The Vango Stargrove 600xl Air Tent is the perfect starter family tent, offering a 70 Denier, three-zone tent, which offers value for money, exceptional living space and sleeping space. The Stargrove Air 600xl is very quick to pitch, using the unique Vango Airbeam system, allowing the tent to be pitched in minutes, without any family arguments. The Stargrove Air has plenty of living space, with a front enclosed awning, a sewn-in living space and a large inner tent, which can be split into three bedrooms via the use of toggled dividers. The front door has a full mesh panel, with mesh windows to aid ventilation and help to reduce condensation often found in polyester tents.
|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 with mesh panel on interior front door / 1 Side Door|
Vango Sentinel Polyester 70 Denier Fabric, 3000mm
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||Polyethylene Sewn-in Groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Polyester inner fabric, with toggled divider|
|Window Fabric||PVC Windows with exterior windows|
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)||205 Tallest / 190 Lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||L80 * W46 * H46|
|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 three bedrooms via toggled dividers|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Pitching Order||Unroll the tent, peg the four corners and inflate the tent.|
|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||4 Main Airbeams / 1 Rear Pole|
|Pitching Time||12 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||690 * 380|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for the family wanting value for money, but lots of usable living space. Ideal for Summer camping experiences.|