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Opera 500 Tent
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Vango Opera 500 Tent (2017)

Quick Overview

New to the 2017 range, the Vango Opera 500 tent provides plenty of space to sit and relax at a reasonable price, with the handy addition of a pre-attached front extension to increase the living area.

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Regular Price: £220.00

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The Vango Opera 500 tent is a reasonably priced, smaller weekend tent with a tunnel design and pre-attached front extension, providing ample space for sitting and relaxing. The tent is packed with Vango technical features with convenience in mind, such as storage pockets, a lantern hanging point and a FastPack bag for easy set down. Weather resistance is provided by Vango's Tension band system, which helps keep the tent stronger in the windier conditions, and the tried and tested Protex 70D 3,000mm polyester flysheet.

  • Sleeps 3 - 5 people
  • Pre-attached front canopy for added shelter -  a great place to relax or prepare food.
  • Perfect for adventure camping and festivals
  • Two Doors - one front and one side door
  • Riser groundsheet keeps the elements at bay
  • Height of 175cm

Additional Information

Manufacturer Vango
Tent Collection Vango Adventure Collection
Year of Manufacture 2017
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.

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.

Colour Apple Green
Doors 2 - one side and one front door
Flysheet Fabric Protex 70D 3000mm polyester

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
Inner Fabric Breathable polyester
Window Fabric Diamond Clear PVC
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) 175
Length (cm) 445
Width (cm) 320
Pack Size (cm) 70 x 26
Weight (kg) 11.34
Pole Bag Weight (kg) No
Skin Double

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) 330x210
Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm) No
Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm) No
Bedroom 4 Dimensions No
Floor Dimensions 445 x 320
Pitching Order No
Poles or Air Powerflex® Fibreglass

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 4
Pitching Time 15
Pitching Area (cm) 475 x 350
Recommended Use No
  • Double Entry: Front and side door access to porch.
  • Large non closable vents: Increase ventilation whilst reducing condensation.
  • Lantern hanging point: Light fitting for inner tent.
  • Reflective webbing: Reflects torchlight for visibility.
  • FastPack tent bag: Large opening and compression straps for convenience. 
  • Weather tested by certified test centre: Meets European Standard EN5912.
  • Tunnel structure: Maximum space.
  • Large pre-attached front extension: adds further living/storage space.
  • Riser Groundsheet: Additional protection for porch area.
  • Inner storage pockets: Helps organise essential items. 
  • High visibility guylines: Visible in low light conditions. 
  • Bathtub inner groundsheet: Completely waterproof base with taped seams. 
  • 3000mm hydrostatic head.
  • Diamond clear PVC windows.
  • Fire Retardant fabrics meet
  • European EN5912 safety standard.
  • Lights out inner tent. Powerflex fibreglass.
  • TBS II Tension Band System
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