User Review: Vango Hurricane 300
Design: 4 season, free standing full geodesic design
Ease of Setup: doddle
Price Paid: $230
I wanted a tent for myself and two sons, so hunted and came across the Hurricane, though after hunting the net found zero reviews, so opted instead for Vango's Spirit 300 which was returned due to its fly (man talk about thin!! Give Vango their due however; I emailed them and in three days got a reply answering my fears on the Spirit so, well done guys). Anyway I thought what the hell let's get what I've had my eye on since I got a reply off Vango (if I hadn't na wouldn't of bought again), and go for the Hurricane 300.
Well so far after four trips in various weather (torrential rain, cold etc) from April to September this year it's done proud. Its set up is simple and with it being a full geo it's simple to arrange to the correct spot before pegging.
It's roomy inside too, with ample pockets and with twin vestibules is ideal for cooling during the day when it's hot or opening them at night and just having the no-see-um's closed, or throwing all gear in one and using the other for exit entry and cooking.
My two gripes? it did condense a good bit in July! We woke to find damp spots inside the groundsheet! In cooler weather since, I find this hasn't occured. My second gripe is this beast is heavy and bulky!!
But overall I'm happy with this tent. I wanted a good solid 4-season tent for myself and boys to keep us safe in bad foul weather (recall the days when we where young and used a Bivi? yeah great, eh? well those days a long time ago for me) and so far it's lived up to expectations (can't wait to test it out end of October this year).
Next tent for when I take only one son with me I guess after reading this site will be the Vango Storm 200.
Hope this review helps.