Everything you Need to Know about Inflatable Tents

Inflatable tents are the latest innovation in the world of camping and outdoor leisure. By doing away with traditional poles, inflatable tents can be erected in seconds simply by inflating the structure of the tent. By attaching a pump to the inflation point, you can sit back and watch as the frame of the tent inflates itself. Campers can rejoice, safe in the knowledge that the days of struggling with numerous poles and ropes are now over, thanks to the advent of inflatable tents.

Outwell Concorde L inflatable tent

Outwell Concorde L inflatable tent

Features to Look for in an Inflatable Tent

When it comes to choosing the right inflatable tent for your needs, the same tent buying principles apply as when shopping for an old fashioned non-inflatable tent. This process involves determining how many people you need your tent to accommodate, what style and shape it should be and how much money you have to spend. When it comes to selecting an inflatable tent, there are a few other features you need to be aware of to ensure you make the right choice.

Tent Inflation

One key feature to look for is the presence of a single inflation point. If the tent has this feature, it means that the pump only needs to be attached in one place and the whole frame of the tent can be inflated. By choosing a tent with a single inflation point, you can reduce the amount of time and effort it takes to inflate the poles. This is because you only have to attach the pump once.

Another key feature that can save you a lot of problems further down the line is the use of isolation valves. These valves ensure that if a hole or puncture develops in the inflatable tubes of the tent, the whole structure doesn’t deflate. These airlocks ensure that the tent should continue to stand, despite a leak forming in one of the sections of the tubing. Isolation valves also make it easier to repair the leak, as locating the puncture should be a simpler process as you will be able to quickly see which part of the frame has been affected by the loss of air.

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