The Vango Skye Air 500 is the smallest AirBeam tent in our collection.  This tent utilises Vango's AirSpeed technology meaning the Skye can be pitched in just a matter of minutes. It comes packed with features including Vango's Sentinel Active fabric, linked-in groundsheet for easy cleaning, inner tent pockets for storage and lantern loops. The Skye 500 AirBeam tent is ideal for campers who need a weekend tent that is compact when packed away. 

The Vango AirBeam Skye Air 500 is very quick and easy to pitch due to it only having three inflatable beams, this makes this tent ideal for small families or couples.  The AirBeams are encased in a thick double skinned sleeve system making it a very robust and durable tent.

The canvas on this tent is Vango's new Sentinel Active canvas which has a hydrostatic head of 3000mm. 

The large 5 berth bedroom is at the back of the tent and has two doors.

The living area on the Vango Skye Air 500 is at the front of the tent.  The entrance to the tent is made by using the large side door.

This tent also features the Vango TBS (Tension Band System), Tunnel tents are great for headroom but can be subject to blowing around in the wind.  So to reduce that movement Vango have developed what they call “TBS” or “Tension Band System”.  It is two sets of straps that connect from the side of the tent to the central point.  A tunnel tent is basically a semi-circle which can be blown around in the wind, but by fixing the central point of the semi-circle to the sides, which lines up with the guylines on the outside, you are effectively creating a triangle which is a lot stronger and more rigid in high winds.  Make sure that the straps aren't under too much tension when you clip them in just in case you deform the tent.  When the weather is fine you can unclip them and store them away in their own pocket.

Vango AirBeam tents are very easy to pitch – first of all, peg out the four corners of the tent and then inflate the AirBeams using the Vango AirBeam pump (supplied) and the tent pitches itself. The Inner tents are all pre-attached so once you have inflated all the beams you then simply peg out the rest of the tent and guy lines.


Weight: 12.9kg
Packsize: L75.0 x H33.0 x W33.0cm
Capacity: 5 Person Tent
Pitching Time: 8 mins


  • Vango Airbeam™ Technology
  • NEW Sentinel Active
  • All in one or flysheet first pitching
  • Tunnel style for strength and easy pitching
  • TBS® II - Vango's patented Tension Band System
  • Linked in groundsheet
  • Lightweight 'lights out' inner tent
  • High Visibility Guylines
  • Bedroom Pockets
  • Lantern Hanging Points
  • Vango Airzone ventilation - high and low level ventilation
  • Drop Down Doors
  • Easypack carry bag
  • Supplied with Double Action Pump
Vango Skye II Air 500