My first tunnel tent. Lightweight and quick to assemble.
Fantastic tent: light to carry, fast to pitch and plenty of space👍
We have two Explorer Scouts on D of E expeditions the end of this month. New Forest, in different teams, they have trained with in the last month. They are the only girls with four lads in each of the teams. These tents, are ideal size and weight ratio for them to carry totally themselves, for three days two nights expeditions. With the speedy service and within a limited budget, we are very grateful, when funds permit we will be purchasing two more in the future, thanking you.
Purchased after watching a Paul Messner you tube video his recommendation was perfect.A tank of a tent ideal for the #@** weather in the Uk
First time I've used FreshAir Junkie. Will definitely use again. Very impressed.
Easy to put up, roomy enough for me and my stuff, and good ventilation on a warm night. Packs down really small too.
Easy to set up and is perfect for a night or two. Porch is very handy
Was looking for a 2 person tent that uses walking poles for a multi-day, wild camping walk with my daughter. The Heddon is great. Quite roomy and easy to carry and pitch as long as you really don't try and follow Vango's instructions. Specifically walking poles need to be set around 10cm longer than the instructions say and its important to peg the inner and outer points seperately to gain correct tension. Enough pegs are provided to do this with the tent so I assume the instructions to peg inner and outer points to same peg must be for a different tent. Basically - peg out the square base of the inner first, then set put the walking poles into the sleeves (set them 10cm more than tent instructions says) and push point ends into the metal eyelet hole to secure, then peg the outer and other points to gain correct tension and peg out the guy ropes.
Cannot fault the service from Freshair junkie, absolutely spot on.
Have purchased this tent for an upcoming hike,Wainwrights Coast to Coast. After much researching I settled for the F10 helium. Nice and lightweight and super easy to set up. And a very reasonable price tag, especially from Freshair junkie. Looking forward to putting it through its paces.
Vango F10 Helium UL 1 Lightweight Tent (2023 Model) - Alpine Green
This was my 2nd tent previous being the Vango Nevis 300, so far I've camped a handful of nights in the Vango Helium UL 1. I found the smaller pack size and weight great when hiking long days.
The vestibule size on the diagrams I feel is a tad misleading as I found the Vestibule to be no way near 50cm (145cm - 95cm). I recently pitched on Pen Y Fan overnight and despite me pitching the tent not according to the wind and there being a lot of side wind throughout the night, the combination of the guy lines and TBS meant that the single pole didn't move at all and the tent was very stable (even if the fly and inner billowed all night). I personally like to combine the tent with a groundsheet in order to protect the floor of the tent.
On the door side of the tent the fly stops about 10cm from the ground, this aids ventilation to avoid condensation. On the other side of the tent the fly extends to the ground, this helped to stop the wind from hitting me inside the tent. The door on the fly clips onto a little O-ring on the inner when stowed away, this works great but if the fly was wet, this could cause the inner to also get wet.
In the picture you can see how the tent is pitched, to note the bag can fit in one half of the vestibule, I simply didn't have it in there at the time.
A couple things I would change about the tent would include a larger vestibule so that you could cook in it (I had my cooking system outside the tent which wouldn't be great in poor weather) and the zip to curve along the line of the tent at the top with a little rain cover at the top, this would enable additional ventilation when it is raining.
I have just received it and used this tent on a week long wild camping trip.
It took me a bit to get used to it but after figuring it out, it all makes sense and it is well designed and built. It behaves well in high wind and its design and construction result in a great balance of space / weight, while keeping the costs down. The first impression is of good materials and seems. Only time will tell. So far so good. It is sold as a 2 person tent but in reality is a 1 person + backpack only. Too small to use it for two persons. The optional ground sheet GP510 is a must.
It’s very easy to set up and I feel
So comfortable inside. Have camped in hot summer weather and chilly, soggy autumn weather. Both experiences were lovely !