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Easy Camp Tornado 500 2016


What did I think?

This is an awesome tent. As with any 5-berth tent I would really say this is more suited to four people, or three people and a dog. Five would fit, but it would be a squeeze.

This is so easy to put up, spread it out, peg the four corner, close the valves and away you go. Three tubes to fill take about 10 seconds each, and once they are inflated it is time to simply peg out the rest and the guy lines. Not having put this up before it took 15 minutes, but I am sure I can get this time down after a couple more uses.

There is a front porch area which is ok for sitting in in the rain, but getting a table and five chairs would really be tight.

There are access points from the sides and the front and ideal for opening up to let the air flow.

Packing up was easy and the tent went back in the bag with no problems.

Tent Details

Ideal for larger families, Tornado 500 sleeps five in a tunnel design with a large inner featuring twin mesh panel D-doors and a hanging divider plus organiser pockets. Three separate air tubes are inflated easily by the two-way pump for fast pitching and standing headroom. A spacious porch has doors to front and side, detachable toggle-up bathtub groundsheet plus two windows with curtains. Fresh air flows via one large rear and two front vents.


Type of tent: Inflatable tunnel
Sleeps people: 5
Hydrostatic Head: 3000 mm
Flysheet: 190T 100% polyester PU coated. Fire Retardant
Inner tent: Breathable 100% polyester
Rooms: 2 bedrooms, 1 living room
Max pressure: 4.5 psi/0.3 bar
Poles: Air tubes
Floor: 100% polyethylene
Groundsheet: Living area detachable bathtub groundsheet
Pitching way: Flysheet first or as one
Pack size: 77 x 35 cm
Weight: 13.1 kg.

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