There has been a large growth spurt in the family camping market. This has been mainly due to the increase in demand for cheaper holidays, fuelled by the UK and global recession. Increases in the European money markets, example being the strength of the Euro against the pound has encouraged UK families to seek cheaper alternatives to expensive Ski holidays and package deals in Europe. Here at OutdoorWorldDirect.co.uk, we have a range of 2010 weekender tents such as the new Vango Icarus 600 in stock.
Online PR News – 27-January-2010 – – The camping equipment and tents industry in the UK has grown in 2009 by approximately 30%. Camp sites in the UK have benefited from full capacity bookings and have been able to offer customers a better deal, with improved hygiene standards and on site entertainment. For example, the increase in family camping in the UK has benefited brands like Vango, Coleman, Gelert, Beyond and Outwell, to name just a few. Tents like the Vango Icarus 600 and similar style tents have proved a huge success. This model of tent provides value for money, because of the modern design. For instance fully taped seams for typical wet British summers, fully sewn in groundsheets to keep out the bugs and geodesic designs to resist windy weather. The Vango Icarus is manufactured in 4 sizes and a choice of warm colours. The Vango Icarus is an easy to pitch 'as one' structure, with Powerflex fibreglass poles and the tent comes with a more than generous living area. Space in the living area provides much needed shelter when the weather is poor or a haven away from long days of sunshine. This tent has Vango's own patented TBS system which is a tension band system to strengthen the tent in windy conditions. The flysheet has fire retardant fabrics protected and waterproofed with Protex 2000. Sewn in ground sheets have become ever more popular due to the fact they prevent draughts and bug invasion.
The Icarus has side mesh doors and parallel zip doors. All of the guy ropes come pre-attached. All the stress points are reinforced avoiding damage to the tent. Most importantly, the Icarus has a polyethylene groundsheet that is waterproofed to 10,000 hydrostatic head. The pack-size of the Icarus 600 will ensure it easily fits into the boot of a mini or Ford Focus and has proved popular for the weekend camper and its ease of pack-away has proved beneficial for the family moving onto lots of destinations.
There is also a range of optional additions available for the Vango tents. Carpets designed for the posh camper a footprint to protect the base of the tent from soiling and stone damage on rocky ground, there are also canopies to extend the porch and handy windbreaks for further privacy.
Tent manufacturers have produced lots of competitors for this tent in 2010. One example is the Nevada M from Outwell. The Vango Icarus average retail price is £50 cheaper than Outwell equivalent for no extra benefits apart from a 3000 hydrostatic head on the fly sheet and the Outwell name. Both style of tent will meet the needs and demands of the customer in this market as they both offer the benefits outlined in this blog.