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Written on: 26/04/2011
We purchased our Diablo 900 2nd hand after a one user 2 years ago. Stupidly we watched the DVD instructions and figured we would be fine. DO NO MAKE THIS MISTAKE!!!! Have a practice first in a BIG back garden. My wife and I can now throw it up in about 25 mins, but it isn`t the easiest tent to errect. One tip if you have the 2 door version is to get the porch door where you want it before pegging down. Once up it is awesome and the interior space is great especially in wet weather.
We were... (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2011 by apfsds1 (1 review written)
Hi I have used the xp 400 for a number of years. Is it quality? 100% yes.
Has it ever leaked? not ever and I camp march to october. It is spacious,durable when in use BUT and its a big BUT. It is about as difficult to errect as anything I have ever used.The problem is the sleves that the poles go through. The poles snag and snag they are just too long and by the time you have 4 poles and you are putting in the 5th.You are bending and straining the materials.we habve ued this tent 5 to 7... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2010
Took this tent all the way to Aus after owning and camping in it 4 or 5 times in the UK, in a weekend of strong winds and rain 2 of the poles snapped and ripped through both the inner pole sheath (needed for the stability/rigidity of the tent) and then also wore through the outer. The poles need vastly improving, possibly durawrap, but this could make them too heavy. A shame as we love the tent to bits due to its size. Some uk sites won't accept it due to its footprint size (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2010
The Diablo 900 is an awesome tent. Huge space and will keep you dry no matter what the weather. Ours has been battered by winds and rain when other tents literally blew away. It is great for longer trips. Tricky to put up in heavy wind but if you have three people(2 adults and a child) you will manage it. Great comfort and its worth the extra for the extension canopy over the doorway which is a great place to house the cooker giving even more space to the impressive interior. The pods are... (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2010
This is our 5th year using this tent for 2-3 week holidays and on short breaks. It has been baked in Spain and battered in 50mph winds in Dorset and is still in good condition. Once familiar with the process it can be erected by an adult and older child, even the 900! The inside space is invaluable non rainy days and for longer holidays there is ample storage space for a family of 5. Excellent value for money (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2010
this is a spacious tent that accomodated 12-15people in the communal area on rainy days. For it's size it packs quite small compared to others. I'm not a fan of inner tent first erection but i knew that before i bought. you'll need at least three people on a windy day to get the shell over the inner tent but i reckon that's the case with any other large tent. Definately recommend it, if it's still on the market (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2009
The Vango Diablo 900 tent, is excellent kit highly recomended
Used 3 times this summer twice during wet and windy weekends not a drop came through very secure and sturdy Bit of hassel first time to erect but DVD walks you through it well
Recomend a seperate ground sheet just as protection against rough ground and stones
But a 5 star tent for a family (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2009 by BAXTERFAMILY (1 review written)
The Vango diablo 900 what an amazing tent easy to erect very large and spacious and yet so easy to erect I can only think the previous reviewer did not have a 900 as they are a 9 man tent infatc you could fit another 4 in the middle takes us 20-30 mins max to erect as is double skinned but that adds to the durability and protection from the elements WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND IF YOU WANT A LARGE EASY TO ERECT AND DURABLE TENT (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2009
We bought our Vango Diablo 600 almost 4 years ago, and have used it about 10 times. I must agree it is one of the hardest tents to erect despite doing so by the two of us.
The positive side to it thought is, it's quite roomy, fantastic entrance which we use as our kitchen area, ideal if you have young children in terms of the space/safety it offers.
The negative sides are, the poles do not last as long - ie, splits, crack, bends. The pole sleeves are not of a toughened/durable material... (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2009
good looking, easy to erect & dismantle Vango Diablo is a great tent, great for small groups or familys (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2009 by paulus2112 (1 review written)
Vango Diablo 900 is a Great tent, bought it in 2007 and used it in 2008 for a week holiday in Cornwall. Tent has loads of room for us 2 adults and an 11 year old boy, pleanty of space for him to bring a friend too and still leave us a spare room for storage. (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2009
Bought a vango diablo 900 in 2005 - camped every summer since without any problems. Kids have a room each and still loads of space. (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2009 by trewhi (1 review written)
We have had a Vango Diablo 600 for over 5 years. Adolescent daughter and pubescent son mean that we are having to upgrade to a 900! Otherwise we would never have changed it. I spend a lot of time on campsites as a DofE Award leader and I have yet to see a tent that I would swap for the Vango Diablo.
Excellent in poor weather (Dumfries & Gales away!). As a family of four on holiday we are usually joined by elderly relations during the day and even in inclement weather we are easily and... (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2009
The Vango Diablo 900 is a fantastic tent for size can stand up and change in the bedrooms . would fully recommend this tent. (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2009 by happy camper2 (1 review written)
We have the Vango Diablo 900 XP - fantastic tent, plenty of room, reasonably easy to put. have used it about 3 times now. However, find it difficult to pack the tent away in the wheel case that it came in - especially the inner tent that goes in the top part of the case - why couldnt they make the bottom and top of the case the same size ??? Struggled to put the ground sheet in the porch part to get it to fit nicely. Any idea's would be appreciated. (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2008
2006 model. Used firstly in a Monsoon in Norfolk. No leaks. Used three more times in France some rain. No leaks. Used again in Norfolk no problems. Very good buy. Will be buying the xp version. 4 adults and 2 dogs with room for all. Excellent. (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2008
The size was great, it's massive, but we were very disappointed with the stitching. (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2008 by steve witt
The Vango Diablo 900 is a very strong tent. Only problem is a lot of camp sites have said it's too big, but that's not the makers fault. (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2008 by neilsuth (1 review written)
Have used this tent plenty of times, much easier to put up after a couple of times, can do it with 2 experienced people in 25-30 mins.
Super for four, ideal for six, comfortable for 8.
Stands up to bad weather no problem, a tardis inside! (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2008 by mrslowe (2 reviews written)
We love this tent it is our third tent we have owned. We had 9 people in it at one stage with still loads of room. We had great weather loads of hot sunshine & one night of thundery rain. The tent stood up to this no problem. Would recommend this tent to anyone (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2008
I have spent many years camping and would recommend this comprehansive family tent to anyone who is patient and devoted to camping!! Excellent weather proofing as demonstrated to us in the horendous weather in July 2007. We were watertight in the main tent area. There were some leakages in the 'kitchen' area.
Excellent family tent, plenty of space and useful velcro points for electric light cable. Allows all the mod cons! (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2008 by caz2964
The Vango Diablo 900 is just a wonderful tent. Some negative comments from miserable park owners when we turn up and they whinge it is too big. If they haven't asked you for dimensions then tough! If they are in the camping and caravanning business then they ought to know what is what. We have even set up a gazebo for that extra ambience! It depends on how many you have staying and how you use your tent. Hubs and I use it for just the two of us (not often enough though!)
Never think it is... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2008
We love the size, the space, the sewn in groundsheet of the Vango Diablo 900. Can be too big for some camp-sites!! A great tent for any family, plenty of space. (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2008 by paulthepole
Although the space is great once it's up, I dread next using it due to erection 'challenges' and concerns over quality. I suppose if you need space for 9 then fine. If not I'd recommend to go for something more compact or more robust in quality. (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2008
I have used this tent only once and the weather was perfect (hot and no rain) so I cannot comment on how it fares in bad weather (something I am to find out this year probably). It took two of us less than an hour to erect this tent having watched the DVD first. I love this tent as I took my children with me and there was plenty of room inside for us to move around without tripping over each other. The only bugs I saw inside was the odd fly but that was it. The porch is ideal for a shoe... (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2008 by laranurse
This is a great family tent even in wet weather - plenty of space to be sociable. We took our neighbours in with us while camping due to bad weather in total we had 7 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 kids all playing cards one very wet evening the bedrooms are large enough to use as a sitting area when the doors are rolled up so everyone is included......our tent said it was a 6 berth but each room took 2 double beds easy or 1 double and 2 single also enough room for bed in the lounge area at night... (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2007 by naomi carter
The Vango Diablo is a great looking tent but leaks, and dvd is incorrect - it is a 3000 hydrostatic head not a 5000. (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2007 by tlc222 (1 review written)
We bought this tent 2 years ago and have used it 3 times. Each time it has gone up easily, once in the rain, without any problems whatsoever.
We have just returned from another week in it. 3 of us put it up without any trouble and 2 of us took it down. It survived howling wind and torrential rain last Saturday with no ill effects.
I recommend this tent for anyone with a few children as the space is superb. (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2007 by samantha11 (1 review written)
I bought a Vango Diablo 900 this year along with my brother in law, who also purchased the same type of tent. We spent 10 days in the lakes in wind rain and sunshine. It took us about an hour to erect the tent, but have to say what a fantastic tent! We look forward to having many more holidays using these tents. (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2007 by hrhtoni (1 review written)
Integral ground sheet leaked badly. The inner tent got wet when erecting, therefore we couldn't get sufficient tensioning when pegging it down and attaching flysheet, as the inner tent stuck to everything. It took 2 days for the inner tent to dry enough for us to remove the fly sheet, so we could put it back on properly.
Tensioning ribbons on the awning were a dangerous tripping hazard even when pegged down. The separate ground sheet for the awning didn't fit properly.
We are returning... (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2007 by pjyj (1 review written)
Great tent when up but what is the point if it gets damaged each time it goes up.
It is interesting to see that the 2007 tent has poles on the outside.
This is no doubt due to all the complaints about damage to tents when pitching.
I like it but do not know how long it will last. (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2006 by alexmccullagh (1 review written)
This tent failed on us. It leaked through the groundsheet, and the pole sleeves material has torn under normal usage.
Although it is big, the Vango Diablo 900 tent is difficult to erect. It has a huge footprint, poor quality poles and poor quality inner tent material. (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2006 by Dawn71
I viewed and looked around for some time before buying this tent but once I'd seen one already erected at a show I knew this was the one!
We put the tent up in strong winds... kids and pegs holding down inner tent helped! And it survived very well in bad storms and rain where others on site failed badly!
I'd recommend this tent to any family or large group - if the weather is bad then the large living area will accommodate up to about 10 chairs and a couple of tables. What more could you want! (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2006 by Paul Linford (1 review written)
I have only used the Vango Diablo 900 tent once, and it took my wife and I two hours to get it up. I am assuming it will get easier with practice, although I agree with the reviewer who said it would be virtually impossible to put up in the wind. Once it is up though, there's no doubt it's a very fine family tent. My little boy, who is two, certainly loved it! (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2006 by donna81
The Vango Diablo 900 is the first tent I ever erected, did it in a hour with 2. Very large and the kids love it. Really large. I think its the best sized and best value for the money on the market. Being to all tent places in area and I've found it seems best looking tent on market. (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2006 by Harribo01 (1 review written)
I purchased the Diablo 900 about 2 months ago, when we went to a camping show where we got to see the tent fully erected, I didn't realise you could get them with sewn in groundsheets (scared of creepy crawlies). I had never been camping before so didn't really know what to expect and thought that putting it up would be a nightmare. We practised putting the tent up twice before we went away and found that we could put it up in about half an hour (found it best that once the poles are... (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2006 by dalov (1 review written)
I bought my Vango Diablo 900 tent last year, and I have used it 4 times. It is VERY simple to erect. OK, the first time you have a couple of scratching head moments, but after that no problem. Myself and my wife can put the tent up in around 15 - 20 minutes, as all the poles are colour coded.
All the rooms have sewn in groundsheets, and all doors have fly sheets, so no Creepy crawlies getting in.
Friends of mine have other "family" tents, and they are not a touch on the Diablo 900. This... (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2006 by ultimatehunter (10 reviews written)
We have just been camping to try out our new Vango Diablo 900 tent. We arrived by around 4 o'clock, and before we could go anywhere we had to spend 1 and a half hours just to put it up. The instructions on the inside of the case are not much use at all. In the end we just erected the tent without instructions. Taking the tent down takes a lot less time, and the tent fits nicely into the bag. The size is good, but the bedrooms are supposed to be 3 man each, yet with mattresses, it is a squash... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2006 by Reaction (20 reviews written)
Since the Vango Diablo 900 is a large tent, it is quite difficult to erect using just two people. In a wind it would be near impossible. The instructions are not particularly good either! For example, ignore the instruction that glibly says to insert all the poles in their sleeves. Trying to lift the main dome into the standing position with all the poles inserted is impossible! Removing all but the three main poles is essential if you want to stand any chance of lifting the... (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2006 by Loretta Cornell (1 review written)
I love the Vango Diablo 900 tent, and I am glad we bought it. The kids love it because they can play inside. Although they say it is a 9 berth tent, the bedrooms might be a bit of a squash, but you could put extra beds in the living part. We have had six people in ours, and found it was very comfortable. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2004 by maryruott
The Vango Diablo 900 is an excellent tent. It has a very large living area, and three 7 foot square bedrooms, a long tunnel at the front. (It's big enough for you to cook in and have a couple of tables in to put your plates on to dish out the food. I've also got a small washing up bowl and stand in there, and all that is just in the tunnel!!!)It has a sewn in groundsheet so no creepy crawlies and it is extremely waterproof (as I have found out during the summer. This is an excellent family tent. (read more)
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