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.
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2018|
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||Two Doors - Front and Side Entry|
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 – 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|
|Pack Size (cm)||75 * 45 * 44|
|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||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|
|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 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|
New 2018 Features
June 10, 2019Debbie Hendrick from West Richland asked:
Q where is it made
A The product is made in China.