All new for 2015, the Vango Sirocco is a two berth, free standing tent, which is pitched inner tent first for maximum versatility. The tent can be pitched using just the inner tent or can be pitched with the clip-on groundsheet, making it ideal for those wanting a versatile tent that can cope with warmer climates or the variable British weather conditions. The Sirocco 200 is also a semi-geodesic tent structure, thanks to the crossing pole sections, which create a solid and reliable tent structure. Ideal for technical end users such as backpackers, scouts and Duke of Edinburgh award students wanting a reliable, lightweight backpacking tent from Vango.
|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||1 Front Doorway|
70 Denier ProTex 5000mm Flysheet - with clips for clipping on top of inner tent.
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 weight down|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Polyester with lots mesh ventilation|
|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 105cm / Lowest: 100cm|
|Pack Size (cm)||45 * 18cm|
|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)||225 * 125cm|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||300 * 130cm|
|Pitching Order||Inner Tent First - can be pitched alone - then clip on flysheet afterwards if weather is poor|
|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||3 Alloy Poles|
|Pitching Time||12 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||330 * 200cm|
|Recommended Use||A lightweight, variable back packing tent, which can sleep two people - ideal for backpackers, lightweight campers and Scouts groups.|