The Vango Nimbus 300 tent is a small pack size, three berth tent perfect for backpackers and those needing a lightweight tent. The Nimbus 300 has an excellent size porch, making it the ideal place to store your gear.
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Typical Vango - good value for money. I read of other complaining of the weight (4kg) but this is a three man tent (genuine 3x man) or very spacious for two. If hiking, where weight is an issue, the weight can be distributed. We bought this tent for our twins for hiking. On out tent we have replaced the steel pegs with alloy 'Y' pegs. The weight can be broken down further if the inner tent is unhooked. In warm weather the inner tent does not need to be carried if there are no bugs where you are going and the foot print ground sheet is carried. This foot print ground sheet is recommended to protect the built in ground sheet, to roll up the main tent and to wrap a wet tent within. The door arrangement gives great versatility, with one door always protected. We have tried the tent in very heavy rain and fair winds and it was rock solid and perfectly dry (fully pegged with storm guys out). One of the twins has his own Banshee 300 which is much lighter but so much smaller; he uses that when going solo. This Nimbus is primarily for his sister and she is happy enough to carry the weight for the comfort/space. The Nimbus 300 has a great vestibule that is big enough for rucksacks to go in and to (carefully) cook within when it is tipping down. If this tent is being used as a base tent then I would limit the occupancy to two. For hiking daily there is very good space for three adults. The poles are very easy to identify as there are not all of equal length/shape. The erection time is typically 10 minutes from putting down the rucksacks to being able to lay out sleeping bags - with storm guys also pegged out. We do not realistically see this being reduced further, although no doubt, some Ray Mears wannabe shall write in saying that they erect theirs in 1 minute 3 seconds in a howling blizzard with both hands and feet shackled together whilst blind folded.
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