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Tent Reviews: Vango Maritsa 600

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39.55 KG
Fully Sewn-in
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8.9/10 from 21 reviews

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21 Reviews of the Maritsa 600         Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2   3  

By: Quanna  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating: 

We got our Maritsa after we starting camping again with our daughter and had outgrown our Outwell. It is very spacious and we have the front porch extentsion which we often use for cooking and have somewhere to put wet things without getting the whole tent muddy. We tend to use the middle bedroom for storage and sleep in the other two rooms, plenty of room for chairs, table and my daughter to spread our her toys over the floor. No leaks as yet, and it stayed dry during torrential rain in Wales during one holiday. The storage pockets inside are really useful and help keep things tidy. We have used it a number of times and are getting much better at putting it up quickly.
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By: Plaggy  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

Just the two of us and two dogs. This tent is lovely and spacious. We use the porch area for cooking and wet storage.The living area is massive, plenty of room for tables, chairs, dog beds and of course my inflatable sofa! We open up 2 of the bedrooms to make one large and have a double airbed each! The third bedroom we use for storage and put our loo in there in case we get caught short in the middle of the night! We pitch it in about 40 mins and like many others have stated, from the back, one set of poles at a time. We have had no problems in high winds and torrential rain, we were warm and dry. If I could change one thing about this tent it would be that the two large side doors would double up as windows for when it is too rainy to have just the flyscreen to see out.
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By: Cal040  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

Bought this tent this year after having a sunn camp 12 man tent for the last 5 years. I prefer the Vango in that its reasonably easy to pitch with less poles (although all the colours don't correspond to the sleeves). It's style is good with a 'lounge' area and a kitchen area/wetroom bit. Would prefer a removable ground sheet in the kitchen area though. It has stood up to all sorts of weather no problems at all. The inner fly screen between the lounge and kitchen and already frayed though and it gives the impression of not being as well made as the sunn camp. I like the windows and the number of doors as it allows for easy airing and lets a breeze through particularly when its hot. Overall a reasonable tent for the money we paid - we bought it carpet and all new in the sale for £400 - I think I would have expected a better made product if we had paid the recommended price of over £500. It definitely is not worth that.
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By: RHSO  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

Between us we've been in a fair few tents but this is by far the best - we love it and we have had lots of friends with tent envy!

The layout is fantastic, it is spacious and the enclosed porch is brilliant especially on rainy days. Our log lives in his cage in this part as well as all of the cooking equipment etc and it is fantastic as we don't have to have a wet smelly dog in our main living area. It is also a fab place to sit at night on cold/rainy evenings.

Beyond the porch there is a spacious main area which is more than adequate for table and chairs and all sorts.

Bedrooms - here are 3 separate rooms but we use the middle one as a walk in wardrobe and to store clothes etc. There is a rail where we hang damp towels on wet days to dry which is fab. The bedrooms are all blackout which make it lovely and dark and mean the children sleep in longer!

Inside there is lots of storage compartments and hooks to hang coats/bags and car keys.

We have had no problems with leakage through thunderstorms and gales and once you get the hang of it it's easy to pitch - allow about 40 mins. We ignore the instructions and start from the front erecting each pole one by one it's much easier and be careful around the inside door as if you make it too tight it is difficult to close the door.

The only negative about this tent is that the fly-screens are easily torn, they could do with being a little stronger.

All in all this is a fantastic family tent and I highly recommend it.
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By: Maritsa600  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

We are a family of 4 and tried out this camping lark with a Coleman Coastline to begin with to see if we would like camping.

It quickly became apparent that we needed more room, particularly in the living area for when you have wet weather etc. And you have to say in the tent. We went to Camperite Leisure in Essex to have a look around last year and saw the Marista pitched and decided that it provided what we required at a reasonable price.

We unzip the room divider in the 4 person inner and all sleep together. The living area is so roomy and we keep all our kitchen stuff, coats and shoes in the front porch.

We also purchased the footprint and carpet. The footprint is great for protecting your tent and also you can lay it out and get the best position on your pitch without having to heave the tent about. We got the carpet this year and just finishes everything off.

After reading the reviews here and struggling to get the tent up - the first time we pitched the people in the next door pitch asked if we wanted help! - we peg out at the back and then insert the poles one at at time and peg out as we go. We found when we put all the poles in at once we really were battling to lift the tent up. We also leave the doors part open when taking down as it helps too.

Last year on our first trip the 4 person inner laddered by the zip and the tent itself ripped when by the side door when we were taking the pin out to take down. We returned to Camperite and the tent was sorted out by Vango.

We have just come back from 2 weeks away and the inner has gone in the same place which is a bit disappointing.

Overall we are really happy with the tent - we camped over the the Jubilee Weekend and one day it rained really hard from late afternoon all through the night and we stayed warm and dry - we had the odd pooling, but this was from condensation not leaks. The tent fulfils all our needs and was big enough for our 2 weeks away and was really good value for money. The only criticism we have is the quality of the inner bedrooms.
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By: HClan  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

We have now camped twice in this tent and we love it too!

Pitching: Forget instructions, do it your own way - insert and lift one pole set at a time! Colour codes make it really easy, although the plastic colours are loose, so I am going to reinforce with electric tape.

Space: Kitchen/porch area adequate for table and kitchen set, and having a waterproof base with drop down front makes it useful as a wet area. Sitting Room is really spacious, when I layed out carpet at home to hoover it, it is bigger than my sitting room space! It does fit in my washing machine, although I haven't wet washed it.

Bedrooms all fit a double air bed in adequately, although we use middle section as walk in wardrobe, although be careful of the weight you hang!

Facilities: Lots of pockets and hooks everywhere, and good velcro around helps keep electric cables tidy.

Footprint keeps bottom of tent clean, so means you can pack away without too much trouble.

There is an extension, but given the space we don't feel the need for it at all!

Side doors and flyscreens make it good for airing, and the skirt all around kept out bugs effectively. Need a mat if you use side entry to protect carpet.

Shame the bag was not made a bit larger, it is the usual battle to get it packed to the size it came out in, although being on wheels makes it easier to move around.

This tent has successfully converted my husband to a camper now! Thanks Vango!
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By: Begbie  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating: 

Further to my last post regarding the Marista 600 we have been given a a brand new replacement tent. As suspected the tent was not fit for purpose. The moral of the story, if there is a genuine problem don't be shy about complaining, stand your ground if people try and convince you the problem doesn't exist. Many thanks to Camping On Tyne and Vango.
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By: Jill-Tony-Boys3  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

We bought this tent as we have 3 growing boys (age 13, 11 & 9) and needed plenty of space. When we first pitched it (before we got the bedrooms in) it looked like a marquee inside - it was huge! We absolutely love this tent, us in one room, 2 boys in another & the 3rd in the middle one (which can also be used as a walk-in wardrobe). There are lots of handy pockets, large and small for boys toys, enough space in the living area for our table & chairs & bits and bobs, still leaving plenty of space for boys to play around. The two side doors (with mesh inner door) are fab on a hot day, open them wide & let the air blow through (whilst keeping the midges out!). The door to the porch again has the inner mesh so you can have all the doors open & stay bug free. The porch itself is wonderful, we have a huge kitchen (with sink) which fits in beautifully, along with our fridge and 2 chairs. It is great for wet/sandy shoes & bike helmets - we even have a door mat! You can have the whole of the front of the tent open or just half, or just even a little bit at the top on a wet day if you are cooking. There are 6 windows so it is very bright inside. The bedrooms are blackout ones. We have pitched this tent now 4 times and have finally got it down to a T (I think you just have to do it your way). It has stood up to wind, rain, sunshine & midges. We havent bought the carpet or footprint as I thought they were quite expensive and the carpet probably wouldnt fit in the washing machine so we have picnic blankets on the floor which are easily lifted and shaken outside (can be washed individually if need be and are also cheap to replace), also a tarpaulin under the tent is cheaper and just as effective as the footprint (in my opinion). I would highly recommend this tent.
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By: Begbie  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

We bought the Marista 600 from Camping on Tyne in Prudhoe in August 2011 but didn't use it until this week(5/12). Setting up was somewhat trial and error as the pole markings did not correspond to the colours on the tent. When erected the tent is great, loads of room, storage, large windows, plenty of ventilation and very stable in wind. The problems started when the rain arrived as it leaked like a sieve. Honestly I've camped in all weathers at all times of the year in various tents and I've never seen anything like it. After a few hours almost all the seams became saturated a allowed a steady stream of water through in varying flow rates. After about 5 hours the fabric appeared to be saturated with several areas appearing darker and allowing water to drip through.

I appreciate that some of this moisture is down to condensation, however drying a seam then collecting rainwater in a cup next to it is not condensation. We have today returned this tent to COT who in turn state they will return it to Vango for evaluation.
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By: Robjojosh  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Have just returned from our first trip, torrential rain and blustery winds, personally was having kittens but the tent took everything thrown at it! Stood stock still and 100% waterproof.

The large 'kitchen' area, where we had our cooker, fridge and prep table doubled as a wet room as there is plenty of space to cook and also deposit muddy boots and wet coats.

Stepping through the zipped door into the living area complete with carpet was a pleasure. In here we had erected our large table and chairs and still had plenty of room to move about freely.

We only require two of the three bedrooms and used the middle one (complete with hanging rail) as a walk in wardrobe/dressing room.

When zipped up and heater on, was quite warm on a cold,wet easter.

Only downside is a zip on one of the bed rooms has started to fray already.

Overall very happy with this tent.
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Manufacturer's Description

The non-standard steel poled tunnel design of the Maritsa, features a front entry porch, large living area and bedrooms to the rear of the tent. If you require, one of the rooms. Vango's family tent range couples great design and great performance. All our family tents are developed to be easy to put up, technically sound, feature packed and excellent value for money.

Flysheet: Protex® 4000 polyester embossed
Inners: Breathable 190T polyester
Groundsheets: Polyethylene 10,000 / Inners: Polyester
Windows: 'Crystal Clear' PVC
Poles: PowerPlus steel 22mm
Pitching: Flysheet-first
4000 HH
Easy pitch tunnel for simplified pitching
Sewn-in groundsheet
Vango 'lights out' inner tent
Polyester inner groundsheets
Vango pelmet
Part mesh inner doors
Flexible inners
Zippered inner divider (on large bedroom)
Wardrobe inner
Mesh doors
Mesh ventilation
Windows have internal curtains
Storage solutions
Zipped cable entry point
Cable tidies
Fire retardant fabric


Pitching time 30 mins
Pack size Canvas: 85 x 42 x 42cm / Poles: 100 x 18 x 18cm
Total Weight 39.55 kg (Canvas: 18.75 kg / Poles: 20.80 kg)

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