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Tent Reviews: Vango Carrera 800

Tent and Awning Reviews Index  >  Vango  >  Carrera 800 Reviews

Current Model?
RRP on date added:
Bedroom inners:
Living area groundsheet:
Pitching Style:
8  (more 8 berth tents)
46.85 KG
Fully Sewn-in
Fly first
Average User Rating:
7/10 from 2 reviews

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2 Reviews of the Carrera 800

By: Coldwife  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Used for 3 x separate weeks

First week in the Lake District - Low Wray - No Rain! - perfect

Second Week at Robin Hoods Bay - Major storms - was the only tent left standing due to the metal poles and only minor leaks

Third week at Hinderwell - Constant mizzly rain and heavy rain for 3 days - never let up - major leaks in the tent - had to abandon it for last night and go back and strike camp in pouring rain.

Majorly disappointed that after receiving a good weathering on the second week at RHB there were major leaks on the third week. It wasn't condensation either. Also the Vango extension leaked as well. The layout and design of the tent are great but these are no good if the tent will not stay dry. Now wondering if poly cotton is all its cracked up to be
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By: Marblerun  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Purchased this for Summer 2010 for family of adults and 5 kids.

Used on 2 trips. One full week and a separate weekend.

In summary, I am very pleased. 4 separate rooms which each hold full size air beds. Lovely central area with plenty of standing height.

Polycotton was great. No condensation.

Tent is heavy and bag is big. Much of weight is due to the heavy duty poles and the flysheet. Erection time is about 1.5 hours (includes putting in the inner rooms). Pins are poor and bend easily.

Lots of people admired the tent, its size and poles drawing the initial intention.

I purchased it from Highbridge Caravans who were first class. Tent was delivered to Ireland and wheel on the wheelie bag broke in transit. HC arranged for a replacement to be sent out immediately. Really good service.
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Manufacturer's Description

Vango Carrera 800 09 A little bit of luxury across a lot of versatile usable space. The Carerra is an easy to pitch, tunnel structure in poly-cotton fabric. You will be delighted with the flexible sleeping compartment options, the array of storage pockets and the sheer amount of headroom available in the living area. The light and airy feel from the tent design is further enhanced by the choice of luxury fabric.

# Maximum Persons: 8
# Weight: 46.85 kg (103.07 lb)
# Height: 220 cm
# Colour: Sage/Black
# Pitching Sequence: Flysheet First

# TBS - Tension Band System - Unique internal bracing system ensures tent performs in advers weather
# Sewn In Pvc Ground fully enclosed to protect against unwanted drafts and bugs
# Mesh doors allows doors to be left open for insect free ventilation
# Pelmet pockets and inner pockets keep those essentials close to hand
# Crystal clear windows allows maximum light into living area
# Double zip windows flexible internal cover allowing choice between light and vent, light only or vent only
# Flexible Inners allows devider to be removed when not in use
# Polycotton inners gives you the ultimate in comfort
# Rain gutter zip covers - covers and diverts rain flow away from the zip

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