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
- 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
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||Protex® 4000HH polyester embossed
||Breathable polyester ‘lights out’
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Fantastic Tent, 18 February 2015
By Shellebeez (Berkshire)
We love this tent, we've been on many, many week long family holidays. It has withstood storms, heavy winds and rain as well as the sweltering heat. We cannot fault this tent, we bought the canopy, footprint and carpet at the time of purchase and everything has withstood the test of time. We've have had this now for 5 years. One of the poles broke last year, but are very cheap to replace so no complaints there especially due to the high winds it withstood.
Update on accessories, 12 February 2015
By Layby (Manchester)
Agree with all the good things said about the Icarus 500. In response to Freitas (03 February 2015) I have just been into the Go Outdoors Manchester store and the accessories for 2015 have started to arrive. I was assured that they are suitable for the 2014 model.
Vango Icarus 500 (pole), 04 February 2015
By Axle Rose (Derbu UK)
In the last 2 years we have used the tent for 12 weeks in France and Spain. Great tent with no vices, easy to erect' wind proof. Well made, only had one manufacturing problem, the tag to roll up door stitched on wrong side, Chose to live with it rather than return it. A good buy
Great tent, but discontinued and without accessories., 03 February 2015
By Freitas (London)
I have used my Icarus a few times now and I love it. I use for 2 people, so we made one big room and one big living room. I've took a big rain in Cornwall under it and it stood nicely and fairly dry. (small leak in one corner, but a simple towel managed it)
My complaint is that there are no more accessories. I've struggled to buy the carpet, managed to get the footprint, but can't get the awning and anything you need will be expensive on eBay.
Careful with that...
Fab tent!, 24 December 2014
By Stella (Huddersfield)
We have had this tent for a number of years and I can't fault it. The only issue we've ever had is tent poles snapping but they are easy (and cheap) enough to replace.
Last year we ended up in "biblical" weather, where it rained constantly for hours. We were ankle deep in water. The tent held up (albeit very muddy). After a clean, the tent is as good as new.
If you want a decent sized tent, for a decent price then you need to buy this tent!