OUR VERDICT This compact version of last year’s 4XL is perfect for campers who want a quick-to-pitch, high-spec inflatable tent with a smaller pack size.
Couples or smaller families who want a high-spec, inflatable with a smaller pack size for weekend breaks
The new Weathermaster 4 Air BlackOut retains all the features campers loved in last year’s models, but in a smaller size. This makes it perfect for couples or smaller families who want a high-spec, inflatable with a smaller pack size. The living space is compact, but still roomy enough for some furniture and the XXL bedrooms are very spacious.
Possibly the biggest attraction here is the award-winning BlackOut Bedroom technology, which blocks up to 99% of daylight and keeps temperatures inside the bedroom 5°C cooler during the day and 1°C warmer at night.
One person can pitch this four-person tent by themselves, while the stable structure will withstand high winds. Storm straps help to further secure this tent in blustery weather. An impressive hydrostatic head of 6,000mm on the fully-taped flysheet will keep the weather at bay.
The sewn-in PE groundsheet keeps water and bugs out, while high and low ventilation (including a full-width back vent that can be accessed from inside the bedrooms) helps prevent condensation.
And the zipper stoppers on the tent doors mean zips are always within reach in the event of an emergency, even for children.
To keep the tent neat and tidy there are lots of storage pockets and a drop-down groundsheet at the internal front door provides a barrier free access in and out of the living area.
BlackOut Bedrooms; Easy to pitch; Compact and relatively light pack; Stable construction
Packed weight 19.2kg
Packed size 78 x 53 x 38cm
Pitching time 15 mins
Materials Outer Polyester Poles Air
Waterproof (hydrostatic head) 6,000mm