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Zempire Aero TXL – A big family tent from down under

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SKU: Aero TXL
Brand: Zempire

The Zempire Aero TXL is a massive inflatable family tent. We get a closer look and try it out.

Last year we looked at a big family inflatable tent from New Zealand firm, Zempire.

They were a relatively new brand to the UK and brought over some different designs to what we usually see.

This year we’ve been lucky to have a close look at their new Zempire Aero TXL family tent, thanks to our friends over at Camping World sending us over their Zempire Aero TXL Tent Package.

In the Bag

Zempire Aero TXL Bag

So, let’s start at the beginning: the tent’s bag, which is a big bag as it’s a big family tent. And, as it is a big bag, it’s heavy. You’ll want two of you to lift it comfortably.

One of the things I liked about the Zempire tents last year were the decent straps, and I’m glad they’re on the new Aero TXL too.

For such a big tent, having some heavy duty compression straps are what you need to help get the thing smaller.
Large straps are also wrapped around the rolled up tent. Again, a practical design feature that can help you squeeze the air out of a rolled up tent.

Zempire tent compression straps

Inflating the Zempire

Zempire hasn’t gone for a fancy inflation valve. Instead, they have the sort of valve you might find on an inflatable boat. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

This valve works well, and you inflate each air tube individually. However, if you do want to inflate two tubes at one, the Zempire pump comes with a connector so that you can hook it up to two tent valves at the same time.

Zempire Inflation Valve

Despite the size, the tent didn’t take too long to inflate.
I did find that going inside to push the beams up helped a little.

You also need to have a tent peg handy to peg out the straps – yes straps on the front of the tent instead of guylines – or the tent will collapse.

Heavy duty straps

It’s basically a large tunnel tent with inflatable tent poles!

Aero TXL Layout

The Zempire Aero TXL is a massive tent.

Inside the Zempire Aero TXL

It as three double bedrooms that run the length at the back of the tent.

Double bedroom

It then has a large living area, plus, a really large built in porch.

One of the interesting things is that you actually anchor the large bedrooms with a tent peg from inside your tent!

Peg on the inside

Tent Ventilation

One the distinct design features of Zempire tents has always been its ventilation.

Down the side of the tent, there’s a ventilation panel, which is built into the design, and so is very subtle.
If the weather is hot, you can simply zip down the blind on the side windows all the way to the floor, which then allows air to flow through the side panels.

Zempire Aero TXL

You also have two side doors on the tent. Both of these can be sealed with mesh so that you can get a good air flow through the tent on hot summer days.

Side door on the Zempire Aero TXL

Plus, the main living space and the built-in porch can be separated with a door that can zip across to divide the tent in two. As with the other doors, this too has a mesh screen. An enormous mesh screen in fact.

So, you can have the tent open and fully ventilated, but with the living and sleeping area’s with mesh screens to keep the bugs out. Nice!

Other Little Touches

As with the straps on the bag, the compression straps that wrap around the deflated tent, and the straps that hold the front of the tent up, the guy lines look good quality too.

The metal tensioner adjusters are a nice touch.

Metal guyline tensioners

The Tent Package

The Tent Package includes a footprint to protect the underside of the tent and a fleece carpet, which I found to be good quality.

Zempire Aero TXL Tent Carpet


Thanks, Credits, and Disclaimers: We would like to thank Camping World for sending us over one of their Zempire Package Deals for us to get a closer look at.

All photos and opinions are our own.


8.8Expert Score
The Zempire Aero TXL is a massive inflatable family tent. We get a closer look and try it out.
Value for Money
8
Quality
9
Features
9
Family Friendly
9
PROS
  • The Zempire Aero TXL is a really large family tent. The living space and the built-in porch will give you lots of space for long camping holidays.
CONS
  • None that we found, but I suppose some of the unique design features might not be for everyone.

Specification: Zempire Aero TXL – A big family tent from down under

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  1. Hoite

    Hi Gav,
    Thanks for your review and very handful website in general.
    We are about to purchase a Zempire tent, but I can not decide on which size to go for, the TL or the TXL.
    We have 3 kids, age 1,3 and 5, so we believe this will fit in the TL and when they become bigger, we’re happy to have them sleep in their own tent. What would you advise?
    Thanks in advance!

    Best,
    Hoite

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      Gav Grayston

      Hi Hoite,
      Yes, the TL should be sufficient for now. You can always make an extra bedroom in the living space with a small pop-up tent.
      Obviously, the TXL will give you more room, but there’s quite a price difference between The TL and TXL.
      Also, with having three kids, would it be easier to split them into two separate bedrooms in the TXL?
      IMHO, I would save the money and go for the TL. If you need something bigger or a different layout in years to come, you could always sell it and get a different tent.
      Cheers,
      Gav

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  2. marie

    Does the footprint for these tents have a hole where the bedroom peg goes through ?

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      Gav Grayston

      Unfortunately, I’ve not reviewed the footprint, so I don’t know. I would certainly hope so.

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