The Vango Illusion TC 500xl Airbeam tent is as good as it gets, we feel the Illusion TC 500 xl could be the best medium sized family inflatable tent for 2017. The tent’s Airbeam frame are 30% larger than standard Vango airbeams making the tent very robust. The Illusion TC 500xl 5 man tent is designed with a superior Polycotton flysheet (65%cotton, 35 polyester mix) which, is extremely tough and will help regulate the temperature within the tent and cut down any condensation, whilst providing protection from the elements. The epitome of luxury camping, the Illusion TC 500 XL AirBeam is designed for families who go on longer summer breaks and are looking for a tent to enrich their camping experience. This tent has been designed to the highest quality and finest details. Designed with large bedrooms, a large living area and spacious pre-attached awning which can be used for additional living or storage space.
Some new features for 2017 are the new sky light windows, these add light into the tent even when the main windows curtains are in place for privacy, the sky light windows in the living area can be closed off with the internal curtains where as the porch are main windows can be covered with the curtains but the sky light windows are left un covered. Also new for 2017 is the sky hook system which is a rail that tracks along the Airbeam frame to hang accessories from. The low level vents are larger this year.
Weight - 50.55kg
Pitching Time - 12 mins
Packsize - L78.0 x H53.0 x W59.0cm
Capacity - 5 Person Tent
Pre-angled Beams - Achieve greater internal space than with a standard curve. Provides effective bracing against winds
Larger diameter beams are used with certain shapes and fabrics, to further enhance the AirBeam experience
TC lightweight polycotton (200g per m2) - Lightweight, durable fabric. Helps to keep the tent cooler when the weather is hot, and warmer in cold conditions
Fully Sewn-in Groundsheet - adds to the comfort of your tent by providing a bug and draught free environment. The groundsheet is attached to the flysheet with an external storm skirt to provide all round protection.
Oxford Ripstop Polyester Groundsheet - maximises strength and durability.
Lightweight polyester bathtub groundsheet - provides a lighter inner base which packs smaller yet keeps your bedroom dry and comfortable
Part mesh inner door - Allows ventilation, whilst keeping bugs out
Covered entrance - gives a sheltered entrance to your tent, which prevents rain from dripping in to the living area
Secondary mesh doors on all flysheet doors - Provides ventilation whilst keeping insects outside
Double zip door - provides additional flexibility by allowing the top of the door to be opened slightly for increased ventilation
NEW Super Zips on flysheet doors - Stronger, smoother and more durable zips, ideal for the heavier weight flysheet fabric
Living area pockets - Conveniently positioned for storing essentials
NEW 3 Cable Entry Points with Tidies - features more zipped cable entry points, allowing multiple power cables to be used throughout the tent
NEW Sky Hook System - Attachment system which can be used to attach lighting, tidy cables or even hang additional storage units
Bedroom pockets - conveniently positioned pockets for storing your essentials
Generous king-sized bedrooms - big enough to fit a double sized airbed or double sleep mat
Polycotton inner tent - Quality fabric, providing luxurious feel to tent
Diamond Clear windows - Maximise light and visibility.
Zipped privacy curtains - Simple and quick to use, zip curtains allow varying levels of opening. Fit to the flysheet with no gaps and simply roll down into a pocket
NEW Sky Light Windows - Windows which run along the roof line of the tent to increase the amount of light during the day and for star gazing at night
Low and high ventilation - Combine to create a comfortable flow of air through the tent, reducing condensation
Our new 50% larger vents allow greater ventilation and significantly reduce the chance of condensation building up
Patented Vango TBS®II Tension Band System ensures tent performs in adverse conditions, especially in strong, changeable winds. When tensioned, the bands brace the pole at 3 points, and prevent sideways movement. Adjust TBS®II to remove slack. Do not over tension, as this may deform the poles. Can be stowed away in calm weather
Easypack roller bag - Durable roller bag to take the effort out of moving your tent
Line-Lok guyline adjusters - Patented guyline runners. Lightweight, easy to use and will hold firm in windy conditions
Reflective guylines with guyline tidies - Woven with a reflective strip to pick up light
Webbing storm straps - Provides secure guying at the front and rear of the tent.
360º Night-time Reflection Points - multiple reflective points around the tent ensure that the tent is easy to spot at night.