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.
|Flysheet Hydrostatic Head (mm):
|Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm):
|Pack Size (cm):
||70 x 30 x 31
|Number of Poles:
||Protex® 5000HH polyester embossed
||Breathable polyester ‘lights out’
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Icarus 500 - Fantastic Tent, 26 June 2015
By DJ (UK)
We go camping a few times a year and decided to purchase a slightly smaller tent to make it easier to go away last minute weekend breaks. The Icarus tent is like a tardis - small on the outside but extremely roomy on the inside. Pitching is a breeze and so far it has stood up to torrential rain and strong winds - would recommend. Also, customer service at Go-Outdoors is second to none, thanks
Very happy with my purchase, 12 June 2015
By Sparky Come Here (Leeds)
I bought this tent to replace a 4 man dome tent as I wanted to be able to get dressed standing up and have somewhere to sit when it rains.
There's only myself and two dogs so we have ample room.
I can erect the tent in all but the strongest wind by myself with the help of a few weights to hold down one end. It takes me about 30 minutes to erect compared with the 15 for my dome tent but the extra space and headroom makes it worthwhile.
I used it all last season and a couple of times this years and it still looks like new. No leaks or signs of fading.
The footprint and carpet are next on my list.
By graham (milton keynes)
Bought this tent to replace a ten year old tunnel tent. Put it up with out reading instructions. Realised I had made a mistake checked instructions to understand pole marking. Then easy. Tent large inside dry and did not shake to much in the wind. Read other reviews so long as you do the fly nets up no drafts from under the doors. Bought it when it was very cheap but a good tent. Given it five stars and recommended to my parents
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.
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