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Tent Reviews: Vango Venture 500

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7.88/10 from 68 reviews

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68 Reviews of the Venture 500        Showing 61 to 68          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7  
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By: HappyCamperAJCW  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 29/05/2008

We bought this tent at a very reasonable price, as novice campers, for our first attempt. Very simple to pitch and quite a good size. Living area is quite limited but bedroom space is very good.

Only reason for lower rating is that we only managed one nights stay in the tent. We came up against what I would describe as average winds and the tent did not survive, the whole of one side was flattened and as this was our first camping trip, it was pretty frightening.
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By: Corporate Camper2  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 25/05/2008

This is possibly the perfect weekend tent for the small family.

We are two adults, one child and a dog, the VV500 suits us perfectly. The tent can be erected by a single person without any difficulty and it is sturdy enough to cope with (just about) all weather conditions outside while taking a battering from kids and dogs from the inside!

The 'living area' is a little cramped, but it is just about possible for all of us to take shelter in it along with chairs and a table.

The 'bedroom area' is quite well proportioned, I think fitting five people in there would make it pretty cosy, but for our family it's just right.

If we had more kids, or were planning longer stays then I think we would be looking elsewhere but for a 'compact' quality family tent at a good price, it takes some beating!
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By: Feebee  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating:   Date: 23/05/2008

We got this tent to see if we would like camping, it was a great starter tent and is great if I go away with just me and the kids and leave the OH at home.
But when there are the 4 of us the living area was a bit cramped so we have upgraded to an Outwell Montana 6. I can pitch it on my own and I'm only 5ft3 without any problem.
Excellent starter \ weekend tent and would recommend it.
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By: Mobilis  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating:   Date: 19/05/2008

We love our Venture 500, which we use for weekends away.

The bedroom has masses of space for myself and two sons, and the tent is easily erected by myself with minimal help from one of my sons. It has stood up to torrential rain and gale force winds (Summer 2007) without any problems.
My only design improvement would be to make the living area slightly larger, and to allow the door to act as a porch.
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By: LML0  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 16/05/2008

Overall I feel that this tent is an excellent weekend choice, offering a good living space and the optional divided bedroom section.

The tent suits two people perfectly and could accomodate a child, the living area will fit a small table and chairs for the rainy days.

The tent is quite easy to ptich once you have got the hang of it, the sleeves for the poles are quite tight though, be careful when threading through.

Overall, a great inexpensive weekend tent.
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By: Evochic  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2003   Rating:   Date: 10/05/2008

This is the tent we use have used the last 4 years for our annual touring holiday in France,its is put up on average 7 times in the 2 weeks we camp,have absolutly nothing bad to say about this tent,we have had storms in Montalivet that flattened lesser tents.Horrendous rain for hours on end in Biscarrose and it has never ever leaked a drop,one large hanging bedroom that has a divider curtain,easily removed and a living area roomy enough for a table and chairs.

Can put it up on my own in less then 20 mins.And Im a 5ft female.And packs away neatly into a 3 in 1 suitcase style bag.

An excellent tent for a couple or maybe a small family,
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By: Steventhehamster  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2003   Rating:   Date: 03/05/2008

This was our first tent and we loved it. We bought it to see if we liked camping and found it good value and fairly easy to pitch.

It withstood some heavy rain without leaking.

The living compartment was cosy for 2 adults and a 3 year old but we managed.

This would be a good starter tent to see if camping was for you or a good tent if you only intend on sleeping in it.
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By: Snowy747  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2005   Rating:   Date: 01/05/2008

We bought this as a weekend tent as the Monty 6 is a little large for 2 nights. It was reasonably easy to pitch although the poles were a tight fit but we soon sorted that.

I think this would be a good tent in good weather but I found the living area too cramped for 2 adults and it is definitely not for 5! The bedrooms were roomy and we got two double airbeds in with the divider rolled up.

It survived a weekend of heavy rain without any leaks and seems to be well made. I would definitely recommend it for a couple for short stays but no longer and it is definitely not a family tent.
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Manufacturer's Description

This is a classic small family dome tent with and extended porch area that forms the main living space. The Vango Venture 500 also features excellent head height throughout, a large front panel door and a side 'J' door for in/out flexibility. The PE groundsheet (5000mm hydrostatic head) is completely detachable for ease of cleaning however, when in place inside the tents, the 'riser' trim of the groundsheet will ensure that it will exclude the worst of the elements.

The bedroom, although advertised as a 5-berth will more comfortably sleep four - and there is a divider curtain down the centre for of the bedrooms for privacy. Other features include, two 'Crystal Clear' windows with internal covers, multiple vents, a Protex 3000 durable polyester flysheet (3000mm hydrostatic head), taped seams, colour coded poles and continuous pole sleeves, flysheet first pitching, breathable polyester inner with mesh vents, Powerflex poles, storage pockets, lantern hanging point, carry bag, repair kit. Flame retardant throughout.

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