AC Infinity CLOUDLAB 632D 2-in-1 Advance Grow Tent
Tons of indoor grow tents exist but is AC infinity's 2 in 1 cloudlab 743D better? The quality of the material is significantly better than competitors, but there are some design flaws which can be improved.
- Heavy Duty Poles
- Higher Quality Mylar
- Multiple Compartments
- Vents up to 8 inches
- More Expensive
- Inability to Secure Spill Trays
- Poor Placement on Velcro
AC Infinity is a household name in grow tent equipment and in my opinion, one of the best brands in terms of quality control and durability. When I came across the 743D, I jumped at the opportunity to buy it because it features 3 separate compartments which was a solution for the dilemma of not enough space. With this tent, I could start my clones off and have them reach the height where I want to “flip” them just as I am harvesting my larger plants and have 2 cycles running simultaneously which overlap. But how does does this tent compare to other brand?
The layout and design of the tent is pretty straightforward. It is basically a 3 x 3 with 2 separate 3 x 1 tents attached to it. The frame was relatively easy to assemble and the poles are easily the heaviest I have owned. You’ll want to “click” poles into other poles in pairs or it may seem forced. Once the frame is built, make sure that you are sliding it into the mylar cover in the right direction. If you have the space, try to insert it into the tent while its lying flat on its back. Contrary to their recommendations, put the shelves on last.
Two separate zipper openings, one for the large 3 x 3 compartment and one for the double decker 3 x 1’s. There is a slot to hang a controller, and the mount which is included slides conveniently in the front of the tent. 8 Vents exists, 5 of which are 4 inches and they’re all placed in reasonable locations. Mylar is clearly higher quality than others and doesn’t seem like it will have a problem with splitting. The windows vary from clear to mesh and the covers are attached with the same quality of velcro lining as other tents.
The main problem is the divider must be assembled and aligned perfectly (albeit it’s optional). Just like the windows, it is held on with velcro and it blocks the poles so each spill tray will not have the ability to be secured onto the frame on one side. The zippers are solid and snag as much as competitors and because of the flap that serves as a backup for light leaks, snagging is unavoidable. The doors have velcro straps on them but the velcro it attaches to only makes sense for the large compartment. They never bothered with placing the strap in a different part for the small compartments so the door will hang in a way that clearly does not make any sense.
The overall design offers more utility with less space and is the key factor in differentiating this from other tents. Without the frame giving you 3 compartments, the quality is still better than other tents I have had, but I wouldn’t pay more than 10% of the competitors price. However, this specific model satisfies my need to have smaller tents so I can maximize my annual cycles, so it is definitely worth it.