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Vango Kapalua 550xl TC Tent (2021)

Special Price £1,399.00 Regular Price £1,550.00
Available: 18th February, 2021
Perfect for the smaller family or couple, requiring a top of the range family tent, with a three-zone design, a fully sewn in groundsheet, and the Airbeam design - for easy pitching and set-down.

New for 2020, the stunning new Vango Kapalua 550xl is a polycotton Airbeam tent, offering ample living space, sleeping space and full standing height, perfect for the smaller family or couples. Part of the Elite collection, the Kapalua has polycotton fabric, a fully sealed groundsheet, and Midnight bedrooms, which aid a better night's sleep. Furthermore, the tent is a three-zone design, offering space a porch area for cooking, socialising, and storage. Whilst the sewn-in living space, offers the perfect area to relax in, and keep safe from the elements or bugs. The NEW Midnight bedrooms offer a safe haven, and a darker bedroom to aid a better night's sleep.

  • Midnight Bedrooms
  • Diamond Clear Windows with zipped curtains
  • Zipped Inner Dividers
  • Polycotton design - polyester 65% / cotton 35%
  • Sewn-in groundsheet
  • Three-zone design
More Information
ManufacturerVango Airbeam
Tent CollectionVango Airbeam Collection
Year of Manufacture2021
Berth5 Man

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.

ColourCloud Grey
Doors1 Front Door / 1 Side Door
Flysheet FabricPolycotton Fabric, 65% polyester / 35% cotton

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.

Fabric DenierPolycotton (35% Cotton / 65% Polyester)

Denier - a measurement used to determine the thickness of the tent flysheet. It relates to the fibre thickness, or thread counts used. The thicker the fabric, generally the stronger, and more durable the fabric will be. The denier really reflects the lifetime to be expected of the tent, and how quickly, it will be affected by UV Degradation.

Groundsheet FabricDouble-coated polyethylene
Inner FabricBreathable "Midnight" polyester inner tent
Window FabricDiamond Clear PVC Windows
Fire RetardantYes

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)210 Tall / 200 Lowest
Length (cm)705
Width (cm)380 / 480 with side pod
Pack Size (cm)L82.0 x H54.0 x W54.0cm
Weight (kg)52.800

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. Bedrooms1 Bedroom
Bedroom Dimensions (cm)380 * 210 (zipped divider)
Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)220 * 210
Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)140 * 210
Floor Dimensions705 * 480
Pitching OrderPeg the corner, then inflate the beams, and add the side brow pole
Poles or AirVango AirBeam™

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 compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.

Number of Poles / Beams5 Airbeams / 1 Brow Pole (Alloy)
Pitching Time12 - 15 Minutes
Pitching Area (cm)750 * 500cm
Recommended UsePerfect for the avid family camper, requiring lots of living space, a cotton design, and a roller bag for easier convenience.

Sentinel Signature Fabric Specifications:

  • Water Resistant - treated to repel water.
  • Climate Control - breathable fabric helps negate condensation.
  • Technical Lightweight Cotton
  • Soft Handle - premium luxurious feel.
  • UPF50+ - sun protection from harmful UV rays.
  • ColourLok - aids the colour retention of the fabric, so it fades to a similar colour.

Elite Tent Features

  • Sentinel Signature - Polycotton fabric
  • TBS II - Tension Band System
  • Midnight Inners - darker bedrooms for a better night's sleep.
  • Pre-angled beams for a larger internal space
  • Full Webbing Storm Straps
  • Airbeam - for easier pitching
  • Smart Pack Roller Bag included
  • Pump with Gauge included
  • High and Low Level Ventilation
  • Side Pod for added storage
  • Diamond Pro Windows - 67% more light into the tent.
  • Superbeams - offer a stronger beam inside the tent.
  • Fully sewn-in waterproof groundsheet in living space.
  • Pre-attached front awning.
  • Covered Side Entrance for a rain safe entry to the tent.
  • Double-zip door - for flexible entry points.
  • Mesh Doors to Front and Side of tent for added airflow.
  • Mesh Internal Windows aid airflow through the tent.
  • Skytrack II - run along the roof panels of the Airbeams and are ideal for hanging accessories to the tent.
  • Multiple cable entry points, with high access points for electrical cables.
  • Living Area pelmet pockets - for storing items in the living space.
  • Bedroom pockets for storing valuables. 
  • Generous King Sized Bedrooms offer comfortable sleeping quarters.
  • Zipped Inner Dividers for greater privacy in the sleeping compartment.
  • Zipped Window Curtains - for privacy in the living space.
  • Clear Access bedrooms, prevent tripping hazards.
  • Double section living space
  • Airzone Panel - for greater airflow throughout the tent.

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