The NEW Vango Orava 500xl tent is a superb family tent, with three rooms, making it an adequate choice for the family camper wanting a versatile family tent, with plenty of living space. The Orava 500xl features the sewn-in living space, the ample sized front porch, and a sleeping area, which can sleep five in a (3+2) configuration. The original design of the tent was not as spacious as the new 500xl Orava, which now boasts 11.4 square meters of living space and 7.3 square meters of auxiliary porch space.
|Tent Collection||Vango Family Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2017|
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||1 Front Door and 1 Side Doors (1 side door has a mesh panel)|
70 Denier, polyster fabric, with Protex 4000mm
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||Polythylene Groundsheet, 10,000mm waterproof level sewn-in groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester inner tent|
|Window Fabric||PVC Windows - Diamond Clear windows with toggled privacy curtains|
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 tallest / 200 lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||L70.0 x H36.0 x W40.0cm|
|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||1 Bedroom|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||360 * 210 (splits into two compartments - with toggled divider)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||730 * 380|
|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 Poles / 4 Main Poles and 1 Front Porch Pole|
|Pitching Time||20 - 30 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||800 * 500|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for smaller families or groups wanting a spacious tent, with a wet room, a dry living space and ample sleeping quarters, with full standing height.|