Written on: 18/03/2011
We bought a Vango Colorado 800DLX in August 2009 so that our 2 boys could have a bedroom pod each. We used it several times and found there was plenty of room for the 4 of us and our table, chairs and suchlike. Each time we used it we managed to have dry weather so didn't find out there was a manufacturing fault with 2 of the seams not being sealed properly until August 2010. We took it back to Go Outdoors who informed us initially that as it was 1 week over it's year warranty we may have to... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2010 by bungalow bill (1 review written)
Spent a week on a cliff top at whitby with VERY strong winds. It took a little longer to put up but this was to be expected in a howling gale.It still took only my wife and myself an hour to erect including two of the 3 bedrooms. After a very pleasant but windy week there were no broken poles or any problems whatsoever. A brilliant tent. I can't praise it highly enough. If I had to pick a fault it would only be that the tent compartment in the storage bag could have been a little... (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2010
bought 800 dlx used from ebay,unpacked tent from saddlebag,and set about putting tent up,took myself and 13 year old son approx half an hour to put up!!!really smart looking tent when up,would deffo buy another vango tent!!
might go for 2010 model next!! (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2010
I purchased the Vango Colorado 800 DLX (2010 model) after a lot of internet research and reading reviews online. My partner and I put it up in the garden to practise before potentially making fools of ourselves on a campsite. After reading reviews that said it was difficult to put up and erquired 4 people, I was keen to give it a go. The result - it was an absolute breeze! Dead easy to put up by 2 adults. The instructions were easy to follow and the tent and poles are colour coded so... (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2010 by lesleyfelix (1 review written)
have just bought this tent 2nd hand and am having trouble erecting it could anyone email me with some advice on how to put it up properly!!! Thanks lesley email@example.com (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2010
Being a confirmed "Anti-Camping" stalwart, I was convinced by my partner to try thr canvas thing; I thouroughly enjoyed a week by the sea but we needed more space.... a 5 berth was too small for beds,fridge, wardrobe, TV etc. We read all the reviews and decided upon the Colorado 800DLX. WOW, we wern't disappointed, space, comfort and superb build from a fab manufacturer. We bought the footprint, fitted carpet and canopy. This is luxury camping on a grand scale. A fantastic product!!!! (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2009
we bought the vango colarado 800 dlx to accomidate our growing family it was in the sale and cost £200 but having used it several times over the summer hols we would happily have payed twice that (thats some prase from my hubby belive me!) its definatly a two man job but after 25 mins we were putting the kettle on for that essentail first brew. the weather on our last trip was horibble with wind and rain for three days it got a good soaking and stood up to the gale no problems and because... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2009
Bought the Vango Colorado 800 DLX tent for £200, went to Yorkshire for the bank hols, I'm a camping virgin apart from my army days. Down to the tent: easy to erect with two, instructions were clear, bought a footprint,£30 which was well worth it, tent is spacious but you would have to be on more than friendly terms to get 4 in the big pod. Stood up to lots of wind and rain. Only thing wrong was entrance needs an awning which I shall purchase before my next jolly. happy camping! (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2009
We just spent 2 weeks in the Vango we are a family of 4. Easy to put up about 45 mins and we are new to camping. We had only had 1 night of rain and by god did it rain,in the morning we were one of the few dry tents. sewn in ground sheet is fantastic no drafts or unwanted insects. lots of room inside we only had 2 of the bedrooms in and used the area were the 3rd bedroom is supposed to go as the kitchen. As there is a second door there (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2009
Note - 2009 model - now with sewn in groundsheet.
Bought Vango Colorado 800 DLX as a replacement for another manufacturer's tent which failed big time within a few years of careful ownership & was an expensive tent so very annoying.
We spent some time choosing this tent - priorities being space due to family & friends camping together & quality & design with regards to the Scottish weather - not always ideal for a large family tent - this one should stand up to strong winds well due to its... (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2009 by sallytonyadam (1 review written)
As a family of 4 with 2 young children and both adults with very limited camping experience we found the Vango Colorado very easy to erect and very spacious although i would say the 4 sleeping area would require smaller people than us. I would suggest it is a spacious 2 and tight 3 person area. (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2009
No problems at all here. Don't know why others found the
Vango Colorado 800 DLX difficult to erect. I found it very easy - just a bigger version of my 3-man Vango! Could put it up on my own. Put it up pretty quickly with some assistance. Everything colour-coded. No worries.
Loads of space, inners are great, groundsheet fits perfectly (so another surprising comment by others there...!) we had a very windy time and had no issues at all. Really happy with this tent. Huge. Not expensive... (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2009 by rednick68 (1 review written)
Having worked for Keycamp and Eurocamp for 4 years and leisure camped for many more I can safely say I am a very hardened and experienced camper and I very much regret buying this tent and wished that I had seen the Outwell range of tunnel tents before buying it. As it is I am now purchasing an Outwell and putting the Vango Colorado 800 DLX up for sale and i will just live with the guilt of burdening some other poor soul with it, though they'll get it at a bargain price!.
Written on: 10/08/2008 by edwardsbsco (1 review written)
We are a family of four and have just used our new tent for the first time. It is light and airy and despite having friends and family with us, we still found it to be very spacious. We tried it out knowing the forecast was strong winds and heavy rain and have to say, its structure was sturdy and we stayed cosy and dry! We enjoyed all the features this tent has to offer - thumbs up all round. (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2007 by wayne1119 (1 review written)
Being a camping novice I had spoken to a number of other people before choosing a Vango tent, as other people seemed to think that these tents were one of the best. In my opinion, if that's the best that tent manufacturers have to offer then there is a gaping hole in the tent market that needs to be filled. I am now looking for another tent but I'm afraid I will be staying clear of Vango tents in the future. Not too nice spending the night in the car with my 9 and 3 year old kids. (read more)
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