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Tent Reviews: Vango Omega 350

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37 Reviews of the Omega 350         Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2   3   4  

By: Eric p  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating: 

Good easy to put up and pack away we use this for motorcycle trips we invested in a extra groundsheet as the built in one is quite thin and a trek tarp to give us a bit of extra shelter stops the water dripping in the side door had one pole bend slightly after some strong wind one weekend was the rear pole where there is no tension band overall I would not hesitate to replace like for like if I needed another tent
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By: Ruby Wray  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2016   Rating: 

Previously had a Vango Equinox which was excellent and looked after us for nine years in some quite extreme conditions. As with many Vango tents this newer version is not the same quality but not bad for the price. Basic differences are that the tent fabric is much lighter, stitching is not as robust, zips appear weaker, groundsheet is not likely to withstand walking boots etc (we are using the old tent groundsheet to cover it). I doubt it will last for more than three years but so far so good.
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By: Foggers  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating: 

I bought this tent as a roomy quick-getaway tent for one or two people for weekends. The quality of the flysheet and poles are outstanding and have withstood some of the extreme weather that has hit in the last few days. It was simple to put up by myself, and taking it down was even easier as it was possible to leave the bedroom in situ. The porch is roomy enough for boxes of kit and tall enough to sit in a chair, which makes for comfort. Other good features include a mesh door on one of the side doors, and the tension band system which gives the poles greater stability in high winds but tucks away in little pockets when not needed. The only wee niggle is that the groundsheet is quite thin and I added in the footprint groundsheet to protect the whole tent and ensure that it is clean and dry for packing. Of course a thicker GS would have bumped up the pack size and weight, so its not really a problem. All in all this tent is great quality and I bought it during the Bank Holiday discount sale at Go Outdoors so the price was unbeatable too.

Other reviewers have mentioned that rain can drip or blow into the porch, and that has happened. I partly tackled this by using some extra clingon clips to really pull the edges of the porch flysheet taut and close to the ground so that rain is directed away from the porch groundsheet. This improved things. And the D- clips for the attaching the bedroom to the inside of the flysheet are ridiculously fiddly. These are the imperfections that lead to my 8 out of 10 grading. This tent is great quality for the price.
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By: Hueco  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

I owned a wild country monsoon which was a superb tent, which I lived in america for a year in with my wife. I couldnt afford another when it sadly was destroyed by a flying pig-ark inDevon! Looking around the Vango seemed to fit the bill and was a lot cheaper. I found out why soon enough, first trip out to glen etive the wind got up a pole broke and Vango wouldnt replace it! A borrowed eurohike was fine pitched next door! Over complex plastic tabs straps and buckeles, no full mesh door,the groundsheet for the porch is a joke with rain running straight down the zip and flooding the floor making it useless. Wind also blows everything through the porch. The tunnel design is not great in bad weather, semi-geodisic/geodesic are much better. Feels cheap and weak after the wild country,i would not recommend for any serious camping. Bound for the landfill soon enough I predict.
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By: Curlzy  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating: 

Really like this tent, you could actually sleep 3 in it but more comfortable with 2. Good sized porch with groundsheet, bedroom with SIG. Needs a full insect screen door option into bedroom, has a little one in top of door at present. Very waterproof and seems fine in what wind I have experienced with it. I have a footprint for Vango airbeam Genesis 300 which fits perfectly, big help in keeping things clean and dry. Easy to keep the inner bedroom area attached when taking down if it is dry, goes up in no time in that configuration.Need to give the sides a good bash when it has been wet. Not too bad for condensation - keep the vents open. All in all, roomy, comfortable, weather proof and adaptable.
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By: Mysteryminx  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

A really good little tent!

Lots of thought put into it and can be put up in no time at all with only one person (particularly handy whilst the other is occupied getting the barbecue going!)

It has some really handy features with it, and is a pleasure to camp it

The waterproofness of it is fantastic, the water just runs straight off, and the ground sheet comes up at the sides and clips on to prevent water entering from below - there are masses of pockets in the sleeping area which are rally handy for emptying your pockets into (just remember to take the pack of cards out before you pack up, or you'll be playing 52 card pick up next time you erect it)
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By: Mediastarz  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating: 

First time festival camping this year so plumped for this well reviewed model. After initially buying last years model at a 40 discount with G.O only to find it was 'used' they swapped it for the new model for same price for the inconvenience.

I bought a separate footprint (30) which I heartily recommend as you can peg it out first and use as a stencil for pitching area (great to have an idea if you encroach someone else's pitch). Time to put up was 15 mins but that was with me previously practising and attaching the inner bedroom. Would guess 25 to 30 mins from new bag to first pitch.

The tent really stands out and has a suitable porch which is well ventilated if both doors used. Can cook in there but only recommend a small hexi cooker and half a tab burning at a time (good when raining). The attachable bedroom section is very spacious. The bright orange colour means all is well lit in the day and gets quite warm in there if temperatures outside are up. It stays very cool at night though and plenty of zippable mesh kicking around for air flow (bedroom door & One main door fly screen).

There is a separate upper-lipped ground sheet for porch area you can attach in case you have no additionl footprint and works just as well, though would not recommend for stony/hazard ground.

As long as this tent is not stretched too tight with the guide ropes, the 2014 model seems very robust with strong seams. It survived an overnight downpour and mild gusts easily (it gives you confidence when inside).

The usual/well documented 'tapping the roof from within' to release the rainwater before exit is a staple but no dealbreaker or hassle; alternatively can be a useful shower if left on and then open your door (subject to porta-showers on site being crap).

I would definitely buy Vango again and this model is slightly too big for hiking so considering dropping a size to the 250 - it would all depend how long I plan to stay somewhere and how much luxury I want to take.

This would easily suit two people and the porch can be utilised as a sleep area if there are small kids. I would not sleep above 3 people. I was on my own and I had a single air bed in the bedroom - this left loads of room and I could have easily got a double in there with space left over for storage. 6 large side pockets take virtually every accessory you have and is a great feature.

There is space to hang a light and one of those mini 's' hooks allowed my torch/lantern to be hung no problem. All in all I felt rather spoilt with this tent for just myself and it did turn quite a few heads with the very British green colour.

Unflappable in the face of wind whilst shrugging off the showers and casual serenity in the blazing sunshine. I recommend A ***
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By: 19charliewarlie91  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Fantastic little tent, nice and quick to put up. A good amount of protection from bad weather with the store lashing internally. Nice bright colour on the inside along with brightly coloured guy ropes. Plenty of space in the sleeping compartment, to the point we had a self inflating queen sized airbed in ours and it fitted perfectly. In the 'living' end, we managed to have three bags of close, five carrier bags of food, a dog bed, and all our cooking gear, plus to chairs put up so plenty of room indeed! Nice and easy to put up and take down and folds away nice and compact. To add to this is amazingly light.

The only down side I can think of is that if you've had rain, when you open up the door, it runs down off the roof and straight onto the living area floor because the roof and the floor are offset and the floor comes our further than the roof.

Other than that its a fantastic tent!
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By: Selous  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

The Vango Omega 350 I have owned since 2011/12 I have a 2011 model, I opted for it as the ally poles, (light & strong) & my mode of transport is a motorcycle + Pillion.

I have done so far 2 long tours 2012 (14 days) down to south of France & 2013 (17 days)through Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Luxembourg & Begum, & weekends away.

The reasons I got it where

1) It is one of the lightest tents on the market for backpacking

2) packs away quite small

3) easily put up or taken down

4) room enough for all the extra equipment a motorcyclist carry's helmets panniers etc.

5) plus all the normal camping equipment pots cooker etc.

I had looked at other brand where you can ride the bike in the tent but decided not for me.

This tent IS big enough put 3 in the sleeping area & 1 or 2 (tight squeeze) in vestibule.

I have found a few times condensation on the inside of the tent after a good nights sleep? we do not cook inside for obvious reasons. This year 2013 on the way back from Austria, we had particularly bad winds, most other campers lost there tents, I had gone to the loo came back saw my tent get pushed right back & forth a number of times, & almost to the ground, but remained seated, damage was done the 2 smaller pole sections where bent out of shape slightly, (one section on each) which I have now replaced. At no point have I been wet but when opening the side door, (either side), ensure you tap the top of the tent first. Warning every time you are going to take the tent down you should release the tension band straps slightly & re tighten once erected again. I have also have a inner ground sheet, with a lip that clips on I find this just brings more dirt in so only use the side we are not using as a door. This year I purchased the Footprint, to go with it have found around the sleeping area it works well but the vestibule area if the wind is in the right or wrong direction you can get water on top of the footprint

I keep my inner tent fitted at all times while touring once home remove & pack as 2 parts, I find this easier.

Me & pillion have found the 350 (3 man) is more than enough room even with our exped 7 down mats I like the little side pockets on the inner tent Ideal for torches required in the night. We have used it at week ends quite a bit & do not always use the guide ropes as you do not always need them, in calm conditions. I would suggest if your backpacking or have limited transport the Omega would be Ideal, if space is not a premium then look at the Vango Beta 350 the only main difference is fiberglass poles.

NOTE I looked at the Omega 250 (2 man) but felt the extra space & height worth it, I can sit on my chair & not touch the top of the tent I cant fully stand up in it (5ft 3') I would most definitely get another Omega 350.

Hint, once you have erected the tent tightened the tension bands, then go out side & check your tent pegs you may need to re position or tighten the guide ropes, to ensure no sag.

I pers use half of the vestibule area as storage, of panniers, & other bike equipment, (photo uploaded of my tent in germany & my bike plus chair), for a our bike gear the remainder for relaxing if not nice out side.

Note on Footprint & vestibule sheet.

As already mentioned water can get in if the wind is blowing in a certain direction, (can't be helped), I would suggest you

1) lay footprint

2) erect tent

3) depending what you are going to do in the vestibule area you can

A) leave it all the way down

B) fold half of it back to wards sleep area (so exposed ground

C) place the ground sheet with the lip on folded back bit.

This is of course all assuming you are there prior to it raining or becoming wet.
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By: Tisfortom  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

I own several tents which I use for various trips. Ive had my Vango 2 years now. I really like this tent and have been all over the uk in it. I have used it in gale force winds and thunderstorms. I have been using this as a 2 man tent which then leaves lots of room to stow gear inside the tent. I do not use the supplied porch groundsheet as it picks up lots of mud.Not good when trying to store quick, so I use a separate smaller one in the porch. The porch is spacious and big enough to set up small camping stoves to cook in adverse weather. I have made one alteration to it. I added extra tent peg hoops along the porch diagonals which use to slap and flap in heavy winds. The inside of the flysheet can get a little damp if the inner air vent is left zipped in wet weather. The other thing you need do when it rains it tap the tent above the door to shake off excess water as it will drip in when you unzip the door. The tent is not perfect but is well built for what it costs and weighs.
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Manufacturer's Description

The Vango Omega Tents are very similar in layout and style to the Vango Beta tents however, they feature two significant differences; they have alloy poles which significantly reduces the weight of the tent and they feature the new 'speed-pitch' system to allows for 'all-in-one' pitching (the Dodgers are interested). These tunnel tents are perfect for 2-season camping and feature a living/porch area large enough to use as living space, bike or gear storage and two entrances.
The Vango Omega 350 a 3-berth version of the tent which features a breathable polyester inner, bathtub inner groundsheet and permanent living area/porch groundsheet. The flysheet is made from Protex 2000, a polyester fabric with 2000mm hydrostatic head with fully taped seams and continuous external pole sleeves. Within the flysheet are air vents and 'crystal clear' windows with internal covers for privacy. The poles are Powerlite 7001-T6 alloy providing precision and strength with flexibility and corrosion resistance. Comes complete with zip entry handled carry bag.

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