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Tent Reviews: Vango Artemis 500

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5  (more 5 berth tents)
17.10 KG
£240.00
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Fully Sewn-in
Fly first
Average User Rating:
9.12/10 from 17 reviews

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17 Reviews of the Artemis 500        Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  
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By: Fred1664  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 14/11/2015

We got the Artemis 500 use it about 10 times easy to put up but can be a bit tight on the back poles.Lot of room for a smaller tent both in the bedroom and living room.Last time we use it. Rain at night it leeked in the bedroom on my wife's phone at night, so now its in the bin but we got a new Vango tent. We use a few times but won't write a review on our new tent until we use it a few more times
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By: Sy1980  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 29/08/2014

We have recently bought our Vango Artemis 500 from a well-known online auction site, and decided to road test it over the August bank holiday. Having only attempted to erect it once in our front garden, we found it incredibly easy, although as a package, it is heavy to carry. There are 3 steel poles. All are colour coded, and match little tags on the canvas, so there is no way of getting it wrong. We also used a Vango footprint designed for the Artemis 500, although found that the tent is a little longer than the footprint when pegged out. Not enough to get worked up about though. Once up, we found that there was plenty of space for 2 adults, although as a living space, it would be cramped for 5 people, especially once you have a table, coolbox, cooker etc. Also the inner tent would be more suitable for 3 to sleep comfortably with airbeds - 5 would be a squash. Overall, we found it to be nice and light, yet at night with a light on inside, it remained private, without displaying silhouettes against the canvas.

Overall, we would recommend this tent to anyone.
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By: Rhian30  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 30/08/2012

Great value, very spacious tent. I'm 6'2' tall and can stand in it no problem. Nice big windows let lots of light in and nice big doors make for easy access with kids coming and going. The sleeping compartment was plenty big enough for our family of 4 with airbeds. With proper camping mattresses 5 should be no problem.

Stood up well to some fairly strong wind and heavy rain on an exposed cliff top campsite. Easy to erect although you need two adults (or a tall, competent older child and an adult). Integrated fly-sheet keeps the drafts and ground-water out well.
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By: Nukes67  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 21/04/2012

Bought off the mother in law recently. Previously only had 2/3 birth dome tents, that were really uncomfortable (achy back after 1 night). So Vango Artemis 500 is luxury to us. We need to buy the carpet to make it extra snug. Love the fact so much light pours in, we can stand upright in nearly all areas as well.
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By: Moosey1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 08/04/2012

We have used our Artemis on a few trips, in all weathers and it has performed really well, it withstands strong winds and rain.

I liked this tent as the sleeping works well with a 3 and 2 person split, the only downside is that the dividing panel is only secured at the corners and not fastened all the way round.

The large window at the front lets in lots of light and makes the tent seem spacious. It is quick and easy to erect, everything is colour coded for ease.

We do have the footprint and the carpet which makes it more comfortable. We have bought a Lichfield porch which fits well and gives additional space for cooking and storage for stays longer than a weekend.

I would highly recommend this tent.
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By: Freeedom  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 01/03/2012

We purchased this tent second-hand as a retail return with a little trepidation, but found it was in superb condition.

Only paid £85 + shipping so a bargain! tested it over a cold weekend in Feb and it was superb. Easy to put up, sturdy due to the steel poles (Fibre Glass on other Models) and a fully sewn in groundsheet. Took no more than 30 minutes first time and I am sure it will be faster in the future, nice taught panels with out to much adjusting, I always find that is the thing that takes the most amount of time.

Well thought out use of space and clever design features for clips, hooks and fasteners etc…

Was draft and damp free, roomy and comfortable with great head height ( I am 6’2” and it ideal) and didn’t seem to get blown about either staying rigid.

Highly recommended as a Weekend Tent/Touring Tent for 2-3, but would agree with other reviews in that 5 would be a real push, but with just me and my wife it is perfect!

Add in the Footprint and fitted carpet and it is as close to a 10/10 as you can get.

Some have said heavy, but we found it fine (used to a Eurohike Buckingham 8) and if it is more than the fibre glass version, it’s more than worth it given the extra rigidity gained. Touring in Italy later this year and sure it will be excellent.

The later models are supposed to be even better - But at a Price of course!

Absolutely delighted at a total investment of just £139. (nice colours too ‘Laurel/Meadow)
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By: Janet Croxon  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 26/08/2011

We bought this because our previous, much larger,tent was destroyed by high winds and the steel poles seemed like a good bet.

It is very easy to pitch and for three adults on a 2 night stay it was perfect, but if our 16 year old son had come too it would not have been big enough. It would suit a family of four with children up to about 10, but a family of five would find it a squash.

We bought ours in a sale at Wingfields, Hull, and it came with a free carpet. I probably would not have wanted to pay the advertised price.

Wingfields also had the similar Icarus on display, and would definitely go for the Artemis of the two.
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By: Janet Martin  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 31/05/2011

As first time campers, my partner and I were anxious to get something easy to put up and we were not disappointed. Although we were complete dummies, neither of us ever having erected more than a sunshade in the garden, we managed to put this up without too many arguments and after putting it up once, feel quite confident that we could get the thing up in under half an hour, no problem. Quite heavy with steel poles, but probably more robust and wind-proof than some. We had torrential rain and wind during the night. The tent stood up to this with flying colours. It stayed as dry as a bone did not flap about or anything. Nice and spacious for the two of us. We also bought the canopy which we did not put up as we were only there for a short stay. The carpet gives a cosy feel and is nice to walk on if not wearing shoes.
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By: Frank+haze  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 29/03/2011

Upgraded in Oct 2010 from a Vango Venture 500, the tent is now replaced for 2011 by the Calisto range which looks a great improvement - the new tent is slightly longer, the front door is improved, it has better waterproofing and the matching canopy is completely enclosable - a neat move, just wish this was available before we purchased our Artemis. The Artemis though is a lot more stable than our old Venture500,due to the steel poles, is roomier and the matching canopy is a great attachment. As most people say it would be a squeeze for 5, but is a superb weekend or longer tent for 2 or a young family. The tent and canopy are easy to erect, though it is best to extend the attachment straps from the canopy before you start, this avoids having the canopy too close to the tent and it pushing down on the tent roof. If you can still pick up an Artemis at a bargain price it is a good choice, otherwise look closely at the Calisto.
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By: Stevegriffiths  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 12/10/2010

We purchased the Artemis 500 as a weekend tent, wanting a quick pitch style tent which one of us could put up (we also have a Zenobia 6 with porch extension for longer trips). We also looked at the Icarus, but preferred the steel poles of the Artemis - and it certainly stood up to some very strong winds and heavy rain on it's first trip in August. Although the canvas did flap around, the steel poles kept it rigid, unlike many of the fiberglass poled tents on site.

We got the tent and footprint for £154 (a bargain), and have since purchased a sun canopy and carpet to match. The space is great for us (two adults and a 4 year old), I'm 6ft3in and can just about stand up in it. It would be a squeeze for 5 though.

The large front windows are a nice feature when the weather isn't so good - you can get light and see out even when it's raining.

Our Zenobia / Horizon 6 porch does fit on the side (attaching up and over the front two poles) - but it's not a perfect fit, hence the addition of the sun canopy.

We're looking forward to many more weekends away in it next year.
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Manufacturer's Description

Vango Artemis 500, a new tent for 2010 from Vango Tents, a very stable 5 man or person tent, with lots of headroom and space for family camping. The steel poles make this tent very safe in all weathers with lots of living space. Quick and easy to pitch, time should be 15 minutes, flysheet first to keep out the rain, ideal for auto touring with its compact pack size. The bedroom has ample room for five people but also has a divider for extra privacy. All the usual Vango features such as powerplus steel poles, crystal clear windows, ring and pin system you can rely on Vango!

Capacity: 5 Person
Type of Tent: Touring Tunnel
Pitching Way: Flysheet / Outer First
Performance Rating: 2 Season
Waterproofing / HH: 2000(mm)
Flysheet Material: Protex® 2000 Polyester
Groundsheet: 10,000mm PE
Poles: Fibreglass
Overall Pitched Size: (L)450 x (W)330 x (H)205/190(cm)
Packed Dimensions: 80 x 25 x 28(cm)
Total Weight: 17.1(Kg)

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