Vango Blade, the perfect bug out tent?
Packed size: 48 x 14cm
Packed size: 48 x 10cm
The Blade series is a relatively new model from Vango – and could possibly be the tent to finally knock Vango’s own Banshee off the top spot for the best Bug Out Tent.
The Blade is available as a 1 man (Blade 100) or 2 man Blade (200) and has a 5000mm hydroscopic head flysheet and 6000mm rated waterproof groundsheet.
With the Blade 200 weighing in at 2.1kg/4.6lb and the Blade 100 at 1.7kg/3.7lb, the extra weight of the 2 man earns you a lot of extra room inside the tent.
On paper, the size difference may not seem like much between the two, but in my opinion, the extra weight is well worth carrying. Unless you’re an ultralight obsessive, the 200 would be the civilized choice in terms of space, and would allow you to store your gear inside the tent rather than having to jam it into the vestibule/porch.
Vango Banshee 200 Tent$81.8
Vango illusion 800 airbeam tent$1250.0