The Vango Hudson 500 Tent is a versatile, weekender style family tent, ideal for those wanting an easy to pitch pole tent, with plenty of living space, standing height and a rain safe front door. The Hudson 500 is a feature rich tent, with a fully sewn-in groundsheet, a 4000mm hydrostatic head and a full front mesh door for excellent ventilation. The design is shared by the Airbeam Amalfi 500, and offers a nice wide tent, with large windows to offer a light and airy feel to the tent.
|Tent Collection||Vango Family 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||Front Door with Full Mesh Panel|
Protex 70 Denier polyester, 4000mm
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, sewn-in.|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable inner tent, with lights out technology to decrease early morning light.|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC 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)||202 (Tallest) / 190 (Lowest)|
|Pack Size (cm)||70 * 28 * 22|
|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||1 Bedroom|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||300 * 210 (with toggled inner to split into two inners)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||490 * 320|
|Pitching Order||Pitch as one, or flysheet first. Inner tent will need to be hung inside tent first time pitching.|
|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 Poles|
|Pitching Time||17 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||520 * 350|
|Recommended Use||Ideal for touring type campers, wanting a quick and easy to pitch tent ideal for weekends and short stay camping.|