Inflatable Tent Buying Guide: How to Choose Type

Jan 31, 2024
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A custom printed basic inflatable tent with 1 PVC window wall in a meadow in the mountains

In today’s thriving trend of outdoor activities, the demand for tents has evolved from basic shelter from wind and rain to a pursuit of convenience, practicality, and comfort at a higher level. As an innovative outdoor equipment technology, inflatable canopy have quickly gained popularity among campers, exhibition organizers, and outdoor event planners, thanks to their outstanding portability, quick setup features, excellent stability and durability, and efficient use of space. They have become the preferred choice. However, amidst the wide range of inflatable event tent products available in the market, consumers often require a deeper understanding and professional guidance in order to accurately find and purchase customized inflatable tents with logos that meet their specific needs. In this guide, our trusted experts at Westshade will provide you with expert advice to help you choose the right inflatable tent for your event.

What are Inflatable Tent for events?

Custom inflatable pop up tents and canopies are one of the newest types of portable, temporary structures on the market. The essential difference between inflatable tents for events and other types of tents is that inflatable dome tents use air for their support beams rather than plastic, fiberglass or metal. The inflatable beams on blow up tent reduce weight and allow for a wide range of construction designs that simply couldn’t be practically achieved with plastic, fiberglass or metal support beams.

Most inflatable dome canopy come as a single large unit that is unrolled and inflated using a small to medium-sized air pump. Depending on the type of inflatable tent canopy you’re using, set-up time can vary considerably—though inflatable tents are generally known for their relatively fast and easy setups.

Custom Printed Basic Inflatable Tent

An orange-black custom basic inflatable tent is at the event site

Basic Inflatable Canopy Tent is a high quality sealed inflatable tent with a simplified structure that has four inflatable feet. Even with limited budget it provides them an oppotunity use a quality brand inflatable tent. It is suitable for any on-the-go indoor or outdoor applications. The lighter weight and smaller travel size makes them highly portable and easier to maneuver compared to traditional tents. These inflatable canopy tents feature your custom-printed artwork on our quality fabric. All series of inflatable tents use heavy-duty zippers. The zip-off cover,walls, awning and the entire inflatable structure can be printed in full color dye sublimation upon demand. The canopy and side walls and awnings are all detachable without changing the structure.


The mission in the creation of Westshade was to provide an easy, budget friendly, but high quality inflatable promotional tent to the market. The Basic model is an easy concept of four sealed inflatable legs conveniently forming a roof with a place for branding on all four sides, to be printed by digital sublimation printing without color limits. The Basic model features easily changeable zip-off roofs so that brand managers can quickly change the branding for various promotional uses with one structure. The zip-off roof , walls, visors and the entire inflatable structure can be printed in full color dye sublimation upon demand.

Handing and Setup

The Basic Inflatable Tent is made of strong, but lightweight polyester fabric. Using our patented smart inflation system, the Basic model requires one person to set up within minutes. The entire dome packs down into the original trolley bag that fits into any standard sized car, making it perfect for transportation to any roadshow or event.

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Custom Printed Extended Inflatable Tent

A white custom printing extended inflatable tent

Our Extended Inflatable Canopy Tent is a high quality sealed inflatable tent that builds on six inflatable feet. It has more coverage and is suitable for any professional event or family parties. This series is using seamless TPU bladder tubes, and sealed tubes do not require use of a pump after inflation.


With the Extended Inflatable Tent, the primary idea was to offer a greater presence, with wider space inside and maximum access to all those, who do not wish to connect two tents together with a connection tunnel. Extended Canopy meets this task perfectly, without the creation of a funnel in the middle of the interior space. Extended Inflatable Canopy is equipped with horizontal beams to provide better side stability and inflation for the structure, creating a tremendous presence for your events.

Cover Area and Handling

The Extended Inflatable Tent offers maximum space and brand visibility, covering up of 336 sq. ft to 1269 sq.ft. Even so, it is easy for two people to set up and install within minutes. The entire tent packs down into the original trolley bag that fits into any standard sized vehicle, making it perfect for any event or festival.

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Custom Printed Plus Inflatable Tent

16×16 Ft Custom printing green plus inflatable tent

Our Plus Inflatable Canopy Tent is a new type of sealed inflatable tent with an upgraded structure that has eight inflatable feet. The structure is more stable and can contain more people. This series is using seamless TPU bladder tubes, and sealed tubes do not require use of a pump after inflation.

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The canopy of the Plus Inflatable Tent is made of water resistant fabric, so there is no need to add a water proof layer in case of rain. Thanks to the innovative design of the sloped side walls, the efficient usage area is much larger. There is no need to use additional visors, as the internal space is unaffected by rain or sun. Moreover, it is possible to connect more Plus Inflatable Tent together by tunnels, creating an extraordinary tent village.

Handling and Setup

As with our other pneumatic advertising tents, handling is very easy. The Plus Inflatable Tent is packed into a trolley bag and is easily transportable in any vehicle. One person can easily transport and set up the Plus Inflatable Pop Up Tent. It inflates within minutes with one valve using our patented smart inflation system.

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Custom Printed Hexagonal Inflatable Tent

 A custom printed hexagonal inflatable tent in the snow with 2 full walls and 1 awning

Our Hexagonal Inflatable Canopy Tent is a remarkable and high quality sealed inflatable tent with six inflatable feet. It offers a generous amount of area. It is perfect for sizable gatherings and exhibits. It is using seamless TPU bladder tubes ended by using HF welding technologies. All tubes are accommodated in strong polyester

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Hexagonal inflatable tent is ideal for large events looking for a contemporary and unique design. It offers a floor space area of 530 sq ft up to 855 sq ft. It is available in a range of sizes and options, including zip-off reversible walls, optional visors and branding that will help to maximize your event presence. The Custom Hexagonal Inflatable Tent is engineered to amaze with the added ease of setting up.

Handling and Setup

Hexagonal Inflatable Tent is made of strong, but lightweight polyester fabric with contoured legs. Using our smart inflation system (that controls the airflow using the central valve system), the Hexagonal Inflatable Canopy requires no more than 2 people to set up and will take less than 5 minutes to assemble. The entire dome packs down into a compact carry bag that fits into any standard sized vehicle, making it perfect for transportation to marketing events and festivals.

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Custom Printed Star Inflatable Tent

A custom printing star inflatable tent at outdoor

Our Star Inflatable Canopy Tent has an unusual design and simple structure. It allows quick installation and open space. Canopies and walls can be printed in limitless color. It is Ideal for your advertising event or recreational party. With its unbelievable high pressure center pole, the structure is far stronger than the alu pole star tent.

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We offer star inflatable tents with diameter up to 14m and high 6m which are impossible to miss in crowd. Fully brandable with DYE-sublimation printing without any colour limits makes this tent visible everywhere. Our custom star inflatable tent creates an attractive star look and creates a good atmosphere for any kind of event. Perfectly suitable for festivals, trade marks, weddings, company or sport events.

Handing and Setup

Our star tents are designed to cover surface up to 154㎡. Printed Star Inflatable Tent is developed and designed for customers who´s are looking for representative and fully brandable product. Easy to pack into the bag and transportable in a personal car with a unique collapsible central pole with hook to stretch the roof to the right shape. Set up time up to 30min from car to ready built star shade.

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When considering purchasing a custom inflatable tent from Westshade, our dedicated team will guide you through every step of the customization process. We understand that each event requires unique specifications, and thus we offer tailored solutions to match your exact requirements. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction guarantees that whether you opt for the Basic, Extended, Plus, Hexagonal, or star models, you’ll receive a product that not only withstands the test of time but also elevates your brand presence at any outdoor or indoor occasion.

Each type of custom marketing inflatable tent we manufacture is designed with portability and user-friendliness in mind, yet each variant offers distinct advantages suitable for different scenarios. For instance, the Basic model excels in its lightweight and swift setup, while the Plus model is unparalleled in terms of size, stability, and professional appeal. Therefore, understanding your event’s specific needs – including space requirements, expected foot traffic, and desired visual impact – will be key to determining the most suitable inflatable tent canopy for your event.

In conclusion, Westshade’s lineup of custom printed promotion inflatable tents presents a spectrum of choices to cater to diverse event needs. By leveraging our expert advice and comprehensive product range, you can confidently select an inflatable canopy that is both visually striking and highly practical, ensuring that your next event stands out amidst the crowd.

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