The Helium Carbon 200 weighs only 1061g, making it the most lightweight two-person tent offered by Vango. It comes with titanium wire pegs and Yunan Carbon X-Lite tent poles. According to Vango, these poles are 48 per cent lighter compared to alloy poles. It packs down very small as well. This tent is pitched with its main pole sliding into a transverse sleeve, with a vertical pole at both the foot and head areas. There are very small wire titanium pegs, which can be easily lost in my experience, so I would prefer having heavier standard pegs. The ladder-lock adjusters are made out of cord, however more robust webbing is used for this on heavier tents. That means you need to be more careful when pitching the Helium Carbon 200 compared to heavier options.

 

Vango Backpacking-Tents Vango F10 Helium UL Tent

All in one pitching, makes tent simple and quick to pitch
Protex 15D 3,000mm nylon flysheet, silicone/PU coated
Pre-angled poles; greater internal space, provides effective bracing against side winds

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Price: £269.00

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The access into the sent is through one door that has double zip pulls, meaning you can open it from the top or bottom, and the doors lead through the porch into the interior. The porch is quite narrow, and although two rucksacks may be stored inside, one will have to moved in order to easily enter or leave the tent. There is limited inner headroom since it slopes away quite steeply to the foot and head, and the width of the tend also narrows to the foot and head. That means compared to other tent that it has a more limited living space. However, if your priority is low weight, then you should not overlook the advantages offered by the Vango Helium Carbon 200.

Verdict

The Vango Helium Carbon 200 s perfect has an ultra-lightweight tent that features a minimal packed size. However, compared to many other two-person tents the living space for this tent is compromised.