A lightweight, packable and robust tent for two adventurers.
The Vango Tempest 200 is a lightweight, roomy and sturdily constructed tent, suitable for quick camping in fair or trying conditions.
There are 2 versions of this tent available, the 2013 version in Pine/Black (Green/Black) and the 2014 version in 'Cactus' Green. The 2014 version has a re-designed single flysheet door, to provide a greater porch area for gear storage or cooking.
The waterproof Protex HC polyester outer, breathable inner with part-mesh door and Venturi Vent System all combine to keep you comfortable inside. Reflective webbing and colour-coded Powerlite alloy poles make it simple to pitch and easy to find, and the multi-function door (2013 version) can be opened to the left or right, or even rolled away completely for full porch access.
The unique 'TBS II' internal bracing system means the tent will stay reassuringly stable in harsh weather, with the completely waterproof polyester inner groundsheet will act like a bathtub even if the ground around you starts turning into a stream.
The whole thing packs easily and quickly into a small compression stuffsack, and comes with a repair kit should you have any mishaps.
- 2013: pack size = 39cm x ø15cm, weight = 2.9kg
- 2014: pack size = 43cm x ø15cm, weight = 2.78kg
|Flysheet Hydrostatic Head (mm):
|Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm):
||PowerLite 7001-T6 Alloy plus TBSII
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||Repair Kit Included
||Protex HC 5000 Polyester
||6000mm Waterproof Polyester
great tent, great price., 26 December 2013
By hotel2600 (Oxford)
It has withstood high winds and heavy rains.
If you zip it all up you'll get slight condensation so open the vent in the door slightly and you'll be fine.
dont bother, 22 December 2013
By frustrated (portsmouth)
I bought this tent for a week's backpacking holiday walking around the Isle of Wight. The initial attraction was that it was lightweight and came in a very small bag. There the benefits stop! There are 2 trademark brands relating to the tension systems and the poles. The TBS II is difficult to adjust (despite daily attempts). This meant the front door zap was virtually impossible to open or close. The so called unique poles bent easily and the tent became misshapen after day 3. The pegs are low quality and bent easily. Also difficult to stop condensation leaking in as very difficult to stop inner layer touching flysheet despite repeated adjustments! Very disappointed as all we wanted was a simple lightweight tent that could be easily erected each day after a long day's walking. The tent is unnecessarily overcomplicated and not user friendly. Get one of the cheaper brands and save yourself some time and money!
By Ashley (Scunthorpe)
I used this tent for a trip to the Scottish Highlands and it withstood the rain and strong winds! You can pitch it in minutes and it's the same for taking it down.
Although it's a two person tent, I'd say this is more suited to a solo backpacker or camper who likes a bit of room to move around in/store their backpack (although the porch area was big enough for my 65L bag, a 30L bag, two pairs of shoes, coats and even a carrier bag of food).