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Old 02-15-2015, 11:21 AM   #1
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Heimplanet air-tent - Anyone tried one yet

Anyone have any experience with this tent that uses inflatable beams versus poles for rigidity? Looks like it would be quick and easy to setup if you had a small pump with you. http://heimplanet.com/shop/en/tents/the-wedge.html
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:13 PM   #2
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$512 plus shipping. 7 lbs plus a pump. No thanks. I'm not interested.
There are plenty of tents about that size that cost less, weigh less, and probably set up just as fast, unless you have a source of already compressed air at your campsite.

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Old 02-15-2015, 11:15 PM   #3
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http://www.amazon.com/Nemo-Equipment.../dp/B0035ENPTQ

These have been around for a while.
Well built and one benefit of this design is that you can crawl in it with the rain coming down and inflate the air beams from inside,thereby staying dry.

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Old 02-16-2015, 01:19 AM   #4
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There was a dome style tent available here in Europe for a while.
I don't think they ever got it sufficiently air tight so it would stay completely up over night. It wasn't a huge problem as it was a tall tent, but not so good if the wind got up.
They were also pretty heavy.

Saw one on a campsite in southern France just last year. It was flopped. Had a chat with the Belgian owner, he loved it and was quite happy to do the blow job every morning.
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:23 AM   #5
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I imagine they'd be a PITA to pack them up after, but I've never used one.
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Old 02-16-2015, 03:55 AM   #6
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http://www.amazon.com/Nemo-Equipment.../dp/B0035ENPTQ
These have been around for a while.
Well built. . .
There are a few threads on this site about the Nemo inflatable-pole tents. People seem to like them but note that it's a single-wall design with the slight tendency to condense moisture on the inside.

Looks like the this new one is double-walled.

I ran into these guys at Mille Lacs. They were enthusiastic about their tent. They said it vents well enough to reduce condensation, but it was still there.

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Old 02-16-2015, 08:24 AM   #7
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I've got a Nemo 1P air beam tent. So far, I've not had one problem with it in regards
to the air beams. Had it up for 2 days once, and the air beams were still rock solid.

It's real easy to set up, just stake & blow. It comes with its own pump, so you
don't need to carry one. Like it was mentioned you can crawl inside and set it up.
I've done that. If it's raining, just stake it down, throw everything in, crawl in, zip up
and inflate. Plus, it is pretty roomy for its size.

But, like Grinnin mentions, holy cow does it trap condensation! That's my only
complaint. Then again, if I wanted comfort, I'd stay in a hotel. But, fact is I'm a
cheap bastard. Reason I got this tent was because I didn't want to have to carry
tent poles. Yeah, I know they don't weigh that much, or take up too much space,
but I only carry so much and space/weight is at a premium.

As for packing it, just open up the air beams, and fold & roll. That's it.

I figure I'll use it again this summer, and if I just can't get past the condensation
issue, I'll look at a good double wall tent.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:14 AM   #8
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I have the NEMO...No issues. It packs up really easy not to bad on the condensation but you do need to open the flaps at night. I wish I had to 2P as the 1P is a little small for me.
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:52 PM   #9
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I imagine they'd be a PITA to pack them up after, but I've never used one.
If they used one of those snap on electric blowers like air mattresses come with, you could just reverse it and suck all the air out for a quick deflation and repack.
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:53 PM   #10
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There are a few threads on this site about the Nemo inflatable-pole tents. People seem to like them but note that it's a single-wall design with the slight tendency to condense moisture on the inside.

Looks like the this new one is double-walled.

I ran into these guys at Mille Lacs. They were enthusiastic about their tent. They said it vents well enough to reduce condensation, but it was still there.

Thanks for the link and info, I will investigate this one further too!
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