The Vango Torridon 200 Tent is part of the new collection of X-Pro lightweight tents from Vango, offering a distinctive new look, and a better specification of product. The Torridon is a semi-geodesic dome tent, with and exo-skeleton design (poles are outside the tent held by clips). The Torridon has excellent space within the inner tent, and also has a small porch on each side of the tent for entry / exit or storage points.
|Tent Collection||Vango Technical X-Pro|
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
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||2 Doors - 1 Either side|
Protex RS Flysheet, 5000mm, 70 Denier
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.
Denier - a measurement used to determine the thickness of the tent flysheet. It relates to the fibre thickness, or thread counts used. The thicker the fabric, generally the stronger, and more durable the fabric will be. The denier really reflects the lifetime to be expected of the tent, and how quickly, it will be affected by UV Degradation.
|Groundsheet Fabric||70 Denier Lightweight Groundsheet, 6000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Polyester Inner Tent|
|Window Fabric||Welded PVC Window|
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)||120 Tallest / 110 Lowest|
|Width (cm)||235 Widest / 220 Lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||L50.0 x W19.0cm|
|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)||220 * 180|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||275 * 235|
|Pitching Order||Make the poles first, then plug them into the ferrules, and clip the poles into the frame.|
|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 compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||Two Identical Poles|
|Pitching Time||5 - 10 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||300 * 250|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for lightweight campers, needing a smaller pack size, two-berth tent with excellent technical properties.|