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Outdoor Connection Air Pole Tents 

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Our ARIA Elite & Tanbar Air tents have the Outdoor Connection's new Air Pole Technology. We use air tubes instead of traditional steel poles for the majority of the tents pitching. This allows for a faster, simpler tent to pitch yet with strong, upright walls.

These air tents are rapidly becoming the more popular choice for families because of its durability and convenience. 

What is an Air Pole Tent?

The Air Pole Tent uses a modern method called Air Pole Technology. The best way of describing it is, it's like an old football. If you take the bladder out of an old football and pump that up, it blows up to a much larger size than the football. It's the skin of the football that keeps its shape and allows more pressure. It's almost the same concept with these air poles. The bladders oversized and it's made of a thing called Thermoplastic Polyurethane or TPU. So this plastic has excellent characteristics for stretch, it can stretch up to quite a large size, but the sleeve that the bladder goes into is what gives it its shape and keeps its size.

How does an Air Pole Tent work?

The Air pole replaces traditional steel poles in a camping tents and uses a bladder of tough high-quality TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) which has excellent tear resistance and flexibility. When pumped up to 8-10psi (pounds per square inch) of air, they form the string and stable pole structure for your large camping tent. The air pole has an oversized internal TPU bladder which is flexible with good stretch characteristics. The outer sleeve is made of strong PE tarp material with an outer polyester layer which is very strong and gives protection that holds the shape of the pole.

How long do Air Pole Tents take to setup?

Depending on the size of the Air Pole, it only takes around 2-3 minutes for it to fully inflate and takes less than 15 minutes to completely set-up the Air Pole tents for the first time. The fly comes separately coming from the factory, so after the first time you place the fly over the tent, you won't have to do it again as you can leave the fly on even as you pack it down. We have 12v electric air pumps for those who can't be bother manually pumping it up. Just plug it, open your drink, sit back and relax, while the tent inflates.

What size Air Pole Tent should I get for my family?

Our single room Aria Elite 1 Air Tent will fit 2 adults & a heap of gear comfortably. This is the perfect tent for you take your loved ones on a camping date. The Aria Elite 2 Air Tent has 2 rooms and can easily fit 4 people or a whole family. The rooms can be separated for privacy. All doors and windows are oversized and have privacy screens. Our Aria Elite 3 Air Tent is the biggest of the bunch. It's a three room tent that's perfect for a big family and can accommodate more than 5 people.


All of our premium tents are equipped with Ventraflow panels at the bottom of both sides. This allows a cross flow of air down low where you sleep. Ventraflow, in conjunction with large windows and doors, keeps you and your family cool on those hot summer nights. 

Are Air Pole Tents good for traveling?

Yes! The Air Pole Tents are great for travelling. With a fast-pitching tent, you can get more time to enjoy your bonding with your family. No more struggling to get the tent in the bag. If you think that the set-up was fast, packing it down is actually a lot easier. Just unplug, roll up, and you're good to go. Using the EziPak Drop-In’ Carry Bag with fold-over flaps. The two compression straps with durable Snap-Lock buckles allows the tent to squeeze into a compact travel bag that you can easily bring around.

Why are Air Pole Tents so expensive?

Safety and Comfort. You went out camping to have a great time with your family. The last thing you'll need is to be interrupted by a leaking tent that can't withstand the unpredictable Australian weather. Outdoor Connections Air Pole Tents' easy and fast-pitching tent offers safety without compromising on comfort. The inner tent is made of breathable polyester for extra comfort and minimizes the condensation inside the tent. It has its own zippered privacy panel and mesh screening to match that on the outer fly. So that, while you have great ventilation, the tent can also be closed up from the inside if the night turns cool. Waterproofing with a MINIMUM 3000 mm waterhead so you're sure that you'll stay dry even in the most severe and persistent wet weather. A tent that was designed by an aussie for Australian conditions.

One Bedroom Tent

Aria Elite 1 Air Tent

Aria Elite 1 Air Tent

Inflatable Instant Up Air Pole One Room Tent with Air pole Technology. Easier and quicker to erect than traditional ‘Instant Up’ tents. Quality, spacious ‘couples’ tent that is ideal for use as a Tourer for overnight stays, a weekender, or for an extended holiday. An Omega front door, a large gusseted rear window, plus large side windows and unique Outdoor Connection Ventraflow all combine to provide the best coolest tent. The large shady awning complements a superbly ventilated cool home away from home.

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Two Bedroom Tent

Aria Elite 2 Air Tent

Aria Elite 2 Air Tent

Manufactured from superior, stronger and more waterproof fabrics and material, this Aria Elite 2 Tent with two spacious bedrooms plus a large awning provides a real feeling of plenty of room for all the family and privacy when it is needed. The generous peak height and high near-vertical side walls provide plenty of walk-around headroom. The extra height in the tent also helps maintain a cooler environment. Inflatable Air Pole Instant-Up Two Room Family Tent with Air Pole Technology.

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Aria Elite 3 Air Tent

Aria Elite 3 Air Tent

Aria Elite 3 Air Tent

Waterproof, cool, and strong! A spacious comfortable family tent that is ideal for that family weekend away or for an extended holiday. An Inflatable Instant Up Air Pole three-room family tent that can comfortably fit more than 5 people. It's waterproofing with a MINIMUM 3000 mm waterhead so you stay dry even in the most severe and persistent wet weather.

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Canvas Tanbar Air Tent

Aria Elite 3 Air Tent

Outdoor Connection Tanbar Air Tent

The Tanbar Air is an Inflatable Air Pole Instant Up one-room canvas tent with Air pole Technology. A spacious ‘couples’ tent that is ideal for use as a This rugged canvas Tourer makes a great temporary home for overnight stays on long trips, a Weekender, or for a longer stay. Quicker and easier to erect than traditional poled ‘Instant Up’ tents, this canvas tent is far more rugged and durable.

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Canvas Tanbar Air XL Room Tent

Aria Elite 3 Air Tent

Outdoor Connection Tanbar Air XL Tent

The Outdoor Connection Tanbar Air XL is a larger more versatile version of the popular canvas Tanbar Air. This large one canvas one room tent is quickly and easily be converted to 2 rooms with the supplied hanging room divider. With Outdoor Connection Inflatable Air Pole Technology the Tanbar Air XL is quicker and easier to erect than traditional poled and ‘’instant up’’ tents. Simply peg out the floor; pump it up; attach a couple of guy ropes. You are set up in under 10 minutes!

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