| Topic: Should we buy an airbeam?
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Message posted by Francais27/6/2012 at 6:19am
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Well I had a good look at the Airbeams at our local Windfields display, and at first glance I was quite impressed, but more with the concept than anything else.
What put me of was the canvas "Polyester" for me is a big no no, for a family tent, don't get me wrong I have two "Poleyester" backpacking tents myself, for that purpose "Polyester" is the ideal canvas.
Also I felt the Airbeam was just a poor imitation of the Karsten inflatable tent, I did go to see the Karsten display a couple of years back in Cheshire, OK were not quite comparing apples with aplles, but the Karsten is what a inflatable tent should be like, good quality heavy "Cotton" canvas with a super heavy duty SiG.
The only thing there is not to like about the Karsten is the price, your looking at the thick end of £5k if not more, but having seen them, I would argue they are worth every penny.