eXterrain have kick started the New Year with the launch of our new Turon Air Range camping tents. The Turon Air tent range comes in 3 different sizes – 2, 4 & 6 plus. The Turon Air 4 was showcased on A Different Life’s Facebook blog page which generated much interest. The discussion on the post was overwhelmingly positive but there were a few people who were not familiar with air tents that expressed some trepidation. Most questions or comments were focused on the durability and stability of the air pole system.
eXterrain believe that it is important to inform the Australian camping community how reliable and sturdy these tents actually are. The air poles have three layers and are not exposed, they are puncture resistant and are made of thermoplastic polyurethane (4 and 6 person tent poles are 100mm in diameter, 2 person tent 65mm in diameter). As long as the poles remain in their covers there is very little wear. They would require a fair amount of effort to create a puncture and would require a sharp implement. If the need shall arise, the tent does come with a repair patch – the patch can be stuck over the puncture – just like a tube in a tyre.
As a 4WD and camping enthusiast, my family and I were keen on camping but always dreaded the time it took to set up traditional camping tents with metal poles. Yes, set up times have improved with most tents these days, but we were also looking for a high quality, quick set up and lightweight camping tent – which is what made eXterrain air pole tents very appealing.
Another important factor to consider when buying a tent is considering the specifications and material – weighing the pros and cons. Yes, canvas tents are more insulated however; I found them a lot heavier and more expensive. The eXterrain tents are designed for any kind of camping – including off road isolated camping grounds. Set up time at camp sites is cut drastically and the actual tent is easy to carry to a campsite as a result of it being lightweight.
With attractive inclusions such as accessories like ground sheets, glow ropes and rings for pegs, manual pump, inner flysheets and privacy screens - and three year warranty – the Turon Air range are ideal for those interested in camping in remote off road locations.
Now that I have purchased an air tent and after experiencing the ease of set up and comfort, I can never go back to metal pole set up.
For a brief look at some FAQs about these tents just click here.