As a dad who loves to pack up the family and head out into the great outdoors, I’m always on the lookout for gear that makes our adventures more enjoyable and less stressful. The Vango Lismore Air TC 600XL Package, new for 2023, has been my latest find and it’s packed with features that make it a fantastic choice for family camping trips.
First, let’s talk about the set-up. One of the biggest challenges of camping, especially when you have little ones eager to explore, is pitching the tent. The Vango Lismore uses an inflatable AirBeam structure, that ensures your tent is erect within minutes, thanks to the conveniently placed AirSpeed Valve.
This means you can forget about fumbling with poles and ropes and spend more time enjoying your holiday. The TBS®II Tension Band System ensures the tent performs well in adverse conditions, especially in stronger wind conditions, so you can rest easy knowing your family is safe. This summer, as we’re all aware of, the weather has been less than decent so I’ve been able to really test this out… ?
Inside the tent, comfort is king. The tent features queen-size bedrooms that offer ample space for the whole family and a home-like feel. But here’s the game-changer – these rooms are Nightfall bedrooms, designed to reduce early morning light so your little campers (and you) can enjoy a lie-in during those bright summer mornings. Let’s be honest, this is the #1 negative that puts families off from camping – the fact that the kids get up with sunrise. Game. Changer.
The Vango Lismore Air TC 600XL offers an extra-large living area, plenty of room to relax, play games, or simply enjoy some family time. It also offers the kind of height that even the tallest of campers will appreciate – I’ve not had to worry but it’s a good feature for the normal sized dads out there. And it’s not just about size, but also comfort. The queen size bedrooms are large enough for extra comfort, giving you that feeling of home away from home.
One of the standout features of this tent is the use of breathable polycotton (TC) Sentinel Fabric. It’s excellent at regulating temperature, keeping you cooler inside during hotter weather, and warmer at night as the air cools. It’s also long-lasting and resistant to UV damage. The polycotton is strong and thick, so you won’t notice those really windy nights. And for those mornings when you want to sleep in, the Nightfall bedrooms help reduce morning light, a feature that every camping dad will appreciate.
This tent is not just about camping, it’s about accessibility. The drop down step allows you to effortlessly enter and exit your tent, making life less complicated when manoeuvring prams or even providing wheelchair access. It also features a mesh flysheet door to provide ventilation on warmer days whilst keeping all those annoying bugs out.
Overall, the Vango Lismore Air TC 600XL Family Tent Package offers an impressive combination of space, comfort, and durability. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or a family venturing into the great outdoors for the first time, this tent makes camping an enjoyable experience. It’s clearly been thought through thoroughly (that’s a mouthful but it’s true).
As a dad, I can say with confidence that this tent will make your family camping trips that much more special.