The Gelert Vector 8 is a vis-à-vis tunnel tent that is perfect for the family on a budget or for those trying camping for the first time and don't want to spend a fortune first time around. Vis-à-vis means there are two bedrooms facing each other at each end of the tent - this is an ideal bedroom configuration for those who want an extra bit of privacy or for those who simply prefer the living area to be between the two bedrooms.
The structure of the Vector 8 is simplicity itself with a series of five fibreglass poles forming the basic but spacious tunnel shape. Inside, the tent has a fully sewn-in groundsheet to keep out the drafts, dirt and any bugs and you simply hang the bedroom inner tents and all is complete.
The Gelert Vector 8 sleeps up to eight people in two 4-berth bedrooms and it features a side door and side windows to let in plenty of light. Over the side door, you would pitch your Vector Canopy (available as an optional extra) which will create a useful porch area for relaxing, kitchen activities or just for extra storage.
The technical features of the tent include: 3 sets of 12.7mm fibreglass poles, 2 sets of 11mm fibreglass poles, side door with secondary mesh door, pitched flysheet first, pre-attached guylines, 190T fire retardant polyester flysheet with a waterproof PU coating and fully taped seams providing 2000mm of hydrostatic head protection. The inner tents are 190T breathable polyester and the sewn-in groundsheet and footprint groundsheet are polyethylene.