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Tent Reviews: Vango Icarus 500

Tent and Awning Reviews Index  >  Vango  >  Icarus 500 Reviews

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Discontinued
5  (more 5 berth tents)
10.20 KG
£150.00
1
Fully Sewn-in
In one
Average User Rating:
8.4/10 from 243 reviews

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243 Reviews of the Icarus 500        Showing 141 to 150          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25  
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By: KerryH81  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 01/02/2011

I bought this tent in April 2010 and have used it 4 times. We bought the canopy after the first time we used it so we weren't sat outside in the wind at night and it was a Godsend. Nitpicking the only problem we can find with this tent is that we would have liked the room divide in the bedroom to be able to fasten on a bit sturdier but other than that it was definitely worth it's money
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By: Conneechiwa  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 24/10/2010

Quite happy with this tent so far. Plenty room for 2 adults, a 3yr old and the dog. Did have some condensation in the living area after a particularly chilly night. But it stood up to 3 days and nights of rain no problem. Looking forward to testing it out more next year as thats it away for the season now.
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By: AJE10  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 05/10/2010

Had our Vango Icarus 500 since April, used 5 times for long weekends in various weather and I would say it has been good value. Last trip one pole cracked slightly in the canopy but still usable. One person can pitch within half hour. The canopy is a must in wet weather if you want the doors open on the tent.
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By: Belibda1967  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 04/10/2010

After reading some comments on frayed seams I can say hand on heart that I have no problems with my Icarus. Brought it April this year and used it 3 times. I also have the footprint, carpet and the canopy which all put together make a really nice sturdy set up. Makes a good tent for 2 people with ample room but a bit cramped for the so say 5. Real easy to pitch and even better with the footprint. People need to remember that this is intended as weekend tent but will cope well with a week. I'm well chuffed with it and would recommend one to everybody.
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By: Arsengod  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 03/10/2010

Have had this tent 6 months now and what a great buy.

Nice large windows. Just returned from Dorset, 2 days solid rain, not a single leak. Easy to pitch, lots of storage pockets, very comfortable for 3 people not 5 as advertised. As stated from previous reviewer could do with light hook in living area, but would recommend this tent
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By: Cmoncymru  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 28/09/2010

Bought this in the spring,added carpet & canopy and must admit that the tent & canopy braved out a very exposed site in Devon (Stoke Barton) coped well with gale force winds & heavy rains.Don't think it's a 5 berth,probably 4 at a pinch,the sun canopy is huge,gives so much extra space,it was a bargain at £50.No trouble at all with condensation on autumn days/nights,well pleased with this ,our first tent!
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By: Aceselect  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 18/09/2010

Bought a brand new Icarus 500 for £89 by using price match with Go Outdoors, so a bargain was had.

I erected the tent only to find that there was a mis- stitched seam of approx 6 inches on the main door where the storm flap attaches to the main front door. I was not happy. There was also lots of long threads of cotton everywhere !. I re packed tent and took it back to go outdoors.

My second 500, dirty marks/stains on the inner bedroom. Thread pulls ( at least 8 )on the side mesh door and on the mesh vent on one of the bedroom doors, again, lots of thread pulls all over.

Overall very poor quality in my opinion, if you inspect closely you will notice many areas where stitching is right on the edge of the seams.

I cannot be bothered to take yet another tent back so have cleaned the inner bedroom as best I can and will live with the thread pulls on the doors.

That said, the size, layout etc makes for a great tent and at £89 was a bargain, but I think you get what you pay for. I did expect more from Vango though.
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By: Fuzzy37  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 16/09/2010

Bought this for £89.95 after Go Outdoors priced matched. Also got the carpet and foot print all for under £150! What a bargain! Pitched the tent in the garden and left outside for a couple of days in the rain, and boy did it rain! Also 20mph winds and gusts with torrential rain but the tent was bone dry inside.

Great living space and nice to be able to stand up in the bedrooms. There will be 3 of us using it and I think it will be comfortable.

Want to buy the canopy next. Really pleased with our purchase.
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By: Charliebubbles  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 11/09/2010

We are new to camping and bought this tent a few months ago. The tent and canopy stood up to everything North Wales could throw at us this week.

A great tent for short breaks and possibly longer ones.

However I would not class it as a five birth tent, you can fit four adults in but it is a tight fit.
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By: Adelowe  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 09/09/2010

We bought this as a weekend tent and think its great! we also bought the footprint, carpet and the brilliant front extension. Not sure how it would cope with any strong winds but it has been subjected to the usual British summer downpours without any problem.

At the end of the day you get what you pay for and we think this is bang on the money
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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.

Specification

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

Features

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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