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Vango Alpha 250

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vango Alpha 250 This is the second Alpha I have bought as daughter has other for explorers Used it at the weekend and as always dry warm and does not condensate inside Large porch brilliant for rucksack and boots leaving room for two inside Its a most have light weight tent with loads of space 19 October 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by A good fair-weather tent at a great price - A sort of hybrid between tube tent and geodesic design, it is better than a tube tent and nowhere near the cost of a geodesic. - The porch is definitely a plus point. - You will, though, need considerable patience putting the tent up properly, as it needs to be very precise to avoid the outer draping against the inner. For this reason, I wouldn't want to be putting up in the rain, hence the review title of "fair-weather tent" - Every guy rope needs to be out to properly erect the tent and to keep the outer off the inner. Added time for putting up and taking down. - On top of this, the cross-poles need to precisely follow the lines of the seams so that the Velcro strips can go around the poles. This is a *must* in the instructions. These strips could do with being at least half as long again, as well. - There is no midge-net in the door, though the windows in the porch mean you can zip down the outer door and still have some light in, though no proper view out. - There is no way you'll pack it away in the field in the same fashion as it came when new (especially if it's even slightly blowy) so you'll need to practice using simpler half- or third-folding, so that you can get the thing away and into the bag quick if its raining. - The bag zips aross the top and down one side, making it easy to get the tent in and out. - The tent is darker than those with lots of mesh "ventilation" which makes for a more undisturbed snooze. - If you're on the bulky side, you'll need to be good pals, as you'll be very close together! - It is light enough to carry, so you could use it as a hiking tent, though I'd want to find a sheltered spot to use it and only take it in decent weather. For the price this is definitely a good tent. 17 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent would buy in a heart beat ! I had been looking all over the place for tents as I was going to have a weekend away with a few people camping. I didn't want to spend a fortune however I wanted something that was going to last more than 2 minutes. For £49.99 you couldn't go wrong! When the rain came hammering down everyone else tents began to leak but because of the unique double skin I did't feel a drop! When the wind came along with the rain the tent stayed put due to its great design! I loved the mini porch as it allowed me to separate my wet gear from my sleeping area. If you want a easy to pitch and pack away for a weekend tent, then I would recommend this 100%!! 17 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by User-friendly and stylishly understated! I was very much delighted with this large two man tent at a very reasonable price. My husband and I and our bordercollie, Jack are getting great use out of it in Ireland over the summer and will bring it on our trip to Spain and France at the end of September. We find it very easy to pitch and even more importantly to take down and put away. If you are looking for an affordable, user-friendly and stylishly understated tent - this is a great option! 07 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good quality for the price £50 So far it has kept out the heavy rain. Very easy to put up and put away by one person. Roomy enough in side for one person plus baggage, A little tighter squeeze for 2 people. I am 6ft 2in and found i had to unzip the inner tent to pock my feet out. 20 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great tent for weekend break The tent is really quick and easy to set up and take down. Was just enough room for 2 of us for a overnight kip after a day of climbing 13 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Grade A festival tent Vango have always been my favorite tent brand, I've yet to have trouble with one and I sold a fair few back when I worked in a camping shop a few years ago. However, being a family man, I've always gone for the larger end of the range and our Maritsa 700 has served us well. But when you're off to work at a festival alone that BEAST is serious overkill, so I picked up an Alpha 250 from Snow & Rock at the bargain price of under £50! Weighs roughly the same as a 6-pack (about a 10th of the weight of the pole bag for the Maritsa!) and was so small it fit IN my rucksack! Took under 10 mins to put up, and under 10 mins to pack away too! The faux "sewn-in" groundsheet in the porch was a very nice surprise too... no river running through MY tent during the rains! All in all, a great tent for a short break away, although I wouldn't want to try and share the space with another person! But if it's just you and your rucksack, perfect! 13 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great tent, good size Great looking tent. A good size, plenty of room inside. Packs down nicely and is fairly light. 06 July 2015
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The great value Vango Alpha 250 has been refreshed yet remains functional and easy to pitch, ideal for festivals, Duke of Edinburgh Awards and summer overnight camping adventures.
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The great value Vango Alpha 250 has been refreshed yet remains functional and easy to pitch, ideal for festivals, Duke of Edinburgh Awards and summer overnight camping adventures. This dome design with porch features a stylish and functional Gothic arch porch pole, plus crystal clear windows to brighten the interior. The stable structure offers generous headroom whilst the superior waterproof and fire retardant fabrics make this well-ventilated tent an ideal entry level choice.

Features

  • The ProTex 70 Denier polyester flysheet is a highly waterproof, durable and reliable fabric that will keep you dry and comfortable, and it's exclusive to Vango
  • PE groundsheets are robust, hardwearing and waterproof to 10,000mm. Ideal fabric to stand up to the rigours of the most active of campers
  • Breathable polyester inner tent- the fabric allows condensation to pass through, ensuring a comfortable night’s sleep
  • Inner First - Simple and quick to pitch, and allows the tent to be used without the flysheet in warm climates
  • Linked-In Groundsheet - Designed by Vango this enclosed groundsheet system offers all the comfort of a fully sewn in groundsheet but also gives added versatility because it can be rolled away when not needed and is easier to clean than a conventional fully sewn in ground sheet.
  • Large Diamond Clear PVC windows for maximum light and great visibility
  • The guy lines are attached to the tent at optimum positions for stability and tension. Handy guy line holders make for easy packing and re-pitching
  • Conveniently positioned inner tent pockets store snacks, torches or electronics
  • All Vango tents use fully fire retardant fabrics that meet the European EN5912 safety standard to give you peace of mind
  • Reflective webbing picks up torchlight so the pegging points are easily visible in darkness
  • We weather test each of our tents to the European standard EN5912, in a certified wind and rain test centre. This is to ensure they will perform in the worst of weather
  • Door with eyelets allowing optional king poles to be used
  • Handled carry bag is slightly oversized to make pack away easier
  • Lantern hanging point in the living area or inner tent
  • Part mesh inner door - Increases ventilation in the inner tent while keeping bugs out