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Vango Somerton 650xl Tent (2020)

Special Price £599.00 Regular Price £700.00
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A new tent to the collection, the Vango Somerton 650xl is a large, six-berth family tent, in the Sky Blue colour, packed full of innovative Vango features.

The Vango Somerton 650xl Tent (2020) is a three-zoned family tent, with a double-sectioned living space, and a sleeping space with Midnight bedrooms, designed to completely minimise early morning light, enabling a better night's sleep. The main living space has a fully, sewn-in groundsheet with a front door (with mesh panel) and side door entry via the rain-safe side door. The living space has great comfort, protecting from the elements such as the wind, rain and bugs. The front porch area is an ideal storage space, or an area to keep muddy boots, wet clothes or equipment. The tent features plenty of mesh ventilation, one front door mesh panel, and large window mesh on the internal windows, which help to alleviate the effects of condensation. Furthermore, Vango have used their Sentinel Dura 70 Denier Fabric with a 4000mm waterproofing, designed to be 30% stronger than a regular 70 denier tent. Also, the tent is treated with ColourLok technology, which will slow the fading of the tent fabrics.

  • Midnight Bedrooms - much darkened bedrooms aid a better night's sleep.
  • King Sized Deluxe Bedrooms - 210cm Depth.
  • Three-Zone Tent - perfect for family campers.
  • AirZone Panel - increases the airflow throughout the tent.
  • Covered Side Door - allows entry into a rain-safe door in the event of rain.
More Information
Tent CollectionVango Family Collection
Year of Manufacture2020
Berth6 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.

ColourSky Blue
Doors1 Front Door (with mesh panel) and 1 Side Door
Flysheet FabricSentinel Dura 70 Denier 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 Denier70 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 FabricDouble-coated Polyethylene groundsheet, 10,000mm
Inner FabricBreathable Polyester Inner with Midnight Darkened Fabrics
Window FabricPVC Windows on Exterior / Mesh Windows on Interior
Fire RetardantYes

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)725
Width (cm)440
Pack Size (cm)75 * 42 * 38
Weight (kg)30.20

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. Bedrooms1 Bedroom
Bedroom Dimensions (cm)420 * 210cm - Overall
Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)210 * 140cm
Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)210 * 160cm
Bedroom 4 Dimensions210 * 120cm
Floor Dimensions725 * 440cm
Poles or AirFibreglass

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 / Beams5 Main Poles / 1 Side Brow Pole
Pitching Time30 minutes
Pitching Area (cm)750 * 475
Recommended UsePerfect for family campers wanting a durable, reliable family tent with plenty of living space.

Fabric Specification

  • Sentinel Dura 70 Denier Fabric
  • 4000mm Waterproofing
  • Fully Factory Taped Seams
  • Weight 68 g/m2 - optimised pack size and weight.
  • Durable - 30% stronger than regular untreated fabric.
  • Fire Retardant Fabric
  • Sun Protection UPF30+
  • ColourLok - Slows UV degradation / fading

Poled Tent Sentinel Dura Features

  • Lantern Hanging Points - conveniently positioned in the living / bedroom areas.
  • Sewn-in Groundsheet - a true sewn-in groundsheet with D-Doors to prevent bugs from entering the tent.
  • Mesh Front Door and Windows - allow the tent to breathe, reducing condensation.
  • Patented Vango Tension Band II System - aids strength of tent in windier conditions.
  • Bedroom Pockets - allow essentials to be stored in sleeping area.

Poled Tent Sentinel Dura Specifications

  • Powerflex Fibreglass Poles - creates strong, yet lighter weight tent structures.
  • Vango Airzone - a unique ventilation system, allows airflow through the tent.
  • Clear Access Bedrooms - a wider opening to bedrooms for easier access, also no-step into sleeping compartments.
  • Midnight Bedrooms - darkened bedrooms ensure a better night's sleep in a breathable inner tent.


  • King-Sized Bedrooms offer 70cm space per person
  • Pre-attached front awning, an ideal storage area.
  • Covered Side Door for easier access into the living space.
  • Vango Fibreglass Poles - provide a solid, secure structure.
  • Airzone Ventilation will allow a reduction in condensation - to add comfort to the camping experience.
  • Mesh door to front to increase ventilation

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