Tent Vango Beta 350XL. Any Reports?

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Tent Vango Beta 350XL. Any Reports?

Post by StephenMac » Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:00 am

Hello All,

I am thinking of buying one of these tents and just wondering if anyone has any experience of them?

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Re: Tent Vango Beta 350XL. Any Reports?

Post by Tonibe63 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:50 pm

We've had a Beta 350 (not xl) for about 5 years now and find it ideal for 2 people travelling on a bike. It is not too heavy, easy to put up, you can pack it away without removing the sleeping compartment which keeps it dry when setting up in the rain. It's got cross straps inside which really keep it stable in the wind.
We have 2 single air beds in the sleeping area and there is still room at the sides for clothes etc that you want to keep close by and there are lots of usefull pockets inside. Although it is a 3 man tent you won't get 3 air beds in there.
The front porch area is great for putting luggage etc in and also for storing damp clothes away from the sleeping bags.
We've had no issues with the tent ripping, the poles are still the originals and the zips are all still good.
My 1 criticism is that rain can run in to the porch area off the roof when you undo the zip but that is largely due to the tent shape and is not a major issue.

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Re: Tent Vango Beta 350XL. Any Reports?

Post by midlife » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:28 pm

Tonibe63 wrote:We've had a Beta 350 (not xl) for about 5 years now and find it ideal for 2 people travelling on a bike. It is not too heavy, easy to put up, you can pack it away without removing the sleeping compartment which keeps it dry when setting up in the rain. It's got cross straps inside which really keep it stable in the wind.
We have 2 single air beds in the sleeping area and there is still room at the sides for clothes etc that you want to keep close by and there are lots of usefull pockets inside. Although it is a 3 man tent you won't get 3 air beds in there.
The front porch area is great for putting luggage etc in and also for storing damp clothes away from the sleeping bags.
We've had no issues with the tent ripping, the poles are still the originals and the zips are all still good.
My 1 criticism is that rain can run in to the porch area off the roof when you undo the zip but that is largely due to the tent shape and is not a major issue.

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Re: Tent Vango Beta 350XL. Any Reports?

Post by Tonibe63 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:32 pm

midlife wrote: What is that to the right of the tent???!!!
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Tent Vango Beta 350XL. Any Reports?

Post by midlife » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:06 pm

Tonibe63 wrote:
midlife wrote: What is that to the right of the tent???!!!
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
That is the dogs toy ferret
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Re: Tent Vango Beta 350XL. Any Reports?

Post by Simon_100 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:39 pm

My only criticism is that there's not enough room for two Siberian - solved now that we have one Alaskan Malamute!
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Re: Tent Vango Beta 350XL. Any Reports?

Post by Simon_100 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:43 pm

Actually nine is the Omega which I think is lighter.Some quality issues too but a good tent nonetheless.
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Re: Tent Vango Beta 350XL. Any Reports?

Post by earthman » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:48 pm

The Spanish Biker wrote:Actually nine is the Omega which I think is lighter.Some quality issues too but a good tent nonetheless.
Simon

I have the Omega 350 too, bought it a few years ago now so it doesn't have the extra elastic/stabilizing straps that were fitted to the later ones, still a very good tent though.
Next time I'll be tempted by the Coleman Coastline 3 plus, similar design but the front can be opened right up, providing some shade from the sun if need be.


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Re: Tent Vango Beta 350XL. Any Reports?

Post by Simon_100 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:26 am

earthman wrote:
The Spanish Biker wrote:Actually nine is the Omega which I think is lighter.Some quality issues too but a good tent nonetheless.
Simon

I have the Omega 350 too, bought it a few years ago now so it doesn't have the extra elastic/stabilizing straps that were fitted to the later ones, still a very good tent though.
Next time I'll be tempted by the Coleman Coastline 3 plus, similar design but the front can be opened right up, providing some shade from the sun if need be.

That looks nice - shame about the fibre poles though as they add considerable extra weight and aren't as strong. I think that's the main difference between the Vango Beta and the Omega.

I now always pack a separate tarp - better shade over the roof in the Spanish sun and rain protection over your door in the Spanish, er, rain!

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Re: Tent Vango Beta 350XL. Any Reports?

Post by StephenMac » Sun May 01, 2016 12:07 pm

Thanks Guys, I have purchased the Vango Beta 350xl. I like the height and the ability to at least stand stooped and get dressed. Camping last year for the first time in a long time and found problems with cramp in a small tent.

Taking a trip through France this year and this should make life a little more comfortable. Thanks again for your views and advice.
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