Vango Storm Shelter 800 Mountain Tent
Safety dictates that the Vango Storm Shelter 800 emergency shelter is a must have piece of equipment, ideal for those on Duke of Edinburgh Gold schemes or for mountaineers.
The largest of the three Storm Shelters, the Vango Storm Shelter 800 can hour up to 8 people in an emergency. The Shelter is an important piece of equipment, that may save your life one day. It's bright orange to attract attention, should you become stranded. Ideal for Duke of edinburgh schemes.
- Duke of Edinburgh Recommended Kit
- Protex® 3000HH HC polyester 70D
- Sealed seams
- Fire retardant fabrics
- Crystal Clear window
- Vents with mesh covering
- Drawcord at base
- Reflective strips on top
- Waterproof seats
- Integrated stuffsac
|Tent Collection||Vango Expedition Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2018|
|Berth||8 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.
|Flysheet Fabric||Protex® HC 3000 polyester body |
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.
|Window Fabric||Crystal Clear window|
|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.
|Pack Size (cm)||27 x ø17cm|
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.
|Recommended Use||Survival / Emergency|