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Subject Topic: A Vango Icarus size but in polycotton? Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by novicemummy30/7/2020 at 2:25pm
Outfit:  Outwell Niagara Falls     Location:  London Surrey
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My husband will go nuts if he knew I was posting this but I am after something I can't find!

We had a Vango Icarus 500 for 8 years which we upgraded last year to an Outwell Albany - a Blacks label tent but it's basically like an Icarus but with a side door canopy. Earlier this year I bought a Vango Rosewood on a steel of deal (under £300) as I was really keen to try a polycotton tent and loved it but just not the style of the tent. Does something exist about an Icarus size but in polycotton? I did once have a look in a display Karsten and while it was lovely, it was just too expensive!

All new polycotton tunnel style tents I've seen seem to be airbeam and cavernous and we just don't need one that big nor do I think we'd have the space for one that big storage or transport wise. Do poled polycotton tents still exist? I don't mind second hand but don't know what models to look for. Could anyone please point me in the right direction?! Thank you!

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Message posted by Mucker188430/7/2020 at 6:43pm
Outfit:  Karsten 350+Awnings &2x Kampa Classics     Location:  Derby.
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No idea what's on today's market, but seeing as you would consider second hand, keep a look out for a Kampa Frinton 4 Classic.
We have the Karsten now, and we've sold our Kampa Filey 6 Classic, but I have absolutely no intention of selling the Frinton... unfortunately for you!
Sadly not made anymore, but otherwise highly recommended, by me at least.

Slightly smaller than the Icarus 500 (Coincidentally our first tent, before we went for the Kampa classics!), but with the added bonus of a fully sheltered side door. We never once used the front sloping door.

We deliberately didn't bother with the front extension, as we already had the bigger 6 berth Filey, but that may be included, if any come up for sale?



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https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/tents/p/Kampa-Frinton-4-Classic/2035

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Message posted by novicemummy via mobile 30/7/2020 at 9:40pm
Outfit:  Outwell Niagara Falls     Location:  London Surrey
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Thank you Mucker1884 - Kampa is one I hadn't come across, I'd found some Outwells that are bigger.

I think I remember you posting way back about your Icarus 500 as we got ours about then too and it was lovely. I came across an old pic with ours only the other day with a toddler child outside it, he's now 10 how time flies!

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Message posted by john#mel#3kids! via mobile 01/8/2020 at 2:05pm
Outfit:   Vango inspire 600xl 5m bell tent     Location:  west yorks
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The vango utopia air 500 might be the right size for you, award winner 2019? Or highly recommended, not cheap but will last.

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Message posted by seanfdh01/8/2020 at 2:50pm
Outfit:  Robens Fairbanks Coleman Phad X3      Location:  North Devon
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Obelink Porto Ercole May be a bit bigger than you want. Nice tents though.

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Message posted by DeborahTurner via mobile 02/8/2020 at 12:46am
Outfit:  Vango Kalu Hypercamp Eldorado     Location:  London
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Came to suggest the Obelink tent as linked bu seanfdh above

Excellent tents (Obelink in general) and good value.

Message posted by Trip Hazard via mobile 02/8/2020 at 1:15pm
Outfit:  Vango Columbia 600     Location:  West Midlands
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Try typing in Outwell Bear Lake 4 Tent into a well known auction site. I always thought that the Polycotton Bear Lake and Montana Lake were great tents.

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Message posted by hicky70 via mobile 04/8/2020 at 10:46am
Outfit:  Coleman bispace and Vango illusion tc     Location:  Rochdale
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Google Vango Oakmere TC, poled tunnel tent. I had a serious look at them but it seems out of stock everywhere.
If you’re prepared to wait until next year it could be the one?

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Message posted by novicemummy04/8/2020 at 11:02am
Outfit:  Outwell Niagara Falls     Location:  London Surrey
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Thank you for the recommendations everyone, all really helpful. I have joined a few FB camping gear selling pages / groups so can keep an eye out for stuff, especially towards the end of the summer when folks might be selling for size upgrades etc.

Happy camping the rest of the summer if you have any trips planned folks!

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