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VANGO Helix 100 One Person Tent, Green, One Size

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The zips are securely sewn in and have sensible pull loops so they can be easily used even if you have gloved or cold hands. My only gripe would be the baffle as it does get caught in the zip if you’re too hasty to get in or out. If Vango had made it just a bit deeper/stiffer this could have been avoided. Also the spitfires fly does not come that close to ground for ventilation but is no problem when iot rains. The groundsheet is made from an even more durable 70D polyester and creates a fully waterproof, durable barrier against boggy, rough ground. Finally, the inner is made from a breathable polyester which reduces the amount of condensation build up.

The tent comes with Vango Powerlite® 7001-T6 Alloy Poles, which are high quality and lightweight. I like that Vango have colour-coded the front and rear poles although it would be difficult to confuse which is which given the difference in length. The pole sleeves on the tent are generous so it’s a simple case of sliding in the poles and then attaching the ends to the tent with the bare minimum of wrestling. (Not all tents are as easy as this.) Factory Taped Seams - All flysheet and groundsheet seams are factory taped, giving a watertight seal

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The duo spitfire is stretched sidways so will be a bit of a hotel and at the extra one pound in weight might temp you. Protex® 70D 5,000mm HH Polyester Flysheet – highly waterproof and durable fabric exclusive to Vango Services vary but generally best for parcels under 10 kg, cost & compensation varies by service used Vango helix 200 has 0.9 m head room so will probably suit your height, banshee seemed low for me even when liying down the tent was on your head, not a problem with cofin tents.

I also have a Pro Action i man tent also known as tiger paws which is similar slightly heavyer at 1.9 kgs and a bit bigger with a mini porch too. Discontinued. If after receipt of your claim form the product needs to be returned to us, we will provide a pre-paid return label or arrange collection for larger / heavier items, customer services will let you know how to proceed. The sit up height which is a boon if your a six footer and then some means you can dress easily in the tent without your head hitting the tent and the insides dont touch your head and feet when sleeping. The thing about the Eureka is that its long end to end and despite the one man tent desciption you can stow all your gear top bottom and each side of your bag.

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Like most small tunnel tent designs, a single peg in the ground is enough to keep everything where you need it while you get the poles in place. The pegs are lightweight aluminium/alloy and have a blunt point, which I find is better for finding a route through stony ground – and also prevents you poking a hole in your tent. Only problem for me would be the inability to get in one and see how it felt before buying, I wouldn't buy a tent without doing that. Another point to note is that the tensioners will not damage the fly when in storage, like some other types do, because there are no sharp edges on the moulded plastic. I would recomend the tent happily, you will see bigger tents at over 3 kgs and smaller tents which ressemble a bivvy with a twig.

Factory taped seams – All flysheet and groundsheet seams are factory taped, giving a water tight seal Timescale to deal with your claim - for technical faults or repairs we use the services of the original manufacturer or nominated agent for inspection, testing and high quality guaranteed repairs. Please allow a reasonable timescale for completion of this process, customer services can advise further as this does vary between products. I’ve also pitched the Vango Helix 200 in different condition, in calm weather and in a fairly strong wind, and other than making sure nothing important blew off the top of Goat Fell, it really only takes a couple of minutes to set up and secure. The flysheet is made from Vango's own Protex RS polyester fabric, a lightweight, tough, fully waterproof fabric with the highest hydrostatic head rating in Vango's range, 5000mm. Every seam is fully taped, and a ripstop weave ensures durability if you happen to catch the fabric on a branch, bramble or zip. The benefit of the polyester content in Proflex is that unlike nylon which will degrade when left in harsh sunlight for extended periods of time, Polyester will resist it for far longer. This allows it to be used on longer trips without as much concern for UV degradation. Over the years, I’ve pitched hundreds of tents and it’s the speed at which you can make your home for the night that is the most important. I liked that the Helix 200 was a straightforward tent to put up and easy to trim and tighten down.As the inner is pitched first using the two lightweight alloy poles provided it means the tent can be used without the flysheet in hot climates. In normal conditions the flysheet is simply thrown over the top and secured for pitching in less than 5 minutes. Another sign of the quality is that even with a minimum of ventilation the inner was not troubled with condensation. When your poles are safely removed from the sleeve, collapse them from the centre to avoid stretching the elastic. The Cairngorm features an incredibly simple and reliable construction with just one pole running over the centre of the tent and another at either end. Despite many tents with this design scrimping on space, the Cairngorm features plenty of internal height and width, allowing you to safely cook, get changed or map read inside.

An additional Footprint can also be pitched first to help prevent the underside of your tent getting dirty and provide protection from small tears and holes. We know that purchasing a tent is a big investment, that’s why we have such a wide range of options to suit different activities, weather conditions and people, allowing you to choose the perfect one for you. Taking care of your brand new tent can be the difference between heading out for an adventure in the mountains, or having to fork out for a hefty repair bill, or even worse, another replacement tent. Below are our best tips to care for your tent.

There are lighter and stronger pegs out there, and if weight matters, you might just save a few grams, but you will pay extra for these. Otherwise, those supplied do the job well.

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