6 Of The Best VIVOSUN Grow Tents: A Review and Guide to Competitors
Grow tents are foldable tents with reflective interior walls used to grow plants indoors.
They can vary in size, but most can fit into your average coat closet. VIVOSUN is a leading brand in the grow tent space and is known for its unrivaled craftsmanship.
But what sets them apart? And which one is right for you? In this VIVOSUN Grow tent review, we’ll review their different tent kit options and go over affordability, quality, various sizes, and some competitors.
What Is A Grow Tent For?
Before we get into the best grow tents, let’s start by going back to the basics. The main purpose of a grow tent is to create optimal growing environments indoors.
Lighting, humidity, water, and air circulation can all be controlled from the comfort of your home.
This can help your plants grow larger and faster than in regular growing conditions.
You might say, well, can’t I use a grow light and get the same benefits? And this is a fair question. With grow tents, you have reflective interior walls, making the most of the lighting.
Using typical grow lights, a large portion of the light is distributed outward – not just toward your plant. A grow tent better captures the light available.
A grow tent also allows you to control for other factors – beyond just light alone. Humidity and air circulation are fairly simple to optimize in a grow tent. If you’re just using a grow light, you don’t have these additional controls.
What Is VIVOSUN?
VIVOSUN is an online store that sells indoor gardening and hydroponic materials, including grow lights and VIVOSUN tents.
The business helps novice and seasoned indoor growers thrive by offering a wide range of items at reasonable pricing.
Its mission is to develop products that make growing indoors relaxing and intelligent
On Amazon, VIVOSUN has a 4.5 out of 5 stars. For its price point and high-quality materials, it is considered one of the leading brands in the grow tent space.
Top 2 Grow Tent Kits By VIVOSUN
When buying a grow tent, you can just purchase the tent, or you can buy a full kit from VIVOSUN, which includes a grow light, protective glasses, a CFM inline duct fan, carbon filter, duct, a timer, and – in many cases – more. Let’s start with the top VIVOSUN kits.
With the standard grow tent kit, you have control of the light, temperature, humidity, and soil conditions so that you can tailor everything to your plant’s specific needs.
The Basic Grow Kit includes the following:
- VIVOSUN 4×2 Grow Tent
- 1x VS1000 LED Grow Light
- Protective Glasses, 7-Day Timer
- 1x 4inch CFM Inline Fan
- 1x 4inch Carbon Filter
- 1x 4inch 8 ft Ducting
- 2x 4inch Clamps
The VIVOSUN 1000 LED grow light is a highly efficient uniform light with red, cool white, and warm white options for higher yields, germination, and blooming purposes, respectively.
Look At Options to Purchase Your Standard Grow Tent.
The Complete Grow Kit is larger than the standard version listed above. The VIVOSUN grow tent included is 48” x 48” x 80″. While also including a single VIVOSUN 4000 LED grow light, it also has a few additional features.
The Complete Grow Kit includes the following:
- VIVOSUN 48” x 48” x 80″ Grow Tent
- 1x VS4000 LED Grow Light
- 7-Day Timer
- 1x 6inch CFM Inline Fan
- 1x 6inch Carbon Filter
- 1x VIVOSUN Air Aluminum Ducting 6” 16ft
- 1x Elastic trellis netting with hooks
- 5x 5-Gallon Grow Bags
- 1x Temperature humidity monitor
- 1x Pruning shear
- 1x Digital Timer
Compared to the basic kit, you’re getting a digital timer, a pruning shear, a humidity monitor, grow bags, a trellis with hooks, and a rope hanger with the complete grow kit.
Grow Tents By VIVOSUN
The VIVOSUN standard 4×4 Grow Tent is a reasonably affordable option, starting at $129.99. It is crafted with a high-density oxford fabric for a better light seal and a 100% reflective mylar.
This system is a small grow tent with an observation window and removable floor tray for indoor growing.
The lights recommended for these grow tents are the VS2000, or the VS4000 LED grow light. It’s also recommended that you purchase a 6-inch inline duct fan, and the system weighs 30 lbs.
Reviews for the VIVOSUN Standard 4×4 include that it is a good product with a smooth installation.
How Many Plants Can I Grow In A 4×4 Tent?
While I’m more focused on growing tomatoes in my grow tent, I seem to be a bit of an outlier in this space. If you’re trying to grow tomatoes indoors, look at our article. A 4×4 tent with proper lighting can grow 3-4 larger fruiting plants.
If you’re trying to grow other kinds of plants in a 4×4 tent, it depends on your specific growing method, whether that be the Screen of Green (SCROG) method or the Sea of Green (SOG) method Low-Stress Training (LST). Read this article from VIVOSUN for this specific type of growing. The technique is an essential factor when it comes to the size that you need.
The Standard 8×4 Grow Tent is twice the width of the VIVOSUN 4×4, allowing you to grow more plants simultaneously. It includes the same features as the smaller model, including reflective mylar and high-density oxford fabric.
This system weighs 45.9 lbs and has one large front door, two side access doors, and a large front window. It is a better choice if you plan to grow more than a dozen plants at a time. The suggested plant count for this system is 12-24 plants (12-16 plants in 3-gallon pots).
Recommended lighting for this grow tent is two VS4000 LED Grow lights and a 720CFM inline ventilation fan, if you’d like to purchase everything together. VIVOSUN also has kit options for the Standard 8×4 Grow Tent.
The VIVOSUN 2-in-1 Grow tents are divided into sections so that you may regulate the growth factors independently. There are a couple of reasons that a product like that is a good choice. The first is that you’re growing a few different kinds of plants with different environmental needs. Another option for this grow tent is that you can grow seedlings in one compartment while mature plants can grow in another.
This system has two smaller inside chambers and one big tent area, allowing independent space for propagation, vegetative, and blooming stages. It may keep your plants constantly ready for harvest, eliminating the need to purchase another fruiting or propagation tent for your plants.
This system includes three spill trays, four filter straps, one (removable) tent divider, and three shading stickers.
Suggested lighting for this system is one VIVOSUN4000 LED light and one 2ft 2 lamp T5.
The weight of this grow tent is 44.66 lbs. It has two large front doors, the exterior material is Oxford fabric, and the interior material is a reflective mylar design (98% reflective).
Unlike the models listed above, this system does not have a window. For ventilation, a 6″ or 8″ inline fan is recommended.
In terms of plant count, it’s suggested that you can grow 6-12 plants in this system.
This grow tent has a slanted roof and supporting poles, so you can hang your grow light and ventilation equipment from the top space, giving your plants more freedom to develop and stretch.
Included in the grow tent are the tent body, metal poles and connectors, filter straps, floor tray, and hanging bars.
The suggested lighting for the Roof is the VS2000 Grow Light, and a 6″ or 8″ inline fan is recommended for ventilation.
The suggested plant count for this grow tent is 4-6 plants.
Pros of VIVOSUN Products
Of the grow tents in VIVOSUN’s arsenal, here are the most common pros that we find helpful.
- Their tents are sold at a very affordable price compared to similar products.
- They have some of the highest quality grow tents on the market, including key features for success.
- The metal frames (iron metal frames) are durable with strong metal poles.
- Dual-layer ventilation fan opening. The inner layer tightly seals around a ventilation fan. It has some vent holes, which is useful for having more possibilities.
- Includes an interior tool organizer for storing small tools, fertilizers, and gardening supplies.
- The system is lightweight.
- The inside is lined with 95 percent reflective Mylar for optimal light reflection.
- Canvas is made of extra thick fabric that’s very durable, composed of 600D tear-resistant materials.
- Heavy duty zippers from HQ Zippers that are very high quality.
- Fantastic customer service
- Easy installation in your home
Cons Of VIVOSUN Products
While I’m a fan of VIVOSUN and its products, a few aspects about them could be improved. Here are two small issues we’ve seen with VIVOSUN products.
- Light leakage is a problem with its pin holes and velcro openings. This is a common problem with most comparable grow tent products. To deal with light leaks, you may need to attach window coverings.
- Some of the velcro areas are a bit unreliable.
Like most high-quality hydroponics products, VIVOSUN offers a money-back guarantee and a 12-month warranty for quality-related issues. I’m adding a link to the warranty here, and I’ll paste it below as well.
Warranty Request Process:
Send us an email to [email protected] with your order number, the defective products, and the inaccurate descriptions. We will find the best way for you to fix the problem.
30-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE
You may return your undamaged product and packaging within 30 days of purchase to receive a FULL REFUND. Customers must email us pictures of the products or shipping box. After confirming, a shipping label will be sent to our customers for return.
If the reason for return isn’t quality-related, the customer must pay the return shipping costs.
1-year WARRANTY FOR QUALITY-RELATED ISSUES
We will take care of all quality-related issues with a REPLACEMENT or REFUND.
Please note: Any provided shipping labels must be used within 20 days of purchase.
FOR PURCHASES MADE THROUGH OTHER RETAILERS
Other retailers’ after-sales support policies will vary. Please contact the retailer directly for specific guidance on their warranty process. Unauthorized reselling of VIVOSUN products is strictly prohibited.
Competitors To VIVOSUN
While VIVOSUN may seem like a staple in the hydroponics space, it’s not the only brand available. Notably, in the grow tent space, the Green Hut Grow Tent is a good competitor, with very comparable features and pricing to VIVOSUN.
Other common names to check out in the grow tent space are Spider Farmer, Opposite, and MARS HYDRO.
Grow Lights By VIVOSUN
In this article, we’ve mentioned a handful of grow lights that are recommended to be purchased alongside the grow tents. Here are some basics about those grow lights.
The VS2000a uses Samsung LM301 diodes, which promote the output efficiency of any grow tent setup. This extremely high output only consumes 200W of electricity, which is more efficient than most HID lamps and other grow lights on the market.
It has a dimming knob, so you adapt your growing periods. Output can be adjusted from 40% to 100%.
The VS2000 is a full-spectrum LED light that can support all growth stages of your plants.
As an LED, the ambient heat of this light is minimal, meaning it should burn or damage most plants.
For the grow light warranty, VIVOSUN offers a 5-year after-sales service, which is incredibly strong support in the indoor growing space.
The VS4000 also uses LM301 Diodes. This promotes high-energy efficiency with 2.0 umol/J.
This system requires lower costs than many comparable grow lights and only consumers 400W of electricity.
Like the VS2000 model, you have a convenient dimmable ballast, which can be adjusted from 40% to 100% to meet the needs of different growing periods.
While there are a few different types of grow tents, VIVOSUN is often considered the best choice (or one of the best choices) for the indoor grower. With many tent sizes, high-quality materials, and a fast installation, the tent features provided by VIVOSUN are second to none. You should consider them for your next new grow tent.
Are you expanding your growing season with a grow tent or grow room? We’d like to hear about it! Send your experiences with growing indoor plants to [email protected]. If we like your story, we may feature it in our next article.
And if you’re new to the hydroponic space, take a look at our Gardyn Review for ideas on your next growing experiment.