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11. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 8y

aaaah huh.
lotsa fibreglass.......

but if its got a lifetime guarentee thats gotta be pretty good right?? vango tents offer that... how much good thatll do me if the tent dies in portugal i dunno!
or are fibreglass poles so cheap to make they can afford to give them away if they break?

and ive been trying to find em under 3kgs, dont wanna lug around that much!!

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 11, 2008, at 5:03 PM by jaxstar84 ]

12. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 8y

Read the fineprint:

Vango says:

All Vango products are ... guaranteed for the end purpose intended.

As part of our ongoing commitment we guarantee ..., excluding fair wear and tear[*] , ..

[*] this excludes all poles and fabric colour fading, ...

Ie if you use a tent they describe as being designed for festival and weekend use for your 5-week camping trip the guarantee is void. And if you pitch your tent and the wind breaks your cheap fibreglass poles you are screwed too, as they won't replace them either.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 11, 2008, at 5:34 PM by t_maia ]

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