The Vango Valencia 600xl Tent is new for 2019, an Airbeam design of tent offering a vast array of features, such as huge living space and a three-zone tent, for flexibility and more comfort for the family camper. The Valencia also has a rear entrance, with some storage space, making it unique in the market, and offering great storage space at the rear of the tent. Furthermore, the Emperor bedroom has a depth of 240cm, making it one of the largest bedrooms available, ideal for double camp beds, and more space in the sleeping quarters. Made in the new Sentinel 70 Dura fabric with Colourlok, which is a treated fabric, designed to last 30% longer than a regular 70 denier fabric, and retain its colour for longer.
|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, 1 Side Door and1 Rear Door|
Sentinel Dura 70 Denier Polyester, 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|
|Inner Fabric||Polyester Inner Tent with toggled inners|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC Windows with toggled privacy 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.
|Height (cm)||220cm Tallest / 205 Lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||L83 * W56 * H49|
|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)||410 * 240 (can be split into 3 Bedroom via toggled inners)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||750 * 450|
|Pitching Order||Unpack the tent, peg the 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||7 Poles / 6 Air / 1 Pole|
|Pitching Time||12 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||No|
April 01, 2019David from Yorkshire asked:
Q Does the front Door have a mesh panel?
A The front door does not have a mesh panel. However, the front window is a mesh panel, and the side door has a mesh ventilated panel.