Vango Padstow 500


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SKU: Padstow 500
Brand: Vango

The Vango Padstow 500 is a great family tent for a spot of weekend camping. We recommend that this tent is ideal for a family of four.

The Vango Padstow 500, the great weekend tent for a family of four, is back but has changed colour from the green of the previous years to the new blue colour.

The Vango Padstow 500 family tent

There are a few things I really like about this tent:

  • With a pack size of just 70 x 33 cm, and weighing just over 17kg, it’s easy enough to put in the boot of your car for a quick family camping trip when the weather forecast is good for the weekend.
  • The front porch makes a great rain-safe entrance to your tent and a great place to leave wet and muddy shoes. Plus, if you pitch it facing the right way, it can be a good spot to sit, sheltered from any cold breeze.
  • Despite not being a large tent, there are still two bedrooms and a living area, which has plenty of space for bags and bits you need for just a weekend’s camp.
  • Vango claims it takes just 18 minutes to put up. With just four polled sections, I agree that this tent should quick and easy to pitch.
  • It’s really good value for money, especially if you shop around, and it still comes with a 4000mm hydrostatic head.

Although this is officially a five-person tent, I think it is more practical for a family of four.

The Vango Padstow 500 tent layout

The Vango Padstow 500 tent layout.

9.6Expert Score
Value for Money
Family Friendly
  • Great family layout.
  • Has a porch with a rain-safe layout.
  • Not too big and heavy when packed, making it a great tent for a spot of family weekend camping.

Specification: Vango Padstow 500

Weight 17.1 kg

Frame Type

Hydrostatic Head

4000 mm


Recommended Tent Use

Pack Size

L70.0 x H33.0 x W33.0 cm

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