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Vango Alton 500 Air Tent (2020)

Special Price £449.00 Regular Price £500.00
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The perfect weekender tent for small families or couples, the Vango Alton 500 is a versatile, quick-pitching Airbeam tent with vast living space, and Nightfall bedrooms for a better night's sleep.

The Vango Alton 500 Air tent is a new tent to the Experience Air collection, offering an entry-level, five-berth tent with a vast living space, and a pre-attached sun-canopy. This pre-attached canopy will provide space for socialising and extra space for storage. The Airbeam design of the tent allows it to be pitched very quickly, making it perfect for weekend campers, festival goers, or for touring camping with multi-stops. The tent offers standing height throughout, ideal for couples or small families, needing height, space and comfort. Furthermore, the sewn-in groundsheet provides protecting from draughts and bugs, though there is a drop down side door, with toggles - so it is not 100% sewn-in all the way around the groundsheet base. Finally the Nightfall bedrooms offer better darkness inside the tent of an evening, and will deter the early morning light, for a better night's sleep.

  • Airbeam - quick pitching / set down.
  • Five-berth - comfortable for 3-4 people.
  • Sewn-in groundsheet with drop down door.
  • Built-in front extension with plenty of living space.
  • Airzone Panel will allow the tent to breathe better - reducing condensation.
  • Nightfall bedrooms - stay darker of an evening.
More Information
ManufacturerVango Airbeam
Tent CollectionVango Family Collection
Year of Manufacture2020
Berth5 Man

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.

Hydrostatic Head (mm)3000

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.

Doors1 Front Door with Mesh / 1 Side Door
Flysheet FabricSentinel Active 70 Denier Fabric, Polyester, treated to 3000mm

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.

Fabric Denier70 Denier (Polyester)

Denier - a measurement used to determine the thickness of the tent flysheet. It relates to the fibre thickness, or thread counts used. The thicker the fabric, generally the stronger, and more durable the fabric will be. The denier really reflects the lifetime to be expected of the tent, and how quickly, it will be affected by UV Degradation.

Groundsheet Fabric10,000mm - Polyethylene Groundsheet
Inner FabricNightfall Fabric - Breathable Polyester
Window FabricPVC Windows with Toggles
Fire RetardantYes

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.

Height (cm)190
Length (cm)530
Width (cm)300
Pack Size (cm)L75 * W41 * H30
Weight (kg)17.100

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.

No. Bedrooms2 Bedrooms
Bedroom Dimensions (cm)300 * 210
Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)Bedroom 1: (210 * 140)
Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)Bedroom 2: (210 * 140)
Floor Dimensions530 * 300
Pitching OrderPeg the corners, inflate the tubes, and then insert the front pole
Poles or AirVango AirBeam™

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 / BeamsThree Beams / 1 Front Pole
Pitching Time10 Minutes
Pitching Area (cm)550 * 330
Recommended UsePerfect for fair weather camping during the nicer camping months, ideal for couples or smaller families.

Sentinel Active Fabric Specification

  • 3000mm
  • Fully Taped Seams
  • Entry Level 70 Denier Fabric
  • Weight 62g/m2 - for a smaller pack size and weight.
  • Fire Retardant
  • UPF 30+

Experience Airbeam Specifications

  • Airbeam Design - strong and rigid structure.
  • PVC Windows with toggled curtains.
  • Clear Access Bedrooms - wider opening and easier step over.
  • Nightfall Bedrooms - offer a darkened bedroom, to reduce early morning light.

Sentinel Active Tent Features

  • Tension Band System - adds strength to tent structure in poor weather conditions.
  • High Visibility Guylines - easier to see in the dark.
  • Bedroom pockets for stowing items.
  • Cable entry point for mains electric access.
  • Toggled Privacy Curtains in living area, not porch.
  • Airspeed Valve for easier inflation / deflation.
  • Updated Diamond Clear Windows offer great views of surrounding.
  • Large Mesh Panels increase ventilation inside the tent.
  • Toggles Privacy Curtains - Provides shade or privacy when required.
  • Extended Living Area - Plenty of space to relax and unwind.
  • Built-in Front Extension - Provides extra covered space, perfect for socialising.

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  • Tent + Carpet + Footprint + Shelter

    Vango Alton 500 Air Tent (2020)
    Vango Universal Carpet 140 * 320cm (CP003)
    Vango Alton 500 Groundsheet Protector (GP105)
    Vango Family Shelter

    £597.99 £557.99

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  • Tent + Carpet + Footprint

    Vango Alton 500 Air Tent (2020)
    Vango Universal Carpet 140 * 320cm (CP003)
    Vango Alton 500 Groundsheet Protector (GP105)

    £528.00 £488.00

    £40.00 discount.

    - £40.00 discount on buying this offer.

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