New for 2017, the Vango Sonoma 250 caravan porch awning offers something new, with a luxurious, spacious and dynamic design. The Sonoma utilises the 420 Denier Sentinel Pro polyester flysheet, with a waterproofing of 6000mm, for durablility and superb weather protection. A unique design, the Sonoma has a interior living space, with a large front door, which can be removed if the weather is nice, and a large front pre-attached front canopy, ideal for preparing food, or sitting in of an evening. Furthermore, you can customise the Sonoma awning by adding an annex on either side of the awning, or mesh doors for added comfort, ventilation and versatility. Quick to pitch, and technically superb, the Sonoma is an excellent choice for the caravanner wanting a spacious awning, which can be altered to suit different needs.
|Kador Length (cm)||No|
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2017|
|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.
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.
|Doors||1 Front Door and 2 Side Doors|
420 Denier Polyester flysheet, with 6000mm waterproofing (Sentinel Pro 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.
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester - annex sold separately|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC Windows with zipped curtains|
|Height (cm)||200 (236 - 250cm attachment height)|
|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.
|Pack Size (cm)||L78.0 x H37.0 x W42.0cm|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Floor Dimensions||280 * 200|
|Pitching Order||Fly First - inflate the two airbeams to create structure|
|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||2 Airbeams|
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.
|Pitching Time||10 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||300 * 250|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for caravan owners wanting a porch awning, which is versatile, spacious and quick to pitch.|