Tent Reviews: Berghaus Air 4
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13 Reviews of the Berghaus Air 4 Showing 11 to 13 Page:
By: Vaughnsins Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2015 Rating:
My wife and I purchased this tent as we needed to upgrade from a crummy second hand Halfords tent and we purchased this as I'm keen on Berghaus.
The tent is very quick and easy to pitch up and is a very clever design. It looks great too! It's up in seconds then the easy job of pegging in the guides.
It's a very spacious tent. I'm 6 feet 7 and my wife is 6 feet 1 and we can stand up in it. No more stooping and getting back ache. We had a wet night on our third night near Hay on Wye on its first trip and it handled it perfectly with no leaks. Such a pleasant camping experience and we are looking forward to its next outing
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By: Realbluesman Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2015 Rating:
We bought one of these plus the porch from Millets three weeks ago at an astounding price for an inflatable tent. We have had an Outwell Bear Lake 4 plus extension for a number of years and love it. However time is catching-up with us and we find the Bear Lake increasingly heavy to erect. We baulked at paying nearly £2k to replace it with an Outwell Smart Air. So when we saw the Air 4 we thought we would give it a go.
We took it to the Lakes for a couple of wet and windy days. Once we had got our head round the instructions and watched Aebbee's great video (see above) we were stunned how quickly we managed to get the tent up - even including me getting the buttons wrong and deflating the air beam as I removed the pump! (again see above). We probably had everything up and ready in 30 minutes.
One of the negatives is that you cannot get a ready made footprint groundsheet or carpet. We solved the footprint by buying a 3m x 5m tarp and folding it under the SIG. Before we go next time I will fold it to shape with carpet tape. We solved the problem of the carpet by buying an attractive blue Easy Camp Wichita 500 carpet from Outdoor Action Website - it is almost a perfect fit. To spoil ourselves we also bought the smaller Wichita 400 carpet to go on the floor of the bedroom.
It poured it down the first night and we awoke to a totally dry tent - nice one Berghaus.
We also bought the porch and put this up next morning. There was a bit of head-scratching and playing with the positioning but we got it up and it is huge, but as easy to erect as the tent. It came with a groundsheet but this only has corner eyelets and I will put in an extra two per side.
Taking the tent down was a doddle. Getting them back in the bags involved a bit of pushing and shoving but they went in. We have since taken them out to dry and they have gone back easier.
Conclusions then. For the price we paid this is a brilliant tent with lots of clever design features. It is not of the quality of our polycotton Outwell but it cost a quarter of the price! How durable it will be is a question for the future. The key selling point is that it is a doddle to put up and take down - I think I could even put it up on my own. I would not hesitate to recommend it, especially as it comes in a beautiful Blackburn Rovers blue!
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By: Aebbee Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2015 Rating:
We were looking for a weekend tent that would be large enough for the odd week here and there that could comfortably accommodate myself, my partner and our two dogs which also means a living are large enough to accommodate our double dog crate without taking up too much of the living area.
After having read a thread on a Facebook group by a designer of the new Berghaus Air tent range, we decided to take a look at what the range of tents could offer us.
After discovering that there were none available to physically view in our area (Staffordshire) we carefully researched the tents online, after asking endless questions of the designer, we took the plunge and ordered the Berghaus Air 4 plus the Air Porch Extension.
We had just missed the Free Porch offer by Millets, but there was still a good reduction, the price for tent and porch online was £517 that included a 10% reduction for our first order.
There was a delay in delivery by the courier, Millets were quite helpful, and after 2or 3 days of complaining by me, I was offered a further 15% off the price of the tent for my inconvenience, so I was happy with that.
So, the tent.
The tent is very quick to inflate with the supplied pump, *you have to remember to double press the grey button after removing the pump to seal the inflation point (that may be why a previous review said one of the beams deflated during the night ).
First peg all corners with the thicker pegs provided. There are 3 beams on the Air 4, we began with the largest central beam, after a few pumps you need to briefly go inside the tent to nudge the centre beam up into position, it probably only took 10 pumps and the beam was inflated, repeat with the other 2 beams. (See our YouTube video). Connect the brow pole and feed through the sleeve above the side door, there was some resistance, but there's small Velcro pockets to fasten the ends into.
Next the Porch Extension.
The porch roof that covers the tent was easy to take across the roof of the tent, as the supplied guy lines are plenty long enough to do this.
Just two beams to inflate on the porch, when placing the inflated porch to the tent doorway, make sure the pockets where the ends of the brow pole sit at the door don't rub against the beams. We spotted that the first 3 letters of the Berghaus Logo would be visible once the porch was in place.
Our opinions of the Berghaus Air 4 Tent/Porch
To give you an idea of the size of the two bags together, they both fitted nicely in the boot of a Polo, and not as heavy to carry/wheel along as we expected it to be.
All seams and windows were taped. The groundsheet is fully sewn in.
The front entrance of the tent is large, with a fully meshed option, with a triangular window either side. The side door has a canopy and a window. There is another large window on the opposite side, we noticed how remarkably clear the windows were compared to other brands we'd seen. The inside of the tent felt light and airy, with plenty of head height, we loved the blue colour. Lots of pockets dotted around, and a zipped hole to receive than electric cable, with Velcro ties leading up the central beam to a hook for a light to hang centrally above the bedroom pod.
The two double bedroom pods are detachable from the tent, but not from each other, however, we unhooked the right hand bedroom pod and folded it away to create a space instead for our double dog crate.
The bedroom divider can be rolled up, and there is a mesh ventilation panel at the top section of the doors, and also at the back.
The Extension Porch is HUGE! There is plenty of room for a cooking are on one side, and a table and chairs the other, with large windows at either side. The groundsheet supplied with it is not bucket or fitted, which will give good ventilation whilst cooking. The entrance is huge too, and tall, which would be handy to reverse the car into if packing up in wet weather.
We could find no information or photos about this tent when we were searching, other than the retailers websites, so we've uploaded a slideshow and inflating video on YouTube to help anyone else who's struggling for info
Here's the links
*CORRECTION TO ABOVE REVIEW
Regarding the grey buttons when inflating
1: Before you attach the pump to the beam to INFLATE make sure the inflation point is closed by pressing the grey central button to pop it up*
2: When you DEFLATE press the grey button so it stays in and allows air to escape
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The inflatable beam design of the Berghaus Air 4 tent provides a special camping experience and a super-quick pitching time. Stable and strong with plenty of features, you'll wonder why camping hasn't always been this easy.
Available from Millets http://www.millets.co.uk/
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