Replacing the Isis 600 from 2014, the Vango Iris 600 is a 6-person tunnel tent ideal for weekend camping. Included in the Exclusive range by Vango, the Iris 600 comes in a new herbal green colour and also features the new Vista front allowing better light into the tent. The Vango Iris is incredibly easy to pitch and can be pitched "As One" meaning the outer and inner pitch together, each pole is the same length, so you can't get them wrong. Using the patented Tension Band System, the Iris 600 can withstand high winds with better stability, as long as you clip the storm straps provided in during stronger winds. The Vango Iris 600 is an ideal tent for families or groups of friends who desire a well engineered tent, which offers value for money. Please note: This updated tent no longer has the storage pockets outside the bedroom.
|Tent Collection||Vango Family Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2017|
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||2 doors, one front, one side|
Protex 70 Denier polyester flysheet, 4,000 hydrostatic head
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||PE groundsheets are robust, hardwearing and waterproof to 10,000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester inner tent|
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)||205, inner 195|
|Pack Size (cm)||L71 x H33 x W30cm|
|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)||210 x 185|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||210 x 185|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||465 x 390|
|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||3|
|Pitching Time||12 mins|
|Pitching Area (cm)||No|