With so many fantastic Vango tents available right now, how are you supposed to know which one to choose? With great reviews like this one!
If you’re planning on camping with a large group, we can probably guess what you’re thinking; ‘should we all go in one tent or buy a couple of smaller tents?’. This is a dilemma that many people encounter, and you’re right to ask. For larger families especially, you might be worried about leaving children alone in their own tent so you consider one parent in each…but this ruins the family feel to it all, right?
Luckily, there is a solution and Vango is leading the charge with this fantastic Avington 600XL Herbal six-person tent. Due to the pre-angled poles, the interior is spacious and offers more room than a standard curved pole; this is just one of the reasons why we like this design.
According to Vango, despite the size, the tent can still be pitched within 20 minutes. With the fibreglass poles, it offers durability as well as stability in windy conditions and this is always a bonus in the UK. With the front canopy built into the design, extra living space is welcomed by users and the covered entrance prevents rain from dripping inside (a common problem for campers).
As a classic tunnel tent, it really excels with the three rooms so you don’t all have to be crammed into a small space. With a capacity of around 18 square metres, we love the porch areas because this provides a 4 square metre space for equipment. This Vango model also excels with the fully-sealed floor in the living room; if you’re camping with a large group of 30 (with several tents) and somebody needs a space to sleep, there’s no reason why they can’t enjoy the living area.
Designed in Scotland, it’s perhaps not surprising to hear that the 4,000mm hydrostatic head should be enough to keep out most rainfall. However, we should note that the PVC windows and lack of mesh on the ceiling can lead to uncomfortable conditions in the warmer weather.
What about storage and transportation? It packs down to around 70cm x 32xm x 30cm, but it does weigh around 22kg so you won’t be wanting long walks from the car.
Common with Vango, the 70D polyester flysheet offering a waterproof rating of 4,000mm is more than enough for camping trips.
Not only can the divider be removed, the inner tent’s upper portion uses breathable polyester for ventilation. The tent also offers two long vents under the windows and one larger vent behind the sleeping area.
In the sleeping area, darker materials are used and this should prevent it from getting too light early in the mornings.
Finally, how can we talk about a Vango tent without mentioning the TBS Tension Band System for stability during adverse weather conditions?
Due to the sheer weight of the tent, it isn’t suited to long trips through woods and while travelling (but this is to be expected with a six-person tent).
Fantastic design, fantastic features, and a fantastic manufacturer, this six-person tent even has high-visibility guylines, a cable entry port, and opportunities to hang lanterns. Even with the front door, this is some way inside the porch so it can be kept open if you and the kids want to watch the rain!
- Vango PowerFlex fibreglass poles create strong, light and reliable structures
- Pre-angled poles achieve greater internal space than with a standard curve. Provides effective bracing against side winds
- Vango Protex 70 denier polyester flysheet, 4000mm HH - Highly waterproof, durable and reliable fabric
Last update on 2019-03-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
Vango Avington 600XL Herbal