A sturdy and versatile 3 man tent for fun, festivals or youth expeditions.
Suitable for everyone from families on campsites, to youth groups on expedition, the Vango Omega 350 tent
has an extended porch and generous sleeping area but a comparatively low weight, which makes it versatile enough to cope with many different situations.
It's pitched all-in-one with the inner and flysheet together, and uses Vango's 'TBS II' Tension Band System, combining the webbing of TBS® with the external guying system for total stability even in high wind.
The simple style, colour coded Powerlite Alloy poles and O-ring guylines combined with the 'as-one' pitching method mean it's quick and simple to erect.
Reflective zip-pullers and webbing mean you'll be able to find it in the dark, or on a crowded site.
Rain gutter zip-covers, taped seams and Vango's 'Riser' groundsheet give you great protection from the elements, while the breathable inner, mesh ventilation and front flysheet vent ensure you're comfortable inside.
Inner storage pockets and a lantern hanging point mean you'll be able to keep your gear organized and your sleeping area ready to go. The 'O'-shaped inner door gives a touch more cosiness and adds protection.
The mesh door option and 'Crystal Clear' porch windows give you great visibility from inside the porch and allow ample light into the tent if you need it. Multiple flysheet doors let you choose your entry point according to prevailing wind, and can be opened as vents in warmer weather.
Pack it down into the supplied compact compression stuffsack for a convenient, highly portable tent!
|Flysheet Hydrostatic Head (mm):
|Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm):
|Pack Size (cm):
||48 x ø20cm
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm):
||215 x 200 x 125
||Outer First or As One
|Inner Height (cm):
||PowerLite 7001-T6 Alloy plus TBS II
|Number of Poles:
|Repair Kit Included:
||Repair Kit Included
||Protex® 6000mm hexagonal polyester 70D
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Great overall tent., 26 July 2015
By TJSMith (Castleton)
Though I've had my tent I've only used it around 10 times. Easy to build, definitely recommend leaving the inner stuck to the outer for sake of ease for the next trip. I've had this tent in pouring rain and has proven totally fine in the rain, same with strong winds (as long as guy ropes are nice and secure. It's big enough to put a double and single airbed in the sleeping area. The front is enough for two camping chairs and small table (just!).
MAIN concern, the groundsheet on mine wasn't attached to the upper resulting in the front area being very drafty, so unpleasant in there if you're sitting the rain out. However, I borrowed my friend's which is the same model, only with a sewn in ground sheet. This was totally draft proof. The sewn in model I'd give five stars. Perfect for 2 adults, three a squeeze but doable.
By Ramsbottom (Norfolk)
The D clips are maddening and not required as open clips or pegging would work just as well.
The worst is every time you open the doors the porch gets wet, there are flaps for the vent, putting flaps over the doors would solve the problem.
Great room inside the sleeping area and porch, feels well constructed and packs easily away.
Great tent!, 02 April 2015
By Aden (Scunthorpe)
We bought this as our first tent, after reading many reviews we came to the conclusion that this was the one we wanted.
We took it for our first outing and found it very spacious for two people and very strong built! As first timers with little to no experience we erected the tent in minutes and managed to make it fit surprisingly perfectly back into the back afterwards. The tent was very well ventilated while keeping the heat in on a cold night!
Things to note, alot of people mention the D-clips are had to get off. A great tip, every camper will have a handy pen knife on them, just use the blunt side of the knife and they pop off nice and easy (I have no little to no nails to use!).
Also people mention the porch ground sheet lets the rain in and gets their equipment wet. I dont know how bad everyone else got it but on 31st March we got extremely strong winds and rain - to the point the rain was hitting us sideways. Not only did the tent sit like a streamlined brick in the wind but not a single bit of equipment got wet. The ground sheet overlaps the doors stopping the wind and rain getting in.
Only downside I found - when the guide ropes are tensioned the door is hard to close again once opened, it takes a little force to get it closed. I don't know if this was user error with us not knowing how to erect properly though!
Im looking forward to our future trips with this tent!
Tip Top Tent, 03 November 2014
By ICeCubeInHell (London)
Ive had this tent for around 3 and a half years now and it is bomb proof, no matter what the weather it has stood there and taken it, I've used it in high wind several times with gusts upto 50 mph along with driving rain and it stood there and took it in its stride.
there are a couple of modifications that can be made to improve the tent even further, the clips that hold the inner tent at the corners have been made never ever ever to be opened by anyone with normal hands, so get rid of them and replace with some cheep D rings and bobs your uncle (leave the elastic strap), the porch groundsheet needs to be pegged down don't try and get away without pegging it down as it just doesn't work.
you can use a tarp to make a porch, i use an army poncho to make mine but have also seen people use the vango adventure tarp with a pole or two, lastly as with all tents the pegs that come with it are as hard as butter on a summers day, leave them in the bag and get yourself some decent pegs, i use the blue diamond hard ground pegs, the reason i use these are it makes putting the tent up and taking down so much quicker as you know a couple of hits and the pegs in and not moving and not bending in several directions when it hits a large grain of sand.
if you get this tent you will not be disappointed.
Made for Regular Use!, 09 October 2014
By Beeza 'n' Big Chair (Alsager)
Having researched quite a bit before replacing the original version of this tent (Vango TSB Equinox 3) we'd been using for about the last 18 years. Most of the issues with that tent have been now been addressed with this version.
Its first outing in April saw torrential rain and a fair bit of wind for the first two days, but fortunately it performed faultlessly. A previous fault with the original version was the pooling of water on the top of the sleeping compartment but now the centre hoop is larger than the two end ones the water tends to run off better. The aluminium poles combined with the TBS straps keep the tent much more rigid than the flimsy fibreglass poled tents around us, theirs' were flapping around while ours remained almost stationary.
Some other people's reviews mention the poor fit of the porch groundsheet, ours fit's fine without problems. Tip here… forget the fact the clips ARE hard to unclip, why bother, ours never gets taken off, and the inner sleeping compartment too – leave them in place, it packs away and erects fine as one! (been doing it that way with its predecessor too for years too!)
Good features include the guy rope velcro storage straps, plenty of storage pockets in the sleeping compartment (don't forget to empty them before packing away – I accidentally managed to leave a 35mm digital SLR camera in there and still managed to get the tent back in the stuff sack!), the good ventilation ensures minimal condensation.
The only issues, in my opinion (and others) is the main doors allowing water to flood onto the porch groundsheet, but then again I was expecting that as that feature hasn't changed from our original. The main groundsheet feels a little thinner, but they probably expect people to use footprint's under the tent these days. A thinner groundsheet may save a little weight, but it's negated if you've got to carry a footprint with you as well!
From our experience it deserves it DofE Recommended Kit status – it's a well designed and built, quality tent, as you'd expect in this price bracket from Vango. It looks like it should last as well as my old one. It's been used about a ten times in the last 6 months for a couple of nights on each occasion and there's been heavy rain on at least half of those!
We use it for motorcycling and it seems an ideal size for two people plus all the usual associated biking, cooking and eating kit. There's even just about enough headroom for two people to sit up in folding camping chairs in the porch area.
Of all things, the guy ropes seem a little confusing when it comes to adjust their length, some seem to adjust and lock easily, others don't, they're maybe not threaded up correctly in the first place(?), but as it's always seems to have been going dark when I've been doing them means I've never studied them properly, as putting the tent peg in a different position does the job anyway!
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