Gorilla Grow Tent Review 2021 – How Good Is It?
Grow tents are not known for their height since they are mostly used for indoor gardening. But there are people who prefer tall grow tents because they want to maximize the vertical space available in their property. If you feel the same way, then you will like the Gorilla Grow Tent, which is known for being taller than other similar products.
The company’s grow tents are also known as tough and durable since the fabric Gorilla uses is one of the thickest out there. This also means improved light proofing. But are the Gorilla Grow Tents really tall and tough? Let us find out in this review.
Design & Durability
Grow Light Size & Assembly
Customer Service & Warranty
Value For Money
Design & Durability
Gorilla grow tents are instantly recognizable as the same design is employed for all their products. Although they look the same, each has a unique feature or two.
The height alone sets the tents apart from others.
One of the main features of Gorilla grow tents is the thick material used for the canvas. It is made using a thick 1680D fabric, which is 9 times denser than 200–600D fabrics other manufacturers use.
The result is a tent that is not only thickest but also the toughest one available. Thickness also contributes to better light proofing. The risk of tears is also minimized.
The company also has a Lite Line, which uses 210D fabric. Although it is thinner than the other tents the company offers, it utilizes a PVE binding technique to make the canvas stronger. The technique basically combines the exterior and interior of the canvas in an effective way, improving its overall durability.
The thick canvas is paired with steel poles and corners for the frame. This provides a strong and sturdy structure to match the tough and durable canvas. Gorilla even uses steel interlocking pins to secure the poles at the corners. This adds to the overall stability and sturdiness of the frame, making it 2-5 times stronger than others available in the market.
Reflection & Seal Quality
The company uses mylar coating for the lining inside that is combined with a unique “diamond” design for better light reflection. The unique design boosts reflectivity by 30%. This ensures that your plants will get a good amount of light inside the tent.
Gorilla also uses industrial-strength zippers for the doors to ensure durability and good seal quality. They also make use of double clinching duct ports to make it easier to fit and seal fans and cables and to prevent light from escaping through ports. The windows also have a good cover to prevent light from passing through.
Ventilation & Exhaust Ducts
Each grow tent comes with an adequate number of ventilation and exhaust ducts that you can use for fans and cable wires. To install, just use the duct ports. Double clinched, you do not need to worry about light entering and escaping through.
Gorilla comes with a heavy-duty spill tray at the bottom that has Velcro strips that you can wrap around the poles. This secures the tray in place and keeps it from coming loose and spilling the water all over your house.
The grow tent also features a special roof that can block infrared radiation to lessen temperature fluctuations inside and keep the top part cool from external factors. The interlocking pins on the corners of the frame also ensure the tent does not easily collapse.
The Gorilla Grow Tent is known for its height, and it is already evident in the tents they are offering. But their products can actually grow taller, as the company includes a height extension kit in all of the tents they offer.
This adds an additional 1-feet to your tent’s height. If you still want more, the company also offers kits that can add 2-feet. This increases the height to as much as 10 feet tall. The grow tent also has a tool pouch inside so you can organize and store all of the tools that you use.
A viewing window is also installed in the tent to make it easier to monitor your plants without opening the tent door.
Grow Tent Size & Assembly
Gorilla offers different sizes of grow tents, which is divided into 3 different categories. There is the Grow Tent Line, the Lite Line, and the Shorty Line.
Gorilla Grow Tent Line
The Gorilla Grow Tent Line is the company’s standard grow tent offering. This category features all of the things that Gorilla is offering in their grow tent. This includes its immense height, as well as thick canvas and sturdy tent frame.
Gorilla Lite Line
The Gorilla Lite Line is the company’s affordable and lightweight grow tents. The features are mostly the same, except for the tent fabric density since the one Gorilla used here is 210D, which is thinner if you compare it to the 1680D they use on the GGT and Shorty line.
Not everyone wants the extra height with their grow tents. This is why the company came out with the Shorty Line. It has all of the features of the GGT Line, except that it is 2 feet shorter.
What’s In the Box
When you purchase a grow tent from Gorilla, the box will come with all of the necessary items you will need for the assembly, including the height extension kit that you can use if you want to have a taller tent.
The items included are the 1680D canvas tent (210D for Lite Line tents), the metal poles and corners with steel interlocking pins, the IR blocking roof, industrial strength zippers, heavy-duty spill tray, diamond design interior lining, and an easy-to-follow instruction manual. You can replace the 1-feet height extension kit with the 2-feet height extension at an additional cost.
Ease of Use
Putting together a grow tent is a daunting task, especially for beginners. This is why Gorilla made sure that their tents are easy to assemble. The instruction manual is simple and easy to follow and you will not need any tools or equipment.
Although you can assemble it on your own, having someone to assist you will make it easier and faster to complete the setup, especially since the tall height throws in an extra challenge.
Gorilla Grow Tent 5×5
- Series: Gorilla Grow Tent Category
- Size: 5’x5’x6’11”
- Weight: 66 lbs
- Doors: 3
- Windows: 2
- Meshed Windows: 3
- Ducting Ports: 6
- Electrical Ports: 3
- Number of Plants it Can Fit: 10 large plants to 22 medium plants
- Price: $
When it comes to the Gorilla Grow Tent Category, one of the best model that they have is the Gorilla Grow Tent 5×5. The grow tent boasts the company’s new interior embossed reflector. This means that this grow tent is very effective at keeping light trapped inside, ensuring your plant will get all of the light it needs.
This grow tent also uses thick canvas and sturdy metal frame that allows it to hold as much as 300 lbs of weight. One of the problems with this grow tent is that assembling it is not easy due to its height. You also need a big enough space since this tent is huge. You can check out the Gorilla Grow tent 4×4, which is smaller but also contains all of the great features of the 5×5.
Pros and Cons
- A tall grow tent
- A durable tent canvas and frame
- Can withstand heavier weight
- Has good light reflection
- A bit expensive
- Hard to assemble
- Needs huge space
Gorilla Grow Tent 2×4
- Series: Gorilla Lite Line Category
- Size: 2’x4’x6’7”
- Weight: 25 lbs
- Doors: 1
- Windows: 2
- Meshed Windows: 2
- Ducting Ports: 6
- Electrical Ports: 2
- Number of Plants it Can Fit: 2 medium plants to 4 small plants
- Price: $
For the Gorilla Lite Line, the best model available is the Gorilla Grow Tent 2×4. This is the most commonly used tent size in Gorilla’s lineup. It offers great durability, even with a thinner canvas density. This is due to the PVE bonding that the company applied on the canvas and the diamond reflective interior to give it a stronger and durable tent canvas. It also costs less than the GGT and Shorty 2×4 tent.
It’s a good alternative from Gorilla, especially if your looking for a budget tent from the company. It is also easier to assemble since it is not as tall as the tents in GGT. One of the issues with this model, though is that it doesn’t come with an extension kit. It also uses only 210D fabric, which is thinner compared to 1680D that other categories use.
Pros and Cons
- Offers good light reflection
- More affordable compared to the same models in other categories
- It is stable and durable
- It has thinner tent canvas
- The height extension kit is not included
Gorilla Grow Tent 4×8
- Series: Gorilla Shorty Category
- Size: 4’x8’x4’11”
- Weight: 69 lbs
- Doors: 3
- Windows: 2
- Meshed Windows: 4
- Ducting Ports: 4 (11”); 4(9”)
- Electrical Ports: 4
- Number of Plants it Can Fit: 8 large plants to 10 medium plants
- Price: $
If your grow area lacks the vertical height for a tall grow tent, the Gorilla Grow Tent 4×8 Shorty is a good alternative.It contains all of the features that the Gorilla Grow Tent category offers, except the models here are shorter.
At only 4’11”, it will not take up too much ceiling space, which is perfect if your house or the space you will use for the tent does not have a high ceiling. It also has ample floor space, allowing you to grow several plants.
It also uses the same 1680D canvas for the tent, so it is very thick and good at reflecting light. One issue with this model is that it is very expensive. It is also heavy, as it weighs 69 lbs. You can check out the specification table for the complete list of available grow tent models from Gorilla.
Pros and Cons
- Uses a thick and durable material for the tent canvas
- Has a strong and sturdy tent frame
- Good at reflecting light and preventing it from entering
- A bit expensive
- It is also a heavy grow tent
Warranty & Customer Service
The company (1) offers a 1-year warranty on their grow tents. The warranty covers only issues with the product’s craftsmanship. Any damage due to wear and tear or negligence is not covered under Gorilla’s warranty. Troubleshooting and fixing the issue is the main thing that the company will try to do. If it is irreparable, you can ship the part back, at the company’s expense, and they will examine it and send a replacement back.
As for the customer service team, there are not any or major complaints from customers yet. This shows that the company’s customer service team is doing its job decently and addressing people’s concerns and issues properly.
Value for Money
Gorilla made sure to offer the tallest and toughest grow tent available, but that comes with consequences, one of which is a hefty price tag. If you are looking for a grow tent that is good, durable, and inexpensive, then the grow tent that Gorilla offers is not for you.
The cost of Gorilla Grow Tents ranges anywhere from low to high, depending on the materials used and construction. There is a grow tent for you, whether you are on a budget or not.
If you want nothing but the best and money is not a problem, the most expensive grow tent from Gorilla is a great choice. You are paying for strength, quality, and durability, after all.
Though Gorilla offers the tallest and toughest grow tents in the market, there are also several issues that they need to address.
One of the main downsides with this grow tent is that assembling it is not as easy as it sounds. Several customers complained that the insides of the tent were too dark making it harder to complete the set up inside.
There are also customers who even had to use a blower to fully extend the tent’s height properly.
Another downside with this grow tent is that the industrial strong zipper does not fully seal the passage, making a few lights escape through it.
Though the grow tent is tall, the entire width of the tent remains the same as other grow tents. Some people felt the number of plants they can put there is limited.
Who Should Buy This Grow Tent?
This grow tent is designed for both professional and beginner indoor cannabis (2) plant growers. The company offers one of the toughest and tallest tents available, making it a grow tent to start with if you are a beginner or as an added tent if you are already a professional grower.
The tent includes enough good features to help you get started properly with your indoor gardening setup. It is important to mention, though, that Gorilla’s tents are not affordable. If you are only looking for a budget option, then this grow tent is not for you.
I give the Gorilla Grow Tent a score of 4.12 out of 5.
The company uses top-quality materials to provide a tent that is tall and tough. The metal poles and corners that have interlocking pins ensure that the tent’s frames are strong and will not break down easily. Pair this with a canvas that is made from the thick 1680D material and you have a grow tent that is durable and long-lasting.
Gorilla also made sure the tent would come with all the necessary features you will need to properly set up your indoor gardening. They even added a height extension kit and a pocket pouch. There are some concerns with this tent, particularly the tall height does not really increase the number of plants you can put inside. The hefty price tag is also an issue.
Other than that, this is a great grow tent to have, whether you are a beginner or a professional. The toughness, durability, and longevity of this tent mitigate its expensive price tag.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Gorilla has different grow tent sizes, but the sizes of the ducting port are the same, which is 11-inch in diameter. The company also double clinching duct ports to allow you to fit any fans size on the duct openings.
Gorilla uses mylar for the lining of the grow tent, which is the material used to provide good light reflection. The company reinforces that light reflection with a unique “diamond” design to provide 30% more lumens and lessens light waste.
The grow tent uses steel poles and corners that are reinforced with interlocking pins to make sure that the poles will stay inside the connectors. This adds to the frame’s overall strength and durability, allowing it to withstand heavier equipment.
The number of plants you can fit will depend on the size of the grow tent and the kind of plant you will grow. The bigger the size, the more plants you can fit. See the table below for reference.
- Fabric: 1680D; 210D (for Lite Grow Tent Line)
- Frame: Metal poles and connectors with interlocking pins
Warranty: 1-year warranty