The Vango Solace 500xl is new for 2019, a luxurious technical polycotton tent, designed with quality in mind and greater climate control for the camper. Utilising the new Sentinel TC fabric, which is stronger than polyester, more waterproof naturally and offers greater breathability to reduce condensation. The tent has an Airbeam (Superbeam) frame, making it very quick and simple to pitch, but offering greater living space. The tent has a sewn-in living space, King-Size bathtub inners and a pre-attached front extension, ideal for storage space, cooking space and somewhere to sit of a warm evening.
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
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 2 Side Doors (all have mesh panels behind doors)|
Sentinel Exclusive Polycotton Fabric - 65% cotton / 35% polyester
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||Sewn-in polyethylene groundsheet, 10,000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Cotton Inner Tent with Zipped Dividers|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Pro Windows with zipped 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)||215 tallest / 205 lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||L80.0 x H57.0 x W60.0cm|
|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)||370 * 210 (can be divided into 2 via zipped divider)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||(210 * 210)|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||(140 * 210)|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||650 * 370|
|Pitching Order||Unpack roller bag, then peg the corners, and then inflate the beams|
|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||1 Pole / 4 Airbeams|
|Pitching Time||10 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||650 * 370|
|Recommended Use||Ideal for early and late season campers, who require a spacious five-berth tent made in a cotton fabric.|