The great outdoors conjures up mental images of wide open spaces and adventure. And what better way to explore and enjoy the wonderful open spaces on our fabulous planet than by camping. Camping in the best inflatable tent is a joy that once experienced becomes addictive.
An Inflatable Tent Simplifies Camping
Every household should own the best inflatable tent for those spur of the moment weekend getaways or full blown adventure holidays. It is just so easy to pack a tent into the car and disappear into the wilderness for a few days. With a standard tent, you have the hassle of setting up when you arrive, either at a campsite or wherever takes your fancy. This would involve first unpacking and laying out the tent. Then assembling and inserting the poles. And finally pegging the tent to the ground with tent pegs to hold it steady. But with an inflatable tent, you just unpack, inflate, peg and you have a ready made home from home.
Inflatable Bubble Tents
There are various styles of inflatable tents. Inflatable bubble tents are more geared towards home use – in the garden or backyard. More suited for use as a summer house or an extra space for your home than actual camping, Inflatable bubble tents still provide an ideal extra space for guests or for the children to have sleepovers.
Inflatable Camping Tent
An inflatable camping tent is what you need for those intrepid weekend expeditions away. These tents are simple to site and erect. They also will be weatherproof and waterproof. Ideally they should also be insect and animal proof – who wants to share a sleeping bag with a snake? Exactly, so check that the inflatable tent you are interested in buying fulfills the above criteria. The fabric should be strong and wind resistant, usually high grade polyester. Also, consider if the best inflatable tent is flame resistant or fireproof. Remember that mostly when people go camping, they generally cook over an open or gas fire. So flame retardant fabric could save you or your families lives.
Best Inflatable Tent Sizes
Consider the size of your tent. As a rule you should go for an extra berth when choosing the best inflatable tent, so for example, you need a 3 berth tent, you should choose a 4 berth to give you that little bit of extra space to maneuver around. No-one likes to be packed together like sardines!
If you will be using your new inflatable tent in the winter or extreme weather condition you should purchase one with thermal insulating to keep the tent warm and cosy. Adversely, the thermal fabric helps to keep the inflatable tent cool in warmer weather.
Pop Up Tents
Other tents to consider are pop up tents or instant tents. These tents are generally smaller than inflatable tents, so more suitable for couples or small families. The big advantage is that there is no assembly at all. Just unpack and the tent ‘pops up’ and is ready to be slept in instantly. Perfect for short stays and impromptu visits from family members.
Another style of tent is the Hydraulic tent. These relatively new tents are possibly the fastest and easiest to erect. Just push a button and the tend is ready in one second!
5 Best Inflatable Tents
So here we have a rundown of the 5 best inflatable tents on the market today :
This 5 person tent is a generous size and has front and side doors for easy access.
Suitable for sleeping up to 6 adults comfortably, this tent can be erected and taken down in minutes. A windowed living area at the front makes an ideal area for eating or socializing while the spacious bedroom area features total darkness for a good nights rest. Insect, wind and rain proof, this inflatable tent features a patented air system to reduce condensation (a common problem for campers). Fitted with lantern hooks and internal storage pockets, this a solid family inflatable tent.
Rated 4 stars.
This high quality inflatable tent is one of the finest expedition tents available. Sleeping 3 people, this inflatable tent is incredibly stable due to its futuristic Geodesic structure. The Heimplanet tent can be erected in less than one minute and is available in white or camouflage to blend in with any terrain. Constructed from only the finest materials, this premium inflatable tent will last for many years and withstand whatever strenuous expeditions you can throw at it. A perfect tent for rugged exploration or trekking in treacherous weather.
Rated 5 stars.
The only inflatable bubble tent on our list earns its place for many reasons. Not least because of the extensive size but also it has its own bathroom! This inflatable bubble tent is perfect for your back yard. Ideal for lounging in the garden in the day or looking up at the stars at night.
Made from high grade PVC tarpaulin, it is built to last. Consists of 1 large living area, a bedroom and a bathroom. A space age addition to your home, that your family, friends and children will love.
Rated 4 stars.
This spacious family sized inflatable tent will sleep 8 people in style. Perfect for large families or a group of friends holidaying together. This tent inflates in minutes to provide a generous sized inner bedroom with dividers for privacy, a large living area with plenty of space for a dining table and a external canopy should you wish to sit outside. Tall enough for adults to stand up in, with 2 doors and 2 windows and comes complete with heavy duty pump.
Rated 4 1/2 stars.
Fast and easy to inflate, this 6 person tent has a large sleeping area divided into 3 bedrooms. The bedrooms are lined with extra dark fabric for a blackout effect to ensure a good nights sleep. Along with a generous living space with 2 doors and diamond clear windows to let the light flood in, this inflatable tent has a built in front extension canopy to provide even more space. A deceptively large tent.
Rated 4 stars.
As you can see, there are many factors to consider when buying an inflatable tent. We hope that our guide has helped you make an informed decision in choosing the most suitable tent for your requirements. And dont forget to take a look at our exclusive hammock with stand buyers guide.