The Vango Mistral 200 tent is brand new for 2015, and a new styling of tent to Vango, offering a variable pitching solution. The tent uses a floating alloy pole system to create additional living space, and erects via the inner tent first, which can be pitched alone, without the flysheet should you be camping in a very warm climate. This is further enhanced by the mesh inner tent, which has an abundance of vents, to ensure you can still get a comfortable night's sleep in the warmer conditions. The flysheet can be attached on top of the inner should you need a more versatile tent to cope with the variable British weather conditions.
|Tent Collection||Vango Expedition 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||4 Doors - 2 Doors on Either Side of the Tent|
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 to keep the weight down|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Polyester - lots of mesh ventilation|
|Window Fabric||Welded TPU - Triangular Windows on the doorway|
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 120cm / Lowest 115cm|
|Pack Size (cm)||50 * 18|
|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)||220 * 180|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||265cm * 230cm|
|Pitching Order||Inner First - stand alone inner tent - can be pitched alone as an inner|
|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||Four Alloy Poles|
|Pitching Time||15 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||300 * 250cm|
|Recommended Use||Lightweight, backpacking tent perfect for technical campers wanting a variable pitching tent|