The Vango Ostro 200 is a fully geodesic two berth tent, ideal for those wanting a lightweight tent that has a variable pitching system. The Ostro 200 is a free-standing tent that can be pitched inner tent only, making it ideal for when the temperatures soar during the summer months. The outer ProTex 5000mm polyester flysheet can simply be clipped onto the inner tent in the event of poor weather. Ideal for lightweight campers, scouts and Duke of Edinburgh due to the lightweight, stable structure of the tent.
|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||2 Doors on Either Side of the tent|
ProTex 70 Denier - 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 Polyester Groundsheet to keep weight of tent down|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable mesh / polyester inner tent|
|Window Fabric||TPU Welded Triangular Window|
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 108cm / Low 103cm|
|Pack Size (cm)||45 * 19|
|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 * 130cm|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||370 * 135cm|
|Pitching Order||Inner First - can be pitched just inner first|
|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||4 Alloy Poles|
|Pitching Time||18 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||400 * 170cm|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for lightweight campers needing a geodesic tent with a multitude of pitching options, and for those wanting a tent that can cope with various types of weather.|