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Beta 550xl - 2 Colours
Beta 550xl - 2 Colours Apple River Beta 550xl Tent


Vango Beta 550xl Tent (2018)

Quick Overview

The perfect tent for four to five people, the Vango Beta 550xl is an adventure tent with plenty of living space and standing height.

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Regular Price: £220.00

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The Vango Beta 550xl is a highly popular tent for adventure camping and scout groups, boasting full standing height in the living space and comfortable room in the sleeping quarters. Ideal for those looking for an adventure tent, which can sleep up to five people and also offer standing height. The tent remains unchanged for the 2017 season apart from the colours (River & Apple) - boasting a spacious, dynamic and comfortable adventure tent perfect for first time campers, festival goers and adventure campers.

  • New Fastpack bag to make packing away easier
  • Tension Band System - adds some strength to the tent in windier conditions.
  • Waterproof to 3000mm
  • Quick and simple to erect
  • Two colours - River Blue or Apple Green

Additional Information

Manufacturer Vango
Tent Collection Vango Adventure Collection
Year of Manufacture 2018
Berth 5 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.

Doors 2 Doorways - opposite each other
Flysheet Fabric 70d polyester fabric - 3000mm Hydrostatic Head

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 PE groundsheet - hardwearing, durable and waterproof to 10,000mm
Inner Fabric Breathable polyester inner tents
Window Fabric PVC - Crystal clear 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.

Height (cm) 200
Length (cm) 475 at longest point
Width (cm) 320 at longest point
Pack Size (cm) 72 * 23 * 26
Weight (kg) 10.6
Pole Bag Weight (kg) No
Skin Double

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) 300 * 210
Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm) No
Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm) No
Bedroom 4 Dimensions No
Floor Dimensions 475 * 320
Pitching Order No
Poles or Air Fibreglass

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 Two long and one shorter pole
Pitching Time 15 Minutes
Pitching Area (cm) 500 * 350
Recommended Use Summer usage - ideal for adventure camping, festivals and for anyone wanting a highly reliable tent
Specifications No
  • TBS II - Tension Band System increases the stability of the tent
  • Linked In Groundsheet - Perfect for those wanting to store things in the porch or to hide in the porch when the weather is awry
  • Hanging Lantern Loop - ideal to hang your Vango lantern from
  • Sewn in inner tent (sleeping compartment) for added protection from condensation and creepy crawlies
  • Vango Orange Guidelines - stop you tripping over guy lines
  • Reflective Webbing - ensures the tent is easier to locate in the dark
  • Part mesh inner door
  • All Vango tents are tested in an independent, certified test centre 
  • Oversized carry bag makes packing the tent away easier.
  • Colour coded poles for ease of pitching
  • Breathable inner tent reduces condensation throughout the tent.