Eco tents - Vango go green for 2010

Environmental issues are always on the political agenda. It is no different in the camping industry. With so many people now craving eco friendly products to reduce their overall carbon footprint, more and more companies in the outdoor industry are striving to improve their product ranges with Eco friendly products.

Online PR News – 01-February-2010 – – Vango have come up with an ECO range of tents to help reduce carbon footprints and further enhance people’s commitment to reducing the impact of their activities on the environment. Vango have created am ECO range of tents which use recycled components wherever possible. The flysheet, window covers, hanging storage areas, inner tents and carry bag are all made from recycled plastic bottles. This appears to be the first major effort by a tents manufacturer to reduce their impact on the environment; this scheme will fit nicely into the outdoor industry alongside other inniatives such as Sprayway’s range of clothing which is produced with bamboo.

The new Vango initiative benefits the environment by reducing less used plastic going to landfill. Also less oil is used for plastic production and less energy is used to manufacture the new product. According to current research recycled products use a third of the energy taken to produce new products.

The two products from the Vango ECO friendly range of tents are the Green leaf 200, the Green Bean 350, the Green Tee 500DLX and 800DLX and the Green Wing 300 and 500. Although these models of tent are recycled there is no compromise on features and innovation. All of these models and style of tents are taped seams to prevent water seepage inside the tents and a 2000HH Protex waterproofing on the fly sheets. All of the models in the Vango ECO range of tents cater for different uses and activities.

The green leaf 200 is a pop up model for the festival goer and fun, first time camper.

The green bean 350 is a versatile tunnel design and features a huge porch area with a double entrance, which can be used for gear storage, bikes and provisions. The higher central pole makes the porch area more airy and spacious creating more living space if the weather is bad.

The Green Tee is a tepee style tent of single skin construction suitable for the first time camper available in two good sizes of 5 and 8 man accommodations.

Last but not least is the green wing 300 and 500, two sizes based on the popular Vango Icarus 500 model tent extremely successful in 2009. The living area is generous and is contained within an easy to pitch as one tunnel structure. This tent is great for those looking to get away on a regular basis.

With the arrival of this range of eco tents, surely it is not too long till Vango sleeping bags and airbeds are also part of the eco friendly ranges. Of course there is on average a 20% premium on retail prices to reduce carbon footprint and meet ECO friendly aspirations. For comparitive brands take a look at the other ranges of ECO friendly tents at

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