Written on: 24/06/2012
i am a regular camper , i bought this tent for family trips away , we have used the tent 3 times , it is very easy to erect and very quick , a great size etc , as for the hydrastatic head being 3000 and therefore should be very waterproof is a joke , this tent leaks all over,not just the seams , the fabric just dosnt hold water, it also dosnt stand up to wind very well , i have to say it was very windy but this tent could not cope , two of the poles snapped, the inner support snapped and the... (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2009 by fatowl (25 reviews written)
The Vango Vista 800 DLX, is a superb large all round tent, with bags of space and great value for money. However, due to its size, it definitely needs a minimum of 2 adults to erect it, more if a wind gets up. It comes in its own bag, that contains everything you need to set it up. I would suggest that you purchase better tent pegs, as the ones supplied buckled quite easily.
It has its own built in groundsheet and 4 individual rooms that sleep 2 each, or a combination thereof. Plenty of... (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2009 by wowzerwow (1 review written)
I found this vango vista 8 man tent easier to put up than the 4 man tent that I also own. It has plenty of living space and the access is easy with one tunnel entrance and another on the other side. I am 6ft 3inches tall and although I can not stand upright in it the height didn't feel cramped at all. With a white roof the living space is not affected by colour of the sun coming through a coloured panel so being stuck inside on a rainy day is no problem. Great tent. Would recommend. (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2009
Had 800dlx since 2004 ,survived boscastle ,storms in dartmoor and gale force 10 ,ignore minor leaks on the seams and your ok .
quality kit .
lot of x forces use the vango kit nough said !!!!!
Written on: 16/08/2008
Vango Vista 800 DLX is a great family tent.
This was our first camping trip with the Vango and it proved a very good tent. We are a family of four with two young children and the tent proved to be a very good size. Three bedrooms were used, with the fourth used as storage. Erection takes two but is fairly straightforward, just get the kids off playing to allow you to crack on. The living area is big we had chairs, cooker and table up with still loads of room. Roll on France next year.... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2008
The Vango Vista 800 DLX has lots of room, great value for money. No bad points. I am very pleased with the tent would recomend to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2008
Excellent all round tent, but very disappointed with the multiple leaks (may be just a one-off tent). The basin shaped ground sheet whilst keeping out slugs / bugs etc, also served to keep the water in! Not very impressed! (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2008 by scoutman (1 review written)
Cracking Tent now 5 years approx old used yearly by the Scout group I quartermaster for.
we have used 2 of these in all manner of conditions,also make a great base camp due to versability of design.
A problem is the design of the valise,the poles are stored along the spine and when the valise is dropped or bumped due to the weight this did cause the poles to splinter and shatter (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2007 by Normskee (3 reviews written)
Whilst other campers were drying out their sleeping bags after a very wet and very windy night near Brecon in South Wales. Our Vango 800 stayed watertight and intact. Quality. Recommend to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2006 by Leeds
The Vango Vista 800 DLX tent has bags of living space. In fact, on one camping holiday, we had 12 adults sat on chairs in the central area. The TBS certainly worked for us. Our companions had a hole ripped in 1 tent and the other was blown over. Ours did have some slight damage in extremely strong winds, but on the whole it was insignificant compared to those without the TBS in their tents.
The tent is very heavy due to its size, and it definitely needs a minimum of 2 adults to erect... (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2006 by Boogaloo39 (1 review written)
The Vango Vista 800 DLX is a huge tent.
TBS when used correctly does not work. It is to be used in adverse weather conditions, and the tent, according to the advertising blurb, offers mountain altitude. Our TBS ripped a hole in the top of the tent on the first night it was used, even though it was used correctly. Vango have duly explained to us that the tent only copes with winds up to force 5 (when investigated it turns out that in wind force 5 small trees will sway) - surely a... (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2005 by mike1richardson
I would not say the Vango Vista is a superb tent, but its OK. Threading the poles through during erection takes ages, although once they're in the rest of the tent is easy to put up. The inner tents however do not fit easily. There is too much tension on the elastic fittings. In fact the tent generally has too much tension, almost as if the measurements of the poles are not quite correct for the flysheet. We have had our Vista 800 for nearly 5 years now. It is looking tired and worn. I would... (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2004 by Peter42 (1 review written)
The Vango Vista 800 DLX is a superb tent. Easy to pitch, but best if there are two of you. Loads of room. Brilliant in high winds owing to the TBS system.
Great height through most of the tent and bedrooms can be installed to suit your own needs. Put up two to sleep 4 people and you have a living area of about 5m x 4m.
If it's really raining, you will need to put down the door awning, so cooking would have to be in the middle of the tent, but height is about 220cms so should not be a problem (read more)
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