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Berghaus Easy To Pitch Inflatable Air Tent Porch for the Air 4, 6 and 8 Berghaus Tents with Waterproof Groundsheet, Air Tent Extention, Tent Accessories, Camping Equipment

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Main lounge area (320cm x 190cm) having large side and front doors, each with windows offering great visibility – Kampa use their ‘crystal clear’ tech for this and it works well.

It rained one of the nights for several hours, but not a drop of water came in, and the tent didn't move in the wind. After a couple of trips away with this tent, we did decided to add the Air Porch to it. Why? Because we love camping, we do quite a lot of it and intend to do a lot more. We just decided that a little bit more space would make a big difference, and we were right. A rain brow above the door prevents fly sheet run-off from dripping inside the tent. Tips for deflating the tent I’d also recommend getting a mat for outside the front porch to stop everyone traipsing mud and sand into the tent. Future family camping adventures

Would definitely recommend. It's less than half price of the similar Airgo Nimbus 8 (which is +15kg heavier). The 70D sheets are good quality and my preference would be for it to be more lightweight.

Given the generous variety in size, we have a few air tents to cover in this review. We also include the XL models which people tend to gloss over, but they are well worth the extra space/features when you’re camping with extras, whether that be little humans or additional camping gear. The quality of the tent is very good and bedroom pods are nicely laid out at either side of the tent, with a communal area in the middle. Keeping you dry is a combination of an exterior 6000mm hydrostatic head, sewn-in groundsheet, and taped seams. The entire structure can be closed up when inclement weather hits, making it easy for you and your fellow campers to enjoy your trip without fear of moisture creeping in. It was a replacement for a Vango Samara which was a good tent, but for some reason, it suffered from the wind and sometimes badly. Manageable weight – some of the larger >6 person tents can get seriously heavy at >50kg – the canvas/polycotten inflatable tents are typically heavier than polyester.We did get a bit of wind offering an unusual strange experience. There is no flapping as such like with a poled tent, infact it just kind of bends a bit when the wind catches hold of the air beam. We’ve been fans of Kampa gear for many years, having owned and loved the lightweight Rally 390 Awning when we were caravan owners. It was therefore not a great surprise when the UK-based Kampa got bought out by Dometic in 2018, and they have gone from strength to strength ever since. It’s probably better to think of the Antrim as more of a 4 person tent with oodles of space, rather than a 6 person tent with cramped quarters. As its name suggests, the 6XL is a 6 person tent, but there is substantial room inside – for once a tent has been designed to comfortably support the number of people it claims!

You may not have heard of polycotton before – it is essentially a 65%/35% mixture of polyester (modern waterproof modern tent fabric) and cotton (traditional breathable canvas). By combining the two you get improved breathability but with similar waterproofing ability, as well as a natural feel. I’ll admit I wasn’t entirely convinced by inflatable tents before our 3-week family camping trip to France and Spain. Running through my mind were endless questions – how do they work? What is an air tent?! How do you decided if you want a Berghaus Air 8, or some other tent? Surely poles are just as easy (and cheaper)? Are Berghaus tents any good?What if it gets punctured – won’t that be a faff to fix? Some might say I’m an overthinker, but if you’re investing in a tent that’s going to stand the test of family holidays, then it’s worth getting it right. We certainly have no regrets with purchasing this tent, and our family will continue to give it a good hammering throughout the coming season (whichever one that may be). We love its size, plenty of room means that our family of 5 and guests have adequate room and aren’t falling over each other or all our kit.If I was to be critical the only point I would make is; the tent would benefit from additional windows, it's a tad dark, but ideal for sleeping. Pitching time is around 20 minutes for all versions, and surprisingly it is fairly straightforward. As soon as the five airbeams are pumped up (hand pump included) then the main structure is automatically created and just requires pegging out and storm straps attached if required. Windows and Doors One of my main concerns was how to repair Berghaus tent if we had a puncture. We didn’t have any during our 3-week camping trip, pitched on a variety of terrain, but the tent comes with a repair kit, just in case. Are there any downsides? We’ve found over the years that if a tent is marketed for a maximum of three people, then the third person has to be on the very small side. It’s therefore typically worth adding ‘+1’ to the number of people you’re looking to accommodate. E.g. if you’re a family of three, we recommend looking for at least a four-person tent. In practice though, bigger is often better and I would not rule out a 6-person tent for a family of four, especially if you have a large car.

The tent is protected from the top and the bottom by way of a flysheet that has been seam sealed and fully taped, with a heavy duty groundsheet beneath (which our youngest tripped over without fail every time she entered or left the tent). It’s generously ventilated with high and low-level vents and meshed doors for improved airflow and condensation control, which can be easily sealed in the event of bad weather. I researched load and loads of tents as I couldn't decide which one to buy for my family (me, my wife and 3 kids). One huge noticeable timesaver was not having to fix an inner tent via loops and hooks to an external shell. The tent is a single unified component – the bedrooms and living space are pre-attached to the framework so there is no additional connecting or construction needed once you’ve blown up the tent. We were unfortunately not given the Hydrostatic Head information for the 6XL, but can report that our test model was definitely waterproof and will survive a biblical deluge. In the living area there is a door at the front with a porch, which has a window and another window next to it. At the rear there is also a door with a window and a window next to it.Two or more bedroom compartments – it’s our opinion that it’s both warmer and more private to have multiple sleeping quarters within a family tent than all sleeping in the same area. Wrangle in a small child to assist! It’ll keep them busy and away from getting up to mischief while you’re trying to take down the tent!

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