Some people have a hard time understanding why the best grow tents for cannabis seem to yield better crops than outdoor cannabis crops. Isn’t direct sunlight supposed to be better? – Sure, but that’s not nearly enough.
Cannabis flourishes in a controlled environment. Grow tents allow you to create one for them. They allow you to control the temperature, humidity, and equal amounts of light in the full spectrum for all the plants in your crop.
Take a look at some of the best grow tents for cannabis - complete reviews and comparisons for amateur and experienced home growers. Learn for yourself why more and more people resort to indoor cannabis growing methods besides the fact that states, that have legalized pot, require that the plants be kept hidden away.
Best Grow Tents for Cannabis Reviews
1. iPower Hydroponic Mylar Grow Tent
This tent may not be the biggest grow tent on the market, but it is designed to act as a soil growth enclosure or hydroponic enclosure. Whichever way you want to grow your weed, this tent can accommodate.
This is a very solid tent with an all-metal framework capable of supporting up to 110lbs. It has an aesthetically pleasing look with its smooth finishing and all-white paint job. The tent measures 36 x 20 inches and is a little over 5 feet high.
For all intents and purposes, it is fully capable of handling cannabis crops of the tall variety. The tent comes with a toolless framework, a Mylar floor, and a decent canvas with a door and an observation window cutout.
It also features two adjustable straps that you can use to secure the carbon filter. However, it doesn’t come with any additional accessories to help secure the inline fan. Make sure you get one with its own mounting mechanism and that you have enough duct tape lying around.
The canvas has heavy duty zippers and double stitching. Both are helpful in preventing light from escaping and maintaining the temperature steady and under 72 degrees. The observation window also has a mesh under its flap which further protects the environment in the grow tent for when you’re checking up on the plants.
The Mylar film is advertised as 95% reflective but that’s not really believable. 99% of the time Mylar doesn’t exceed 90% reflective but that still makes it one of the best reflective lining materials for grow tents and rooms.
The removable floor is waterproof and can be changed every two or three days. The Mylar lining on its interior also helps further propagate the light towards your plants.
2. Apollo Horticulture Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent
If you have the room for it, this medium to large indoor grow tent may just help you get your dream crop fully developed in record time.
As with most grow tents on the market now, this too has a simple installation process that doesn’t need any tools. The framework is all metal which gives it a very good weight capacity, enough to hold multiple lighting units, a fan, and a filter.
On the interior, you’ll also find the now familiar Mylar reflective lining. The exterior fabric has a good lightproof rating but it’s not thick enough to provide high-end insulation. You may need to consider installing the tent in a room with habitat control.
Since this is also compatible with hydroponic systems, the floor tray is removable, and it is waterproof up to three days and lined with Mylar to keep outside light away even better.
The vent holes and the power cord holes are double-sleeved which should help a lot with interior temperature control. And they can also be tightened to your specific needs, so you may not have to use extra duct tape on this tent.
Accessories for securing filters and fans are not part of the package. This is not a deal-breaker by any means, but it is a noticeable absence given the price of this grow tent.
An observation window is available on the right wall of the tent. It’s a rather large opening so you won’t have to bend too much to get a clear picture of what’s happening inside. The seams around it are also double-stitched which helps with light and heat retention.
3. Gorilla Lite Line Indoor Grow Tent
This 4X4 tent is a premium option and carries some premium features which is why it may be well worth it for some.
Gorilla used beefy zippers that they call “Easy Engage”. They are indeed easier to operate than others and seem just as solid if not more so than anything else.
One unique design feature is the 360-degree access. Although there is just one door in the front, the other three tent walls feature observation windows. The flaps are double stitched and feature protective micro meshes to help with dust and pest control.
The tent cover is not so thick that you need a helping hand to pull it over the frame. However, it is dense enough to provide good insulation and to prevent light from getting in. A very nice touch is found on the inside.
The tent is equipped with a tool pouch which allows you to keep repair tools, thermometer, and humidity monitor, among others. This saves you the hassle of having to leave your tools in between cannabis plants where you can’t read them properly.
Among other design features are two 3” diameter electrical ports and 6 ducting ports, all double-sleeved and ready to accept your unique ventilation configurations.
The tent stands 7 feet tall which is more than enough to grow any strain of cannabis you can think of. It also has enough rigidity, stability, and weight capacity to hold multiple grow light installations, fans, ducts, and a high-quality carbon filter.
4. Best Choice Products Grow Tent
Now that you’ve seen one of the finest models, why not end things on a budget-friendly note? Not everyone wants to grow cannabis for an entire apartment building or neighborhood.
This is one of the cheapest models on the market. However, don’t assume that it’s poorly made and that it can’t serve you well. It still occupies a floor area of 32 x 32 inches and extends 63” off the ground. This is enough for most tall and thin cannabis strains.
The exterior fabric is 600D polyester. It’s all black so no light gets through, but it can cause a bit of a heating problem on the inside. You may have to consider a slightly stronger inline fan for this grow tent, perhaps a 6” diameter fan to be on the safe side.
There are multiple vent openings on the ceiling and on the sides. However, they’re not double-sleeved so you may want to use some trusty duct tape to secure any leaks. At the same time, get ready to deal with a bit of noise, especially when running a larger fan.
One thing we really appreciate is the absence of an observation window. Again, it can be useful but also deceitful when it comes to the negative impact from messing with the window flap too many times a day.
5. Eco-Worthy Mylar Hydroponics Grow Tent
Eco-Worthy is another popular indoor grow tent manufacturer that knows how to hit on the main features that every grow tent needs.
This tent is compatible with soil crops and hydroponic crops because it has a removable water absorbent floor mat. The mat is lined with Mylar to ensure there are no non-reflective blind spots in the grow tent.
The exterior fabric is 210D lightproof oxford cloth. This is almost 99% light proof, which means that exterior lighting shouldn’t affect the ecosystem you create inside the tent. There should be almost no influence in regard to temperature or humidity.
The zippers are heavy duty which means that going in and out on a daily basis is not an issue. The framework is pretty solid and should be capable of handling even 1000W HPS lighting units. But you can also go the economic route.
The frame can also fit large panels of T5 fluorescent tubes. The tent is 32 x 32 inches and 63 inches in height. This gives you plenty of room for hydroponic systems, soil setups, and growing very tall cannabis strains off the ground.
The top poles of the frame provide a solid hanging spot for lights, fans, and a CO2 filter. Some might view the absence of an observation window as a serious drawback, but we find it refreshing. It can tempt people to peek inside more than they have to, thus disrupting the ecosystem and air flow.
The diamond Mylar lining is reflective up to 90%. The vent holes have protective meshes that prevent insects from entering and they also feature a double-sleeved design which should help reduce the noise as well as create a tighter seal for the exhaust ducts.
Grow tents do come in various shapes and sizes. There’s no right or wrong choice here really. You just need a few key features ticked to find the optimal setup. First, make sure that the tent can fit however many plants you want to grow. And, make sure there’s enough room overhead to hang the lights at a safe distance.
Also, keep in mind that not even the best grow tents for cannabis come with multiple accessories. So, you might not want to spend all your money on a frame and cover when you also have to buy lights, fan, ducts, filters, and monitoring equipment.
Hit the nail on the head, people can’t just grow weed in the garden. Bit of a challenge in the basement, but the grow tent idea is a good one. I’m a bit worried about the cost. Is it worth it? Be back. Thanks
Hi Albert, Good points, it’s really not a big challenge, and with the right equipment, you can grow happy plants in a surprisingly small space. You want to check out the hydroponic equipment post and information too. Another advantage is that you can grow year round so if you are up North and have severe winters, you can still have a crop on the go.
There are some good advantages for growing your own, apart from the pleasure of producing a healthy cluster of plants for your own use. You can also experiment with growing different strains. Check our the seeds information area on this topic and we have a post coming soon on our top 10 strain selections.
If you don’t want to buy cannabis and you want to grow your own and can do that legally, then you will have to buy some equipment and set it up. We have several areas on this site covering the basics: fans, lights, hydroponic systems, and of course grow tents (which you have found). The other concern for some people is the issue of power consumption for lighting and fan equipment. You can mitigate that cost to a point by careful selection of equipment which is not too hungry on power, and LED lights are a good choice though the initial purchase cost for LED lights can be higher than for other light types.
You need to spend a bit of time doing some homework on equipment selection for your space but personally, I think nothing beats growing your own. Cheers!