Which Inflatable tent 6-8 person
You can get polycotton inflatable tents, I was looking at an outwell one last week. Spendy though
Yes I’m aware, however given the choice between one or the other. it’s polycotton for me, with the inflatable you might save 30 minutes to an hour on pitching and packing, not exactly a big deal if you’re somewhere for a week.Posted 7 months agoticsmonSubscriber
Been looking for a new tent. Got a vango 5 man steel pole jobbie at the minute and on longer trips it’s just to small. So we want a bigger tent and just wondering if the inflatable ones were worth the extra pennies. Or would it be better spending the extra money on a poly cotton one.Posted 7 months agodeadlydarcyMember
Glad you like iain. I remember the thread.
We’re very pleased with our Coleman Valdes (6L). I imagine the 6XL is even roomier if you’re looking for 6-8 man.
The packed down tent is bloody massive though. I’m currently looking for roof boxes as the tent takes up around 2/3rds of the boot. 😆Posted 7 months agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
iainc – Member
have you had a look at the Decathlon ones ?
Guess where I’ve just come back from?
If it’s anywhere near as good value as the 2+ my mate has just bought, you’ll be quids in.
Even the basic models seem well designed and very decent quality.
Had a good look at the inflatable models they have set up outside.
They seem robust and have a feeling of spaciousness that belies their size.
Cheapest ever Decathlon trip for me, £12.99 for a pair of running shoes for work.
Do want a Triban 520 though, 9 speed Sora Triple, practical frame, not ugly.Posted 7 months ago
I’ve spent more than that restoring my old roadie, and it’s still not finished.Rusty SpannerSubscriber
Ah, fair enough, only saw two of the smaller ones and I’ve not got Much to compare them to.
They’re the only ones I’ve seen for ages and they seemed like they’ve come on quite a lot.
I’d consider one for car camping.
Have a Doblo so size not an issue.
Actually, thinking about it, cheaper just to sleep in that.Posted 7 months ago
5lab – Member
the decathlon inflatable tents aren’t terribly big though – enough room for a small family, but the living space isn’t anywhere near what you get at some of the other brands
We went from a Vango 5 person poled tent to the Decathlon Air Seconds 4.1xl, which is labelled as a 4 person tent. The sleeping end is slightly smaller than the 5 person Vango and the living area is significantly larger than the Vango…Posted 7 months ago5labMember
We went from a Vango 5 person poled tent to the Decathlon Air Seconds 4.1xl, which is labelled as a 4 person tent. The sleeping end is slightly smaller than the 5 person Vango and the living area is significantly larger than the Vango…
they’re not smaller than *all* tents, granted, but if you compare the size of that living area (approx 3×2) to something like a outwell clarkston 6a (which has approx 3.5 x 5.5), the living area in the outwell is over 3 times the size. If the OP is asking for a 6-8 man tent, I figure 6m” area isn’t quite enoughPosted 7 months ago
in the previous thread someone mentioning using a ‘footprint’
usually it means putting a groundsheet the same shape as the tent on the pitch first so that the underside of the actual tent stays dry and clean – you can hose down and dry a separate groundsheet far more easily than the one sown into the tent itself.Posted 7 months agoCountZeroMember
Thanx, I thought that was probably the case, I only wondered if there was some sort of specific sheet with eyelet holes for pegging down; the basic idea makes perfect sense, if only I’d thought of it when I bought my tent, would have made life much easier…Posted 7 months ago
I’ll see about finding something for when I go to Greenman next month, and camping in September/October.
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