How to extend your tent when your tent’s extension is discontinued

February 20, 2021

Help! They don’t sell the awning for my tent any more!!

Tent extensions and awnings are great. You can make a smaller weekend tent bigger for those longer camping holidays.

you may find yourself in a situation where you can no longer find an extension for your tent

Unfortunately tent manufacturer’s tweak their designs every year or two, so if you never bought an extension when you purchased your tent, you may find yourself in a situation where you can no longer find an extension for your tent.

All might not be lost though.

We look at some options for extending your tent even if you cannot find an extension for your particular tent model.

Option 1. How to fit a tent extension from a different tent

It may be possible to fit an extension from a different tent, even from a different brand.

Side awnings and porches from different tents are easier to fit than front extensions

Matching the exact colour of your tent may be difficult, and you may have to ‘make it work’ for a good fit.

Side awnings and porches from different tents are easier to fit than front extensions.

These tend to have fabric that you can pull over the top of your tent, making it easier to fit even if your tent is not exactly the same shape as the one the extension was designed for.

Look for an extension that is about the same height as your tent, the fabric will help marry it up with your tent.

Here’s an example of a side porch from the old Coleman Coastline Side Porch (also known as the Coleman Classic Side Canopy). See how the porch can extend over the top of a tent.

Here’s a picture of another side extension.  You can see how it wraps around the side of the tent.

No special fittings are required on the tent for this sort of extension.

You could consider this type of tent extension as a Universal Tent Extension since they will fit many tents that are of a similar height.

Option 2. Create your own shelter with a Camping Tarp

If you still can’t find an extension to fit your tent, there is another option: make your own.

No, that doesn’t mean getting the sewing machine out. The simple approach is to create a shelter using a camping tarp.

Watch our video below on how to put up a tarp shelter.

Creating a Camp Kitchen

Here’s an example of how we create a camp kitchen under a tarp.

The tarp we used for this came in a kit. Click here to see the tarp we used.

If you don’t want to use a kit, there’s also the DIY option. Click here for more information on creating your own tarp shelter.

A tarp is a little more open to the elements than a fully enclosed tent extension, but with some windbreaks, you can create quite a good shelter, right up to the front door of your tent.

In strong winds, you’ll need to take your tarp down, but if you have a big enough tarp, you can just take out the poles and peg it flat to the ground, protecting any of the contents underneath the tarp. When the wind subsides, simply re-insert the poles.

Here are a few options you may want to consider.

Adventure Tarp
  • Dimensions: 3m x 2m
  • Poles Included: 1
Tarp 3m x 3m
  • Dimensions: 3m x 3m
  • Poles Included: 0
Easy Camp
Tarp 3 x 3
  • Dimensions: 3m x 3m
  • Poles Included: 2
Easy Camp
Tarp 4 x 4
  • Dimensions: 4m x 4m
  • Poles Included: 2
High Peak
Tarp 2
  • Dimensions: 4m x 4m
  • Poles Included: 2
5 - 8 Persons Tent Tarp
  • Dimensions: 5m x 4.4m
  • Poles Included: 2

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Father to 3 kids, who loves getting out and about (hiking, running, camping, cycling, canoeing...) Co-founded Get Out With The Kids to help other parents enjoy the outdoors with their family.

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  1. Hi everyone! Great to be back camping again but we need more space.. anyone know of any universal either front or side porches that would fit a vango calista 600? TIA

  2. Does Anyone know of a porch I could use on the eurohike rydall 500 please mine is blue

  3. I have a Regatta Kivu 4 Man 1 Room Dome Tent and want to have an extention added to do. Do you suggest I keep to using a tarp and windbreaker to protect us from rain and the like? Any suggestions to a universal front porch extention?

  4. Reply
    Michelle Murgatroyd
    May 24, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Hi, I have the eurohike air 600. Any suggestions for a side porch that would fit it?

  5. help, i would like a way of having shelter for my vango beta 350xl as the side doors let in water when open, thanks

    • Look at the big Vango tarp shelter. You can run that over the top of the tent and over the side. This will keep the rain off and provide you with a dry area to come in and out of the tent.

  6. Hi, I’ve got a 8 man inflatable royal Atlanta tent, any suggestions of a porch /extension that would fit it please

  7. Will a outwell 6 tent awning fit a outwell oakland XL 5 berth

  8. Has anyone ever tried to attach a drive away awning to a tent?
    My tent is an old Airedale 5 with a big side door. I was thinking I could attach a side awning to the door using guyropes. Has anyone done this?

    • Nice idea. I think it will depend on the driveway awning fittings. Most have flexible attachments for running lines over your van, so something similar might work with your tent. However, check that it doesn’t leave too much of a gap, as most awnings expect to fit against a van with vertical sides, whereas tents are often sloping. The sope on the Airedale 5 isn’t too much, though.

  9. Hey. We have a vango Athena 600 which is a few years old but still like new but discontinued. What would you advise for a suitable side porch? Really just after something helmeted to leave shoes. Thank you for your help

  10. Hi I got the vango lulworth 500 and looking looking to add a extension to it like a porch mainly for storage and removing wet clothes. Do you have any ideas as to which one to get please?
    Many thanks

  11. Hi do you think the Habitat universal porch will fit on to the eurohike Rydal 500 tent ?

  12. Hi. We have a Kampa Woolacombe 6 and I can’t find a porch extension solution! Please help if you have any ideas!

  13. Hi Gav
    I have just brought the outwell montana 6p and having a hard time finding awning/ extension.
    Do you have any recommendation please?

  14. Hi Gav, just bought a Eurohike Rydale 500 just wondering if there was any compatible porches that would fit it, no bothered about mix & match.

  15. Hi I have an Outwell oregon 5 and can’t seem to find an extension anywhere, I know its an early model now but I wondered if you could recommend something suitable to fit. Many thanks!

  16. Wow didn’t realise so many people were in the same boat.. seems there is a gap in the market for a Universal solution perhaps ? Anyway has anyone found an air canopy/awning/extension that fits the Kampa Southwald 4+2 failing that an easy to assembly pole mount one as a last resort?

  17. I have a Vango orchy 500 they do not make front or side extensions anymore can you suggest any thing that would fit. thanks

  18. Hi there – i recently bought the Vango Casa and asked if they do a side awning or one that would be compatible to which they said no.

    Could you advise? I think the Orana 800XL, Avington/ Langley one may work or a universal one??

  19. So I have the Iris 600, like so many… would the Anteus 600 fit in the absence of being able to dins and iris or Isis one

  20. Hi
    how can i get a tent porch (like Coleman Coastline porch) for my old Campingaz Hibou
    it is compatible?
    were can i buy?

  21. Hi we have a Radiance 5 tent and are looking to put a porch onto the front, can you advise what would be compatible?

  22. Hi looking for a side porch that will fit a Vango Anteus 600. Do you know of any in blue.

  23. Hi there Gav

    I’ve got a Kampa Brean Air 4 Classic, 2017 model. I’m looking for a side extension – do you have any suggestions? Thanks.

  24. Hi we have a Vango Iris 600 tent and are looking for an extension or porch. Can you recommend an alternative as we can find any iris 600 in stock anywhere. Thanks

  25. Hi we have a Vango Iris 600 tent and are looking for an extension or porch. Can you recommend an alternative as we can find any iris 600 in stock anywhere. Thanks

  26. Does anyone know what porch would fit the hi gear spirit 6 tent please. Thanks

    • Hey
      Does anyone know of a canopy or awning that would fit onto a vango venture 500 looking everywhere and can’t find them in stock anymore as it’s an older model

  27. Hi Gav, Just wondered if you knew of a good porch/awning for the
    Sendero 4? I know there’s an official one you can buy but it looks a bit flimsy, I was after one that comes down the sides more.
    Thanks, Helen

  28. Hi we bought a hi gear rock 5 bout 5 years ago and just decided to go camping but need extra space now our family has grown I was just wondering what make canopy I could use as our make has now been discontinued please?

  29. Hi gav.
    I have a coleman galileo 5. Can not find a extension anywhere. Any advise. Think that you are a last hope.
    Shaun Green

    • Hi Shaun,
      Unfortunately not. A lot of the manufacturers have started making zip-on awnings now, which make it really hard to match up an awning from another tent.

  30. Hi, just wondering if you can help us…we have a Coleman De gama 4 tent and are struggling to find a front porch extension. Is there anything else that is suitable? or even a side porch extension?
    Many thanks, Tony

  31. Hi. I’m looking for a front porch for blue Hi Gear Voyager Elite 6 but can’t seem to find one anywhere. Any idea which one would fit?

  32. hi looking for front porch extra at the front and a side pod for the kampa hayling 4 air tent 2015 modell any apprecated

  33. Looking for a front extension for a Coleman Instant Dome 5 tent, the one Coleman made was apparently never imported into this country! Dimensions are 270cm square in length and width, and 170cm high in the centre of the dome.

  34. I’m looking to extend my vango icarus 500 does the tunnel tarp fit?

  35. Hiya

    Looking for a front porch/extension that would fit a Wynnster Phoenix 6. Local outdoors centre suggested we try a Voyager Porch but didnt have any instore to have a look at. Also suggested one of those big gazebo things but I would prefer to get an actual extension if possible. any advice would be greatly appreciated….

  36. Hiya

    We have a Wynnster Phoenix 6. Any suggestions on front extensions for that as obviously wynnster are now no longer in business. We were looking at one of those big gazebo type things but would rather try and get an actual extension if possible. Salesman at local outdoor centre suggested we might try the Voyager Porch but didn’t have any in stock for us to see. Any advice would be greatly appreciated…

  37. Looking for a side awning for a blue Vango odyssey 500, or suggestions for another awning that will fit. TIA

  38. Hi

    Looking for a suitable substitute extension for a Michighan 6. Any advice on any extensions please ??

  39. Hi I,m looking for an extension for my Skandika Milano Family Tunnel Tent for cooking under when it’s wet and storing that I don’t want in the tent. The tent is W410cm x210H. Only porch I think would fit is the Hi Gear Voyager Elite 6 porch W420x216H . Do you think this would work?

  40. Hi Gav.
    Looking for prefferebly a front porch for a high gear serene 5
    Any ideas what would fit.

  41. Have just bought the Gelert Atlantis 4 tunnel with side entrance – any suggestions for a side porch extension- thanks

  42. Hi Gav,

    We bought a Vango Icarus 500 classic tent second hand. We think this was a 2012 model. We are wanting to buy the extention but think it may now be discontinued as is no longer listed on the go outdoors website.

    Do you know if the Outwell rockwell 5 extension would be a good Match?


  43. Hi there. Looking for an canopy for an outwell Iowa 6. Is there anything that will fit

  44. Hi, we have a Vango Idaho 600 which is much loved (ok, at times loathed by me!) but still in good condition. I am researching extensions as 2 kids later we could do with some extra space. I don’t really know what I am looking for and want to buy one as a gift for my husband. I have read through thread but don’t think anyone’s asked about the Idaho. Any advice much appreciated.

    • Hi Claire, 

      The Idaho is not a tent we come across much these days.  We had one very similar a long time back, but had to move to a bigger tent as we had more kids. 

      Unfortunately, it’s not a good shape for an extension, due to the dome. You would be looking for a side extension, but I don’t think it would fit to the dome too well. 

      • Thanks for prompt and helpful reply. I guess I’ll have to resort to plan b and buy something a bit bigger. There is a good bundle deal on the Hi Gear Zenobia 6 at the moment which I think covers our needs well. Thanks again.

  45. Afternoon Gav some fantastic info on here well done, was wondering if you could help. I have a Coleman bispace 500 I got given last year like brand new and I was looking for a side awning, Coleman recommend the classic but it can’t be closed. Is there anything that you recommend colour or brand doesn’t matter as long as it fits. Thanks.

    • Hi Craig,

      Yes, unfortunately something like the classic awning canopy is probably your best option.  A closed extension is going to be very difficult to fit.

      The best option would be a side awning, but this probably wouldn’t fit well because of the dome at the front of the tent, and the side awning would probably slip off.

  46. Hi Gav – just looking for general advice. I have just bought a Coleman Cabral 5 second hand and, like everyone else, struggling to find a porch extension. Coleman tell me they have stopped manufacturing extensions which seems at odds with Outwell, Vango etc etc.I don’t want a tarp-based solution.

    If I am looking for an extension from another manufacturer (and I don’t care about colour/look) should I be trying to get one with exactly the same dimensions (ie. 300cm wide x 200cm high) or should the extension be slightly bigger (ie. wider and taller) so it fits round the outside of the existing tent? The photos I’ve seen of extensions suggest they are slightly taller/wider than the adjoining tent so can effectively overlap. If this is the case I need an extension that’s about 205-210cm high and about 310-320cm wide. However, I may be wrong – maybe they should be as close to the tent dimensions as possible?

    There used to be a Vango Universal Premium Extension that looked a possibility but it appears to be no longer available – maybe a 2nd hand option if I’m lucky?!

    Many thanks for any tips. John

    • Hi John,
      Have recently purchased the Coleman Cabral 5. Did you manage to get a porch extension to fit?
      I would like a front porch on mine.


    • Hi John,

      Yes, if you are looking for a front extension, you can go a little bit larger, but not too much.  I would recommend searching for 200-210cm and 300-310 cm. You don’t want it too wide as it can easily then catch the wind, and since front extensions usually need attaching to your tent, if it catches the wind, it could cause damage.

      An alternative is a side extension of course, such as this one though there are lots of other side extensions in the 200-205 cm height range you might want to look at.  Side extensions that wrap over the top of your tent are much more forgiving to fit.

      Hope that helps.

      • Many thanks for your helpful reply – one quick follow-up:

        Any reason why you can’t attach a side extension to the front of a tent and use it like a porch?

        As you say there are lots of side extensions that are the right size – just no front ones!

        Many thanks again – love the website by the way! Only just come across it.
        Great tips for family adventures.

        • Hi John,

          Yes, it’s because side extensions have a lot of material to go over the top of a tent, and that’s typically a curved tent. For most tents this won’t work as there’s too much material that’s just the wrong shape, leaving either a lot of spare material flapping around, or the extension stretched up at a funny angle.  However, for a few tents a side extension might work on the front.  I’m not sure it’s such a great option for your tent though as you’d have to get a very wide front extension and it would most probably block off the side door.

  47. Hi

    We are new to camping.. looking to find a canopy type extension for a Coleman Cabral 4, any suggestions?
    Coleman Classic Awning g

  48. Hi I am looking for a side awning for my vango iris 600. Any suggestions? I currently have the front awning but wanted a side as well. Thankyou kane

  49. Hi Gav – this is a really useful thread. I’m looking for a side extension that fits a Vango Icarus 500 – do you know if the Vango Exceed Side Awning would fit?

  50. Hi, I’ve been looking for a universal front canopy to fit the Olpro Cocoon Breeze but I’m struggling because of the dimensions 350W x 210H. I have come across the Zempire TL canopy but can’t seen to find the dimensions to see if it could possibly be a fit. Do you have any info on it or could you recommend an alternative?
    Thank you

  51. Hi

    I have a vango nadina 600 tent and woiuld like to know if i can get a zipped front extension for it.



  52. Hello i have a Vango Calisto 500 and would like a small side porch/canopy, ive got the front extension which is ok for long stays but a small side porch would be more suited for weekends ive spoke to Vango and they have told me theres no side canopy or universal one that would fit as the width between the first roof pole and second is only approx 175cm any help would be appreciated thanks

  53. Hi Gav, I have just bought an Outwell Birdland 5 tent second hand so as me and the kids can start our camping adventures!! However, after our first holiday I realised that a front extension would be a useful space. As it’s long since been discontinued do you have any suggestions as to another Outwell front extension that would fit or even a different brand – I’m not fussy – just practical!! Thank you, Dawn

    • Hi Dawn,

      Great to hear you are on your way to lots of family camping adventures! 🙂

      Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a good match for the Birdland 5.

      To create some additional space, have you considered a camping tarp and a few windbreaks?
      It might not be quite the same as a full extension, but could make a bit more room for chairs, etc.

  54. help we have just been given a sunncamp haven 800 but it has not got a side extension can anyone recomend one for it the tent is also green please.

  55. Hi, I am after a side porch for my hi gear voyager elite 6 but they only make front porch. Do you know of any other brands that will fit??

  56. Hi all, I’m looking for the awning conversion kit for the 2015 Outwell Wolf Lake 7, or can anyone recommend an alternative that would fit?

  57. Gav,
    Just to advise that after extensive research regarding additions to a Vango Icarus 600, I have found the Vango Iris 600 additions do fit – in fact the Vango website advises anything within 10cm of the dimensions will suit.
    I have just happened up on these, though – the Vango Hub. They are a dome day tent, but importantly cone with doors and can be quite cost effective. They aren’t obviously immediately attached to the tent, but you should be able to stride through from one to the other if pitched right up against each other. I am considering one for this season. Although the Vango site doesn’t list them yet, I have found some upcoming on a site here:

    • Thanks for the info on the Vango Icarus 600 option.

      I have seen the new hub and it could indeed work as an additional shelter. I have some info from Vango and it’s on the ‘to do’ list to post it up soon.

  58. Hi, do you know if there is a porch that will fit the Hi Gear Radiance 5, measurements are 195cm high and 320cm wide, I’m not bothered about colour, I just need some extra space. Someone mentioned the gelert end porch, when I looked it up it said it fits 300-400cm wide tents, but after looking today it no longer says it’s universal. Thanks

  59. Hi anybody any ideas for a front extension for an outwell birdland 4e. The official extension is H205. W275. cant get one anywhere

  60. Hello Gavin

    I have a Icarus 600 XL and would appreciate some kitchen space. A (front/side) awning or canopy would suffice.

    I contacted Vango who (unhelpfully) provided no advice whatsoever.

    Any ideas?



    • Hi have you looked into the Vango excel side awnings…either the standard or tall. You can buy them either frame or airbeam. Either one might just fit. Shop around though if you decide to buy as the costs really do vary from £160 ish up to £300.
      Ps. Check your tents height & go for the one nearest to your tents height. Good Luck!

  61. Great site! Thanks for all these support!
    We’ve got an Outwell Concorde M:
    It’s 2m10 height and we want to add a side extension. Unfortunately, we cannot find any anymore.
    Could the Vango Excel Side Awning Standard – 2016 do the job?:

    Or are there other side extensions that would work?

  62. We have just brought our first tent which is a Coleman Coastline Deluxe 4 second hand for £60 which I feel is a great bargain. I have been searching everywhere for front porch but it has been discontinued. Can you recommend one that would be a good fit.

  63. Hello, I am looking for a front extension to fit an Outwell Navada S about 5/6 years old, not having much luck can you help.
    Thanks Anna.

  64. hi I have a older tent , a colorado 600 dlx can you recommend a extension for the porch ??

  65. Hi, I have a vango Icarus airbeam 600 but unfortunately it has now been discontinued – do you know what awning or side extension will fit this tent please?

  66. Hi
    I bought a green cango icarus 500 a few years back (2-3 years ago I think). Does anyone know if the current vango icarus awning will fit?

  67. Hi I’ve got an vango classic 500 in blue from 2016 and in desperate need of a awning but I’ve been reliably informed I can only get a canopy in this colour to go with it, can anyone suggest something that would be compatible?

  68. Hi I’ve an Outwell Hartford XL, impossible to find a porch extension for it. Was wondering would the Vango Woburn 500 awning do the same job…any help appreciated

  69. I’m looking for a HI GEAR CORADO 6 canopy or a compatable one as I want to extend the space at the front of the tent can anyone help please

  70. Hi, i have a HIGEAR Rock 5 – which canopy would you recommend please?

  71. Hi I am looking for a front extention for an Arpanaz family 5.2 ( Quechua tent Can you help

    • Hi Kathleen,
      Looking at the Decathlon website, I see that the front of the tent is 200cm high, and the width is 370 cm. Correct?
      Just putting that into our search tool, this came up with matching the dimensions:
      Though the dimensions might fit, I’m not sure if it would fit seamlessly onto your tent. If this extension is of interest, I recommend visiting a camping store where they have it on display so you can see how you could make it attach to the front of your tent.

  72. Good evening , I have a Vango Colorado 800 DLX and im trying to find a front porch extension but cant seem to find anything . Is there another brand that might fit

  73. Hi looking at outwell Michigan l can you tell me an extension that would fit this please.

  74. I have the Black Pine freestander, 4 person turbo. Can you help me find an extension?

  75. Any idea what may be compatible for the Vango Tigris 600?

  76. I have a Vango Kasari 600 tent and cannot find a porch/extension for it anywhere. Can anyone help. It is a blue canopy tent….thanks Adam

  77. thanks for these suggestions!
    We have a Outwell Wolf Lake 7 end since Outwell doesn’t makethe side extensions anymore we cannot find a suitable one.
    Can you please help us finding one for our tent?

  78. hi everyone does anyone know where i can get a canopy to fit my cabanon athena tent as i have looked every where there are very very rare and the ones i do find are well overpriced pulling my hair out please help even if i could find the dimensions for the original canopy that would really help.many thaks

    • I doubt a regular tent extension would fit too well. Not without looking a little odd that is.
      Have you thought about using a camping tarp kit to create some additional shelter?

      • hi gav thanks for the i have not tried the kits but will look i am now trying to find the dimensions for my canopy as i hve found some where who can make at a good price.also will follow your website with pleasure as it has a lot of cracking ideas and advice many thanks darren

  79. hi does anyone where i could get a canopy that would fit a cabanon athena canvas tent as the original ones are very rare and when we do find one they veryvery expensive pulling my hair out please help

  80. Please help. which is the best porch to fit the blue gobi 4?

  81. Hi, would the Hi Gear Voyager 6 Elite porch fit the older blue Voyager 6? I don’t mind about the colour but the fit!! Thanks

  82. Hi, I have a Vango Kirby 500 and would like to find a compatible awning if you have any suggestions?

  83. Help! I need a porch or awning to fit a hi gear voyager 4. Any suggestions please?

    • Is that the blue Hi Gear Voyager 4?

      If I’ve got the info right, it’s about 205cm high and 310cm wide.

      Unfortunately I couldn’t find a good match.

      I think your best option is to go for a tarp kit. If you shop around you should be able to get a blue Vango Adventure Tarp that provides some shelter or try one of the other neutral coloured tarps (shown above).

  84. Hi
    We have a kirby 400 and we would like to know which side canopy will fit

  85. Does anyone know where I can get a canopy extension for a hi gear rock 4 tent, or another make that will fit.
    Apparently discontinued……..

  86. Hi all I am looking for an icrus 500 front extention but it’s the old one as my tent is 4 years old, I have been told by a tools that it is discontinued but will the new ones fit or are they difrence ?

    • The Icarus is now an AirBeam. I’m not sure the current Vango extensions will fit a four year old model.
      Have you looked at using a camping tarp to extend your tent?

  87. Reply
    Angela Rackham Peck
    June 23, 2015 at 11:15 am

    hi I cant seem to find a BLUE VANGO ICARUS 600 SIDE EXTENSION . Do u have any suggestions please??

  88. Can someone please help !!!, I am looking for an extension that fits my Coleman waterfall 5 deluxe tent.

  89. Reply
    Melanie Parradine
    June 8, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Hi can anyone help , i have a Mojave 5 tent and in need of the extension or a compatible model ? Many thanks Melanie

    • Hi – I’m also looking for a Hi Gear Mojave 5 extension. I have heard that the Hi Gear Voyager 6 porch *may* be a decent fit but haven’t seen any pictures. Has anyone here got personal experience of this combination ?

  90. Hi can you get a canopy for a gobi 4 elite tent

  91. What canopy or front porch can i attach to the icarus 600? I want something for the front of the tent to cook outside in wet weather, please help?

  92. Hello, I have a Coleman Coastline 6 man tent and would love a side porch. Do you have any Idea which one would fit my tent?
    Many thanks

    • Hi Lyndsey,

      Yes. We used to use the Coleman Coastline 6 and the side porch that fits is the Coleman Classic Side Canopy

      Unfortunately these appear to be out of stock at the moment.

      Something like the Hi Gear Kalahari Elite should fit. This would give you an enclosed porch, unlike the Coleman one. The colour doesn’t match though.

      An alternative would be to get a neutral coloured tarp. You could put one half over the top of your tent by the side door, and then use poles to create a sheltered opening.

      Hope that helps.


  93. will the vango excel side awning large fit onto the icarrus 600?

    • Hi Martyn,

      Generally yes – though double check the dimensions of your Icarus 600 for the year your model was introduced.

      The latest Vango Excel Side Awning is 212cm high. This may be just a cm or two higher than your Icarus, but that shouldn’t matter as you can pull the covering material of the awning over the top of your tent.

      The problem with a side extension on the Icarus 600 is that the side door is quite close to the front of the tent. Normally the Excel Side Awning would line up to the tent either side of the side door, but that won’t be possible on the Icarus, so you’ll have to line one side up right where the tent pole is next to the side door.

      I’m sure it can be made to work, but it will mean taking a bit more care to the line the awning up correctly when pitching.

      Last year Sarah found out from Vango that the Isis 600 Enclosed Canopy and the Lamont 600 canopy would fit the Icarus 600.

      I believe the Isis 600 has now been renamed to the Iris 600.

      Again, please check the dimensions of your Icarus 600, but you may find that this extension is exactly the right size.

      Hope that helps.

  94. Please help! I’m desperate for a canopy/awning did my second hand Vango Vista 800. I know there wasn’t one specifically made for this tent and a Tigeis is supposed to be a good fit but having trouble finding one! Are you aware of any, other branded, add ons that would do the job? Been looking at the Colman Coastline canopy but not sure if it’s tall enough? Any advice would be greatly received 🙂

    • Hi Ellen,

      The Coleman Coastline Classic Side Canopy is about 25cm shorter than the top of your Vango Vista 800, however, the part of the canopy that goes over the tent could easily cover over that distance.

      An alternative could be the Vango Excel Side Awning You can get either a small or larger version of his awning, and it has a closed front. Again, slightly smaller than the very top of your tent, but only by 13 cm and there should be enough material to cover.

      Go Outdoors are doing a blue Vango Anteus awning if you have the blue Vango Vista.

      Hope that’s of some help.


  95. hi we have a vango icarus 500 2014 and cannot find a tunnel of extension for love nor money! Anyone know if another vango extension will fit?

  96. Hi, I’ve been trying to find a front Canopy for my Glendale 7 ( Outwell ). There is a side canopy for my tent, but i want it for the front. I used a Coleman classic awning last year for 2 trips, but it was more than usless. Couldn’t cope with the slightest breeze, let alone wind. I’m lost now…………..Can’t seem to find anything. Hopefully i’m missing something, and you can point me in the right direction.
    Many thanks………………..trevor

    • Hi Trevor,
      Yeah, finding an extension from another brand to work as a front canopy can be really difficult.
      Have you thought about using a tarp shelter? That’s what we did all last year.

  97. Hi – we have the same problem – we have an Outwell Nevada and desperately looking for something to create a space for wet gear and to protect the doorway from the rain. I have looked and looked and come to the conclusion the only way to go is a Vango Tarpaulin – Outwell don’t do a small side extension and all the others are so expensive. The Vango Tarpaulin is not expensive – I am hoping it will do the job as going camping in the Lake District!

  98. Hi All,
    We have a Outwell by Vacanza Montreal 400 tent. I would love to purchase a extension, side or front to give us a bit more room for our kit on rainy days. I am aware that there isn’t one that is manufactured by Outwell but does anyone know what would fit? Has anyone extended this type of tent in anyway? Any suggestions will be appreciated. I have read the helpful page on finding extensions on this site, however I am still worried about getting it wrong. Especially as the extensions seem to cost more than the tent itself. Thanks for all your help in advance. Regards Linda

  99. Does anyone know of a polycotton universal side awning? Thanks

  100. We have a hi gear rock 5 tent, would like an enclosed end porch/ awning in blue as tent is blue, any suggestions plz

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