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Tent Reviews: Vango Vail 500

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5  (more 5 berth tents)
31.54 KG
Fully Sewn-in
Fly first
Average User Rating:
9.55/10 from 11 reviews

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11 Reviews of the Vail 500         Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  

By: Grannyhubbard  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

Fantastic. Years ago owned a trailer tent, but sold it as kids grew up. Now, it's just us 2, we bought this one in the sale,not as easy to put up as trailer tent, but almost as much room,it's so big inside, we've even taken the grandchildren, who loved the space, plenty of room if raining to play, and draft free and due to sewn in ground sheets no way can any rain get in. Has stood many a storm.
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By: Bazza1957  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

I bought my Vail secondhand and just used it for the 1st time this weekend 25th sep 09 to 28th. Very easy to erect and loved the space it afforded. Only niggle is the flaps at the bottom of the doors are a bit flappy and had to use pegs to secure them and make it draft proof. All in all a great tent and this is the 3rd vango tent ive owned and will likely to be the last.
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By: Thelmz  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

We absolutely love this tent, bought it because we needed a rigid tent that was spacious and practical. This fits the bill. Though it is only for 2 of us, you need to be comfortable inside when the weather is bad. We have had several compliments on the tent and people saying they would like to buy it. Performance wise it takes everything the British weather can throw at it, straightforward to put up and just looks a really nice tent.
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By: MasterB  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

Superb tent!

Bought mine second-hand a few days ago for 100 and used it at the week-end! We had lots of rain/wind but it performed brilliantly - no leaks. However when we took it down one of the fibreglass roof poles split. Can get it repaired from Brian Park Camping at Chattisham in Ipswich for about 15.00.

Just the right size for 2 adults & 2 children.

Very pleased with our purchase!
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By: LJPountney  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

Great tent, plenty of space and entirely waterproof in my experience. Ideally need three people to put it up we found, although the DVD provided with it show 2 can manage - maybe once you've got the hang of it.

Very impressed with the size - at night we brought in three chairs, a table and camping stove and there was still loads of room for bags, freezer boxes etc and the awning was great for cooking breakfast.

I would definitely recommend.
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By: Angelasteel1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I wanted a tent with a bigger living space than my previous 4 berth. This one certainly has that, and the porch increases the space in fine weather.

Fairly easy to erect, but you need to be tall to clip the bedrooms in place!

The tent looks stylish and feels secure in fairly windy conditions. Better than a tunnel tent as the sides are more vertical, hence better headroom.

The only disappointment was with the bedroom. I would have preferred a bedroom divide that can be opened up to make one large bedroom. Also the bottoms of the entrances seem a little bit flappy - nothing really to peg down or secure when it's windy & rainy.

Overall, very pleased with out new purchase.
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By: Sinoka  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

Just bought this tent in April 2009 after many days of research as I want a tent that is durable, good looking, comfortable, sociable & affordable.

The tent did not disappoint me (used it twice already since April). I love this tent. The living space is massive & bedroom pods are huge. The porch is an added bonus.

It's a head turner as well. 2 family friend have purchased the Vail 500 after they've seen ours.
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By: Oilypete  Reason: I've seen one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Bought this tent 2009, not sure when manufactured it was a display tent. Lovely tent plenty of room very sociable tent. You can stand up in bedrooms. 3 door access depending on wind direction. Just been camping over Easter week, very wet and windy, not the slightest leak, stood up to elements extremely well. Would certainly purchase another of these type of tents excellent.
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By: Ashleigh28  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

We LOVE this tent!

Our previous tent was a vango diablo, which was fine, but this one is easier to put up, feels much sturdier and is definitely a much more sociable tent!

We couldn't see anyone from the living area of the diablo - and if you really want to be unsociable you can always hide in the bedroom!

The height is great as well - no more whingeing from hubby about his bad back.
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By: Shellygogs  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

What a great 5 berth tent, just came back from our 1st camping trip.It took my husband and I about 45 mins with a little help from our son's holding the poles as we put in the pin's before pining down, very tricky in windy and rainy condition's but managed it in the end.

Good size bedroom and living space for the 5 of us,on our first night very, very windy a little worried but no need to be, a good tunnel frame tent, no leaks either.Very light and airy tent, we got it from Somerset camping for a amazing price 220 rrp 400,what a bargain, has a good size porch as well to either cook or sit in.

Everybody liked the look of it to as it is a very nice looking tent.
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Manufacturer's Description

With plenty of doors and windows, the Vango Vail 500 is a large, ventilated tent. Comfort is ensured with the bathtub grounsheet, and the canopy can be used for extra shelter when faced with bad weather.

Flysheet: Protex 5000
Inner: Breathable H2O repellent Ripstop Polyester
Poles: Steel
Design/Style: Tunnel
Stability and security is provided due to the rigid steel frame.
The sewn-in bathtub groundsheet provides comfort and keeps out insects
Taped seam flysheet.
Condensation and insects are reduced inside the Vango Vail 500 due mesh ventilation on the inner bedrooms.
Bugs and draughts are kept at bay with the bathtub inner groundsheet.
The poles are colour coded for easier pitching.
Increased light due to Crystal Clear windows.
Access to the Vango Vail 500 is made easy with the front and side doors.
The large, easy clean, zip-off canopy can be used to provide extra shelter.
Increased ventilation is available from the mesh side entrance
Included is a zip roller bag for storage and transportation.

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