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6 BIG Family tents that can be pitched in 10 minutes

Words by Taunton Leisure

on 22/05/2020 16:01:44


6 BIG Family Tents that’ll pitch in 10 minutes!

We all know the feeling, you pull up to the campsite in the pouring rain and you have a behemoth of a tent for you all to pile in but it still needs to be put up. It could take ages, the family may be reluctant to help you, and people are getting hungry! This is where air tents truly shine! An air tent will with practice go up incredibly easily and provide strong shelter in some truly horrible weather, leaving you all to comfortably inside away from the elements and the stress. If you’ve not heard of inflatable air tents, they forego the traditional poled design of many tents opting for large inflatable beams which are pumped up by you with the tent’s pump (included with all brands and models within our range).

Once the Uk Lockdown is lifted, we will be able to once more head out camping while still adhering to the social distancing rules. What better way of enjoying the great Summer weather. Using the correct method, provided with the instructions, you will be able to on your own, pitch your air tent quickly and efficiently. The inflatable system used within these tents is much quicker than poles and will allow you to pitch easily on your own. Air tents offer amazing space and comfort with strong, high walls and ceilings, allowing you to  stand up straight in the porch, living area and bedrooms. See the video below for a quick time lapse of us pitching the Stargrove II Air from Vango.

If it wasn’t clear from our speedy video, when all four corners of the ground sheet are securely pegged, you will then be able to pump each beam up. We would recommend beginning with the middle beams to then add more support to the front and back when inflated. Once all beams are inflated you can guy your tent and tighten. With a bit of practice, you will be able to pitch a strong, taught and slick looking shelter in no time. All Air tents on this list can be pitched using the same method.

We’ve collected here some of our very fastest pitching large family tents for your consideration if an easy, great pitch of a large luxurious tent is what your after. These are some of our very favourites….

1. Vango Stargrove II Air 600XL

Part of Vango's Experience Range, the Stargrove II 600XL features a flat front living area and a large pre-attached awning, perfect for socialising and storage. Perfect for up to 6 people!

Many great features are included with Vango’s Experience range including NEW Diamond Clear windows, and near completely blacked out bedrooms. Not just that but these tents are seriously sturdy and quick pitching.


2. Kampa Dometic Wittering 6

The Wittering 6 AIR Package is perfect for those looking for their first tent or those upgrading. It includes a large 6 person tent with excellent porch space, a footprint to keep it protected and a carpet for some serious added luxury.


3. Kampa Dometic Hayling 4

Offering incredible space for 4 people, the Hayling 4 is a superbly robust and easy pitching tent with generous bedrooms and porch space. Its polycotton blend outer flysheet will keep the tent cool on hot days and warm during cold nights due to it’s outstanding brathability and thicker, more insulating fabric. For comfort, nothing truly beats polycotton.


4. Outwell Rosedale 4PA

A great, compact tent from leading Danish brand, Outwell. This generous 4-person tent with 2 rooms is perfect for weekend getaways near the beach. Up in only a few minutes, this little tent actually provides really generous space and versatility.


5. Outwell Airville 6SA

When you want outstanding space, the Airville has you covered. This fantastically fast pitching tent is great for 6 happy campers and features Outwell’s patented Wing lounge integrated with the main structure of the tent, creating a space to slide furniture, close off a play space, or simply sit on the floor and watch the night sky.


6. Robens Lookout 500

Part of Robens Airventure Range, the Lookout 500 is a Polycotton inflatable five-person tent. We really like this tents design, Robens has always had a very classic but distinct aesthetic. It is also built to last through trying conditions.


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