Vango Waterproof Odyssey 500SC Airbeam tent £167.68 - Amazon PRIME only
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Vango Waterproof Odyssey 500SC Airbeam tent £167.68 - Amazon PRIME only

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Found 29th Dec 2017Edited by:"AT1"
Get ready for the camping season (I bit too early, I know!) with this 5 person airbeam tent from Vango. Can be put up in 8 minutes. It was previously on HUKD for £232 and went hot so hopefully this is a good deal!
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Excellent price for a 5 man airbeam tent which includes the sun canopy. Only downside is the living area groundsheet is not sewn in. Price overrides that entirely though
Very tempted but concerned by the non seen in ground sheet. There are a few comments that this means there are problems in heavy rain...
A waterproof tent? Never heard of such, are you certain?
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Excellent. Thanks for this. Hot indeed.
Do you have any idea if the larger version is currently available? I'm not currently on Prime so while I can access tgis deal via the link, I don't know if it's possible to view other 'prime only' deals. I'm after the 8 person version ideally.
ought33 m ago

Very tempted but concerned by the non seen in ground sheet. There are a …Very tempted but concerned by the non seen in ground sheet. There are a few comments that this means there are problems in heavy rain...


Buy the footprint then probs be £30 tops
Footprint?
Fantastic price - I was very happy to purchase it at £230ish a few months ago, so at this price it's a real bargain (if you are after a 5 man tent in December....)
Bought this back in September at £232 but it unfortunately had broken canopy poles.
I returned to Amazon but they wouldn't replace at the original price (refund only).
Few months later and I've saved 60 odd quid!
Cheers op
Edited by: "Rob_Deeley" 30th Dec 2017
gash8654 m ago

Buy the footprint then probs be £30 tops



Footprint completely useless if no sewn in groundsheet, rain runs down side of tent onto footprint and puddles on the footprint which is where you're treading, footprint only good if tent's got an integral groundsheet!
ought1 h, 53 m ago

Very tempted but concerned by the non seen in ground sheet. There are a …Very tempted but concerned by the non seen in ground sheet. There are a few comments that this means there are problems in heavy rain...


Once in Cornwall in our non sewn g-sheet tent it rained terribly in a hillside. We countered the overspills easily by creAting a temporary lip on the edges. The main problem is actually the ground under your tent getting saturated and turning to mud. As you sink and loose traction on pokes. By then of course, a family tent like this is packed up and you are gone as kids are screaming

We now have popup tents from decathlon. A lot less fuss until
You forget how to fold them up in the rain.

Top English weather camping tips: take bin liner bags ready to stuff everything you want to keep dry into fir leaks and downpours; keep a space in your car as a shelter when things go pear shaped (enough space to sleep in); and always bring a pack of wine gums for the kids
Edited by: "skeeter909" 29th Dec 2017
It's only the living area which doesn't have a sewn in ground sheet, nothing a few bulldog clips won't rectify.
I like that it's tall enough to stand up straight in it. But not sure if I need a tent of this size for my family of 1.
Edited by: "phoni" 30th Dec 2017
Now OOS
bwestwood2 h, 10 m ago

States it has a sewn in ground sheet. Turned up today and looks to be a …States it has a sewn in ground sheet. Turned up today and looks to be a great bit of kit if it comes up on offer again.


If it's got a built in groundsheet then a footprint is a great addition, we bought one for our tent - I'm pretty OCD ish when putting the tent away as want it to last, so always used to sponge the underside of the tent to get rid of worm casts etc, before bagging it to store which means waiting a while for it to dry, a footprint allows me to put the tent straight away without having to sponge the underside as we then pack the footprint and wash at home at our leisure ... A cheaper alternative is to purchase a tarpaulin, from Poundland or similar, ensuring it's bigger than the area of your tent and cut to size ... A lot cheaper!!
Edited by: "virgil47" 31st Dec 2017
virgil473 m ago

If it's got a built in groundsheet then a footprint is a great addition, …If it's got a built in groundsheet then a footprint is a great addition, we bought one for our tent - I'm pretty OCD ish when putting the tent away as want it to last, so always used to sponge the underside of the tent to get rid of worm casts etc, before bagging it to store which means waiting a while for it to dry, a footprint allows me to put the tent straight away without having to sponge the underside as we then pack the footprint and wash at home at our leisure ... A cheaper alternative is to purchase a tarpaulin, from Poundland or similar, ensuring it's bigger than the area of your tent and cut to size ... A lot cheaper!!


Thank you ever so much for that! Really appreciated 😊(highfive)
Why do you all want a groundsheet in the porch? Not practical at all
rourkey331st Dec 2017

Why do you all want a groundsheet in the porch? Not practical at all


I would have agreed until last time I camped - slugs were everywhere in the morning.
bwestwood31st Dec 2017

States it has a sewn in ground sheet. Turned up today and looks to be a …States it has a sewn in ground sheet. Turned up today and looks to be a great bit of kit if it comes up on offer again. [Image]



i'd send that one back - it's upside down.
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