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Tent Reviews: Vango Yukon 800

Tent and Awning Reviews Index  >  Vango  >  Yukon 800 Reviews

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28.80 KG
£270.00
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Fully Sewn-in
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Average User Rating:
9.17/10 from 6 reviews

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6 Reviews of the Yukon 800

By: Simon - Chelt.  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 16/06/2011

Had this portable cavern for a couple of years now and have managed to pick some of windiest wettest days to go camping in, on some pretty open cliff top sites and so far it has not let us down once. The only water that has come in has been on us. For 2 adults and 1 child there is ample room. When this one goes I would replace with the latest Vango equivalent
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By: Ger Mitchell  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 13/08/2009

The tent is extremely easy to pitch, and has a generous tally of guy ropes for windier weather.

I bought a Yukon last year after a tent from a different manufacturer let us down with the quality of the poles. At the time I wasn't massively impressed with the feel of the Yukon's fabric which I thought overly 'plasticky') nor with the light sage colour which can be disorientating with light transmission (I know it sounds picky, but it means an extra hour sleep for the young ones if it can be darker inside in midsummer) HOWEVER, THE REASON I WRITE NOW IS THAT I'M ONE HAPPY CAMPER.

The extension which Vango makes, but doesn't overly promote for this tent, makes it an absolute dream. It keeps all rain well away from the sloping tunnel side entrances and gives plenty of space for storage, cooking and sitting out in a drizzle, or worse (We've just returned from a camping trip to County Donegal.A proving ground for both the elements and campers)

If you have a Yukon, get this extension. It's great. Typically, it was UKcampsite website which educated me about which extension/awning to buy. Vango themselves are a bit more vague about this in their website/brochure
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By: Rombacca  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 26/08/2008

As a single camper with 2 children, I was looking for a tent with plenty of living space which I could pitch on my own. After careful consideration, I plumped for the Vango Yukon 800.

I am able to get the tent pitched in about 30 mins without any bother, but I will say that on windy days it can be a bit of a handful and anyone considering pitching single-handed might want to get help.

I have just returned from a week in Devon which has seen pretty constant rain and some really high, gusting winds. I have to say that this tent did me proud. There were absolutely no leaks throughout the week and although the wind really got up one night and it felt like the tent was going to lift off, in the morning everything was still secure and the kids had slept though it all!

The only niggles that I have are that the end that can be opened up did let in the odd slug - no rain though! Also, the really useful storage pockets hang down at the end that can be opened up meaning that if you are only looking to pitch 2 pods (as I do - one for me, one for the kids) and have the rest of the tent given over to living space, then you are forced to hang the pods at the end that can be opened up. I did not want to do this as I wanted to be able to open up the front of the tent. This would have meant a random strip of fabric hanging down right in the middle of the living space so I have to tuck up the storage pockets and leave them unused. On the plus side, you are given some large storage pockets which hang on the side of the tent and which are great for cutlery etc.

Overall I really rate this tent. It is robust, comfortable and spacious. I also got it for well under £200 and it now seems to have gone up by about £50 - result!
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By: Bertie34  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 09/08/2008

We purchased this tent because it has 4 bedrooms and a sig. The tent was the perfect size for us with a large central living area big enough for our table and chairs cooker etc. There is a window at either side with half mesh vent at the top and curtains which can be rolled up or down. One door has zips up either side and can be rolled up ,the door on the other side has a full separate mesh panel and opens sideways. There is also the option to open up one end of the tent to provide a huge door but we put all the bedrooms in place so didnt use this . The tent also has 2 skylight windows with curtains and comes with a sewn in hanging storage pockets and larger storage pockets which you attach to the side of the tent. The tent has lots of vents to allow air to flow and this prevents the build up of condensation.

It was very easy to pitch and only took us approx 30 mins. It comes down even quicker and fits nicely in the wheeled bag provided.

The tent withstood torrential rain without any drips whilst others on the campsite were being flooded!

This is a fantastic tent and I would recommend it to any family with more than 2 kids !

Cant wait to use it again!
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By: Nuttyboy1506  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 28/07/2008

We bought this tent after looking around at various makes and models. Though a bit smaller than the Gelert\Wynnster equivalent, it's still very roomy and will suit a family of 4/6 without problems. We managed to get our tent for £169.95 delivered.

Pitching. Watch the DVD that is supplied. We did twice and the pitching was very stress free for 2 people. It took us 40ish minutes first time, which will improve with use. I like the idea of V-Pegs for the 4 corners and one end.

Living Area. The inner configuration 1x 4Pod and 2x 2Pod (Not Full Mesh Doors). You don't have to have them all up at the same time, which increases your living space. We opted for the 4 pod and 1x 2 pod when we pitched first time and it gave us a L shaped area. There are 2 side doors and 1 end door.

Packing Away. Took half the time of pitching to pack away. And everything packed away in the provided bag, which has wheels for easy moving.

Overall. We really like the tent and would recommend it to anyone. It has the Vango quality one would expect. The tent feels very stable and secure. My only criticism is the pods should have full mesh doors, but hey it is not the end of the world. For the money we spent, we are very happy with with the purchase.
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By: Mrs R Cornwall  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 27/07/2008

Wow! what a lot of tent! Watch the DVD and its easy to put up took about 40minutes first time, came down in about 25minutes (one adult and a teenager). Will definitely take less time next time around. Lots of space and variety in accommodation, plenty of standing room. As a family we went from an inherited 6 berth canvas frame tent (now 40+ yrs old needed a trailer to manage the size) down to two men hiking tents + gazebo as the children grew and wanted a little independence. Now back to one tent and the Yukon has it all. Comes in a suitcase on wheels + poles, bigger than I thought it would be but it packed back up with no problems and no trailer required on the Estate car. Simple and logical to put up and very sturdy, at first looks flimsy but due to advanced technology of fabric its great. As it has SIG we chose to put a light weight tarpaulin underneath so that we could pack it away clean. TBS II wasn't needed but looks effective. Only slight criticism would be it's a light colour (sage green) in the bedrooms and if you're used to darker tents it makes it much lighter so visibility is good even in depth of night, but children found it hard to distinguish time! all in all the Yukon 800 is a massive tent could put 12 in it - needs 8m x 4m to pitch but it's great value for money - look for the offers got mine for under £200
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Manufacturer's Description

Very spacious accommodation for a family or group. The large living area is great also for storage and domestic duties. This easy pitch tunnel is stable in any weather due the Vango TBS® II system assuring you of a enjoyable and comfortable stay.

Materials:
Flysheet : Protex® 5000 polyester waterproof, durable and reliable
Groundsheet : PE waterproof groundsheet 5000HH minimum ensures dry inner tents
Poles : Powerflex® Proshield poles

Specification:
Capacity: 8 person
Weight poles: 9.60kg
Weight canvas: 19.20kg
Pack size poles: 79 x 15 x 13cm
Pack size canvas: 79 x 48 x 38cm
Pitching area: 790 x 395cm
Pitching time: 20 min

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