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Offline Purplejay

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Air tents
« on: September 14, 2014, 05:59:38 PM »
Hi all

So, who has bought an 'Air' tent or is thinking of it? What do you think of them and which do you prefer?

I went to go outdoors yesterday and viewed a vango airbeam infinity 800 and the hi gear nimbus 8 and cirrus 6. I preferred the hi gear and am tending towards the cirrus as I like an end door which the nimbus doesn't have. I also like the squareness. However the nimbus is bigger overall although more money.

I have seen a gelert omega air 8 online which is bigger still..and has wider bedrooms than the nimbus. It is also cheaper. I currently have a gelert tent but it is a big buy without seeing one... It looks good though but no end door...

Thoughts please :-)
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Re: Air tents
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2016, 04:08:41 PM »
Hi anyone got any reviews on gelert omega air 8?

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Re: Air tents
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2016, 08:44:02 PM »
I have one and love some aspects - mine is a "Friday afternoon tent" though so not the ideal example!  But I would still not go back to poles.

In terms of size and layout, the same applies as a poled tent - you probably already know what works for you.

They are easy to inflate and super easy to deflate  :D

My biggest piece of advice would be to watch the weight and the pack size.  I used to separate my poles and tent coz I am a wimp; and you wont have that option! 

Some of the big airbeams are a 30 to 50 kg which - even if they have wheeled bags (and not all do) - you still have to man (or woman) handle into and out of the car etc, etc. 

Just typed all of this and realised the OP  was from 2014 ........... 

Dont know about the Gelert - there are lots of camping groups on FB though...
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