Best 10x10 Grow Tent
Our 10 x 10 grow tent search seven months back resulted to taking home one that’s fairly priced and sturdy, though having a little imperfection with its doors.
Forward to present, we’re still pleased with our purchase, and would gladly throw a few buying tips to guide everyone.
Read our Best 10x10 Grow Tent Review to find out.
- iPower 120"x120"x78" 10’ x 10’ Mylar Hydroponic Water-Resistant Grow Tent (Editors choice - High Quality)
- Gorilla Grow Tent - Complete Heavy-Duty 1680D Reflective Hydroponic 10x10 Tent for Growing Indoor Plants (Runner up)
- Anjeet Grow Tent Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent (Amazing Price)
- ULTRA YIELD 120"x120"x80" 600D Mylar Professional Indoor Growing Tents (Affordable Product)
We’ve checked several models on the market, but decided to cut the list to only four to include in this review highlighting their pros and cons.
iPower 120"x120"x78" 10’ x 10’ Mylar Hydroponic Water-Resistant Grow Tent
This product is a bit short, standing only four feet in height. Take note of that limitation, as many buyers have been surprised and disappointed when they realize that it’s that short.
However, it comes with an affordable price, much cheaper than others, and comes with some good features, too.
- This iPower unit is designed for nice viewing, courtesy of the “view window” that allows checking on the plants without unzipping the entire door.
- Just like the Gorilla unit above, this unit carries a pouch inside, which is great for housing some of your gardening tools and even the accessories you have that you need to take off while tending to the garden.
- The body uses oxford fabric, and is water-resistant and tear-proof. The tent is also lined with reflective mylar that boosts its output efficiency.
- The frame is designed to carry a weight of 100 lbs. and is specially finished for easier and safe handling and installation.
- This product comes with a removable tray that will give you more space to keep things organized.
- Some users also complain about the zippers in this product, but others don’t have such a complaint. If not the zippers themselves, check out the threading around it, because some users have reported leaking on those parts.
- There are reports of the body being too tight, making it difficult to stretch it over the frame.
Gorilla Grow Tent - Complete Heavy-Duty 1680D Reflective Hydroponic 10x10 Tent for Growing Indoor Plants
Check out the Gorilla tents first, as they are good units to start comparing others with.
- Material and structural strength is easily a highlight of this brand. For instance, it has poles that are made of metals without having plastic parts anywhere.
- The fabric is thick, and the poles’ thickness is 3 or more times than the thickness in other models.
- One hallmark for this 10 x 10 is height adjustability, allowing users to choose from 6 feet to 10 feet as its height. That offers the flexibility needed if you intend to grow shrubs or vines alternately, or you’re looking to changing locations every time you need to grow different species.
- The roof support is reliable, as this tent uses 4 overlapping poles for the cover on the top, while others use only 2 to 3 poles for roof support.
- Putting this Gorilla tent together is easy. You just throw on the top piece, then proceed to zip up the body.
- The body allows a 360-degree access to the plants and for viewing from different sides.
- The product comes with infrared blocking insulated roof, ensuring that the perfect environment is maintained.
- There is a 10-inch duct line that provides maximum efficiency for air-cooling your lamps.
- Good material durability, but comes with weak zippers, its worst design flaw. Be very careful when working on the zippers.
- Weak threading quality as well. Make sure to check the seams. You might end up stitching those parts.
Anjeet Grow Tent Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent
For anybody considering environment protection when evaluating products to buy, this unit meets that particular specification.
Anjeet products make use of PEVA materials that are non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
- Chlorine free materials, so it is a safe alternative for tents using PVC.
- It also uses the waterproof and tear-proof material of Mylar.
- Anjeet uses highly-reflective aluminum foil for proper lighting and heating.
- The product uses steel beams for hang support, allowing for multiple installation of fans, filters and lamps.
- Easy installation. No need to use any tools to set it up. Instructions for this product is a bit confusing though, but with a little common sense, you can have it standing up and ready for use within minutes from getting it out of the box.
- A fairly-priced unit, which many users approve it to be used by beginners.
- A few buyers of this unit aired complaints about it coming with missing pieces.
- Zippers on the windows might be loosely connected to the body, so make sure to check that out first and don’t proceed to setting up the tent if it’s messy on those connections. Be ready to ship for a replacement instead.
ULTRA YIELD 120"x120"x80" 600D Mylar Professional Indoor Growing Tents
Another affordable tent for budget buyers, the Ultra Yield would be a nice alternative to both two previous tents if fabric strength is a priority and if one is looking into getting a unit with height that’s adjustable.
- Height can be adjusted to up to a maximum of 8 feet. So, it’s originally 6 feet, but with the additional elevation kit that comes with the tent, the height can be increased to 7 or 8 feet. The extensions are pretty to install.
- The product’s easy to install and take down, with all support beams snapping into place without a lot of effort in connecting or disconnecting.
- Can carry heavy weights of up to 250 lbs., so you can have a lot of flexibility for hanging carbon filters and fans of various weights.
- Without opening the tent for viewing, watering and trimming, this tent allows access from two sides.
- It comes with Mylar fabric for the body and is therefore water-resistant.
- The product is supported by a 12-month warranty.
- The American market is flooded with products made from China and the Ultra Yield is no exception. Definitely not a choice for people who believe only American-made products are worth their money.
- Rust can form at the corners, and paints tend to fall off after a short time of use.
- Torn zippers are also an issue with this tent.
Benefits a Grow Tent Brings
You might be on the fence about growing plant indoors and using a grow tent for that, but consider the benefits it brings, including:
- Functionally-optimized space
- Great for rural folks to grow more plants beyond the usual outdoor garden space and for urban dwellers with cramped spaces, leaving them only with the garage (or the basement if it so allows) to house their plants indoors.
- Garden all-year round
- No matter what the outdoor condition is, the tent will always provide a suitable environment for plant growth, ensuring productivity all throughout the year.
- Note: Tomatoes, peppers, potatoes and radishes are quick-maturing plants, so, you can house them in the tent for the entire growing duration until harvest time, while others, with longer growing time, need appropriate planting and transplanting schedules.
- On average, 10 x 10 grow tents units accommodate up to 32 medium-sized mature plants.
- Zero Pest invasion
- Such a tent provides nearly 100% impenetrable shield against aphids and mites, and other parasites in the natural environment including bacteria, mold and microbes.
- While when and how these pests invade farms and garden can’t be taken up thoroughly here, suffice it for you to know that your grow tent will keep them all at bay any time of the year, and in any external condition there might be.
Features to Carefully Take Into Account
Identify what you need before you head off to shop and not waste any time deciding.
First off, decide on the tent’s location. If it is on a corner of a room, note the wall’s measurements.
Preferably, the tent should not occupy the whole length of the wall or from corner to corner for easy movement from side to side or when you wish to move the entire thing without disassembling.
Such distancing requirement is also helpful when you need to clean the surrounding area and the area underneath the tent.
Not just the floor space and the area it will take against the wall, you also have to take into account the available height space in the room.
For instance, cabinets that are permanently mounted close to the ceiling will limit your choices, but if you will use the tent only for rooting clones or starting seedlings, wall fixtures may only be adjusted or left untouched. As for that requirement, a shorter tent will be fine.
The height is also especially important when choosing the grow light that you will use, because you need to put it at a safe distance where it will not scorch the plants.
And besides the lamp requirement in relation to height, make sure that the top won’t go so close to the ceiling that it doesn’t allow installation of an extractor fan and ducting for air movement.
Some growers put short tents in their attics, while some have them in their balcony as long as the size can be accommodated, while enhancing the looks of the place.
On the other hand, it can also be put inside the bedroom or even in the office, as long as the size will not compromise the room’s original function.
While you may be thinking of buying a rectangular or a square grow tent, know that you can be more specific taking into account the location requirement that you have.
For instance, there are grow tents that are designed with a corner location in mind. That is, it is pointed at the back to fit the corner’s angle with sides running along the left and right walls and with a frontside that is horizontal to the sight and reaching both endpoints.
For people looking into situating the tent in the loft or the attic, or other spaces with a pitched roof, you can optimize the use of such space by getting a tent with a sloping roof, but still mindful that the top will not get too close to the room’s roof.
Lighting and shape should work well together to get the desired temperature and light condition. Most light refractors form a rectangular light spread and send more light to the sides than to the front and the back.
If you will be using an air-cooled type reflector, make sure to choose a tent that has air ports on the sides for ducting.
Additional air ventilation and extraction might be needed, so going for a tent that has extra ports in the upper and lower section might be useful for changing needs in the future.
Besides the factors that have been explored above, you have other things to check as well when deciding, and some other important points include the ability to resist weather changes, access, fabric durability as well as materials used, insulation quality and yes, those small parts like zippers have to be checked as well.
All of these units are all square units on the base but with different heights, so base area requirements on where these units will be located are similar. So, take note of the differences in heights and available kits for height extensions.
Overall, our top choice is the Gorilla unit, and upon reading customer preferences, we also found that this unit is a top choice not only for those buying for the first time but also for those who are looking to replacing their current tents.
While these Gorilla tents also receive negative feedback on account of weak zippers, we found that such complaints for this tent are rare and might just be traced to improper handling or to occasional factory defect.
Looking to other priority factors, we found this unit the one with the highest flexibility in terms of height, a big plus for anyone who intends to combine different plants with various maximum heights.
By and large, in terms of weight carrying capacity, this is the unit to consider for huge requirements, as it can hold up to 300 lbs. of weight with the thickest and densest makeup to keep it holding up to large weight pressures.