Best Bubble Tents – Inflatable With A 360 View
Bubble tents are taking camping and hanging out in the garden to the next level. Instead of lying in the darkness of an old school tent or sitting inside at home watching the rain, you could be in a transparent bubble tent. Warm and snug with space to walk around, protected from all kinds of weather, with a 360-degree panoramic view of nature in the day and the stars at night.
What could be better? Well maybe a little privacy, after all, if you can see out, they can see in. But if you are perhaps doing some family camping in the wild, or are in your backyard doing some outdoor activities, then there isn’t anything to worry about.
Here is a summary of the best bubble tents around.
Sayok Inflatable Bubble Igloo Tent
This igloo tent is 10 ft in diameter with a flat bottom and the main difference between it and other models is that it is missing a tunnel entrance. The door can be found on the side and this is what gives it such good value as the manufacturers have saved on materials by not including a tunnel.
It is a great size for a couple for camping or an outside chilling room, whilst doubling up as a guest room. The tent is made from transparent single-layered 0.6mm PVC material which is non-toxic and flame retardant. The unit comes with an inner blower to put up the tent with, and a repair kit. The blower is quiet and energy-saving but it needs to be on the whole time for the tent to stay up.
The tent can not be tied down, the only way to keep it in place is to fill it up with things. This is fine, say in your garden where you can fill it with furniture but when camping or at the beach, it may just blow away in a heavy gust.
HUKOER Outdoor Single Tunnel Inflatable Bubble Tent
This bubble tent is very spacious and is big enough for 3-4 people. It is made from 0.8mm PVC and is easy to put up and to take down. It is waterproof and windproof so you won’t have to worry about the weather too much.
It comes with a blower but it is quite noisy, and it has to be on the whole time for the tent to stay up. So, if you plan on doing outdoor activities around the tent, just be aware it can be disturbing.
This is a perfect tent for going camping with the family or using it in the garden as a spare room, chill-out zone or kids play area. You can sit back, relax and watch nature and the stars go by while staying warm in all kinds of weather.
Bubble Tents Outdoor Single
A lovely family-sized tent, perfect for 3-4 people and great to use while camping or relaxing in your garden. It has a pretty design and includes a tunnel for access and storage.
The tent comes with a blower and there two options. A large noisy blower which you can put 1m away from the tent, although you will still hear it or, a small noiseless one. You have to choose which one you would like when you order. The small one does take a while to inflate the tent but it is quieter and you will have to have the blower running the whole time to keep the tent inflated.
Be warned, you can only return this if it has defects, the seller won’t allow a return based on anything else and it does not come with a repair kit.
RelaxNow Outdoor Inflatable Bubble Tent
This is one of the best bubble tents out there. It comes with a tunnel entrance, a main room and an extra room that can be used as a bathroom, changing or storage area.
It is made from environment-friendly non-toxic 0.8mm PVC and it is very easy to set up, just plug in the blower and off you go. The blower does have to be plugged in the whole time to keep it inflated but there are no reports of it being noisy.
The material and welds and high quality and therefore make the tent quite durable. There is also a 1-year warranty included, which is rare in the bubble tent world.
This is a great tent to take camping, have in the garden as a kid’s plays area or as a spare room for visitors.
RJUN Transparent Inflatable Outdoor Bubble Tent
A great bubble camping tent for the family, it can hold 3 – 4 people and is made with a combination of PVC and Oxford fabric. This means it will be warm and cozy inside and waterproof on the outside.
Uttiny Bubble Tent
This is a well-made bubble tent for couples. It suits 2 people and would be perfect for some romantic camping in the garden or in the wild.
It is made from 0.8mm PVC material and designed to handle the weather. It is waterproof and the geodesic shape means it can withstand snow and winds up to 31mph. They have even thought of airflow, ensuring you stay warm in the cold and cool in the summer.
It is easy to set up with the included blower, which has no reports of being noisy but again it does need to be on the whole time to keep the tent up.
JYNselling Transparent Inflatable Bubble Camping Tent
This inflatable tent comes in a lot of sizes, from 3-8m depending on what you need. It is made from non-toxic, odorless, flame retardant PVC tarpaulin and is built to last in all kinds of weather. It is windproof, waterproof and will not degrade in the sunshine.
This tent includes a blower and an air pump. The blower will need to be connected at all times to keep the tent inflated and the air pump is used to inflate the columns that keep the tent stable. You can turn off the air pump once they are inflated and it will not collapse as people enter and exit.
The blower is designed to be quiet and energy-saving; it takes about 20 minutes to set up the tent. It can also be connected to a car for longer periods without worrying about draining the battery.
It is really durable, and perfect for all occasions.
Garden Dome Igloo
This is more of a portable conservatory than a tent and is extremely sturdy and well made. Rather than needing a blower, it relies on structure rather than air to stay up so it does take some time to set up and to take down.
It is built for all weather conditions. Rain, wind, snow, you name it, this dome has you covered meaning you can enjoy it in summer and in winter. The PVC is made of can handle -4 to +140-degrees.
The design allows sunlight to be continuously transferred at right angles to provide warmth and the heat is evenly distributed to all areas thanks to the airflow which is maintained by the geodesic design.
It is made from PVC and PA6 material making it very strong, but it can be torn, so be sure to handle with some care.
This is a perfect all-weather addition to your garden. It can hold 8-10 people comfortably around a table, so winter meals under the stars are now an option. It works great as a play area, spare bedroom or a conservatory for your plants. It has so many applications, the choice is yours
A Buyers Guide – What You Need To Know
Bubble tents are not cheap and you want to be sure that you are getting the right one for you. Here are some things to consider when you are looking for one.
Bubble tents come in sizes that accommodate 2-10 people. Ensure you know the size you would like beforehand and check the specs before you buy one. Naturally the larger the tent, the more money you ill have to spend.
Weather and Use
Some tents are made for any weather and others are just for the summer months, so be sure to pick the right tent for your needs. They are also all designed to sit on flat areas, like the beach, your lawn or a very flat camping area. These are not for the adventurer who wants to set up anywhere so bear this in mind.
How Easy Are They To Set Up
Almost all of the options here are inflatable and can be easily set up but some can be a little tricky. Some have multiple parts that need inflating, some blowers can be turned off while others can’t and some don’t need a blower and click together like plastic tile work. Be sure to check you understand what is needed and if the parts are included before you buy it.
Some manufacturers offer a one-year warranty, some don’t mention anything, others say no refunds unless it damaged or broken on arrival. Check this before you buy and make sure it comes with a repair kit so you can fix them onsite if you need to.
How much to invest?
We all want quality for low cost, no matter what we are buying. In this market though, you do get what you pay for. My advice would be to get the best one you can afford and do not try to cut corners on pricing. Bubble tents are not cheap and it is worth being on the lookout for discounts or clearance sales so you can get a deal.
My overall favorite is the garden greenhouse. Although it is not portable and therefore you can’t go camping with it, I think it would make the biggest difference in life and be the most useful. If I owned it, it would transform how I use my garden and I would never have to worry about a blower, the weather or packing it away.
- MAXIMUM SOLAR GAIN - Sunlight is always transmitted at right angles throughout the day for four seasons. Please allow up to 3 weeks for the wrinkles to dissipate in the igloo cover.
- OPTIMAL AIR FLOW- Excellent air flow is maintaned even in warm, still weather conditions. The heat inside is distributed evenly at all points.
The best one if you have the cash is this guy. It is so spacious and set up for living in that camping in it would be a pleasure. It is transparent so that you can enjoy the view and the stars but it does incorporate a bit of privacy with the extra areas. It also has a 1-year warranty.
The award for the best allrounder goes to this bubble tent. The main things that attract me are that it is mid-ranged in price while being very durable and can handle most weather types. It is also spacious and comes in a lot of options so you can buy just the size you need.
- Package includes: tent + blower + air pump. Power plugs can be customized, if you do not leave a message, we will ship 110V to USA/Canada/Japan and 220V to Europe (according to your shipping address), thank you.
- The blower need to be connected all the time to keep the round bubble inflated,please do not zip the door fully, a 20cm gap will protect it from crack; the air pump can be removed after blowing the tunnel, the air column keep the whole tent stable and will not collapse when people come in and out.