What are inflatable tents?
Inflatable tents (or air tents as they’re otherwise known) are just like any other tent, except for one significant difference. Instead of having traditional poles made from metal, plastic or fibreglass, the tent uses inflatable beams, pumped up to provide a sturdy structure.
A quick fun fact – Vango was the first company to really bring inflatable tents to the mainstream camping market, with their iconic AirBeam series. It remains, arguably, the most popular tent range of this type around. Other companies have joined the scene now, with tents from Zempire, Outwell, Kampa, and more, all of which are very high quality.
This type of tent is inflated using just a pump, meaning you don’t have to worry about poles – that you can’t quite get to bend properly or get lost inside their little sleeve when you’re putting the tent up.
Generally speaking, they’re also much faster to erect than traditional tents, with some only taking a few minutes, which is a stark difference from other types of tent available on the market.
Of course, it’s worth mentioning that some may take longer than others, but on the whole, the process is smoother and more streamlined.