Vango Banshee 200 Review

The Vango Banshee 200 is built for 2 people but we think that it is the perfect tent for one person with luggage.  Despite it’s age we  think that it is one of the top tents on the market still to this date.  The Vango banshee is lightweight, easy to assemble and disassemble and most importantly durable and weatherproof. The Vango Banshee 200 features two access doors, a lantern hanging point inside and under-the-door storage and taped seams for waterproof protection.

 

Vango Banshee 200 Spec:

  • Capacity: 2 person
  • Total weight: 2.00kg
  • Pack size: 43 x 13 x 13cm
  • Area: 2.8m2
  • Pitching time: 10 min

 

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SIZE

I bought this for a short camping weekend in Iceland and it had to be taken on the plane as hand luggage for an Easy Jet flight. The tent met my requirements perfectly and I would highly recommend this tent to anyone looking fora lightweight backpacking tent. This tent will fit inside a case designed for the majority of airlines max hand luggage dimensions and leave room for your spare clothes. I would however dispute the manufacturer’s claim that it is two man tent, and argue that the tent is more suitable as solo backpacking tent.

Vango Banshee 200

 

DESIGN

The Vango Banshee 200 is a phenomenal tunnel tent. It comes equipped with under-the-door storage, a lantern hanger and inner tent storage pockets ( Great for your keys, wallet and phone) this high quality design is packed with intelligent features that can be used on any camping trip to maximise space inside the tent.

The Vango Banshee also features Vango’s latest technology of the Vango’s Tension Band System (TBS). TBS provides increased stability for tunnel tents in  strong winds by providing each pole an internal bracing system. The tent is made with a waterproof polyester flysheet and fabric liner designed to maximize airflow, which helps get rid of condensation.

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ERECTING

It’s certainly light weight and extremely easy to pitch. The first time I set this tent up was in my garden as a practice run. It was very self explanatory and had the tent up within 10minutes. One of the beauties of this tent is that after the first time you set it up, you do not need to remove the inner tent from the outer. This speeds up putting the tent up and I can now have this tent up within 5 minutes. Perfect for when your constantly travelling.

 

OVERALL

Vango Banshee 200 is a well-made, reliable backpacking tent suitable for 3 season use and best for solo camping / backpacking use. The tent would only be suitable for two, if you are both traveling extremely lightly in our opinion. The tent is definitely one of the top contenders for the best lightweight tents. Overall a reliable, efficient and durable tent which stays dry and sturdy in any sort of weather conditions.

 

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