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Calder 500 Herbal
Calder 500 Herbal Calder 500 Floorplan


Vango Calder 500 Tent (2016)

Quick Overview

The Vango Calder 500 family tent is a simple to pitch, five berth tent with a front canopy that is ideal for providing additional living space, shade from the sun, and shelter from rain showers. You can also purchase an optional front awning or side awning, which create extra living space and maximise comfort. Bundle deals available below.Bundle Deals Available

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Regular Price: £300.00

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The Calder 500 by Vango is a new five berth tent that has an optional front canopy as standard. The Calder 500 is a simple to pitch tunnel tent with the flexibility of two doorway entrances. The tent also features a fully sewn in groundsheet, which keeps the draughts out as well as the creepy crawlies. The built-in canopy provides an excellent area for storage, cooking and for sitting of an evening, and can be clipped back against the tent in the event of high winds.

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  • Built-on canopy as standard
  • Hydrostatic Head to 4000mm
  • Updated colour to Herbal for 2016
  • Tension Band System II - which is ideal for those wanting to clip down their tent in the event of bad weather.
  • Front and Side entry into the tent
  • Colour coded poles

Additional Information

Manufacturer Vango
Tent Collection Vango Family Collection
Year of Manufacture 2016
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) 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.

Colour Herbal
Doors Two Doorways - 1 Front , 1 Side
Flysheet Fabric 70 Denier Polyester Flysheet - Waterproof to 4000mm - 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 - 10,000mm - durable and reliable groundsheet
Inner Fabric Breathable Inner Tent - reduces condensation within the tent
Window Fabric Diamond Clear PVC Windows add maximum light and visibility
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) 195
Length (cm) 580 including canopy
Width (cm) 320
Pack Size (cm) 67*32*32
Weight (kg) 15.6
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 460 * 320 Without Canopy
Pitching Order No
Poles or Air Powerflex® 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 4 Poles
Pitching Time 15 Minutes
Pitching Area (cm) 780 * 520
Recommended Use Summer time family camping - perfect for the first time camper
  • Flysheet and inner pitch together making it simple and quick to pitch and pack 
  • The Vango patented TBS II – Tension Band System ensures that your tent performs in adverse conditions, especially strong, changeable winds. In calm conditions the system can be disconnected if desired. When tensioned, the bands brace the pole and prevent sideways movement. The buckles should be adjusted so that slack is removed, but not over tensioned, as this may deform the poles. 
  • The Protex 70 Denier polyester flysheet is a highly waterproof, durable and reliable fabric that will keep you dry and comfortable, and it's exclusive to Vango 
  • All flysheet and groundsheet seams are factory taped, giving a water tight seal 
  • PE groundsheets are robust, hardwearing and waterproof to 10,000mm. Ideal fabric to stand up to the rigours of the most active of campers 
  • Breathable polyester inner tent- the fabric allows condensation to pass through, ensuring a comfortable nights sleep 
  • PE inner tent groundsheet provides a robust, hardwearing and waterproof bathtub style base 
  • The guy lines are attached to the tent at optimum positions for stability and tension. 
  • All poles are identical, for ease of pitching. • Conveniently positioned inner tent pockets store snacks, torches or electronics 
  • Large Diamond Clear PVC windows for maximum light and great visibility 
  • All Vango tents use fully fire retardant fabrics that meet the European EN5912 safety standard which will give you and your family peace of mind 
  • We weather test each of our tents to the European standard EN5912, in a certified wind and rain test centre. This is to prove the tent can perform to advertised standards. 
  • Vango AirZone- High and low level ventilation panels combine to create a comfortable flow of air through the tent
  • One doorway has a mesh door - which can be left open to allow extra ventilation
Features No

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  • Calder 500 + Universal Carpet & Footprint, Chair

    Vango Calder 500 Tent (2016)
    Vango Universal Carpet 240 * 300cm
    Vango Calder / Woburn 500 Footprint Groundsheet
    Vango Deluxe Flocked Double Chair

    £348.98 £279.00

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    Vango Calder 500 Tent (2016)
    Vango Universal Carpet 240 * 300cm
    Vango Calder / Woburn 500 Footprint Groundsheet
    Vango Exceed Side Awning Standard (Herbal)
    Vango Deluxe Flocked Double Chair

    £437.98 £369.00

    £68.98 discount.

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