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Tent Reviews: Vango Halo 300

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4.00 KG
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9.14/10 from 7 reviews

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7 Reviews of the Halo 300

By: Paulharness  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2015   Rating: 

I own the XD version of this and footprint.

In common with most Vango tents, the '300' version is supposedly for 3 people, but once you have 2 normal sized adults with gear, you won't get a third in.

The XD version has stood up to some hammering, and I like semi geodesic tents for the simplicity of turning them over to dry out.
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By: Adblackmore  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

This is a good TWO man tent from Vango.

I suppose three could squeeze in here using one of the vestibules for gear storage.But mine is going to be a two man tent.

Rock solid, spacious, weatherproof. Interesting shade of green.Prefer the older Vango Green to the new one. Hate the orange inner.Would be a 9/10 if it was white!

The two vestibules give you some good options for entr/exit and storage and the little extra triangular groundsheets in the vestibules do come in handy.

Excellent value for money.
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By: Max Headroom  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating: 

I needed to replace an ancient Vango Hurricane Beta which although was still holding together very well, was no longer waterproof.

Confident with the Vango brand but having borrowed a new-generation Vango Hurricane geodesic tent that I had to put up in appalling conditions I knew that I needed a simpler design (What a shame the old Vango Beta was discontinued it had lasted years and I would have bought another!)

I chose the Halo and I am very pleased with it. It's a bit of a strange shape but the poles are of equal length so there is no fafffing around trying to locate specific poles into their own sleeves.

It's a breeze to put up with a pitch time of around 15 - 20 mins once unpacked. I had already made a 'footprint' groundsheet for it from a tarpaulin bought on eBay. I would recommend using a footprint groundsheet underneath the tent as the built-in groundsheet is obviously designed to save weight and is rather thin - I think it could get damaged on a sharp stone if you were unlucky.

The tent was pitched in a couple of locations. I always try to find a spot under a wall or hedge against the prevailing wind to gain some natural shelter, but even with this it was subject to a considerable gale which it shrugged off very easily and with no water ingress whatsoever. Several days of solid torrential rain gave us no problems either, with no water ingress whatsoever. I was impressed!

I'm not as youthful as I was and this tent is perhaps a little lower than the new Geodetic Hurricane that I had borrowed two years ago so although not a struggle getting in and out, it was a bit lower than my creaky joints were used to.

There is a small porch/storage area at either end and access to the tent can be switched from one end to the other if you need to. Compared to my old Vango Hurricane Beta and the now geodetic Vango Hurricane model, the porch space is about right for keeping boots and supplies without blocking the entrance/exit.

Inside is spacious for two people even with lots of kit; with three people I reckon it would be fine, but with much less room for the kit. We had no problems with condensation whatsoever, and there is plenty of ventilation to help avoid that happening.

In conclusion I am seriously impressed with this tent.

My reason for not giving it ten stars is because of the thin built-in groundsheet, but I'm not looking for a tent for light-weight backpacking, but for a tent that is quick to pitch; keeps me dry in the worst wind and rain; is easy to live with; and will give long service. Stitching and build quality look pretty good and I hope it continues to last for some years yet
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By: JFDI  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

I bought this tent just because it is compact enough to fit in my motorcycle panniers whilst giving enough room to sit comfortably, and for bed and gear.

But over the 5 years I've been using it I've found this tent to be fantastic in every respect.

The inner can be attached for all in one pitching, all 3 poles are the same and the channels are continuous, so it takes just 10 minutes to get set up. It's so sturdy that guys seldom need to be used, and when the weather is so bad that tents are falling around you, this one won't.

As for sleeping space, it's a 3 man tent and really does sleep 3, thankfully, as this weekend was a real tester and a couple I was with now have a Khyam Pancake, and shared the trusty Halo.
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By: Sazzle15  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Chose this tent as it is fairly lightweight, easy to pitch and allows plenty of space in the two porches for all the cycling gear we carry as we tour.

The tent is robust enough to withstand even the wettest of Scottish summers and stayed put in some pretty strong Highland winds.

It is spacious inside and vents ensure that condensation is limited.

The colour also allows it to blend in with surroundings, perfect for some wild camping out in the fields and woods.
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By: Alison1712  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Bought this tent last year as we wanted something really light to carry on the motorbikes. There is plenty of room for two people and all our gear and with two doors we don't have to stumble over each other to get in and out. It is incredibly quick and easy to put up and has already withstood some pretty horrendous weather. Tents around us were blowing away but this felt safe and solid. My only niggle is that the bit of groundsheet in the storage area just hooks in and on a couple of occasions in heavy rain it has pooled water on it.
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By: PhilAndi  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

I bought one of these recently and must say it does as it says. It's so easy to put up. Another good thing is it doesn't get damp inside. The 2 storage areas are ample size for cooker, boots etc. It's very sturdy although we haven't tried it out yet in bad weather it did withstand heavy rain without a drop coming inside. The colour blends in well with the countryside and as we like to camp in quieter fields this is a bonus. This tent being so easy to erect has made us get out more. 10 minutes and it's up and you can get on with sorting the rest of your kit! All in all I'd highly recommend this tent.
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Manufacturer's Description

Take three poles of the same length, add a flysheet and breathable fabric inner tent and within minutes you will have pitched a Halo. The innovative porch configuration gives both a dry area to store gear on the groundsheet, with an open section perfect for a stove or to leave muddy boots in. Straightforward pitching and the ability to split the load with friends will make this tent a firm favourite with youth groups, DofE adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts.

• Duke of Edinburgh Recommended Kit
• Front and rear flysheet doors
• Semi-geodesic construction
• Groundsheet in porch area
• Powerlite 7001-T6 Alloy poles
• Protexฎ HC 3000 polyester flysheet
• Breathable fabric inner tent
• Polyester 5000 inner groundsheet
• Pole sleeve tension adjustment
• As one or Flysheet first pitching
• Fire Retardant fabrics
• Flysheet door can be partially opened as a vent
• Mesh ventilation
• Reflective webbing at pegging points
• Reflective zip pullers
• ‘O’ ring guylines
• Flysheet tension adjustment
• Inner tent pockets
• Repair Kit
• Taped seams
• Compression stuffsac

3 people
Trail weight:
Tent 3.80 kg
Total weight:
Tent 4.00 kg
Pack size:
Tent 44 x 17cm
Pitching time:
10 Mins

Pine Green/Black

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