Gold Winner // Tents
Tent poles belong to a tent - until now. Vango proves with his Project Hydrogen that you can do without it, thanks to its AirBeam® construction. An inflatable tube with Schrader valve takes over the function of the tent pole. The advantage: nothing can break or bend, the weight is lower and the packing size is reduced to a minimum. And if the tube has a hole, it can also be repaired on the road. This makes the tent interesting for backpackers or bike travelers. It can easily be stored in a backpack or pannier. At just 100 grams, the AirBeam® weighs less than an equivalent tent pole. The total weight of the tent is 600 grams.