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13 Reviews of the Kura 800        Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  
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By: Superdove  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 20/01/2014

Just purchased our Vango Kura DLX and I must say it's a awesome tent. Ours came in three bags, The tent, the pole bag and a footprint groundsheet bag.

This tent gets 10 out of ten for comfort, size and quality. Long camping trips are a breeze in this tent.

Would recommend two people to erect and dismantle, THATS ALL FOLKS!
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By: Achill71  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 01/08/2011

We have just returned from our second camp with this tent. It is our second tent and was purchased to give space for the children (two of them) to play when it is wet and for the adults (two of them too) to sit comfortably in the evening when it is too wet or windy. With no wind it is just about manageable for one person to pitch, but its time consuming. For two people it is very easy to pitch.

The tent holds a lot of air and I was very grateful that the children were on hand to help flatten it as I was taking it down.

I agree the comments that it can catch the wind and lift the groundsheet and we did find it difficult sometimes to sweep out as a result.

We love the space though. Room to move the kitchen in and out as we wished to. No need to take a gazebo for a weekend. Room for all our bits without tripping over anything and space to get things away from the walls when it threatens to be wet or windy so that they don't get wet or topple over.

All good.
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By: Steveandbex  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 18/06/2011

This is a fantastic tent - great value for money. We bought the carpet for the Kura 600 which is great as it makes a 'lounge' area and leaves the tunnel section as a kitchen area which is great for spills. We also bought the extension which finishes it off nicely, providing a dining room - again great for spills as no groundsheet in the extension. Only downsides for us were that the two pocketed areas broke (probably overloaded by us and fixed easily with duck tape) and, more importantly the main door zip broke (hence buying extension so we could still use front entrance). We took it back (1yr after purchase) and it was sent to Vango who put a new zip in immediately and sent it back free of charge. Fantastic service in this day and age - particularly as we couldn't even find the receipt! A superb, spacious tent for us and the 2 kids!
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By: Emjay100  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 04/08/2010

We bought this tent in July and are really pleased with our choice which was decided by the discounted price of £199 due to it now being discontinued. With three children we have enough space to be comfortable though could not imagine cramming in 8 people, 5 is enough. Just got back from a tip to Moray, Scotland where it rained very heavily and have to say the tent withstood all including very high winds. Yes the door does let in rain when opening but hey its camping and a bit of water at the door can soon be sorted with an absorbent mat.

Could not get the footprint for the 800 but managed to get one for the Kura 600 and we just add a small groundsheet to the front sections so all is covered. Bought lights to show guys at front as they are not fluorescent. The height is amazing and enables hanging tidies (IKEA) to be hung from centre pole to store kitchen stuff. Takes us about an hour to erect and take down but am sure we will get better, only downside is that as I am small I cannot erect it without my other half so leaves out camping without him! Its a light and airy, waterproof tent and definitely recommend it.
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By: Carolineplumb  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 30/07/2010

As per other reviews I cannot agree more. Have just returned from our first camping trip with an active 8 year old & a not so active 16 year old. There is so much room regardless of the weather & the bedroom pods are an excellent size. Took us about 1hr to put up & put down not bad for novices.

Only downside is the slopping door if wet & apparently Vango not making a canopy for this model. Does anyone know what one would fit?

Apart from that, excellent value for the money & will pay for itself very quickly.
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By: Helsybob  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 28/06/2010

We have a Vango Kura 800 DLX and used it for the first time in May/June for a week in France. We love this tent - big and roomy, easy to assemble, survived heavy rain with no leakages and looks good too. The only problem we had was with the footprint and as we didn't test it before we went! we found it difficult to match to the tent. Does anyone have any experience on how this fits? We also found that even though the back door opened giving lots of ventilation it doesn't come with a fly sheet and so we ended up with bugs galore - Does anyone know if you can purchase the sheets separately?
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By: Phek  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 20/06/2010

Brilliant tent - loads of room including head height. The sleeping pods are very spacious and plenty big enough for two or three to sleep in - has the great advantage of having the back door open too which also doubles up as a sleeping pod too. Lots of storage pockets, very easy to put up and having just returned from quite a windy weekend the tent stood up to the weather extremely well. Has a huge living area too which is great if the weather isn't too great and the kids want to stay inside - and cooking area near the front of the tent is very spacious too. Definitely pleased we paid for a decent tent and with the cost of holidays abroad and holidays in the UK (cottages, caravans etc) I can see the tent paying for itself over a very short space of time.
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By: Stutalk  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 12/03/2010

After 'borrowing' a tent from my sister in summer 2008 we decided that it was time to take the plunge and invest in something that will last a few years. We have two kids (9 and 10) who, as usual, refuse to sleep in the same room and after the miserable weather in Cornwall in 2008 we were looking for something with sufficient space to entertain on wet days.

After visiting numerous tent and camping shows we narrowed it down to the Kura 800 xl and a similar sized Outwell model but went with Vango because of the quality we had seen in my sister's tent. I am glad we did, the tent is well made, the seams are sealed excellently, the room inside is massive, we had two extra kids staying for our second week last year and it still felt excessive! The tunnel provides enough space for a kitchen set up on one side while a dining table for four can be set up next to it, still with enough space to walk around.

The bedrooms either side are very spacious and tall enough to allow you to stand to get dressed, (even if you may need to bend slightly) and they easily swallow a double airbed with space for a cupboard along one wall. The end bedroom is just big enough to allow our sons camp bed. The tensioning pole is a bit tricky to install at first, I found totally removing the extension part of the pole and then reinstalling it when the pole was in place easiest, and it make a very handy fastening point for LED lights along the tunnel part of the tent. The tent also benefits from plenty of windows and two tent tidies by the bedrooms. Although the vast amount of poles may well seem confusing at first both they and their corresponding pole sleeves are colour coded, making it very difficult to go wrong!

The drawbacks with this model are few, but one I found to be particularly inexplicable is the lack of pegging points and guy ropes along the walls of the tunnel. The benefit of having all that headroom is almost outweighed by the concerns when the wind picks up and lifts the ground sheet and pummels the walls inwards. Less worrying is the design of the front door which slopes inwards and will allow water in to the tent when raining (we had to continually wash and dry two large towels to put down on the floor in Newquay last year!). There is a lack of ventilation as well but opening both ends of the tent in fine weather soon sorts that out. The carpet designed for the tent is slightly too small although a pleasant touch on cold mornings.

We also bought a footprint which helps enormously by keeping the actual groundsheet of the tent clean, but more importantly with a tent of this size, allows you to plan where your tent will end up on the site ahead of getting the tent out and before it is fully up when you realise there isn't QUITE enough room to get your car on the pitch as happened to our neighbours.

All in all an excellent tent for a family holiday, even after two weeks we had not sewn the kids into their sleeping bags for peace and quite and we are all looking forward to our two weeks next to St Mawgan this July!
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By: Nj.france  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 07/03/2010

We purchased this tent in August 2009 and have used it twice so far. Watch the DVD before erecting, we even downloaded to Ipod which helped on our first time. It was relatively simple once done. Tension pole is quite awkward especially if you are small.

Very large living area, bedrooms will sleep as advertised but for space and comfort suggest use as a 5 berth, particularly for a main holiday.

Only true downside is the angle of the doorways as previously mentioned, lets rain in when entering/exiting.

I have contacted Vango to ask whether a canopy has been made for these and there is none. If anyone has any suggestions or have used a different canopy that fits would appreciate the heads up.

Also need a carpet and from other reviews the Vango does not fit well, anyone purchased another that is a good fit?

Overall, excellent quality tent and we are excited about using it camping in France this year.
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By: Craigs4040  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 24/07/2009

Huge tent, very high quality typical of Vango. Can be a bit tricky to erect the first couple of times, but you soon get the hang of it. The inside space is very comfortable and warm. Not sure about the 'steel tensioning pole though!
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Manufacturer's Description

The Vango Kura 800 DLX is an 8 man tunnel tent with side sleeping areas,ideal for families or groups requiring living space and sleeping areas. The steel and fibreglass structure ensures that the tent is both spacious and stable.

Features:
• 3000mm Protex polyester – Waterproof outer material
• Fire retardant materials for improved safety – Will not flare dangerously out of control
• Fully taped seams – Seams are pre-sealed to prevent water ingress
• Steel and Fibreglass polework
• Steel polework – Strong and rigid
• Powerflex fibreglass polework – Easy to use, durable, zero maintenance and easy to repair
• PE 5000mm groundsheet – Tough and durable
• Pre-attached guylines
• Flysheet first pitching – The waterproof layer goes up first so the inside of the tent stays dry
• Removable inner tents – Can be taken down to provide flexibility and give more living space during the day
• Ring and pin system – More secure way to fasten pole ends
• Adjustable tensioning system – Compensates for uneven ground
• Colour coded poles and polesleeves – Means you always know which pole goes where
• Fully built-in groundsheet – Dry, bug free camping
• Drop down groundsheet – Reduces trip hazard in door ways
• Breathable polyester inner tents – Breathable materials improve airflow and comfort
• Full mesh inner door – Variable bedroom ventilation
• Parallel door zips – Door can be used as a canopy
• Rain gutter zip covers – Directs water away from zips
• Cable tidy – Stops mains cable becoming a trip hazard
• Storage pockets – So you remember where you put stuff
• PVC windows – Allows light into tent
• Lantern point
• Repair kit included
• Vango lifetime warranty

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