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30 Reviews of the Airbeam Infinity 800 Showing 21 to 30 Page:
By: Upapalmtree Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2011 Rating: Date: 26/06/2011
UPDATE . Thought I would do a secondary review after a long weekends camping with wind and torrential rain, along with lovely sunshine too - so the full spectrum!
Tent has been perfect! Repaired puncture it had from first outing and tent remained perfectly solid, no leaks despite torrential rain for over 12 hours.
Cannot really find fault with it at all, love everything about it.
Its an amazing tent if you get one thats not faulty, for us well worth the money. Hope the next batch sent out for new buyers give more reliability than this first batch and enable more happy customers like me.
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By: Mark+kerry t Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2011 Rating: Date: 16/06/2011
We very daftly went out and bought a Airbeam 800 without reading any reviews, there simply wasnt that many out there to read as they were so new. I've since read a few and hear the problems people have had. Whilst I've not used yet I do have it up in the back garden and all I can say its still up and rigid and no leaks .And I've thrashed it with a hose pipe in all the weak points (windows doors etc) and the tent has remained dry, and so it should at nearly a grand with a awning.
What I will say if for that money there are quality issues, nothing more than attention to detail and improved materials. The idea is almost perfect however my advice is wait for the mk 2 version.
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By: Trine Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2011 Rating: Date: 13/06/2011
I have just returned from work 23.30 and found my new Vango tent half collapsed. I pitched it a few days ago in my back garden to make sure all was ok as some of the reviews were negative. It went up with ease but this evening the front beam had deflated which left the tent at an angle that allowed the wind to pass through the bottom part of the door effectively making it in to a giant balloon which in turn loosened the guide ropes. The wind is very strong tonight and I have only just managed to take the tent down on my own in the dark, wind and rain. From reading other reviews there are some serious flaws with this tent. It also leaked when it rained the night before last. I will be having a few telephone conversations on Monday morning with Vango and the stockist from whom I purchased the tent.
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By: Upapalmtree Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2011 Rating: Date: 12/06/2011
Received our 800 Airbeam and side canopy after reading the reviews so far and was worried. Decided to go away the same weekend - with rain forecast.
Pitched the tent (me and a girlfriend - hubbys were home) in 20 minutes (toilet break included!) felt like we were being watched by everyone on the site. Went up so easily, middle beams pumped up first, then on to the outer ones. Pegging down took its usual time and canopy was up easily too. I reckon it cut our total set up time in half.
I like the darker style of the tent inside, and love that the bedrooms are dark for the night. Lots of pockets everywhere and toggles for lights in the roof. I like the way there are 2 double pods that can be erected separately - our last tent didnt have that. Gives us the option of using the 2 joined doubles one end as a big double for us and a single double the other end for the kids and still have lots of living space.
Side Canopy a really good size easily able to fit our table and chairs, cooking stuff, sunchairs etc in, with a sloping door - not my favourite - I prefer a square canopy front but hey ho.
Poured with rain that night and all the next morning, not a leak in sight but one of our poles did deflate with a puncture which the OH is repairing now we are home. The deflation didnt affect the tent really at all as the other beams were rocksteady and maintained the structure.
One tip is to make sure you have enough puncture repair kit with you for a couple of punctures just in case and as soon as the pump gets hard work don't ever over inflate - I think thats what I did on this beam.
Taking it down . Well this was a joy! Unpeg and just unscrew the valves and its down instantly and packed away in I would guess less than 10 minutes.
All in all - love it! We didnt get the problems others have had, the only problem we did encounter I may have caused and we can repair like a bike puncture. With the canopy there's loads of space. Very happy.
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By: NeilC Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2011 Rating: Date: 04/06/2011
As others have mentioned the coloured tabs in ours are back to front. The 4 berth section has the centre rear clip missing and the front centre clip is completely different to all other? The two berths are too small and the rear yellow elastic is at full stretch. Ours also leaked and dripped from the window toggles. Two of the valves will not stay in by themselves and need a second person to hold in place while inflating. And finally the the bag is too small for the tent to packed away easily. If anyone from Vango reads this then try and defend 43 yrs of tent experience and still making a bag too small!
On the plus side it was nice and taught, easy to pitch and didn't need any additional air after 5 days.
Would I want another one and run the risk of getting a dud. No thank you.
Given a score of five for the plus points.
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By: Scoutchris Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2011 Rating: Date: 04/06/2011
I purchased the Airbeam 800 26th May and went to Barmouth 31st May for 3 nights. Putting up the tent was very easy until we tried to erect the bedrooms and found the colours on the bedroom did not match the inner so it was trial and error! There was lots of snagging on the mesh on the windows, which I feel should not be on a brand new tent! There was also a pegging point missing from one end of the tent. The middle beam kept on deflating, despite being the correct pressure (although the tent stayed up despite this) and we had to reinflate it morning and night. The entrance material is very high so easy to trip over when entering/leaving the tent and the zip kept getting stuck in the fabric when opening and closing. The concept of this tent is brilliant, however the quality of manufacture does not match the very inflated (pun) price! I feel that this was probably rushed out for the bank holiday without proper quality control testing! I have contacted world of Tents (also known as Outdoor world) were I purchased it. They only have a Monday to Friday opening as it was purchased online so I await their response to my comprehensive email first thing Monday. Overall I expected a higher quality and better finish for the very high cost of this tent
UPDATE: This is an update of this review. I returned my airbeam to WORLD OF TENTS in Warrington, with a comprehensive statement of the faults. They took my complaint seriously and said this was very unusual for a Vango Product. I informed them of other reviews. After several phone calls I received a full refund on to my credit card and an apology it had taken a week. 10 out of 10 for customer service. When I decide what tent to buy next I will certainly consider using them again.
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By: John,mel,3kids! Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2011 Rating: Date: 03/06/2011
This is my first tent review but I feel I need to write about the air beam, we picked up the tent 26/05 and went away 27/05 ,got to camp site and all was well, the 800 went up like a dream,looked good and was rigid in windy conditions, then we tried to put in the bedrooms! all colour coded backwards and when I tried to put a Vango double airbed in one of the double bedrooms it would not fit! so we had to take the flimsy 4 berth partition down and use the whole of that room for our double bed, the 2 separate bedrooms had a big ugly gap through the middle because the bedrooms again imo were too small!next, the door mesh had a 2' hole in it, and the other door had small holes in it which over time would turn into larger holes,
When I put the canopy up it was breezy and it was like a sail! I managed to peg it down but the roof part would just slide across the tent,after trying and trying I got it positioned properly and pegged it all out only to find one of the doubled up lashing points was not stitched in and was coming away,also where the roof of the canopy hit the roof of the tent it wrinkled the tent fabric which caused channels of rain to pour into the canopy! also the ground sheet for the canopy was a pathetic piece of tarpaulin which pegged out in the corners, not a bath tub style which it should be at this price point!this airbeam should have been made off the maritsa tent not the tigris 800. All in all this is an excellent idea flawed by rushing the tents through for the bank holiday, this is an email I received from Vango/// Hi,
Thanks for your mail.
All the Air beam tents have been wind tunnel tested under the same conditions that we test all our tents.
The tents have proved to be stable and secure up to 75 mph, however it is unlikely that you will experience these kinds winds when the tent is in actual use.
The side canopy does indeed have a sewn in groundsheet.
Hope this is of use.
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By: Cash17 Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2011 Rating: Date: 02/06/2011
We were very happy when we managed to purchase this tent and canopy a day before our hols! We pitched the tent in high winds really well it had loads of space for a family of five which we were really happy with, the canopy took a bit more effort but the winds were high and that went up quite well, the canopy was a brilliant plus added so much more space for us, however when it rained everything leaked, the windows in the tents the main middle beam a puddle was created on the floor, the water was coming through the floor the beam next to it
Also had a smaller amount of water, the canopy the skirt of the seams water poured through also the two main zips, Vango are now going to repair our tent which we are unhappy with after paying out so much money.
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By: Renagade Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2011 Rating: Date: 31/05/2011
I took the Vango 800 with side canopy away for the bank holiday weekend, the unit went up really easily, but the following morning two of the poles had deflated, I re inflated them an tightened the vents and they stayed up, the following day it was cold all the poles stayed up and the pressure was 5psi as per instructions. We then went out for the day and on return the main pole was deflated ,and the inside of the tent was very hot. On checking the pole we found that the inner and the outer tube had exploded leaving a 8 to 10inch tear in the pole, this was replaced from one in the side canopy (10 minute job). The following night it rained persistently and the following morning there where pools of water in the tent and the tent inners and the contents were all wet. The tent will be returned to Vango, the concept is brilliant but the actual goods (in My Case) did not live up to expectations.
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By: Broady69 Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2011 Rating: Date: 29/05/2011
Just managed to get my hands on my Infinity 800 and it's ace. Easy to pitch, stood up to the Bank holiday weather and I'm looking forward to campsite hopping in the up and coming months. The tent is provided in a trolley bag which makes it easy to transport from a trailer or vehicle if parking is not available next to your pitch. My wife is heavily pregnant at the moment and with a two year old son only available to help with pitching the tent the Infinity is a piece of cake. I am waiting to take delivery of the side canopy so will update you campers in due course.
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Going away with your family and friends, you want to get on with the serious business of enjoying yourself as soon as possible. Pitching your tent could not be easier or quicker than with the Infinity and AirBeam technology. This tent can be put up in minutes, with Vango’s patented TBS®ll system for additional stability in windy conditions. The AirBeam Infinity will bring a whole new level of enjoyment to your Vango camping experience.
No pole AirBeam creates a strong and rigid tent structure combined with a rapid, simple pitch. Peg the corners of the tent into place and then inflate the AirBeams using the Vango AirBeam pump (Supplied) and the tent will pitch itself! Double valves allow rapid inflation and deflation.
Flysheet: Protex® 6000 Embossed Polyester
Inners: Breathable 190T Polyester
Pitching: AirBeamTM As-One
Packed: 80 x 46 x 39cm
Inflation time: 5 mins
•TBS® II – Tension Band System
•Protex® 6000HH polyester
•Zip entry points at base - Allows easy access to inflating points
•Double entry Zippered access from front and side.
•All doors have full mesh
•Front and rear mesh vents with covers
•Orange reflective guylines
•Pre-attached guy lines with guy tidies
•Sewn-in polyester groundsheet
•Easy find inner clips
•Breathable fabric inner tents
•Vango Light reducing inner tents
•Part mesh inner doors
•Polyester inner groundsheets
•Fire retardant fabrics
•Storage Solutions - Hanging tent tidy, internal pockets and hanging loop
•Supplied in zippered, roller bag
•Vango AirBeam pump included
•Repair Kit included
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