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Tent Showcase: Vango Banshee 200

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2  (more 2 berth tents)
2.20 KG
Fully Sewn-in
Inner first
Average User Rating:
8.73/10 from 22 reviews

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22 Reviews of the Banshee 200        Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2   3  
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By: Leonardointenda  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2015   Rating:   Date: 25/02/2016

I participate in many winter motorcycle rallies and after a Coleman and ferrino I decided to buy the banshee 200, I was attracted by the size to be closed, the weight and ease of installation . Never choice was more right!

Is for 2 people but we say that it is perfect for a person with luggage, the assembly and disassembly are very fast and this is a huge advantage when operations are to be made in difficult conditions with wind, rain or snow . After the first assembly does not I have more separate the inner chamber from the outer cloth and this greatly reduces the time and effort.

I used it with very strong winds and snow, no problem.

Little condensation thankfully even with outside temperatures many degrees below zero.

Plus it's also nice aesthetically so I could not ask for more, thanks Vango !
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By: Mikey951r  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 06/07/2015

I really do like this tent. I use it for cycle touring and find it fits very snuggly when packed on the rear rack in between my panniers and doesn't weigh too much. I'm 6 foot 2 and have tried several other tents which don't offer the leg room this one does. I find I can sleep comfortable on one side and have my panniers and bar bag on the other side so I can easily get to them. I've been in one or two deluges and have never had a leak. My only criticism is when I sit up in the tent I have to stoop down to see through the door, but that's just being tall for you. What I do also like is I can sit up in it without touching the inner. Another very good tent from Vango.
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By: BigSnorer  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 02/08/2014

It's a lovely tent. I am about 6'2' tall and the inner was just about long enough for me. I would dispute the manufacturer's claim that it is suitable for two people but it was certainly adequate for me. It is as easy to erect as Vango claim. The first time takes a while but once the inner and outer have been connected I can have it up in about five minutes.

I have just a couple of little niggles: The door zippers on the flysheet are slightly fiddly and could do with a re-think. Also, the tension band system does intrude on the inner tent.

All in all, I will continue to use this tent for short trips of one or two nights but for any longer, I will use a larger tent.
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By: Daveandmitch  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 16/05/2014

A good tent for one person. Sure you could fit two people inside but bearing in mind this is a backpackers tent there would be no room for two people and two rucksacks. I've also tried the 300 version and the same rule applies - great for 2 people. If you want a larger porch then buy the Tempest, the porch on Banshees is tiny. Another difference between this and the 300 is the number of access points - only one in this case which might be an issue in high winds. Having said that they stand up really well when it's windy.

The header here says 'inner first' but it's actually outer first or all in one. Pitching all in one is easy and takes 5 minutes.
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By: Jester-Jamie  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 26/04/2014

For the price this is a great tent. Stands up well in the wind, light weight and easy to pitch. My only quibble is the length. Obviously this tent is meant to be small as its a hiking tent and the width is absolutely no problem, it could just do with another 2 inch on the lengh and it would be perfect.I'm 6.1 so although taller than average I'm hardly a giant.

If they lost an inch off the roof height, an inch of the width and gave you a couple in the length it would keep the weight the same but for me make a vast improvement.

Its not too much of an issue though as I do fit just about and for £70 quid its a right bargain.
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By: Kaizersoza  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 11/03/2014

Great little tent for backpacking/cycling/biking and wild camping, I bought this tent at the beginning of 2014, I have been out in it twice, windy conditions with a drop of rain, it fared well and there was no leaks and a fair bit of condensation, which didn't drip but I could feel it on the inside of the fly, the tent is small and the porch as stated is only really good for keeping your boots and a stove in, my rucksack came in with me and gave me something to catch up to during the night, first time I pitched it, it took about 30 minutes because I had to connect the inner to the fly, the second time took less than 10 minutes, I did use a footprint under the tent, a tarp which I bought from B+Q, just make sure that once you peg out the tent, that you tuck in the footprint so none is sticking out from the fly, as this lets rainwater seep underneath the groundsheet and you are good to go
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By: Busspanker  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 06/02/2014

Just got back from 2 nights camping on the South coast of Dorset.

As you can imagine it was blowing a gale with gusts of 60mph and heavy rain.

New tent to me but pitched easily and quickly into the wind.

A sturdy tent that performed well as I remained dry and warm.

Once again as everyone says it's really only a 1 man tent once you have all yr kit in it.

Perfect for what I wanted it for which is motorcycle touring.
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By: PipeBloke  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 26/01/2014

This is a very stable, tidy little tent. It has withstood gales and heavy rain without a problem.

As usual with a two man tent it is really a one man and kit tent. There is a small porch area, but this is really only big enough for a pair of boots and a stove.

The tent pitches fly first the first time, and all-in-one thereafter. It is very simple to pitch and presents a low profile to the prevailing wind. The Tension Band System is very effective at stopping the main pole from flexing in sidewinds.

At 2.14kg it is ideal for backpacking or wild-camping with a fairly small pack size.
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By: Mellewis1588  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 06/08/2013

Bought this for backpacking as it is light and easy to pitch. I'm a big bloke and I found it just big enough inside without any kit - I think if I had a back pack I would probably put it in a survival bag or something and leave it outside.

Very pleased with the tent, it stayed dry and sturdy in high winds and heavy rain in Wales last weekend - no problem with condensation as I used the vent by the head end. Recommend it for backpacking or short stay camping.
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By: Jelboy53  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 21/06/2013

Bought this tent early 2013 as an aide to getting off on backpacking trips and been off in it 3-4 times already.Room enough for me and scaled down kit though backpack has to stay in the rather small vestibule.

Simple easy and quick to pitch so no issues there.But even though I leave the vents open and pitch correctly on 3 of my four trips I have had trouble with excessive condensation through the night and in the morning wake up with the inside of the flysheet wet and(I think dripping through the mesh(which covers 3 sides around my head)on the inner tent and pooling on the floor around my head.Jacket.Cap etc wet or damp on these 3 trips and yesterday 20/6/13 woke up with the SIM and my head and shoulders wet(Not just damp but wet) So came on here to look at reviews to see if anyone had had the same problem.So far I seem to be the only one.So I may be doing something wrong though I think condensation is dripping through the mesh from the flysheet on to me and the g/sheet.

Raining yesterday morning.With a heavy dew the rest of my trip.And apart form my condensation issues was quite comfy for my 3 days away.Jury still out on this one hence my 8 out of 10 rating.

Good wee tent other than the condensation issues I'm having and will continue to use it.

Tried to be as honest as I can in my review. Hope this helps anyone thinking of buying this tent.
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Manufacturer's Description

Lightweight and small pack size, the Banshee is the ideal tent for trekking and backpacking. In addition it is spacious, stable and airy – truly outstanding value.

Flysheet: Protex® 3000 polyester waterproof, durable and reliable
Groundsheet: PU waterproof groundsheet 5000HH minimum ensures dry inner tents
Poles: Powerlite® alloy poles light, flexible and durable

> Inner first pitching simple pitching system. In dry climates can be used without flysheet
> Pre-angled poles adds rigidity to the tent
> Powerlite® alloy poles light, flexible and durable
> Protex® 3000 polyester waterproof, durable and reliable
> Taped seams for waterproof protection
> Flysheet vents with covers at front and rear allows continual airflow enhancing comfort
> Reinforcement points extra strength on tension areas of the flysheet
> Pre-attached guy ropes ensures correct positioning and improves pitching speed
> Adjustable tensioning and pegging system keeps tent securely anchored and stops draughts
> Breathable fabric and mesh inner creates a comfortable sleeping area
> PU groundsheet 5000HH waterproof and lightweight
> Mesh inner door reduces build up of condensation and keeps bugs out
> Storage solutions inner pockets and gear loft – keeps those essentials close at hand
> Stuffsac with compression straps to reduce overall pack size
> Repair Kit included for that unforseen tent emergency

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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