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Subject Topic: The Vango Orchy Appreciation Society
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Message posted by richardsracingmad28/9/2011 at 9:21am
Outfit:  Vango Cyclone 200+ Vango Orchy 400     Location:  Sussex
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I had a great time with the new Orchy 400, it is just the perfect size, with plenty of room. A big thumbs up from me!

We stayed at Climping Camp site, which has only been open for seven weeks. Everything was good there, and its a short walk to the Black Horse Inn, and the beach.

I have heard that maybe the Orchy will be discontinued next year, if that is true, it is a real shame.

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Message posted by PamJ28/9/2011 at 4:15pm
Outfit:  Boston400 Minnesotta6 Quechua     Location:  East Lancashire
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Got an Orchy 400 in 2009.  The first time I used it it blew every way possible as the wind kept changing direction .  It did survive with many extra  guy ropes fastened on with clingons but I never felt safe enough or confident enough to use it again.  This summer I gave it to my daaughter (how kind of me ) and the same thing happened despite parking car as a wind break in front. An elderly couple had a 600 a few yards further on than us and they gave up and left a couple of hours before ours gave up the ghost .It went lock stock and barrel into the bin.  Would not want another experience like that  !   

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Message posted by niclisem28/9/2011 at 4:52pm
Outfit:  Vango Orchy 600 Vango Amazon 600 V     Location:  Bolton
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PamJ. I know this doesn't help matters but Vango redesigned the front poles on all later models to stop your problem from happening.

For that it's worth my Orchy600 stood up to 75 mph gusts earlier in the year at Watersidehouse Farm on the shores of Uleswater. My wife and I watched in horror as several tents blew away, but our Orchy stood firm, not a tear or broken pole in site.

In my opinion no other manufacturer can touch Vango for durability vs cost.

Message posted by PamJ29/9/2011 at 6:42pm
Outfit:  Boston400 Minnesotta6 Quechua     Location:  East Lancashire
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Its all water under the bridge now.  I only had Outwell tents till the Orchy and I'm back with Outwell now < a Minesotta 6 with Canopy,  happy to stay with Outwell although my weekend tent is an Easycampl Boston 400 , thats stood up to some winds.  PamJ


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Message posted by Arty-Andy23/4/2012 at 10:04pm
Outfit:  Vango Orchy 500 laurel     Location:  Nottingham
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Hi
does anyone know where I can get an Orchy 500 (2010 model) in Laurel front canopy?
looking all over the net and struggling to find one.
Cheers
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Message posted by fizzymix124/4/2012 at 10:06pm
Outfit:  Vango Orchy 500 with Enclosed Canopy      Location:  Leicester
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Hi Andy try jr Leisure I just got a blue one they asked what colour I needed so maybe have the year you require and colour it's worth a try. The link is http://www.jrleisure.co.uk/searchresults/processsearch/Vango+Orchy+500+canopy/0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0/1.

They are based in Leicester but do deliver and also have an ebay store. Hope they can help you.

Message posted by Happy2Camp06/6/2013 at 12:57pm
Outfit:  Vango Orchy     Location:  Stockport
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I am sooo in love with my new Vango Orchy 500 :)  Have now bought the footprint and carpet and cant wait to try these out on the next camp.  Looking for an extension or canopy to fit if anyone knows where I can find one :)

Vicky

 



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Message posted by sazza4223/3/2015 at 9:35am
Outfit:  Outwell Nevada Vango Spectre & Theta     Location:  None Entered
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Is anyone out there still using their Orchy tent?

Our Orchy 400 has finally given up the ghost after years of good, solid service. It's been through weeks of torrential rain, 40+ degree heat & freezing temperatures & has coped with it all brilliantly. It has been a fab tent - easy to put up, nice & stable & just the right size for us.

However, we've ended up with leaks in the groundsheet & along the dome roof seams. Really sorry to see it go as it was a fab tent but looking forward to using our new tent - an Outwell Nevada MP which we bought yesterday.

What tent did you all go on to after an Orchy if you've moved on?


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