The Vango Kalu 400 is a unique four berth tent, using a tied arch pole system fox maximum use of space. Only one main pole is used, with two poles running from the centre pole to create a stable and effective tent design. Additionally, the Kalu 400 has the Vista front to ensure it is bright and airy throughout the tent. Perfect for weekend camping, adventure camping or for couples wanting a smaller tent with standing height.
|Tent Collection||Vango Family Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2015|
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|
70 Denier Polyester - Waterproof to 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||Sewn-in polyethylene groundsheet - 10,000mm Hydrostatic Head|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester inner tent - lights out inner - so you can sleep in the morning without the sun awakening you.|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC Windows - plenty of light can fill the tent during the day|
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)||Max 200 / Low 182|
|Pack Size (cm)||65 * 29 * 29|
|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)||240 * 210|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||410 * 260|
|Pitching Order||Outer First - All in one pitching|
|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||1 Main Pole - 2 Brow Poles|
|Pitching Time||8 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||440 * 300|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for weekend camping during the summer months|