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Vango Icarus 500 Tent

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

The Vango Icarus 500's 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 5000 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.

  • 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

NOTE: some of the printed insert cards that come with this tent have an error, incorrectly stating the flysheet HH rating as 4000. The correct rating is 5000.  


Berth: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Doors: 2
Height (cm): 195.00
Length (cm): 470.00
Width (cm): 315.00
Flysheet Hydrostatic Head (mm): 5000
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: Fire Retardant
Pitching Time: 12minutes
Flysheet Fabric: Protex® 5000HH polyester embossed
Inner fabric: Breathable polyester ‘lights out’
Groundsheet Fabric: Polyethylene 10,000HH

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  • 5 out of 5
Excellent purchase, 26 May 2015
By Amy (Inverness)
Purchased this tent very recently, put it up in the garden for a practice run (very straight forward, only 3 poles) and then set off to an annual festival we attend. Absolutely over the moon with it - not sure I'd fancy putting it up myself as I'm quite small (and it's quite big) and it resembles a sail boat if there's a hint of wind! But once up it was sturdy and water-tight, we had a fairly short but significant downpour one night and couldn't find any signs of leakage. Just so pleased with the quality and space, proper bargain for the price! Would definitely recommend, can't wait to head out adventuring again in it.

  • 4 out of 5
Vango Icarus 500, 13 May 2015
By Mini-camper (worcestershire)
Very easy tent to put up, Good space for all the camping stuff. Front poarch was a good buy. Makes a very good unit for 2 people and a dog.On the plus side it fits in a classic Mini

  • 5 out of 5
absolutely love this tent, 12 May 2015
By flouisep (cardiff)
Bought this tent last year, used it about 4 times as it was near end of season last night high winds and extreme rain, tent was fine stayed dry. I went camping on my own and could put this tent up on my easy. loved it so much have invested in the footprint and carpet .

  • 3 out of 5
Good size but weak poles, 06 April 2015
By Melectra (Manchester)
I loved this tent when we first bought it. Quite easy to put up by two people, lots of windows and zippers to open on warmer days. Also, the size and layout was perfect for me and my two teenaged sons. The colour is lovely and calming too. We had a great week camping in it however one of the poles split at some point which we noticed when taking it down. Additionally, there was a tiny but noticeable tear in one of the windows and the built in ground sheet was not very tough. GoOutDoors gave a full refund after inspection though thankfully. I would definitely buy another similar sized Vango, but not this model.

  • 5 out of 5
Vango icarus 500 tent, 05 April 2015
By cath (durham)
Got this tent last year. Used it once in beautiful weather and one in 70mph winds. All I can say is WHAT A BRILL TENT!! It withstood all the wind and rain mother nature threw at her.

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