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Anthony

January 17, 2019

There is no reason why cost should stop one from having an indoor growing tent. And that is the best thing about competition and new entrepreneurs. Even in a field where are the dominant brands such as Apollo, Gorilla, and many others, there is still room for more.

What this means is that it is possible to find grow tents with similar features, or quality levels, with more competitive pricing. After all, for the new sellers or less popular sellers, they pretty much have no choice but to compete with lower pricing.

One such product in the grow tent industry is Smartbuy247.

It appears that they are fairly new in this market and as of date, they have two sizes of grow tents available. There is a third one, but currently, it is unavailable. We do not have information on when this would be made available again, or when they would introduce new designs or sizes.

So, the question is, will the Smartbuy247 Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent be the right one for you?

Furthermore, will this brand last a long time as it successfully widens its product ranges to include not only other variants and sizes but also include other accessories needed for indoor growing of plants?

What’s in the Box

smartbuy247
smartbuy247

For this review, we are using 48” x 48” x 78”. Smartbuy247 Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tents comes with 2 different sizes:

  • 32” x 32” x 63”
  • 48” x 48” x 78”

Package content:

    • Smartbuy247 grow tent
    • Removable Velcro floor tray
    • Powder coated metal poles including steel hanger poles for hanging grow lights and other accessories
    • Instructional pamphlet

Note: While it is easy to conform to the notion that the popular products are probably the better ones, checking out new sellers do make sense. You never know when you are going to find a gem at a bargain.

Key Features

Smartbuy247 Size
Smartbuy247 Size

MATERIAL. Smartbuy247 uses Oxford 600D polyester material with aluminum foil interior surface. All grow tents have reflective interior surfaces for better distribution of light, but not many use thick fabric materials. As a result, this fabric is expected to last longer.

STRUCTURE. Because of the heavier weight of the fabric, using metal tube framing is a no brainer. It is powder coated and also comes with steel hanger poles. Rather than using steel corner, Smartbuy247 opted to use industrial grade plastic corners.

Does it Measure Up to Expectations

Smartbuy247 Size
Smartbuy247 Inside

Installing the structure should not take more than 10 to 15 minutes. As is the case with using plastic corners, utmost care must be exercised in connecting the tubing. It is likely possible that you may need a rubber mallet to insert the metal tube snuggly.

There is a reason why it is powder coated, and that is to prevent or minimize rusting. So, do not use solid objects such as a steel hammer and risk damaging the powder coating of the large size, putting the tent over the metal tube framing requires two people.. During assembly and disassembly, be very careful as the plastic corners may break after a long time in use.

Because it is as easy as putting the tent on top and pulling the sides down, slowly and carefully, as you do not want to damage any part of the tent, especially the interior as it slides down through the poles.

Smartbuy247’s grow tents are pretty much the standard type of indoor growing tents in that it offers the basic bells and whistles, such as having vents and openings for a variety of purposes.

The seller claims ‘completely light-tight and air-tight’, but this may be taken in the wrong way by people who are new to grow tents.

The reason why both light and air are a big deal is that controlling the lighting and indoor climate is important for optimal growth of plants. Smartbuy247 uses materials that make it possible, but it is not a 100% guarantee.

Typical in grow tents, after assembling and using, is that you are going to notice some light leaks. Not even the ‘best’ or the universally recognized ‘top’ brands are 100% light-leak proof. Fixing this with small dots of glue takes care of the light leaks which occur mostly on the seams and the zipper line.

Taking care of air is also critical, which is why there are vents and openings to install air filters and other filters, for example.

Another reason why being able to seal the air is to contain or hide the natural odor of the plant. This is especially important for cannabis plant growers. In a large open space with no neighbors, that is not much of a concern. But most indoor growers do live with other people nearby. As such, being able to hide the odor is important to keep one’s privacy.

Buy or Pass on the Smartbuy247 Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent

Smartbuy247 Grow tent
Smartbuy247 Grow tent

This is a basic indoor plant growing tent with standard features. Unlike other ‘branded’ grow tents, Smartbuy247 does not offer extra features such as having a window for observation. Some other brands also have openings on the sides for easy access doing maintenance stuff without the need to open the door.

The fact that this is a pretty much basic grow tent is reflected on its cost. It is one of the cheapest you will find in the market.

Does it work as intended?

Of course, it does.

But how well it fulfills its purpose is dependent on your need. If all you need is a basic setup on the cheap, then Smartbuy247 is one you might consider. One big plus to their grow tents is that they use 600D Oxford fabric. On that alone, it is almost at par with some of the top brands.

If you want grow tents that are oozing with more bells and whistles, then you might want to consider others brands including Apollo, Gorilla or Vivasun. But for all the extras and features, expect to shell out more, too. Buy this grow tent here!

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