Summary: Roomy good quality tent for moderate weather. If the wind's howling you may have to bail out quickly.
Pros: Plenty of space - both sleeping area and porch. Anchors well to the ground.
Cons: Tent poles slaughtered in high winds at Sligachan campsite on Skye - tent collapsed in on itself. Had to abandon tent during the night for a mate's cheaper tent that stood up very well (as did every other tent on the campsite). Vango not interested in replacing poles. Would go for a geodesic.
Summary: A good two-man tent for general camping but it does not bridge the gap between tunnel tents and geodesics for anything beyond fair-weather use.
Pros: Offers a great amount of space for two people, especially with the porch area for cooking and/or storage. Has proved to be completely waterproof in heavy rain.
Cons: Despite correct guying, two of the three poles were badly bent in winds on 4th/5th May 2008 in Devon (not exactly a stormy weekend). A £45 Gelert 4-man dome tent pitched next to it was less stable in the winds but not damaged. It is absolutely not, as Vango claim, suitable for mountain use. Van...
I bought this tent in a sale probably two to three…
11 September 2004
Excerpt: I bought this tent in a sale probably two to three years ago. I wanted a tent I could either backpack or put in my car and take the three kids camping. I have done this on numerous occasions and have not been dissapointed.
Not that thrilled with the tent. It's not a tent for…
21 May 2004
Excerpt: Not that thrilled with the tent. It's not a tent for life! Falls between two categories: slightly better than a cheap lightweight, but by no means a serious tent. Bought the Equinox 350 four years ago and have not used it for a couple of years, still favour my strong, reliable and very heavy...
Have had the tent for a few years now, and have to…
15 May 2004
Excerpt: Have had the tent for a few years now, and have to say it has performed excellently every time it has been used. We have camped in the hills with three of us sharing the weight, which is its only drawback, but for its size and weight it performs admirably.
A very good all-weather, windproof tent if you are…
14 April 2003
Excerpt: A very good all-weather, windproof tent if you are willing to heft it up the mountainside; she's not light. But split between two or three, and you are flying. Space is actually ample enough for four inside, and the vestibule is huge: fine for cooking in, or just chilling out during bad UK weather.