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Tent Reviews: Vango Yukon 600

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Discontinued
6  (more 6 berth tents)
23.00 KG
£230.00
3
Fully Sewn-in
Fly first
Average User Rating:
8.17/10 from 6 reviews

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6 Reviews of the Yukon 600

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

We bought this tent in early 2008 and have used it about six times so far,in varying weather conditions with no problems.

Fairly easy and quick to put up and take down even when its raining but like all tunnel tents it could probably be a bit fiddly in strong winds

We have found condensation to be very light with the vents closed at night and it soon dries out when you open the vents in the morning,this is however with only two adults and one infant inside so it might be a bit different with six adults.

The sewn in ground sheet keeps it nice and dry around the bottom of the tent but we would recommend getting the footprint. This keeps the tent groundsheet dry and clean and makes pitching easier,as you space out your tent with the footprint so no dragging your tent about on the ground also makes folding the tent for repacking very easy.

We brought the tent as a package with the footprint and also a carpet, we have only used the carpet once and found it to be more trouble than it was worth as it doesn't attach to anything and just ends up moving about.

Plenty of guy rope points to keep it stable in windy weather and we like the little Velcro guy tidy s, as a family tent it could have done with a cable entry point but its easy enough to feed through the big end door

I wouldn't class this tent as a family six berth as with the two bedroom sections fitted, the living space would be very restricted but a very good tent for couples or small family's

All in all a very good tent with a just a few minor niggles but well worth the money.
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By: Smartrascal  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Having done extensive research into what tents are available, we eventually decided on the Yukon 600, complete with carpet & footprint. The main deciding factors when looking for a tent were: quality, standing room throughout and not too confined (for 2 of us). The Yukon 600 gave us a reasonable bedroom (with standing height) and also a good sized living area.

We put it up for the first time last week when when we went camping and were very impressed at how easy and quick it was to erect.

Everything was as expected except for the fact that the bedroom window let in a lot of wind as the velcro on it opened up during the night. We will remedy this situation ourselves by adding some extra velcro.

During our stay, the wind really got up but the Yukon withstood it marvellously! It also rained quite heavily but we stayed completely dry.

We had been concerned about the issue of condensation, but actually had very little.

The carpet was a very welcome addition to our camping equipment & I would definitely recommend buying one.
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By: Icole7  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Having owned and used a selection of Vango tents over the last 20 years I was rather disappointed with our first family tent, the Vango Yukon 600. Think it has finished off my brand loyalty!

It has leaked on the seams both times we have used it and has suffered from condensation. The zips on the door seem prone to sticking and getting caught up in the material that is supposed to cover them up. Look like they are designed to last a season or two, not the generation that the other Vango products I own have lasted. The first time we used it wind was gusting up to 30mph and it was quite draughty in the main sleeping compartment as there is a mesh window in it that is not possible to close. Also, quite noisy as the construction means it can move around quite a bit.

Only good feature is the skylights and the sturdy carry bag.
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By: Gouldts  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I bought a Vango Yukon 600 at the weekend and I love it! I had pondered over lots of different tents and I went and had a look at some in the shops but I didn't like the layouts in some and the living areas weren't always that great. The tent is for me, my boyfriend and my big dobermann.

As soon as I walked into the Vango Yukon I knew it was THE ONE! It has 2 lovely big triangular roof windows so you can gaze at the stars. It makes the tent lovely and bright inside. There are covers for each of the roof windows so you can cover them over at night if you want. There are 2 windows at the side - half see-through, half mesh. The windows have flexible zip covers so you can have them half window only, half mesh only or half window and half mesh or completely closed. There is also a full mesh 'window' at the back where the 2 bedroom bit is. The mesh sections all have zip covers on the outside of the tent which when pegged out, keep the air circulating through the mesh and which shelter the mesh from the rain.

There is one side door which zips up both sides and can also be used as a canopy. There is also a large front entrance which can also be used as a canopy. You would only use this door if the other bedroom had been left out.

This is a 6-berth tent with a vis-a-vis lay out (a bedroom at opposite ends of the tent). The largest bedroom inner tent buttons up at the back of the tent and has it's own groundsheet. It holds 4 people and has a divider down the middle which can be pulled back to make 1 big bedroom. For me and the OH, we're just going to leave the divider back and keep the bedroom as one big room. The bedroom doors have a half mesh section at the top of the doors to allow good ventilation. This can be zipped over to cover the mesh if you prefer. Another bedroom can be put in at the other end of the tent (by the front door). This holds 2 people and is obviously smaller than the other bedroom. We have chosen to leave this bedroom out and instead have a much larger living area. If you do this, there is ample room for a table and chairs. The head height is great and you can comfortably walk about in the tent. The groundsheet of the tent is sewn-in and is very good. It can be pegged down at the 2 doors to stop you from tripping over it. This is a good idea although when the doors are shut it does mean that there is a small gap in the tent although the groundsheet flaps do toggle up at these bits. A small dog may be able to fit through these if they tried but hopefully my dobermann won't manage it!

This Vango tent is a premium family tent which means you get a few extras. The waterproofing is 5000 which is great. I've had my tent up for a week in the garden now and it's rained everyday. So far there aren't any drips in the tent. The tent has ventilation all the way around the bottom of the tent (covered by a storm skirt). The tent also has a few other extra vents at the top of the tent. The poles are coated which helps prevent them from snapping. It's quite easy to erect although probably better to have 2 people doing it. Your inner stays dry when erecting it.

I would definitely recommend this tent to anyone. It's light and airy and has lots of space inside it. It is flexible space and you can choose to have the bedrooms in or not. I think it might be a tight squeeze for 6 people but it's an excellent large roomy tent for a couple and a doggy.
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By: Campingcamp  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We used this tent in France for a week - didn't experience any more than moderate rain and winds with no problems. It took us an hour and a quarter to erect it first time out of the bag. Not difficult but not a one man job unless you're strong and patient. We reckon it'll take at least 45 mins next time.

The poles were not colour coded, in spite of that being one the selling points, but it didn't take a genius to work it out (instructions also missing from the bag). We bought it for £180 online so reckoned that it was good value. We loved the space, but we were only 2 people. We reckoned that it would be comfortable for 3 people as the 2 main bedrooms are certainly not doubles unless you're midgets and like each other a lot. Best used as one big comfortable bedroom. And as for the third bedroom being for 2 adults - well we decided Vango were having a laugh.One adult or 2 friendly kids.

The side door zip constantly snagged the zip guard, and the door itself was a bit small if you're using both bedrooms as the big door gets lost with the insertion of the 2nd bedroom. The living area could do with some pockets, and the bedroom ventilation was a pain if you didn't get it right before you went to bed. You have to open or close the window flap from the outside of the tent, so if you get a bit chilly in the night you have to go outside and get even chillier. And the amount of ventilation possible is minimal. My old tent has a flap on the inside that you can zip over the mesh which is a much better design. These inside flaps are present on the door vents of the bedroom but they only ventilate into the living area. Boat style sewn in groundsheet was fab at keeping out puddles, and didn't cause any condensation problems. Nice that it came with awning poles, though you couldn't stand under the big door awning as it was too low a ceiling - a pain for moving through it, or working under it as you could only sit.

All in all we thought it good value for money, and as our first foray into tents that you can stand up in, we were generally pleased with it. We do wish though that we'd bought a generous 4 man tent rather than a mean 6 man tent, as we felt we were carrying unnecessary weight and volume for minimal benefit.
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By: MeppershallKev  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Lovely tent, only a shortish review for now as it was only a long weekend stay, have a 7 day stay next weekend.

Easy to erect, this is a major concern as I often camp alone or with my 3 yr old daughter, so simplicity is a boon.

Its got a great living area and we love sitting in it on moody nights chatting and having a drink.

Packed away lovely too, which has been a problem with other tents we've owned, but this was a breeze.

Our family is us 2 plus one 3yr old daughter, and space is more than enough, but if I had two or three kids or friends to stay I would prefer the 800 purely for the increased space.
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Manufacturer's Description

# Protex® 5000 polyester waterproof, durable and reliable
# Taped seams for waterproof protection
# Storm skirt system waterproof exterior skirt system which creates dry comfort zones.
# Flysheet first pitching inner tents are kept dry
# Guy tidy velcro holder allows guylines to be packed neatly, making re-pitching easier
# 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
# TBS® II – Tension Band System unique internal bracing system, ensures tent performs in adverse weather conditions, especially high winds
# Front and rear flysheet vents with covers allows continual airflow enhancing comfort
# PE waterproof groundsheet 5000HH minimum ensures dry inner tents
# Sewn-in groundsheet fully enclosed to protect against unwanted draughts and bugs
# Heavier weight in living areas increased durability in high traffic areas
# Mesh vents on inners allows continual airflow enhancing comfort
# Air flow vent system new system of repeated small vents below skirt level ensures low to high ventilation throughout the tent when open
# Double zip windows flexible internal cover allowing choice between - light and vent, light only or vent only
# Pelmet aesthetic addition to conceal inner attachment points giving the interior a more finished look.
# Skylights light, bright living area during the day, stargazing at night. With internal covers
# Breathable fabric inners creates a comfortable sleeping area
# Flexible inners flexibility allows the inner to be removed if not in use creating additional living or storage space
# Parallel zip door allows the use of accessory King Poles to create a canopy for sheltered entry
# Rain gutter zip cover keeps zip dry
# Roller tent bag oversized to ease the pack away and easy transportation

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