New for 2016, but based on last year's Attar, the Vango Kela III Deluxe 380 Standard awning is the perfect choice for those wanting a wider drive-away awning for their motorhome. The Kela Deluxe 380 measures 380cm wide, as the name suggests, and will fit onto a 3 metre awning rail. Additionally, the awning can hold up to two sleeping compartments in the inside (sold seperately), allowing four people to sleep inside the awning if necessary. The front canopy is also an excellent additional living space, and can be unclipped in the event of poor weather conditions.
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2016|
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||4 Doorways - 2 Connecting Side Doors / 1 Front and 1 Side Door|
ProTex 6000mm, 420 Denier polyester, double-ripstop flysheet - a more durable awning, designed to repel 6000mm of water pressue
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 Polyester Groundsheet - for keeping the draughts, and elements out|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester inner - sold separately (can hold two inner tents)|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear Large PVC windows - give outstanding views of surroundings|
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)||235 Max / 205 Low|
|Length (cm)||435 W/O Canopy / 535 With Canopy|
|Pack Size (cm)||L78.0 x H41.0 x W43.0cm|
|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 * 140 - sold separately or part of bundle deals below|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||210 * 140 - sold separately|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||535 * 380|
|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 Front Pole for Zip off Sun Canopy - alloy for lighter weight|
|Pitching Time||5 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||550 * 400|
|Recommended Use||Spring to Summer usage - 205 - 235cm - an extra wide awning for added living space, free-standing and drive away.|