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Tent Reviews: Vango Infinity 600 Airbeam

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6  (more 6 berth tents)
22.90 KG
£650.00
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Fully Sewn-in
Inflatable
Average User Rating:
7.4/10 from 30 reviews

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30 Reviews of the Infinity 600 Airbeam         Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2   3  

By: Carol Godber  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

We have used this tent 3 times and twice the inner tubes have gone down, the first time one of the tubes had two punctures. We contacted Vango and they sent us a replacement tube free of charge. Next time fine, tubes stayed up great. Use for the first time this year, two of the collars holding the inflation valve were perished and only stayed up for 30 minutes tops, of course the tent is now out of warranty . The price of these tubes are £35 and £45 for small and large tubes respectively, costing us £80 to repair what is already an expensive tent.

The tent is far from waterproof, there was water everywhere, some of it because of the deflating tubes, but when the wind blew hard, water was coming in through the roof, also our bedding was soaked on the side the wind was blowing from.

Another gripe are the zips, these are not very sturdy and are constantly catching in the material, it doesn’t matter how carefully you pull the zip up and down. We are adults and we have trouble, so what would it be like for children, who wouldn’t take the time to gently pull the zip down whilst holding the holding back the material.

If we had known of the problems with this tent, we would not have bought it. The idea of a tent which can be erected in a very few minutes is great, however there should have been more research and testing before it went on sale to the public. I would not recommend buying this tent until there are a lot more improvements made.
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By: Softiewalter  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating: 

Great tent , up in less than 10 mins incl pegs and guys . However it seems mine was made on a friday afternoon and was not up to the Vango standard . A list of faults incl zips , tears , velcro . The absolute gem is that ants love the fabric and are constantly eating it . All the campers had ants but mine was the only one they ate . Vango are currently reviewing the damage , lets hope they do the decent thing and replace it . Not looking good so far though ! Just had a phone call from Vango seems like I am at fault and must have pitched on an ant hill , silly me . Beware
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By: Malcolmtrot  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

I love our Airbeam Infinity!

The tent really does go up in ten minutes, which is great when you have 2 very impatient young children with you. We tend to stay places only for a couple of days at most and the ease of putting it up and taking it down make this an ideal tent.

It was bought last year at a slight discount, being the 2011 model. I have to say, after some reviews, I was a little worried about it but after 4 trips, admittedly with only a little rain, I cannot fault it. The pump now ensures that you cannot over inflate which seems to have been the issue for most people and it is surprising how rigid the beams are at a relatively low pressure.

The living area is adequate for a family of four but would be a bit of a squeeze with 6 people in it. The reason for a mark being knocked off is that the ehu can only go in one side of the tent. It seems a little silly not to have put an opening at both sides.

It is even relatively easy to roll back up once you have the right procedure.
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By: Valerie fallows  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

This is now our second year using the airbeam and still loving it,considering we had sun, showers, rain, torrential rain and gale force winds when we were away last weekend, the tent stood up to everything thrown at it, even the farmer came on Tuesday and said he thought we deserved a medal for sticking it out thats how bad the weather was. This year we invested in the extension which was a godsend with the conditions and even that did well. The only slight criticism would be the large front doors on both the tent and especially the extension could do with pegging points in the middle for when it is very windy as we had to wedge the gas bottle and anything else heavy we could find to stop the door lifting, but apart from that it was brilliant.
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By: Alan-c1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

We bought the Airbeam Infinity 600 shortly after it's release and yes there were a couple of teething problems. As Vango at the time issued no firm guidance (I know of) on the psi the 'airbeams' should be inflated to, our dealer suggested 3.5-4psi; big mistake! Although none of the 'beams burst, one of them badly blistered and needed repaired. (I rather suspect this is why some reviews complain of the seams bursting too; over-inflated beams?) We have since found 3psi is quite adequate for rigidity. Subsequently, there were a couple of minor rain leaks on the airbeam seams. Maybe on a tent of this price it shouldn't happen, but in my experience most tents do have minor leaks when new and this is easily rectified with a waterproofing spray to offending seams as on our Vango. Although a couple of very trivial 'leaks' (a few drops of water) did appear next to the airbeam seams, this is commendable considering the baptism of fire (or more appropriately monsoon!) it has endured on its several outings in the UK this last year! Whilst in Shrewsbury last September the strength of the wind gusts were truly alarming, the 1st time in nearly 30 yrs of camping I have been afraid; this was also accompanied by torrential downpours. The worst the Airbeam showed for this was those few drops of water at the bottom of the airbeam seams and a damaged plastic guy rope adjuster; very impressive! My only real criticisms are the time/difficulty of deflating the airbeams to pack away and lack of even an optional 'porch' to cook in; a dreadful oversight on a tent that should be competing with Outwells etc - and indeed it is up there pricewise! This further forces (dangerous) inside cooking in foul weather. The tent has again faced similar weather this year to last and has coped as well; Cambridgeshire during Jubilee w/e was awful, but it took it all in it's stride; a very impressive if slightly flawed tent!
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By: Zenobia1970  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating: 

I'm writing this review while on a camping trip for the jubilee. I waited till this year to buy the new 2012 model as last years model leaked!.

I purchased the tent footprint, awning,and carpet. The tent was fantastic to pitch and very quick But that's where the fun stopped. That evening it started to rain and it leaked like a sieve. The water started to leak from both sides of the main door wetting my bedding then it started to leak from the airbeams, zips , joints and around the stitching. Water was under the sleeping compartments and the carpet soaked!. Then to add insult to injury the extension was leaking too even the roof leaked soaking the light that was hanging in the porch.

This morning woke to find the water was in fact wicking through the fly sheet! 6000HH I don't think so. The tent is now going back for a refund Vango take note! this tent is great concept but very poor quality.

Update August 2012 Well further to my review of my Vango airbeam. I have waited 9 weeks for reply from Vango and they can't be bothered to reply to my email! Detailing the problems and issues with the tent. I have since gone back to Outwell and couldn't be happier. I have purchased a 2012 Hartford Xl and we have used it in really heavy rain and not single leak! Are you listening Vango.
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By: Livvy123  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

I bought the Vango airbeam 600 and on my 3rd weekend away it rained heavily and was leaking water from 3 different places on the roof. Anyway sent an email to Vango and they told me to send it back, which I didn't. Anyway after 5 months of owning this tent I went away with my girlfriend and my two girls to Holyhead in Wales, the weather was rubbish, raining and the wind was off and on. I set the tent up and everything was fine until the wind turned and became strong, about 2 in the morning. The next thing the whole roof section ripped open right along the seam ! Everything got drenched, kids were screaming, it felt like an eternity getting everything in to the car and going home ! I've sent the tent to Vango and I'm waiting to see what happens. I spent a lot of money on this tent and would be so upset if they don't replace it or offer me a refund. I'll let you know what happens ASAP
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By: KARAMAC  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Just back from Wales with the airbeam 600 and after warnings to pack up and go home due to hazardous weather we decided to stay and I'm so glad we did. We got to use the tbs tension band system during the gales and they lasted for 2 whole days and nights and the tent went nowhere.
We are so happy with it, we didnt even have to tighten any of the guys or top up the airbeams and we only filled them to 3 psi. They really are a great tent and asset to any camping trip with our weather. Other tents with flexi poles had some damage during the storm. Roll on next season.
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By: Mike Logan  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

The only niggle is the storm flaps over the door zips keep on catching on the zip. It would be better if the flap was a little thicker which would make it harder to trap. All in all a very good tent. No exploding air beams, no water ingress after heavy rain. Owing to the extension air beam not being fitted right up to the main tent, this did result in some rain leakage into the extension tent area. All in all a good outfit.
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By: Penny21  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Just returned from a 2 week camping trip in France on 3 different sites-my 12 year old and I had no problem putting the tent up but I agree that it's difficult to get it back in the bag-we switched to our old Outwell bag in the end! We were high up in the mountains and the tent stood up well to a huge gale and heavy rain-no leaks at all!The smaller bedroom sags a bit but apart from that I think it's a huge improvement on struggling with poles! A great tent if you want to move sites as we did.
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Manufacturer's Description

Going away with your family and friends, you want to get on with the serious business of enjoying yourself as soon as possible. Pitching your tent could not be easier or quicker than with the Infinity and AirBeam technology.

This tent can be put up in minutes, with Vango’s patented TBS®ll system for additional stability in windy conditions. The AirBeam Infinity will bring a whole new level of enjoyment to your Vango camping experience.

No pole AirBeam creates a strong and rigid tent structure combined with a rapid, simple pitch. Peg the corners of the tent into place and then inflate the AirBeams using the Vango AirBeam pump (Supplied) and the tent will pitch itself! Double valves allow rapid inflation and deflation.

Flysheet: Protex® 6000 Embossed Polyester
Inners: Breathable 190T Polyester
Groundsheets: Polyester
Windows: PVC/Mesh
Pitching: AirBeamTM As-One
Weight: 22.9kg
Packed: 80 x 46 x 35cm
Inflation time: 4 mins

•TBS® II – Tension Band System
•Protex® 6000HH polyester
•Embossed flysheet
•As-one pitching
•Zip entry points at base - Allows easy access to inflating points
•Double entry Zippered access from front and side.
•All doors have full mesh
•Front and rear mesh vents with covers
•Orange reflective guylines
•Pre-attached guy lines with guy tidies
•Sewn-in polyester groundsheet
•Easy find inner clips
•Breathable fabric inner tents
•Vango Light reducing inner tents
•Part mesh inner doors
•Polyester inner groundsheets
•Fire retardant fabrics
•Storage Solutions - Hanging tent tidy, internal pockets and hanging loop
•Supplied in zippered, roller bag
•Vango AirBeam pump included
•Repair Kit included

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