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Tent Showcase: Hi Gear Airgo Nimbus 8

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45.00 KG
Fully Sewn-in

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10/10 from 2 reviews

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2 Reviews of the Airgo Nimbus 8

By: Doesmeedin  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 20/05/2014

Purchased this tent to return to camping after 30 years. We chose an air tent for the speed of putting it up and down. We have now completed our second use of it, and in essence am very pleased with the results.

With having a bad back, we used an electric pump (from an air bed) to get the initial air into it, but it does pump up quicker with the pump supplied, and we must need a little more practice to pump it up in the 80 secs it states, but it doesn't take much more than this.

There is plenty of room inside. We easily fitted 2 high double air beds alongside each other in the fitted bed pods at one end. The other pods were used for storage and a private changing room to save having to keep putting the blinds up and down, but we could have removed these easily to make more open space. The central area we had our table and chairs with plenty of room. There are plenty of storage pockets for all the little things that tend to get lost or mislaid. The carpet helped to make it more comfortable

The footprint was good to help position the tent before pumping up because it is quite long

The canopy took a little working out how best to fit, and although through trial and error it fit snug to the tent.

One of our nights it was quite windy, and there was a torrential downpour, but the tent is well anchored down and was fully waterproof, we were very comfortable inside, and the canopy also withstood this 'battering' with no problems.

When dismantling it comes down very quickly, and we found that rolling it tightly one way with the air vents open, then unrolling and rolling it the other way, it removes all the air and fits very easily back into the bag.

We cannot compare to other tents for this is our first after 30 years, but we are well pleased with it and looking forward to our next venture
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By: Hyhughes  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 08/05/2014

Purchase this tent recently and just had our first weekend away in it. We pegged it out then my husband and son pumped it up (requires a little more effort than expected, but nothing too difficult) from the first pump to the opportunity to be able to get inside and start unloading was a total of 3 minutes! We purchased the full package, the footprint was great and kept the underside of the tent clean. The carpet was lovely and soft, I would of missed this if we hadn't of purchased it and the extension was a real plus, although not so easy to attach, but for our first time it worked fine and im sure with practice it will fit snug. We had no wind or rain so unable to comment as to how well it would stand up, but im confident it would not be a problem. The bed pods were already fixed, we were a family of 4 and we each have a single inflatable bed, the large high ones. These fitted in very well and still gave us ample room. There was good ventilation and storage pockets. On the negative side and they are minor, the door is low and we all had to duck to enter but once inside the height was not a problem, only one entrance for the electric cable, other than that it was perfect for a weekend away. We also own a Kampa Studland 8 Classic a mega big poly cotton tent which takes forever to put up, but when we travel abroad we will take the Studland as we could feel the difference between a polycotton tent and the Airgo but the Airgo is ideal for short breaks and we would thoroughly recommend it.
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Manufacturer's Description

A giant luxury inflatable tent that pitches in minutes, designed for extended camping holidays with family and friends.

Part of the Hi Gear AirGO range, it takes the hassle out of setting up your tent. Built using highly robust double skinned beams that are simply filled with air using an included stirrup pump, it provides a rigid pole-free frame in minutes. Unlike other inflatable tents on the market, Hi Gear AirGo tents have a single inflation point (all beams are interconnected) so setting up is very quick and easy.

Its versatile bedroom set lets you choose a variety of sleeping options, and bedrooms can be removed to give you extra living space.

The bedrooms are made using breathable fabric with mesh venting for extra ventilation, with multiple central tent tidy pockets for simple storage.

The side door can be extended (using the included poles) to form a small canopy for extra shelter from the rain, or extra ventilation i the sun.

The Nimbus 8's superb build quality and extremely waterproof flysheet (6000HH rated), with strong guying points and multiple guy lines, ensure that it will stay stable and in one piece even in harsh weather conditions.

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