Vango Illusion 500XL Airbeam Tent 2018
The Illusion collection has been updated for 2017 offering a beautiful balance of exquisite design and generous space. The comfortably large 5-person Illusion 500XL AirBeam® tent is extremely quick to pitch. The built-in front awning creates a completely separate living area to use for food preparation, dining or storage. Alternatively, the internal wall can be rolled away to completely open up the tent creating a huge internal space. The Illusion includes features such as extra storage pockets, new skylight windows and covered side entrance, perfect for giving cover on rainy days. With many additional options the options for extending your space, is sure to be the ultimate family tent.
The Vango Illusion 500XL AirBeam tent is ideal for family groups from 3-5 people or more if you wish, this tent has a really good living space, on the living area you have a side entrance which allows you to enter and exit the tent without using the big front door so you can feel really enclosed and cosy, it also has the canopy over the side door just to give extra protection over the door if it’s raining. The mesh screen on the side door allows for plenty of air flow in and out of the tent, without letting any bugs in.
The front porch is excellent for a food prep area and storage so keeping all your belongings dry, such as bikes, cooking facilities, bags and chairs, or ideal for keeping out of the sun for a few hours on some chairs around a table. The big main door on the porch can be zipped all the way to one side, so you can access the tent easily and allow plenty of air-flow or you can zip it half-way if you wish, then behind that door you have the big door into the living area of your tent which again can be opened right up to one side or half-way.
This tent sleeps 5 people, with 2 inner tents at the back sleeping 3 and 2. All inner tents can be removed - some people tend to remove the 2 berth inner for extra storage space or use the inner itself for out-of-sight storage. Also a nice little feature is the storage pockets on the back, just in front of the inner tents.
Curtains are easy to zip-up, so you can have them at whichever height you prefer, plus they go all the way over the sky-lights in the roof, if you wish, then you can just tuck the curtains into themselves at the bottom during the daytime which keeps the tent tidy.
Under each window there are ventilation pockets which are now 50% bigger to reduce condensation and allow more air-flow.
The new Vango SkyTrack system is also a feature in this tent. Based on each beam, this allows you to add various Vango accessories such as their new lighting systems and other accessories you have with you on holiday. Follow this link to the video of the SkyTrack System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeVtTAzebcU
Pack Size: L78.0 x H50.0 x W50.0cm
Pitching time: 10min
Capacity: 8 Person Tent
Family Tent Collections: Elite
Tent Range: Vango Airbeam
Pre-angled Beams - Achieve greater internal space than with a standard curve. Provides effective bracing against winds
Larger diameter beams are used with certain shapes and fabrics, to further enhance the AirBeam experience
All flysheet and groundsheet seams are factory taped - Provides watertight seal
Vango Protex® 420 Double Ripstop 6000HH - expertly designed to maximise strength and durability.
Fully Sewn-in Groundsheet - adds to the comfort of your tent by providing a bug and draught free environment. The groundsheet is attached to the flysheet with an external storm skirt to provide all round protection.
Oxford polyester groundsheet - Fantastic balance between low weight and high durability
Lightweight polyester bathtub groundsheet - provides a lighter inner base which packs smaller yet keeps your bedroom dry and comfortable
NEW Fully zipped front awning - The awning is attached with a full zip to eliminate gaps between this and the tent. The new front door has a curved zip which can be used from either side and will pack into a window pocket at the base so no more rolling away
Part mesh inner door - Allows ventilation, whilst keeping bugs out
Covered entrance - gives a sheltered entrance to your tent, which prevents rain from dripping in to the living area
Secondary mesh doors on all flysheet doors - Provides ventilation whilst keeping insects outside
Double zip door - provides additional flexibility by allowing the top of the door to be opened slightly for increased ventilation
NEW Super Zips on flysheet doors - Stronger, smoother and more durable zips, ideal for the heavier weight flysheet fabric
Living area pockets - Conveniently positioned for storing essentials
NEW 3 Cable Entry Points with Tidies - features more zipped cable entry points, allowing multiple power cables to be used throughout the tent
NEW Sky Hook System - Attachment system which can be used to attach lighting, tidy cables or even hang additional storage units
Bedroom pockets - conveniently positioned pockets for storing your essentials
Lights out inner tent - Darker fabric reduces the amount of early morning light
Generous king-sized bedrooms - big enough to fit a double sized airbed or double sleep mat
Zipped inner divider - Offers greater privacy between inner bedrooms. Roll away when not required
Diamond Clear windows - Maximise light and visibility.
Zipped privacy curtains - Simple and quick to use, zip curtains allow varying levels of opening. Fit to the flysheet with no gaps and simply roll down into a pocket
NEW Sky Light Windows - Windows which run along the roof line of the tent to increase the amount of light during the day and for star gazing at night
Low and high ventilation - Combine to create a comfortable flow of air through the tent, reducing condensation
Our new 50% larger vents allow greater ventilation and significantly reduce the chance of condensation building up
NEW Bedroom low level vents - low level vents enhance ventilation throughout the bedrooms and decrease the chances of condensation building up
Fire retardant fabrics - Meets European EN5912 safety standard
Patented Vango TBS®II Tension Band System ensures tent performs in adverse conditions, especially in strong, changeable winds. When tensioned, the bands brace the pole at 3 points, and prevent sideways movement. Adjust TBS®II to remove slack. Do not over tension, as this may deform the poles. Can be stowed away in calm weather
Easypack roller bag - Durable roller bag to take the effort out of moving your tent
Line-Lok guyline adjusters - Patented guyline runners. Lightweight, easy to use and will hold firm in windy conditions
Reflective guylines with guyline tidies - Woven with a reflective strip to pick up light
Webbing storm straps - Provides secure guying at the front and rear of the awning
360º Night-time Reflection Points - multiple reflective points around the tent ensure that the tent is easy to spot at night.
Reflective trim outline - For visibility in low light