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Vango Carron 500 Tent (2021)

Special Price £179.99 Regular Price £210.00
Available: 15th February, 2021

Perfect for festival, touring and adventure campers needing a comfortable tent, with sleeping space for up to five people, darkened bedrooms for a better night's sleep. A lightweight, compact design, weighing just 9.80kg!

The Carron 500 is an easy-to-pitch, 3-poled dome tent with full standing height. Perfect for weekender campers, or for those who just want a lightweight adventure tent with plenty of storage and sleeping space. Designed to sleep up to five, but in reality ideal for couples or groups of up to thee people. The NEW Nightfall Bedrooms help to minimise early morning light, for a greater night's sleep. Perfect for adventure campers and festival goers, wanting a reliable tent with ample space.

  • 3000mm Waterproofing
  • Sentinel Active 70 Denier Polyester
  • Colour Coded Poles makes pitching a breeze.
More Information
Tent CollectionVango Weekend Collection
Year of Manufacture2021
Berth5 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)3000

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.

ColourMoroccan Blue
Doors1 Front Door
Flysheet Fabric70 Denier Polyester (Sentinel Active Fabric)

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.

Fabric Denier70 Denier (Polyester)

Denier - a measurement used to determine the thickness of the tent flysheet. It relates to the fibre thickness, or thread counts used. The thicker the fabric, generally the stronger, and more durable the fabric will be. The denier really reflects the lifetime to be expected of the tent, and how quickly, it will be affected by UV Degradation.

Groundsheet FabricPolyethylene, 10,000mm
Inner FabricBreathable Polyester Inner (Nightfall Bedrooms)
Window FabricDiamond Clear PVC
Fire RetardantYes

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)390
Width (cm)300
Pack Size (cm)70 * 25 * 25
Weight (kg)9.80

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. Bedrooms1 Bedroom
Bedroom Dimensions (cm)210 * 300
Floor Dimensions390 * 300
Pitching OrderLayout tent flat, insert the poles, and then peg the tent out
Poles or AirPowerflex® 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 compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.

Number of Poles / Beams3 Colour Coded, Fibreglass Poles
Pitching Time12 Minutes
Pitching Area (cm)440 * 350
Recommended UseThe perfect festival tent, with darkened inners to help you sleep throughout the day time.

Fabric Specification

  • 3000MM -  Hydrostatic Head - waterproof.
  • Fully Factory Taped Seams - for complete peace of mind from water ingress.
  • 70 Denier Polyester - highly waterproof, durable and reliable.
  • Fire Retardant meets ISO5912 standards.
  • Powerflex Fibreglass Poles- Creates strong, light and reliable structures.
  • Polyethylene Groundsheet- Tough, durable and waterproof groundsheet to prevent any water ingress which can be easily cleaned after use.
  • Nightfall Bedrooms- Helps reduce early morning light so your sleeping pattern is not dictated by the sunrise.
  • Flysheet First Or All in One Pitching- Quick and easy to pitch and pack.
  • Diamond Clear Windows- Maximise light and visibility to provide a bright environment.
  • Colour Coded Poles- Allows simple and intuitive pitching.
  • Carry Bag Included- Convenient bag for storage and transportation.