Altitude Tent and Everest Summit Hypoxic Generator review

What if we told you that you could get fitter and faster, just through sleeping in your own home? Well using an altitude tent has the potential to do just that. Photos by Daniel Gould

Although pictured in isolation, the tent is designed to be fitted over a bed with the mattress inside.
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Has the potential to increase performance but results are not guaranteed. Requires some trial and error and is expensive. For most of us, bigger gains can be made by losing a few kilograms

Reasons to buy
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    Can make you fitter

Reasons to avoid
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    Can disrupt sleep and relationships

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    Results are not guaranteed

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In order to establish what the performance benefit of an altitude tent might be, Cycling Weekly got hold of a unit from the Altitude Centre.

What is it?

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Haematocrit0.487 L/L0.483 L/L
Haemoglobin162 g/L164 g/L
20 min power test (Watts)304 W337 W
My Weight68 Kg67 Kg

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.