The Vango Events
With a Protex polyester 3000 embossed body, PowerPlus steel 19mm
poles, THREE parallel zip doors and some nice PVC windows (with covers!). This bad boy was perfect. The only
downside was that we had to carry this 19.5KG beast a mile and a half, uphill, in the lashing rain and along
with all of our other gear!!!
The tent itself took the three of us about 15minutes to erect. I
would say on a second attempt we will do it faster, easily under 10minutes.
How did it cope with the weather? Fantastic!
OK not quite, we had a slight leak from the seam at the very top of
the tent where the lamp hanger is positioned. At first we fixed it with some gaffer tape but as the rain grew
more severe tape wasn’t enough! So we simply tied a piece of string to the hanger and lowered it into a cup on
our table, et voila the water ran down the string and into the cup thus protecting us and more importantly our
books and food from any splashes.
Another point to bear in mind is that this tent is not for sleeping
in! Sure you could get away with it on a hot day in your back garden but Swamp Mountain is NO back garden! The ground sheet isn’t stitched to the rest of
the tent so whilst this made for a fantastic place for the three of us to relax and play some cards/RPG’s it did
get a bit cold later on at night (we are talking mid-night in the highlands).
If you want a bloody massive 7ft place to chill out with your friends
then this is perfect! The Three of us (all 6ft+) managed to get a table and three chairs in there. The added
bonus was the fact it had three doors too, no messing about climbing over other people when you need to answer
the call of nature!
If you use it the way it was intended to be used then this tent comes