The Vango Solace 400 TC polycotton tent is a luxurious, four berth tent, offering outstanding quality and attention to detail. The Solace 400 is a polycotton tent, making it more versatile for different weather conditions, whether its hotter or cooler camping conditions. Furthermore the tent features a king size inner tent, which offers a large bedroom, which can be split into two, via the zipped divider. The Solace also has a sewn-in groundsheet providing comfort and protection from the elements in the living space, whilst the front porch area is an open space to relax in, or prepare food in during the day.
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|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 Front Door and 1 Side Door (both with mesh panels)|
ProTex TC polycotton (polyester 35% / Cotton 65%)
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||Oxford ripstop groundsheet, waterproof to 10,000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Polycotton breathable inner tent|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC Windows, and Sky Panel Windows|
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)||210 tallest / 190 lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||70 * 49 * 45|
|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)||280 * 210 - optional zipped divider|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||505 * 310|
|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||Four beams|
|Pitching Time||8 - 15 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||505 * 310|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for couples or for smaller families wanting a technical polycotton tent, which is quick and simple to erect.|