The Vango Amalfi 500 airbeam tent is a new addition to the collection, offering a quick-pitching weekend tent perfect for short breaks or weekends away. The Amalfi is a five berth tent, but is probably most ideal for smaller families or couples wanting a spacious tent, which can be erected with minutes, offers full standing height and a fully sewn-in groundsheet. Furthermore the Amalfi has a nice wide shelter along the front of the tent, ideal for creating a rain-safe front door, an ideal place to sit of an evening with a glass of wine or a beer.
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2018|
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)||
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.
|Doors||1 Front Door with full mesh panel|
70 Denier Protex polyester fabric, waterproof to 4000mm
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||Polyethylene sewn-in groundsheet increases internal comfort of tent|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable 'lights out' inner tent - polyester - will reduce early morning light allowing for a longer sleep|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC windows with toggled privacy curtains|
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)||210 front / 195 rear|
|Pack Size (cm)||70 * 36 * 35|
|Pole Bag Weight (kg)||N/A|
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. Bedrooms||1 Bedroom|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||210 * 300 - splits into two bedrooms via toggled divider|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||490 * 300|
|Pitching Order||Inflate outer first, hang inners inside.|
|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 compated to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||1 Pole - 2 Main Airbeams / 1 Smaller Rear Beam|
|Pitching Time||10 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||550 * 350|
|Recommended Use||Perfect couples or smaller family tent, with good living space, simple to erect and most ideal for short camping trips or weekends away due to quick-pitch and set down.|