Vango Bravo 200 2 man tent £25.92 @ Amazon
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Vango Bravo 200 2 man tent £25.92 @ Amazon

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Found 24th Aug 2015
Cheap Vango tent, normally £70

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Decent tent for the money, good for a lone camper or couples / very close friends.

Bought this last year, already zip broke on entrance and quality is well below that of the Coleman cobra. I understand it is cheap but if it breaks that easy? I only used it twice.

Thanks OP ordered. Will be good for a festival or two

I paid more for a heavier generic brand tend, good value for this.

why so expensive usually?

got a £18 pop up tent and its lasted years.

Good small tent with an entrance at either side,which will work well in wet or windy conditions or open both sides for good ventilation in hot weather.
Vango's Banshee is only 1kg lighter for £99.
For backpacking or cycling you could maybe save .5kg by replacing the fibre poles on this with some alloy ones,about £11 on Ebay.

skarmachild

why so expensive usually?got a £18 pop up tent and its lasted years.


Outer fly tent and separate inner bedroom tent means a lot less likely to have leaks (inner bedroom tent has built in ground sheet so you can set up the outer tent first even its raining without risk of getting the bedroom area wet as you install that after the outer), its got a high water proof rating. Plus its extremely light weight so great for hikers. I bought the 3 man 300 version recently after spotting a deal here on HUKD for just over £40, less than half the price. Great tent.

lightrider

Good small tent with an entrance at either side,which will work well in … Good small tent with an entrance at either side,which will work well in wet or windy conditions or open both sides for good ventilation in hot weather.Vango's Banshee is only 1kg lighter for £99.For backpacking or cycling you could maybe save .5kg by replacing the fibre poles on this with some alloy ones,about £11 on Ebay.


My banshee travelled on my backpack along the WHW and was pitched one night in a torrential downpour. It did me proud and that weight saving was worth it. Though you can get them for about £70-£85 usually.

Almost bought it until I looked at the weight - 700g heavier than the Banshee I was thinking of getting. I realise this isn't an issue for most people but I'm considering touring with my bicycle so those are 700g I'd rather not have to carry! If they could reduce the Banshee to £30-40 I'd be very appreciative

Heat though, it's a good reduction.

Got the Vango Bravo 300 (currently £41) and while good value, it doesn't feel like it will last more than a few trips camping. Zips are poor quality and carry bag is awful.

TidyWorks

Got the Vango Bravo 300 (currently £41) and while good value, it doesn't … Got the Vango Bravo 300 (currently £41) and while good value, it doesn't feel like it will last more than a few trips camping. Zips are poor quality and carry bag is awful.


Agree carry bag is awful, its not big enough. But really happy with the tent (I have the Bravo 300 also). Hope it will last a while

Maybe a 2 man tent in Brokeback Mountain...

skarmachild

why so expensive usually?got a £18 pop up tent and its lasted years.



Yeah I see your logic here. I often wonder why Audis are so expensive when my Peugeot has lasted years. (_;)

Bought for leeds fest hope it comes in time, thanks op.

Great spec tent for the price - same model but rebranded (Hera 200) is £75 at a certain large outdoor store. Definitely worth purchasing over a pop up or mega cheap tent.

Some pointers for upgrading the Fibre Glass Poles to alloy using standard ebay replacement alloy pole sizes, as per post #9 by Boopop above.
According to the Vango Spares Website, the following pole sizes are used.

Bravo 200 Main Pole (2015)
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8.5mm Diameter Fibreglass
318cm in length
8 sections

Bravo 200 End Poles (2015) (2PCs).
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7.9mm Diameter Fibreglass
190cm in length
5 sections
I'm assuming a 8.5mm alloy replacement can be threaded/routed in place of the 7.9mm fibre glass pole (to save costs)
1x Ebay - 8.5mm 360mm 9 Section Pole. £12.55
1x Ebay - Alloy Ends (x2) 17mm in length. £3.99
1x Ebay - 8.5mm 404mm 11 Section Pole. £11.68

Ebay - 8.5mm 360mm 9 Section Pole.
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Each Section is 39.5mm+Ferrule (the bit that joins it to the next pole)
8x39.5mm+ends(17mm*2)=319.4cm
So you need to remove one section of the pole. Easiest way of doing that is to buy a replacement End plug. Cut the cord between the last section (avoid losing either end of the elastic cord). Remove the last section, tie the cord to the plug.

The two smaller end poles can be made from a single 404cm 11 Section Alloy Pole + a spare end plug / previous 39.5cm spare section.
Each Section is is 36.6cm+Ferrule
5*36.6+(2x19.5)=187cm
You need to divide this into 2 parts, removing one secton in the middle, been careful to not to lose the cord.
You then use the spare 39.5cm section from the first pole to make it exactly 190cm x 5 sections.
But if you want the poles equal length, just use 5x36.7 sections, the two poles will be equal length but short by about 3cm.

That my best shot, without yet seeing the tent. If someone has a better plan, post it. (Click 'like' if it helps). That would make it a pretty decent tent for treking/cycling, in terms of weight.




Edited by: "tightar5e" 25th Aug 2015

Anyone recommend another good tent if this one isn't any good ?

Got the 300 - great tent for the money. Not top quality but resisted several heavy downpours easily.

Superb for the price.

Banned

how many people can sleep inside?

caroline0

how many people can sleep inside?



well 200 obviously..hence the name!

caroline0

how many people can sleep inside?


2 at a push. But only 1 air bed. So only suitable for 2 if your happy to use camping mats

JohnnyL

Anyone recommend another good tent if this one isn't any good ?


You won't get anything better for the money I'm sure, unless your prepared to pay £50/£70, even then the difference won't be that much better (considering double the price). Really your talking £150-£200 to have a noticeable difference or something super light weight if your going hiking etc
Edited by: "shakerstevens" 25th Aug 2015

Price now £60.68 oO

horsepills

Yeah I see your logic here. I often wonder why Audis are so expensive … Yeah I see your logic here. I often wonder why Audis are so expensive when my Peugeot has lasted years. (_;)



i dont get the reference as i dont have a car

i was simply asking why is this usually very expensive for a 2 man tent?

shakerstevens

You won't get anything better for the money I'm sure, unless your … You won't get anything better for the money I'm sure, unless your prepared to pay £50/£70, even then the difference won't be that much better (considering double the price). Really your talking £150-£200 to have a noticeable difference or something super light weight if your going hiking etc


Thanks
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