Inflateable tents and Awnings have been around for a long time. but were thrust into the spotlight by Vango and the Airbeam. There are now many manufacturers of Air tents and awnings. Such as Outdoor Revolution - Oxygen. Outwell - Smart Air. Khyam - Aerotech. Kampa -AirFrame. These tents and awnings have no poles (some feature poles for canopies) and are simply pegged on the corners and inflated. Most come with a hand stirrup pump and pressure gauge but make it even easier by purchasing a high pressure 12v electric pump. Large air tents can be quite heavy due to more material. unlike a poled tent where the poles can be packed seperately.