An ultra-light 2 man tent that's ideal for trekking and backpacking in any conditions.
Ideal for trekking and backpacking through any conditions, the Vango Banshee 200 is a reliable shelter with a handy porch area for cooking and storage.
Updated from previous versions, it has a lower silhouette and a door on each side, giving you dual access and extra storage if you need it.
The tent can be pitched either all as one, or flysheet first, depending on the conditions you're in.
The flysheet is fire-retardant Protex HC polyester with a hydrostatic head of 5000, with taped seams for extra protection and reflective webbing and zip pullers to help you find it in adverse conditions.
Handy features like O-ring guylines and colour-coded Powerlite alloy poles make pitching the tent simple, easy and quick. The inner groundsheet is completely waterproof polyester, and the breathable fabric inner and mesh ventilation ensure a comfortable sleeping area, with a lantern hanging point if needed and storage under the door. The whole thing packs easily into a compression stuffsack, and comes with a repair kit for emergencies.
In drier climates, you could use the tent without the fly to be even more comfortable.
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|Flysheet Hydrostatic Head (mm):
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|Pack Size (cm):
||44 x 14
||Powerlite 7001-T6 alloy
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||Repair Kit Included
||Protex HC 5000 Polyester
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By Jimmy (Cumbria)
Brilliant tent, fast to erect (7mins) performed really well when I used this recently doing the Cumbria way, poured down most nights and not a single drop came inside, packs down well and at 2 kg you don't know your carrying it in your rucksack, can't fault it.
Vango Banshee 200, 03 May 2015
By Daz (Bournemouth)
Lightweight, stable in high winds, quick to erect.
Pound for pound , you won't find a better backpacking tent for 'one' and all your kit. the only thing missing is a mozzy screen door, but you can fix one yourself with 'no see'um mesh'. Well ventilated and will keep you bone dry in a thunderstorm. To better this tent, you'll have to double your money, Highly recommended by this seasoned hiker!
Great tent., 13 April 2015
By surfer dude
Being a regular surfer, i camp a lot this time is simple to put up but is more of a one man ten than two but stands up to wind and rain brilliantly. Takes 15 minutes to put, the inside shell takes a bit of practice with the straps to make the most space but I got this in a sale and its great for me
Light, small, 1-man, 23 February 2015
By SFTrooper (Nottingham)
Pros: light, packs small with compression strap outer bagl, repair kit inside, fly sheet, minimal condensation, 1 man tent if you're 6'2" tall (or 2 man if you're 5'6"), coped with desert, Brecon, Lakes and DoE abuse
Cons: light material vulnerable to snags/sharp instruments, pegs are sub-standard, minimal gap between inner & outer for stowing wet kit.
Recommended for the price but pack your rucksack well or suffer the consequences. No quality issues with mine - 48 months and still going!
Amazing value, 28 January 2015
I have the 2013 version and it is a very good tent, especially for the money. So far I have used it to camp in Scotland and the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia and it has seen it's share of rain and wind and has proven itself capable of dealing with this very well.
Of course, this tent is a bit heavier than similar but much more expensive tents, so it's your choice if a few hundred grams of weight savings is worth the extra money.
I have found one (minor) problem with this tent. On very cold nights when you have a lot of condensation on the inside of the outer tent, it sometimes drips through the ventilation mesh on the foot end of the tent so in the morning you might find a few drops of water inside the tent at the foot end.