The Vango Airhub Hexaway II Low Awning is new for the 2018 season, and builds on the success of the drive-away collection with an awning focussed on living space, social space and storage space. Due to the success of the regular Air Hex, Vango introduced the Hexaway, which is essentially an event shelter, with a connecting panel with a kador strip for attaching to your van or motorhome. The Airhub has a linked-in groundsheet, mesh windows for added ventilation and skylights to keep the awning bright and airy.
VW Style Drive-Away
Seasonal: A caravan awning specifically designed for touring, and temporary camping pitches. Ideal for fair weather campers, needing an awning for shorter trips. Usually uses lighter fabrics, for easier portability, and easier pitching.
Residential: Ideal for those camping for longer durations, wanting an awning that can be left pitched all season, or for a month or more at a time. Residential awnings usually use heavier weight fabrics, designed to last longer, and not fade as fast in the UV sunshine rays.
DriveAway VW Awnings: Designed to go onto VW or similar vans, or motorhomes with the correct attachment height. Can be left free-standing at the site if you need your vehicle to get off-site.
Fixed VW Awnings: Reliant on the van or motorhome for the structure of the product. Van cannot be removed offsite once the awning is set up.
|Kador Length (cm)||248|
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
|Hydrostatic Head (mm)||
Hydrostatic Head (Tents) – a waterproof rating for technical fabrics measured in mm. The higher the rating the more waterproof the fabric is. A rating of 1500mm is deemed waterproof, but on a tent, look for a rating of 3000 or higher. Measured by the height of water column a fabric weave can take before it begins to “sweat”. “Polycotton” tents will not have a Hydrostatic Head level, as they are not treated for waterproofing.
Berth – This shows the number of people that the tent can sleep within the inner tents of a model of tent, in line with the industry standard. Normal procedure is to look for a slightly larger tent, for example, a family of four usually purchase a five or six berth tent, to give added room and comfort.
|Doors||2 Entrances at front, and 1 door into the connecting panel|
420 Sentinel Pro Polyester Ripstop, with 6000mm
Polyester – a synthetic fibre, made from polymer units to create a textile fabric. Polyester is the most popular fabric for tent manufacturing, as it is durable, reliable and lighter in weight. Polyester does not breathe though, which creates more condensation.
Polycotton - a blend of polyester and cotton, primarily cotton (usually around 65% cotton / 35% polyester split). Polycotton is a more natural fabric for camping, as it is breathable, far more durable material, reducing the effects of condensation. Offers greater versatility in hot and cold climates.
Ripstop Nylon – a durable material used in tents which is strong and repairable due to its Ripstop properties.
|Groundsheet Fabric||Linked-in groundsheet, easily attached or detached|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear windows with zipped privacy curtains / Mesh windows as ventilation|
|Pole Bag Weight (kg)||No|
Double Skin Tent – A tent with an inner bedroom and a flysheet, most family tents are designed as a “Double Skin tent”, as it makes the tent more comfortable, and lessens the effects of condensation.
|Pack Size (cm)||70 * 42 * 40|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Floor Dimensions||330 * 330|
|Pitching Order||Thread Kador Rail, Peg Corners, and inflate.|
|Poles Diameter / Beam Size||730cm Hexaway Beam|
|Poles or Air||
Most tent structure are either Airbeam or Poled in design, both have advantages and disadvantages. Air tents are quicker to pitch, but more expensive when compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||1 Beam (730 Hexaway AT019)|
Fire Retardant – all modern tent fabrics are fire-retardant under EN5912 European Safety Laws. Caution with fire must always be used, as flame retardant fabrics, will still catch fire given the right circumstances.
|Pitching Time||5 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||330 * 330cm|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for adding some social space and living space to the side of your van, the awning does stand alone, and is the perfect inflatable event shelter.|
Sentinel Pro Fabric Features: