The Vango Zenith 300 is one of the lightest weight three-berth tents on the market (2.55kg), offering a single pole construction with an alloy pole for added stability. Perfect for the campers wanting a small pack size tent (47 * 14cm), which is easy to erect, and more than capable of coping with the British weather, making it ideal for both Scout Groups and Duke of Edinburgh award schemes. Additionally, the other added benefit of the Zenith 300 tent, is that is has opposing doors, for easy access into the tent, meaning you need not wake the person next to you to leave the tent of night. The Tension Band system can be used in the event of bad weather, to secure tent the structure, making it stronger in the wind.
|Tent Collection||Vango Expedition Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2016|
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 Opposing Doorways - 1 Either Side for added convenience, and comfort|
Protex, 70 Denier polyester flysheet, with 5000mm waterproofing treatment
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||Lightweight 70 Denier polyester groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester inner tent|
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)||113 High / 101 Low|
|Length (cm)||External 250cm / 215 internal|
|Width (cm)||245 Max / 180 internal|
|Pack Size (cm)||47 * 14|
|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)||215 * 180|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||250 * 245|
|Pitching Order||Outer first - then clip your inner tent in - inner tent can be left attached once pitched|
|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||1 Alloy Pole - Brace Poles for heightening tent in footwell area of tent|
|Pitching Time||7 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||300 * 300|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for backpackers, scout groups or Duke of Edinburgh, as it offers a small, low profile pack size, and has all the technical elements to cope with adverse weather conditions.|