It comes complete with a fly and is strong and secure offering protection from even the harshest weather. One of the essentials for camping is a good tent. Now as we all know they come in all shapes, sizes and perhaps more importantly, degrees of difficulty to erect. A new tent on the market from Bush-ranger off road equipment accessories may be just the number to make a lot more happy campers, particularly for those requiring one night's accommodation before moving on. Bushranger has launched the Bluegum inflatable tent, which can be erected in just three minutes, providing sleeping shelter for up to seven people with a minimum of fuss. A smaller prototype version of the Bluegum Inflatable tent was shown to wide acclaim on TV program, Beyond Tomorrow in 2006 and it is now available as a full seven-man version. Anyone who has ever struggled to put up a tent when they arrive at a campsite will attest to the frustration and annoyance that can be provoked by the quest to assemble the tent poles in the correct order and then to ensure the tent is erected and remains dry and secure through the night.
The Bluegum Inflatable's rapid erection and tear down makes it the ultimate camper tourer tent for people who have to pack up and move on to a new camp each day. The new Bluegum inflatable tent eliminates theseproblems and frustrations, allowing campers to have a secure and comfortable shelter in a fraction of the time a conventional tent takes to erect. It can be mated with a Bushranger Max air compressor or a Bushranger On Board Air system making it even easier and faster to use, underlining Bush-ranger's expertise in all things air related. The Bushranger Bluegum is a modern dome style design and features two strong and sturdy integrated air poles which are inflated by a portable air compressor to form the dome structure. Eight tent pegs keep the Bushranger Bluegum fixed to the ground and with no need for guy ropes, the new tent eliminates the problem of finding yourself short of a pole or rope when you're in the middle of erecting your shelter in a howling gale. It also means you won't trip over ropes when answering the call of nature in the middle of the night.
According to Bushranger's national sales and marketing manager Evan Black, the Bluegum tent is going to make a lot of campers much happier by eliminating one of the great annoyances of outdoor life. "Ask anyone who has been camping and there are a raft of stories about the tent that fell down in the middle of the night or could not be erected because of a missing pole or guy rope, some might says it's all a part of the fun but most will tell you it is just a pain,". "An enormous amount of time has gone into research and development of the Bluegum inflatable tent to ensure its construction would be strong and durable enough to cope with Australian conditions and to make it a hassle-free experience," he said. "With the Bushranger Bluegum, you only have to peg the base, plug in a portable air compressor and within three minutes you have a dry, strong and secure shelter for the night without any hassles," he added. "The Bushranger Bluegum provides plenty of headroom with a height of 198 cm and is constructed from high quality Polyester rip stop with a heavy duty nylon oxford floor featuring 2000mm coating and seam tape to ensure a dry and comfortable night no matter what the weather conditions outside."
The tent is inflated via standard automotive intake valves and features a pressure valve to prevent overinflation. The Bluegum floor measures a spacious 2.75m by 3.35m offering plenty of room for bedding and gear while it has been designed with two large Dutch D style doors for easy access and ventilation. It also features PVC windows with privacy flaps as well as nylon "no-see-um" mesh screens to keep pesky bugs and other unwanted visitors out of the tent. The new tent comes with a full coverage 2000mm coated rip stop fly with two stake out vestibules, steel tent pegs and strong YKK zippers on all doors as well as convenient side release buckle quick clips. It has also been designed with a convenient gear loft, as well four storage pockets and a built-in lantern hook. The entire tent comes in a compact duffle carry bag, which is easy to carry and stow, and weighs in at just 13kg. The Bushranger Bluegum comes with a full no-fuss warranty and is available from selected four-wheel drive, off road and camping outlets.
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