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Tent Reviews: Vango Zetes 200

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3.55 KG
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Average User Rating:
9.67/10 from 3 reviews

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3 Reviews of the Zetes 200

By: Mark+Fee  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Overall, this is a great tent for the money. We used it for 7 days in Shropshire and it held up very well.

The tent is comfortable for 2 people, but only for sleeping. There is limited space for getting changed and storing gear.

The tent package is lightweight, and good quality. It survived a couple of heavy downpours with no problem.

Pitching the tent is very easy, as is dismantling.

Overall it is a hassle-free tent which is good value.
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By: Fidius  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

I took this tent for a weekend away in march I already have a Vango Beta 250 but decided to give this little beauty a try. Firstly its light and compact so for bike touring or anyone wanting a small yet large weekend tent its ideal. I would not fancy fitting 2 people and their gear in it but for one its fantastic. It was frosty overnight but I stayed warm and cosy partially due to my 4 season sleeping bag and a 13tog duvet :) The tent was so easy to put up it took me 7 mins at snail pace and was so easy to pack away. The quality is great and for around 25-40 quid you wont go wrong with this 2 man effort from Vango. It also has a generous porch area 10/10
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By: Gontofe  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

First outing camping for a few years, bought this tent upon the recommendation of an assistant at Go Outdoors, who recommended it over a pop-up tent that was 10 more expensive!

I was unused to pitching a tunnel tent, the last tent I used was a dome tent some years ago, and unfortunately in this game previous experience doesn't mean you can avoid reading the instructions. These were thoughtfully sewn into the tent bag, so they are virtually impossible to lose.

Once we realised the poles threaded through the fly sheet, which went up first, everything else went fairly swimmingly. Our first attempt took us way longer than the 5 minutes suggested on the Go Outdoors site, but I'm sure next time will be quicker and easier. It was a little difficult to judge exactly how wide to pitch the fly sheet, which meant we had to reposition some pegs when attaching the ground sheet to avoid overstretching. Attaching the inner was however relatively easy thanks to the simple elastic loop and plastic toggle system.

Some clever features made this tent easy to use, such as the pocket for the door flap to tuck into, and the pockets on both sides for easy access to belongings.

The overall tent was of a generous size, but the fact the porch was so large made day-to-day use very practical.

Some neat little touches such as the windows, net opening on inner door and various vents made for a comfortable night's sleep.

Dismantling was quick and easy. It is possible to keep the inner attached to the fly sheet when dismantling the tent, though we chose to take the inner down first, which meant that everything stayed dry in the rain.

The tent came neatly packed with poles and pegs in separate bags, along with patches and spare guy lines. There were, however, no spare pegs, which could prove a problem should any become damaged.
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Manufacturer's Description

It's pretty big for a small tent. Almost tardis like, the amount of space inside is surprising. It's no myth that the tunnel structure gives lots of internal room to manoeuvre. Get the most out of your walking poles by using them to extend out the front door after a day on the hills. This home improvement needn't cost the earth and can be done without going near to the local DIY store. (Walking poles not included).


* As one or flysheet first pitching simple and quick to pitch
* Fire Retardant fabrics reduces the possibility of ignition from naked flames
* Protex 2000 polyester waterproof, durable and reliable
* Taped seams for waterproof protection
* Crystal Clear windows allows maximum light into living area
* Parallel zip door create a canopy for sheltered entry or shaded seating/dining
* Pre-attached guylines with guy tidies ensures correct positioning, improves pitching and re-pitching speed
* 'O' ring guylines reduces the number of separate guylines and pegs required
* Reinforcement points extra strength on tension areas of the flysheet
* Reflective webbing find your tent at night or in adverse conditions
* Heavy duty polesleeves ensures even distribution of tension
* Powerflex Fibreglass poles tough, sturdy and reliable
* Ring and pin system simple and secure pole attachment
* Front mesh vents allow continual airflow to enhance comfort
* Breathable fabric inner creates a comfortable sleeping area
* Polyethylene 10,000HH groundsheet strong, sturdy, waterproof protection
* Inner pockets keeps those essentials close at hand
* Handled carry bag for easy pack-and-go
* Repair Kit for that unforeseen tent emergency
* Capacity: 2 person
* Pack size: 58 x 17 x 17cm
* Pitching time: 5 min
* Pitching area: 370 x 515cm

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