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Vango Airbeam
Rivendale 800xl Tent
Rivendale 800xl Tent Floorplan 150 Denier 5000mm Waterproof Fully Seam-Sealed Sewn In Groundsheet Airbeam Tent 2 Year Warranty


Vango Rivendale 800xl Tent (2018)

Quick Overview

The Vango Rivendale 800xl is a quick pitching Airbeam tent, with superb living space and sleeping quarters, making it ideal for the larger group or growing family.

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Availability: In stock

Regular Price: £1,270.00

Special Price £999.00


The Vango Rivendale 800xl is a sublime eight man tent, which was new for 2016 but continues on for the new season with upgraded features, offering a comfortable, easy to pitch tunnel tent, which has three zones. A sleeping area, and living space with a sewn-in groundsheet and an enclosed front porch. The Rivendale is a slightly shorter version of last year's Illusion 800, but in the new, and stunning Sky Blue colour (The Illusion has been upgraded to 420 Denier since 2016 and has a rainsafe side door). The Rivendale is highly versatile to the end user's needs, sleeping six comfortably along the back wall, and has another bedroom inner by the front door. Additionally, the Rivendale has an excellent 150 Denier polyester fabric, which is waterproof to 5000mm.

  • Skytrack II - for hanging accessories like skyliners
  • NEW 3 in 1 Bedroom with two zipped dividers (have as one large bedroom or three smaller rooms)
  • Roof lights offer excellent light into main tent
  • 50% more mesh ventilation in living space to reduce condensation
  • Taller Airbeam pump for quicker inflation
  • Three Zone Tent - A sleeping area, a living area and a enclosed front awning
  • Sleeps upto eight people
  • Front and Side Entry for added convenience
  • Airbeam system for rapid pitching
  • 150 Denier fabric - 5000mm waterproof polyester

Additional Information

Manufacturer Vango Airbeam
Tent Collection Vango Airbeam Collection
Year of Manufacture 2018
Berth 8 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) 5000

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 Sky Blue
Doors Two Doors - Front and Side Entry
Flysheet Fabric Protex Polyester 150D

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 10,000mm polyethylene groundsheet (fully sewn-in)
Inner Fabric Breathable Inner Fabric
Window Fabric Diamond Clear PVC Windows with Zipped Curtains
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) Max 220 / Low 205
Length (cm) 730
Width (cm) 440
Pack Size (cm) 75 * 45 * 44
Weight (kg) 33.80
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 3 Bedrooms
Bedroom Dimensions (cm) 275 * 210 (with zipped divider)
Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm) 140 * 210
Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm) 140 * 210 - by front door - optional - can be left out if necessary
Bedroom 4 Dimensions No
Floor Dimensions No
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 compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.

Number of Poles / Beams 5 Airbeams (Pre Angled - for added stability and rigidity)
Pitching Time 12 Minutes
Pitching Area (cm) 750 * 450
Recommended Use Spring to Summer - great for large groups or the growing family - easy to pitch and versatile to end user's needs
  • Mesh secondary doors on all main flysheet doors, for ventilating the tent
  • Inner pockets in main tent and inner tent - for tidying the interior of the tent 
  • A full front awning, which encloses fully - a perfect area for food preparation or storage
  • Patented Tension Band Sysem II - for tensioning the tent down in the event of adverse weather conditions
  • Lights out inner tents - for stopping the morning light ruining your sleep
  • Zipped privacy curtains
  • 360 Reflection points on the tent - makes the tent easier to see in the dark
  • Cable entry point for a mains hookup
  • Easy pack carry bag - 15% more material - 50% more volume
  • King Size Bedrooms - 70cm p/p
  • Pre-angled beams for excellent strength and rigidity
  • Dual Entry - one front and one side door
  • Zipped inner divider - in the main inner - for added privacy
  • Airzone - high and low level vents
  • Fully taped seams - to keep the tent water tight
  • Pelmet pockets

New 2018 Features

  • Skytrack II system, a flexible hanging system, which allows easy attachments of lighting, skyliner and Skyhook bedroom inner tent.
  • NEW Expandable tent bag, much easier tent bag to pack away tent, with wider mouth opening
  • King Sized Bedrooms - generous sleeping compartments
  • Sky Track bedroom, allows optional inner to be hung in different areas of tent
  • 3 in 1 bedroom - the main bedroom is now one large 6 berth inner tent, which has zipped dividers to create 1, 2 or 3 bedroom compartments.
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June 10, 2019Debbie Hendrick from West Richland asked:

Q where is it made

A The product is made in China.

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