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Air-Volution AT-6 Ground Tent

Air-Volution AT-6 Ground Tent

Regular price $2,237.00 CAD
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Darche's unique and exceptional Air-Volution tent series features inflatable poles, reducing setup time to a minimum and providing stable, flexible shelter in any condition. Simply inflate the "air poles" and your tent is ready for a night's sleep. The included high-output foot pump allows you to inflate the entire structure in less than two minutes.

Large enough to house six people, the AT-6 also features a large front door, two side doors, and additional windows on all sides, allowing maximum ventilation in warmer weather. Zip up and the waterproof shell protects you from the elements all night long. For privacy, an internal wall separates the tent into two rooms, giving you flexibility when sharing the tent with others.

The main entrance includes a 2.8m long standing-height front awning, turning the Air-Volution series into a remarkable base camp setup that keeps you out of the elements. Available walls can be zipped on to provide further sheltering. Finally, a robust PVC bucket floor ensures water and moisture will be kept out, even in wet weather.

Need a more compact footprint? Consider the Air-Volution AT-4.

Features & Specifications:
- NEW: Grey color rain fly
- Easy, practical and durable design
- Spacious internal 6 person sleeping area
- Large front door and 3 gusset windows
- Zippered sky roof panel with added mesh panel
- 2800mm (9') front awning with ability to attach optional walls
- High capacity pump with hose and pressure release valve to prevent over-inflation included
- 210 Denier Polyester Oxford Ripstop tent body, fly & awning
- 1500mm PU waterproofing with internal seam sealing
- 3 x 100mm dia Thermoplastic Polyurethane tent body air poles
- 2 x 100mm dia Thermoplastic Polyurethane ridge air pole
- 3 x alloy awning poles
- Durable 300D Polyester Oxford outer pole sleeves
- Pegs and guy ropes included
- Carry bag with 2 grab handles

*Product configuration may vary from photos. Shown with optional extras, available separately. Please verify exact specifications and contents before purchase.


Extremely durable and practical with spacious internal areas, Air-Volution™ technology replaces traditional tent poles with fast setup air poles that can be inflated in minutes. Numerous features are specifically engineered to suit harsh conditions, with the ridge air pole design providing excellent stability. Gone are the days where families are left spending too much of their touring and camping time reading instructions and pinching themselves on fiberglass or metal poles. The Air-Volution™ tent eliminates lost, broken, or forgotten poles and issues related to broken or jammed quick setup frames!


In 2016, the new Air-Volution™ AT-6 was tested under ground-breaking winds. Great forces were applied to all integral structural elements, including major A&B seams. Full recovery and no structural damage was recorded at 3.5 minutes of constant wind suspended at 69kph.

The new improved fly now fully covers the air poles and the main body of the tent increasing protection from the elements as well as improving the Air-Volution’s insulating properties. Structural integrity has been improved with stronger pole mechanisms. The shape of the air poles has changed, providing a spacious feel with the near vertical side walls. The angled rear pole also provides increased stability.


In 1991, Darche revolutionized the traditional swag market with the introduction of the Dome style swag. Darren O’Dwyer, the founder of Darche with his wife Cheryl (DAR-CHE), embarked on an eastern Australia journey. Wanting a shelter arrangement that was quick, practical, and easy to stow, Darren used his imagination and created a canvas shell with fiberglass poles and the dome style swag was born. Darren realized he required a suitable and purpose-built factory arrangement to suffice demand. Using Australian supply chain partners, Darche became the leading swag and canvas converter in Australia.

Today Darche is proudly owned by the Charles Parsons Group who have been actively involved for over 20 years in supplying textile and trim componentry to Darche. Charles Parsons is the largest textile wholesaler in the Southern Hemisphere with offices in every capital city of Australia, including offices in Fiji, Auckland, and Shanghai. The day-to-day running of Darche occurs in a warehouse facility based in Thomastown, Victoria with a site area of more than 40,000m2. Darche is overseen by experienced textile product developers, business strategists, and passionate staff who are keen outdoor enthusiasts with sound knowledge and experience to match.


We are passionate, dynamic, and keen. We enjoy the same lifestyle choices as our consumers. We strive to provide our consumers the very best value, reliability, and service, and most importantly, we recognize the trust they place in us. We welcome our consumer’s feedback both positive and negative and promise to keep delivering whilst listening. We are mindful of our vulnerable environment and build our products to last the journey. We encourage lifetime use and if over the years it requires attention, even if it is a discontinued product, we endeavor to find a solution, on a best effort basis, to have it back and performing for you.


Darche’s growth and shortage of experienced canvas converters and local machinists have seen Darche establish reputable offshore assembly and supply chain partners. Operating from four major plants purposely selected and audited by Darche. Machinists, assemblers, finishers, tool makers, and QA/QC supervisors are included in our required workforce of over 180 people over our four plants. It is vitally important to note Darche does not use Trading Houses or vertical arrangements offshore to source products. We at Darche develop all product prototypes in Australia and are involved from concept through to market release. Utilizing Charles Parsons accredited laboratories and leading processes, all developments are then vigorously tested at the Thomastown facility and again in real-life situations by developers.


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