Why We Chose the Vango F10 Krypton UL2 tent: lightweight, roomy, good quality materials
Scottish camping gear stalwarts Vango have been at the forefront of tent design for over half a century and, in the F10 Krypton UL2, they’ve created yet another quality product. This roomy 2-person single hubbed pole Geodesic tent is part of their Force 10 Expedition range – shelters crafted with the highest quality components, ripstop fabrics and lightweight Korean poles for multi-day trips on rugged, technical terrain.
Who is the Vango F10 Krypton UL2 tent for?
This is a lightweight but spacious shelter that, thanks to its decent space-to-weight ratio, makes a great option for two-person backpacking adventures. From our testing, we’d say it’s best suited to three-season use.
With a trail weight of 2.1kg, this is light enough for lengthy, multi-day missions, especially with the parts split between two people. OK it’s not as light as some of the raft of featherlight freestanding tents that have emerged in recent years but it’s not heavy either and it’s certainly robust and sturdy, all thanks to its high spec materials and geodesic, forked pole structure.
The F10 Krypton UL2 two person tent features super strong, proprietary 15 Denier ripstop fabric, designed to repel the worst of the elements while keeping the weight down in your pack. It has a 3,000mm Hydrostatic Head which, combined with its fully taped seams, makes the F10 Krypton UL2 qualified to withstand the wettest of weather. The groundsheet is made from 70 Denier nylon with a HH rating of 6,000mm, so you can rest assured no moisture is getting in through the tent bottom either.