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Tent Reviews: Quechua 1 Second Simple

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7 Reviews of the 1 Second Simple

By: Sprog  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating: 

Great, simple little tent that my teenage daughter has now claimed as her own so she has independence from the big family tent.

It suits her perfectly as she can pitch and pack it easily herself and she finds the space just right for her.

Great little tent and we're looking out for a second one for the other teenager.
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By: ScotsKayaker  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

Great wee tent, I only use it for popping up and connecting to my Quechua BASE Tent, if on my own for a bit. Re packs differently to other pop ups. It is warm in hotter climes. As usual, a good quality product from Decathlon.

Best to place a thin sheet below it to avoid puncturing the thin ground sheet.

Good value at 15 E when I bought it.
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By: Louisefigges  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I've used this tent on Snowdon and on Ben Nevis.

I've used it in snow and cold also. I love it, my favourite tent ever (and I've owned many different types!) Folds smaller than most popups too, which is great because they make you look like he-man carrying his shield, or a ninja turtle!

I love Quechua!
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By: Morticiaskeeper  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

An excellent tent for one, providing you use a self inflating mat instead of an airbed - it's that small!

Due to it's size, it's very warm but just a little too small to comfortably sit up.

No problem popping up and folding.
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By: Gingeju  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

I bought this for a festival. It is ideal as it lightweight to carry from car or station to the site (2 hours in my case) :-(

Mine 'popped up' straight away and was pegged within minutes, so it provided instant camping.

It does take alot of practice to fold back up, but the instructions are on the bag if it is a struggle.

The construction was very good quality, and having the double layer was much better than my friends 'other make' pop up tent that was full of condensation in the morning.

The main problem I had was the size, I bought a rigid campbed which raised me off the floor, which meant I couldn't sit up and it felt quite 'coffin' like. The bed also struggled to fit as it was quite long, even though I had checked the measurements. I think this is because the inner tent is smaller than the tent overall.

If this was used for an adult and child as intended they would need to have fairly small and low beds, and not much equipment, but would be fine just for sleeping.

Overall, I gave it 8/10 as it was such good quality, but the size limits the type of bed(s) that can be used.
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By: Chorleydave  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

An impulse buy in the pre-season Decathlon sale because it was almost half price @ 12.99!

As Ratty states, it doesn't pop open like the standard pop-up range but needs a bit of help. I have only had it up once and haven't slept in it yet, but as it is relatively small (55cm disk) and quite light (about 2.5kg) it can easily be attached to the back of a rucksack so I intend to use it for one-night wild camps as it can be easily erected in seconds in the dark and packed away in under a minute.

As with all Decathlon pop-ups, I can only give it 8/10 because on the problem of rain pouring in when you open the sloping door which is uncovered.
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By: Ratty  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

This is a great addition to the range and is a small size when packed away, meaning much easier to transport around, especially if cycling.

On first opening, it did not pop up in 1 second, but needed a bit of help from me to open it up. I guess this was because it has been packed up for so long.

Once up, the tent has plenty of places to peg out and is great as a weekend / overnighter tent.

The tent is double skinned, so in a downpour you are more likely to stay dry.

Inside there are two hanging pouches, handy for the car keys, or torchs etc. and at the opposite end to the zip is a hanging point, ideal for the lamp.

Putting it away was pretty simple once I got my head around the instructions.

Overall this is a great tent and at 25 you simply cannot go wrong.
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Manufacturer's Description

Instant pop up tent. Up in seconds, down in 15 seconds.

The most compact of the "Seconds" tents.

Designed for camping, for an adult and child looking for a free-standing tent with compact dimensions for transport.

57cm diameter when packed.

Poles: 5 and 4mm solid fibreglass.

Ventilation: 1 roof ventilation flap + 2 low side flaps.

Sleeping area made from breathable polyester.
2-way zip on the flysheet door.

Waterproofing: Polyurethane-coated polyester fly sheet. Heat sealed watertight seams. 120g/m2 polyethylene groundsheet. Like all Quechua tents, the waterproofing has been particularly
well-developed, approved in lab tests (tent shower up to 450 litres/h/m2!) and on field tests

Access: High door. Only one zip.

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