About Vango

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With a strong heritage to be proud of, all Vango gear is developed from experience. The outdoors is our DNA. Since 1966 Vango has been developing tents and outdoor equipment for a wide spectrum of outdoor users who trust and rely on the quality they know comes with the Vango mark. Coming from Scotland, we know a thing or two about weather conditions.

We take great pride in our research and development which has led to many groundbreaking products which continue to perform and exceed expectations long after others have fallen by the wayside. We have, and continue to achieve true innovation >>

Our revolutionary AirBeam® tents are transforming the way people camp. The inflatable beams rapidly fill, allowing you to pitch even a large family tent in a matter of minutes! Read more about the AirBeam® Revolution >>

We've rolled out our AirBeam® technology out into a range of AirAway drive-away awnings for campervans and motorhomes and static AirAwnings for  caravans. The awnings have multiple fitting options and are compatible with a wide range of vehicles. View the AirBeam® awnings >>

Family camping has never been so comfortable. Whether you want to relax or get active, Vango tents and tent additions incorporate intelligent features to make sure you have the best holiday possible. For a luxury camping experience look out for panoramic Vista windows, "lights out" inner tent fabric and optional fitted tent carpets. Treasured memories begin here >>

Go light, go wild, go explore! Vango trekking tents are designed to be lightweight with a small pack size, but still deliver great stability and strength in adverse weather conditions. Did we mention we are from Scotland? Vango synthetic and down sleeping bags offer superb warmth to weight ratios using premium fabrics and fills. From old favourites like the Explorer rucksack through to modern classics such as the Sherpa, our rucksacks are well featured to ensure a great fit and a comfortable carry. Look out for rucksacks, tents and sleeping bags recommended by the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme >> and The Scouts Association >>

Mountain biking, festivals, hill walking; whatever you like to fill your weekends with our adventure range is designed to make it easy for you to get away with your friends. Features such as gothic arch give you extra head room, and large vestibules provide plenty of room for kit or even just for hanging out. What's your favourite adventure >>

Vango make tents and equipment for families to camp in comfort, adventurers to go light and wild, and for mountaineers to survive in extreme conditions. From campsite to summit, trail to mountain, Vango makes every inch of the outdoors your playground.

Since 1966 we've set the pace. We continually research what would make your outdoor experience better, and find ways to make it possible.

From quick to pitch family tents to expedition grade outdoor equipment, we've got it covered.

2015 - Vango AirSpeed®
Committed to innovation, Vango continually analyse every tent component to maximise performance. AirSpeed® is a further refinement to the Vango AirBeam® system. An easy to attach valve, located higher on the tent makes attaching the pump easier, and more convenient.

2014 - Vango AirAwnings®
Following the success of Vango AirBeam® and AirAway® drive awayawnings Vango develop a range of AirAwnings® for caravans. The inflatable awnings allow caravan owners to enjoy all the benefits that the AirBeam® technology offers; Vango AirAwnings® are quick and easy to pitch and fit. Built with premium components and fully featured, the AirAwnings® are a real addition to every caravan holiday.

2013 - Khumbu Rucksack
New for 2014, the lightweight Khumbu 50 won the 2013 UK Outdoor Industry Novel Award for Rucksack and Luggage. The Airwave back system was developed on the Khumbu for increased comfort, making it the ideal rucksack for gear intensive single days or light weight multi-day adventures.

2013 - Vango AirAway®
Vango rolled out AirBeam® technology into a range of drive away awnings. Offering rapid pitch and multiple fitting options, the Vango AirAway® range has proved hugely popular with campervan and motorhome owners alike.

2012 - Linked-In Groundsheet
Designed by Vango this enclosed groundsheet system offers all the comfort of a fully sewn in groundsheet but also gives added versatility because it can be rolled away when not needed and is easier to clean than a conventional fully sewn in ground sheet.

2011 - Vango AirBeam®
Vango introduced the Vango AirBeam® range of inflatable tents. By using inflatable tubes instead of poles large family tents can easily be pitched by one person in a matter of minutes.

2010 - Tied Arch System 
Vango developed the Tied Arch System to give simple, quick to pitch tents with good usable inner space and headroom. This technology gives a flexible living sleeping space without the constraint of a central pole. The result is a very stylish, yet practical tent.

2010 - Thermal Embrace System 
Featured in our Duke of Edinburgh approved sleeping bag ranges, Latitude and Ultralite, Thermal Embrace  utilises elasticated thread in the inner of the sleeping bag to gently pull the lining fabric towards the body; eliminating cold spots, and increasing loft and warmth.

2008 - Pelmet 
Creating a home from home feel inside your tent, the pelmet hides away the inner attachment points from view and incorporates handy storage pockets.

2008 - Flat Pole Sleeves 
Tents which pitch inner first tend to be more streamlined while flysheet first tents can be pitched as-one. By flattening the pole sleeves onto the flysheet the best points of both constructions can be included.

2007 - TLS - Thermic Loft System 
An advanced sleeping bag construction, TLS was developed using synthetic insulation in an interlocked lattice.

2006 - TBS II - Versatile Tension Band System 
Another version of our TBS system which now combines the cord and web together to provide more head room as well as tent stability in adverse weather conditions.

2004 - TBS PRO - Lightweight Tension Band System 
A lighter weight version of the tried and trusted TBS system that utilises a cord system instead of webbing to stabilise tents in adverse weather conditions. 

2002 - ASC2/ASC3 (Advanced Shingle Construction) Sleeping Bag
Applying a double or triple strata of overlapping layers in combination with advanced synthetic materials creates a thermal system that has high thermal retention. This construction technique efficiently keeps the user warmer, using less energy.

1997 - Omega® Sleeping Bag Construction
The Omega®construction produces anergonomically shaped sleeping bag that hugs the body and is engineered to retain more heat. 

1996 - ProTex®
Vango launch their own branded waterproof/breathable coated fabrics. These are premium PU coated fabric giving increased insurance against water penetration.

1995 Bi-Radial Back System®
The Bi-Radial adjustable rucksack backsystem on the performance of the Quick-Adjust and Self-Adjust rucksack back systems

Vango also led the rucksack market with the introduction of the innovative Bi-Radial adjustable back system, continuing the success of the Quick-Adjust and Self-Adjust rucksack back systems.

1993 - Tension Band System®
Quality and performance continued to assure Vango's position as the number one choice for tents. 1993 saw the introduction of the innovative Tension Band System® (TBS), a wind stabilisation mechanism for hoop tents. This highly effective system continues to be part of the Vango design DNA. 

1987/8 - Tension Membrane System
Vango introduced the original Hurricane tent with Tension Membrane System, the forerunner of TBS.

1967 - Hytex Fabric
Tent fabrics in the 60s were heavy. Vango developed Hytex Fabric from cotton and synthetic fibres to give higher performance with lower weight and smaller pack size.

1967 - Introduction of the A-Pole
Vango introduced the A-pole as an integral part of a tent. It was easier to erect, easier to get in and out and provided greater stability in high winds.

1967 - Flysheet
In the late 60s most tents on the market were imported from continental Europe and were not specifically designed for the British weather. Covered space for cooking and storage was needed for wet conditions. The Vango Force Ten tent was designed with bell shaped ends with a flysheet that came down to the ground to solve this problem.