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.
There are 2 versions of this tent available, the 2013 version in Green/Black and the 2014 version in 'Cactus' Green. The 2014 version has been updated with 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.
- 2013 weight = 2.14kg
- 2014 weight = 2.3kg
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||Powerlite 7001-T6 alloy
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||Repair Kit Included
||Protex HC 5000 Polyester
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My home for 6 months, 02 August 2014
This tent has a lot of sentimental value to me because I lived in it for the better part of 6 months during a backpacking trip across America and Europe. I hitchhiked every day, slept in this thing every night- and it held up fantastic. It's incredibly sturdy, and put many other tents I saw to shame in that area. In desert storms that had £300+ tents flapping around like laundry, this one was almost rigid. It took on rainstorms, typhoons, snow and even a fully grown deer running into it at flat speed.
It was SO easy to set up- I could get it done in 60 seconds flat (after insane practice). Also easy to put away so long as you're somewhat tactical about it. It's the perfect amount of space for ONE person and their gear. I got my enormous backpack in there with me each night. 2 people if you're absolutely desperate and the weather isn't too bad, because you'll each be pressed against the sides, that's a guarantee.
It's stealthily low to the ground and a good colour for wild camping, which I was doing almost every night. It's tent pegs are a liiiiittle bit on the crap side so I encourage you to buy spares.
I wouldn't recommend for tall people. I'm 5ft 6 and I was comfortable, but I had a friend who was 6ft 2 stay in it and had his feet pressed into the bottom. This thing absorbs heat like crazy- good for cold weather, not so great for hot. It's also wickedly compact- great for backpacking- but not necessarily very light. The weight was the only issue I had.
Overall- amazing little tent. Perfect for solo travellers on long haul trips. I'll happily keep using it until it's nothing but holes.
Motorcycle Touring, 28 July 2014
By Dogjo (Plymouth)
Bought this tent for its small pack size to fit in my motorbike panniers. I've had Vango before & this model doesn't disappoint on quality or ease of use. I keep the inner connected to the fly, and can easily get it pitched in under 5mins. Get the 2014 vers as it has the 2 door entry, an added bonus for ventilation. The tent also has the Vango tensioning system which will make the tent stand up to extreme weather. I'm not very tall but the tent does feel very roomy and has enough storage pockets to keep your stuff tidy!! This is a great great tent
great backpacking tent for 1 person, 22 July 2014
By kaizersoza (Swansea)
I bought this tent in the Swansea Go Outdoors back in February, I do a bit of wild camping and backpacking and this tent fitted the bill, I used it down in Pembrokeshire in June and it hammered down all day and all night, the ground under the tent was sodden when I pitched it, I used another ground sheet under the tent ground sheet and when kneeling on the inner ground sheet water came in, condensation was also a problem with this tent, but hey all tents do that depending on the conditions, the main thing was that it kept me relatively dry in very adverse weather conditions, also if you have a small meths stove (I have a trangia burner with a trangia triangle) you can actually cook inside the door space, but care is needed. Overall I am happy with my purchase, its not the best tent out there, it is small inside, but its light, packs down small and it does its job.. just
Good biker tent, 20 June 2014
By Throttled (Renfrewshire)
I am 6'2" and can lie down and sit up inside. It packs down to fit inside a Givi V35, 35l pannier taking up about half the space. Easy to pitch, the drawback is very little space to store anything or cook. I have used in the heat and it vents well. I have used it in the pissing rain and packed it wet and it still kept me dry. Thrown over a branch it dried out very quickly. Well made as I have not exactly given it an easy time.
Light and sturdy, but one man plus kit., 06 June 2014
By Bhearshuiligh (Harrow)
I bought this at Colindale for DofE leadership, having decided not to buy more expensive tents of half the weight. At just over 2kg this is still a light piece of kit in a 15kg pack. I had the newer version with two doors, but only use the second door to air the tent. With a large rucksack inside with you, this is a one man tent, and shrugs off rain and wind. A good buy.