The Vango Claremont 800xxl tent is a direct competitor to the Vermont XLP from Outwell, but offers a larger living space, and superior technical features. The Claremont 800xxl features the 150 Denier polyester fabric, which has a hydrostatic head of 5000mm. Furthermore, there are steel poles for added stability and protection from the elements such as the windy conditions. Furthermore the tent has a tunnel structure, giving it the best conceivable shape to maximise living space, whilst offering three separate area - the porch area, the sewn-in living space, and the spacious "lights out" inner tents.
|Tent Collection||Vango Family Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2017|
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 and 2 Side Door Entry Points - mesh partitions on both doors|
ProTex 5000mm fabric - 150 Denier Polyester
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||Polyethylene Groundsheet, 10,000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester inner tents (zipped dividers) (lights out inners)|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC Windows, with zipped privacy curtains|
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)||222 tallest / 212 lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||Tent: 78 * 48 * 42 / Poles: 74 * 25 * 25|
|Weight (kg)||55.75kg (Tent 26.35kg / Poles 29.40kg)|
|Pole Bag Weight (kg)||29.40kg|
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)||420 * 210 (280 * 210) (210 * 140)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||850 * 450|
|Pitching Order||Pitch as one - outer first using steel poles|
|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||6 Main Poles - 1 Porch Pole and 5 Main Poles|
|Pitching Time||40 - 60 minutes pitching time|
|Pitching Area (cm)||900 * 500|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for the larger family, offering plenty of living space, and three separate bedrooms for added privacy|