Vango Kapalua 550xl TC Tent (2021)
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
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2021|
|Berth||5 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.
|Doors||1 Front Door / 1 Side Door|
|Flysheet Fabric||Polycotton 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 Denier||Polycotton (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 Fabric||Double-coated polyethylene|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable "Midnight" polyester inner tent|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC Windows|
|Fire Retardant||Yes |
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|
|Width (cm)||380 / 480 with side pod|
|Pack Size (cm)||L82.0 x H54.0 x W54.0cm|
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||1 Bedroom|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||380 * 210 (zipped divider)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||220 * 210|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||140 * 210|
|Floor Dimensions||705 * 480|
|Pitching Order||Peg the corner, then inflate the beams, and add the side brow pole|
|Poles or Air||Vango 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 / Beams||5 Airbeams / 1 Brow Pole (Alloy)|
|Pitching Time||12 - 15 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||750 * 500cm|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for the avid family camper, requiring lots of living space, a cotton design, and a roller bag for easier convenience.|
Sentinel Signature Fabric Specifications:
Elite Tent Features