VANGO FORCE 10
The Force 10 is perhaps Vango's best known tent,
associated in many peoples minds with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The
originals were designed in the late 1960s. They are not the lightest hike tents
on the market (their canvas bodies and bulky poles totalling around 7.5kg) but
they are great quality and can literally last forever with little maintenance.
As a scout troop quartermaster, I have seen these tents being really abused, but
still they survive. If something breaks, it is usually easy to repair, spare
parts are readily available, and Vango's aftersales and customer care service is
There are a variety of different sized
force 10s. The Classic force 10s are as shown in the following diagram, and it
is these tents that I have experience of.
In recent times, the classic force 10 has been superceded by
more "technologically advanced" versions, details of which can be found on the
cannot really review the newer force 10s yet, as I haven't really met them, but
we are looking into buying some, and if we do I will review those as soon as
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