2 second 2XL Tent: A Review

Last weekend, we had a chance to participate at the Campfire Movement Event which allowed a lot of our users (mostly, tots!) to try our products and one user, Jenny Villaflor, happily shared her experience with using the Quechua 2 Second Tent! Check out her review below:

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A tent could make or break a first camping experience. It’s the home away from home outdoors so it’s important to make sure that when you decide to be adventurous, you invest on a right and quality equipment.

Our basis for rating a good tent is pretty simple. They need to be comfortable to use, easy to put up and down and most importantly, they need to keep me and my family protected from unpredictable weather conditions.

We have a reliable tent from a different brand that we have been using for quite a while now and in terms of comfort and protection I have nothing but good things to say about it. The setting up and packing part is a whole different story but it’s nothing I can’t live with until i learned about Decathlon’s pop up tents under the Quechua brand.

Quechua’s 2 Seconds tents are probably the best invention every beginner outdoor families could wish for. It’s a value for money investment that is fool proof and reliable.

In our recent car camping trip in Caliraya we are able to put this line to a test.

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Easy to put up and down:

Though I find the “2 seconds” part in the name a bit exaggerated, I am not saying I am not at all impressed with how easy it is to set it up. Literally, you just have to pull it out of the bag and unsnap the color coded belts and it practically just erects itself. You just have to secure it to the ground with the pegs that is included in the kit and you are done. You can also guy out the fly sheet if you are expecting strong winds and wetter weather condition at the camp but otherwise, you are done. Everything takes about 5-10 minutes depending on your level of OC-ness. 

Putting it down and packing it up is just as easy. After removing all the pegs, you just just have to pull the snap from inside the tent out and snap it back to its color coded partner and the tent will just bend naturally into a circle. Pull the string down and it will create a figure of eight that will lead you to its last fold before putting it back to its bag.

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Let’s talk about comfort:

Though this tent is meant to sleep only 2 person, Quechua’s 2 Seconds 2XL tent was able to fit all four of us inside – two adults, a three year old and a seven year old comfortably.  The trade off is the space for our things but since we’re practically camping beside our car, it wasn’t really a problem. It has  lots of little pockets for storing small stuff like wet ones,  toothbrush, phones, etc. and a hook in the middle above the head area where you can hang a lamp or a light. The tent also features a small vestibule that fits a small Quechua table which can be used for cooking or food preparation using climbing grade small portable stoves and cookwares in case of bad weather condition. The space can also be used to store shoes in case of heavy rain to keep it dry.

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Weatherproof:

This is our main consideration when choosing a tent. We don’t mind spending 20-30 minutes to set up a tent if it means it will keep my children dry. During our camp, The wind was blowing at roughly around 25km/h speed. From inside the tent you would think there is already a storm outside but really it was just wind with a little bit of rain. We were really surprised with how well the tent performed and it’s  aerodynamic design is very commendable. The whole family slept comfortably and if it weren’t for the sound of the wind howling, you would think everything is just calm. The tent also has a very good ventilation that helped managed if not zero out the condensation.

If you are looking for something quick and easy to set up and pack for an upcoming car camping or beach trip, this tent is ideal. It’s bulky and heavy but it fits perfectly at the back of our SUV together with our cooler, our bags, kitchen stuff and even toys.

We are rating this tent 5/5 stars in the camping category.

I hope though they come up with a hiking grade that is easy and smaller to pack soon!

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