Vango Somerton 650xl Tent (2020)
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.
|Tent Collection||Vango Family Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2020|
|Berth||6 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||1 Front Door (with mesh panel) and 1 Side Door|
|Flysheet Fabric||Sentinel 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 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||Double-coated Polyethylene groundsheet, 10,000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Polyester Inner with Midnight Darkened Fabrics|
|Window Fabric||PVC Windows on Exterior / Mesh Windows on Interior|
|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|
|Pack Size (cm)||75 * 42 * 38|
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)||420 * 210cm - Overall|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||210 * 140cm|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||210 * 160cm|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||210 * 120cm|
|Floor Dimensions||725 * 440cm|
|Poles or Air||Fibreglass |
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||5 Main Poles / 1 Side Brow Pole|
|Pitching Time||30 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||750 * 475|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for family campers wanting a durable, reliable family tent with plenty of living space.|
Poled Tent Sentinel Dura Features
Poled Tent Sentinel Dura Specifications