What Grow Tent Should I Buy?
Written By – Joey Espinoza
Garden Adviser – Perfect Gardens
Grow tents have gained massive popularity over the past 5 years. For a long time, indoor growers were forced to make their own growing space, whether it was a closet or a box. Some made things very well, others were not as DIY savvy, and for those people the grow tent was born.
A grow tent is a collapsible structure that ranges in square footage. It is extremely simple to assemble and requires no tools making it very versatile. For someone who cannot drill holes into their ceiling a grow tent is very useful.
Here’s a video we made showing the features we like about the GrowLab Grow Tents. Check it out:
What Should I Look For?
When you are purchasing a grow tent, the last thing you should do is focus on the price. Of course stick to a budget you can afford, however don’t immediately jump on something because it’s cheap. Here are five things you should consider:
- How Much Weight Can it Hold?
Not all grow tents are made equal, we’ve tested many and one time we received one to test when we came to find out it only had one bar on the roof for support and could only handle 40 pounds! That’s a far cry from something like a GrowLab which can hold 100 pounds easily.
- How Thick is the Fabric?
We have also ran into cheap tents that had super thin fabric for the skin of the grow tent. I mean so thin that we couldn’t fit the frame into it without causing a tear in the fabric. You don’t want a grow tent that has thin materials, look for one with thicker walls which will provide a bit more insulation and withstand your years of gardening. Not to mention you don’t need your light leaking out.
- What Does the Zipper Look Like?
You’re probably going to be going in and out of your grow tent a minimum of twice a week, for months on end. The last thing you want is your nice new grow tents zipper to rip off because it was weak or not attached in a strong way.
- How Many Vent Holes are Available?
If you’ve been shopping for grow tents, I’m sure you’ve had to of seen some on eBay that only had around 2 vent holes. Vent holes come in handy, try getting a good amount of them, two on the sides, one on the roof, and one on the bottom at least.
- What Accessories are Available?
One thing we really like about the GrowLab grow tents is that they have some cool accessories you can get. Things like a hanging board, and Hercules support make them stand out from the crowd.
If you’re looking for quality grow tents visit our store, www.perfectgardens.com or click the button below to be taken to our grow tent page:
We do our best to test equipment and brands so you don’t have to. This saves you time and money, our goal is to help you grow, making sure you get quality equipment is a part of helping that happen!