5 Best Inflatable Tents for Camping

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Inflatable tents that are of good quality are hard to come by these days, and that’s why I felt it was important to create this air tent review and present to you a list of 5 of the best inflatable tents for sale. 

Here, you’ll find a selection of five great airbeam tents and all of the features they have, and I’ll even tell you exactly what I liked and didn’t like about each one. Some are perfect for couples, others for larger groups of friends or family.

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Best Inflatable Tents – Top 5

#1 Heimplanet Original Cave Dome Tent

The Heimplanet Original Cave Dome Tent is as incredible as it looks. You can purchase the ‘Classic’, which is black and white, or ’Cairo Camo’ which is basically green with a really cool pattern.

To get this tent set up, all that you need to do is connect the airframe to the inner and outer part of the tent together, and then just unroll. You only need to connect these the very first time and each time after that it’s just a matter of pumping the air beam tent with air.

It inflates in just 15 seconds! You barely need to put any effort in. Once inflated just secure it with pegs so that you’ll remain fixed in case of strong winds.

The airchambers of the frame are connected so that you only need to use one valve when pumping with air. There’s a Multi Chamber Safety System, which means that after the tent has been inflated, you can divide the air frame into separate chambers. This serves as an emergency just in case of damage, so that you can be certain that the tent will remain stable no matter what.

Thanks to the 2-in1 valve system, deflating the tent is just as fast and easy as inflation.

The geodesic frame structure of this inflatable tent is what makes it so sturdy, even against extremely strong winds. The tent’s center is an additional supporting point, creating the formation of a star-shaped roof, giving it a point-symmetrical slope so that rain can fall right off.

The structure is not only good for stability, but it’s also efficient because of its great material-to-volume ratio.

Inside, I’d say three large people could easily fit as well as all of their gear, as it has 54 sq ft and a center height of 40 inches. Considering the size, it’s very light, weighing only around 4.8kg. Although when packed up it can be a bit large, but I’d rather have something larger and lighter than the other way around.

The airbeams are built with resistant, high quality, double-layer construction – with an extra airtight thermoplastic polyurethane bladder that keeps the air inside for an extended time. The outer layer is made out of high-tenacity polyester fabric, which provides further support and durability.

All parts of this air pole tent can be easily repaired or replaced if need be, so in the unlikely event that the tent gets damaged you don’t need to stress out too much.

Included you’ll receive pegs, a pump adapter, repair kit, gear loft, guy lines, and a packsack.

There’s only one single thing that I could possibly complain about, and that’s the price. Even though a product like this is worth every penny spent on it, but at the end of the day, it’s a number that is higher than most people’s budgets. Despite being totally worth it, as it is an investment after all, it’s still a lot more than I like to usually spend.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Durable and weather resistant
  • High quality materials
  • Very fast inflation
Cons
  • Pricey

#2 Coleman 2-Person Pop-Up Tent

Here we have a very affordable 2-Person Pop-Up Tent by Coleman, made with 185T 68D fire- and water-resistant polyester. It’s perfect for camping trips and festivals.

It only takes about 10 seconds to set up, because of the preassembled poles that pop up into place. This way you don’t have to spend any time at all setting up this self inflating tent, and everyone can get straight to enjoying the trip.  

Even through a storm, the welding-inspired taped and inverted seams will keep you dry. Even the zipper cuffs have weather-resistant fabric for even more protection.

The frame has redesigned poles and guy-out triangles so that it can withstand strong wind better than ever before. 

This lightweight tent measures at 7ft 6 inches x 4ft 5 inches, and it has a center height of 2ft and 11 inches. There’s enough room inside for two people and their sleeping mats.

There’s a multi-position rainfly so that you can adjust it for the perfect balance of ventilation and protection. You’ll also find that there are two integrated storage pockets so that you can keep small items organised in one place and avoid losing anything. 

When it’s time to pack up and go home, this tent folds flat and is really easy to store and transport. When folded up it won’t fit in a backpack though, because it’s about three feet across in size. The carrying case does have handles, so it’s not difficult to just attach it to a backpack by using a zip tie for example.

Although, it doesn’t have a window. I used the front door instead, by leaving it unzipped. Thankfully it has a mesh liner so I didn’t have to worry about bugs, but I still would have preferred a window or two.

Plus, depending on how much space you need as an individual, you might want to use this as a one-person tent instead. For just sleeping, I don’t mind it with my partner. If it would have been a long trip I wouldn’t have managed though, because I’d need more space for more gear.

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Light and easy to carry
  • Multi-position rainfly
  • Quick and easy set up
Cons
  • No window
  • A bit cramped

#3 SereneLife Inflatable Camping Tent

The SereneLife Inflatable Camping Tent is a 2 in 1 airbed blow up tent. Perfect for outdoor adventures such as camping, or even if you need a spare bed for some overnight guests.

As stated in the name, it’s not just a pump up tent but it also has an integrated airbed which is extremely comfortable.

The mattress has a sturdy coil beam construction for enhanced spine comfort and support, as it prevents you from sinking into the mattress and ensures that it stays firm through the night.

This blow up tent has Windproof and Waterproof construction, so it’s great for indoor or outdoor use. Made with high quality and heavy-duty PVC and polyester, it’s made to last and withstand whatever Mother Nature tries to throw at it.

A manual hand pump is already included, and you can have it set up in less than three minutes.

All that you need to do is first connect the hose and manual pump. That’s pretty much it, then just pump the air and in just a few minutes it’ll be ready!

Not only is it easy to inflate, but also to keep clean and maintain.

Included with this blow up tent for camping you’ll also find a convenient travel bag to store the tent in and easily carry it with you, as well as two self-adhesive repair patches just in case.

The total size of the tent is 82.5″ x 52″ x 51″ (the airbed being 82.5″ x 52″ x 10″), it has a weight capacity of 450 lbs., and the tent itself weighs only 7.8kg.

Any airbeds I have used in the past, I would need to constantly refill with air, so I’m really grateful that this was not a problem with this one, and I do have to say that this mattress is very comfortable and durable.

When I had used it, this inflatable camping tent managed to shield me from the cold wind and remain warm inside, so I didn’t even need a sleeping bag or a blanket.

Pros
  • Hand pump included
  • Comfortable mattress
  • Light and portable
  • Fast set up
Cons
  • No windows
  • Only for 2 people at most

#4 Coleman Cabin Tent

This Coleman Instant Cabin Tent sets up instantly, in as fast as a minute, and can fit up to 4, 6, or 10 people.

These tents have a lot of features that make them really great inflatable family tents.

All you need to do to set up this tent is unfold, extend, and secure it. The preassembled poles make it so quick, and it’s also just as easy to take back down. 

It’s made with durable 150D/150D polyester that can withstand the elements from any season. 

The taped and inverted seams and welded corners are what help keep water out, while the integrated rainfly gives you more protection and ventilation without the need for extra assembly.

There are four windows that also help with fresh air, and they have mesh so that bugs can’t get in. The large door makes it easy to get in and out, although it is not centered. 

The 4-person tent can fit a queen-sized air bed with dimensions of 8 x 7ft and 4 feet 11 inches in height, the 6-person tent fits two queen air beds (10 x 9 ft, 6ft center height), and the 10-person tent has dimensions of 14 x 10ft, which can fit 4 queen-size air beds, and 6ft and 7 inches center height.

Personally, the 4-person tent is too short for me, but this depends on each individual’s preferences. I take a lot of gear with me when I go camping, so the bigger the better and any extra space will be used.

The tent comes with a carry bag so that you can conveniently store it inside and carry it with you.

The 10-person tent also has ‘Dark Room Technology’, by using illumine reflective lining 90% of the sunlight coming into the tent is blocked so that you can sleep in without interruption by the sun. Plus, it reduces temperature buildup by about 10%. 

Pros
  • 4, 6, or 10-Person tent
  • Integrated rainfly
  • Easy to set up
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Bulky and heavy

 #5 Hui LingYang Pop-Up Dome Tent

This 4-person pop-up dome tent by Hui LingYang is available in several colours: Army green (dark green and black), Army green 37 (Light greens with yellow), Sky blue with dark blue, Blue 37 (light blues with yellow), or yellow and black.

It’s super easy to set up this freestanding tent, you just let it pop-up automatically within seconds.

Made with welding-inspired technology that eliminates needle-holes that make this tent even more weatherproof.

It does come with a carry bag for convenience, letting you take this tent with you anywhere effortlessly. Only weighing around 3kg, it’s one of the lightest tents I’ve come across. Plus, it’s just as easy to pack back up as it is to set up.

The windows on the left and right sides are covered with a nylon flap that offers cross ventilation and privacy, whilst not letting any bugs in.

Double doors let you keep either side open, so you can let the tent air out throughout the day if you want to, and you can choose to keep them open with the screen to block insects. When you need privacy, they completely close with nylon.

There’s a loop for a lantern to hang by, and storage pockets to keep small items organised and off of the floor.

The windows are multi-purpose, because you can turn them into a rainfly by simply attaching guy lines to the loops below the window flaps and securing them with stakes. Guy lines and stakes are included, so you have everything you need.

With dimensions of 94.5 x 70.9 x 41.3 inches a queen-sized air mattress and sleeping bags can fit without a problem, making this tent perfect for a family of four.

I only have two issues with this dome camping tent. Firstly, I wouldn’t use it in very cold weather. Since it can be opened so much, it’s ideal for summer when it’s hot to let plenty of air in, but it would not retain warmth very well, for the colder seasons. Secondly, if I was caught in a storm with really strong winds, I wouldn’t really trust this tent.

Pros
  • Great ventilation
  • 4-Person
  • Light
  • Fast set up
Cons
  • Not for cold weather
  • Unstable against strong wind

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