The Vango Gamma 200
If I was to sum up the Vango 200 in one word it would be
At 4KG (3.9KG actually) it was easy to carry.
With two identical length Powerflex Fibreglass poles there was no
room for error.
At a leisurely pace I had set this tent up alone in under 10minutes!
Easy. The fact that I have left the fly sheet attached means that next set up will take under 5mins!
The tent itself has taped seams to help with waterproofing and has
reflective webbing which not only makes the tent look kinda cool (as cool as these things get anyway lol) but
helps you to locate it in the dark!
Now for the best part. As you may have seen from our previous article
we camped on “Swamp Mountain” AKA Ardtoe, a foul
place that is more like a bog than anything else. I can tell you that this little tent was hammered and I mean
hammered with rain for 20 hours and did not leak a single drop! The tent was warm and comfortable and had plenty
of space for my gear and myself. It also features a fairly generous porch where you can leave your wet boots and
5 essential items when camping
Here are 5 useful, everyday items we think and camper MUST have
but are likely to forget:-
1. A roll of bin bags, a variety of uses from rubbish collection to a
way of separating wet clothes from the dry ones or even improvised waterproof clothing.
2. Kitchen roll, does everything toilet paper does (if somewhat more
roughly) but is more absorbent and so more useful for minor leaks in your tent.
3. Duct tape, great for lashing things together and quick repairs for
rips in your tent or punctures in your air bed.
4. String, from tying your bedroll to your back pack to emergency guy
ropes, a good ball of string has you covered.
5. A cutting edge, be it a Swiss army knife or a good quality pair of
scissors, you will need something to open packages, cut sting, make repairs as well as a million
other bushcraft uses.
2 berth tent
Length: 315cm Width: 170cm
Bedroom Dimensions: 210x150x90 (cm)
For a single person doing some wild camping this is a cracking little
tent that can really stand up to the weather and I would highly recommend it. However I would not use this tent
for 2 people unless I had somewhere else to put the rest of my gear i.e. my car in which case it would do as a
great festival tent too.