The largest polycotton tent in the Vango Airbeam range, the Illusion TC 800xl is the polycotton version of the highly popular P/E version, offering space for up to eight people, in a comfortable, spacious living environment. The definition of camping luxury, the Illusion TC 800xl features the Airbeam system, allowing this expansive tent to be pitched in around 12 minutes. Furthermore, the tent has three area, the enclosed porch, which is ideal as a food preparation area, or a storage area. Then there is the sewn-in living space, which boasts ample living space, and finally the sleeping compartments, which offer accommodation for up to eight people.
|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 and 2 Side Doors - all main doors feature mesh doors.|
Polycotton Blend (65% Cotton / 35% 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.
|Groundsheet Fabric||Oxford Ripstop polyester|
|Inner Fabric||Protex TC Polycotton Inner Tents|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC Windows with zipped privacy 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)||218 Tallest / 205 Lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||L83.0 x H55.0 x W59.0cm|
|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||3 Bedrooms|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||420 * 210 (can be split into three inners)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||140 * 210|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||140 * 210|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||750 * 440|
|Pitching Order||TC Polycotton - 200g/m2 Inflate Flysheet first|
|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||6 In Total|
|Pitching Time||12 - 20 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||900 * 500|
|Recommended Use||Ideal for longer summer holidays, where comfort is more important to the family camper, who also requires a polycotton tent.|
February 20, 2019Laura Hutcheon from Leeds, West Yorkshire asked:
Q Is the inner tent made from cotton like the outer flysheet is?
A The inner tent is made from polycotton, and is fully breathable like the flysheet of the tent. Other brands do cheapen their polycotton tents by adding a polyester inner tent, but in this case, the inner tent is cotton.
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