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Tent Reviews: Vango Albany 600

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6  (more 6 berth tents)
20.90 KG
Fully Sewn-in
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Average User Rating:
9/10 from 6 reviews

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6 Reviews of the Albany 600

By: Penfold27  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I have been really pleased with this tent. It is a good compromise between size and easiness of pitching/carrying.

Sleeps our family of 4 in relative comfort but would be very tight for 6. The bedrooms are not large enough for 3 airbeds but you might just get 3 carry mats in.

Seems to be well made although a noticed a small hole in the groundsheet on our last trip but these things happen and it will be easy to repair.
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By: DamonST  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

This tent was purchased second hand from a well known auction site, as we needed something reasonably sized without spending more than we could comfortably afford. The fact that a 'used' item was still in such good condition speaks well for the quality of this tent.

Pitching was intuitive even for an amateur like myself, and after a couple of attempts I'm certainly getting the hang of it. Considering the size, two able bodied adults who can last half an hour without arguing would be a good idea when pitching, especially when it comes to getting the poles into place.

Dodgy weather had no effect on the sturdiness of the Albany, with no water ingress or flapping around in the wind. The Sewn-in groundsheet is a big plus, as are the colour-coded poles, brightly coloured guy-lines, drop-down section of groundsheet at the doors, multi-position vent/window covers and so forth.

I would strongly recommend an additional footprint groundsheet for any tent this size, as drying a wet tent when it is this big can be a bit of a handful. We pitched on a footprint last time around, and it kept the bottom of the SIG spotlessly clean and dry, meaning I only had a rolled up groundsheet to wipe down when we got home.

My only slight grumble is the angle of the side vents, and that in order to have them open properly they need to be guyed out an excessive distance. In the end we only pegged out the vents at either end of the tent, which are angled much more sensibly.

Aside from that I can't fault this tent in the slightest and I look forward to many more happy holidays with it.
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By: Bexsox  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We bought this tent for our second ever camping trip and were apprehensive after our first tent disaster. It absolutely bounced down and not a drop of water in the tent fantastic. This tent is very easy to put up and the instruction DVD helped as well. We also have the sun canopy which with a ground sheet added an extra room for cooking in the rain and muddy boots.The inside felt very spacious even with two hyperactive 3 year olds and the bedrooms were very snug.
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By: Gbm601  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We have just bought one and had our first camping trip in it to Derbyshire. It was easy to put up within 20 mins, the poles are colour coded to the sleeves they go in. Plenty of Guy ropes, brightly coloured so the kids didn't trip over them.

It has a sewn in groundsheet, and is fly sheet first, so you clip in the two bedrooms in about 5 minutes. It has two doors, and lets a lovely breeze through to air it out.

The bedrooms had storage pockets in too, which came in handy. The bedrooms also have dividers should you need them, and their own vents in the doors.

The first night it rained so heavily, and we didn't spring a leak anywhere, the protex 3000 fly worked perfectly. It was that good we had condensation on the inside of it in the morning.

The living area in the middle is full head height, it has a hanging loop in the centre for a light. The windows are vented, just window or just vent, or both.

There were four of us, 2 adults and 2 kids, and we could comfortably stay in this for a week or more.

The only drawback is that when you open the door, the slope of the tent means a few drops of water fall into the tent, but this can be solved by opening only one zip. Also for next year I have ordered a matching large sun canopy! Good range of matching Vango accessories available. Cant wait to use it again!
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By: Joe/yvonne  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

Well at last I found a tent big enough for a comfortable weeks camping with a living area big enough for a party we put it up within 20 mins even my partner loves this one ,the sewn in ground sheet keeps the bugs out whilst the bedrooms (2) can be clipped in ,in seconds we left one out so had acre,s of storage space what can I say well worth 160.00 we paid from springfield mills camping hope this helps.
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By: Crazyguider  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2001   Rating: 

This is our main Guide tent, and we have managed to get 12 kids sleeping in it! they still had lots of room for storage and mucking around.

Easy to pitch and strike, with clip-in ground sheets.
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Manufacturer's Description

The Vango Albany 6 Tent is a new style of easy to pitch tunnel structure tents with an affordable combination of comfort, space and stability. The Vango Albany 600 offers 2 x 3-berth inners in a vis--vis arrangement with each inner having a divider curtain for that extra sleeping arrangement flexibility. There is a generous living area which has a fully sewn-in groundsheet and two exits either side of the living space both with large panel doors which can also double as a sun canopies (one set of poles provided).

There are also two large Crystal Clear windows either side of the living area which have flexible internal covers offering a choice of vent only, light/vent combo or light only. The windows also have external guyed-out pelmets (they've done too much dating).

Other features include, multiple vents, a Protex 3000 durable polyester flysheet (3000mm hydrostatic head), taped seams, colour coded poles, flysheet first pitching, breathable polyester inner with mesh vents, Powerflex poles, TBS internal tensioning system, external storm skirt, storage pockets, lantern hanging point, carry bag, repair kit. Flame retardant throughout.

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