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In today's article, we will be reviewing five different blackout tents. These tents are great for those who are looking to get some shut-eye while the sun is still out or looking for a great source of shade.
This article will cover:
1. The 5 best blackout tents
2. Different styles and uses
3. Some features and flaws
Coleman Blackout Tent
We are starting off strong today with the Coleman Blackout Tent. This does precisely what it is advertised to do and more. The tent is easily set up and taken down by one person which is great, not quite a popup tent but very close to it. The features of the tent are awesome. There is an area outside the door for storing gear so as not to dirty the inside bedroom area. The blackout tent also has small windows to allow light in and for ventilation so the tent doesn’t get too stuffy and for the occasions where you do want to see outside. The waterproofing on the tent works great and the tent itself will stand up to winds so if you use the tent during a storm, you’ll be fine. It also has a built-in groundsheet which further keeps the bottom of the tent dry.
Now, for the best and most important feature of all: the actual blackout. This tent will block the most light from ever reaching you on the inside. You will have no problem sleeping in this tent. Along with the blackout feature it also blocks UV rays so you have no chance of getting burnt while laying inside this thing. Also, since it is blocking all that annoying sunlight it keeps the interior of the tent up to five degrees cooler than the outside. This tent is great for any situation; from camping to festivals to beach trips or just day trips to the woods, this blackout tent will do its job and more. It fits three adults so there is room for siblings, friends, or parents with a child to use it no problem.
Our second blackout tent is one meant for the indoor camper in all of us. This Dram Tent is designed to fit around your bed and turn your bedroom into your very own private campsite. It is an easy to assemble and easy to maintain tent that blocks out a great deal of light allowing you to have greater privacy and a better environment to sleep in. This is a great product for all ages. The tent comes with doors that zip shut on each side to allow easy access in and out of bed for anyone. At the head and foot of the tent, there are also openings that can be closed off with mosquito nets that are close to still allow light in but add to that sense of privacy. Inside the tent, there are storage pockets and a loop to hang a light or lantern.
The tent can also be set up on the floor but it is recommended to use a mattress with it to stabilize the tent. In terms of cleaning it, it is simple. The poles can be easily slipped out and the tent itself is machine washable so maintaining it shouldn’t be too hard. It is also easy to take down and store as well so if you need to pick it up and bring it somewhere it works great for that as well. The tent does well to keep out light and allows the person inside to look out but not for someone to look in. For parents of fussy nappers and for those who just like to hideaway during the day for a little, this is a great purchase.
Privacy Pop Up Tent
Here we have another great blackout tent for your bed. It has a different design than the one above but still has many of the same benefits. This blackout tent has two large entryways on either side of the bed and has a mesh that can be placed over the entryway to still provide a barrier but allow for ventilation and light to get inside. The design is boxy and simplistic but is very easy to put up and take down, much like a pop up tent. The blackout ability of the tent works great as well, which would definitely require you to use a light anytime you close all sides, even during the day.
Another great purchase for those with kids and also anyone who has an alternative sleep schedule. This will assure you will not have to worry about the light bothering you. However, if you have both sides completely closed, it can get warm inside the tent so keep that in mind.
Kids Bed Tent
This next blackout tent is a kids-only tent, but I think it will be enjoyed for a long time as it fits toddler beds and twin beds. The fun design is great for both boys and girls. The canopy has a great space theme that entertains the kids and still goes well with the idea that this is a place to rest. There are some mesh windows at the top to allow light and ventilation as well as letting there be a view outside and inside. There are mesh curtains at both ends of the tent to allow for plenty of light and air to get in and they can be rolled up to allow for easier access inside for parents to get in.
In regards to clean up, the tent is water-resistant so a simple damp rag should be enough to clean the tent. The tent is easy to set up and take down as well as travel with for times you want to bring it with you or just move it to a different room. This also makes a great play tent outside of the bed. If you are looking for something with a fun design that your kid will enjoy for a good part of their childhood, this is the way to go.
Our last entry here is definitely for the youngest ones who will use a blackout tent. This tent is designed for babies and toddlers who still use playpens and the tent will fit around most standard-sized ones. For the times it is difficult to get your baby down for a nap, which for many parents is also their nap time, this is the perfect blackout tent for that.
The tent has metal coil poles that pop into shape the moment you take it out of the bag so putting it up is super easy and fast, which is two things every parent is looking for when trying to wrangle their child for nap-time. The tent fits over the playpens and has two ventilation windows which allow air to get in and keeps it from getting stuffy. There is one main opening for putting the baby inside and taking them out. The opening also has a mesh covering to put over it to allow the parents to look in and add more air in while still blocking a good amount of light.
While it is not totally blackout, this tent does a great job of making it dark enough for our little ones to not be super stimulated while trying to sleep and take longer deeper naps. Putting it away may take some practice but once you get the hang of it, it will be easy. This is a great thing to bring on family trips to relatives on holiday or if you are going out to friends or even a nature outing like the park this is a great help.
Well, that's all I got for you today!
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