UK outdoor brand VANGO has unveiled its range for 2022 with an innovative collection of camping equipment ahead of a year where staycations will remain high on the agenda. The brand extends its core brand strapline of ‘Spirit of Adventure’ with its ‘Spirit of Sustainability’ ethos in its new and extended Earth collection – a pioneering recycled collection of tents, sleeping bags, rucksacks and furniture.
The Earth collection has been created using environmentally friendly fabrics crafted from recycled single-use plastic. Through the expansion of the range in 2022, the brand will recycle a minimum plastic waste equivalent to 8.2m plastic bottles.
Tent highlights of the Earth collection include the Rome Air and new Vesta Air, both of which feature premium components, including the brand’s AirBeam® S.I Pro technology to provide easy pitching solutions.
New for 2022, the Earth Trek collection introduces Vango’s recycled fabric technology to its Trekking tents. The Heddon tent, available as a one- or two-person tent, uses walking poles to form the structure, providing a lightweight, space saving, camping solution.
The Earth Trek collection includes the popular Stone rucksacks and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award recommended Trail, Contour and Sherpa rucksacks plus the new Summit water resistant rucksack with plenty of storage space and walking pole attachments.
Rob Birrell, Vango’s Marketing Director, said, “With campers and hikers continuing to explore the outdoors, our innovative collection will allow us to break new ground heading into the new year by providing our existing and new customers with our most impressive equipment whilst keeping sustainability and environmentally friendly practice very much top of mind.”
2022 further highlights Vango’s ‘Spirit of Sustainability’ with the launch of the Adventure CLR collection. These tents provide waterproof, robust shelter ideal for festivals and outdoor adventures. They use surplus fabric from tent manufacturing, combined with Protex Zero Fabric made from single-use plastics.
As part of Vango’s wider ‘Spirit of Sustainability’ campaign, the brand has partnered with the University of Glasgow on a new study to outline Scotland’s core costal sites that are under threat due to climate change. The study aims to show the impact on key sites such as Glospie Links, Lunan Bay and the beaches of South Coll. By sharing this knowledge, Vango hope to shine a spotlight on concerns over Scotland’s outdoor spaces and the impact of coastal erosion.