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Tent Reviews: Vango Icarus 300

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3  (more 3 berth tents)
8.00 KG
Fully Sewn-in
In one
Average User Rating:
9/10 from 18 reviews

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18 Reviews of the Icarus 300        Showing 11 to 18          Page:   1   2  
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By: CW52  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 05/09/2011

Love this tent. Bought it just for the 2 of us away weekends. Plenty of space in both bedroom and living area. We can both have a seat in and still have room for bits and pieces. Main reason I liked this is the SIG. Other smaller tents sometimes don't have one and wind and rain gets in living area. We had our small heater on last weekend and it was so warm and cozy.
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By: RTS5  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 11/08/2011

This is a great tent for one or two people. I have no problem putting it up by myself and it goes up within 10mins (including guy ropes).

It is positively palatial when you are in it on your own but there is still plenty of room with 2 of you in it. The porch area is big enough to sit in with a couple of chairs and a small table.

If you get some poles you can also extend the front and side doors to give you a sun/rain canopy.

The SIG is a great bonus.

As it is the 2010 version it only has the fly screen on the side door but I don't really find that a major problem. Does still have a fly screen on the top half of the inner door.

I'm 5'5' and I can almost stand up fully in it, so no crawling around on your knees is required.

Packs away easily into the bag and is not too heavy, though probably not light or small enough for back packing.

Overall a great tent for that quick weekend get away or for a longer stay.
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By: Allyo4vintage  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 05/08/2011

It's a great little tent and we haven't had any leeks or problems with it. I would say when we had a some rain on our holiday when I wanted to cook food with the main door open the rain came into the tent and there isn't any pole to keep the door open or to give you a bit of shelter when needed with a little down poor. This was the same problem with the side door been open the water from the roof of tent runs in. So I'm now going to buy some pole to correct my problem.But over all it a great tent
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By: Camper Colin  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 19/07/2011

As mine's the 2011 model, it has mesh on both doors. It's quite easy to add the Vango Adventure Tarp to the front door, which allows the mesh to be used for ventilation without letting the rain in.

I've used this tent solo over a week of torrential downpours.

The tent did leak at the seam between the sleeping area and the living area, but there were only a few drips, so I can live with that at the moment.

The inside is cavernous when used solo, and it's a doddle to pitch and strike.
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By: Peppa73  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 17/07/2011

Perfect size for 2 adults & 1 dalmatian! Plenty of room when sat in living area.

Quick & easy to put up & take down. Bath tub bottom makes it insect & creepy crawlie proof in the bedroom which is always a plus. Would agree that a mesh front door would be an added bonus.

Had great weather but it rained ALL night on the last night. Tent held up pretty well but after 12 hours solid rain, drops started to come through living area. Would recommend spraying tent with waterproof spray to protect it. If it had rained all week, we would have had puddles in the tent! Overall though great value for money & perfect for what we need it for.
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By: Owdlad  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 12/01/2011

I wanted a tent that I could erect alone in minutes, put up in the pouring rain without getting the inner wet, stand storm force winds, sit in a full size chair with plenty of headroom, with a full sewn in groundsheet and did not cost an arm and a leg. I found one in the Icarus 300, its done all of these and more. I tour alone playing the Golf Courses in the North of Scotland and find a tent more convenient than a caravan. Regarding the problems with the front door on early Icarus models,the 2010 tent has a toggle fixed to the bottom of the door. No more leaks. A fly screen on the front door would be nice, but I can live without. If you want a ONE man tent, moving every couple of days in all weathers, and is warm, dry and secure, its got to be the Vango Icarus 300.
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By: Goosta  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 31/08/2010

We bought the Vango Icarus 300 for weekend get aways. Good storage area with great access options. Living area could have been a little longer as my head touches the inner tent when lying on the blow up mattress. Easy to erect and pack away. Has been tested against some pretty strong winds and it stood the test no probs. TBS tension band system for extra strengthening in adverse weather helped us out in the wind. All in all good value for money, but if you want standing space and a lot of room for two, go for the 400.
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By: Supa_noodle  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 24/05/2010

We've got a big Outwell tent and wanted a small un for quick weekend dashes to the peak district. So we bought one of theses last week for 100 from Towsure.

I wanted one with a fully sewn in groundsheet; one that we could get into and out of easily (without having to crawl); we could sit in with 'full size' chairs. It does all these comfortably. The groundsheet is a great barrier for bugs and the wind and the living area is a good size.

It's easy to erect and looks well made for the money - just 3 poles. It has a mesh side door but not on the front - would have been nice. We bought the king poles and guide ropes separately to create a porch out of the front door (about 10 extra) which is worth doing.

It's not been tested in bad weather but I'm not expecting any problems.
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Manufacturer's Description

The Vango Icarus 300 is a new size being introduced into the highly popular range for the 2010 season. The Icarus range is likely to prove even more popular in 2010 due to the fantastically simple 'as-one' easy to pitch system and the simple 3-pole no hassle construction will make it the most ideal of weekend tents.

The tent frame is constructed using Powerflex fiberglass poles, a Protex 2000 Polyester flysheet (2000mm hydrostatic head protection) and as is the norm these days, the groundsheet is fully sewn-in to keep out unwanted pests and draughts. The other key features of the tent include, as-one pitching, single 3-berth sleeping compartment (with no divider), TBS tension band system for extra strengthening in adverse weather (just like all the banks), 10,000mm HH internal groundsheet, side 'J' door with mesh double door, heavy duty continuous poles sleeves, storm skirts, pelmet with storage pockets, cable entry point, front door mesh vent, reflective webbing, 'Crystal Clear' windows (with internal covers), breathable fabric inner tent, parallel zipped front door can be used as a sun porch (porch poles not provided). Handled carry bag and repair kit included. Flame retardant throughout.

Dimensions: (Internal) 165+210 x 205cm
Height: (living area) 150cm
Weight: 8.0kg
Pack Size: 62x25x22cm
Colour: Ensign Blue/Bluebell

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