching
  • Rain-stop doors, allow the doors of the tent to be opened without rain water seeping in. A common annoyance on earlier tent designs
  • Flysheet door vent, allows you to ventilate and reduce condensation within the tent
  • Inner Pockets for stowing valuables
  • Line-Lok guylines runners, lock securely and simply to the guyline
  • Factory taped seams for a reliable, water tight seal
  • Orange, reflective high strength guylines
  • Fast packing tent bag, with a wide mouth
  • Fire retardant fabrics - meets the EN5912
  • Weather tested in a independent test centre
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