The Vango Capri 500xl is a spacious four beam tent with a large front extension (utilises a fibreglass pole). The beauty of the Airbeam system is the ease of pitching, as this tent can be pitched within 10 minutes, making it ideal for those people on multi-stop holidays. Additionally, the Capri 500xl is set apart from the competition as it uses the pre angled Airbeams, which give it more structural strength and makes the tent naturally more waterproof.
|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 Door and 1 Side Door|
ProTex 70 Denier - 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||Sewn-in Groundsheet - polyethylene 10,000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable 'lights out' inner tent with pelmets and an optional toggled divider|
|Window Fabric||Large Diamond Clear PVC Windows|
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)||Max Height 205cm / Low Height 190cm|
|Pack Size (cm)||70 * 41 * 39cm|
|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 an optional divider|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||600 * 320cm|
|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 Airbeams and 1 Front Pole|
|Pitching Time||10 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||630cm * 350cm|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for short stay holidays or for those wanting a quick-pitch summer tent.|