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Tent Showcase: Vango Icarus 500

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5  (more 5 berth tents)
10.20 KG
Fully Sewn-in
In one

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8.39/10 from 232 reviews

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By: Johnwillis  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 21/04/2009

I have just bought this tent for a week away, mainly as the previous tent we had was too big for our needs. I have used Vango before and love how simple the newer tents are to put up. I got the footprint with this tent too (custom groundsheet) and this makes pitching so easy.

Step 1: Lay out and peg groundsheet

Step 2: Feed poles from one side, clipping poles in on one side

Step 3: Peg in back of tent square with groundsheet

Step 4: Push poles and clip in other side, this will form the arc

Step 5: Pull the tent forward so it is taught and then peg in.


I have never been more impressed with a tent, the ground sheet is sown in, the compartments are already in. Basically all in one pitching!

Massive living area as shown in my photos, the sleeping compartment is capable of being split into 2 areas (hence the two doors) and there is ample room for 2 double air beds.

Throughout the tent I am able to stand up easily which is good I am 6'4' with a couple more inches available.

I am very happy with the tent and look forward to many many years of happy camping!
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By: Val-09  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 17/04/2009

Very good tent good living area and the sleeping accommodation is very spacious. The sewn in groundsheet is very good although the door can allow water to come in, if you are not very careful. Overall a very well designed tent and very comfortable. There is only the two of us and it provides us with ample space. I do think though that it may be slightly crowded with the maximum capacity of five.
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Manufacturer's Description

Icarus flew towards the sun and this tent is also aiming high. Easy to pitch, ‘as one’ structure with generous living area, this tent will create an ideal base for your weekend adventures. The Icarus provides a place to hide when the weather is poor or a haven to return to after a long day in the sun.


Flysheet: Protex® 2000 polyester, hydrostatic head 2000mm, tape sealed seams, Fire retardant
Inner: Breathable polyester with central divider curtain
Groundsheet: PE, hydrostatic head 10,000mm, Sewn-in
Poles: Poweflex fibreglass poles
Weight: 10.2kg
Pack Size: 72 x 26 x 26cm
Colour: Ensign/Bluebell


As one pitching simple and quick to pitch
Crystal clear windows allows maximum light into living room
Pre-attached guylines with guy tidies improves pitching and re-pitching speed
Reinforcement points extra strength on tension areas of the flysheet
Reflective webbing find your tent at night or in adverse conditions
Parallel zip door create a canopy for sheltered entry or shaded seating
Front over door mesh vents allow continual airflow to enhance comfort
Polyethylene 10,000HH groundsheet strong, sturdy, waterproof protection, Sewn-in
Comfort Colours darker over the bedroom for a restful nights sleep
Side Mesh Door allows door to be left open for insect-free ventilation
Heavy duty pole sleeves ensures even distribution of tension
Inner Pockets keeps those essentials close at hand
Handled carry bag for easy pack-and-go
Repair Kit for that unforseen tent emergency

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