im thinking of buying a vango banshee 200 tent. i read they are a bit tight for 2 people but we are both quite skinny! want something lightweight but robust. i would appreciate anyones views on this tent
In reply to heidi123:
I'd agree with both WWFFjnr and Scott_vzr - the Banshee 200 is good for one person and their gear, or two close friends who can stash their rucksacks elsewhere - the porch isn't really wide enough for storing more than your shoes in.
We use them for d of e and they are small, have a tendency to sag in the middle, have no real porch space and water can get in when you fully open the door.
Having said that they can be found very cheap and are pretty waterproof.
Depends what you want it for, if its 1 night trips camping in valleys its probably fine. If multiday backpacking or camping high up i dont think it is a good option as it would be a squash and unstable in high winds.
You can get some excellent priced second hand tents such as the voyager on ebay and thats what i would do.
If you get a banshee i think you would find it restrictive and soon want to buy a different model.
Cheap & shite unless you are camping out in your mams backgarden.
Unfortunately lightweight & robust doesn't come cheap. If it's just an overnighter or two no bother. But as others have mentioned you will probably want to spend some more money on something better after a few nights in it.