The Vango Homestead Polycotton TC 600xl is an inflatable Airbeam tent, with sleeping space for six people, and ample living space. Designed using polycotton fabric, for a longer lasting tent, which will withstand many different styles of weather, whether it be warmer conditions or colder conditions. The polycotton stays cooler in warmer conditions, and stays warmer in colder conditions, making it the perfect fabric to go camping in. Furthermore, the Homestead has one front door and one side door, both with full mesh panels behind for increased ventilation throughout the tent. A sophisticated tent with lots of versatile space, which is very quick and easy to erect, a real head turner at a great price.
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2018|
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 / 1 Side Door|
Polycotton fabric (65% polyester / 35% cotton)
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||Oxford polyester, sewn-in groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester inner tent|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear windows with toggled 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)||220 Tallest / 210 Lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||L77.0 x H53.0 x W57.0cm|
|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||2 Bedrooms|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Pitching Order||Peg all four corners of the tent, then inflate the Airspeed Valves from the middle of the tent.|
|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 Main Airtubes / 1 Front Alloy Pole / 1 Side Alloy Pole|
|Pitching Time||10 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||750 * 500|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for families wanting a more durable family tent, which will last many, many camping seasons.|
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