The History of X GLOO

X GLOO is known internationally as the original brand of inflatable event tents. Everyone in the event and exhibition industry knows the name X GLOO; it seems like it’s been around forever. However, it might come as a surprise to learn that XGLOO is only in its twelfth year of trading, making it a baby in comparison to other exhibition solutions.

Despite being in its infancy, X GLOO has made waves since its launch back in 2007 and has gone on to become a global leader in the corporate event industry. X GLOO is the original inflatable event tent and has inspired countless variations by different brands since its release.

X GLOO Inflatable Event Tent

The difference between the X GLOO and other types of inflatable exhibition tents is the quality. X GLOO is a branch of Skywalk, a company who specialise in aircraft manufacturing and are world leaders in the paragliding and kitesurfing industry. The people who developed X GLOO did so with exceptional prior knowledge on the most lightweight, durable and aerodynamic materials that would work for a tent thanks to their paragliding background which is yet another advantage XGLOO retains over its imitators.

X GLOO was never intended to be an international brand for events and exhibitions. It was originally designed as a training area, for storage and as a shelter for people at paragliding and kitesurfing events, but when the engineers realised how revolutionary it could be in corporate marketing, they took the XGLOO into the mainstream.

After a bit more tweaking and polishing, X GLOO was ready to make its debut. It was an instant hit. People just couldn’t get enough of it. Businesses everywhere wanted an X GLOO inflatable event tent for their next exhibition or event.

German engineering is renowned for being innovative and reliable, and the X GLOO is no different. Hailing from Germany with a team of talented developers behind it, X GLOO was always going to be a success.

The material is lightweight, assembly is effortless and the design is one that is both contemporary and functional. Based on the shape of an igloo, the tent is sturdy yet stylish and provides edge to edge marketing exposure for maximum brand impact.

X-GLOO 3x3 Inflatable Event Tent

The design was (and still is) so fresh and new that at the time of its launch, X GLOO won the Red Dot Design Award in 2008, just one year after its release.

X GLOO event tents aren’t just nice to look at; they are a feat of ingenious engineering and design. X GLOO is waterproof, fire retardant, UV resistant and can withstand high wind speeds, virtually any terrain type and all types of extreme weather. These qualities make this inflatable event tent the safest exhibition solution available.

The rapid growth of X GLOO has led to the brand acquiring 58 distribution partners worldwide; XL Displays being the main UK distributor. Other partners can be found in Japan, Chile, Australia, Finland, Canada and the United States, further demonstrating the worldwide impact XGLOO has had.

If you’re deciding whether an X GLOO is suitable for your business, maybe previous clients will help to sway your decision. Coca-Cola, Adidas, Reebok, Jaguar, Red Bull, Nike, Thule, GoPro and Landrover have all invested in X GLOO to promote their world-leading marketing campaigns.

The X GLOO range comprises of a comprehensive line of products. Designed to suit every brand and event, X GLOO has a variety of tents ranging in size from 3m x 3m through to 8m x 8m.

X-GLOO Inflatable Event Tents Even Float on Water

Regardless of the size you choose, assembly remains easy and fast. Simply unpack the matrix and lay it flat on the floor. Inflate each section using the electric pump provided whilst ensuring that all air caps are fastened properly. Then, watch as the X GLOO inflates itself before your eyes with minimal effort from yourself.

You can customise your XGLOO using a range of accessories such as a canopy, a water barrel, an inflatable display wall or a double-sided tent wall. As an official distributor of X GLOO we stock the full range of tents and accessories, so whatever you choose, we can provide it.

If you’re looking for a marketing solution that can enhance your brand awareness, increase your industry influence and still look good, investing in an X GLOO event tent is your best option. Not only will it market your business; it will provide shelter against adverse weather conditions and provide you with years of use.

To find out more or to shop the range, visit our X GLOO page or call 01733 511030.

Using the XGLOO to Generate Leads at an Exhibition

The autumn and winter exhibition season is one of the most lucrative times for a business to venture out and attend a corporate event.

As a whole, the UK events industry is worth £42.3bn and attracts over 85 million visitors per year. Of those attendees, 81% have buying power. That means four out of five people walking through the door are potential customers.

Despite this, 66% of trade show exhibitors say they are dissatisfied after exhibiting. The reasons for this vary, but 27% of people attribute it to their booth being overshadowed by their competitors.

If your booth is overshadowed, the likelihood is that the people walking through the door with money to spend won’t be coming to your booth – essentially meaning you stand to make a loss instead of a profit.

No matter how big the exhibition space you rent out; if your display doesn’t instantly captivate event attendees and harness their attention, you’ll never generate leads or turn a profit.

That being said, throwing thousands of pounds at an exhibition company to create a display won’t necessarily guarantee you traffic and increased sales either.

The key is to invest in a dynamic and diverse display that stands out from the rest, and the XGLOO inflatable event tent does just that.

When XGLOO first launched over a decade ago, there was nothing quite like it on the market. The iconic igloo shape and 100% customisable surface area made it revolutionary, and years later, it still is.

Amongst a sea of boxy build and burn stands with right-angle lines at every turn, the XGLOO is a breath of fresh air.

The curved dome and round legs are a curiosity to the wandering eye, and in a world where every brand is morphing into the next, such an aberration is welcomed by those with buying power looking for something new to invest in.

After all, no one ever stood out by being the same.

Granted, the XGLOO inflatable event tent won’t stand as tall as a 25ft custom made display stand, but the originality of the tent will do more for your brand than an overpriced, unsustainable exhibition stand ever could.

That’s not to say that the XGLOO tent isn’t big – you can choose from 3×3, 4×4, 5×5, 6×6 or 8×8 – the latter of which offers an impressive 64sq/m of internal space. That’s more than enough room to park an SUV, set up a few chairs and entertain visitors.

Size is all but a number, though, compared to the weight of graphic and branding coverage. Revenue can be increased by as much as 23% when branding is consistent across all platforms. That means pulling through your logo, company colours and taglines onto your exhibition stand can go a long way to boosting your profits.

The good news is, the XGLOO is completely customisable. Every inch of the frame, canopy and walls can be printed with your company branding; allowing you to harness the full potential of consistent brand recognition.

There’s no need to panic about business rebrands because the canopy can be removed and replaced with a new one with updated branding on it.

There are an abundance of additional benefits to the XGLOO, including the durable and fire-rated PU fabric coating, easy assembly by one person in just minutes, supplied carry bag for exhibiting on the go and the fact it’s completely weatherproof.

If you would like to know more about the XGLOO inflatable event tent, please call us on 01733 511030.

Using an XGLOO Event Tent to Launch Your Brand

The X-GLOO Inflatable Event Tent is one of the most versatile inflatable advertising structures in the world. The tent matrix is incredibly enduring and flexible, making it perfect for start-up companies who are looking to launch their business to the masses.

Most businesses become recognisable through branding, so by making your logo and company colours clear, people are more likely to associate those elements with your business and to remember who you are.

The XGLOO has a 100% customisable surface, making it perfect for launching an up and coming brand.

By adding a branded roof canopy, you are guaranteed to pique the interest of passers-by at any networking event or trade show.

The XGLOO comes a variety of large format sizes all the way from 3m x 3m to 8m x 8m. The enlarged surface area means the X GLOO is ideal for displaying different products inside or outside the tent, as well as acting as a meeting area to pitch your brand.

The XGLOO comes with an unlimited range of accessories designed to showcase your company in the best way possible.

To seclude your exhibition stand and further set it apart from your competitors, add some walls. Not only do the walls provide extra marketing space for extended branding, but they are available in a wide range of variations too.

For a truly bespoke exhibition stand, consider linking multiple X GLOO inflatable exhibition tents together with a linking tunnel. The tunnel is easily attached and allows you to link two or more X-GLOO’s together to create a more unique display stand.

By adding a light mount the inside centre of your X GLOO, you can effectively illuminate your exhibition stand and create an enticing glow that will you set apart from your competitors.

The light effortlessly attaches to the centre of the roof to provide an even distribution of light that will enhance your display and show people that you really pay attention to the small things and go out of your way to create a polished end product.

To find out more about the items in this article or what else we can offer you, please call us on 01733 511030.

5 Benefits Exhibitions Have on Your Business

With brand awareness increasing by as much as 82% from attending a trade show, networking events offer immeasurable benefits to your business.

Here’s a list of the top five benefits attending a trade show can have on your business:

Brand awareness
The biggest reason people go to exhibitions is to raise their brand profile and reinforce their industry influence.

Whether you’re going to a B2B or a B2C event, hundreds – if not thousands – of visitors will be roaming the aisles of the exhibition hall looking for a deal.

Trade shows don’t just attract guests; they also attract lots of other businesses – most of whom will be in direct competition with your brand.

Link Multiple X-GLOO Event Tents Together To Create A Bespoke Tent City

If you don’t have the right display stand or if you assemble it wrong (which is very easy to do given how fiddly a lot of stands are) people will notice and they will remember your brand for all the wrong reasons.

You only get one shot at a first impression so make sure it’s a good one with the XGLOO inflatable event tent.

The fool-proof, easy inflate self assembly and large format size – mixed with the 100% customisable graphic area – means that anyone and everyone will be able to see your exhibition stand and your branding from anywhere in the event venue.

Customer Feedback

Attending a trade show gives you the opportunity to sit down face to face with clients and potential customers to find out what they like about your brand or service and what could be improved.

Taking this feedback on board and acting accordingly is how you grow your business.

Whether it’s good or bad, take it in your stride and use it as an opportunity to grow.

Industry News
Whilst at an event it is well worth taking the time to sit in on a talk or a seminar by a guest speaker.

Listening to new voices gives you a fresh perspective on things and provides an alternative way of thinking which is always beneficial to your business model.

Generating Leads
As we alluded to earlier on, people buy people.

The purpose of trade shows is to encourage brands to mingle with clients and other businesses, so taking full advantage of having potential leads handed to you on a plate is only ever a good thing.

Plus, it’s been proven that closing a sale on a lead from a trade show is cheaper and faster than closing a sale via other marketing tactics like telesales.

Attending an exhibition isn’t just about making connections with consumers, it’s about connecting with other professionals.

Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to CEO’s who have the power of influence – it could all pay off in the long run.

Exhibitions and events aren’t for everyone, but the vast majority of brands have something to gain from attending, so it’s always worth giving it a go to see what you get back.

Why You Need an X GLOO for Your Next Networking Event

Networking is the most effective way to meet the people in your industry who matter.

Face to face interaction is the most preferred method of communication when it comes to business; meaning that even though networking events have a reputation of a bit awkward, they’re worth their weight in salt.

As with any other type of event or exhibition, networking requires a little bit of thought, time and effort if it’s going to be done well.

In the midst of preparing for a corporate event, the last thing you want to be doing is worrying about your exhibition stand.

X-GLOO Corporate Event Tents

The temptation for most businesses to invest in a build and burn stand. These types of displays require minimum effort and provide maximum impact at the venue – but they also cost a LOT.

The major drawback is that build and burn stands are custom built to a specific space, making them obsolete in terms of maximising your investment.

Given that the vast majority of networking events are primarily B2B events and not B2C events, build and burn displays can end up costing you more money that you’ll get back from attending your event.

Networking doesn’t have to be such a costly experience when you have the help of an X GLOO Inflatable Event Tent.

Taking mere minutes to assemble and packing down into a compact carry case, the X GLOO is big on size but very, very little on effort.

X-GLOO Inflatable Marquees Are Perfect For Creating Branded Event Spaces

Available in sizes ranging from 3m x 3m up to 8m x 8m, the XGLOO can offer you a huge 64sq/m of space for a fraction of the cost of a build and burn exhibition stand.

XGLOO outdoor displays are 100% custom made, which means you can get the bespoke look without the large price tag.

X GLOO tents allow you the flexibility to showcase your services or products at the same time as having business meetings thanks to their enhanced footprint.

Suitable for use both indoors or outdoors, the XGLOO can be taken with you to every networking event you attend – wherever in the world that may be.

Being large in stature means that the XGLOO is instantly seen – even from a distance. If that doesn’t impress people at your networking event, we don’t know what will.

XL Displays Awarded X-GLOO Platinum Selling Status

Networking can seem like a tedious task, but it can be hugely beneficial.

Make your next networking event a huge success with an X GLOO inflatable display tent.

For more information about the XGLOO, please contact us or call us on 01733 511030.

Why XGLOO is Perfect for Festivals

Festivals provide a prime opportunity for brands to raise their profile whilst making a little profit at the same time thanks to the never-ending stream of people coming through the gates.

Outdoor events are a magnet for consumers with money to spend, and festivals are full to the brim of people with disposable income.

Given how many brands there are at festivals, making sure yours is the one people notice is essential.

We think the bigger the better, and that’s why in a world where catching attention is the aim of the game, the XGLOO is the only way to go.

The large format size ensures that whatever you’re using your inflatable X GLOO for, it will be fit for purpose.

Whether you’re using it as a pop up shop to sell sun screen or as an undercover bar for people to grab a light refreshment; the XGLOO is up to the job. Available in sizes ranging from 3m x 3m all the way to 8m x 8m, no matter the size of your pitch, there’s always room for an X GLOO.

Suitable for all types of terrains and fully waterproof and windproof, the XGLOO won’t let you down.

You can take it to the muddy fields of wet Glastonbury or all the way to the warm grass of Coachella; wherever you go, it’s ready for the task ahead.

Perhaps the biggest advantage of the X GLOO is that it offers unlimited branding potential.

The entire surface is customisable, allowing you maximum graphic design freedom to promote your brand to the fullest.

If you’re interested in investing in an X GLOO display for your next festival, contact us or call 01733 511030 to find out more.

Book Your X GLOO Inflatable Event Tent Check-Up

The exhibition season can be a trying time for businesses and their staff, but it also puts a lot of stress on your display equipment. Despite the immense durability of the X GLOO inflatable event tent, it too occasionally needs some TLC.

Now the exhibition season for 2018 has drawn to an end, it’s time to think about checking your X-GLOO tent in for its annual MOT.

Our tent check includes a full inspection of your X-GLOO and a detailed report on its condition.

Why is it important?

The X-GLOO event tent is a premium product in the world of outdoor exhibiting and the condition of your tent when exhibiting needs to reflect this.

The maintenance of your X-GLOO is essential to keep it working perfectly, looking fresh and providing you with maximum brand exposure that will see you get a return on your investment.

The working parts of your X-GLOO don’t require much maintenance, but we still advise an annual check just to make sure.

What is included?

  • We test each valve individually to ensure proper working order. If just one valve is not functioning correctly, the whole inflatable structure can be compromised. It is important to make sure the valves are properly cleaned and replaced if required.
  • We test each internal bladder within the X-GLOO legs to ensure they are airtight and free of punctures. The bladders on the X-GLOO are comprised of four individual components. This allows you to replace or repair one part at a time if required.
  • All seams on the X-GLOO event tent are checked and tested for any defects. The stitched seams are extremely durable and strong; however, damage may still occur which is why we check them.
  • We ensure all fabric on the X-GLOO is in good condition with no tears or obvious problems.
  • The YKK zips are strong and have been tested to withstand high winds and pressure; however, should any issues arise with the zips on the X-GLOO, we will notify you immediately.

We ensure all wearing parts on the X-GLOO inflatable event tent are fully checked by experts to guarantee a professional opinion on the condition of the event tent.

After a full inspection, we will provide you with documentation of your X GLOO’s condition and offer you the chance to have any necessary repairs carried out.

Don’t wait for next season to be breathing down your neck – contact us or call us on 01733 511030 to book your seasonal tent check.

*Shipping costs and costs of any necessary repairs will apply. No repairs will be carried out until we have confirmation and payment from the customer.

XL Displays Awarded X GLOO Platinum Selling Status

As an authorised distributor of the X GLOO Inflatable Event Tent, we were recently awarded the ‘Platinum’ selling status by the manufacturer of the X GLOO, Skywalk. We have been a distributor of the X GLOO since January 2016 and are proud to have been awarded platinum status in such a short amount of time, as this puts us amongst the top 10 X GLOO distributors in the world.

Being awarded platinum status by the manufacturers of the XGLOO verifies our expertise with these products. It assures our customers that we have the knowledge and capability to deal effectively and efficiently with the X GLOO. We also pride ourselves on being able to support our customers with award-winning customer service, before, during and after their purchase.

The XGLOO is an Inflatable Event Tent designed with the iconic igloo shape. It offers limitless customisation and brand potential with custom printed artwork and a wide range of components such as walls, canopies, banners and tunnels.

X-GLOO event tents are available in 4×45×56×6 and 8×8 configurations with either plain colours or custom branding.

Five Reasons to Buy an X GLOO Event Tent from XL Displays:

  • Platinum Selling Status – We are amongst the top 10 re-sellers of the X-GLOO in the world. Let us assist you with our expertise on the product.
  • Award Winning Customer Service – As customer service award winners, we pride ourselves on providing the best quality service possible throughout the selling process.
  • Price Match Guarantee – Have you seen the X-GLOO elsewhere at a cheaper price? We’ll match this price on like-for-like products.
  • Free 3D Visualisation & Render – We can produce a complete 3D render of your X-GLOO with your branding and selected components so you can see what it’ll look like before you receive it.
  • A range of Service Options – We offer a range of service options, such as in-house graphic design, tent checking and repairs.

Here’s why the X GLOO is one of our best-selling display products for large events:


The X-GLOO Inflatable Event Tent is designed for use in most environments. It is waterproof, fire retardant (B1 Certified), stable in winds up to 60 km/h when properly anchored and also provides an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of over 50 to protect your staff and visitors on sunny days.

The X-GLOO has been tested to withstand long-term use in any weather and provides exceptional shelter from harsh environments such as sand, snow, heat and cold.

Block Building System

The unique block building system of the X-GLOO features a selection of different elements that can be added to the main tent. These optional elements include walls, window walls, canopies, linking tunnels, banners, entrances and more.

Many of the elements are simply attached with a zip to the main tent. The X-GLOO features high-quality YKK zippers which means double sided components can be fitted either way.

The block building system also allows you to grow and expand your X-GLOO tent as your business grows by adding new components and even combining new tents together to create a larger space.


For a structure of its size, the X-GLOO event tent is surprisingly lightweight, weighing in at approximately 13.3kg for the 4x4m size. Despite being lightweight it is still ideal for outdoor use thanks to the aerodynamic form, high tech materials and clever stabilisation system.

The smaller sized X-GLOOs can be packed down into a small backpack which is easy to carry and transport. The larger X-GLOO sizes require an aluminium carry case which is designed to protect your tent from damage during transport.


All parts of the X-GLOO Inflatable Event Tent are designed to be aesthetically appealing, from the inflatable legs themselves to the components, such as walls, canopies and tunnels. The sleek and attractive appearance earned the X-GLOO the prestigious Red Dot Design award.

An LED lighting system is available as an optional extra, this can improve the appearance of your X-GLOO tent, especially in dark venues, by illuminating your artwork.

Almost all components of the event tent can be custom printed with your artwork, allowing you to turn your system into a display that completely represents your brand.

Easy Setup and Disassembly

The X-GLOO is easy to set up and dismantle thanks to the 4 tube design. Depending on the size chosen and the pump used, the X-GLOO can be set up by a single person in just a few minutes. Once the tent is inflated the pump can be removed and the tent will stay inflated for multiple days at a time.

The four tube design of the X-GLOO also makes it easy to repair. All of the tubes are separate from one and other and can be individually unclipped from the central anchoring point. As the tubes are detachable, only the affected part needs to be removed for repair.

Free 3D Visualization and Render

At XL Displays we offer a free 3D visualization service, creating a 3D render of your X-GLOO event tent with your design. We can create a mock-up of your X-GLOO including various elements such as walls, canopies, tunnels and banners.

We can also include a range of other components to the mock-up such as flags, cars, counters and people so you can get a feel for what it will look like when it is fully set up and in use at your next exhibition.

If you don’t have artwork yet, we offer a professional graphic design service and can design your X-GLOO for you based on your brief.

All of our service options are designed to support you before, during and after the purchase of your X-GLOO inflatable event tent.

Available Accessories

The X-GLOO event tent features a range of accessories that help in the setup, anchoring and transportation. Water ballast barrels and tube ballasts are excellent for hard-ground anchoring and peg sets are available for soft ground anchoring. Wall ballasts are also available which are great for anchoring the walls to your X-GLOO.

A hand pump comes as standard, however, if you’re looking for a quicker setup process, the Electric PumpElectric Turbo Pump and the 8×8 Pump are also available.

When setting up your X-GLOO outdoors, Protection Foil is ideal as it is placed under the tent during setup, protecting it from mud, dirt and grass stains and allowing it to looks its best for the event.

We are an official UK distributor of X-GLOO and we pride ourselves on providing high-quality exhibition and display equipment.

At XL Displays we offer award-winning customer service – our customers are at the forefront of our work and we do everything we can to ensure they all have the same excellent experience when dealing with us.

Contact us or call us on 01733 511030 to find out more about our range of exciting X-GLOO UK Inflatable Tents.

X-Gloo Spring Sales Are Here!

To celebrate the coming of Spring and the return of the sun to much of the evening X-Gloo UK and XL Displays have decided to offer all potential customer an unbeatable set of deals.

The X-Gloo is the ultimate in brand projection, yet no matter how great your X-Gloo and how great your brand, you’re still going to struggle when the sun sets. Worry no more, as with every purchase of an X-Gloo* you’ll receive a free LED lighting kit worth up to £499.

The LED lighting kit will enable you to bathe your X-Gloo in light and illuminate your brand during those hours when the sunlight is fading. The light creates a beacon for customers and visitors and can result in a splay of stylish-looking colours on the surrounding area as the powerful LED beams catch the bright colours of an X-Gloo.

For more information on the offer and on the X-Gloo event tent, simply call our expert team on 01733 511030.

*Until April 30th 2015

X-Gloo: Your Event Tent UK

An X-Gloo is definitively your event tent. Its impressive structure and size can be outfitted with any design or brand, ensuring that no matter where you set your event tent up you’ll be noticed. “Event Tent UK” – what describes the best event tent in the country? Are you using a gazebo or tent to cover your stand indoors, or pitching something that looks like an old sunshade? What about if you exchanged that dour piece of event equipment for one that dazzles your customers?

Whether you’re opting for the ultra-portable 4×4 or the monster 8×8 X-Gloo, you can be sure that you’ll be instantly noticed. Display your brand like no other with a tent that can be packed away into something that can fit into a rucksack.

When you’re travelling around the country, trying to set up multiple small-scale stands on high streets, corners and town squares the X-Gloo will be your secret weapon. Simply park up, unpack and inflate – you’ll be ready in a matter of minutes. No struggling with anchoring points, poles or canopies.

You’ll also have no trouble with the elements, too. X-Gloos have been tested to prove their security and stability in high winds, as well as been proven to be fire retardant and water resistant. No matter the weather the X-Gloo event tent UK will take the strain and perform.