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Tent Reviews: Berghaus Air 4

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19.00 KG
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8.69/10 from 16 reviews

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16 Reviews of the Berghaus Air 4         Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  

By: HomerLoneII  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2021   Rating: 

This tent has been excellent for us on at least 10 trips over the past 18 months. It has stood up to 40+mph winds in Dorset and torrential rain in Yorkshire, still no sign of any leaks.

Downsides, as mentioned in other reviews, door and power lead inlet on one side only, so difficult to get airflow through to keep it cool during the day. Main issue though has been with the awning pole causing so much tension it is difficult to unzip the door. I took some advice from a previous reviewer and cut some 10mm at a time off the ends of the poles, this solved the door problem. Trouble was the pole ends would often pop out of their retaining velcro. I've just solved this problem by manufacturing from old wine bottle corks, 'plugs' to insert the pole ends into before inserting in the velcro. Problem solved.

I'll upload photos of the fix in case anyone else would like to try this simple fix.
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By: BAGH  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2022   Rating: 

After deciding to sell our Coachman caravan we were invited to go camping with friends so went out to buy a tent. We bought a poled tent from Cotswolds but took it back after erecting in the garden. Too difficult. So decided tenting was not for us. Walking back through town we passed Milletts with their usual offers. After browsing we saw the Berghaus tents. The Air 4 looked about the right size and the sales supervisor said if we didnít like we could take it back so we bought one.

I suffer from arthritis in both hands but the Berghaus was really easy to erect, and to deflate, and repack in the bag.

Weíve used it 3 times each trip for 5 nights.

Overall the tent is excellent but a couple of minor niggles. The worse was the fibre glass pole over the door. Practically impossible to fit. Before the second trip I cut 10mm of each end and it was better. Before the 3 trip I cut a further 10mm off each end. Much better but I may cut another 5mm off each end which should make it perfect. There was some loose dangling stitching in the big mesh front door which could easily have become detached. More loose stitching on the side door window blind not as serious but got caught in the zipps. My wife sewed the dangling thread back in.

It has a darkened sleeping area but as its only mesh itís not that effective really though definitely better than a plain, normal mesh. Very little condensation, very clear window plastic, the front door makes great porch with the addition of poles I had from an awning.

It would have been better to have an electric entry point on both sides of the tent for obvious reasons. It didnít lose any significant amount of air over the 5 nights even after very warm days and cool nights.

I didnít think we would use it very often but in some ways I prefer it to the caravans weíve had and weíre planning several trips next year.
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By: Spudella  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2019   Rating: 

I bought this tent to make it quick and easy to camp with my then 3 year old. We have done 2 weeks and 3 weekends in it so far.

It takes me alone 20 minutes to get up. This includes pegging footprint down to putting the carpet in.

It takes approx. 30 minutes to have everything back in their bags at the end. This is mostly due to the faff getting it back in the bag.

By comparison by old poled Coleman 3 man single room dome tent ( 15 years old now) takes 20 minutes to set up and 20 minutes to get down.

There is ample space in the air 4 but for a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child (if you use camp beds)

The zip on the side door is sticky like there isn't quite enough give in the fabric. I think this is where the tent will fail in the future.

Ventilation is not good enough in the tent condensation in a morning is bad.

All in all adequate tent but I don't expect it to last past 5 years even with moderate use.
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By: Pancellorum  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2018   Rating: 

I agree with all the previous Pro's & Con's from previous posters. One thing I will add re the door canopy pole. I did a couple of experiments and have now cut down the original pole by 1cm at each end. It works perfectly and the door shuts much better.

Overall I think price for quality and practicality, this is a good all round tent for just a couple of days or a longer break.
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By: JEEPY  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2020   Rating: 

Great tent, survived hailstorm first trip. Inflation easy enough, usual problems getting back into bag but that is just practice I guess.

However has anyone got any tips about guying/pegging out the front, mine just sags and a lot of space wasted as a result, does not seem to be anything that keeps it in shape.
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By: Zoelou1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2020   Rating: 

My first airbeam tent and it was a brilliant one to choose. The air 4 is perfect of our needs. We are a family of 5 and a small doggie. The children have the sleeping pods and my hubby sleep on camp beds in the living area and then in the day fold them up and pop them in the sleeping pop. We have really downsized our gear this year as it just got too big and we wasnít really enjoying it as the set up was just so time consuming. The air 4 is a lovely size. You can have it up and pegged out in 15mins tops. Takes even less to take it down. Itís very well made. I really have nothing bad to say about it!
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By: Hunc  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2018   Rating: 

I still use smaller tents for hiking and motorbike trips but love this one for luxury and roominess for my wife and I. We chose it for Berghaus quality and intend to keep it for many years.The air beams are replaceable and the tent is built to last. Four people in the sleeping area is possible but would be cozy, with no room round two double airbeds.

I bought a Eurohike medium carpet which is square and works well in either sleep area or lounge with a neat gap all round for shoe storage if muddy.

Some hints I gained from others and experience. Inflate middle pole first and insert door frame pole carefully before full inflation of other poles. I broke the original fibreglass pole despite warnings and in anticipation had already got a replacement cheaply during Lockdown! I notice some other tents have a mini air pole in this position but this would be heavier. On the subject of this pole and the main side door I notice that the pole makes the small awning very taut and secure but does mean the door zips are stretched a bit by this upper corner. I think this could give problems so I pull in the door when closing and maybe as the new pole and tent fabric relax this may diminish

I use some rock pegs in place of the poor quality original pegs.

The front awning can be pegged partially open using the same peg as the front guy ropes. In addition this awning can erected at full height for outside sun protected seating by buying pair of King poles.

Finally the bug bear of all large tents : Getting it back in the back in the bag! After advice,experience and my wife's lateral thinking we have cracked it: Release the air valves AND use the deflate option on the pump to suck air from the three beams. Then fold initially lengthwise but then fold or towards the valves allowing air to push out. Finally we insert the long roll into the bag and fold in half on top of itself in the bag and close.

It is manageable to carry but fills the boot area of our small hatchback car so Iíll stick with my smaller tent for hiking !

All in all a quality purchase and very happy.
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By: Ajheto  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2018   Rating: 

Used the Air 4 for five trips in the summer about 12 nights under canvas.

First time with an airbeam tent so can't really compare with other brands, but very pleased with the Berghaus.

When inflating it is important to remember to make sure the grey valve button on the beam is in the out position otherwise as soon as the pump is removed the beam will deflate again.

The side door canopy pole is a little awkward to fit by one person at first attempt but once you have the knack it fits well.

As mentioned in previous reviews, nice and airy, lots of headroom, great windows, doors and mesh options.

When packing up it is important to try and squeeze air from the beams before folding, I take my shoes off and walk along them towards the open valves.

Next fold the length of the tent first one quarter, press a bit more air out manually, then fold another quarter so it is now half size, one more quarter fold to three-quarters and then the final quarter fold. I position the bag at the door end to check that the width of the folded tent will fit.

Now, start to fold and/or roll towards the bag, kneeling on top to squeeze more air out each time. Finally tip the bag upside down on top of the tent and it should fit.

I was pleased after one trip when the tent had to be put away wet that when put up again at home to dry it took only about half an hour in a slight breeze to be completely dry enough to pack up again.
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By: Afortunado  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2017   Rating: 

I have just bought the air 4 and returned from a weekend trip away.I'm in my 60's and a solo camper so this tent is perfect for me, It is so easy to erect on your own. The only problem I have is putting it back in the bag,it was so difficult but maybe next time I will master it. Standing room inside is excellent and the mesh doors are a great idea especially here in Scotland with our midges in the summer.Looking forward to my next trip.
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By: Belper Bloke  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2017   Rating: 

So not to go on to long, good points and must have,

Ground sheet, carpet, better pegs

Read the instructions, watch the you tube video, inflate to near 4.5 psi install door frame before fully inflation, fully inflate tubes 4.5 psi no more.Fully peg as required tight ish.

To deflate fold towards the open valves to let out the air or it will not fit in the bag, fold length ways 1/4 then 1/2 , 3/4, towards the open valves

Then start to roll tight ball, sit on it working towards the OPEN valves, it will then fit in the bag, if not its full of air, good luck.

More free advice from Belper Bloke.X
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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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