A core part of Vango's impressive range of introductory tents, the Winslow 500 achieves high standards of materials and features for a budge price. All the core necessities feature to enable those trying out camping, or those on a more constrained budget, to enjoy the outdoors. The living area allows for ample headroom, whilst diamond clear windows, a mains entry point and a 70 Denier protex flysheet bring quality that would be more typically associated with a more expensive tent. The easy to pitch tunnel design and 3000mm waterproofing ensure that your trips remain stress free. Furthermore, the tent also features a fully sewn-in groundsheet, with a flexible door step, which can be dropped to ground level to prevent children tripping over when entering the tent.
|Tent Collection||Vango Adventure Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2018|
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.
Vango Protex 70D Polyester 3,000mm
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 - fully sewn-in groundsheet, with flexible door step for wheelchair users and children.|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Polyester 180T fabric|
|Window Fabric||Diamond Clear PVC Windows, with external 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.
|Pack Size (cm)||73 x 30 x 30|
|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)||300 x 210|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||465 x 320|
|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||3|
|Pitching Time||15 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||495 x 350|
|Recommended Use||Weekend camping or adventure camping, ideal for those wanting full standing height, ample living space and a quality tent at a budget price.|