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Vango Airbeam
Rhapsody 800xl Tent
Rhapsody 800xl Tent Rhapsody Floorplan Sewn-in Groundsheet Airbeam System Tension Band System II 2 Year Warranty

Vango Rhapsody 800xl Tent (2016)

Quick Overview

The Vango Rhapsody 800xl polycotton family tent is a new Airbeam tent for 2016, which offers a sublime shelter with a quick pitching system, and top of the range materials, to ensure the tent can cope with a variance of weather conditions.

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Regular Price: £1,500.00

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The replacement tent for the Euphoria 600, the new Vango Rhapsody 800xl is a luxurious polycotton Airbeam tent, which is quick pitching, and can be pitched within 12 minutes. The Rhapsody is an unrivalled in size, with a three zone system, complete with sleeping compartment, a sewn-in living area and a front enclosed awning, perfect for the family wanting the ultimate glamping experience. Furthermore, the Rhapsody uses a lighter weight of polycotton, which reduces the overall tent weight (46.50kg) (a problem common with polycotton tents), whilst the New Superbeams, are designed to offer a solid and reliable tent structure, and also maximise headroom within the tent. Perfect for the hardened camper, wanting the top of the range tent, which will last longer, and offer more protection from the elements, than its polyester counterparts.

  • Share dimensions with Rivendale 800, and shares the same accessories, such as the carpet and footprint.
  • Polycotton tents are more ideal for warmer climates, as they repel the heat when compared with polyester
  • Cotton is naturally more waterproof than polyester
  • New Superbeams ensure the tent structure is solid and reliable
  • King Size Bedrooms - 70cm per person
  • Carrybag does not have wheels.

Additional Information

Manufacturer Vango Airbeam
Tent Collection Vango Airbeam Collection
Year of Manufacture 2016
Berth 6 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) No

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 No
Doors Two Doors - One Front and One Side Door
Flysheet Fabric ProTex 200g - 65 / 35 cotton / polyester flysheet

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 Oxford Weave Groundsheet - the highest quality of groundsheet available
Inner Fabric Breathable Polyester / Cotton inner tent, with pelmet and zipped divider in main compartment
Window Fabric Diamond Clear PVC windows offer sublime views of local surroundings
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) 220cm max / 205 cm lowest
Length (cm) 730
Width (cm) 440
Pack Size (cm) 78 * 48 * 47
Weight (kg) 46.40
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 2 Bedrooms
Bedroom Dimensions (cm) 275 * 210 - with zipped divider
Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm) 210 * 140
Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm) No
Bedroom 4 Dimensions No
Floor Dimensions 730 * 440cm
Pitching Order No
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 compated to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.

Number of Poles / Beams None
Pitching Time 12 Minutes
Pitching Area (cm) 730 * 440cm
Recommended Use Spring to Summer family camping - the polycotton material will allow the tent to perform in more diverse weather conditions, whether it be warm or cold
  • Fire Retardant fabrics - EN5912 tested
  • Tension Band System - stops the tent from being compromised by the stronger winds - as you can tension the tent off, and ensure it is structurally sound if the weather turns awry.
  • Mesh PVC Groundsheet - using Oxford Weave materials - for a higher quality of groundsheet
  • Full sewn-in groundsheet in the living area- adds to the comfort of the tent, and stops colder draughts from entering the tent
  • Polycotton flysheet - ideal for camping in warmer conditions, as it will keep the temperature inside the tent cooler
  • Polycotton is far more durable, and allows the tent to be used through more seasons, and at different times of the year.
  • Thicker Super Beams to cope with added weight of polycotton
  • Rigid, pre-angled beams create a strong and solid structure
  • Quick and easy to pitch thanks to Airbeam system
  • Inner Tent pockets for stowing items inside the tent
  • King size bedrooms - allow 70cm per person in width
  • Airzone - High and low level vents allow plenty of air into the tent
  • Zipped privacy curtains on all main windows
  • 360 night time reflection points - allow the tent to be seen in the dark
  • High visibility guylines - stop you tripping over.
  • Cable entry points with tidies for a mains hookup unit
  • Easy pack cary bag - allows the tent to be easily packed away - 15% more material - for 50% more packing space.
  • Plenty of lantern hanging points
  • Line-lok guylines
  • Webbing storm straps for added stability in bad conditions
  • Zipped inner in the main bedrooms, adds more privacy
  • PE Bathtub Groundsheets
  • Double living space
  • Polycotton inner tent - for added comfort in warm and cool conditions
  • Factory taped seams - for waterproofing
  • Tent tidy - for keeping the tent tidier
Features No

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