Vango Torridon 300 Tent (2019)
Ideal for lightweight campers, the Vango Torridon 300 is three-berth, lightweight tent, which offers a high-specification tent at a low price. The Torridon is very much designed for the mountains or high altitude, with durable polyester Ripstop fabric, and alloy tent poles, to reduce the weight. Perfect for DofE, backpackers or scouts, embodying all the features required for lightweight campers.
The Vango Torridon 300 Tent is a truly stunning lightweight, small pack size tent, designed to be at home in the mountains, with it's semi-geodesic design and exo-skeleton frame. An exo-skeleton frame is quick to pitch, whilst also adding strength and stability to the frame structure of the tent, whilst maximising internal living spaces. The Torridon has a semi-geodesic design, with a dome style frame, which offers better sleeping space, and greater internal height, making for an incredibly strong shelter from the elements. Ideal for long distance, high altitude trips, with a low weight (3.75kg) and an excellent 70 denier, ripstop polyester fabric.
- X-Pro design is quick to pitch, solid and durable.
- Protex RS - Ripstop Polyester Fabric
- Yunan Eco Poles - lightweight yet highly durable
- Venturi-Plus vents to reduce condensation.
- 5000mm Waterproofing.
|Tent Collection||Vango Technical X-Pro|
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
|Berth||3 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)||5000 |
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 at Opposing Ends of Tent|
|Flysheet Fabric||70 Denier, Protex RS, 5000mm Polyester Fabric |
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||70 Denier Polyester Groundsheet, 6000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Polyester Fabric|
|Window Fabric||Welded PVC 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.
|Height (cm)||120 Tallest / 115 Lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||L50 * W22|
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)||215 * 175|
|Poles or Air||Alloy |
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||2 Identical Yunan Eco Alloy Poles|
|Pitching Time||5 - 10 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||360 * 240|
|Recommended Use||Ideal for Scout groups, Duke of Edinburgh students, and backpackers seeking high altitude camping excursions.|