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Tent Showcase: Vango Banshee 300

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2.60 KG
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19 Reviews of the Banshee 300        Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  
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By: Pash14  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 25/04/2011

I've used the latest model with 2 doors either side. And I own the smaller 200 Model. This tent is perfect, Light weight, compact and easy to erect and strike within 10mins. It copes with heavy rain and keep cool in hot temperatures with the additional inner opening at top.

This is in effect a 2Man tent. Allowing for gear and general personal space. It will fit 3 at a squeeze so long as you don't mind the odd elbow or foot.

If your looking for something more compact and light go for the 200 model, But you may find 2ppl a tight squeeze with 400mm lost in width, nearly no overhand for the door and a drop of over 200mm in height. (interesting to sit up in, but not uncomfortable) Which says a lot for the 300 model.

Both are equally well made, strong, light and durable.
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By: Jimmy3321  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 12/08/2010

Hi,I've had this tent a couple of months (rrp £110),can't really find any faults, it certainly withstood a torrential downpour without leaks. The rear flap and inner tent rear opening are great for ventilation. I've pitched it fly first and all in one, both quick and easy. Only gripe is the industry wide obligatory one:- Why call it a three man tent? Surely the industry must know we all have to buy a 'man' or two larger than we want.
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By: Sea27n  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 21/04/2014

This replaced my old Vango and first time out the bag its a great tent, I went for the 300 as its roomier and only a little heavier than the 200, I use a tent a lot though work but also go camping a lot with my two boys (4&7) and the 300 works really well for the three of us.

Its very quick to put up, very simple design and can stand up to some really rough weather! the poles are super light and so are the pegs, the only negative is it has a small porch, but apart from that it gets 10/10 from me, make sure you shop around, I got mine nearly £40 of the RRP
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By: Stephenc  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 17/08/2014

Decent backpacking tent, nice and light considering the pitched size. Pitching couldn't be easier. Not used it in the wet yet but in the dry it performed well. No hint of condensation due to good venting.

The stock issued pegs are pretty poor considering, they bend too easily.

It's possible to get this tent stood in a few minutes with proper pegging and guying in around 10 mins.

The interior size doesn't feel too small and is ample for 2 adults on sleeping mats, although that doesn't leave much room for gear.

I'm a grumpy sod so a high rating is unusual for me.

Would recommend for 2 adults.
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By: Thecomrieboy  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 03/09/2013

Used twice so far in Scotland, once in good weather and one in a combination of wind and rain. Very easy to set up by one person with good instructions. Relatively spacious for two people but certainly not a three man tent. The double entrance keeps the tent cool in the warm but occasionally lets strong drafts through. Good purchase if you can get it in a sale.
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By: Tc2c  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 24/04/2013

I got this tent to use on bicycle touring because as a one man tent it's a decent size and the weight was a big factor.I haven't tried it in very windy conditions but in the rain it is great.I would recommend this to anyone as a 2 man tent(not 3). The only drawback as other reviews have said is the lack of a porch area for cooking in but a minor drawback for me.
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By: Sharpey1972  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 22/02/2011

I own the old model. Wish I owned the new as two doors would really help! We are two giant adults and we have plenty of room. Its incredibly warm, cosy and dry. Have used in the snow and frost and been warm. Plenty of ventilation cuts down on condensation. Boot locker is really handy. Surprising number of pockets inside. Easy to put up but takes a bit of practice to avoid the outer sagging. Plenty of adjusters help, especially if you pitch on a hill. We've found it light enough for a cycle tour, there are bits you can leave out of the pack and you can split it between two. 3 berth is pushing it, I would say two adults and a small child or 3 youths max.
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By: Adamedwardsteather  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 03/03/2011

Very light and easy to carry , so was ideal when I took the kids on their first cycle camping trip. Dad and 2 children fitted fine. I think three adults would find it a bit too cosy as it is too small for 3 full length mats under the sleeping bags. Also, the side entrance does mean if the person furthest from the door needs to get out in the night everyone gets woken up. However, I'm being really picky. Very simple to put up and you can tell it's been well thought out. Excellent value for money.
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By: Guards1656  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 24/05/2011

I have just got back from my first trip using the Banshee 300. The tent was mainly chosen for use for motorbike touring. I managed to fit myself, girlfriend and motorbike kit into the tent no problem. The storage area at the side was useful for storing panniers, helmets etc. The boot locker was useful for storing exactly that. There's no ground sheet for the boot locker or storage areas so I keep my kit in bin bags. On one of the nights I used the tent it rained really hard with high winds. Tent held up really well with no leakage. The tents low profile also helped with not suffering any wind damage.
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By: Afortunado  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 29/09/2011

I bought this tent mainly for touring on my motorbike. It is never in a month of sundays a three man tent. Two man tent at a squeeze.For me on my own it is perfect,extremely lightweight, folds up in small pack.Fortunately I don't know (yet)how good it will withstand the rain and wind.Very easy to erect, about 10mins maximum.Having a door on each side is a good idea.
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Manufacturer's Description

Compact, simple, stable, the Banshee is packed with features but still weighs less than 1 kilo per person when shared, making it an excellent choice for trekking and backpacking.

* Duke of Edinburgh Recommended Kit
* Entry from both sides
* As one or flysheet first pitching
* Zipped boot locker
* Gear Loft
* Powerlite 7001-T6 Alloy poles
* Pre-angled poles
* Protex® HC 3000 polyester flysheet
* Breathable fabric inner tent
* Polyester inner groundsheet
* Fire Retardant fabrics
* Mesh ventilation
* Reflective webbing at pegging points
* Reflective zip pullers
* ‘O’ ring guylines
* Inner tent pockets
* Repair Kit
* Taped seams
* Compression stuffsac
* Pitching time 10 mins
* Pack size 46 x ø14cm
* Total Weight 2.6 kg

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