The Vango Taiga 500 footprint groundsheet is ideal for preventing wear and tear on your Airbeam tent, as it will sit under the base of the tent, protecting it from the elements or the rockier camping grounds. The groundsheet is easy to clean, making it ideal for muddier camping trips, as it should stop the tent getting covered in mud, and then you can simply hose the footprint groundsheet out at home to clean it. Additionally, the extension groundsheet is included and will fit into the porch area of the tent, adding some protection and comfort to the front porch.
|Year of Manufacture||2015|
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, 10,000mm|
|Pack Size (cm)||No|
|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.
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.