The Vango Solaris 600 Airbeam tent is perfect for those wanting an inflatable six-berth tent, with a sewn-in groundsheet and a pre-attached front canopy for added living space. Furthermore, the tent is quick to pitch thanks to the innovative Airbeam system, which allows it to be erected within ten minutes. The sewn-in groundsheet in the living space provides protection from the elements and helps to keep the tent tidier. The pre-hung inner tent offers space for six, and has a toggled divider, which can make the space a 3/3 or be removed to make a larger sleeping compartment. Ideal as a family or group tent, the Solaris 600 is excellent value for money, and the pre-attached canopy gives a superb area for cooking or simply relaxing of an evening.
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2017|
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 with Mesh cover and 1 Rainsafe Side Door|
Polyester 70 Denier fabric, with 4000mm
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 Hydrostatic Head|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester inner tent|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC windows with toggled 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.
|Pack Size (cm)||L70.0 x H37.0 x W40.0cm|
|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)||360 * 210 (splits into two compartments)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||470 * 385|
|Pitching Order||Outer first, with pre-hung inner tents|
|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)||500 * 400|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for family campers in the Spring / Summertime looking for a simple-pitching tent with plenty of superb features.|