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Helix 200 Tent
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Vango Helix 200 Tent (2017)

Quick Overview

The Vango Helix 200 is a great first time technical tent for those new to lightweight trek based camping, based on the Vango Soul tent - but using an upgraded flysheet and alloy poles.

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Regular Price: £125.00

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The Vango Helix 200 tent is a classic, two pole tunnel tent, which is ideal for those looking for a compact tent for one or two people. Quick and easy to erect, the Vango Helix 200 is a great first tent, ideal for those new to lightweight trek based camping, Duke of Edinburgh schemes or Scouts. Additionally, the tent is based on the best selling Adventure Tent - the Vango Soul - and encompasses all the same popular features - including the fact that the tent can be pitched in under 5 minutes. The main difference being that the Helix uses alloy poles, as opposed to the heavier, less stable fibreglass poles used in a Soul tent.

  • Updated colour scheme for 2017
  • Reflective guylines add lots of visibility to the tent at night
  • NEW Easy Pack Compression stuffsack for packing the product away.
  • Weighs just 1.85kg

Additional Information

Manufacturer Vango
Tent Collection Vango Expedition Collection
Year of Manufacture 2017
Berth 2 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 Anthracite
Doors 1
Flysheet Fabric The Protex 70 Denier polyester flysheet - 5000mm Hydrostatic Head

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 reduces condensation
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) 95
Length (cm) 270
Width (cm) 135
Pack Size (cm) 41.0 x 13.0 (L x D)
Weight (kg) 1.85
Pole Bag Weight (kg) No
Skin Double

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) No
Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm) No
Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm) No
Bedroom 4 Dimensions No
Floor Dimensions 270 x 135
Pitching Order No
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
Pitching Time Under 5 Minutes
Pitching Area (cm) 300 * 200
Recommended Use Backpacking, Duke of Edinburgh and Lightweight Trek Camping
Specifications No
  • Inner First - Simple and quick to pitch, and allows the tent to be used without the flysheet in warm climates
  • The Protex 70 Denier polyester flysheet is a highly waterproof, durable and reliable fabric that will keep you dry and comfortable, and it's exclusive to Vango
  • All flysheet and groundsheet seams are factory taped, giving a water tight seal
  • 70 denier lightweight polyester groundsheet is the perfect blend of waterproofness, durability and reliability
  • Compression stuffsac for easy pack-and-go
  • Breathable polyester inner tent- the fabric allows condensation to pass through, ensuring a comfortable nights sleep
  • Vango PowerLite 7001-T6 alloy poles are lightweight, compact and durable.
  • The guy lines are attached to the tent at optimum positions for stability and tension.
  • Line Lok patented guyline runners lock securely, release simply and perform in all conditions
  • Colour Coded Poles for more intuitive pitching
  • Pole sleeve tension adjusters keep the flysheet taut, therefore enhancing weather resistance
  • Conveniently positioned inner tent pockets store snacks, torches or electronics
  • Vango weather test each of their tents to the European standard EN5912, in a certified wind and rain test centre. This is to ensure they will perform in the worst of weather and perform to advertised standards.
  • Flysheet vents with mesh coverings allow vapour to pass through, reducing condensation, but keep the bugs out
  • The blink of a reflective tab in the beam of a head torch is a reassuring sight at the end of a long day. Multiple reflective points on the pole sleeves, pegging points and vents ensure that the tent is picked up by your light, making sure you do not get lost in the dark trying to locate the tent.
  • Part mesh inner door - Increases ventilation in the inner tent while keeping bugs out
  • All Vango tents use fully fire retardant fabrics that meet the European EN5912 safety standard which will give you and your family peace of mind
  • Orange high strength guy ropes - easy to see meaning you do not trip over them.
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