Hybrid inflatable exoskeleton frame INX

INX hybrid inflatable exoskeleton shelters offer the best of both worlds: they are installed as quickly as inflatable shelters and are as robust as exoskeleton ones. Its compact packaging and sturdy construction, together with a series of carefully designed accessories, guarantee an efficient use of the INX exoskeleton shelter for all emergencies, in all weather conditions and on any type of terrain. One person can easily set up and take down any INX shelter within minutes of arriving. However, the recommendation for a smoother, quicker process is to have two people on the job.

A state-of-the-art tactical shelter, INX is unique in its kind. The double structure (inflatable air beams and exoskeleton aluminum frame complementary to the inflatable structure) ensures superior strength and durability. This structure ensure easy field maintenance and long life span. These shelters do not require any special equipment for either erecting or striking. Simply position, inflate, slide in the exoskeleton poles, and everything is secured and ready for use.

INX exoskeleton frame shelter

Key benefits

  • Rapid deployment - the shelter is ready in minutes
  • Interconnectable, modular design
  • Exoskeleton optional
  • Versatile, reliable, robust, easy to transport
  • PVC coated fabric, flame retardant and UV resistant

Application areas

The innovative structure of INX shelters makes them suited for a wide range of applications, such as civil defense shelters, triage and first aid posts, field hospitals, as military accomodation shelters and command posts. Fire and rescue departments can also used them as rapid deployment shelters in emergency operations.

Technical specifications

Base area 323 - 635 ft²
Frame length 16 - 32 ft
Frame width 19.52 ft
Frame eaves height 7.38 ft
Max. frame height 10 ft
Shelter length 17 - 33 ft
Shelter width 18.37 ft
Shelter eaves height 7.21 ft
Shelter ridge height 9.19 ft
Assembly personnel 2
Wind resistance 75 mph
Snow load resistance 10 lbs/ft²


Product description

Innovative structure

The exoskeleton frame is made of specially designed anodized aluminum profiles, while the connectors consist of die-cast aluminum. The poles slide along the guiding rails and are secured into position by means of an innovative safe-locking system. The inflatable main beams and ridge beams are made of airtight double-sided PVC coated polyester fabric (32 oz/yd2), fixed to the shelter skin and floor. The eaves purlins are inflatable and a pressure relief valve prevents excessive pressure in the frame.

Shelter skin

The shelter skin is made of double-sided PVC coated polyester fabric (22 oz/yd2 ), flame retardant, waterproof and mildew resistant. The ground sheet of double-sided PVC coated polyester fabric (22 oz/yd2 ) is also available with anti-slip embossing as option (25 oz/yd2 ). The INX series shelters have undergone extensive testing and include rugged, reliable materials to hold up even under the toughest conditions. They can withstand snow loads of 10 lb/ft2 - with exoskeleton (4 lb/ft2 with the inflatable structure alone) and steady winds of 62 mph or 74 mph in gusts.


  • Fabric according to military standards
  • Additional side entrances or windows
  • Adapter to connect tents
  • Inner liner made of cotton, PU-coated polyester or isolation fabric
  • Partition walls
  • Sun roof
  • Protection groundsheet
  • Hard plastic flooring
  • Lighting
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connection module tent to tent
  • Connection module tent to vehicle / container
  • Entrance module
  • Lettering / branding