I asked a friend (and an experienced camper) Allan to tell me his thoughts on the Vango Nemesis 200.
Vango state that the geodesic Nemesis tent is the “pinnacle of the Vango trekking range”. It is designed to withstand everything the British weather can throw at it, from snow to sand and sea level to summit.
- Classic geodesic design with five crossover points for free standing all-season stability
- Quick and easy flysheet and inner pitch together
- Waterproof and durable Protex 70D 5,000mm HH Polyester Flysheet
- Waterproof and durable 70 denier, 6000mm lightweight polyester groundsheet
- Lightweight, durable and colour coded Vango PowerLite 7001-T6 alloy poles
- Gothic arch pole structure to increase stability and assist water/snow run-off from the flysheet
- Breathable polyester inner
- Part mesh inner door for ventilation and to keep out bugs
- O-shaped inner doors that are easy to open with one hand
- Small welded windows
- Inner pockets and high level pockets
- Line-Lok guyline runners
- Factory taped seams
- Multiple reflective points
- Fast pack tent bag with an oversized opening for easy packing and compression straps to control pack size.
Allan tests Vango Nemesis 200 tent
Allan reports that he has put up and slept in more tents than he can recall. He is happy with the weight of the tent. “It weighs in at just under 4kg, which in some quarters may be considered weighty but if split and carried by two people it is not too bad at all. It’s also a generously sized tent so if you are looking for something that offers a good amount of room but is not too heavy it’s ideal.”
Once out of the bag, Allan found he could easily identify inner, flysheet and pole/peg bag, which lends itself for a quick assembly.
He adds: “The roomy two-man tent assembles best with the flysheet first, which has the added bonus of keeping the inner tent dry. When you do most of your camping in Scotland this is a great feature.
“The poles effortlessly fit into the colour-coded seams and ensure it’s a quick and sturdy assembly of the geodesic design. The inner then clips in via toggles attached to the flysheet and in approximately 15 minutes you have the tent fully pitched.
“There are also multiple guy points, which give the tent added support when used in adverse weather conditions.”
With the tent fully pitched, Allan was able to appreciate the full extent of the space inside.
He says: “There is a good level of space at both ends of the tent. Both porches are of equal size and they offer ample storage space, plus the double zipped doors give great versatility for venting and protecting against the elements.
“There is even a small window at each end to check the weather and let in more light. Inside the tent is very roomy and surprisingly high for a tent of this style. There are plenty of internal pockets and a central hang point for a light.
“Both internal doors have mesh nets again offering in more light but protecting you from annoying insects.
“I think the groundsheet is quite thin but there is also a footprint that I’d recommend people buy for this tent. This gives extra protection and warmth on rough ground.”
Allan concludes: “Overall this is a fantastic tent for the price. It’s tough, strong, easy to erect and very comfortable with a host of features to make the difference when indulging in a few nights under canvas.”
Pros: Cost, pack size, large and double porch, versatile door systems, fully geodesic, space and comfort.
Cons: Less durable feel to the groundsheet and no footprint supplied.
There is a three-man Vango Nemisis 300 tent priced £250, too.