Vango Stargrove II 450 Air Tent (2020)
New for 2020, the Vango Stargrove II Air 450xl is the perfect weekender tent, ideal for those wanting a little more space, at a value for money price. Including a three-zone design, with a 70-Denier polyester fabric, and an Airbeam design for quicker pitching.
Offering an entry-level Airbeam family tent, the Vango Stargrove Air 450xl, is the perfect couples or as a small family tent, with a Sentinel Active 70-Denier fabric, a sewn-in groundsheet and a 3000mm waterproofing. The tent offers great balance between functionality and value for money, with plenty of excellent features, such as the Nightfall darkened inner tents for a better night's sleep, and the Airbeam design for quick, and intuitive pitching. Furthermore, the Stargrove 450xl offers a double-living space, with a front enclosed porch area, and a sewn-in living space, with drop down side door entry - ideal for prams or wheelchair access into the main tent.
- Nightfall Bedrooms - reduce the early morning light into the tent.
- Large Living space - two living space areas.
- Airbeam design - aids quicker pitching and set down.
- Three-zone design
- Toggled curtains in living area of tent.
- Cable-entry point for mains electric access.
- 70-Denier Fabric, 3000mm Waterproofing (HH)
|Tent Collection||Vango Experience|
|Year of Manufacture||2020|
|Berth||4 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)||3000 |
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 / 1 Side Door|
|Flysheet Fabric||Sentinel Active - 70 Denier Fabric (a lighter weight 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|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Polyester Inner - Nightfall Fabric - reduces early morning light.|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC Windows with toggled curtains (living space only)|
|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.
|Pack Size (cm)||L80 * W43 * H43|
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||2 Bedrooms|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||280 * 210cm|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||Bedroom 1: 140 * 215cm|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||Bedroom 2: 140 * 215cm|
|Floor Dimensions||600 * 300|
|Pitching Order||Peg the corners of the sewn-in groundsheet, and inflate the Airbeams.|
|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 compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Pitching Time||10 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||620 * 320|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for fair weather camping during the nicer camping months, ideal for couples or smaller families.|
Sentinel Active Fabric Specification
Experience Airbeam Specifications
Sentinel Active Tent Features