Absolutely correct - 1970s Vangos were (and some still are, I have two) utterly bombproof - but that's because they were made in Greenock, beside the shipyards
Unfortunately the new one's are made in China and although well designed, materials and construction are lacking in robustness. I got a new all-weather one 4/5 years ago and have already had a new pole and at least one High Wind Tent Inversion Experience - which luckily the tent recovered from. Several small tears in fabric too.
That's bloomin' economics for ya
Mind you - its not just Vango this affects - most manufacturers are the same, something to do with built in obsolescence and limited lifespan useability. Sucks.
Beware the Vango!!
BITD they were the poodles plums, not any more.
We bought a 5 berth Vango hoop tent about 4 years ago, its leaked on the seams and door zips from day one, pooling on the ground sheet, and GRP poles snap in windy conditions cutting tent fabric.
We also own a Khyam quick erect jobby that has been a good well thought out piece of kit
WANTED: Kona Sex One rear brake canti hanger pivot thingy - GOT ONE!
I could be tempted by a 19" - 21" Dave Yates (mountain) frame.................and no I still don't do trail centreshttp://www.corrieyairack.org/index2.html