Vango Rome 550XL Air Tent (2020)
Perfect for family campers wanting a tent for shorter or longer camping holidays, with an Airbeam design for easy-pitching, and a spacious design for socialising. Bound for success and popularity, manufactured in the stunning Sky Blue colour, with Midnight bedrooms, which are as close to Blackout bedrooms as Vango offer within their tent collection.
The Vango Rome 550xl tent is brand new for 2020, offering plenty of perks, with the fantastic Airbeam technology for easier pitching, and the Villa Construction design, which offers plenty of living space. The spacious nature of the tent is combined with a side pod for additional storage, perfect for keeping the tent tidy. Manufactured using the 70-Denier Sentinel Dura fabric, for a more robust design. Perfect for smaller families, with a comfort rating of four people. Furthermore, the sewn-in groundsheet in the living and sleeping areas, offers plenty of protection from the elements, whilst the Midnight Bedrooms reduce early morning light to an absolute minimum, allowing for a better night's sleep.
- Sentinel Dura 70 Denier Fabric - 4000mm
- Three-zone Design
- ColourLok Fabric - reduces fading.
- Airbeam Design for easy pitching.
- Fully Sewn-in Groundsheet
- Mesh Door to Side of Tent
|Tent Collection||Vango Family Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2020|
|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)||4000 |
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||Split Front Door / 1 Front into Living Space / 1 Mesh Side Door|
|Flysheet Fabric||Sentinel Dura - 70 Denier Polyester Fabric |
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.
|Fabric Denier||70 Denier (Polyester) |
Denier - a measurement used to determine the thickness of the tent flysheet. It relates to the fibre thickness, or thread counts used. The thicker the fabric, generally the stronger, and more durable the fabric will be. The denier really reflects the lifetime to be expected of the tent, and how quickly, it will be affected by UV Degradation.
|Groundsheet Fabric||Sewn-in polyethylene groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Midnight Bedrooms - breathable polyester fabrics - reduces early morning light.|
|Window Fabric||Mesh Windows / PVC Windows with Toggled 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.
|Pack Size (cm)||L80 * W50 * H46|
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)||210 * 360|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||Bedroom 1: (140 * 210)|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||Bedroom 2: (210 * 210)|
|Floor Dimensions||715 * 370 * (100 Side Pod)|
|Pitching Order||Peg the corners of the groundsheet, and inflate the beams.|
|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||Four Main Tubes / 1 Side Pole|
|Pitching Time||12 - 15 Minutes|
Sentinel Dura Fabric Specification:
Excel Airbeam Specifications: