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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.
2018 – Protex® 4:2 fabric
We introduced Protex® 4:2 fabric to our range to help increase the overall quality, whilst also minimising the effects on the planet. Protex® 4:2 fabric features 2x the rip strength and 1.6x the stitch retention of traditional PVC used in other brand's products.
It is also treated with 2 inner and 4 outer coatings of PU, meaning the fabric will be water-resistant.
2017 – A1 Back System
The A1 Back System was developed to provide our customers with the best fitting pack possible, without compromising on the rucksack's performance. Our A1 Back System features a single hand adjustment for ease of use whilst also boasting incredible air flow channels to maximise ventilation.
2016 – Welded AirBeams
Developed for quick and simple inflation, our welded AirBeam’s are used throughout our tent and awning range in models such as the Diablo and AirHub Hexaway. Not only can they be easily inflated in a matter of minutes, the structure or the beams allows for great internal headroom allowing for a more home from home feel on the campsite.
2015 – Vango Superbeams
Vango Superbeams offer a larger diameter beam to improve the stability and structure of your tent or awning, and ultimately enhance the AirBeam experience.
2015 - Vango AirSpeed®
Committed to innovation, Vango continually analyses 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 - 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 groundsheet.
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 headroom 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 an ergonomically 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.