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Vango Airbeam
Solace 500xl TC Tent
Solace 500xl TC Tent Floorplan Signature Cotton

Vango Solace 500xl TC Air Tent (2019)

Quick Overview

The Vango Solace 500xl polycotton tent is perfect for smaller families or couples wanting a spacious cotton tent, with a quick-pitching technology. The cotton fabric ensures the tent is more versatile to whichever type of weather condition encountered, making it an ideal purchase for regular campers who camp throughout the Spring, Summer and into late Autumn.

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Regular Price: £1,550.00

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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.

  • Technical Cotton Design - 65% cotton / 35% polyester.
  • King-Sized Bedrooms - 70cm width per person.
  • Greater climate control - cotton is better in colder and warmer conditons.
  • Skylight Windows let more light into the tent.
  • Rollerbag makes tent more portable.
  • Three mesh panel doors adds breathability.

Additional Information

Manufacturer Vango Airbeam
Tent Collection Vango Airbeam Collection
Year of Manufacture 2019
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) 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 Nutmeg
Doors 1 Front Door and 2 Side Doors (all have mesh panels behind doors)
Flysheet Fabric 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 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) 215 tallest / 205 lowest
Length (cm) 650
Width (cm) 370
Pack Size (cm) L80.0 x H57.0 x W60.0cm
Weight (kg) 48.50
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 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 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 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.

Fabric Specification

  • Polycotton Fabric - 65% / 35% cotton to polyester.
  • Climate control fabric adjust to suit external temperature.
  • Fire retardant to ISO 5912
  • Soft, premium handle
  • ColourLok fabric, retains the colour of the fabric as it fades.
  • Side-Door access with rainsafe door, and mesh panel doorway.
  • Cotton fabric is more versatile to differing weather conditions.
  • Cotton fabric will need weathering before using. (apply water and allow to dry - ideally in garden with a hose pipe)
  • King-size bedrooms - allow 70cm of width per person
  • Built-in front extension is ideal for storage, cooking and relaxing of an evening.
  • Double-section living area gives lot of usable living space.
  • Skylight windows maximise light inside the tent.
  • Superbeam Airbeam construction gives a solid frame to the tent
  • Cotton is quieter fabric than polyester in the wind.
  • Easypack roller bag - easier to move the tent around once its out of the car.
  • Diamond Pro Windows with zipped privacy curtains.
  • Cable-entry points for electrical mains units.
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