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The Torridon is a freestanding dome tent featuring an exo-skeleton design for maximum strength and internal space. It's ideal for long distance trekking, basecamp use and high altitude trips, whatever the time of year.
The Torridon is a freestanding dome tent featuring an exo-skeleton design for maximum strength and internal space. It's ideal for long distance trekking, basecamp use and high altitude trips, whatever the time of year.

Vango Torridon 200 Tent Dark Moss

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Vango Torridon 200 Tent Dark Moss Information

Season : Sale

Brand : Vango

Code : TEPTORRIDD36151

What is the Torridon 200?

The Torridon 200 is a freestanding two man tent featuring an exo-skeleton design to maximise weight, internal space and strength. The incredibly stable, reliable and refined design means it's perfectly happy on a long distance trek as well as a trip into the alps for a few days. 

What is it made from?

The flysheet is made from Vango's own Protex RS polyester fabric, a lightweight, tough, fully waterproof fabric with the highest hydrostatic head rating in Vango's range, 5000mm. Every seam is fully taped, and a ripstop weave ensures durability if you happen to catch the fabric on a branch, bramble or zip. The benefit of the polyester content in Proflex is that unlike nylon which will degrade when left in harsh sunlight for extended periods of time, Polyester will resist it for far longer. This allows it to be used on longer trips without as much concern for UV degradation. 

How is it constructed?

The Torridon features a dome design, meaning it's fully freestanding and can be pitched on just about any viable surface. The Torridon uses three poles in total; all of which cross over another pole to provide the strongest design possible without sacrificing weight or pack size. Unlike most tents, the Torridon doesn't feature pole sleeves and instead the flysheet clips to the poles which act as an Exoskeleton; this means the inner and flysheet can be pitched as one, reducing the likihood that the inner will get wet when pitching if the weather isn't on your side. 

What are the features?

Possibly the most impressive feature of the Torridon is its ability to transform from a protective winter haven, to a wide-open vista to admire the summer sunset. If you don't require the use of the porches and would rather sleep with a view to wake up to, you can roll both doors away, leaving the entire side of the tent exposed. Other features include a welded window to allow you to survey the weather conditions without opening the door, vents at the top of the tent to reduce condensation and a Fast Pack stuffsack which opens like a duffel to make packing and unpacking quicker and easier. 


The Torridon is perfect for two users who are more focused on interior space, ease of pitching and stability rather than the ultimate gram-crunching technology. It'll provide years of reliable, high quality use and can be used in virtually all weather conditions here in the UK.

  • Freestanding
  • Flysheet doors roll back
  • Exo-skeleton design
  • Welded window
  • 3 high quality Yunan poles
  • Pitches in 8 minutes 

How to Care for Your Tent

We know that purchasing a tent is a big investment, that’s why we have such a wide range of options to suit different activities, weather conditions and people, allowing you to choose the perfect one for you. Taking care of your brand new tent can be the difference between heading out for an adventure in the mountains, or having to fork out for a hefty repair bill, or even worse, another replacement tent. Below are our best tips to care for your tent.


Before even leaving the shop (or online basket) with your tent, consider a footprint. A footprint is a large water-resistant piece of material which sits underneath your tent to protect it from sharp rocks and wet ground; if this footprint gets damaged, it’s easy to replace and doesn’t cost a fortune; if your tent groundsheet gets damaged, you’ll have to spend at least twice the amount for a repair or replacement.

Don’t Abuse the Poles

The chances are your poles are made from individual aluminium sections connected by elastic; when you come to remove the poles from the tent, don’t pull them out. The best way to remove poles from their sleeve is to place the pole end against your hip and pull the fabric towards you. If you simply attempt to pull the pole out, they’ll disconnect inside, the elastic will stretch and then spring back, potentially trapping the fabric of your tent between the pole sections.

You might also be tempted to flick the poles out so that the elastic snaps them into place in a quickfire fashion. However, this is far from ideal, as if the poles don’t align when they meet, you can easily damage or weaken the end of the pole, leading to future failure which is usually on the wettest and windiest nights!

Collapse Poles From the Centre

When your poles are safely removed from the sleeve, collapse them from the centre to avoid stretching the elastic.

Stuff, Don’t Fold

You were probably told when you were in the Scouts or doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award that the best way to pack your tent away is to neatly fold it into a rectangle, the width of your storage bag, roll it around the poles and pegs and then put it all in the stuffsack. However, whilst very neat and tidy, this method of packing can create permanent creases in the fabric, weaken the waterproofing and eventually split the fabric of your tent. The best solution is to simply stuff the tent fabric into the storage bag, just like you would a sleeping bag, and pack the poles separately. Make sure to leave and end or corner at the top, so that you can easily peg it out if your next campsite is windy. The poles normally have their own stuffsack so they can be packed separately, strapped to the outside of your pack or stored inside, allowing the tent fabric to be compressed for efficient packing.

Store it Dry

Let’s assume you’ve been out with your tent and the weather has been a little on the damp side. You’ve packed your tent away when wet and now you’re back home in the warm and dry with a nice of cup of tea reflecting on your latest adventure. But what about your poor soggy tent? The worst thing you can do is to leave it packed away wet, mildew will grow and eventually rot the tent, rendering it useless. As soon as you’ve finished that cup of tea, wipe off any excess dirt and moisture with a towel, then hang the tent somewhere where it can fully air out; a nice warm spare room or a garage is perfect. Alternatively, when it stops raining, pitch the tent outside in the sunshine to dry off. Let it air for at least 24 hours and once you are sure that it is bone dry it can be packed away for storage. Note - don’t tumble dry or hang the tent over a radiator or other direct heat source.

Don’t Store in the Stuffsack

Like your sleeping bag, it’s best not to store your sleeping bag in its stuffsack unless it has to be compressed for an activity. Leave it in a large duffel bag or supermarket ‘bag for life’ in a cool, well ventilated area so it can breathe.

Avoid Tree Sap

If you’ve ever had sap on your hands, you’ll know how horrible and sticky the stuff is; it’s even harder to remove from your tent flysheet. Pitch away from trees if possible.

Don’t Leave in the Sun

The majority of tents we stock are made from nylon. Nylon is incredibly tough, lightweight and easy to care for, however it will naturally degrade if left out in harsh sunlight for extended periods of time. Try to pitch your tent in the shade or strike the tent (pack it away) during the day. Polyester tents don’t suffer from this quite as badly, but it’s still a good habit to get into.

Leave Sharp Objects Outside

Boots, cooking equipment and other sharp/abrasive objects can all be stored in the vestibule, where there is less chance of it ripping a hole in your fly or groundsheet. You may not want to pop your pet in there, but at least carry a small blanket to avoid their claws damaging your groundsheet.

Technical Information

Weight: 3.17kg

Pitching time: 8 minutes

Flysheet: ProTex RS

Inner: Breathable polyester

Groundsheet: 70D 6000mm polyester

Poles: Yunan Eco Alloy

Sizing Information

Packed size: 50 x 9cm

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