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Vango Illusion TC 800XL AirBeam Tent 2019

The epitome of luxury camping, the Illusion TC 800XL AirBeam® is design for families who go on longer summer breaks and are looking for a tent to enrich their camping experience. This tent is availabl...
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The epitome of luxury camping, the Illusion TC 800XL AirBeam® is design for families who go on longer summer breaks and are looking for a tent to enrich their camping experience. This tent is available in two sizes - the 500XL and 800XL - to accommodate different sizes of family. It's part of Vango's TC range, which stands for 'Technical Cotton', a high-quality polycotton material that aids in-tent ventilation and helps to prevent condensation. The inclusion of Vango's 30%-broader Superbeam airbeams makes this a great tent that offers really good value for money.

Why TC?

This tent is designed with a superior TC Polycotton flysheet (65% cotton / 35% polyester mix) which is extremely durable and will aid climate regulation within the tent, whilst providing protection from the elements. Polycotton tents are great for regulating temperature so, if you're in hot weather, it will stay cooler - perfect if you're camping in Europe's warmer climes - and it also keeps you warmer at night as the material is breathable. TC tents are also long-lasting due to the strength of the cotton that means it won't rip easily or be subject to UV-damage as much as some non-TC tents. Another thing that customers tend to like about TC tents is that they're quieter in the wind when you're trying to get to sleep, unlike some synthetic-material tents that can sound like you're inside a plastic bag!

This tent sleeps 8 people, with the bedrooms at the rear that can now be opened up into one big bedroom, then, moving forward into the living area and the porch with the enclosed front door. The bedroom inner for the living area is included with the tent. This is easily removable, some people moving it out of the way during the day to allow for a bigger living area. Also, a nice little feature is the storage pockets - just in front of the inner tents.

The front porch is excellent as a food-prep area and for sheltered storage to keep all your belongings dry - walking boots, bikes, cooking equipment, bags and chairs - or it's ideal for moving out of the sun for a few hours. The big main door on the porch can be zipped all the way to one side, so you can access the tent easily and have plenty of air-flow, or you can zip it half-way. Behind this, you have the large door into the living area which, again, can be opened-up completely to one side or half-way.

The new Vango Sky Track II system is also a feature in the Illusion tent, allowing you to add various Vango accessories such as their new lighting system and SkyLiners etc.

Some of the top features in this tent are the big Superbeam Airbeams for a sturdier tent in windy conditions, the king-size bedrooms, large living area and spacious pre-attached awning which can be used for additional living or storage space, zip-up curtains throughout, mesh doors and an enclosed front canopy for greater weather protection and privacy. 


Optional Extras

Vango Rivendale / Illusion 800XL Footprint and Awning Groundsheet 2018
RRP £55.00
Our Price: £49.99
Vango Rivendale / Illusion 800XL Carpet 2018
RRP £95.00
Our Price: £84.99
Vango Illusion TC 800XL Sun Canopy 2018
Our Price: £169.99
Vango Airbeam Zephyr Pump
RRP £75.00
Our Price: £64.99

- Pack Size: L83.0 x H55.0 x W59.0cm
- Weight: 55.0kg
- Pitching time: 12min

Inflatable AirBeam Structure

Allows pole-free pitching, ensuring your tent is pitched within a matter of minutes. (Double-action hand-pump included. 12v electric pumps optional for powering from a vehicle.)


Larger diameter, inflatable 'SuperBeams' are used with certain shapes and fabrics, to further enhance the AirBeam experience.

AirSpeed Valves

New AirSpeed Valves make inflating and deflating your AirBeam tent quick and effortless.

Vango ProtexTC Cotton Flysheet

A premium PU-coated polyester fabric which is coated with a number of different waterproofers, according to the type of tent it's to be used on. Polyester fabrics, if compared to similar nylons, have greater elasticity and are less prone to ripping if you trip on a guyline or pegging point. Also, because polyester absorbs less water than nylon, the tent will sag less when it gets wet. TC Cotton also helps to keep the tent cooler when the weather is hot and warmer in cold conditions.

Covered Entrance

Gives a sheltered entrance to your tent, preventing rain from dripping into the living area.

Zipped Privacy Curtains

Zipped curtains to allow varying levels of opening. Fit to the flysheet with no gaps and simply roll down into a pocket when not in use. Simple and quick to use. 

Factory-Taped Seams

All flysheet and groundsheet seams are factory-taped, providing a strong, watertight seal.

Fire-Retardant Fabrics

Fabrics that meet the European EN5912 safety standard.

Secondary Mesh Doors

Zipped, secondary mesh doors inside all flysheet doors allow ventilation whilst keeping insects outside.

Low and High Ventilation

Low and high ventilation vents - now 50% larger in size - combine to create a comfortable flow of air through the tent and reduce condensation.

Sewn-in Groundsheet

Adds to the comfort of your tent by providing a bug and draught-free environment. Attaches to the flysheet with an external storm skirt to provide all-round protection.


Oxford Ripstop Polyester Groundsheet

Maximises the strength and durability of your groundsheet.

Polycotton Inner Tent

A high-quality fabric inner that provides a luxurious feel to tent.

Generous King-Sized Bedrooms

Bedrooms big enough to fit a double-sized airbed or double sleep-mat.

TBS®II Tension Band System

Ensures tent performs well in adverse conditions, especially in strong, changeable winds, by bracing the AirBeam at 3 points and preventing sideways movement. 

Double Zip-Doors

Provides additional flexibility by allowing the top of the door to be opened slightly for increased ventilation.

NEW Skylight 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.

Diamond Clear Windows

Large Diamond Clear windows maximise light and visibility.

Lights-out Inner Tent

Darker fabric is used on bedroom compartment inners to reduce the amount of early-morning light if you want a lie-in.

Zipped Inner Divider

Offers greater privacy between inner bedrooms. Can be rolled away when not required.

Bedroom Pockets

Conveniently positioned bedroom-inner pockets for storing your essentials.

Living-Area Pockets

Storage pockets are conveniently positioned for storing essentials.

SkyTrack II®

A flexible hanging system which allows you to easily attach lighting, storage or Vango's new SkyLiners. The SkyTrack system truly allows you to design your tent to suit your needs.

Adaptable Door Step

Allows the door step to easily be dropped to ground level so you can effortlessly enter your tent without needing to step over the entrance.

High Cable-Entry

A high cable-entry point on the internal wall allows increased flexibility when feeding power cables into the tent or awning.

Line-Lok Guyline Adjusters

Patented guyline runners that are lightweight, easy to use and will hold-firm in windy conditions.

High-Visibility Guylines

Make them easier to see, and less likely to trip over, when walking around in low light conditions.

360º Night-Time Reflection Points

Multiple reflective points around the tent ensure that it's easy to spot in the dark.

Supplied with pump

Comes with a double-action hand-pump that will rapidly inflate your tent.

Easypack Roller-Bag

A durable roller-bag to take the effort out of moving your tent.

2-Year Warranty

For your peace of mind, this product carries a 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty.