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Tent Reviews: Vango Galaxy 300

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7.75/10 from 8 reviews

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8 Reviews of the Galaxy 300

By: AntP  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2017   Rating: 

My wife and I lived in one of these for a year while we motorcycled South to North through the Americas. Bought because of the decent size, reasonable weight but mostly because of the good-sized vestibule where we could stand up and store stuff too.

So probably about the toughest test imaginable because it really did have to do everything - it kept out snow, rain, high winds, baking sun and bears. Never leaked (especially bears)

I modified mine with an extra peg tag on either side of the font porch - reviews I'd read beforehand said that this was a weak part of the design that allowed the sides to flap and let water in - glad I did this.

I had 3 pole breaks to deal with (the weakest part is by a ferrule) - but you can repair these by just carefully hacksawing off the broken length - worked fine for many more weeks. Front sips eventually wore out through use and became unreliable - but honestly this was after literally months of constant use.

Tent at its least effective in the tropics because the ventilation is not brilliant and you can't put top just the 'inner'.

My tent is now literally worn out through hard use

Best recommendation I can find is that I am just about to buy another one
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By: Oldfolkscamping  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2017   Rating: 

Cons: Pitched six times and each time ,one side of front flap of porch would not tighten up.

This didn't affect the performance of the tent, however we didn't use the bathtub groundsheet.

Pros: Used this tent over two very wet weeks in Holland.Three thunderstorms and two rain storms with extremely high winds, which took branches off surrounding trees. We stayed dry throughout and using long pegs at front of porch, the tent didn't move. A few drips around the skylight in extreme rain. Very impressed given previous early negative reviews. NB. We pitched back to the wind.

Spacious living area for two people.

Porch area useful for standing height and cooking and shoes/bags etc.
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By: Odefrt  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2016   Rating: 

Bought this tent 3 years ago to carry on a motorcycle for its low weight/bulk per stand up size. Used on a 2 week camping holiday on the IOM in mixed weather & approx 8 w/e's up to now. It's stood up fine. As said front sides are sometimes not taut, depends on the ground I've found. I got some clips & elastics to hold the sides out when needed. Great being able to pull pants on stood up. Poles are strong enough, material is thin but if much thicker it would be too heavy & bulky for my purpose.
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By: Bikes  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2016   Rating: 

Have used this tent many times. Never failed during bad weather. The front section is very useful/tall though it doesn't quite line up with shaped ground sheet but that's the only complaint. Tent is easy to erect and is well made, the Pack is lightweight and compact making it good trekking tent for bicycles and motorcycles to carry. My tent of choice for weekend trips.
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By: Johns559  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2017   Rating: 

While on a touring holiday in Wales last September

We had problems ( again ) with our Robens Klondike and decided to purchase this to use for the remainder of the holiday .Unfortunately the tent only lasted two days .

The good bits ,large porch with steep walls , easily fits a table and a couple of chairs .Roof skylight that faces the rear of the tent , this and the two front windows makes the porch a very light and pleasant place to be .

Bad bits . The front porch is held up by two horizontal poles located by webbing straps in the front and metal eyelets in the pole sleeve. As this is under great stress it was no surprise to find the eyelets had torn out of the sleeve in just two days .

The front section of the porch flysheet had been cut too long on one side ( the seam above this was the correct length )which meant when the wind blew it would funnel water into the aptly named bath tub groundsheet ,no amount of re pitching could solve this .

The inner tent and groundsheet have very small and difficult to use clips .

Overall this could be a very good tent but it needs to be better quality ,a lightweight sewn in groundsheet would make pitching quicker .

I returned the tent to Millets for a refund ,no one was interested in my feedback ,I emailed Vango and they just told me about the warranty ,I guess they know how poor their products are from the number of returns they get .
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By: Urbster  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2017   Rating: 

Ive only used the tent once for a weekend rally and have to say that overall I was quite satisfied with my purchase having a tent you can stand up in is a godsend .The tent packs up easily and incredibly compact making it ideal for motorcycle touring. The colour coded poles make it easy to assemble and once you have fathomed out the way the inner ( especially the ground sheet ) goes together you can pitch it as one.

I am not so sure of the tents capabilities in a storm and like others have said a weekend is probably the max I would like to spend in it.

The design in one area is very poor, in that the sides of the tent very easily flap in and over the bath tub ground sheet, ultimately this would leave pools of water in the porch area. I too have purchased tarp clips and attached guy line to them something that as another reviewer as stated, should not have to be done.

Overall the tent does appear to be slightly flimsy and stands very tall, just make sure you have it well guyed out.

A 6 out of 10 from me.
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By: Peachmould  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2017   Rating: 

An excellent well designed tent, lightweight and roomy enough for two adults and a child.

Standing room in the porch area.

Quality does not seem as good as other tents I have owned, but time will tell.

Not been tested in very heavy weather yet, but looks quite stable.

Only criticism I have is the flappy tent fabric around the porch area which will let in water to the groundsheet if not careful. I have fitted some clips with bungee chords to fix this.

Shouldn't have to do this with a brand new tent as they should be field tested first by experienced campers (like me)

I would recommend this tent for a weekend only, not long term.
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By: Yorci  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2016   Rating: 

Construction - from new pitch outer first, (but pack away all in one so future pitches are all in one), tunnel design. Outer fabric - ProTex 70D polyester with a 5000mm hydrostatic head. Inner fabric - Polyester with 6000 mm hydrostatic head.

Pitching is very straight forward with colour coded poles, so you can't go wrong. It took me about 20 minutes to pitch it on my own.

The bedroom area is 210 cm (6 ft 10 ins) long, 180 cm (5 ft 10 ins) wide, 118 cm (3 ft 10 ins) high at lowest point and 132 cm (4 ft 3 ins) at highest point. Has a fully sealed polythene bathtub, with two handy mesh storage pockets on either side. There is a meshed vent at the rear, and a full zipped mesh door to keep the bugs out. The mesh is fine so no bugs got in. Rated as a 3 berth, it is very comfortable for 2 people, it would be a bit snug with 3 adults. Very good ventilation so hardly any condensation build up.

The vestibule is 230 cm (7 ft 6 ins) long, 220 cm (7 ft 2 ins) wide. Total tent length 440 cm (14 ft 5 ins) at lowest point and 187 cm (6 ft 1 ins) at highest point. It was this vestibule that attracted me to this tent, at 6'2' I can more or less stand up to get changed, no more lying on my back or struggling on my knees! The area is spacious enough to accommodate 2 chairs and a table and our backpacks/gear. The groundsheet is detachable which makes cleaning easy. With two side windows are clear and have covers for privacy and a small skylight window for plenty of light in the day, and watching the stars at night! A great chill area in bad weather.
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Manufacturer's Description

The Vango Galaxy 300 tent was created based on feedback from youth group leaders. Constructed with a large front porch ideal for map reading, storage and keeping dry, whilst the bedroom is lower therefore keeping the user warmer through the night. The clip in riser porch ground sheet allows a clean dry storage area whilst reducing draughts. The Galaxy is ideal for adventurers looking for a bit of extra room but with a good space to weight ratio. This 3 man tent offers added stability with TBS®II used on the tunnel structure. Perfect for those wild camping in a group or on a weekend away at a campsite

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