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Is there anyone who wants a challenge? Searching for a Vango Icarus 600 Blue Tent Extension

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Therupaxim Mon 22-Apr-13 17:14:05

We bought the Vango Icarus 600 last year, planning to buy the canopy later if we enjoyed camping and when we had some spare cash to stagger the cost, and now they have stopped making it to match our tent!

There are still a few green ones around that we will buy if necessary but we would really like a blue one to match the tent. Can anyone help? We're not camping until July but we've been searching and emailing stores for the past week and come up with nothing.

Thanks for reading, I won't hold my breath for any replies but I have my fingers crossed!

Piffpaffpoff Tue 23-Apr-13 21:57:27

Can't see any - have you tried contacting Vango direct? They are quite active on twitter (@vango) so I'd try sending them a tweet if you're on twitter.

attheendoftheday Tue 23-Apr-13 22:14:37

We got a secondhand green icarus 600 last year - if you've seen any green canopies around could you let me know where?

Sorry not to be able to help you find what you're looking for.

Piffpaffpoff Tue 23-Apr-13 22:22:27

attheend there is a green enclosed canopy here but are you looking for the type with no door?

Milliways Tue 23-Apr-13 22:28:23

Another Green one in a sale here

Piffpaffpoff Tue 23-Apr-13 22:28:25

There's an open canopy here, but you'd need to buy the tent as well and then sell it on!

Milliways Tue 23-Apr-13 22:31:31

Another Green one in a sale here

Milliways Tue 23-Apr-13 22:53:28

Blue one advertised 2nd hand in Feb - may not have sold? here

cece Tue 23-Apr-13 22:55:19

Have you tried emailing vango? I had a similar problem with getting an extension for my samara last autumn. In the end I set up an alert on ebay and finally got one (half rrp as well smile).

attheendoftheday Tue 23-Apr-13 23:21:49

Thank you! Off to discuss with dp whether to buy a canopy rather than the SIMs we were planning.

gordyslovesheep Sat 27-Apr-13 22:41:04

I have a green awning - long story - ordered online and didn't arrive - rang and complained, sent a new order - then the other one arrived - rang and told them - over a year ago - they never collected it

so I have a brand new - still wrapped green Icarus awning - will sell it cheap pm me x

Therupaxim Sun 28-Apr-13 18:01:26

So sorry for not replying sooner - I had watched this thread and thought it would tell me if I had any replies!

Thanks so much for your suggestions, I understand from trawling forums that others have already contacted Vango with no luck. I think we will probably end up getting a green one as time is running out for our planned trip. Will PM you gordy if the offer is still available.

Sorry again for not replying sooner - I know how annoying it is when an OP posts asking for help and then doesn't bother replying * hangs head in shame * I promise to get more technologically literate.

tinkmorris Tue 07-May-13 08:42:38

Hi, gordyslovesheep.
Do you still have the awning for sale?

Kharnott Mon 10-Mar-14 21:01:53

Sorry to bump up an old thread but if anyone is selling an icarus 600 canopy I'd be interested in buying it. I've been looking online to no avail but stumbled across this thread.
Thank you xxx

Scotica603 Thu 10-Jul-14 21:17:42

Again, sorry this is a bit late but we're selling one.

Nobloomingideapgornot Thu 10-Jul-14 22:20:58

Try uk campsite and look for a poster called cross camping, he seems to come up with little gems like this

Iainagnew Sat 12-Jul-14 00:07:57

Hi Scotica603. Do you still have it available? I am looking for one ASAP!

Scotica603 Sat 12-Jul-14 10:25:27

Yes, moss green. We're in Perth, Scotland. Not sure where you are or how much courier/post would cost?

Iainagnew Sat 12-Jul-14 16:24:09

Hi Scotia,

How much are you wanting for it? I will need to have it posted as I am in Kent - if you can do that! I can cover that of course!


Scotica603 Sat 12-Jul-14 16:41:34

Can't remember how much we paid for it. We've only ever had it up in the garden once to try it out. It's the full extension, not the sun canopy. Quick Google shows one sold on ebay in autumn for £112 ( and this one last spring for £127 ( Can't remember if it's the 2012 or 2013 model - it has big windows. What would you pay? Would you send a courier? Ebay posts say it's 9.5kg.

Iainagnew Sat 12-Jul-14 18:24:17

Hi Scotia,

Thanks for your reply. I have sent you a private message to discuss further.


Bumpsadaisie Sat 12-Jul-14 19:11:51

We'd like a green one if anyone has one .... for a Vango Icarus 600 ...

threeicklepickles Sun 13-Jul-14 21:21:37

bumpsadaisie and anyone else whose looking for one...

We searched high and low for a canopy for our icarus 600, no joy, rarer than rocking horse shit I concluded.
However i discovered the icarus range is now called Isis, and the 600 version is exactly the same size tent, and there is a canopy that fits it. Different shade of green but we can cope with that, so bought one a few weeks ago and so glad we did.
Got ours from outdoor megastore, though their 'next day' delivery turned out to be 4 day delivery...

cant0na07 Sun 03-Aug-14 20:44:30

does anyone know if the icarus 500 extension canopy also fits the icarus 600 tent?

Stars66 Mon 04-Aug-14 17:27:39

Interested in this post as we have blue Icarus too. However my BIL has a canopy completely different brand to his tent and it works so well. Am totally thinking of getting one, just so I can spread out even more! smile

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