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Vango Airbeam
Amalfi 500 Sky Shield

Vango Amalfi 500 Sky Shield

Quick Overview

The Amalfi 500 Sky Shield by Vango, an additional piece of fabric, which sits on top of the tent, and attaches securely to each beam on the tent.

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The Vango Amalfi 500 Sky Shield is a new product for 2018, offering a protection system for the roof of the tent, which will reduce UV degradation, as it protects the tent from fading. Furthermore, the sky shield offers a reduction in condensation inside the tent, by creating an added an additional layer of insulation.

  • Adds a layer of insulation
  • Protects from bird mess and tree sap
  • Stops UV degradation

Additional Information

Manufacturer Vango Airbeam
Tent Collection Vango Airbeam Collection
Year of Manufacture 2018
Colour Green
Specifications No
Flysheet Fabric No

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 No
Inner Fabric No
Window Fabric No
Height (cm) No
Length (cm) No
Width (cm) No
Weight (kg) No
Pack Size (cm) No
Poles No
Poles or Air No

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 compated to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.

Fire Retardant Yes

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.

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April 15, 2019Tracey Davies from Southampton asked:

Q Will this fit a vango icarus 500 dlx?

A No the item will onto fit the tent it is made for.