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Tent Reviews: Vango Beta 350

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6.40 KG
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8.32/10 from 41 reviews

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41 Reviews of the Beta 350        Showing 31 to 40          Page:   1   2   3   4   5  
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By: Oddy74  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 06/08/2009

We bought this tent in the 2008 sales we paid 50.

We pitched this in 30mph+ winds, and despite the tents best efforts to realise its dream of being a kite it only took 35 minutes to erect (20 minutes in calm condition).

My only 2 'negatives' (but not unique to this tent) the living space is a bit on the small side and the height head is quite low. Secondly due to the ground sheet not being sewn into the porch/living area there was a constant draught and allowed the local insect life in.

But saying that we never suffered from condensation, and the rain never came in.

It was comfortable enough for a short break, but we have purchased a bigger tent for extended breaks away.

We will continue to use this tent and would definitely recommend to any couple (would be a bit squashed for 3 adults) for a starter tent on a short break. Its easy to pitch and easy to pack and can withstand bad weather, BUT get some spare pegs as the ones that come with it bend easily.
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By: Tragra  Reason: Other  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 22/07/2009

Bought this tent in June 2009 camped in it and we had very heavy rain and it was great. Only problem is could get a little just enough room for three to sit, very easy to put up and down. I would recommend this for couple for camping in, split in two with sleeping area and living area and has two doors one with net to allow air in if you want door open. Ground sheet slightly small than the tent but that worked great when we had rain did not come in tent. Says erect in twenty mins I would say it take less time than that good tent will recommend to friends
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By: Crystalslug  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 17/07/2009

Brilliant. Had very heavy rain for 2 days solid whilst in new forest, and not one leak. Had a river underneath our ground sheet in bedroom and in lounge area but did not break through. Slept 2, personally would not put 3 in it.

The ground sheet in lounge area was slightly smaller than the tent which was good as when it rained it didn't get overly wet.

Pitches pretty well, even better to get down, even the toad under the ground sheet in the bedroom thought so!

The lounge area was a good size but could have been a bit taller as my fiance is 6 ft 2!

A majority of campers had the vango beta in new forest, and all said it was easy to put up.

A great tent.
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By: Will86  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 26/06/2009

I bought this tent after extensive research for my first camping trip and I wasn't disappointed.

Pitching is straight forward. I wasn't after a record breaking time, but it was logical and easy to put up. I would always recommend you try it at home first though. The tent pegs are a bit weak and do bend, but don't let that put you off this tent. Pegs are easy to replace.

We had some wet and windy weather and there were no problems with water getting in, and the tent was stable in the wind.

The porch is very useful and one of the reasons I bought this tent. There is loads of place to store things, and despite all my junk three people had enough space to sit in the porch to play cards (albeit sitting on the ground sheet). You could get a couple of chairs (maybe 3 or 4 small chairs) in if you need to, but best to roll up the groundsheet, not because the GS is poor quality, but you don't want to push your luck.

Build quality is very good and it feels well put together, with the exception of the bottom left corner of the inner sheet door which seems to be under a alot of strain. Possibly a slight manufacturing fault. I just unclipped some of the inner sheet connections and used a bit of string to extend the connection to reduce the strain.

I dried the tent out at home and then managed to fit it back in its bag which was handy. I chose this tent over the Beta 250 for the extra space. Whilst you can't stand up in it completely, its far easier to move around in than the 250. I stayed in the tent by myself on a double airbed - camping luxury. Two people would be ok in this tent, but three would be tight in the sleeping area. You won't be able to fit a double and a single airbed into the sleeping area, either one double or two singles.

The bathtub GS in the sleeping area, but not in the porch is a good solution. You can roll up the porch GS if necessary.

All in all very happy. Also got a good price and service from Allweathers. You can get cheaper 3 man tents, but you do get your money's worth with this one.
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By: Grecian Ranger  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 14/06/2009

This is an excellent tent, sturdy and well made. I have used it in varying weather conditions and it has come through with flying colours. It rained stair-rods in a howling gale one night in Devon last year and had no leaks at all. Great for one person, ok for two but three adults would be pushing it.
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By: Hatmanlon  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 14/06/2009

Pitches very easily, pitched it by myself (i.E. One person) despite the (ahem) 'help' of my 5 y.O.

It is clearly a scaled down version of Vango's large tunnel tents (I own an Yukon 800), and benefits from the twin opposite doors in the living area, one of which allows a 'mesh' closure if required. A bit of rain on our first weekend meant that we tested it for both waterproofing and living space and it passed both tests admirably.

A little more expensive than some tents in this category (Asda are currently knocking out one for 25! I picked mine up on a sale at 50), but you get what you pay for such as small design features like the velcro loops to store the guy lines, the ring system on the guys (very effective), windows and Vango's guarantee. The way the living area groundsheet is sewn to the bedroom (sewn in groundsheet) is also an ideal solution.

One criticism (which probably applies to all manufacturer's tents) is that although the tent claims '3 man' and was nice and roomy for a 6'3' 37 year old and his 5 year old son, I wouldn't want to share with two other adults unless I was very intimate with them!

Consider it a 2 berth and you wont be disappointed.
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By: Bikermike49  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 03/06/2009

Only gave it 8 out of 10 because I have not had this tent in a storm or rain yet. Used it 3 times and carries well on me motorbike, and has well enough room for 2 and all the bike gear. Up to now rate its quality and build much better than the Kyham its replaced.
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By: Scottval97  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 26/05/2009

I bought this tent two weeks ago after reading the reviews. The bad bits - the porch is not huge as it says in the advert. I don't know what size of bike etc it's meant to store. You can sit two seats in it but it is a bit cramped when its all zipped up if its raining.

The good bits - very easy to put up. It poured down and not one bit of water came in. The bedroom is a good size double. This is a very well made tent but I was very disappointed with the porch size.
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By: Raf48  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 08/05/2009

We had to get a tent when we arrived without the legs for our normal tent. A quick trip into Keswick to visit a tent display produced this as the best option for the three of us to over night in, at a reasonable price. It worked out a lot cheaper than a B&B for the night. We found the sleeping section more than big enough for a double air bed, and I slept in the front section with no problems on a single air bed. We managed to seat three of us for the evening before bed time, in the front section on proper folding chairs. It rained heavily during the night but no rain entered. I found the tent quick to pitch for the first time without reading any instructions. It just went together perfectly. All in all a great tent, although not to our normal size. It looks well made and sturdy, so should do the job well.
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By: Joeyemma  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 15/08/2008

We have this tent and have used it on 2 separate occasions for one night at a time. We've used it in the warm sunshine and the pouring blustery rain. It comfortably fits 2 adults on a double aerobed, with plenty of room down the sides for clothes and stuff.

It survived a very decent Cumbrian blustery downpour, with not a scrap of water getting into either the porch or the living area, which is an added bonus.

We did originally think of going for a pop up tent, but after doing some research we decided to go for this model. Its perfect as the storage area on the porch is big enough to hold all our junk in (cool bags, cooker etc). Its much more spacious and far sturdier.

Its really easy to pitch, taking about 20 minutes to put up and less to take down.
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Manufacturer's Description

# The Vango Beta 350 includes taped seams for waterproof protection
# As one or flysheet first pitching simple, quick to pitch and keeps inner dry
# Heavy duty pole sleeves ensures even distribution of tension
# Guy tidy velcro holder allows guylines to be packed neatly, making re-pitching easier
# The Vango Beta 350 includes colour coded poles matching the poles to the sleeve tab for easy pitching
# Front and back flysheet vents with covers allows continual airflow enhancing comfort
# Rain gutter zip covers keeps zip dry
# Mesh side door reduces build up of condensation and keeps bugs out
# Mesh vents on inner allows continual airflow enhancing comfort
# The Vango Beta 350 features part mesh on inner door reducing build up of condensation and keeps bugs out
# Storage solutions inner pockets - keeps those essentials close at hand
# Crystal clear windows allow maximum light into living areas
# Lantern point loop or hook conveniently placed to attach lighting
# The Vango Beta 350 features breathable fabric inners creating a comfortable sleeping area
# Carry bag oversized to ease the pack away.
# Repair Kit included for that unforseen tent emergency
# Matching Accessories includes Sleeping Bags, Furniture, Windbreaks, etc.

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