It's festival season and Vango has some affordable alternatives to trashing your expensive tentage.
It's festival season
with Glastonbury looming at the weekend and if you're an outdoors
person with an expensive
, you might want to think about a cheaper, more trashable option as
The good news is that you can still pick up something quite sound for
around £50 or so. There are plenty of options out there, but
a couple that caught our eye are from Vango
New for this spring is the Vango
- it's a simple tunnel tent with two equal-length
poles and all in one pitching with the fly and inner tent already
connected making for rapid erection. Tunnels use space very effectively
giving you enough space to sleep, store and even sit around in when
you're not taking in the bands.
The Zetes comes in two-person and three-person versions is completely
waterproof with a built-in groundsheet, has a neat storage porch
complete with an extendable, zipped canopy door. Prices are £45
the two-person version and £55
for the three-person one.
If you want to push the boat out a little further and have something a
tad more distinctive and, erm, dare we say it, Bohemian then check out
the range of Vango Peace
tents complete with flower print for that authentic
The Tepee, as you might have surmised, is a neat tepee-style design
that's available in three, five or eight-person versions so you can
share with up to seven mates. Style costs a little more with prices at £100
respectively. The Peace Tepee has taped seams, reflective webbing, a
lantern point and tough but light alloy poles. Looks great.
And if the Peace Tepee's a tad pricey, check out the more affordable,
brightly coloured Juno Tepee in three, five and eight person versions
again. The five-person version retails for around £80.
Of course you can simply pop down to your local supermarket or
catalogue store and pick up something rock-bottom cheap, but it's worth
bearing in mind that you can get something from an established outdoor
brand for not a lot more.
More Vango details at www.vango.co.uk