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Subject Topic: Vango Calisto V Coleman Da Gama Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by Roxy1 on 07/4/2013 at 9:55pm
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I've been planning on getting a Vango Calisto for this summer, but have just seen the new Coleman Da Gama range. Both seem similar design. I think the Da Gama's are new for 2013 so there will be no reviews.

Just wondering if anybody has got an opinion on either these tents

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Very similar tents so buy on features such as how many vents, windows, mesh panels etc.
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Just got a Da Gama 5 but cannot get out to test it until 14/6 but will post a review as soon as I have used it.

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They look very similar to me also.

We bought the Vango Calisto 600 2012 in moss green in the winter for 135.00 so for the money the tent is great. No major issues with it, poles can be a little bit of a problem pulling them apart when striking the tent.

Pretty straight forward pitching the tent ( our first pitch was in winds and gusts a no no), I think the blue version is discontinued so make sure you can get the tent and matching canopy.

I mention the canopy as it is large, roomy and makes this tent, I would go with what you can get for the best value.

 



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I have to say i'm a fan of Vango but the front awning fits better on the Coleman..
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Just bought the Vango Calisto 500. Only put it up in the garden so far, but very impressed.

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Quote: Originally posted by Cross Camping on 03/6/2013
I have to say i'm a fan of Vango but the front awning fits better on the Coleman..
Gary Cross
I have not seen the Coleman, I must agree with you there Gary, the Calisto does fit fairly well with some gaps, but it was our first pitch...an improvement on the Vango Icarus 500 2009 canopy though.


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