The Vango Capri 800XL Sky Shield is an additional item that can be purchased to protect your tent and increase its longevity. The Sky Shield forms a barrier against overhead falling debris such as bird poo, as well as blocking UV degradation. In addition, the Sky Shield serves as a layer of insulation, meaning the tent stays warmer in the cold, and cooler in the heat. The fabric is highly waterproof, providing an extra layer of waterproofing to counteract the weather. This useful item is also easy to assemble, as it just slips over the top of the tent and attaches to the AirBeams.
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2018|
Vango ProTex 150D 5,000mm
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.
|Pack Size (cm)||No|
|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.
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.