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Tent Reviews: Vango Aura 300

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Bedroom inners:
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Pitching Style:
3  (more 3 berth tents)
12.90 KG
Fully Sewn-in
Fly first
Average User Rating:
8.6/10 from 5 reviews

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5 Reviews of the Aura 300

By: Bluengreen  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

I,ve used this tent several times for long w-ends and one longer break during 2012. I can certainly vouch for the weatherproof qualities as I experienced a couple of very wet days where the tent stayed nice and dry. The only problem is that,if like myself,you don't have some kind of awning/shelter over the one and only door at the front you will have rain entering the tent.This made entry and exits a fairly awkward affair. With the mesh door zipped and the front door closed the tent is very snug and cosy.I wouldnt say this tent would accommodate three people but is ideal for two with room for bags and other bits in the sleeping compartment.Theres a good amount of room in the living area.I have a cooking unit,couple of chairs and small table and the cool box and don't feel cramped. Electric hook up is easy with an opening to pass the cable through then cable tidies enabling a lamp to hang from the roof.

One reviewer mentioned the quality of stitching and I,m sad to say I fell foul to suspect quality control myself.The main tent is fine but I had to exchange the sleeping pod when the zipper ripped away from the main fabric.I noticed that the stitching was quite shoddy all around the zip. The sleeping pod is tensioned fairly taught when attatched and makes for difficult opening and closing of the bedroom door without pulling the wall of the bedroom in to ease the tension of the zip.Not a huge problem as long as you remember.Probably end up with broken zip again otherwise.

Erection is fairly straightforward even for one person.The longer crossover poles that form the rear of the tent are a bit of a handful as they stretch almost to the front.I,m sure two people would find it easy to put up though. I normally manage it in 15-20 minutes on a calm day single handed.

All in all a good tent for the money as it can be found for under £100 now.You can still find carpets which I find makes the interior much more comfortable.I personally bought a universal footprint off Ebay for less than £10 which is just the right size.

I hope this proves useful to someone.
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By: Harrytheharris  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

I'd been after this one since it was released, finally found it (on eBay) this Spring for £89!

It's almost what I expected. There's masses of space for two of us: the sleeping compartment takes two mats, plus rucksacs at the sides, and the living area can easily fit a folding table and chairs. There are lots of useful pockets, and bug screens where you need them.

However. The main door zips are very fiddly, as there are velcro tabs at intervals that block the zip. Continuous velcro would work better. The pole links stick out enough to snag repeatedly in the sleeves. Stitching is very shoddy in places, and it's already torn in several small areas despite not forcing anything. The build quality is far below our other Vangos (a tunnel and a TBS Micro 150).

It's still worth 8 stars and I still recommend it - just sayin', not as good as we hoped.
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By: VangoMan02  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

We bought this to use as a weekend tent, we can get our Intex Queen bed in the bedroom with enough space each side to get in and out.Just! My wife and I plus our 5 yr old granddaughter managed to fit on the bed. If three adults were using it, I think it could manage 3 single airbeds .Used it for first time for 2 nights. Quite stable when windy. Used a set of king poles with guys to prop up the door into a canopy.Full headroom as mentioned in other reviews.Living area has to be organised as no room for clutter.All in all we are pleased with our purchase and considering we got it for less than half rrp we can't complain.
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By: Hilj  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

The reason we chose this tent was for the full head height on a smallish footprint.We found it plenty big enough for 2 people and the dog, we even thought we could have gone down a size to the 200! Easy to pitch and you can leave the inner tent attached when you take it down, handy if you are touring campsites.The only reason I gave it 9 is that I would have liked to turn the front door into a canopy/awning but there are no poles/guys to facilitate this. I suppose you could rig something up yourself.We paid £99 from Amazon
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By: Postbarney  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

This tent I think is the right size for two,might be a bit of a squeeze for three. I like the 'surf blue' colour,which as it says, will stop the early morning sunshine waking you up. This tent is the same shape as a Hi-Gear Gobi 4 only a smaller version (they might be made in the same factory) A fully SIG will stop draughts and bugs from getting in, fly screens on the main and bedroom doors are a bonus. All windows have inside curtains,tent has 3000HH,zipped cable entry point, powerflex fibre glass poles and easy to pitch on your own. Overall,a great tent
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Manufacturer's Description

This tent will appeal to families and groups searching for an easy to pitch weekend tent, with a technical design aesthetic. The cross over pole points over the sleeping area add stability, and Vango's 'Lights Out' inner tent keeps the early morning sunshine at bay. The living area to the front of the tent is maximised in a tunnel structure giving height and space.

Flysheet: Protex® 3000 polyester embossed
Inner: Breathable 190T polyester
Groundsheets: Polyethylene 10,000
Windows: PVC
Poles: PowerFlex® fibreglass
Pitching: Flysheet-first

3000 HH
Sewn-in groundsheet
Vango 'lights out' inner tent
Vango pelmet
Easy fi nd orange inner clips
Part mesh inner door
Mesh doors
Mesh ventilation
Windows have internal curtains
Vango Air-Zone - Large venting panels
Storage solutions
Lantern loop
Zipped cable entry point
Fire retardant fabric

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