The Vango Tay 400 tent brings Vango's quality of manufacture and design together, at a more budgetable RRP of just £90. This tent offers a Protex 70 Denier, 3000mm polyester flysheet with Powerflex Gothic Arch Poles. The tent is easy to pitch with colour-coded poles, enabling it to be erected within 10 minutes. The crossover poles give the tent more stability whilst the Gothic Arch front pole gives extra headroom and stability to the porch. Additional features such as the 'lights out' inner bedroom, lantern hanging points and storage pockets create a well rounded small tent perfect for festival-goers and weekend-campers alike.
|Tent Collection||Vango Experience|
|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.
Protex 70D 3,000mm polyester
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|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC|
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)||70 x 18|
|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)||240 x 210|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||300 x 250cm|
|Pitching Order||Put the inner tent up first, and then strap the flysheet onto the top of the inner tent.|
|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||3|
|Pitching Time||10 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||330 x 280|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for festival, weekend and adventure camping, the Tay 400 will also be ideal for Scout groups wanting a budget tent for summer camping.|