Best Inflatable Tents
2020 HIGHLY COMMENDED
2019: Quechua, Kampa Dometic
2018: Quechua, Vango
2017: Vango, Outwell
2020 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update
Our definition: Coming more and more to the fore across the market, inflatable-tube tents are quick to pitch because the main poles are tubes into which air is pumped, usually via a foot pump, but electric ones can sometimes be used.
A third win in as many years for Karsten, recording a 99% satisfaction rating that’s in keeping with its performances elsewhere.
Zempire, the brand that claims to be the first to introduce inflatable-tube tents in its native New Zealand, came out with a highly creditable 93%. Unusually, its whole portfolio comprises inflatable tube models.
Inflatable tents have shown considerable growth in popularity since we first did our Tent Surveys. This time around, we witnessed a leap to 48% and such is the strength of growth, we’d expect that to continue over and above half of all purchases next time around.
2019 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update
This is Karsten’s second consecutive win in this class, but it increased the margin of its victory this time, with an overall satisfaction score of 98% over second-placed Quechua’s 91% and third-placed Kampa’s 90%.
Honourable mentions also go to Vango (87%) and Outwell (85%).
Karsten is one of only two brands in the whole survey where owners said they would 100% recommend others to buy, the other being Terra Nova.