The Vango Calder 600 tent is new for 2016, and is the larger version of the Calder 500, sleeping up to six people. The Calder is a simple tunnel tent, which is simple to erect, and provides ample living space, and good sleeping quarters. The tent has a sewn-in groundsheet, ensuring it is covered from cold draughts, and maximising the comfort of the tent! Additionally, the flysheet is protected to 4000mm, making it more than capable of coping with the variable UK weather conditions. The Tension Band System is also integrated for the event of higher winds, where you can use the band system, to increase the strength and stability of the tent.
|Tent Collection||Vango Family Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2016|
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||2 Doors - Front and Side Door|
ProTex 70 Denier, 4000mm Polyester Flysheet
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||Sewn-in Polyethylene groundsheet - 10,000mm Hydrostatic Head|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Polyester|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC Windows for excellent views of campsite|
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)||205 Max / 190 Low|
|Length (cm)||465 w/o canopy / 585 with canopy|
|Width (cm)||380 max|
|Pack Size (cm)||74 * 32 * 31cm|
|Pole Bag Weight (kg)||No|
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|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||585 * 380|
|Pitching Order||Outer First - can be pitched as one|
|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||4 Poles overall|
|Pitching Time||18 - 20 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||600 * 400|
|Recommended Use||Spring to Summer camping - ideal for families or couples wanting a little bit more space|