The Vango Trek Tarp is a matching tarp for the Backpacking collection of Vango tents, and is designed to fit securely onto any trekking tent, offering additional living space and storage space. The Trek tarp also utilises a small pack size, ensuring it will fit into your backpack (43 * 8cm) and has a light weight, of just 660 grams, mainly due to the alloy pole it uses, to reduce the weight. Fits onto the following tents:
|Tent Collection||Vango Expedition Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2016|
Protex 70 Denier polyester flysheet - 5000mm - Hydrostatic Head
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.
|Pack Size (cm)||45 * 8|
|Poles||Single Alloy Pole|
|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.