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.
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 which is very durable, 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 those unforeseen emergencies.
In drier climates, you could use the tent without the fly to be even more comfortable. An excellent tent for explorers on the go.
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|Flysheet Hydrostatic Head (mm):
|Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm):
|Pack Size (cm):
||44 x 14
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm):
||230 x 120 x 95
||Powerlite 7001-T6 alloy
|Number of Poles:
|Repair Kit Included:
||Repair Kit Included
||Protex HC 5000 Polyester
Ideal lightweight tent for the price, 26 November 2013
By Pete (Hinckley)
I've used this for 14 days now and found it a perfect lightweight tent for the price. Its ideal for one man and a dog. A small downside is the hooks that fasten the bottom of the inner to the outer tent. They are very difficult to unfasten especially with frozen fingers.
3 months of fun, 06 October 2013
By tcattack (Bedford)
Back in 2011 I bought this tent to be my shelter for a 3 month trip from Ingolstadt in Germany to the Black Sea - kayaking the whole way. This was a fantastic tent - waterproof, durable, easy to pack up and small and compact.
The vents at the top and the bottom end are life savers for those warm, dry nights when the mesh door just won't do. Couple that with the twin layers it provides excellent temperature control. With the torrential rains we experienced on the trip (I've been in rainy season in Africa - this was on par with that!) it withstood the trials of mother nature without so much as a drop coming through.
Perhaps the main downside to this tent is that there's a distinct lack of headroom. Not a problem whilst sleeping, but for those of you who go camping to relax in a tent - this one isn't for you.
I'd recommend this to all kayakers as the space it saves can be an absolute life-saver!
Ideal for : Kayakers, bikers, short overland hikes, short trips and for those with patience.
Not ideal for : Long term living / travelling, more extreme conditions (think sub-zero temperatures), claustrophobes and those who don't like their partners (if you bring yours!)
Love this tent :-), 15 July 2013
Brought this tent to go wild camping with. First impressions; nice small pack size, good on weight, sturdy build and easy and quick to pitch and pack. Both me and my brother have used these on day night treks and neither of us have any complaints. One small improvement though would be to have a zip up mesh door for the inner as well as the main door, for those warm summer nights.