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Vango Icarus 500 Deluxe Tent

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Retail Price £340.00

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A roomy and easy to pitch base for 5 campers or festival-goers.

The Vango Icarus 500DLX's winning combination of space, flexibility and simplicity keep it popular with anyone looking for a weekend tent for family camping or festival visits. Now with more sleeping space, larger windows and adjustable low level ventilation, the Icarus 500 keeps evolving and improving.

Pitching is a breeze - the Powerflex fibreglass poles slide through the heavy duty pole sleeves and are easily secured with a ring and pin system, allowing you to erect and collapse the tent 'as-one' and keep the inner tent dry. In windy conditions the Vango Tension Band System makes the Icarus more sturdy and stable against gusts or knocks.

The outer is waterproof Protex 4000 polyester with taped seams to prevent leaks, and the fully sewn-in groundsheet is a simple solution for keeping out draughts and creepy crawlies.

The enormous front porch is great for storing gear, furniture, bikes etc, and the new larger windows give great all-round visibility and let in lots of light.

The side mesh door on the Vango Icarus 500 allows for insect-free ventilation, and the parallel-zip front door can be extended out as a canopy using awning poles (not included).

Front and rear venting and a breathable inner keep you comfortable inside, and 'comfort colours' (darker over the bedroom) mean there's no rush to get out of the tent on those bright mornings.

It comes with an oversized handled carry-bag that makes packing away simple.

(Please note: models from 2016 onwards do not feature the guyline tensioners shown in this video)
  • Easy pitch tunnel style, pre-attached guylines, sewn-in groundsheet
  • Fully wind & rain tested
  • Cable entry with cable tidies, hanging storage, reflective webbing, easy-find inner clips
  • Vango AirZone ventilation
  • 2 full mesh doors, detachable flexible inner divider, part mesh inner doors


Berth: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Doors: 2
Height (cm): 195.00
Length (cm): 470.00
Width (cm): 315.00
Flysheet Hydrostatic Head (mm): 4000
Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm): 10000
Weight (kg): 14.80
Pack Size (cm): 70 x 30 x 31
Pitching Order: Outer First
Pole Style: PowerFlex Fibreglass
Number of Poles: 3
Fire Retardant: Yes
Pitching Time: 12
Flysheet Fabric: Protex® 4000HH polyester embossed
Inner fabric: Breathable polyester ‘lights out’
Groundsheet Fabric: Polyethylene 10000HH
Pole Composition: Fibreglass
Recommended Use: Weekend
Tent Features: Fire Retardant

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  • 5 out of 5
Vango Icarus 500 Deluxe Tent, 22 June 2017
By Jaydon06 (Bedford)
Had this tent 3 years now. It has been brilliant. Easy to erect just me and my 11 year old grandson get the job done in 20 mins. It has stood up to 4 children wind and rain. It is spacious as due to British weather we have often brought in the table and got the board games out. I highly recommend this product worth every penny.

  • 5 out of 5
Vango icarus, 21 June 2017
By Freesia (Nottingham)
Used the tent for the first time. We went to the Lake District. There were severe winds. I thought we wouldn't last the night. The tent withstood the severe winds and rain. I didn't use the awning for the first two nights. The third night we decided to put the awning up aswell. That too withstood wind and rain. Great tent great value as we got it on the wow offer with carpet, footprint and awning. We went as a couple with two large dogs. Just the right size. As an experienced camper and very fond of frame tents. This was an experience, one I'm happy to repeat. Perfect for a young family but feel that the divider in the spacious inner tent does not offer enough privacy for parents with teenagers. Also I prefer zips to finish at the top of the inner tent if you have young adventurers. Having said that. This tent is perfect for my husband and I with the springers. Plenty of room. We are both over 50.

  • 5 out of 5
A great tent. Survived the worst of West Coast weather ., 10 June 2017
By Viking Princess (Isle of Skye)
This tent took some hammering during our week long break in the Scottish Highlands. The first night we tested our new tent, the heavens opened and we were mercilessly attacked by the weather gods. Not a drop leaked in.The TBS worked to the full, when the rainstorm set in. . When we moved to a new location, we yet again tested our new Icarus to the full. Glencoe not only had the West Coast rain, but also the infamous midges to offer. Our only problem was trying to get in and out of the side door, without too much water dripping down into the tent. Again, not a drop leaked in through the tent cloth or the seams. And with the sealed/sown-in groundsheet, very few midges got in. The side windows were great and allowed lots of light in. We did invest in 2 extra ground sheets to go onto the ground as a footprint,to protect the tent from getting dirty (worm casts and such like). It worked really well. When dismantling the tent, we had a clean platform to work on. Next time we go camping, we shall bring our Vango tarp, to make full use of the front entrance instead. If the sun shines -.

  • 3 out of 5
vango icarus 500, 08 June 2017
By dave (purton)
Tent went up easily enough, unfortunately one of the seams at the back wasn't complete (about a 6 inch gap). Couldn't be done having to take it back down and return it so will patch it myself and live with it.

  • 5 out of 5
Vango icarus, 07 June 2017
By Stro snr68 (Liverpool)
Great tent upgraded from the outwell Durango to the vango Icarus & totally a different class of tent,had wind gales from the Irish Sea to heavy rain & all is good,it didn't blow away or leak any water,the storm straps are a helpful extra as was the sown in groundsheet,been out in it most weekends & good for 2 or 5 peeps,easy to put up with 2 people great tent,well done vango

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