The Berghaus Kepler 9 Nightfall Air Tent is a large, tall, and remarkable 4-room framework with three dark-rest rooms and inflatable supports.
Key features and advantages
- Beams that can be inflated.
- Bedrooms with low light levels.
- 4 Rooms.
- Windows 7.
- A large area.
- The porch is quite large.
- Waterproof to a high standard.
- Access to two cables.
This tent has a unique cross-shaped foundation, as shown in the photo below. The text below will explain everything comprehensively, but I’ll emphasize that the yellow areas are inner tents with bedrooms.
The tent has inflatable beams rather than solid poles. The focal point of this support, which resembles a living space, can be seen in the image below. The mentioned bedrooms are visible on the sides. So this is a massive 4-room arrangement, and it’s on my list of the best 4-room camping tents.
The air beams have been pre-bent, so the lower regions are almost vertical and tall. This results in a lot of head space and volume. The highest point is 83.85 inches (213 cm).
The tent’s side view is shown below, giving you an improved idea of its dimensions. Its deep porch with windows is on the left. In terms of overall shape, all four variations are supported by long air beams (loops), giving the tent the appearance of two tunnel-shaped structures that cross each other.
More information about the front porch can be found below. The entrance to the front porch is more than 2 meters wide. The main entrance with two side windows can be seen behind you. There is an additional door on the back side, which will be discussed further below.
The living room has four windows, plus two on the porch. You can make a second one on the back side, as you will see later in the text. The image below shows how it appears when one of the inner tents is taken down, revealing two bedrooms on the side and a long living room measuring approximately 6.35 x 2.35 meters. Take note of the second door on the back side, visible in the photo.
The outside view of the same room with the inner tent removed is shown below. The screen is folded up, and a mesh zippered window provides views from the dining room area. This zippered mesh can also be rolled up and hung above the door.
It should be noted that this door can be utilized even when the inner tent is in place. A door on the inner tent matches the external door, as seen in one of the previous pictures.
The support and stakes: As you may have noticed, there are seven long air beams. They have outside-facing, loaded with springs, and quick-release air valves for quick deflation, as shown in the image below. There is an air pump included in it.
The box also includes a complete set of steel round-wire pegs and stakes.
The fabric: The shell is made of a rugged 150D polyester oxford with a 6000 mm hydrostatic head. The interior tent material is a dark 310T breathable polyester known as Nightfall Darkened Bedrooms. As a result, I’ve added it to my list of dark rest tents. The floor has been completely taped and sewed in.
- Peg points that can be adjusted.
- Webbing straps with reinforcement for equilibrium in inclement weather.
- Reflective guylines with mesh pockets for storage when not in use.
- Access to two E-cables.
- The image below shows skylights in the living room with curtains.
- For pram and wheelchair access, place a step on the main door.
- Separate tent carpets and groundsheets are available.
- A handy carry bag is included.
The tent has large mesh doors on both sides, allowing you to generate as much draught as you desire. The higher portions of the inner tent doors have mesh parts. They have, however, installed multiple low and high vents in each of the three rooms. So, there is little to object to here.
Who is it intended for?
Regarding area, the total floored area is not specified, but I estimate you have approximately 290 ft2 (26.9 m2). The living room is 96.9 ft2 (9 m2), with the remainder under the inner tents.
The official capacity is 9 people, approximately 32.3 ft2 (3 m2) per person. Each of the three bedrooms is officially designed for three people, but the measurements allow four.
However, because the living area is fully protected, it is simple to fit an additional 5 people if necessary. Overall, the capacity of this tent far surpasses its official capacity.
In addition, the porch adds 37.7 ft2 (3.5 m2). So this is a genuinely generous space, and the tent has been added to my list of extra-large family camping tents.
In terms of seasons and the weather, the tent has a remarkable water-resistant rating and provides complete protection for a 3-season-plus family camping trip. You have enough venting options; you can lose everything in cold weather.
It’s massive and not aerodynamic, but the beams won’t break under wind pressure, so it should work in almost any weather.
In terms of weight, this is a large tent, but consider its size, height, and three inner tents. A slew of beams adds weight and bulk.
All of this is apparent in its significant packed size. You would not want to carry this car camping tent everywhere.
- Weight: 92.6 lb (42 kg).
- Official capacity: 9 people.
- Dimensions: 25.75 x 24.22 ft (785 x 735 cm).
- Inner area: 290 ft² (26.9 m²).
- Inner area per person: 32.3 ft² (3 m²).
- Porch area: 37.7 ft² (3.5 m²).
- Peak height: 83.85 in (213 cm).
- Packed size: 35.4 x 26 x 23.6 in (90 x 66 x 60 cm).
Final thoughts, rating, pros and cons
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