The Vango Rivendale 500XL AirBeam Tent 2018 is a superb inflatable tent, we love it... The Rivendale 500 XL has all the great features of the ever popular 800 xl but its just that little bit narrower then the 800xl. The Vango Rivendale 500xl is an inflatble tent so its super fast but more importantly its super easy to pitch. The fabric is a 150 denier polyester so about twice the denier of most poled tents.
The layout of the tent is made up of a 3 berth and 2 berth inners across the back of the tent then we have the central living area which can be cut off from the front porch area. The front porch area has a front door to close the area off from the weather but the front door can also be rolled back halfway or fully so the front of the Rivendale 500 xl becomes a sun shade.
Vango have many features such as larger air vents for better air flow, this will help cut down but not completley remove condensation. The NEW for 2018 Sky Track II runs along all the AirBeams and there will be optional clips which fit to the Sky Track to hang accessories from such as lanterns, sky linners etc.
Weight - 32.3kg
Packsize - L78.0 x H44.0 x W55.0cm
Capacity - 5 Person Tent
Inflatable AirBeam structure, provides pole free pitching. AirBeams gentle on caravan sides. Supplied with double action pump
Pre-angled Beams - Achieve greater internal space than with a standard curve. Provides effective bracing against winds
All flysheet and groundsheet seams are factory taped - Provides watertight seal
Vango Protex® 150D 5000HH - highly waterproof, durable and reliable fabric that will keep you dry and comfortable, and at 150D it increases strength, life expectancy and improves feel when compared to lighter denier flysheets.
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.
Waterproof PE groundsheet - Robust and hardwearing fabric to stand up to the rigours of the most active campers
Lightweight polyester bathtub groundsheet - provides a lighter inner base which packs smaller yet keeps your bedroom dry and comfortable
NEW Fully zipped front awning - The optional awning is attached with a full zip to eliminate gaps between this and the tent. The new front door has a curved zip which can be used from either side and will pack into a window pocket at the base so no more rolling away
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
Lantern Hanging Points - conveniently positioned to attach your light(s)
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
Lights out inner tent - Darker fabric reduces the amount of early morning light
Generous king-sized bedrooms - big enough to fit a double sized airbed or double sleep mat
Zipped inner divider - Offers greater privacy between inner bedrooms. Roll away when not required
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
NEW Bedroom low level vents - low level vents enhance ventilation throughout the bedrooms and decrease the chances of condensation building up
Fire retardant fabrics - Meets European EN5912 safety standard
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 Carry Bag - oversized carry bag made from 15% more material with 50% more volume
Line-Lok guyline adjusters - Patented guyline runners. Lightweight, easy to use and will hold firm in windy conditions
High visibility guylines with tidies - guylines are bright and easy to see in low light conditions
360º Night-time Reflection Points - multiple reflective points around the tent ensure that the tent is easy to spot at night.