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Vango Illusion TC 500xl Tent (2018)

Quick Overview

Ideal for those wanting a durable, reliable tent, which is the definition of camping luxury. Sleeps five people, and has plenty of living space, with optional accessories also available.

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Availability: In stock

Regular Price: £1,760.00

Special Price £1,399.00

Details

The Vango Illusion 500xl TC polycotton tent is updated for 2018, offering a luxurious, five berth tent, with the quick-pitching Airbeam system, which allows the tent to be pitched within 12 minutes. Perfect for the family camper wanting a tent for longer camping holidays, due to the polycotton fabric used, which is versatile to allow the tent to perform in many different weather climates, whether it be cooler or a warm summers day. The Illusion TC Polycotton has the three zone system, with an enclosed porch, a sewn-in groundsheet living space, and king size inner tents for ample space for maximum comfort.

  • NEW Skytrack II
  • NEW Larger Wheeled Carry Bag
  • SuperBeams - quick to inflate - strong and stable
  • Protex TC Polycotton (65% Cotton / 35% Polyester)
  • Large 50% larger vents for added reduction on condensation
  • Polycotton is more responsive to the weather - cooler in summer, warmer in cooler conditons
  • Polycotton is more durable, and less likely to fade in the sunlight

Additional Information

Manufacturer Vango Airbeam
Tent Collection Vango Airbeam Collection
Year of Manufacture 2018
Berth 5 Man
Details

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) No
Details

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.

Colour Mocca
Doors 1 Front Door and 2 Side Doors
Flysheet Fabric Polycotton Blend (65% Cotton / 35% Polyester)
Details

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 Ripstop polyester
Inner Fabric Protex TC Polycotton Inner Tents
Window Fabric Diamond Clear PVC Windows with zipped privacy curtains
Fire Retardant Yes
Details

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) 215 Tallest / 200 Lowest
Length (cm) 720
Width (cm) 380
Pack Size (cm) 78 * 50 * 50
Weight (kg) 50.6
Pole Bag Weight (kg) No
Skin Double
Details

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) 210 * 210 (Zipped Divider)
Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm) 210 * 140
Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm) No
Bedroom 4 Dimensions No
Floor Dimensions 720 * 380
Pitching Order TC Polycotton - 200g/m2 Inflate Flysheet first
Poles or Air Vango AirBeam™
Details

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 In Total
Pitching Time 10 to 15 Minutes
Pitching Area (cm) 800 * 420
Recommended Use Ideal for longer summer holidays, where comfort is more important to the family camper, who also requires a polycotton tent.
Specifications
  • NEW 50% larger vents keep tent cooler, and will reduce condensation
  • NEW Double Action pump, which is taller, making it easier to inflate the tent
  • Front Wall Layout - allows you to remove the wall between the porch and living space to create a larger living space
  • Full zip all the way around the awning (purchased separately) to stop draughts and bugs
  • NEW Superzips offer a better quality zip, which are more durable and reliable.
  • Skylight windows allow lots of light into the tent
  • 3 Zipped Cable entry points - for added convenience for the end user
  • NEW Skytrack system, for hanging lanterns - a kador style rail along each Airbeam
  • NEW Rollerbag, for easier portability on the tent
Features
  • Large pre-attached front awning - with a full zip-on / zip-off door. A great area for preparing food, or storing wet clothing and footwear.
  • Over door canopy on the side canopy - for a rainsafe side entrance,
  • Webbing storm straps - ideal for securely guying the front of tent down
  • Full mesh doors, for added ventilation in warmer conditions.
  • Internal wall between living space and porch space, can be removed to create a larger living space.
  • Diamond Clear PVC windows and roof panel lights for added light into the tent
  • Twin zip pulls on all doors, for easier entry and exit from the tent
  • Vango Airzone - high and low level ventilation
  • Fully sewn-in groundsheet in the living area.
  • Living area pockets - for storing personal items
  • Generous king sized bedrooms

Bundle Promotions

  • Tent + Half-Price Fitted Carpet + Footprint + Free Skyliner

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    Vango Illusion TC 500xl Tent (2018)
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    Vango Illusion / Rivendale 500xl Carpet
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    Vango Illusion 500xl Footprint & Awning Groundsheet
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    Vango Illusion TC / Rivendale 500xl Sky Liner

    £1,580.50 £1,480.50

    £100.00 discount.

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  • Tent + Half-Price Fitted Carpet + Footprint + Digital Pump + Free Sky Liner

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    Vango Illusion TC 500xl Tent (2018)
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    Vango Illusion / Rivendale 500xl Carpet
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    Vango Illusion 500xl Footprint & Awning Groundsheet
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    Vango Digital Airbeam Pump
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    Vango Illusion TC / Rivendale 500xl Sky Liner

    £1,655.49 £1,555.49

    £100.00 discount.

    -£100.00 discount on buying this offer.

  • Tent + Half-Price Fitted Carpet + Footprint + Sun Canopy + Skyliner

    X1
    Vango Illusion TC 500xl Tent (2018)
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    X1
    Vango Illusion / Rivendale 500xl Carpet
    +
    X1
    Vango Illusion 500xl Footprint & Awning Groundsheet
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    Vango Sun Canopy TC for Illusion 500xl Polycotton
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    Vango Illusion TC / Rivendale 500xl Sky Liner

    £1,739.50 £1,639.50

    £100.00 discount.

    -£100.00 discount on buying this offer.

  • Tent + Half-Price Fitted Carpet + Footprint + Sun Canopy + Digital Pump + Free Skyliner

    X1
    Vango Illusion TC 500xl Tent (2018)
    +
    X1
    Vango Illusion / Rivendale 500xl Carpet
    +
    X1
    Vango Illusion 500xl Footprint & Awning Groundsheet
    +
    X1
    Vango Sun Canopy TC for Illusion 500xl Polycotton
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    X1
    Vango Digital Airbeam Pump
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    X1
    Vango Illusion TC / Rivendale 500xl Sky Liner

    £1,814.49 £1,714.49

    £100.00 discount.

    -£100.00 discount on buying this offer.