Vango Diablo 600 & 900
Please Note, I have just been informed by Vango that they are no longer manufacturing the Diablo 600 and 900. 30/1/10
The Vango Diablo 600 is a very popular tent for a good reason it is well built. This spacious 6 man tent is ideal for long weekend camping and especially good for long family holidays.
The Vango Diablo is available in two sizes, the Vango Diablo 600 – 6 man tent and the Vango Diablo 900 – 9 man tent. Apart from the the obvious accommodation numbers the main difference between the two tents is the number of bedrooms. The Diablo 600 has bedrooms and the Diablo 900 has three bedrooms. This means there is plenty of room for blow up beds, storage and equipment. This factor is often overlooked as many people just use the manufacturers recommendations which invariably is often exaggerated. Tents Camping believe you should always buy a tent which can accommodate at least one if not two more people than you need. This way you are not sleeping on top of each other or beside your smelly socks or dirty clothes.
One of the features of the Vango Diablo which makes it particularly suitable to camping in poor weather conditions, especially in the UK, is the large porch or dome area. The large dome allows wet clothes and boots to be changed, keeping the bedroom area dry. The other advantage of the porch is that it offers plenty of room for cooking, eating and playing. We also like the back door between the two bedrooms as this allows the air to circulate when the weather is hot, keeping you cool.
The Vango Diablo is made using the fire retardant Protex 3000. Not only is this material waterproof, hydrostatic head 3000mm, but it is also breathable. This vitally important in a tent of this type where cooking and of course breathing takes place,creating large volumes of moisture in the air which on some tents condense on the fabric of the tent. The “breathability” of the fabric combined with the Diablo’s various ventilation features should keep condensation down to a minimum.
Pitching the tent is relatively straightforward (see video below) and easy, for a tent which is 8 metres wide. We reckon that you should take no more than 30 minutes to erect this tent and when you become more experienced in about 15 minutes, which makes this massive tent a great weekend camping tent. Both the Vango Diablo 600DLX and Vango Diablo 900 have numerous windows which makes for good ventilation and both have an electric entry point, essential for all the various electrical camping equipment gadgets. Vango have also though about carrying about this tent and to make things a bit lighter have split the tent and the poles into two separate bags making things a lot easier.
We like the Vango Diablo 600 as it it is great all-rounder, very sturdy in stormy weather conditions and cool in the hot weather and warm in cold weather. We also like the huge amount of space offered which we know will suit a lot of families. There are many other 6 man tents on the market but value for money the Vango Diablo will be hard to beat
Summary of main features of Vango Diablo 600
- Powerflex fibreglass rods
- 3000 Protex material
- Fire retardant
- Taped Seams
- Lantern Point
- Colour Coded Poles
- Repair Kit Included
- Pitching DVD Included
- Water resistant zips
- Capacity: 6 people
- Total Weight: Tent 27.70/ Poles 10.20Kg
- Pack Size: Tent 70x48x34/ Poles 68x18x10cm
- Pitching Area: 890x1010cm
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