Inflatable tents use a technology call air rise to pitch the tent. This process involves you hooking up an inlet in the tent to a pump which in minutes does all of the hard work for you pitching a tent and all this without a metal pole in sight! It's fast and straight forward giving you time to get on with your holiday and enjoy the great outdoors, which is why inflatable tents are the best sellers for family camping.
We love camping but we don't like the preparation or clean up involved in camping. We want to relax and enjoy our holiday outdoors. An inflatable tent makes this easier and anything that reduces the number of potential arguments is big plus.
The majority of inflatable camping tents sold in 2017 use an interlinked frame, which means the tent can be fully pitched in a matter of seconds. Also called air pitch tents or air beam tents, models come in a range of styles and designs to suit families, hikers, backpackers and adventurers alike. If you're searching for an air beam tent or inflatable tent for sale we have done our research and found the best inflatable camping tents available this year. Check out our guide below.
New air pole technology for tents or inflatable pole technology has improved the efficiency of the rapid pitch tent. We've put together a fantastic summary of everything you will need to know about inflatable tents with a small collection of the very best ones on the market this year. Why not explore why blow up tents and inflatable tents for camping are so popular, and considered to be the best tents for families.
What are the best Inflatable Tents for Family Camping?
Berghaus Inflatable Tents
The Berghaus tent range uses inflatable beam design to provide an efficient camping experience with a rapid pitch time. Spacious and with high ceilings it has large windows and good ventilation for a relaxing night they come in a range of sizes which can all be extended by porch additions.
The Air Venus Airtube tunnel tent is a generous 4 man tent for the small family or couple that wants a bit of extra space. As standard it comes with the same pitch fast air technology and a sewn in ground sheet.
Outwell Harrier, Corvette, Air Clipper and Concorde Tent range
Arguably the best inflatable tent brand on the market, Outwell inflatable tents are proving to be the most popular and reliable tents you will see on the campsite. All Outwell tents use the Outwell Airtech Stability system which delivers a simple method of pitching with air tubes and inflation valves that are located outside the tent for easy access. Perfect for those rainy days and quick setups!
The green hurricane inflatable tent uses the "Qwik" frame design and claims you can inflate your tent within 120 seconds! We're yet to prove this but pitching a tent in less than 5 minutes is a winner in our eyes. Made from polyester it is lightweight and easy to carry. As the name suggests it has been designed to withstand the most vigorous of storms.
Vango Airbeam Tents and Tent Awnings
One of our favourite tent brands, Vango has a large selection of inflatable tents and awnings that use air technology in their AirBeam range. Typical with Vango they have a large range of sizes with a scaling price point to suit a range of customers. Vango claim their tents are so easy to pitch they can be assembled by just one person within minutes, depending on the size you choose.
Quechca Family Inflatable Air Tent
We've seen this in action and it's very quick and easy to put up and fold back down. The tents structure uses inflatable tent arches which can be inflated as soon as the ground sheet has been fixed to the ground. The over hang is completed by attaching a light fibreglass pole into the housing.
Can Inflatable Tents cope with Wind?
Do you think an inflatable tent would just blow away in the wind? Think again, they're very strong and designed for the toughest of wind conditions.
The Best Inflatable Tents for less than 4 people
Hemiplanet Cave Inflatable Tent
Hemiplanet claim to be the first brand to produce an inflatable geodesic tent. To pitch, you simply lay it out on the ground and inflate one inlet. It comes complete with a hand held pump and it would be an ideal tents for that quick shelter when hiking, as even in bad weather in can withstand 60 mph winds!
How fast can you pitch an Inflatable Tent?
What are the best Inflatable Tents for glamping?
Inflatable Bubble Tent
Going glamping? You have to do something chic and unique. This is where the inflatable bubble tent, dome tent or garden igloo tent will help you stand out from the rest of the crowd at a campsite near you.