The Vango Longleat 800xl Air tent is a family tent, able to sleep eight people, in a tunnel style design with a difference. The Longleat 800xl Air is a vis-a-vis style tent, meaning the bedrooms are on opposite ends of the tent, and the living space is central to the tent's layout. Furthermore, the Longleat Air feature a sewn-in groundsheet, with a drop down side door. There is one mesh panel for added breathability and ventilation on the rear side door, this will help to alleviate the effects of condensation.
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
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 Side Doors, one front and one rear with full mesh panel|
Sentinel Active 70 Denier Fabric, Polyester, treated to 3000mm
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||Polyethylene Groundsheet, 10,000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Polyester inner tents|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC with toggled windows|
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)||200 tallest / 190 lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||L80 * W43 * H43|
|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)||240 * 210 (with toggled divider)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||240 * 210 (with toggled divider)|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||700 * 265|
|Pitching Order||Unroll tent, peg out the corners, open a side door, then inflate each beam.|
|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||5|
|Pitching Time||12 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||750 * 300|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for family camping during the warmer summer months, offering a versatile, quick pitching 8 berth tent.|