Review of The Award-Winning Vango Anantara III Air TC 650XL

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Well, Vango has done it again and brought you an amazing new family tent in the Anantara III Air TC 650XL. This amazing family tent has won the overall Camping Editor’s Choice Award 2021 and if you read on you will soon see why. This has been the most anticipated tent of 2021 as last years model sold out.

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Vango anantara tent

The Anantara III Air TC 650 XL

This amazing family tent is packed full of features to ensure you and your family get to make the most of your camping trip. A trip that you will spend in style and comfort if you are staying in this particular tent.

The tent is split into almost 3 separate areas. The sleeping area to the back. The living area in the middle and an awning area to the front. The living and bedroom areas have a sewn-in groundsheet but the awning area is floor free. You do get a separate flooring for this area so using it is optional. Which makes it ideal for storage or an eating area to save your living area carpet getting dirty.

These three areas make this tent really versatile and you can chose how you lay it out. You can choose to open the whole tent up or keep the awning area separate should you choose.

The tent comes with a smart pack roller bag making packing away much easier.

A Different Review

Unfortunately due to recent Covid restrictions we have not been able to get up close and personal with this tent to really get to test it for ourselves. But, we have spent a few hours listening and watching what other experts in this field have to say. These are people we trust within this industry so feel confident in bringing you this review. We spend hours researching products before reviewing and this review is no different, only that this has had to be done in a more virtual manner.

I hope you still find this useful and it gives you a good insight should you be looking to purchase this tent in the future.

Anantara layout

The Specs


Air beams (5) with the Airspeed SI Pro System, single point inflation making pitching even easier. This tent also uses its own TBS system in this tent to help give the tent an extra bracing system for high winds.

Guy Lines

Guy lines are now webbing straps for extra durability. Two tone colour with a visible orange colour at the bottom.


Breathable Sentinel Signature polycotton that gives a more luxurious feel.

Cable Entry

This tent boasts 3 cleverly positioned cable entry points making having electricity where you want it a breeze.


Tinted Diamond Clear windows to allow some extra privacy. 4 Large windows with smaller skylight windows above. Windows have zipped curtains for privacy and zip right up over skylight windows too.

tent windows


This tent has 4 doors or entry points. 3 single doors and a large front opening door that can be opened in a variety of ways or completely removed to open the whole tent up. All doors have mesh panels and curtains to allow maximum ventilation in warmer weather and privacy when wanted. the single door into the awning area has its own canopy allowing easier, drier entry when it is raining.


All doors have integrated mesh panels. There are also low-level ventilation panels. Large ventilation panel to the rear top of the bedroom area.


Bedrooms are made with the midnight material to help keep the bedroom areas darker by reducing the amount of light entering this area. Storage pockets in bedroom areas for overnight storage of items. The option of an extra bedroom for the living area to turn this into an 8 person tent.

Living Area

You can choose how you want to have your living area as you have both the middle/living section and awning section. These can be sectioned to give separate areas or opened up to create one very large living area. There are also some storage pockets in the central living area.

internal view anantara

Optional Extra

An extra bedroom is available for the living area to turn this into an 8 person tent. Anantara footprint, carpet and skyline are all optional items.

At A Glance

Person6 or 8 if you purchase extra bedroom for living area
Bedroom3 with the option to buy 4th
Standing RoomYes
Weight63.9 KG
Pitch Time12 minutes

So where can you buy this wonderful tent? It’s a hot product and we have only seen it available at the moment at:

Winfields Outdoors, Attwools & Vango


We love the Anantara III as its packed full of great features and has many options when it comes to using. We love the door options and also that the windows have a tint on them giving that little bit of extra privacy. For a family tent we believe that this would suit most families.

living areas anantara

A polycotton tent always gives that luxury feels along with great breathability. It allows the tent to breathe so condensation isn’t an issue. We also feel they are a little warmer in colder weather and that is why they are popular among today’s campers.

If you would like to look at some other similar size tents you can check some out by clicking on our reviews link at the top of the page.

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