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):
|Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm):
|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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Exactly what you need to shorter trips!, 19 September 2016
By Megan (Lancaster)
I took part in an Outward Bound skills for life award which included 2 4 day expeditions; one of which using this tent. Having had 2 people in this tent all 3 nights, it proved that it isn't the best for two teenage girls both over 5"9 and 2 90L expedition bags!
However very lightweight, and if I were to embark on a shorter expedition on my own, this would be perfect, or even a longer one on my own would mean more room!
All round a good tent, just don't push to its limits.
2 Man Tent?, 04 August 2016
By JonnyHo (Lincolnshire)
Just got back from 10 days in the Highlands with the Mrs and two lads 19 and 17. I took 2 sorts of tents. 2 blacks constellation series III and two Banshee 200's. The Constellation III worked like they always have, perfectly. We used the Banshee 200's for one night only. What a mistake. My lads who were already beginning to hate me.They really were pushed into despise mode, when I told them this was what they were sleeping in as I had made midgie nets specifically for the tents. These are not two man tents, they are possibly two child tents or anyone under 5 foot with size 6 dimensions. no way would you fit a back pack in. you would struggle even if you used it as a one man tent. It is a good tent and I will use it again as a one man backpacking tent but if you want a two man buy the banshee 300. I felt claustrophobic, (something I dont suffer from) cramped, and embarassed that I I had put the family through such an ordeal.
Exactly what i wanted/needed, 25 July 2016
By DL (Newcastle)
Many reviews talking about its size, I knew what I was getting when buying this and have always went off the principle 2man = 1man plus kit, 3man = 2man plus kit etc so I bought this with a view to only ever having me in it. Again not much in terms of height but it still ample room to move around in a seated position. Tried and tested in the lake district and kielder with mixed weather and very high winds and the tent held up brilliant. Would recommend buying the footprint for this tent to take advantage of the small porch area so when you are getting in and out you don't get wet or dirty on your knees as its a low profile tent. Great purchase and well worth the money very happy and can't wait to use it again!
mosquito net, 16 June 2016
By Dom (Peterborough)
So far so good, with perhaps one recommendation for Vango, full mosquito net under zipped door would be great addition, even if only on one side.
Vango Banshee 200, 12 June 2016
By SJR (North Oxfordshire)
A well constructed and effective tent. However as with other reviewers, this is clearly a one person tent with a rucksack. I am 1.88m and the inner is "in your face". However despite this I would still recommend.
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