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Vango’s new mountain tent range for 2011

Vango, the popular outdoors brand, has unveiled some of its new mountain tents for 2011. We expect the tents to be made to the same quality as other Vango tents – reliable, well-designed and high performing.

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The new 2011 Vango mountain tent range includes new and updated models. They include:

  • the Vango Chinook tent;
  • the Vango Hurricane tent;
  • the Vango Spirit tent; and
  • the Vango Equinox tent.

All these tents come recommended by the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. They each have a Protex SPU 5000 rip-stop nylon fly, a sewn-in groundsheet constructed from HD nylon 6000, as well as alloy poles.

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Vango To Help Machu Picchu Celebs

Image by Red Nose Day 2009 via Flickr

Vango are set to help a set of celebrities who will be treking Machu Picchu in Peru later this month in aid of the Breast Cancer Care charity.

The team consists of celebrities Fearne Cotton and Denise van Outen who have in the past climbed Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief in 2009. They are joined by singer  Alexandra Burke and TV presenter Holly Willoughby.

Vango helped out the 2009 Kilimanjaro team and they’ll be doing the same with Force Ten Vortex tents, an Icarus tent which will be used as the medical centre, sleeping bags, as well as walking poles, hydration packs, headtorches and lots more kit.

Included in the team are six women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s all being filmed in a documentary which will be show on ITV2. The trip 24 September and will last for 9 days with 8 hour daily treks.

Vango and Force 10 Marketing Manager Lisa Allan said: “We are thrilled to be involved with this great cause and we will look forward to receiving updates from the group as they progress on the trek. We will be promoting the challenge through our own communication channels to help raise awareness of the disease and the work Breast Cancer Care does.”

To show your support for the group, visit

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Vango to help “Help For Heroes” climber

Vango are set to help Neil Chamberlain, a former member of the British Armed Forces in his sponsored climb of Mount Kilimanjaro. Vango sponsored and supplied kit for the Red Nose climb of the mountain last year and will help Chamberlain this year.

Vango are going to supply kit for Neil and also some prizes for a raffle. Neil spend 10 years with the Armed forces and 3 with the TA and is looking to raise £15,000 for the Help for Heroes charity.