“ Manufacturer: Vango / Type: Camping - Canopy for Vango Icarus 500 Tent „
With a family of 3 soon to be 4 I need to ensure I use every inch of space available to me - whether at home or not.
We bought the Icarus 500 tent and canopy mid season last year. We were able to see both products errect and had the chance to have a good wiggle of tension ropes etc. The canopy fits really nicely over the front of the tent by the main door. It provides an extra 4 feet of covered space. It is perfect for cooking undercover. The canopy has windows in the side letting in extra light - I think without the windows it could seem quite dark.
When the canopy is errected correctly though it is not all it seems. Unfortunately it causes the roof of the main tent to dip. In order for the canopy to stay taute and not flap around in the wind the tension ropes must be pulled tight. This creates a dip in the roof where water is gathers so each morning you need to push it up.
My husband has said that when we next get the rig out we are going to look at ways of adjusting this for our next trip. It is a little disheartening but I think it is more mis-sale than a product fault.