Vango Spirit 100 Lite
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Vango Spirit 100 Lite Reviews
Reviewed by DREW MORRIS (SUNDERLAND) on 2006-04-08:
General comments: As a solo tent there's masses of room and I was able to spread myself out and have one vestibule for my boots and pack (although there was room inside if I'd wanted them in), keeping the other clear for entering and exiting. I wasn't cooking dinner that night, so it was relatively easy to fasten one door completely open, and use a stove for brewing tea with enough clear space around the stove so as not to create a fire hazard. It felt quite airy in the inner sanctum, and I was aware that as the night grew colder, closing the outer door made little difference to the temperature inside the tent. I was glad I had my new north face down bag. I slept pretty soundly and woke before dawn. It had been a quiet, windless night, and I hadn't been aware of any drafts or gusts of wind at any time and after a brew and a cold breakfast, I packed everything into my pack and prepared to go for a 3-4 hour walk. Comment on this review...
Pros: What I like
The design of the tent
Easy to pitch
entrance and vestibules
Good interior space and height
Cons: Zipper snags
Reviewed by Ian Yates (Up North) on 2008-08-09:
General comments: For a tent in this price range this really manages to hit all the right notes. For a solo backpacker on the coast to coast walk across England this was the perfect tent.
The ease of which I was able to pitch this, the first night in almost absolute darkness apart from my petzl tikka headtorch, is a wonderful testament to the guys at Vango. Sure I had practiced once or maybe...well once..in my back garden before setting off, but this was enough for my first night out under the stars (literally) when setting it up.
The space within the tent itself is quite unbeleiveable when you first pitch it, from that small roll inside your rucksack you suddenly find that you have enough space inside for all your gear and a small porch entrance to be able to set up a small camping stove to get the hot chocolate brewing in the evening and a hot brew in the morning.
All in all this is a wondeful solo tent for someone that wishes to have that little bit of extra room and is willing to pay the price of a few extra grammes. Sure there are lighter tents on the market, but in this price range you will be hard pressed to find anything better in my humble opinion.
Take it from a very tired but satisfied C2Cer, this tent is well worth the price!Comment on this review...
Pros: Roomy for one with an ample sized porch for a gas stove for a brew up.
Simple pitching after just one attempt without any pressures.
Cons: Slightly heavier than some other one man tents.
Would be extremely uncomfortable for two people in an emergency, but possible!
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