A grow tent is great for anybody looking to grow weed. Grow tents are especially awesome for people looking to grow weed who don’t have a lot of space. Sure nothing beats natural sun light, it’s free and it works well, but securing your outdoor marijuana grow isn’t all that easy. If you have a large house or space to grow inside your house you may have enough space to dedicate an entire room to your marijuana grow. However if you live in a small apartment or house and don’t have the space for a customized grow operation or if you rent a grow tent is a great option.
You can find a complete grow tent kit in a variety of sizes. Plus they’re customizable. You can purchase the basics like a light and some fans or you could grab yourself a fancy indoor grow tent that allows you to control heat and humidity levels. Plus you can pack up your grow ten and take it with you if you move to a new place or have to bust it down and hide it in case of an emergency, like mother-in-law coming to town or an impending visit by your landlord. Some grow tent kits are super stealth and look lie a file cabinet or a piece of furniture just in case you’ve got nosy neighbors or roommates.
Anyhow most grow tents are made of a durable, lightproof material. This is important because you don’t want any light to leak inside the tent while the plant is sleeping. This also helps regulate the temperature inside your grow tent as well as the relative humidity. Some have the ability to install in-line fans and scrubbers to keep air circulating inside the tent and to keep it and the rest of your house or apartment smelling like weed.
What to look for in a grow tent
Our grow tent guide will help you navigate the vast sea of grow tents and grow tent kits on the market. Why use a grow tent? Well they’re great for small areas, gorilla grows or people just starting out. Grow tents are easy to set up and easy to use. Most importantly, however, grow tents create an excellent environment for growing weed.
You can score a small grow tent, maybe like a 4×4 grow tent or a 4×8 grow tent for pretty cheap online. Some of the most well know manufacturers (think Sun Hut grow tent, Secret Jardin grow tent, the Growlab tent) have awesome grow tents available for affordable prices. We looked into those. We also took a look at the Gorilla Grow Tent and some of the smaller-sized Gorilla Grow Tent packages. There are bigger tents like the 6×6 grow tent, or a 8 x 8 tent, or a 10×10 grow tent—there are even tents with rooms available so you can veg and flower simultaneously creating a perpetual harvest operation in your grow tent setup.
Of course you can always create your own DIY grow tent. Or maybe check the local classifieds for used grow tents for sale. Or find a slightly used grow tent kit from a friend? Several grow tent packages come with everything you need—just plug and play. They’re all light-proof, waterproof and pre-equipped for ventilation. Plus many grow tent kits come with rigging to support reflectors and filters. And almost every grow tent setup is lined with reflective material inside to ensure no light is wasted. That reflective surface inside the grow tent will actually increase light intensity and improve distribution even in a really small grow tent. However most complete indoor grow tent packages are expensive—so it might be worht your while to grab a good grow tent rather than a complete grow tent kit and outfit it with equipment later.
Grow Tent Buyers Guide
To determine the best grow tents we scoured grow tent reviews—leaving no tent review unturned. We also chatted with a few cultivation experts. Then we broke down the results by price—the best grow tents under $250, under $500 and at around $1000 or slightly more. If you’re looking for a small grow tent or a really large one you can let money be your guide rather than dimensions.
GROW TENT under $250
1. Gorilla Grow Tent 2′ X 2.5′ X 5′ 11
This Gorilla Grow tent is super dope and clocks in at under $250. If you’re looking for a Gorilla Grow Tent, probably the best known name in the grow tent game, than look no further than this 100% metal indoor grow tent. It comes with a free 12″ height extension kit and infrared blocking roof insertion plus a convenient access tool pouch—cause you’ll probably need it..
2. Xen-Lux – Premium Indoor Hydroponic Plant Growing Room Tent – 10′ x 5′ x 6’8″
This awesome hydroponic grow tent by Xen-Lux is one of the best grow tents for under $250. This not so small grow tent measures 10 feet x 5 feet x 6 feet, 8 inches (10′ x 5′ x 6’8″) and is puncture, mildew and fire-resistant. It also includes an extremely efficient and reflective interior to help enhance bud production and plant development.
3. Best Choice Products Reflective Mylar 96″ X 48″ X 78″ Grow Tent Hydro Box Hut Cabinet
Unlike many grow tents available today this clever grow tent features a unique 2 door design making it easier to move plants and lighting. This trick grow tent setup features a 100% highly reflective water-proof Mylar interior to boost lighting efficiency and measures 96(L) x 48(W) x 78(H). It’s a steal at under 100 bucks.
4. Virtual Sun Reflective Mylar Hydroponic Plant 120x60x78 Grow Tent
With a name like virtual sun how can you go wrong? This grow tent measures 20x60x78 is light-proof, waterproof and pre-equipped for ventilation like a good tent should.
5. Sun Hut Blackout 100 Grow Tent
This Sun Hut grow tent measures 3.9 by 3.9 by 6.6 inches and is a killer indoor grow tent. If you’re looking for a small grow tent for a small price, we’ve heard good things about the Sun Hut. This grow tent setup features adjustable dual sock ports for ventilation and power cords and a removable reflective Mylar floor liner and clear viewing windows.
GROW TENT under $500
1. Xen-Lux – Premium Indoor Hydroponic Plant Growing Room Tent – 8′ x 4′
Talk about best grow tent for under $500. This commercial-grade indoor grow tent is puncture, mildew and fire-resistant and Measures 8 feet x 8 feet x 6 feet, 8 inches (8′ x 8′ x 6’8″). To keep costs down and bud size up it features an extremely efficient and highly reflective interior, it’s compatible with all lights and suitable for all growing systems. You want a hydroponic grow tent? you got it—in minutes.
2. Box Hut 600D Mylar Reflective Grow Tent Hydroponic Dark Room
This ain’t a small grow tent that’s all flimsy and shit. The Box Hut features a sturdy aluminum frame and measures 120″(L)x120″(W)x78″(H). It also features a heavy duty,100% lightproof oxford cloth exterior with a 100% highly reflective waterproof diamond Mylar interior to boost lighting efficiency and bud formation.
3. Gorilla Grow Tent – 5 Feet Length x 5 Feet Width (Adjustable Height)
Another killer Gorilla Grow tent offering. This Gorilla Grow tent clocks in at under $500 and features a patent pending adjustable height extension kit that gives you the ability to increase your growing height from 7ft, to 8ft ,or even 9ft tall. That’ll allow you to grow some massive plants in a relatively small grow tent setup. This killer Gorilla tent is made with 1680D threaded, reflective fabric—up to 9x denser than any other grow tent! This Gorilla Grow tent is strong like King Kong—five times stronger than competitor’s grow tents says the manufacturers. It uses poles that are 100% metal. And each pole has a fastener that securely locks your growtent in place. Another added feature of this awesome Gorilla Grow tent? It features the sturdiest and most durable flood pool so you won’t fuck up your floor.
4. Hydro Hut Silver Edition Hydroponic Grow Tent – 2 X 4 Feet
This grow tent by Hydroponic Hut features improved flaps around the door and windows. It’s all locked down with velcro insuring they’re completely light-tight. This one isn’t as fancy schmancy as the Gorilla Grow Tent above but it’s not as costly either.
5. Virtual Sun VS1200-120 Reflective Mylar Hydroponic Plant Grow Box Tent
This grow tent by Virtual Sun is taller than most grow tents on the market and very well built. It’s dimensions are 120″ x 120″ x 96″ and it’s compatible with 400w, 600w, 1000w grow lights setups. The exterior is a heavy duty Oxford Cloth. It features a powder coated metal frame and a 100% highly reflective water-proof Mylar inner lining.
GROW TENT under $1000
1. Gorilla Grow Tent – 12 Feet Length x 12 Feet Width (Adjustable Height)
According to the Gorilla Grow Tents dudes this is the tallest, thickest, strongest, safest and best quality grow tent they make. This particular Gorilla Grow tent features adjustable extension poles so you can increase the height of your grow tent from 7’to 8′ to 9′ or even 10′ tall. It also Features a solid metal interlocking frame. The company says that “Gorilla Grow Tent frames are so strong they can hold up to 300 lbs.” They also boast that this tent features dense threading and tight seals that help contain noise and odor. You don’t want to attract pests—you know like cops, nosey neighbors, etc.
2. Flora Hydroponics Complete 4′ X 4′ Hydro Grow Room Basic
This grow tent by Flora Hydro is said to deliver consistent harvests time after time all year-round. This 4x4x7 grow tent kit includes a bunch of cool shit like a 400W Wing Grow light system with a standard high pressure sodium bulb, a 4 inch air filter, a 4 inch in-line fan, light hangers a 4×4 flood table (includes pump, tubing and fittings) and much more.
3. Generic Hydroponics 118”x118”x79” Grow Tent
There’s nothing generic about this Generic Hydroponics grow tent—except for maybe our write-up on it. We’ve heard good things about this one, even though we kept calling it General Hydroponics instead of Generic. Anyhow It features a silver Mylar lined interior for maximum use of light. The ceiling frame can carry up to 30kg of equipment and it features a removable water-proof floor.
4. Grow Room 5×5 SuperCloset SuperRoom Hydroponic System Grow Tent Package
Here’s another awesome Gorilla Grow tent. This one features a 600w air-cooled high pressure sodium bulb with a Lumatek Digital, dimmable ballast, and Sunlight Supply’s New Blazer 6″ AC Reflector and a 6″ Activated Carbon Scrubber & Filter and a 6 inch Hurricane Inline Fan. This dope tent aslo features an internal circulation fan, digital readout temperature/hygrometer and timers for complete automation. Plus you can choose either the recently upgraded BubbleFlow Bucket System-6 that is a upwelling recirculating deep water culture system or the SuperFlow-20 system which is a combination of ebb-n-flow and aeroponics. Rad, eh?
5. Max Yield Indoor Grow Tent with Reflective Lining (120″ X 240″ X 84″) for Dark Room Hydroponics
This light proof tent features an ultra durable canvas with a 99.9% reflective Pentflex (better than Mylar) interior and a powder coated steel frame. It also includes a removable floor, 4 passive vents, 8 ducting ports, 4 electrical ports, hanging straps for filter/fan.
Do you use a grow tent to cultivate cannabis or do you have the low down on a top selling grow tent that we didn’t cover? Let us know in the comments below.