Excellent tent for first time buyers!, 03 September 2014
Just to add to what's already been said this tent is a great choice for all newcomers to camping. It's small and fairly light weight when packed but spacious inside when pitched. The inner and outer touch a lot in strong winds however it stays dry even in sideway rains. A few drops of water found their way through the outer zip at the entrance after 10hrs of rain but considering the severe weather at the time that wasn't much of an issue, the tent kept us warm and dry throughout the stormy night. I'd recommend this tent to those who like active camping and are out and about during the day but wanting to have that bit of extra space during the night.
Vango Ark DS 300, 14 August 2014
By rufus (Nottingham)
just used this tent for the first time and am really pleased. I was looking for a tent I could, as a relatively novice camper, put up on my own, but gave me reasonable space. This tent met those criteria.
It stood up to the recent very strong storm winds and rains - it's great
Good tent, easy to put up, other than pegs provided were poor & bent easily. A couple of more guy lines on the side of the tent would be good. Overall though very pleased with it, big enough for three, looking forward to using it again.
Vango Ark DS 300 Tent, 08 June 2014
By H (Lincoln)
I really like this tent! It's light and the poles aren't too long. Easy to pack away and carry. A bit of a Tardis. Doesn't look very big from outside, but once in there is plenty of room for a double blow up bed. Space around the mattress for my bags, coats etc. Very easy to put up, I leave the inner tent in place and just roll it up, still packs down well. Only 3 guy ropes but stays up in very strong winds without any mishaps. Pockets inside are a nice touch, as is the light hanging loop.
Good Tent watch out for side winds, 25 June 2013
By Happy Camper (Gloucester)
Just come back from the Outer Hebrides , The tent kept us dry, however in moderate side winds the inner and outer touched a lot on the windward side, luckily it didn't rain ! The tent has only 3 guidelines,1 at the back and 2 at the front, which means you can't tension the sidewall of tent enough, a couple of guidelines on sidewalls would help and I may add some to the front as well. without wind the tent is great, But I will use my old Vango Zetes 300 more often as it handles the wind better.
Great tent - shame about the pegs!, 22 April 2013
By Winged Beast (Cheshire)
Bought 3 of these for Bronze D of E groups. Split between 3, weight was good. Pitching was quick and straightforward even on first attempt and with inner separate. Generous head room meant 3 could sit in tent comfortably. Only let down was the poor quality of pegs - far too flimsy, no spares, and one of the tents was one peg short in the pack.
Fantastic Tent, 20 August 2012
By Lone Gunman (Stockport)
I bought this tent for an extended motorcyle tour in Europe. I spent 31 Nights in this tent and i cannot fault it. It is simply to put up, As it goes up it one piece and only takes 5 minutes. It stood up to some serious weather and always kept me warm and dry. And after all the abuse i gave it, It still looks like new, Fantastic tent.