The popular Beta 550XL AL is a 3-pole tunnel tent that offers generous sleeping space combined with a large, functional porch area for storing your camping essentials. The AL variation of this tent is recommended by the Scout Association because of the strong alloy poles, sturdier zips and more durable pegs, making it much more robust and resistant to wear and tear. This feature-packed 5 man tent also includes Vango’s patented TBS®II (Tension Band System) to provide additional stability in poor conditions, and all-in-one pitching ensures that the sleeping pod always stays dry if it is raining. The Beta XL is ideal for slightly longer trips and will also appeal to campers seeking a more spacious and comfortable weekend tent.
Tunnel tent – Style provides greatest space to weight ratio
Patented Vango TBS®II Tension Band System ensures tent performs in adverse conditions, especially in strong, changeable winds. When tensioned, the bands brace the pole at 3 points, and prevent sideways movement. Adjust TBS®II to remove slack. Do not over tension, as this may deform the poles. Can be stowed away in calm weather
Factory taped seams – All flysheet and groundsheet seams are factory taped, giving a water tight seal
Vango Protex® 70 denier polyester flysheet, 3000mm HH – Highly waterproof, durable and reliable fabric. Exclusive to Vango
Linked-in groundsheet – Easy to clean groundsheet that can be attached or detached from the living area. Simply roll under the bedroom area when not required.
Waterproof PE groundsheet – Robust and hardwearing fabric to stand up to the rigours of the most active campers
Lights out inner tent – Darker fabric reduces the amount of early morning light
Colour coded poles for intuitive pitching
Breathable polyester inner – Allows condensation to pass through, for a comfortable night’s sleep
Part mesh inner door – Allows ventilation, whilst keeping bugs out
Multiple flysheet doors – Provides easy entry from either side giving protection from prevailing winds
Lantern hanging points – Conveniently positioned in the living and bedroom areas
Inner pockets – Conveniently positioned pockets for organising essential items
Diamond Clear windows – Maximise light and visibility
Fast pack tent bag – Oversized opening for easy packing and compression straps to control pack size
Reflective webbing – Picks up torchlight so the pegging points are easily spotted in low light conditions
High visibility guylines – Easy to see in low light conditions.
Weather tested to the European standard EN5912 by certified test centre
Fire retardant fabrics – Meets European EN5912 safety standard
Vango PowerLite 7001-T6 alloy poles – Lightweight, durable and colour coded for intuitive pitching
Heavy Duty Zips – Bigger, stronger and more durable zips
Heavy Duty Steel Pegs – More durable and bigger pegs.