More about cookie settings Your Place On The Internet For Camping and Caravanning 365 Days A Year

    

 

 

Review Of The Vango Artemis 400 For 365 Camping Caravanning

 

Click to go back to reviews index page Back To Tents Reviews Index

 


Vango Artemis 400

(Sleeping Capacity 4 persons)

 

 

Vango Artemis 400 Review

 

Vango Artemis 400 Open Front View Vango Artemis 400 Side View Vango Artemis 400 Erected

 

 

The Tent
Life can be strange sometimes, there I was making a 100 mile round trip to Outdoor World in Warrington to see the tent I’d seen on their website erected in their showroom. I was 100% sure I was going to buy it, BUT , as I’d made previous mistakes with not seeing before buying, then I thought the 100 mile trip was worth it.
How right I was too, whilst I was looking at the tent I had travelled all that way to view something seemed to be telling me to ‘look behind you’ and my gaze was instantly drawn to a green fair maiden, the Vango Artemis, Goddess of Forests and Hills and of the Hunt. I was her prey and she’d succeeded in captivating me.
Vango state “This strikingly different tunnel structure is easy and quick to pitch, with the wider central pole offering greater living space and headroom. This steel poled tent will withstand arduous weather conditions, offering you a sound haven” and I think I have to agree with them.
The tent on show is the Vango Artemis 500 but I chose the Vango Artemis 400 as I needed a quick pitch tent with standing room through out for just myself and wife for weekends and the Artemis 400 size suited our needs better.
 

Features

 

Features
Flysheet first pitching (or as one)
Fire Retardant fabrics
Protex® 2000 polyester flysheet
Taped seams
Storm skirt system
Sewn-in groundsheet
Side mesh door
Crystal Clear windows with internal covers
Pelmet with storage pockets
Parallel zip door
Pre-attached guylines with guy tidies
 

Reinforcement points
Reflective webbing
Heavy duty polesleeves
Powerplus steel poles
Ring and pin system
Breathable fabric inner tent with part mesh door
Polyethylene 10,000HH groundsheet with fire retardant assurance
Inner pockets
Lantern point (living area & bedroom)
Easy-find inner clips
Cable entry point
Handled carry bag


Size and Weight

Pack size 80 x 24 x 25cm
Length 450cm
Width 245cm (280cm at centre)
Height 200cm
Total Weight 18.4 kg
 

Pros and Cons

 

Pros

Cons

Good quality
Quick pitch
Spacious
Sturdy
Price

More length on the tension straps on the ring & pin system as I found a couple of them a little awkward.
Usual struggle to ‘get it back in the bag’ so would benefit from an oversized bag for those occasions when you need to pack quick and throw it in the back of the car but it did go back in the bag once I’d left the poles out of the main bag.


The Cost

MRRP £200 but Outdoor World of Warrington have them on offer for £175
 

Verdict

Vango have excelled with the Artemis 400, I’m hard to please so if they’ve pleased me then they’ve definitely got something right. The design using just 3 steel poles to create so much space without sacrificing structural integrity is to be applauded. I have preferred a stronger pegging point at the centre of the back of the tent rather that the elastic hoop but adding a couple ‘Clingons’ (tm) would do the job nicely. The tent is quick to pitch (15 minutes with 2 people) but can be done on your own albeit with a bit of a struggle as the poles are best raised whilst the opposite sides ring is inserted into it’s leg pole.
The optional extra of the front canopy (which I also purchased) across all of the Artemis range is another plus. The canopy is easy to pitch, it just clips onto the already erected tent pole legs and then guyed out. Many tents have optional ‘side’ canopies but when you’ve pitched your tent ‘back to the wind’ those side canopies can take a bit of a battering when the wind gets up. Front canopies are somewhat better protected in these situations. Pictures on the internet really do not do this tent any justice. This tent wasn’t an option to me until I saw it ‘in the flesh’ so if you decide to view one erected then don’t forget your credit cards as a purchase would be hard to resist.
Available in two colours (smoke / ocean and laurel / meadow) the Artemis has extra appeal l personally I like the laurel  / meadow.

Information and Links

For further information on Vango Tents check out our Vango Pages
Or visit Vango at their website
Vango

 

Reviewed by Camper Pete  (03/2010)


Note We recommend with all tents that you see them fully erected and satisfy yourself that the product is right for you prior to making a purchase.

  

 

Vango Artemis 400 With Optional Canopy

Vango Artemis 400 With Optional Canopy

 

     

 

The inclusion of any website or products on these pages does not constitute an endorsement by 365 Camping Caravanning of that organisation, services or products. Reviews are the opinion of the individual undertaking them, not necessarily that of 365 Camping Caravanning. It is the prospective purchases responsibility to verify current specifications with their retailer. 365 Camping Caravanning cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies or omissions.

© 365 Camping Caravanning. All Rights Reserved. All logos and trademarks in this website are the property of their respective owners.
Advertise With Us    Contact Us    Terms & Conditions    Privacy Policy    Links