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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 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.

The whole Vango Icarus 500 packs easily into a handled carry-bag for simple transportation, and takes up minimal space when not in use.

  • Weight:  14.8kg   
  • Packed size: 70cm x 30cm x 31cm (2014)
  • Easy pitch tunnel style, pre-attached guylines
  • Sewn-in groundsheet
  • Fully wind & rain tested
  • Cable entry with cable tidies
  • Pelmet
  • Hanging storage
  • Reflective webbing, easy-find inner clips
  • Vango AirZone ventilation
  • 2 full mesh doors, detachable flexible inner divider, part mesh inner doors
  • Handled carry bag


Berth: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Doors: 2
Height (cm): 195.00
Length (cm): 470.00
Width (cm): 315.00
Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm): 10000
Pitching Order: Outer First
Pole Style: PowerFlex Fibreglass
Number of Poles: 3
Fire Retardant: Fire Retardant
Pitching Time: 12minutes
Flysheet Fabric: Protex® 4000HH polyester embossed
Inner fabric: Breathable polyester ‘lights out’
Groundsheet Fabric: Polyethylene 10,000HH

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  • 5 out of 5
Fantastic Tent, 24 July 2014
By Graeme (Doncaster)
This was our first tent so we wanted a tent that was easy and quick to put up. Also, with the aim of longer camping holidays and having 2 dogs we wanted a larger tent that we could stand in.
This tent really does tick all the boxes. I have never put a tent up in my life and this only took 20-25mins (after an initial practice in garden). It was so simple and the instructions actually make sense.

I love how light this tent was with the different window sections and 2 door ways that you could have open. Great storage pockets too and plenty of room in the living space. The bedrooms were very nice with a blackout fabric to keep it nice and dark in the evenings.

We are so pleased we chose this tent and thoroughly enjoyed a first camping trip. I would recommend this tent to anyone.

  • 4 out of 5
Icarus500, 13 July 2014
By Happy campers (Aberdeenshire)
Bought our Icarus 500 about 4weeks ago checked everything was there in out garden just come back from ballater for 2 nights and very pleased with tent our last one was Bangor Tigra 400 was good but there's more space and windows and loved the fly screen on front door can't wait to go camping again

  • 3 out of 5
Had a few problems but customer service fantastic, 09 July 2014
By Claire (Poole)
We brought this tent last week to use camping at the weekend. We travelled over 2 hours away to the campsite we booked. When we go there we laid the tent out to put up and found there was no Poles in the tent bag and so had to sleep in our friends tent lounge area. I was of course not happy at all as it was very very tight for space with me, my partner 2 dogs and both my friends in a 3 man tent. As soon as we returned home we took the tent back to go outdoor and the manager was apologetic and replaced . We were never told to pitch the tent at home before leaving to make sure everything was there I just asumed it would be! I wrote to the customer complaints team as i wanted compensation for the inconvenience we had. I did read that the customer service was a nightmare, but i was very impressed. They listened to my case and offered me a small amount of compensation. We still have yet to pitch the tent and stay in it but will keep you posted.

  • 5 out of 5
Very good, 18 June 2014
By jay (Worcester)
Bought this tent recently and very impressed easy set up and to pack away. Large enough for four of us.
My tip is to check prices elsewhere. Take a print out as proof of lower price and they will beat it by 10%*, they did this for me.

*Terms & Conditions apply

  • 4 out of 5
Vango Icarus 500, 17 June 2014
By Gower
Bought this in 2013...wanted the lightest largest and strongest Tent I could find...The Icarus fitted all the above criteria.....Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children comfortably NOT 5 (unless there are 4 small children and 1 adult)...However the extension would be worth getting if you are camping as a family of 4 for more than a long weekend as it gets a little cramped...For 2 adults it is fine ..The only reason I havent bothered with the extension is because of the extra weight...

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