Inflatable Tents Market

Inflatable Tents Market: North America and Western Europe to Remain Key Growth Markets During the Forecast Period: Global Industry Analysis 2013 - 2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018 - 2028

  • 2018-11-15
  • REP-GB-7105
  • 253 pages
  • Format: PDF/PPT/Excel

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Inflatable Tents Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Inflatable Tents market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Inflatable Tents market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

Inflatable tents are also referred to as air tents. These tent uses inflatable beams and are pumped up to provide the structure with or without the support of an air-compressor. These tents create appropriate conditions to stay in remote areas. Inflatable tents are also used to create proper living conditions over unstable ground. Currently, remote field operations require these tents and thus, demand from end-use industries, such as military, commercial and personal, is high as these can also be used as deployable military shelters.  

The Military segment commonly uses dome-shaped PVC inflatable tents, followed by the Poly Cotton inflatable tents. Helicopters and other ground vehicles are stored under such tents. The commercial segment covers exhibition & events, agriculture & horticulture, energy, construction, mining, geology & exploration. The commonly used shape is tunnel and the material is Poly Cotton. The personal segment covers trekking and camping activities and consumers’ increasing desire for close-to-nature experiences has been driving the growth of the market. The self-erecting inflatable tents are the commonly used type.

Inflatable Tents Market: Scenario

Traditionally, poles were used to make tents. However, after the development of inflatable tent technology, the adoption rate of inflatable tents has been higher, supported by large interior spaces and other interior facilities, such as lights, chairs and sleeping bags. This has been driving the adoption of inflatable tents for field applications. Inflatable tents are an attractive solution on the global front as they create a clean and safe place for end user segments, such as military, commercial and personal. The concerned market, since its inception, has evolved as a high value market and is witnessing healthy growth rate in the current scenario. It is expected to witness robust growth during the forecast period and military and personal segments will be the driving forces behind the growth of this market.

Inflatable Tents Market: Inclusions

The concerned market uses Polyvinyl Chloride, Poly Cotton and Nylon as raw materials. The scope of the market under this research study covers military, commercial and personal end-use applications. This report only covers the sales of new inflatable tents and rental business; buy-back tents and sales of used inflatable tents have not been considered. The global inflatable tents market also does not include the cost involved for custom coloring of inflatable tents, air-compressors and heating or AC systems.    

The global market is estimated to be valued at US$ 724.3 Mn by 2018 end and reach US$ 1,496.0 Mn by the end of 2028 while expanding at a CAGR of 7.5% over the forecast period. The global inflatable tents market is anticipated to represent significant incremental opportunity between 2018 and 2028 and thus, is expected to be a high volume - high value – high growth market.

Inflatable Tents Market: Drivers and Trends

The global market is expected to witness steady growth rate over the forthcoming years. The manufacturers of inflatable tents have been gaining momentum in recent years as camping activities have increased over the years. The traditional pole tents business is witnessing a slow growth trend, which is pushing the sales of new inflatable tents. Rising adoption of inflatable tents made from PVC and Poly Cotton is being witnessed in the market. Growing investments in agriculture and horticulture in European countries is also supporting the growth of concerned market. The growth in the inflatable tents market is fueled by increasing military spending and investments for overseas troop deployment by the USA, the U.K., China, Russia and Germany. The number of military bases is rising due to political factors and the US is deploying troops in countries where terrorists have major influence. In addition to that, rise in GDP per capita income has positively influenced people to explore remote places with camping and trekking options. This has also been creating opportunities for the manufacturers of inflatable tents.

Inflatable Tents Market: Key Players

Some of the prominent players reported in this study include The North Face, Alaska Structures, Inc., ZEPELIN, Oase Outdoors, Coleman Company, Inc., Vango, Buildair Ingeniería y Arquitectura S.A., Kampa and Zempire Camping Equipment among others. These players are key participants in the global inflatable tents market and most of the players have strong presence in more than 2 or 3 regions. In addition to this, there are other manufacturers who are exporting inflatable tents to Asian and MEA regions. In recent times, collaborating with regional distributors to enhance market presence has been an important strategy. However, some players are offering low-cost traditional tents in developing economies, which is negatively impacting the growth of the concerned market. Furthermore, low awareness about these tents in developing economies might hamper the market growth. This is a major concern of the key manufacturers across the world. However, collaboration activities by large players will drive the end users to adopt to inflatable tents.

Inflatable Tents Market: Report Description

Future Market Insights offers a 10-year forecast for the inflatable tents market between 2018 and 2028. In terms of value, the market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period (2018–2028). The main objective of the report is to provide insights on advancements in the global inflatable tents market. The study provides market dynamics that are expected to influence the current business environment and future status of the inflatable tents market over the forecast period. The primary objective of this report is to offer updates on trends, drivers, restraints, value forecasts and opportunities for manufacturers operating in the inflatable tents market.

A section of the report discusses how the overall competition in the market is steadily increasing. It discusses various factors that are shaping internal as well as external competition in market. The sales of inflatable tents is estimated to grow at a rapid pace in near future. Moreover, robust demand for inflatable tents from developed economies, increasing military spending and overseas troop deployment and promotion of tourism by various governments are some of the factors expected to further drive the growth of the inflatable tents market during the forecast period.

The report provides a detailed market share analysis of the inflatable tents market on the basis of key manufacturers. A section of the report highlights a country-wise analysis of the inflatable tents market. It provides a market outlook for 2018–2028 and sets the forecast within the context of the report, including new material developments as well as product offerings for military, commercial and personal applications in the inflatable tents market.

Key Segments Covered
By Material

  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

  • Poly Cotton

  • Nylon

By Type

  • Self-Erecting

  • Hybrid

By Shape

  • Dome

  • Tunnel

  • Geodesic

By End Use

  • Military

    • General Camping

    • Storage

    • Medical

  • Commercial

    • Exhibition & Events

    • Agriculture & Horticulture

    • Energy

    • Construction

    • Mining, Geology & Exploration

  • Personal

By Region

  • North America

  • Latin America

  • Western Europe

  • Eastern Europe

  • Middle-East & Africa (MEA)

  • Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ)

  • Japan

A detailed analysis has been provided for every segment in terms of market size analysis for inflatable tents.

The report starts with the market overview and provides market definition and analysis regarding drivers, restraints, opportunities, supply chain analysis and key trends in the market. The next section that follows includes global market analysis, analysis by material, type, shape, end use and regional/country level analysis. All the above sections evaluate the market on the basis of various factors affecting the market, covering present scenario and future prospects. For market data analysis, the report considers 2017 as the base year with market numbers estimated for 2018 and forecast made for 2018–2028.

It is imperative to note that in an ever-fluctuating global economy, we not only conduct forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also analyze the same on the basis of key parameters, such as year-on-year (Y-o-Y) growth, to understand the predictability of the market and identify the right opportunities for market players.

Another key feature of this report is the analysis of all key segments in terms of absolute dollar. This is usually overlooked while forecasting the market. However, the absolute dollar opportunity is critical in assessing the level of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve as well as identifying potential resources from a sales and delivery perspective in the inflatable tents market.

In the final section of the report, a competitive landscape has been included to provide report audiences with a dashboard view. Detailed profiles of manufacturers have also been included within the scope of the report to evaluate their long- and short-term strategies, key offerings and recent developments in the inflatable tents market.

Research Methodology

FMI conducted exploratory research at a granular market level to arrive at the segmentation of the inflatable tents market. An initial study was conducted to identify the inflatable tents market structure and demand pattern in the inflatable tents market by segments (i.e. by material, by type, by shape and by end use) in each prominent region of the globe. This study involved data mining via primary interviews with experts representing inflatable tents and related solutions and inflatable tents manufacturers, dealers and end use. Data from secondary sources, such as company annual reports, industry association publications, industry presentations, white papers and company press releases, was referred to understand the inflatable tents market dynamics across various levels of the value chain. Post ascertaining the inflatable tents market behavior, a data validation was conducted vis-a-vis primary and secondary research data to arrive at the base numbers with 2017 as the base number and estimated sales for 2018, followed by a forecast for the years 2018 to 2028.

FMI validated the forecast developed using concrete growth levels derived from macro and micro factors related to the inflatable tents market. For instance, the growth of military expenditure, industry value added, GDP per capita income, end use investment growth and key participants’ annual sales performances were analyzed to attain the inflatable tents market forecast and refine anomalies, if any. This approach enabled the forecasting of the inflatable tents market in terms of CAGR with respect to the forthcoming period based on end user sentiments and helped in analyzing the inflatable tents market on the basis of Year-on-Year growth (Y-o-Y). The inflatable tents market has been analyzed in terms of Absolute Dollar Opportunity and Basis Point Share (BPS) and market attractive index has been included for sharing every aspect of high growth segments in the inflatable tents market.  

Key Players in the Global Inflatable Tents Market

  • The North Face

  • Alaska Structures, Inc.


  • Oase Outdoors

  • Coleman Company, Inc.

  • Vango

  • Norlense

  • Buildair Ingeniería y Arquitectura S.A.

  • Kampa

  • Zempire Camping Equipment

  • Losberger GmbH

  • Exxel Outdoors, LLC

  • skandika GmbH

  • Sunncamp Limited

  • LANCO Group

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