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Vango Icarus 500 Deluxe Tent

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Retail Price £320.00Was £249.99

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

The Vango Icarus 500 Deluxe'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.

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


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: Fire Retardant
Pitching Time: 12minutes
Flysheet Fabric: Protex® 4000HH polyester embossed
Inner fabric: Breathable polyester ‘lights out’
Groundsheet Fabric: Polyethylene 10000HH

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  • 5 out of 5
Good tent for the price, 17 August 2016
By Dave6859 (Liverpool)
I bought this on the 7th August 16 and went to Dorset on the 8th for 5 nights. Weather was lovely all week so no rain to test how waterproof it was. We had 3 adults and 1 child (9). Tent was put up in about 10 mins by two adults and pegged out in maybe a further 20 mins. We were in no rush so you could do it quicker, it's very easy to put up even though I hadn't even had it out the bag until we got there! For me good design, bright and airy with covers over all the windows. Fly screen on both doors and also a small area at the top of each bedroom door for ventilation. Plenty of room in the living area but I would say the tent was better suited to 4 adults or 2 adults/3 children. Vents on the front/side/back though we did suffer with condensation. Having said that I've yet to own a tent that doesn't. I'd recommend this tent for the above mentioned numbers for the design and simplicity of putting it up, in fact I reckon I could put this up myself and I'm 57! There is the exact amount of pegs in the bag for pegging out, no spares so you may want to take extra just in case.The only other thing of note is that the front door can be used as a canopy as there are holes either side at the bottom for poles, but in my bag anyway they were not supplied which I thought was a bit odd. I don't know whether there should have been?? Over to you Go Outdoors! (Liverpool)

  • 5 out of 5
Vango Icarus 500 deluxe, 01 August 2016
By Lee (Stoke-on-Trent)
We brought this tent 2 weeks ago and had a long weekend away last week. The tent was very easy to pitch up especially for people who didn't really have much experience. Is very spacious inside especially for a family of 3 with an 3 year old. Plenty of room in the inner tent for sleeping also. Very light inside with a lot of clear windows which can also be blacked out. I would highly recommend this tent.

  • 5 out of 5
Vango 500, 01 August 2016
By Scott (Edinburgh)
Great tent been away a few times with this one been superb so far, easy to assemble kids love it.

  • 3 out of 5
good for the price but a couple of quibbles, 20 July 2016
By salome2001 (Bristol)
bought 3 years ago and has had at least one outing a year.
definitely a 4 person tent unless you have very small children who like cuddling up together
Pros: easy to set up, light, easy to ventilate
Survived several very windy days
1. the side door has no canopy so if you roll the side up the rain comes in.Poor design
2. poor waterproofing: see below
3. The optional canopy is , IMHO, not worth it compared to a separate gazebo. for one, it is open ended so rain comes in .
Another very real problem is that where the canopy attaches to the tent touches the tent fabric- a lot!- and acts as a conduit for water to leak into the tent . REALLY poor design!
- buy the footprint, it really makes a difference keeping the groundsheet dry and clean
- don't bother with the tent carpet- two cheap-as-chips plastic backed Go Outdoors picnic blankets do the job for a fraction of the price

  • 5 out of 5
Great tent easy to pitch, 08 July 2016
By KentCat (Kent)
A fantastic offer on a great tent. Given the size I was a little hesitent about two of us putting it up but it was really simple and easy. Although we didn't use the divider in the bedrooms there is clearly lots of space for multiple occupants. Hanging pockets in the middle are really useful!

highly recommend, lots of space and reasonable price.

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