The inflatable tent, like the Outwell Harrier 6SATC (pictured right) has certainly made an impact in recent years on those seeking to lighten campsite chores by taking the strain out of pitching – and this really appeals to those people who are new to camping.
But the choice of different air systems is not so easy for campers to negotiate. However, help is to hand thanks to award-winning innovative family camping brand, Outwell.
Campers will find that their distinct needs and pockets are now addressed in the 2016 portfolio of Outwell inflatable tents by three new air tube systems: Advanced Air Tube System, Power Air Tube System and Rigid Air System.
The Advanced Air Tube System (pictured left) features the time-proven Outwell One-go Inflation Technology that allows the camper to plug the supplied high capacity manual pump into a single inlet valve and inflate the largest of tents in next to no time – no moving the pump between individual air tubes.
The simple-to-pitch and highly effective frame links uprights via an apex tube that also acts as a ridge pole for increased rigidity.
In the unlikely event of damage, each individual upright assembly can be isolated using valves to prevent the frame from fully deflating and to facilitate easy repair. All the air outlet valves can be opened to rapidly deflate the tent for packing.
The Power Air Tube System (pictured right) has been designed to create a tent frame that is physically easier to manage. Individual tubes are inflated and deflated separately using valves that have external access. Stability is enhanced by the manual placement of separate air tubes along the tent ridge between the main tubes.
The Outwell Rigid Air System (pictured righ) is physically the most undemanding and simplest to use, comprising individual tubes that are inflated and deflated separately via easy-access external valves. The system is used in Air Polyester tents and Air Crusing drive-away awnings and has been designed to gently introduce campers to Outwell air technology without incurring a hefty tag – perfect for newcomers or those who are considering moving away from traditional pole tents.