Using an X GLOO Inflatable Tent to Exhibit at a Sporting Event

Using XGLOO Whilst Exhibiting at a Sporting Event

Sporting events are one of the most lucrative types of exhibitions, making them a magnet for all types of businesses with a product or a service to offer the industry.

With steady footfalls and the potential to increase brand awareness immeasurably, attending a sporting event is a sure-fire way to create leads and boost revenue.

Like with any type of event or exhibition, perfecting your promotional display stand is vital if you are going to be in with a chance of attracting the attention and potentially the investment of the many visitors in attendance.

Sports events typically come with the luxury of larger exhibition spaces for exhibitors, meaning you have complete flexibility with the layout and the impact of your display stand.

Car and Automotive Events

One of the most popular types of sports event revolves around cars and automobiles. With a varying terrain and often the need to display large vehicles, car events can seem somewhat tricky to exhibit at.

The X GLOO inflatable event tent is ideal for this type of exhibition because of its large format size.

Available in 3m x 3m, 4m x 4m, 5m x 5m, 6m x 6m and 8m x 8m, the interior of the XGLOO can display any sized automobile with space to spare.

Alternatively, many businesses opt to showcase vehicles outside of the tent and use the inside of the X GLOO as a meeting area to discuss and liaise with potential clients.

The enlarged size of the XGLOO allows for unlimited branding potential and the certainty that your display stand is the one that people will notice first.

Cycling Events

Whether you’re exhibiting in the heat at the finale of the Tour De France or if you’re setting up shop in the rainy Yorkshire Dales, the X GLOO can adjust to all types of climates.

The adaptable anchoring system and hardwearing design means that the X GLOO will remain secure in all four corners of the globe; something that is essential for a sport as diverse as cycling.

Like with automotive events, the X GLOO is ideal for housing different products inside or acting as a meeting area with the bicycles parked outside.

By adding a branded roof canopy, you are guaranteed to peak the interest of passers by and propel yourself to first place as the most successful exhibitor.

Snow Sports

The XGLOO is one of the few inflatable advertising structures that can confidently withstand sub-zero temperatures and the icy winds that come with it.

Whether you’re promoting a new range of skis or showcasing your bestselling thermal wear, the X GLOO is the only outdoor exhibition solution for the job.

Hospitality

No sporting event would be complete without an area for emergency services and first aiders. The XGLOO is perfect for acting as a temporary area for healthcare professionals to be easily accessible to those in need whilst storing essential first aid supplies.

In a likely manner, an area for athletes to go in and get a light refreshment is a necessity for sports events. By adding sofas or tables and chairs and maybe even a fridge or a mini bar you can create a welcoming and relaxing area for sports people to gather and take a well-earned rest after their event.

Whether you’re looking for an outdoor exhibition solution to take to a kitesurfing event or if you need something a little sturdier for a snowboarding meet, the X GLOO inflatable event tent is up to the job.

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

Where Can I Use My X GLOO?

It’s no secret that the X GLOO Inflatable Event Tent is a global icon when it comes to durability and value for money; but have you ever wondered exactly what makes it so hardwearing and resilient?

It’s all down to ingenious engineering by the developers over at Skywalk – XGLOO’s parent company.

The team tested and refined the design of X GLOO using their knowledge of the paragliding and kitesurfing industry to create the world’s first fully weatherproof inflatable advertising structure.

Their continual development finally produced a tent that was ready for launch all over the world. What made X GLOO so popular was the fact it could indeed be used all over the world.

Don’t believe us? Look at the list below detailing where you can use your X GLOO inflatable tent:

Outdoors

X-GLOO Inflatable Event Tents

Designed originally as an outdoor storage solution for paragliding and kitesurfing events, X GLOO was engineered with outdoor events in mind.

The unique block building system and nylon/polyester fabric blend are what makes X GLOO so durable.

With a wide range of anchoring solutions available, you can use X GLOO on almost any outdoor terrain.

Whether you’re exhibiting on a concrete slab in the hustle and bustle of a city or if you’ve got a large pitch on a grassy field, your X GLOO can be securely tied down with the appropriate anchoring system to remain stable and in place.

You can even take your X GLOO to the highest snowy peaks of Mount Everest or to the deepest depths of the Sahara Desert if that’s where your business is headed.

The XGLOO is expertly designed to stand tall on all terrains regardless of where in the world you are.

Indoors

X-GLOO Corporate Event Tents

Just because the X GLOO was designed with the great outdoors in mind doesn’t mean that you can’t use it indoors too.

Use a water ballast or a tube ballast to keep your inflatable structure anchored down on indoor flooring; whether that’s hardwood laminate or soft, fluffy carpet.

Weather

X-GLOO 3x3 Event Tent With Side Walls

The wide range of terrains that the XGLOO display tent can be used on is a good indication of the weather it can withstand, but here’s a summary just in case:

The nylon/polyester blend fabric acts as a water repellent which makes X GLOO fully waterproof; even in the heaviest of rain.

The unique fabric and double-sealed seams also make X GLOO a good solution for exhibiting in snowy and icy conditions without incurring any damage.

The material used on X GLOO exhibition tents is UV resistant, so in the same way it can withstand sub-zero temperatures, the X GLOO can also square up to blistering heat in the hottest habitable climates.

To round it all off, your XGLOO will stand strong against gale force winds up to 60km/ph.

Whatever nature throws at you, the XGLOO inflatable advertising structure can match it.

Events

Customised X-GLOO Inflatable Dome Tent

Now you know what types of terrain and weather your XGLOO can handle, it’s time to think about what types of events it might be suitable for. The short answer is everything (space permitting), but here are a few examples anyway: product launches, trade shows, business expos, festivals, fairs, sporting events, pop up shops, conventions…the list goes on and on!

For a marketing solution that will enhance your brand awareness, increase your industry influence and look good whilst doing do, invest in an X GLOO event tent. Not only will XGLOO market your business to a first-class quality; it will also provide practical shelter against adverse weather conditions whilst being equipped for a lifetime of use.

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

3 Unusual Ways to Use an XGLOO

It’s been noted on several occasions that the XGLOO is an extremely versatile inflatable event tent.

The X-GLOO is most commonly used at sporting events, motor shows and music festivals; but there are a handful of other creative ways that you can use your XGLOO inflatable tent.

1. Cocktail Bar

Going to a local community event? Perhaps you run a bar and want to showcase your range of drinks at a market or fair? If so, the XGLOO is ideal.

Available in five sizes and with optional canopies, walls and linking tunnels, the XGLOO can be fully branded with your company logo and colours.

There is ample space underneath the tent to house a minibar, and if you wanted something slightly comfier than standard metal seating, you could opt for the XGLOO inflatable furniture instead.

You can choose from a two-person sofa, chair, seat cushion or stool – all of which come complete with full-surface branded fabric covers.

2. Press Interview Tent

There is usually a plethora of press at sporting and motor shows, as well as at music events. Given how noisy these events can be, it’s always useful to have a separate area for journalists to interview people and prepare their radio or TV packages.

If you’re an independent press organisation, it might be worth your while investing in an XGLOO inflatable tent.

You can purchase three or four walls to maintain your branded presence as well as to provide privacy, and you can link multiple tents together using a linking tunnel for additional equipment storage.

3. Registration/Sign-In Tent

Sports and motor shows aren’t just about the talent on offer; it all begins with registering and signing in.

The X-GLOO is the perfect sign-in tent. It is spacious enough to accommodate tables and chairs, and the walls are ideal for blocking out wind whilst providing extra branding and coverage from all angles.

Plus, being so large, it is easy to be seen. The roof canopy can even be branded with notices like “entrance” to help direct footfall and keep things organised and running smoothly.

For more information on the XGLOO inflatable event tent or any of the accessories mentioned in this article, call us on 01733 511030.

Why Choose an X-GLOO Event Tent?

Inflatable event tents are fast becoming a go-to outdoor display solution for lots of exhibitors around the world, but in a market saturated with choice, why should you choose the X-Gloo?

Price is often the make or break factor when it comes to businesses investing in a display – and because the X-Gloo isn’t the cheapest option, it often gets ruled out before it’s had a chance to showcase its potential.

Looking beyond cost, here are five reasons why you should choose the X-GLOO inflatable event tent as your next outdoor display:

The original inflatable event tent

That’s right; the XGLOO is the original of all the inflatable event tents. It’s been around much longer than most of its competitors and is a pioneering brand in terms of event tent design and technology.

For 12 years, X-GLOO has dominated the outdoor exhibition market; so much so that it has inspired countless copycats.

All of the igloo-shaped inflatable tents you see today took their inspiration from the X-GLOO. That being said, none of them have quite managed to replicate the style or functionality of the X-Gloo.

For the best and most reliable results, always stick to the original.

Completely customisable

Other inflatable event tents might let you add a branded canopy or some printed walls, but the X-GLOO is the only one to provide a customised frame.

You don’t need to stick to a plain tent matrix and legs; with the X-Gloo, you can brand it all.

Fits into a backpack

Say goodbye to bad backs, achy arms and multiple trips back to the car when setting up for an exhibition when you purchase an XGLOO.

The largest size XGLOO is 8m x 8m, but even with a whopping 64 sq/m of space, the large format outdoor display can still fit into a backpack.

Once deflated, each leg on the frame can be rolled up the centre and slotted into the provided rucksack with ease.

German engineering

If there’s one thing you can rely on, it’s German engineering. From cars to event tents, the German’s do it best.

The X-Gloo was never designed as an exhibition solution – it was intended to be a training, storage and shelter area for people at paragliding and kitesurfing events.

Sure enough, the engineers quickly realised how effective the X-Gloo could be in corporate marketing and they took it into the mainstream.

From there on it has gone from strength to strength, but it has never lost its roots.

That original engineering has made the X-Gloo one of the sturdiest and most agile inflatable display solutions in the corporate event word.

Built to last a lifetime

Stemming from the engineering precision that went into designing the tent, the X-Gloo was never intended to be a single-use display.

This is a tent that is built to last.

Premium materials are sourced. Every tent is handmade to order. No corners are cut.

It is this attention to detail that bumps up the price, but it is also this attention to detail that guarantees the X-Gloo will last longer than any other inflatable event tent available.

When buying an XGLOO, rest assured that you’re buying a display that will last a lifetime.

If you would like to any more information about the X-Gloo or to enquire further about this revolutionary display, please call our sales team on 01733 511030.

How to Assemble Your XGLOO Inflatable Event Tent

The X GLOO Inflatable Event Tent is a large format display solution that provides unlimited bran promotion.

The X GLOO is based on the iconic shape of an igloo and is paired with reliable German engineering.

Every inch of an X GLOO inflatable advertising structure can be customised to suit your business – giving you maximum exposure with minimum effort.

Available in up to 8m x 8m, it might seem daunting when visualising how to build the tent.

Despite its large format size, the X GLOO can be effortlessly assembled in just ten minutes. Watch the video below to see just how easy it is:

Each X GLOO is weatherproof, making it the perfect solution for any outdoor event.

The graphics stay vibrant and sharp and the structure is designed for a lifetime of use.

For more information about X GLOO Inflatable Event Tents, head over to our X GLOO Inflatable Event Tents page, fill out our contact form or call us on 01733 511030.

How to Get the Most out of Your X GLOO Inflatable Event Tent

The X-GLOO Inflatable Event Tent is one of the most versatile inflatable advertising structures in the world. The basic tent matrix itself is incredibly enduring and flexible, making it perfect for creating an impact at your next event.

Despite X GLOO’s impressive size and unrivalled marketing success, there are a few ways you can customise your tent to really make a statement.

Branding

Branded XGLOO Inflatable Event Tent
Branded XGLOO Inflatable Event Tent

The X-GLOO inflatable marquee is available branded or unbranded. If you really want to stand out amongst the crowd, we recommend investing in a branded tent matrix. Whether it’s matching a block colour to your company branding or designing unique artwork to wrap around the roof and the matrix; customising the structure of the X GLOO is a fool-proof way to ensure that your exhibition stand is the one that people notice first.

Walls

X-GLOO Event Tent Standard Walls
X-GLOO Event Tent Standard Walls

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.

The entrance wall is available for X-GLOO tents sized 4×4 and above and allows you to secure off your stand when necessary thanks to the zip down the centre of the wall. This allows you to secure you tent overnight for events that span several days.

Like all walls, the entrance wall attaches to the tent with strong zips and is further anchored down by webbing loops which are neatly concealed for a cleaner appearance.

Each type of wall can be customised with your artwork or, alternatively, you can choose one of seven plain colours for the wall.

In addition, each wall is reversible.

We offer full side walls which help to shelter the inside of the tent from the weather, whilst providing an enhanced blank canvas for your graphic design.

The window wall is a great option if you still want to see what’s going on outside the tent, but you also want some extra branding. The lower half of the wall can be manufactured with your custom graphic design, whilst the top half is PU coated nylon that is equally as weatherproof and fire retardant as the lower half of the wall and the X-GLOO tent matrix.

The final type of wall we supply is a double-sided standard wall which enables you to have your branding on display on both sides of the tent.

Linking Tunnels

X GLOO Inflatable Tents with a Linking Tunnel
X GLOO Inflatable Tents with a Linking Tunnel

For a truly bespoke exhibition stand, consider linking multiple X GLOO inflatable exhibition tents together with a linking tunnel.

Like the walls, the linking tunnel is available for you to completely customise or in seven plain colours.

The tunnel is easily attached to the tents and allows you to link two or more X-GLOO’s together to create a larger display stand.

Roof Canopy

Branded Roof Canopy for X GLOO
Branded Roof Canopy for X GLOO

For X GLOO’s sized 4×4, 5×5 and 6×6, consider adding a roof canopy. The roof canopy can be custom printed or purchased in one of seven plain colours.

The benefit of adding a canopy is that not only does it extend your marketing space by 300%, but it also identifies the entrance to the tent.

Keeping your display stand organised and controlling footfall is essential for having a successful exhibition; and the roof canopy is a simple way to direct visitors and keep yourself organised.

The 4×4 X GLOO comes with a plain banner underneath the canopy as standard, but the 5×5 and 6×6 provide you with the opportunity to add your logo or branding on the canopy banner.

Lighting

LED Lighting Kit for X GLOO
LED Lighting Kit for X GLOO

Event and exhibition halls can often be dim, and if you’re exhibiting outside, there’s no guarantee that the lighting will be any better.

By adding a light mount the inside your X GLOO, you can 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.

You can choose from seven different mount colours to ensure that your light will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your tent, allowing you to maintain uniformity and consistency throughout your exhibition display stand.

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

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.

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.

Networking
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.