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vango tempest 200

The Vango Tempest 200 and Vango Tempest 300 are part of Vango’s lightweight tunnel tents range.  These Vango tents are designed to be a good balance between meeting the demands of wild camping and being kind to your wallet.

When buying a tent, Tents Camping understands it is essential to have all the information at your finger tips.  This is why we have not only supplied you with our views on the Vango Tempest 200 and 300 but we have also searched the net to bring you the best prices and not only that we have also displayed any relevant discount or promotional code which means that you are getting the best deal around without doing the finger work!

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Vango Tempest 200 & 300 – Description

The Vango Tempest is a low, lightweight tunnel tent and has two tents in its range – 200 & 300. The Vango Tempest 200 sleeps 2 people and weighs slightly over 2.5kg and the Vango Tempest 300 sleeps 3 people and weighs 3.2kg.  Both these tents have TBS, a flow venting system and a foldaway rain stop door.  Vango’s TBS (Tension Band System) provides the Vango Tempest with additional stability and is present in 2011 tents onwards.  The flow venting systems is a ventilation system designed to reduce condensation build up which can happen in tents with poor ventilation.

The difference in size between Vango Tempest 200 and 300 can be seen quite clearly below:-

Vango Tempest 200

From above you can see the Vango Tempest 200 is the same length as the 300, but the Vango Tempest 300 is wider by 30 cm, taller by 25cm and has a longer porch area.  Both these tents can be either pitched flysheet first or combined- flysheet and inner flysheet.

Vango Tempest 200 & 300 – Performance

The fly sheet of Vango Tempest is made from fire retardant 5000 Protex PU coated material.  This fabric offers high UV protection with excellent colour fastness.  It has a hydrostatic headspace of 5000mm combined with its taped seams and its flow venting system makes it incredibly waterproof.  Hydrostatic headspace is a the ability of a fabric to stop a given height of water from penetrating it and is a standard waterproof rating for fabrics -the higher the HH value the more it can withstand rain penetration in windy/stormy conditions.

Our view

Both the Vango Tempest 200 and 300 are great little lightweight tents which can withstand severe weather conditions and for its price represents great value for money.  We think the the Vango Tempest is a great entry level tent suitable for hiking, climbing, cycling trips and many more activities.  The size of the 200 would be spacious for one person and 2 person camping.  Although the size of the porch, which can fit your boots and rucksack, may be  limiting for 2 person camping for anything longer than a weekend.  We also like the speed of pitching and the lightness of both tents in this range and that it can easy be split between two people when hiking or cycling.  There are also various storage options inside the tent which is great for storing the likes of books, socks, torches etc.  We do think that Vango Tents should improve the Tempest’s ventilation system if it wants to consider it an all year round tent.  As it stands, if the tent is pitched in high winds facing downwind the ventilation systems channels too much wind, lowering the inside temperature and for that reasons we suggest that this tent should be used from late Spring to early Autumn.

Vango Tempest 200 & 300 – Specifications

Colour: Pine green/Black
Flysheet: Protex® HC 5000 polyester, hydrostatic head 3000mm, tape sealed seams, Fire Retardant
Groundsheet: polyester, tough and durable
Poles: PowerLite® 7001-T6 alloy + TBS®II
Weight: 2.8kg
Pack Size: 39 x 18 x 15cm

Smmary of Vango 200 & 300 Features

  • Fire Retardant fabrics reduces the possibility of ignition from naked flames
  • Taped seams for waterproof protection.
  • Protex® HC 5000 polyester.
  • Combine or flysheet first makes pitching easy quick plus keeps inner dry.
  • Reflective webbing makes finding your tent at night or in adverse conditions easier.
  • ‘O’ ring guylines.
  • Colour coded poles match the pole to the sleeve tab for easy pitching.
  • Powerlite Alloy poles 7001-T6 alloy – light, flexible and durable.
  • TBS–Tension Band System means the tent is stable in adverse weather conditions.
  • Polyester inner groundsheet lightweight.
  • Lantern hanging point.
  • Storage solutions inner pockets.
  • Breathable fabric inners creates a comfortable sleeping area.
  • Reflective zip pullers on external doors are quick and easy to find.
  • Compression stuffsac for easy pack-and-go.
  • Repair Kit.

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Vango Tempest Reviews

We would love to hear your thoughts, comments and reviews on the Vango Tempest 200  and 300, so please feel free to post them below in our comments section.

3 Comments »

  • M.D said:

    Actually, the hydrostatic head is 5000mm, not 3000mm, check Vango’s website: http://www.vango.co.uk/tents/tempest-200.html

  • George (author) said:

    Thanks for that MD, made the required changes. Vango have obviously improved the spec of this tent.

  • Giles Pargiter said:

    I agree with the comments made above. However I customize things to suit. I have reduced the ventilation at the rear of the inner. Now it is four season. You can always pitch just the flysheet when it is warm. I notice some have mentioned it gets hot inside in the sun, but I haven’t found that out yet. Also by the judicious attachment of two guy lines to the front peak and a buckle in the front cross band; it aids in tensioning the tunnel when pitching conditions are less than ideal. It also allows you to have access towards one side or the other as well as the front, which is useful to keep kit dry and cook (disallowed) in some conditions, especially if the wind backs. I discovered that in high winds rain can drive under the IMO pointless porch skylight. However this occurred in the gales at the tail of hurricane Katrina when pitched high in the N Wales hills and open to the coast.On the other hand I at no point feared it might blow away, and it didn’t (I slept well, and stayed dry, thankyou!).
    luxuriously spacious for one, two have to be good friends, but the small foot print means it is much easier to find a “place” when conditions are tricky.
    Well made and quick and easy to pitch. Stands gales and rain. I would challenge anyone to find a better tent in this class for any money.

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