Ultimate Guide to Buying an Inflatable AirTent

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Camping is one of those memories you never forget, the hardships, the laughter the bond, are few among the many. So how do you make camping easier and more comfortable, how about an air tent. Yes, they are the best in making your camping interest and tolerable even for those who have had hardship in camping. They have benefits compared to traditional pole tents. For instance, they are quicker and easier to get step up, more comfortable and flexible in the wind.

What is an Inflatable tent?

An inflatable tent can also be known as an air tent or inflatable beam tents or an aero tent. What ever it is called the different is the poles are removed and replaced by inflated beams, this makes it quicker and easier to set up your tent. Although the tent maybe quite large you are only inflating the beams, so a tent can be pumped in in just a few minutes using a hand pump.

Take a look at the Hi Gear Airgo Nimbus 8 Family Tent.

There are about 200 varieties of inflatable air tents. This is our guide on things to consider when buying an aerotent.

Right size of tent

First stand inside the tent and see if you hit your head, then lay flat to see if it can accommodate your height, can you walk around it. Will it sleep the number of people who will use it, is there enough space for everyone, if you are taller than average than will it suit. Consider this different things when looking at the tent.

Types of tents

There are many ranges of tents, so you need to know what type of tent you want for what activities and how many people do you want to accommodate in the tent, where is the destination that needs camping, for example mountain tents are good for high altitudes and can be able to withstand bad weather. Family tents host space enough for larger groups. They can be very comfy and it has space for kids to play as well.

Material of tent

Is it single or double layered and what material is it made of? Are they waterproof and have ventilation for good air quality flow. Is the fabric repairable if torn or damaged? Most tent outer layers are water proofed and the inner layer are mesh like to act as insulator hence warmth within the tent. The single layer has one layer which is both waterproofed and has ventilation. The double layer has better insulation and when the outer layer is torn the inner can withstand as long as it can take.

Anatomy of a typical tent

What service do you need this tent to provide? This will help you to know the shape of the tent. Is it ridge, dome or tunnel? Look at what comes with the tent, ground sheet which will not allow crawlies inside your room. Can it be a hybrid?


How long can he tent last? This is mainly known by the type of material, is it long-lasting, also look at the pole are they easy to break. The shape is it streamlined to the altitude and the hardships of thearea. Is it stable enough to support does it have the right pegs to enable flexing of the wind. Where are the poles connected to each other?

Type of camping

Weight is a key consideration depending on what you do. If you want light weight tent then there are some samples of tents that would work for you like dome tent. A camp that will take more time needs a stable tent e.g. Mountain tent. Also one that you are hiking needs a backpack which will make your camp easier you can go for tents such as mountain tent.


A breathing vent is very important, so you need to consider because you might end up suffocating while you asleep. Check on the windows and doors. Good tents have zipper doors which are easy to open from the bottom and can be fixed if spoiled. Some tents double up to make canopy making a space suitable for cooking. Some tents include porches! I know, it’s shocking, but yes it does have porch, it creates more space to make you feel like home. Then check on the windows, are they airy and do they have mosquito mesh net ensuring you are safe from malaria or from flying insects

Generally that is what you look for in a tent, this ensures you look for quality in tents and never regret. You may think it is expensive but consider the it has a strong resale value so air tents really fits within the normal price range, hence it is affordable and available. So what are you waiting for? It is worthwhile and you will be happy.

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