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Tent Reviews: Vango Vista 800

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38 Reviews of the Vista 800         Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2   3   4  

By: Catb2014  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

We have had our Vista 800 dlx for several years now, we have had numerous stays in it, with up to 6 people (4 adults and 2 children). We have had stays of up to 10 days in the tent. It is relatively easy to put up & take back down, we have had a couple of wet nights/ days & never had any issues the tent leaking. We have since bought a side awning to give more space for cooking etc. During the last stay in the tent there was one night of very heavy rain & wind (hurricane bertha) the tent withstood a lot of rain & heavy winds with no damage in the morning. I am very impressed with the experience with this tent to date & looking forward to the next stay we have in it.
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By: Ezr01  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2004   Rating: 

Great tent, not too difficult to put up. Nice and spacious, tall enough for my 6 foot 4 husband to stand up inside, which is the main reason why we bought it. Could do with better ventilation for holding up the flaps on the vents. We have added a porch, which is fabulous. Good customer service from Vango when we needed replacement poles after 10 years!
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By: Dave o 15  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

This is our second tent and we are very pleased with it. We only use one pod and there are two adults and two children (8+13) so we can use the other end for living space. We manage to fit a table with two benches some shelves and all our bags in. It could do with some more windows in so it's not so enclosed. We did buy a canopy which makes it a lot better.
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By: Sam117  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

This is the first tent I've owned since I was a child and I have to say I love it! The tent was simple enough to erect even with two very bored toddlers! The weather was pretty poor and there was not one drop of rain leaking through! The one thing I would like to add to the tent would be windows it did feel quite enclosed.

There are four of us and as the children are only small we stayed in the same room so only needing to use one pod it gave us loads of room and an extra door for ventilation if needed. Again there is plenty of room for the four of us even if both pods were in use there would be plenty it has handy little storage pockets for shoes ect all over it and fly nets to the doors of the sleeping areas. Great tent. I can't wait to use again!
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By: Marty2711  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

I've posted about the Vista 800DLX previously, but having now done a two week holiday in it I'd like to say some more about it.

We used it for our holidays this year in the South West during early July. Remember the weather? Yip, we got a drenching for about ten of our fourteen days! We got soaked on more than one occasion when out and about.

The tent on the other hand coped with every turn the weather the threw at it. It never leaked a drop of water and kept us bone dry for the full two weeks. That WAS a major result and such a relief. Some others camping nearby us abandoned their tents and locked them down, coming back a day or two later to collect them.

One other thing about the Vista 800DLX. Accessories can be hard to find. I've just about managed to get everything for mine, but not with a Vista name tag on it. The front porch extension (which is really handy) is for the Vango Tigris 800. There's a slight colour difference but no big deal. The footprint groundsheet is also from the Tigris 800 range and the carpet I was going to buy was from the same range until I did some homework and found the HiGear Kalahari 8 to be exactly the same size and 30 quid cheaper!

Overall the tent is coping well, there are some small stitching issues on the inners and some toggles have long since given up the ghost (clothes pegs work wonders!) but nothing that affects the performance of the tent.

The Vista doesn't really stand out from the crowd anymore given some of the Outwells and Hi Gears that are going around, those tents really look the part, but from a value for money point of view, the space on offer and the additions that can be made to enhance it's performance and reliability perspective I think it would be hard to beat!
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By: Petrini  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We have a vista 800. Used it for the first time this weekend. Not the best time to go camping, at night it was winds up to 23m/s and pouring Down. In the morning we saw signs and à few flagposts laying down. But even tough we didnt sleep much we where dry and warm.

We hope to have more luck weather wise next time
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By: SA2009  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Bought from go outdoors last summer, our first tent which we bought to see if we like camping and we do! Big tent, especially if you can leave the front bedroom out. I also got a carpet for it which really made a difference (although was hard to track down!) For anyone who is on the hunt for a carpet for it, the Vango tigris 800 carpet is a perfect fit. Easy to pitch even for us first timers. Downside for us is there is no fly mesh on the doors/windows and the doors do not zip all the way around leaving a gap at the bottom which can get draughty!
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By: Ryan+sarah  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We have had this tent for a year now and have really put it through its paces by letting a toddler loose on it!

Its very easy to put up and down, it takes us about 15 minutes, the fly sheet can be tricky to get back into the bag, so make a note of how it comes out.

Loads of room inside, especially if you take down the front bedroom (the one against the large door) and the removable partitions in the bed room are very handy.
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By: Joshsayers  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We are beginner campers and this tent is a brilliant first tent. We only use one bedroom department as there is only the 3 of us so we have plenty of living space the only downside to this tent is that is quite a hassle to put up with only 2 people. We soon got used to it . Excellent tent ,would recommend
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By: Marty2711  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Having just started camping with our two young kids last year and not having considered the draw backs of not having a sewn in ground sheet we bought a Rage Alta 6. Now altogether it was a good tent and afforded good stability and shelter in rough weather but was a bit draughty.

This year we decided if we were going to go camping regularly we should really get something a bit better so we had a good look around and decided on a Vango Vista 800DLX.

What a difference. Sewn in bath-tub groundsheet, storm flaps, three doors giving all sorts of options, little storage pods (which are always full with all sorts of odds and ends!)and really good overall storage space, especially if only one bedroom pod is being used.

We just came back yesterday from a trip to South West Scotland and to say the weather through the night Fri/ Sat was rough would be conservative. Wind and rain for about 4 hours. In the morning we had a good look round and all seemed to well with the tent, no movement and no water ingress, so all together it did really well. We lent our Rage Alta to my wife's sister and her family - we all ended up in the Vista on the second night!

A brilliant buy - has certainly passed it's early tests well and we're looking forward to giving it some longer outings next year.
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Manufacturer's Description

With a big living/storage place and three separate bedrooms, the Vango Vista 800 DLX is ideal for family or group camping. Crystal clear windows and mesh your ventilation all add to the light and airy feel inside this tent. A great size 8 person tent with a full length ground sheet.

If you're looking for a tent with mountain attitude, the TBS Vista is the tent for you. Offering massively sized accomodation for a family or group camping from the car. Large living area for storage and domestic duties. The TBS®, Tension Band System provides enhanced stability.


* Vango Lifetime Guarantee.
* TBS® – Tension Band System ensures that the tent performs in adverse weather conditions, especially high winds.
* Fire Retardant; flysheet, inner tent, mesh and groundsheet have been treated with a 'Fire-Retardant' treatment to reduce the possibility of ignition from naked flames.
* Protex® 3000 polyester fly; durable, totally waterproof and reliable.
* Seam taped fly for long lasting protection.
* Flysheet first pitching for quick and dry pitching.
* Mesh ventilation on inner tent reduces build-up of condensation and keeps bugs out .
* Bathtub inner groundsheets ensure total climate protection.
* External continuous pole sleeves for ease of pitching.
* Colour coded poles ensure the correct poles are in the correct pole sleeves.
* NEW window/vents set into side doors allow maximum ventilation and help reduce condensation.
* 'Crystal Clear' windows with internal covers allow maximum light into the tent as well as outside viewing.
* NEW Riser Groundsheet® in porch area adds additional comfort and adaptability.
Comes packed in two boxes - one measuring approx 80 x 43 x 48cm and the other around 78 x 20 x 20cm.
* 3 pocket, valise style carry bag is easy to pack and go.

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