The Vango Nevis 300 tent is a three-berth lightweight tent, balancing weight, pack size and living space perfectly. As part of the Vango Technical Experience collection, the Nevis offers superb features at a great price, making it more affordable for Scout groups and Duke of Edinburgh groups looking for a technical performance tent at the right price. The Nevis features a small pack size, and a low weight with the tent weighing just 2.47kg.
|Tent Collection||Vango Technical Experience|
|Year of Manufacture||2018|
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 Side entry door|
Protex 70 Denier fabric, 3000mm waterproofing
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 groundsheet, 6000mm waterproofing|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester lining|
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 tall / 105 low|
|Pack Size (cm)||46 * 17|
|Weight (kg)||2.47 / 2.26 trail weight|
|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 * 175|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||240 * 240|
|Pitching Order||Pitch outer first and clip inner into tent, then the tent can be pitched as one|
|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 side poles|
|Pitching Time||5 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||46 * 17|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for lightweight campers, whether it be for Duke of Edinburgh or backers, the Nevis is a nice specification tent at an affordable price.|