The Vango Capri 400xl Airbeam tent is ideal for couples or smaller families wanting a standing-height tent, which is very simple and quick to pitch. The 400xl is a new addition to the highly-popular Capri range of tents, and offers more height and living space than the standard Celino 400. Furthermore, the Capri 400xl benefits from the front porch area, as an added living space and extra protection at the front of the tent from the elements. The NEW Sentinel Fabric is designed to last longer, and offer better protection from the elements.
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
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 Entrance and 1 Side Entrance|
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 living space polyethylene groundsheet, waterproof to 10,000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester inner tent, with toggled divider|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC Windows for great views and excellent lighting|
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 Tallest / 195 Lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||70 * 41 * 36|
|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)||300 * 210 - with optional toggled inner divider|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||600 * 265|
|Pitching Order||Outer Inflates First, inner tent pre-installed|
|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 compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||1 Pole / 4 Beams|
|Pitching Time||10 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||650 * 320|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for smaller families or couples who want a spacious tent, with standing height, which is incredibly easy and quick to pitch|