Vango Cove Low Awning (2019)
The Vango Cove Low is a drive-away awning, designed to fit onto VW vans of a height between 180-210cm tall, offering a dynamic awning, which can be left free-standing onsite. Featuring the new Sentinel Active Fabric, which is lighter in weight, with a 3000mm waterproofing. Ideal for couples or smaller families wanting an auxiliary Airbeam shelter, at a value for money price.
The new Vango Cove Low Air awning is ideal for couples and young families off camping in the summer months, offering a quick-pitching Airbeam awning, which offers plenty of versatile living and storage space. The Cove Low sits sideways on, meaning you are always facing the view, whilst also maximising the space on the camping pitch. The Cove Low uses the new Sentinel Active 70 Denier flysheet, meaning it is a lower weight than similar awnings such as the Galli II Compact, weight just 14.30kg. Furthermore, the awning can be attached to your van in four different methods, all of which, come with the awning.
- Vango Airbeam System for quick, intuitive pitching.
- Airspeed valves allow for quick inflation / deflation.
- Roll-Away Tunnel - quick and easy to disconnect, allowing you to leave awning free-standing and come away from the site in your vehicle.
- Mesh Door on front door panel, for reduction in condensation.
- Side attachment - with pre-attached 6mm kador rail
- Covered front entrance, for a more sheltered awning in poor weather conditions.
- Three Beam Structure
|Fabric Denier||70 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.
|Awning Type||VW Style Drive-Away |
Seasonal: A caravan awning specifically designed for touring, and temporary camping pitches. Ideal for fair weather campers, needing an awning for shorter trips. Usually uses lighter fabrics, for easier portability, and easier pitching.
Residential: Ideal for those camping for longer durations, wanting an awning that can be left pitched all season, or for a month or more at a time. Residential awnings usually use heavier weight fabrics, designed to last longer, and not fade as fast in the UV sunshine rays.
DriveAway VW Awnings: Designed to go onto VW or similar vans, or motorhomes with the correct attachment height. Can be left free-standing at the site if you need your vehicle to get off-site.
Fixed VW Awnings: Reliant on the van or motorhome for the structure of the product. Van cannot be removed offsite once the awning is set up.
|Kador Length (cm)||260|
|Tent Collection||Vango Experience Vehicle Awning|
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
|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.
|Doors||1 Front Door with Mesh Panel / 2 Side doors in connecting panel|
|Flysheet Fabric||Sentinel Active 70 Denier Polyester 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.
|Groundsheet Fabric||Polyethylene Groundsheet|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC windows with toggled curtains.|
|Height (cm)||205cm (180 - 210cm on connecting panel)|
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.
|Pack Size (cm)||L75 * W36 * W36|
|Floor Dimensions||430 * 310|
|Pitching Order||Lay out awning, attach to rail, then peg the corners, and inflate the beams|
|Poles Diameter / Beam Size||Main Beam: (655 * 10cm AT012)|
|Poles or Air||Vango AirBeam™ |
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||3 Main Airbeams|
|Fire Retardant||Yes |
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.
|Pitching Time||10 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||430 * 310|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for warmer Summer months, a lighter weight awning, with a 70 Denier fabric, and a reliable Airbeam structure.|
Fabric Specification - Sentinel Active