Vango Azura II Air 600xl Tent (2021)
The Azura II 600xl, an Airbeam family tent designed to sleep up to six people, with full standing height throughout the tent. Featuring a fully, sewn-in groundsheet throughout the living and sleeping compartments for added comfort and protection from the elements.
Updated for the 2020 camping season, the Azura II 600xl returns, the perfect tent for a family of four people, but will sleep six people at a push. The Azura is in the popular Sky Blue colour, and now features the Midnight Bedrooms, which eliminate much of the early morning light, perfect for a better night's sleep. Furthermore, the Azura offers the popular three-zone system tent, which has an integrated front porch, a living space with a sewn-in groundsheet, and the separate inner tent for the sleeping compartment.
- Airbeam Design - quicker and easier pitching and packing down.
- Sentinel 70 Denier Dura Fabric - more durable than regular 70 Denier.
- ColourLok Fabric - slows fading of the fabric
- Storm straps to front and rear.
- Diamond Clear Windows with toggled curtains
- Midnight bedrooms - offer a better night's sleep
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2021|
|Berth||6 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)||4000 |
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 Mesh / 1 Side Door|
|Flysheet Fabric||Sentinel Dura - 70 Denier polyester |
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 Denier||70 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 Fabric||Double-coated polyethylene, 10,000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Polyester Inners|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC Windows|
|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.
|Pack Size (cm)||L78.0 x H45.0 x W50.0cm|
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)||360 * 210 (splits into three bedrooms)|
|Floor Dimensions||690 * 380|
|Pitching Order||Peg the corners, and inflate the Air tubes|
|Poles or Air||Vango 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 / Beams||4 Main Beams / 1 Rear Beam|
|Pitching Time||10 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||690 * 380|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for Spring to Summer time camping, ideal for four to five occupants.|
Sentinel Dura Fabric:
Excel Airbeam Specification: