Vango unveils the Shangri-La of tents
Tent manufacturer Vango has unveiled five new blow-up AirBeam styles, including the top-of-the-range Shangri-La.
According to grough magazine reporter John McHale, the Shangri-La takes ten minutes to put up and weighs a "hefty" 63.5kg, but offers a luxury camping experience, ideal for people heading to campsites with family and friends.
It boasts a "huge" front living area, storage options and windows, in addition to its bedrooms. Moving down the price scale significantly, Vango has also released the Eternity, Pulse, Kinetic and Flux, with a couple of iterations available for each model.
Mr McHale suggested the Flux is most appropriate for people that want a quick pitch - it takes three minutes to erect - while the other new options are better for campers keen to have extra height inside.
Regarding the AirBeam collection, he quoted Vango as saying: "All you have to do is take the tent out of the bag, pop a peg in each corner, pump up the inflatable beams and peg down a few guylines."
Outdoors Magic pointed that the AirBeam range was one of its favourite new products of last year and labelled the system "genius", with these latest models due to be put on public sale this spring.