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Vango Banshee 200

Vango Banshee 2013

The Vango Banshee 200 is a best selling tent and part of Vangos core tent line.  The tent is a 2 person lightweight and compact tent, suitable for many uses including hiking or overseas travel.  The tent is 2.14 kg in weight, packing down to a size of 45 x 15 cm and is a tunnel tent with 2 pre angled poles.

Vango say the Banshee 200 can be erected in 7 minutes.  The below video from Cotswold outdoors shows a little more information about the tent and most importantly how to pitch the Vango Banshee 200 Tent.

Banshee 200 Specifications

  • All in one pitching – the flysheet and inner simply and quickly pitch together.
  • 70D Protex® Polyester featuring Vango hexagonal pattern.
  • Breathable polyester Inner Tent.
  • Polyester groundsheet waterproof to 6,000mm.
  • Colour coded poles.
  • Pre-angled poles.
  • Flysheet door can be opened as a vent.
  • Rain stop flysheet door.
  • Multiple reflective points on the pegging points to pick up your torch light.
  • Flysheet vents with mesh covering.
  • Walking pole attachment eyelet in door.
  • Part mesh inner door.
  • Compression stuffsac.

Have a Banshee 200 Tent?  Leave a comment and let everyone know what you love about it and where you have been with it!

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Robens Viper 2 Tent

Robens Viper 2

The Robens Viper 2 Tent sleeps as the name suggests 2 people.  The inner sleeping compartment has a floor space of 220cm by 130cm at the widest points.  The porch of the tent is another 90cm long giving ample space for gear storage.  The Viper is semi Geodesic with three poles all crisscrossing.  Semi Geodesic means that the tent holds its shape without the need of guy ropes.  This means a much more stable tent (though not as much as a fully Geodesic) but obviously pegging it down and using guy ropes will help in wind and other adverse conditions.

Robens Viper2 inside

The peak of the inner tent is 95cm high, this gives you much more comfort than many other tents, whether you just want to sit up and play Monopoly while it’s raining outside or whether you are just trying to change clothes.

The maximum weight of the tent is 2.9kg making this a well balanced tent between Weight x Size x Price – Its not super lightweight but with a recommended retail of £179 you get a lot of tent for your money!

Specifications

Type of tent:     Semi-geodesic
Sleeps people:     2
Hydrostatic Head:     5000 mm
Flysheet:     HydroTex HD, 75D polyester 185T, 100% polyester. Fire retardant
Inner tent:     68D polyester 185T, 100% polyester, breathable
Rooms:     1 bedroom, 2 porch area
Poles:     Alloy #7001, T6, 9 mm, anodised
Floor:     75D polyester Taffeta 210T, 100% polyester, 10000 mm
Pitching way:     Inner tent first
Minimum weight:     2.6 kg
Pack size:     46 x 19 cm
Weight:     2.9 kg

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Gelert Rocky 2 Tent

The Gelert Rocky 2 Tent comes with an RRP of £59.99 so this isn’t a highly technical all weathers tent. Often though thats not what you need, here at Procamping we reckon the Rocky 2 could make the perfect festival tent or a tent for first time / fair weather campers.  The Gelert Rocky 2 Tent sleeps two people and has a large front porch for gear storage.

 The inner tent is attached so its easy to pitch all in one, and the porch area comes complete with a groundsheet.

Specifications

    • Weight: 3.6kg
    • Packed size: 41 x 17 x 17cm
    • Capacity: 2 Person
    • Poles: Fibreglass
    • Flysheet: PU Polyester
    • Inner: breathable polyester
    • Groundsheet: Polyethylene
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Ultra Quasar Tent – Terra Nova

The Ultra Quasar Tent from Terra Nova is at the cutting edge of low weight reliable mountain tents.  A fully geodesic design means that it exceptionally stable which can cope with extreme weather conditions from any angle.  With this ability to cope in the harshest envioronments combined with it’s reasonable light weight of 3.12kg (packed) it is often the tent of choice for adventure racing.

The “Ultra” is a evolution on the original Quasar design, the inner of the tent has been given an overhaul for improved ventilation, reduced weight and a light, airy feel. The guyline system has also been improved, for even faster and more secure anchoring.

How do you pitch the Ultra Quasar Terra Nova Tent?

Just watch this video to find out:

Specifications

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Season Rating Spec: 4 Season
  • Free standing?: Yes (tent can be pitched without guying out)
  • Minimum Weight: 2.87Kg (6lb 5oz)
  • Packed Weight: 3.12Kg (6lb 14oz)
  • Pitch Time (estimate): 15 mins
  • Number of Porches: 2
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Pitch Type: Inner pitch first
  • Packed Size: 18cm x 54cm
  • User range: Lightweight backpacking, Trekking
  • Pitching: Inner first
  • Titanium pegs, 5.5g each
  • 8.84mm DAC Featherlite poles
  • New inner design and guyline system
  • ‘No rattle’ zip pulls