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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 top class.

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.

 

Force 10 Sizes

In recent times, the classic force 10 has been superceded by more "technologically advanced" versions, details of which can be found on the manufacturer's website: http://www.forcetentents.com

I 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 possible.

DS


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