Vango Knoydart 300 Tent (2019)
The Vango Knoydart 300 Tent is a large tunnel style tent, with space for 3 people to sleep in, with a lightweight, compact design for greater portability. Ideal for backpackers, Duke of Edinburgh scheme, and lightweight campers, who need something small and portable for scaling high altitudes. Furthermore the NEW Venturi Venting design allows the roof panel to be removed in good weather, giving a mesh roof for greater breathability, and ideal for stargazing.
- Venturi Plus Venting System - versatile venting system, with full mesh on roof for reducing condensation.
- Extra large porch area - ideal for storing gear.
- Twin Flysheet Door - opposing doors in porch of tunnel tent.
- 70 Denier Polyester Tent
- Trail Weight: 4.31kg
- Total Weight: 4.52kg
|Tent Collection||Vango Technical X-Pro|
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
|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.
|Doors||Opposing Doors - Either Side of tunnel tent|
|Flysheet Fabric||Protex Ripstop, 70-Denier Polyester Fabric, 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||70 Denier, 6000mm lightweight groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Inner Tent - sleeps three|
|Window Fabric||Welded PVC Windows|
|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)||115 Tallest / 110 Lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||L50 * W25|
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)||215 * 180|
|Floor Dimensions||410 * 200|
|Pitching Order||Layout tent flat, insert the poles, and then peg the tent out|
|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 compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||Alloy Poles - 3 Identical Poles|
|Pitching Time||10 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||430 * 220|
|Recommended Use||Ideal for higher altitude camping due to the low weight, or the warmer climates due to the large mesh panel.|