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Review Of The Vango Peace Tipi 500 For 365 Camping Caravanning

 

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Vango Peace Tipi 500
(Sleeping Capacity 5)

 

The Tent
The Vango range of Peace Tipiís is one of range of two new Tipiís by Vango for the new 2009 season. The Peace range is available in Three (300), Five (500) and Eight (800) person sleeping sizeís. The tent uses Vangoís proven Protexís CM Polycotton technology ensuring all the benefits of cotton without the weight of the flysheet and the Powerlite Alloy pole system which ensures a very quick and easy to pitch tent. The tent is a basic Tipi design with good ventilation ensured through the top mesh vents as well as Vangoís airflow vent system. Aimed at couples and festival goersí this tent is sure to be a big hit along with its cheaper option the Juno. We are sure one will be coming to a campsite near you soon. The tent is made to a very high specification (see below) and is designed to ensure comfort and durability.

Flysheet: Protex CM 1500 Polycotton

Powerlite Alloy Pole

PVC Groundsheet

Packs into a single carry bag

Colour: Sage
 

Pitch Footprint, Size And Weight
Width: Front 250 cm widening to 325cm, Length: 325 cm, Height: 205 cm
Packed Size : Tent 65 cm x 21 cm x 19 cm
Weight : 9.25 kg

Erection / Pitching
Erection of this tent is simplicity itself and should take no more ten minutes for the tent to be up and complete. Once the tent is out of the bag we found it easier to loosely peg the rear and side anchor straps. Assemble the alloy centre pole, open the front door and lift and locate the pole on the reinforced pole points at both the top and bottom of the tent. Close the front door, peg down the front two anchor straps and make sure no adjustments are needed on the side and rear anchors. Peg down the remainder of the tipiís elastic pegging points followed by the guy ropes.

Pros and Cons

 

Pros

Cons: 

  • All in one pitching

  • Very easy to erect

  • Stable

  • Eye Catching

 

The Cost
Around £130 for the 500 model as reviewed and around £90 for the 3 person (300) and around £250 for the 8 person (800)

The Verdict
Vango are a very well known and established maker in the camping field and this new range of tentís for the 2009 season is sure to be a big seller with both couples and festival goersí who want a tent a little bit different. The tent is very quick to erect and is well made but we would like to point out that the centre pole does reduce the amount of useable room inside the tent as would be expected which you will need to take into account. Vango have incorporated some nice features into the tent like the Airflow vent system as well as zips in the groundsheet around the door entrance to allow you to drop it and lay it flat. We think the model tested will be a good seller this season and promises to provide eye catching accommodation at many a campsite and festival.

Information and Links
For further information on Vango and their products visit
Vango

Reviewed by Rickit (03/2009)
Note We recommend with all tents that you see them fully erected and satisfy yourself that the product is right for you prior to making a purchase..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

 

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