What's the durability of a glamping tent?

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Wie lange hält ein Glamping Zelt?

The durability of a glamping tent depends on the materials used as well as where the luxury camping accommodation will eventually be placed. Weather and UV radiation are other factors impacting a tent's lifespan.

In this article, you can find out how those hotel rooms in nature are handled, i.e. how they are set up and maintained.

In this article, we will talk about what you can do to make sure you and your guests get to enjoy the luxurious camping tent along with special glamping experiences for a long time to come.

A comparison of glamping tent manufacturers

Glamping is extremely popular. When it comes to camping holidays, not having to do without luxury equipment is a trend that has emerged and grown over the past few years.

This has led to the creation of a new market for glamping tents. There are now a number of manufacturers that offer various luxury tent models for glamping, which all get by without the frustrating work of having to tighten guy lines, tapping pegs into the ground, or using air mattresses and sleeping mats as a substitute for beds.

The glamping tents offered by a number of manufacturers differ in construction - from tunnel tent to dome tent, in material - from polyester tent to cotton tent, in equipment - from family tent to trekking tent as well as in durability.


Usedomzelt's dome tents promise an incredible holiday experience. With their sturdy powder-coated frame construction, they have a service life of up to 12 years.


YALA's safari tents are of the highest quality. Their tent cloth, wooden construction and all other materials used are certified as weather and wind resistant. Therefore, these luxury safari tents remain in perfect condition for at least eight to ten years.


Outstanding offers high-quality glamping tents. Every aspect has been carefully considered during development and production. This has resulted in robust and beautiful tents that withstand all conditions and have a long service life of at least ten years.

Lotus Belle

The glamping tents from Lotus Belle are made sustainably; they are completely waterproof and resistant to mould and rot, and are made from durable canvas. They come with a two-year manufacturer's warranty and an expected service life of five to ten years.


STROHBOID's glamping tents combine high-quality and sustainable materials with a unique design. In addition, the exclusive outdoor hotel rooms have an above-average service life.

While there is a 10-year warranty on the wooden structure, the metal connecting parts and the premium membrane, a service life of more than 25 years is possible for these glamping tents.

If well maintained, the dome tents' wooden structure even has a life expectancy of more than 100 years, with only the membrane having to be replaced every 10 to 25 years.

Glamping - Luxus Erlebnis in der Natur

Factors affecting a glamping tent's durability

What factors influence a glamping accommodation's durability?

Weather conditions

If a glamping tent is exposed to extreme weather conditions, such as strong wind, snow, ice or rain, it will age faster. Weather conditions have an impact on the tarpaulin used for the awning and outer tent, as well as on the frame construction and other constructions.

In case of exposure to severe weather, extra precautions must be taken and maintenance plays a special role in order to ensure the luxury accommodation's upkeep.

UV radiation

UV radiation also affects the service life of glamping tents. In particular, the PU coating of some tarpaulins can be damaged over time. To avoid this, there is a special sunscreen to protect glamping tent tarpaulin from the sun.

Floor properties

If the tent floor is in direct contact with the underlying surface, it can easily be damaged by stones, bumps or roots.

This is why you should remove stones from the surface, create a flat, compact plane and cover it with a protective sheet before setting up your glamping tent or having it set up on its intended pitch.

Making glamping tents last longer

It's not just the points mentioned above that affect a tent's durability. There are other factors to consider.

Construction and materials

Not every glamping tent is the same. The durability depends on the materials used as well as design and construction. You should therefore do some research and make comparisons as to which manufacturer produces durable, sustainable and high-quality luxury tents before deciding on which model you are going to purchase.

The correct set-up

Let experts help you set up your glamping tent. A tent that has not been set up correctly is more easily damaged. The weight of the fabric should be evenly distributed over the correctly placed rods.


You should inspect your luxury tent tent for damages on a regular basis. Both the wooden construction and the tarpaulin should be checked for cracks, holes and other damages.

The tarpaulin should be impregnated regularly in order to remain waterproof. The impregnation lasts around eight to 24 weeks. Even if your luxury holiday home is set up in the middle of nature, you should make sure that no mud or other dirt can accumulate on your tent floor or walls as contamination can lead to irreparable damage to the fabric.

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Sensitive zippers

In order to close the luxury tent, some models have zippers incorporated into the tarpaulin. These should be handled with care when closing and cleaning. Replacing the zippers is a big challenge.

Signs that it's time for a new glamping tent

How do you know it's time for a new glamping tent? Here are a few facts that speak in favour of replacing the old tent with a new one

  • The glamping tent no longer offers sufficient protection
  • The tarpaulin is water-permeable
  • The luxury tent is infested with mould or mildew
  • There are irreparable cracks in the tent fabric or the frame construction

Durable and sustainable glamping tents by STROHBOID

STROHBOID, a glamping tent manufacturer from Austria, guarantees a service life of 10 years and – with good maintenance – possible use of up to 100 years. This makes them the champions in terms of durability.

They also stand out thanks to their sustainable and robust materials and their eco-architectural construction while convincing with extraordinary designs.

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Fritz Walter

DIPL.-ING. Fritz Walter

Gründer, CTO