Vango Skye 400 Air Tent (2019)
The Vango Skye 400 Air Tent is the smallest Airbeam tent we sell, offering an adventure style tent that sleeps up to four people. Ideal for those who like to tour from campsite to campsite and need something quick, simple to pitch and reliable. Based on the popular designs of the Beta, the Skye 400 Air offers a tunnel style design of tent, which allows plenty of living space, and sleeping space. Furthermore, the Skye Air 400 uses the new Sentinel Active 70 Denier fabric, with a 3000mm wateproof rating.
- Linked-in groundsheet - easy to remove / clean
- Double-Action pump with gauge included
- Airspeed valve for simple inflation
- Diamond Clear windows
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
|Berth||4 Man |
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)||3000 |
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 Door Entry|
|Flysheet Fabric||Sentinel Active 70 Denier Fabric |
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||Polyethylene Groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Polyester inner tent|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear Windows PVC|
|Fire Retardant||Yes |
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)||140 Tallest / 130 Lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||75 * 33 * 33cm|
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)||240 * 210|
|Pitching Order||Unroll the tent, peg out the four corners, and then inflate the 3 tubes|
|Poles or Air||Vango AirBeam™ |
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 compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||3 Airbeams|
|Pitching Time||8 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||425 * 255|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for summer use, whether its for touring or for weekend camping, the Skye 400 Air is the perfect accomplice to any short-term camping trip.|