The Vango Illusion 800xl Sky Shield is a superb accessory for the Illusion 800xl tent, ensuring the lifetime of the tent is enhanced, by protecting the roof panel of the tent from UV fading, bird mess and tree sap. The sky shield securely attaches to the roof panel by securing to the Airbeams of the tent, and will also reduce the condensation inside the tent.
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2018|
Protex 5000mm, 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.
|Pack Size (cm)||No|
|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.
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.