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Tent Reviews: Vango Killington 400

Tent and Awning Reviews Index  >  Vango  >  Killington 400 Reviews

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Discontinued
4  (more 4 berth tents)
34.55 KG
£380.00
2
Fully Sewn-in
In one
Average User Rating:
9.4/10 from 5 reviews

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5 Reviews of the Killington 400

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

We have now pitched our Killington 400 three times and each time it gets quicker. We have to pitch with two adults as the kids are still too small to be much help, although the eldest at nine is becoming useful! You could not pitch this on your own.

There are a lot of guy ropes but where we pitched on a cliff in N Devon you need them!

We don't camp with electric, so aren't worried about the hookup inlet, but I agree its a strange spot, if we don't open the 'back door' we use this wall to keep our table and bags against.

Stacks of room in the main area, three kids sleep perfectly in one pod and like it that way, good standing room in bedrooms, I'm 6'1' and need it!

We have a fly sheet in bedroom doors so maybe ours is a later model?

Ours is blue and we sleep pretty well in it but I could see the black pods being an advantage.

I prefer the pod bedroom design in tents and the Killington is a winner.

The porch area and the storage pouches in there is a real winner, everything small ends up stuffed in one, so consequently you can find everything!

Only downside is that the groundsheet to this section is not sewn in.Weird!

Light from the windows is great and overall I wouldn't want to change. We've had mostly decent weather whilst owning this tent, but any squalls were easily repelled no problem, as you expect from Vango

don't have a footprint sheet or carpet but would like both, shame they don't make it any more!

We bought this tent second hand after previous owners were splitting up after just one use and therefore claim the bargain of the century at £90.00!

I've guessed that ours was made in 2008, we bought it in early 09 and they'd used it once.

Would recommend this tent if they made it any more and if you get the chance to grab one do it!
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By: Twoinatent  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

A comfortable airy tent. It is easy to pitch even with just two of us. The footprint groundsheet makes positioning of the tent easier. I have to say I pretty much agree with the previous reviews, I too like the zip off living area in the diablo and wished that the killington had this to help to conserve heat. All of the doors would have benefited from having a flysheet fitted as the skylight attracts the bugs. We have experienced the cold, rain and sunshine in this tent and have had no problems with it. Even after looking at lots of other tents after our purchase, we cannot find a better tent than the Killington and it is a shame that Vango no longer make it :(.
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By: Neeta  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

This is a big family tent with loads of room for adults and kids. The living area is large and roomy with plenty of light due to 3 large windows.

The bedrooms are spacious and our 3 girls slept quite comfortably in one pod.

The only problem We found was no fly sheet in the door between the bedrooms.

It took us 1 hr to erect but it was the first time we had attempted it.

All in all a great tent at a great price.
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By: Miffie  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

Used this tent nine or ten times with footprint groundsheet and carpet.Cant think of any negatives only rear door would have been better if fitted with mesh fly sheet like the door into the porch.Did take a while to pitch first couple of times but the two of us can manage it in 35 mins now.We find it easier to erect the 3 dome poles first then put the bedroom and porch poles in when tent is standing.We would highly recommend this tent for a family of 4 or 4 adults.
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By: Mookey316  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

A spacious, well constructed family dome tent. (Even though it’s just two adults that use it!)

It does take a couple of times erecting it to get the knack of it though. Pitching time takes longer than Vango estimate. (Although there were only two of us, and it may lessen when we’ve had more experience with it)

Positives:

- Clip in storage area in the porch is handy. Also, the storage in the bedroom pods are good. The stow away pocket for the bedroom doors is a great idea.

- The sage/black colour works together really well. The sage makes the living area lovely and bright and airy. The black over the bedroom pods is perfect to sleep in, as you don’t wake up too early in the morning!

- The fly screen in the porch door is a good idea.

- A large airy living area

- Large bedroom pods. We chose this tent because of the length of the bedroom pods (OH is 6’5” and sleeps very comfortably)

- Colour coded poles/sleeves make pitching easier

Negatives:

- I don’t like where the electric cable inlet is, it would be better at the back of the tent instead of beside the porch door.

- There are LOTS of guylines to peg out.

- The dome area can get very cold due to the large area of space.

- It is a large tent. I am worried about not being able to book on some sites.

We have the footprint and the carpet also, but the carpet doesn’t go right into the porch, so it can be used for a muddy boot area.

The footprint is handy for pitching, especially if there are only two of you pitching like we did.

Where the Diablo has the porch door, the Killington doesn’t, I liked the door in the Diablo as it seemed like it would keep some extra heat in the dome, but the Killington seemed airier without the door.

As it’s a large tent, it comes in a suitcase on wheels (which pretty much fills up our boot) but this is only to be expected.
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Manufacturer's Description

External pole sleeves add to the ease of pitch and stability of this geodesic design. It also adds flexibility of sleeping compartments, an exceptionally large living area and an extended porch for protection from the elements. There is an integral sewn-in groundsheet protecting the bedrooms and living areas from draughts.

Protex® 5000 polyester waterproof, durable and reliable
Taped seams
Comfort colours darker over bedrooms for more restful sleep
Storm skirt system waterproof exterior skirt system which creates dry comfort zones. Heavy duty oxford fabric used for strength and durability
Guy tidy velcro holder
Colour coded poles match the poles to the sleeve tab for easy pitching
Powerflex® Proshield poles protective shield around the fibreglass pole increases strength and stops potential damage to the flysheet from pole splinter
Pre-angled poles makes walls more vertical and improves angles of the walls resulting in more usable space and stability
Flysheet vents with covers at bedrooms, living area and porch area allows continual airflow enhancing comfort
PE waterproof groundsheet 5000HH minimum ensures dry inner tents
Air flow vent system new system of repeated small vents below skirt level ensures low to high ventilation throughout the tent when open
Mesh door reduces build up of condensation and keeps bugs out
Mesh vents on inner tent to allow continual airflow to enhance comfort
Storage solutions inner pockets and hanging organisers - keeps those essentials close at hand
Crystal clear windows allow maximum light into living areas
Lantern point loop or hook conveniently placed to attach lighting
Pelmet aesthetic addition to conceal inner attachment points giving the interior a more finished look.
Cable tidy velcro points inside the tents keep the cable and plugs tidy whilst in use
Breathable fabric inners creates a comfortable sleeping area
Rain gutter zip cover keeps zip dry
Roller tent bag o

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