Product Type: Vango Tent
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Roomy tent for 2, fine for 3
Vango Omega 350 Tent
Member Name: scoi
Vango Omega 350 Tent
Advantages: Roomy, waterproof
Disadvantages: Not the easiest to pitch
Vango are one of the market leaders in tents and cover the range from almost budget to extreme adventures. The Omega is a mid range model and fits the weekend car camper perfectly.
The 350 is Vango's way of showwing how many people can fit, the 3 for 3 man, the 50 for comfortable size rather than snug. I've never used this tent for 3 but for 2 it can easily accomodate a double air bed and bags of clothing in the bedroom tent. Plenty of pockets for storing small items in the bedroom tent also helps.
The porch area is almost the same floor space as the bedroom tent. Plenty of room for storing equipment, food and drink. The tunnel shape also makes it tall enough for even the biggest of campers to sit upright down the centre of tent. If the weather turns there enough space for cooking and moving around within the tent so you wont feel claustrophobic.
Pitching requires some extra effort compared to a dome tent. Being a large tunnel a helping hand when pitching definitely helps. A few peg adjustments will get the tent nice and stable. The waterproof rating of 5000 is more than enough for this tent. Due to its size and shape it probably wouldn't stand up to severe winds but its never failed me. The alloy poles are less likely to break and lighter than Vango's cheaper fibre'd poles.
At 5kg its light for the amount of tent you get and if you were taking it as a 3 it won't be too heavy if you need to walk any distance.
For around £150 this tent could last you a long time and not feel the need to look for a replacement.
Summary: A great car camping roomy tent.
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