The Vango Langley 500 provides a good tent layout for families and could be used on long weekends or camping holidays. A simple tunnel tent design makes pitching easy.
- A great layout for family camping. A good size for camping holidays. Not too big for weekends either. The Large porch is ideal for the UK.
The not so good
- Although a 5 person tent, we think it's best for a family of four to give you that extra room.
Vango Langley 500 Family Tent Videos
Vango Langley 500 Family Tent Photos
The Vango Langley 500 offers good living and sleeping space for a family of four or five.
The Vango Langley 500 is one of the entry-level range of family tents from Vango. That doesn't mean it isn't any good: it's more affordable as it uses flexible fibreglass tent poles (not metal, and not air framed), and has a polyester tent material instead of poly cotton (click here if you're not sure of the pros and cons of the different tent materials).
There's a good amount of space in the Langley 500 and some good features that make it a good family tent.
Here's our video for a quick tour.
Vango Langley 500 Interior
You get plenty of space in the Vango Langley 500.
There are two bedrooms, one larger than the other. This makes it great for Mum and Dad with two kids, with Mum and Dad bagging the bigger bedroom, or if you have three smaller kids, they could all share the larger bedroom.
The living space is a decent size, too, with enough space for some storage, bags, getting the kids dressed, etc.
A few features that are worth pointing out:
- A large porched entrance - provides some shelter to sit out without the need for an extension but also makes it more practical to get a family in and out of the tent if it's wet. Leave muddy shoes outside on the porch.
- Side entrance with storm porch - around the side of the tent is another door with a porch over, which again makes a good entrance to the tent if it is raining.
Langley 500 Layout
You get two bedrooms, one larger than the other, a good-sized living area and a sheltered porch on the front of the tent.
The bedrooms also have darker material, which is great for the summertime when the sun gets up earlier than most people.
Pitching the Langley 500
The Langley uses fibreglass tent poles and is a simple tunnel tent. These are easy to pitch - see how to pitch a tunnel tent.
Langley 500 Awning Extension
You can also get a side extension (as seen in our video).
This may be a good investment if you wish to use the tent for long weekends and longer camping holidays, as it will give you more space for storage and sitting if the weather turns bad.
It's also a good place to fold up and put chairs and tables at night so they stay dry for breakfast or to put the kid's bikes inside.
The extension that fits the Langley 500 is the Vango Excel Side Awning Large.
Some useful links for Langley 500
Here's a video from Vango on the Langley 500.
Too Big or Too Small?
Vango also make a Langley 400 or a Langley 600.
|Attribute||Vango Langley 500 Family Tent|
|Recommended Tent Use||Ideal for Weekend Camping, Ideal for Longer Stays|
|Sleeps||Sleeps 4, Sleeps 5|
|Frame Type||Flexible Poles|
|Tent Living Space|
|Pitching and Storage|