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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
sleeps more, 27 August 2014
By blades (wolverhampton)
we got five children between 2 and 11.
they slept in the inclosed bit while we slept in the other part and still had room for a table and two chairs.
this tent in sealed area can hold two double air beds and one single airbed and i was amazed how big it was.
and the front we slept in plenty of windows that all seal up and when it rained kept us all dried well worth the money.

Bad points.
setting up first other wise you setting three parts and it easy folds down into one big peace the bag zip broke and the clips that hold the bag broke as well. other wise its a dam good tent

  • 5 out of 5
Perfect!, 25 August 2014
By Family camper (Essex)
Good tent. Took the family and the dog with this tent. Had no problems at all. Good quality and we'll designed. Spacious for the price had no issues standing.

  • 5 out of 5
Happy we bought this, 23 August 2014
By DavisFamily (Leeds)
Took about 45 minutes to put which is no time at all really because I've never put a tent up before. So happy with everything this tent brought to our first family camping holiday. You can not go wrong purchasing this... took some heavy rain every night and winds on the last two. Make sure you buy some heavy duty pegs, they were recommended in-store and became very important.

  • 4 out of 5
tension straps ?, 23 August 2014
By happy oldie campe (ross on wye)
Had the tent first, following year bought the canopy. love them both. As with some other reviews I agree it would be better if the zips continues along the bottom of the canopy door.
What about the tension straps ? Never done anything with them, they were attached to the sides when we bought the tent. We've been in very strong winds and tent has always been secure and stable. Should we just leave well alone ?

  • 5 out of 5
Awsome!, 19 August 2014
By daddywelsh (Taunton)
Love this tent, my wife put it up herself with no help recently when i was working. Its got plenty of room, convenient pockets and extremly easy to put up. A good thing also is it has a large bag to pack it away so no more sitting on the bag to get the zip closed. Great quality and stood up to some heavy rain and wind on a recent camping trip. Love it!

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