AMG News

19th February 2020

Vango revolutionise the great outdoors with
the world’s lightest inflatable tent

Project Hydrogen

Leading British outdoor and camping equipment manufacturer, Vango, introduces its 2020 technical collection at the Caravan, Camping, and Motorhome show in Birmingham this month including the award-winning Project Hydrogen – the world’s lightest twin skin tent with AirBeam® technology.

Adding two brand new models into its Force Ten Alpine Light Collection, Vango’s focal point for the 2020 range has been lightweight design and minimal pack size. With years dedicated to research and development, Vango launches the ultra-lightweight Project Hydrogen and F10 Neon tents.

With a total weight of just 0.7kg and a trail weight of 0.68kg, as the first-ever Airbeam® technology tent in Vango’s technical range, the Project Hydrogen tent has already claimed the highly sought-after Outstanding Outdoor Gold Winner award in the Best Tent category by ISPO. Fast to pitch, Project Hydrogen can be inflated with a bike pump or CO2 cartridge and the highly compressible structure ensures the tent can be pack down to 1 litre.

Built on the successful design of Helium tent, the new Neon UL tent is the lightest poled tent in Vango’s Force Ten Alpine range. The manufacturer uses carbon fibre poles in combination with titanium pegs ensuring maximal strength with minimal weight, the Neon can be packed down to 1 litre with a total weight of only 465g and a trail weight of 445g.

Vango’s Marketing Director, Rob Birrell commented:

“We are thrilled to finally reveal the ground-breaking Project Hydrogen to the public. Vango has been pushing the boundaries of the outdoor industry for over 54 years and this is the most exciting development within our technical portfolio yet. It has been a great honour for me and the whole Vango team to be part of the creation of such a revolutionary innovation. The greatest testimony for the significance of this development for the outdoor and camping industry is the Gold winner for the Outstanding Outdoor innovation in the Outdoor Awards by ISPO. It’s great to see all the passion, time and dedication our team invested in the development to be recognised by such a prestigious global institution as ISPO.”

Vango reached out to the world’s record-breaking cyclist and TV broadcaster Mark Beaumont to test the Project Hydrogen on his latest long-distance cycling endeavour in Patagonia. The ultra-endurance athlete commented:

“I’ve been a friend of Vango for many years and so I was delighted when they got in touch about the opportunity for me to test their brand-new, cutting-edge technology in the terrain. On my cycling endeavours, I spend every night at a different location, therefore, I need a shelter that can protect me from the elements, is quick to pitch, and doesn’t add much to my travel weight – Project Hydrogen ticks all these boxes and is a superb bit of adventure kit.”

The Project Hydrogen and F10 Neon UL tents will be on display at the Camping and Caravan Show at The NEC Birmingham from 18th to 23rd February.

Both models will be available for purchase from the Vango website and selected retailers June 2020.