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vango juno 500 teepee

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Manufacturer VANGO
Product Name JUNO 500
Price 30


5 man single skin teepee style tent

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Average user rating from: 2 user(s)

Overall rating: 
 
8.2
Durability:
 
7.5   (2)
Features:
 
7.5   (2)
Value for money:
 
9.5   (2)
 
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Vango Juno 500

Overall rating: 
 
8.7
Durability:
 
8.0
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8.0
Value for money:
 
10.0
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Reviewed by Neil Sheridan
July 27, 2011
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

I bought this for doing weekend motorcycle rallies as it has quite a small packed size, and also easy
to put up on my own.When i first got the tent, iwas unable to use it on the bike due to poor health...so i put it up in my back garden, as it stands i am on night number 19 in a row and am very pleased with the tent.
It does let in a bit of a draught on very windy days, but it's survived in torrential all day rainstorms, and 60 mph winds and is still standing firm.Room inside for 2 double airbeds, or one plus all the panniers and bike gear.I'm 6'3 and can stand up enough to get dressed, it makes a nice change to be able to walk in, or out without crawling on all fours as well.
All in all smashing tent

 

vango juno 500

Overall rating: 
 
7.7
Durability:
 
7.0
Features:
 
7.0
Value for money:
 
9.0
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davsato Reviewed by davsato
May 20, 2011
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Last updated: September 30, 2011
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful

right, get one thing straight this is not in any way a SERIOUS tent, wont be any good for any expedition or even anywhere with a mozzy problem because its only one or two steps up from sleeping under a tarp. i had to economise on gear for this years BMF show due to bringing a pillion, so i wanted a tent packing smaller than my usual khyam biker, saw this about to end on fleabay and put a silly bid of £30 on which won.

its a 5 man(must be very good mates) tent, single skin but doesnt condense up very much due to its ventilation system which also leaves it open to the bugs.
easy to put up, peg down the 3 rear corners (its pentangular) shove the pole up the middle then peg down the front 2 corners. tighten guys and its done.

there is no porch, and when it rains it comes straight in if the doors open due to the design but the latest ones have a porch bit. so no sheltered cooking but the front of the bathtub type groundsheet zips open and lays flat, giving you a small area. (i reckon i could get my bike in there in a pinch)(though i dont know why i would want to?).

for the money im quite impressed, i was freezing one night, its not great in strong wind but it is marketed as a festival/summer tent. space inside is huge, 4 of us had our chairs in there at one point. as i said i wouldnt bother with it if was crossing continents but for a show or short camping trip it could fit the bill. the pole is steel but theres only the one, and my magnetic light goes on it nicely (there is also a hanging loop).

dont expect it to last forever but its good VFM

ADDED OCT'11
well, i said it wouldnt be much good in serious weather but i take it back, after the XRV national rally in snowdonia with torrential rain and gales, i love this tent. it took the wind and rain admirably and didnt let a drop in, with zero condensation that you get in other tents in wet weather.
i solved the porch problem by mating the tent with a quechua tarp, using the tip of the teepee as a tie point and the tarp in a classic 'roof' shape over the door and this set up also didnt let a drop in, and meant i could sit in my armchair in the doorway cooking in a gale. other folks tents and tarps blew all over the campsite but mine stayed put all weekend, brill.

i had one problem, (and that was my fault for using the tent in a way it wasnt designed for) where the tip of the tent ripped due to the force of the tarp being tied to the loop and pulled too tight. when i put the edge of the tarp over the tip and tied it down with a sock ball under it for protection, it was fine. i have since repaired and modified the tent with a much stronger carbon fiber tip. this is a testament to the vango that i bothered to repair it, as im the original mr consumable.

i will be using this 'summer festival' tent for the ABR WINTER SIMMER in lymington next month, thats how much i like it

 
 
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outrunner
I agree with all that has been said about this tent. I have had one for a couple of years now and it is OK for the 2/3 day events that I go to. Packs up small enough to fit on the bike no problem.
outrunner , June 14, 2011
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Farky
Any measurements on actual pack size? I can see the XL Frying pan on the back of your Vara...my wee Alp might not accept it so well...
Farky , October 08, 2011
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davsato
thats not a frying pan you cheeky get its my mates v-strom parked next door!smilies/grin.gifsmilies/grin.gifsmilies/grin.gif
packed size is 65x21x16cm but without the pole it fits in a 44ltr aldi drybag, or an average topbox, nicely
davsato , October 08, 2011
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Suffolk_Snail
I don't have one but have a question to those who do ........ Looks like you can't have the door open when it's raining as it'll just go straight in the teepee ........
Suffolk_Snail , June 15, 2012
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davsato
your'e absolutely right S.Snail, but please read my review, this is a summer tent pure and simple, i just use it all year round.
if you are interested i can find a pic of the tent set up with the tarp, a thing ive had to do with every tent ive ever had anyway
davsato , June 15, 2012
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Suffolk_Snail
Thanks Dav, with this year's 'summer' you might need to use a 4 season dome tent for summer camping in the UK !!

I'm still using a 1960's Blacks Good Companions tent made of cotton !

Ride safe,
Dave
Suffolk_Snail , June 15, 2012
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92kk k100lt 193214
I am seriously looking at these tents because weight is not bad. I use a tarp and that solves the wet entrance door nicely. Weight of a 2/3 man tent mixed with a tarp and tarp poles and there is in fact a little weight difference in favour of the tepee tent.

I figure pack the tent in panniers/top box and just strap the pole on.
92kk k100lt 193214 , November 19, 2016

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