Dometic and tents? Yes, it’s true. After decades of supplying top-of-the-range appliances for RVs and caravans, Dometic has expanded even further into the great outdoors with a new range of tents and awnings.
But we’re not talking about just any tents or awnings – these are inflatable tents and awnings.
What makes an inflatable tent or awning different is the inflatable poles. You just pump them up! No messing around with rigid poles. Inflatable tents and awnings promise faster and easier setup, greater strength, better wind resistance, and easy repair.
Here’s the thing – they are not the cheapest models on the market. So, when you check out the specs, are they worth the money?
Let’s take a look at what you get for your hard-earned dollars:
Wide Range of Sizes:
The range of Dometic Inflatable Tents includes roomy 4-person and 6-person tents in different styles – all of them packed full of features for everyone from beginner campers to camping enthusiasts.
For large families, Dometic offers spacious tents with plenty of standing room and some of the widest bedrooms on the market. If you want a tent with a porch, Dometic offers the Stradbroke series, which is available as a four-person and six-person, or the Daydream 6-person tent. There's also the Hayman series, which features smaller tents for four people.
Easy Set Up and Pack Down:
The top selling point for these inflatable tents is how easy they are to set up and take down. Thanks to Dometic’s AirFrame technology and multi-inflation points, it really is no fuss.
Multiple AirPoles will inflate individually and there’s a quick-pitch guiding element to ensure the tent sets up in seconds without you needing to manually guide it.
Designed for Australia Conditions:
There’s nothing worse than a hot, sweaty night in a tent with no airflow. That’s where Dometic’s inflatable tents really make a difference to camping trips. They are designed for maximum ventilation, air flow and breathability.
It comes down to a few important design elements.
First, the fabric.
Depending on the model, the tent is either made from Weathershield polyester material or polycotton fabric:
- Weathershield polyester material is durable, lightweight and weather-resistant with UV protection.
- Weathershield polycotton fabric boasts a cotton content of 35% which creates a more breathable material to reduce condensation in the tent and regulate the interior temperature.
Second, most tents feature large oversized windows and a darkened inner tent help block out the sunlight and regulate the interior temperature while increasing airflow – exactly what you need to get a good sleep on balmy nights.
All you need to do is open the window gussets and peg out the eyelets to enjoy airflow without compromising on privacy.
There are a few special features that make these inflatable tents worth the money. For example, the Daydream tent range comes with a tough sewn-in groundsheet which protects the underside of the tent, no matter where you camp. Inside, a soft fleece carpet adds comfort underfoot.
Dometic hasn’t stopped at inflatable tents – they now offer an extensive range of campervan, motorhome and SUV awnings to give you extended living space on the side or back of your vehicle.
Like the inflatable tents, these awnings feature AirPole technology and come with a pump included.
Want to add more space to the side of your campervan? Choose the Dometic Sunshine AIR Pro VW. While for motorhomes, the Rally static awning comes in two different sizes: 2600mm wide awning or 3300mm wide awning.
There are also inflatable awnings that you can leave standing independently when you move your vehicle - the Dometic Rally Driveaway awning range. So you don’t have to pack up your whole camp every time you go out for a daytrip. These awnings also come in 2600mm wide and 3300mm wide models.
Finally, for all those daytrips and camping adventures where you want to add a bit of extra living space to your vehicle, check out the new Tailgater Air Inflatable Awning for SUVs.
12V Pump For Inflatable Tents and Awnings:
Need a pump to inflate your tents or awnings? Dometic has it covered with a 12V electric pump. Plug the pump into a 12V power source and use the extra-long cable to reach your tent or awning site. Then, set the required PSI and watch as the tent inflates in an instant!
Are the inflatable tents and awnings worth the money? As always, it depends what you’re looking for in a tent. If you want absolute ease in set-up, comfort and a large space, then we think you’ll find these are worth every dollar.
Remember, Dometic is a reputable outdoor adventure brand, so you know you are getting a high-quality product from a company that really knows what’s important in outdoor leisure gear.
DISCLAIMER* Please note, this advice is general in nature and we strongly recommend consulting the product manual and where relevant, a professional installer.