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Helix 300 Tent
Helix 300 Tent Helix 300 Floorplan Duke of Edinburgh Recommended Kit 5000mm Powerlite Alloy Poles 2 Year Warranty


Vango Helix 300 Tent (2017)

Quick Overview

Vango's new technical tent - the Vango Helix 300 is a lightweight three man tent, based on the Soul 300 - but with alloy poles and an upgraded flysheet for added protection from the elements. Perfect for lightweight campers, Duke of Edinburgh and Scout groups.

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A quick-pitching three berth, lightweight tent, the Vango Helix 300 can be pitched in less than five minutes, and can sleep two - three people in it's tunnel shape. Ideal for those wanting a lightweight, small pack size tent, as the Helix 300 has a low weight of just 2.35kg, thanks to the alloy poles used. The Helix pitches inner first, and then the outer flysheet straps onto the frame of the tent. Recommended for Duke of Edinburgh, Scouts and lightweight backpackers, who require a stable, reliable tent packed with Vango technical features.

  • Reflective Guylines with LineLok Runners
  • 'Easy pack' Compression sack for quick packing

Additional Information

Manufacturer Vango
Tent Collection Vango Expedition Collection
Year of Manufacture 2017
Berth 3 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 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
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) 118
Length (cm) 288
Width (cm) 197
Pack Size (cm) 41.0 x 15.0 (L x D)
Weight (kg) 2.35
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) 220 * 185
Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm) No
Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm) No
Bedroom 4 Dimensions No
Floor Dimensions 288 x 197
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 Around 5 Minutes
Pitching Area (cm) 320 * 220
Recommended Use Duke of Edinburgh, Lightweight backpacking and technical trekking
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 - a new style of stuffsack for 2015.
  • 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.
  • Colour Coded Poles for more intuitive pitching - and ensures you do not enter the poles into the wrong sleeves.
  • Pole sleeve tension adjusters keep the flysheet taut, therefore enhancing weather resistance.
  • Line Lok patented guyline runners lock securely, release simply and perform in all conditions.
  • Conveniently positioned inner tent pockets store snacks, torches or electronics.
  • Vango weather test each and every single tent to ensure it is capable of matching their specifications.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • High Visibility reflective high strength guy ropes - making them easier to see in the dark
  • Uses fire retardant materials to ensure the safety of the end user.
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