The Vango Ostro 300 tent is new for 2015, offering a variable pitch, fully geodesic tent that can be pitched as an inner tent only, making it ideal for warmer climates. Additionally, the Ostro 300 features the ProTex flysheet, which is waterproof to 5000mm - making it perfect for the variable British weather conditions. The Ostro 300 is a lightweight tent due to the lightweight fabric utilised, and the alloy poles, which criss-cross to create a stable, geodesic shape. Ideal for lightweight campers, backpackers, and scout types, wanting a versatile Vango 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||Four Doorways - Two at either side|
70 Denier Polyester - ProTex 5000mm Waterproof Flysheet
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 Groundsheet|
|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 115 / Low 110|
|Pack Size (cm)||47 * 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 * 170cm|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||370 * 180cm|
|Pitching Order||Inner Pitch 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|
|Pitching Time||18 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||400 * 200|
|Recommended Use||Lightweight, variable pitch tent perfect for British weather or for warmer climates - perfect for technical end users.|