Kit review: New Vango Helix 200 tent

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7 Responses

  1. Steve says:

    Hi and thank you for the review. I really would like to know what the lighter and much pricier two-man tent options are? Thanks!

  2. justin gorges says:

    I bought the Helix 100 because it is so light weight and compacts. But do not buy this tent!!! After only having the tent for a month, while setting the tent up the back pole broke in half. This should never happen to such a new tent. So I contacted Vango about getting a replacement and they said that poles are not covered under there warranty, and it is just the wear and tear of using the pole (wear and tear of using poles for just a month should not be considered). They refused to send me a new pole and said it was the responsibility of the distributor in each country. This product is made very poorly and not worth buying. On top of this, the tent must be pegged down as there is no spine pole connecting the front and pack poles. So on a few occasion because the ground was so hard I was not able to set up my tent. Very disappointing product and even more disappointing how little Vango did not care and obviously do not stand behind their products.

  3. Fiona says:

    Really sorry to hear about this. I thought the tent was good quality and I know others like it but it sounds like you have had a bad experience.

  4. Joris says:

    I have the same problem. Last year I bought the tent. The front pole broke in half. I spent a lot of time fixing the problem and finding a new pole.
    The distributor gave me a new tent. Good warranty. But now a year later I used the tent 4 times and the pole broke again. I have still 3 weeks of holidays to go. Lucky enough I took a spare pole this year.

  5. Fiona says:

    This is not good. I’ll pass on the info to Vango.

  6. MattR says:

    Hello Fiona – how do you find ventilation in this tent? I cannot see a rear vent at all, and am concerned it is a clammy experience in there because of this.
    Thank you

    Matt

  7. Fiona says:

    It is a very personal thing and depends where you’ll be camping! If you need a lot of ventilation you might want to go for Vango’s Solis series?

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