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Vango Lumley 500 Air Tent (2020)

Special Price £479.00 Regular Price £540.00
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The Vango Lumley 500 Air has an extended living area and canopy, designed to provide plenty of space to unwind and relax - perfect for weekend camping or festival goers wanting a larger tent, with plenty of living space. Furthermore, the Nightfall bedrooms really help to reduce the early morning light, allowing for a better night's sleep.

A replacement for the outgoing Amalfi series, the Vango Lumley 500 is a brilliant new, entry-level five-berth tent, with an Airbeam design for maximum convenience, allowing it to be pitched within ten minutes. The tent is most likely ideal for couples or a small family, with two queen-sized bedrooms, which have the Nightfall bedroom technology - designed to keep early morning light at bay for a better night's sleep. Furthermore, the tent has the Sentinel 70-Denier fabric, keeping it lighter in weight (17.00kg), whilst still providing perfect protection from the fair weather elements, with a 3000mm waterproof rating. The covered front entrance, acts as a socialising area, or an area to enter the tent if it is raining, without getting rainwater into the living space.

  • 1 Front Door with Mesh Panel
  • 70-Denier, 3000mm Waterproofing.
  • Front Fibreglass Pole - for canopy
  • Cable-Entry point
More Information
ManufacturerVango Airbeam
Tent CollectionVango Family Collection
Year of Manufacture2020
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.

Hydrostatic Head (mm)3000

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.

Doors1 Front Door with Mesh Panel
Flysheet FabricSentinel Active - 70 Denier Fabric (a lighter weight fabric)

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 Denier70 Denier (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 groundsheet
Inner FabricBreathable Polyester - Nightfall Design
Window FabricPVC Windows with toggled curtains
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)205
Length (cm)410
Width (cm)320
Pack Size (cm)L70 * W40 * H37
Weight (kg)17.00

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)210 * 300
Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)Bedroom 1: 150 * 215
Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)Bedroom 2: 150 * 215
Floor Dimensions410 * 320
Pitching OrderPeg the corners - then inflate the beams, insert 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 / BeamsThree Main Beams / 1 Front Pole
Pitching Time10 Minutes
Pitching Area (cm)450 * 350cm
Recommended UsePerfect for fair weather Spring - Summertime camping, offering a lightweight 5-berth tent, with a value for money price.

Sentinel Active Fabric Specification

  • 3000mm
  • Fully Taped Seams
  • Entry Level 70 Denier Fabric
  • Weight 62g/m2 - for a smaller pack size and weight.
  • Fire Retardant
  • UPF 30+

Experience Airbeam Specifications

  • Airbeam Design - strong and rigid structure.
  • PVC Windows with toggled curtains.
  • Clear Access Bedrooms - wider opening and easier step over.
  • Nightfall Bedrooms - offer a darkened bedroom, to reduce early morning light.

Sentinel Active Tent Features

  • Tension Band System - adds strength to tent structure in poor weather conditions.
  • High Visibility Guylines - easier to see in the dark.
  • Bedroom pockets for stowing items.
  • Cable entry point for mains electric access.
  • Toggled Privacy Curtains in living area, not porch.
  • Airspeed Valve for easier inflation / deflation.
  • Updated Diamond Clear Windows offer great views of surrounding.
  • Large Mesh Panels increase ventilation inside the tent.
  • Nightfall Bedrooms - Reduces early morning light.
  • Panoramic Windows - For enjoying the view.
  • Drop Down Doors - Perfect for pram and wheelchair access.
  • Queen Bedrooms - 60cm sleeping area per person, providing plenty of room to sleep.
  • AirZone Panel - Increases airflow into the living space.
  • Pre-Angled AirBeams - Achieve greater internal space than with a standard curve.
  • Extended Living Area - Plenty of space to relax and unwind.
  • Pre-Attached Front Canopy - Provides extra covered space, perfect for socialising.

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