Best inflatable tents for family camping – UK 2022

In the market for some of the best inflatable tents for your next family camping trip this year?

Below are listed some of the best ones you can buy in 2022. From the luxurious 6 person Berghaus Air 6XL to the cheaper 4 person Quechua Air Seconds 4.1, you should be able to find some of the best inflatable tents for your family, suiting your needs and budget. You can splash out and treat yourself to a large 6 or 8 person inflatable tent with multiple separate bedrooms using technologies such as Quechua Fresh and Black (F&B) keeping your tent relatively cool and dark during the da. Or you can pick a cheaper 4 person 1 bedroom tent.

Here is a quick list of some of the best inflatable tents for families

Best family inflatable tents

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These family inflatable tents in more details

Berghaus Air 6XL inflatable family tent

The Berghaus Air 6XL is considered by some the mansion of inflatable tents. It's huge!

The 6XL has customisable sleeping spaces. With its erectable partition walls, you can setup a large single 6 person bedroom, a 4 and 2 person bedroom, or three 2 person bedrooms.

The bedrooms are ventilated to stay cool and the large windows let you control the level of light in the tent.

The 6XL has a very large built-in sheltered porch/living area with windows and two side doors.

The fly sheet and groundsheet are fully seam taped.

Capacity: 6 person

Bedrooms: 3

More info and price - Amazon

Vango Stargrove II 450

The Vango Stargrove II Air 450 is an excellent family inflatable tent, for up to 4 persons

Like all the inflatable tents from the Vango Airbeam range, the Stargrove II Air 450 is really easy and quick and to pitch.

The Nightfall bedrooms are designed to reduce the amount light, especially the early morning light.

The sleeping area can be divided into two using the divider, creating 2 separate bedrooms, perfect for families.

TheAirZone Panel improves the airflow into the living space.

Capacity: 4 person

Bedrooms: 2

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Quechua Air Seconds 4.1

This Quechua Air Seconds 4.1 inflatable tent, suitable for family camping, sleeps four people in one bedroom. There is a spacious separate living area with ventilated flysheet and one large mosquito net window.

It is really easy to pitch and transport with its all-in-one inflatable structure and pre-assembled bedroom.

This inflatable tent is wind-resistant (withstands force 7 winds - around 60 km/h | Wind tunnel test) and waterproof (Water column (Schmerber): Flysheet >2000 mm ratin Groundsheet >2400 mm rating).

Its UPF 30 fabric lets daylight in and filters out some UV rays

Capacity: 4 person

Bedrooms: 1

More info and price - Decathlon

Quechua Air Seconds F&B 4.2

The Quechua Air Seconds F&B 4.2 is an award-winning (Decathon's claim) inflatable family tent for 4 person with 2 fully separate bedrooms. It is really spacious, portable and easy to set up.

It's the perfect design for a family of three or four people who want plenty of room and their own space.

The Fresh and Black (F&B) blackout technology keeps the two bedrooms cool and dark.

The bedrooms open to the living area that's tall enough for most adults to stand up in.

Capacity: 4 person

Bedrooms: 2

More info and price - Decathlon

Vango Odyssey Air 600, 6 person - 2 bedrooms

The Vango Odyssey Air 600 is a 6 person inflatable tent with 2 bedrooms making it a great tent for family camping.

With its Airbeam structure, it can be erected in just a few minutes with the included double action pump.

This inflatable tent comes with the Vango patented TBS II tension band system which ensure greater stability in the wind.

The flysheet has fully taped seams and is made of Protex 70 denier waterproof and fire retardant.

The living area has full stand-up height throughout and the darker fabric helps reducing the amount of light in the bedrooms.

Capacity: 6 person

Bedrooms: 2

More info and price - Amazon

Vango Stargrove II Air 600XL, 6 person - 3 bedrooms

The Vango Stargrove II Air 600XL is an inflatable tent for 6 persons (with 3 bedrooms), made for larger family camping trips, or for when you go camping with friends.

This Airbeam tent is very spacious, and very quick and easy to pitch. All Vango AirBeam tents are weather-tested in a certified wind and rain centre to ensure they will perform in the worst of weather.

The Stargrove II Air 600 XL has a Nightfall system which reduces the amount of light in the bedrooms, and the AirZone panel increases the airflow into the living area to help keep things fresh.

Capacity: 6 person

Bedrooms: 3

More info and price - Amazon

Quechua Air Seconds F&B 8.4

This Quechua Air Seconds 8.4 F&B, like all the tents in the Quechua Air Seconds range, is really quick to pitch with its all-in-one inflatable structure and pre-assembled bedrooms.

The F&B (Fresh and Black) blackout technology provides a cool, dark place to sleep in this inflatable 8 person tent. F&B reduces the heat inside the tent in the sun and guarantees 99% darkness in your bedrooms.

If desired, the bedrooms on the right side can be removed to create a larger living area.

Wind-resistant and waterproof (all details on Decathlon's website)

Capacity: 8 person

Bedrooms: 4

More info and price - Decathlon

Coleman Meadowood Air

The Coleman Meadowood Air boasts two large sleeping areas separated by a divider hooked on 4 points (not zipped).

The bedrooms block up to 99% of daylight to ensure a relaxing sleep. it is also up to 5 °C cooler inside during the day.

Being inflatable, the tent can be pitched up in just a few minutes by one person, ensuring a stress-free start to your family camping trip.

The living area is spacious with full headroom and comes with blackout windows and two entrances.

Capacity: 4 person

Bedrooms: 2 (4 points hooks divider)

More info and price - Amazon

Outwell Lindale Prime Air

The Outwell Lindale 5PA Prime Air inflatable tunnel tent is designed to sleep up to 5 person making it a great family tent.

Its built-in pre-shaped inflatable poles offer structural stability as well as steep sides providing great headroom and internal space.

The D-shaped front door provides additional protection from bad weather conditions.

Built from Outtex 4000, the polyester flysheet is hard wearing and durable for use in all conditions.

Capacity: 5 person

Bedrooms: 2

More info and price - Amazon

Berghaus Air 4

The inflatable beam design of the Berghaus Air 4 tent provides a great camping experience and a very quick pitching time.

The robust beams just take a few minutes to inflate or deflate. It makes it a strong contender for one the best inflatable tent for family camping.

It provides great waterproof performance and ventilation.

Its tunnel design comes with one large pre-attached bedroom (can be split in 2 with hooked-on divider) and a spacious living room.

Capacity: 4 person

Bedrooms: 2

More info and price - Amazon

Inflatable tents became popular some years ago now when Heimplanet first introduced The Cave (picture below). With its striking design and rigidity, The Cave opened the way to many other manufacturers to look into the air tent technology. This doesn't mean The Cave is the best inflatable tent but it certainly was a trigger for other companies to develop their own. There are now many manufacturers providing great air tents at various prices and sizes. This includes Vango, Berghaus, Decathlon's own Quechua, Outwell, Coleman etc...

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Why inflatable tents?

Inflatable tents are a very interesting alternative to traditional tents. They are VERY practical! Even the bigger inflatable family tents can usually be erected by only one person in a very short time.  And that's the main reason why they are increasingly popular. You can't be in a campsite these days without being surrounded by inflatable tents. Over the last few years, the technology has evolved a lot. They are sturdier than ever and come in a large selection of sizes and shapes with various features. You should be able to find a suitable inflatable tent for your family size and your budget quite easily considering the quantity of options available. Their main drawbacks are usually their price and weight. But if you're after a good quality tent and are planning to stay in one sport, they are worth it.

Which family inflatable tent to go for?

This will mainly depend on the size your require and the budget you have. Decathlon have recently broaden their inflatable tent range and are now selling 3 man inflatable tents starting from less £139.99. A 3 man tent is obviously not suitable for average families but it shows the price range starts really low. For a 4 man tent, Decathlon have an option starting at £159.99. Their best seller... You wonder why! Absolute bargain for an inflatable of that size and quality. They are amazing inflatable tents in that price bracket.

If you are a more serious camper and you're after a company you know and trust, Vango or Berghaus are always a good option. They have been experts in their fields for decades and build reliable large family tents with vast amounts of internal space. The Vango AirBeam range has won many awards over the years! Camping Magazine chose the Inspire 600 as it is a fantastic tent for those who require a great internal living area combined with a spacious covered external space. In reality, the design and built quality apply to the whole range of Vango Airbeam Tents. The Vango Airbeam tents have been our best sellers year on year.

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Vango Airbeam

When you visit family campsites nowadays, there are mainly 3 brands of inflatable tents that are always present on site. Vango, Coleman and Berghaus. They are not the cheapest but judging by their popularity, they certainly have their appeal.

There are also other inflatable tents available to consider, like the ever growing Quechua Air Seconds range (Decathlon), Neumayer or Easycamp inflatable tents.

Are inflatable tents wind resistant?

The best inflatable tents on the market go through rigorous tests as you can see in the video below.

Vango pushed their testings to the extreme by sending one of their inflatable tent into space!

Some of the best inflatable family tents for camping in more details

Vango inflatable tents

Vango inflatable family tent

Back in 2011, Vango launched their AirBeam range of inflatable tents and many campers didn't believe it would catch on. Many thought it was just a passing trend. Sure at first campers were apprehensive of this new technology. What if it deflates during the night? Will it puncture easily? What will happen on windy days? Lots of questions were raised about the quality, durability and sturdiness of these inflatable tents. But apart from the "puncture" aspect, all these questions are also valid for traditional tents...

Nowadays, it's harder and harder to find tents on campsites that are still using "traditional" poles. Indeed most tents are now inflatable tents. They are basically becoming the new traditional tents. It is very understandable to see the appeal of these tents considering how convenient they are. Most of them can be erected by only one person in a very short amount of time, even for larger family tents. Vango were amongst the pioneers working on this technology and they are now one the main brand manufacturing (and still developing) some of the best inflatable tent on the market.

Coleman FastPitch Air Valdes Inflatable Tent

Coleman Valdes FastPitch air tent

Contrary to Vango, Coleman were not by any means pioneers in developing inflatable tents! In fact, the Valdes FastPitch range is their first ever! But what a inflatable tent it is! As most air tents on the market, it is very easy to pitch, only taking a few minutes. Where Coleman hit their competition hard, is on the quality of the bedrooms. Indeed they come with a very handy blackout technology blocking up to 99% of daylight from the bedrooms. Ideal for parents or anyone who is sensitive to daylight. To add to this, they created very large bedrooms that is really appreciated by families and provides more comfort. Oh, and it comes with a hinged door! All in all, it is a very thought through and put together family tent. Maybe their first, but a massive success!

The Coleman FastPitch Air Valdes inflatable tent comes in 4 different sizes: the Valdes 4 (sleeps 4), the Valdes 6 (sleeps 6), the Valdes 6L (sleeps 6 with bigger living space), the Valdes 6XL (even bigger living space).

Berghaus inflatable tents

Berghaus inflatable tent

The Berghaus range of inflatable family tents goes from a 4 person tent all the way through to a much larger 8 person tent with lots of living space, the Air 8. These Berghaus tents get an amazing amount of great reviews on camping forums. Some reviews claiming they put their Air tent up on their own in less than 2min 30s! It deflates even quicker at the touch of a button. It comes with a double efficiency pump making inflation easy, and the pre-attached bedroom making pitching time even quicker.

The Berghaus Air tents use high-quality TPU beams offering superb strength. The whole range comes with a fully seam taped flysheet and groundsheet increase durability and keep out water. The high-performance tent features extra-large windows with curtains to shut out light, and mesh doors on the inner bedroom for extra privacy. It has rainhood above side door and boasts excellent head room!

Outwell inflatable tents

Outwell inflatable family tent

Easycamp inflatable tent

Easycamp inflatable family tent

Kampa air tents

Kampa inflatable family tent

Neumayer inflatable tents

Neumayer inflatable tent

See below a list of great air tents based on Amazon reviews.

If you are here, you should have already decided how many person your tent is for. Be it a large 6 man inflatable tent to spend time comfortably with your family in a campsite. Or a smaller, lighter and very easy to setup 2 man tent to take with you in the middle of nowhere in Scotland and beyond...

Best air tents by size

To help you choose, we've divided these tents in categories as follow:

Choosing an inflatable tent is a big decision. Especially considering the price tag. If you are after the right gear at the right price, take your time and read the reviews of the tents you are considering. Head over to Amazon and see what other customers have to say about the air tents you have shortlisted. This is quite an investment for most people, so do your research. This is especially true when considering the amount of options and features available on these tents.

And if you can't find what you are looking for, why not have a look at our top 10 air tents.

If you are after a drive away inflatable awning (also referred to as free standing inflatable awning), please view our latest post for the best drive away inflatable awning.

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