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Tent Reviews: Quechua 2 Seconds Air II

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Average User Rating:
9.17/10 from 6 reviews

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6 Reviews of the 2 Seconds Air II

By: Hippycamper  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

A very handy little tent. Ideal for a single person at a festival or using a car to tour campsites in summer.

Roomy for a 2man, lets lots of light in. Fantastic for hot weather with the extra ventilation but a touch draughty on colder, breezier nights. Would be better if you could release the vent flaps from inside. They have a clip on the outside securing them so you have to remember to undo that before you get in.

Small but important lantern hook included inside. Good pockets.

Stands up well to wind and rain as the poles are very flexible and there is a generous space between the inner and outer. Could do with a small canopy over the door. Because the door slopes the wrong way, rain comes in as soon as you open it.

Quick and easy to put up and easy to put away when you know how.

The main drawback, as with all pop-up tents of this style- the round shape when packed is not very convenient to pack compared to a conventional tent. Easily carried on your back but you can't easily carry it as well as a rucksack.

I've had mine for years and no problems so far.
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By: Boogiesteve1062  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

I bought this unit as my daughter had bought a 2 second IIIXL with a base unit for her family of two adults and two children. I was on my own and she wanted me to join them once or twice a year, I just turned up and joined onto they're base unit, what could be easier?

Since then and it has provided me with countless quick pitches. I have since bought the 4.2 for my new family but still take the AirII when just the two of us want a quick get away at the weekend.
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By: Leew21  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

I bought this tent for a 4 week bike tour of the USA. As I was going to be riding over 100 miles most days with a few days over 150 miles and arriving tired and possibly after sunset I needed a tent which could be pitched and taken down quickly and easily. I was also expecting daytime highs of over 100 degrees F and thus choose the 'Air' model and it did not disappoint. It survived being taken on the plane (it was a very tight fit in my case but it just went in, case was max size Delta airlines would take) and survived all 26 camping nights and still looked almost new.

Pitching was very easy and most nights there was very little wind thus I did not even bother to peg it a few times and I think I only needed the guy lines twice when it was a bit blowy. After a bit of practice in my garden before flying out I was able to re-pack it in about 1 minute.
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By: Wildhorse5678  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Bought this after staff member in Decathalon demo-ed it to me. I wanted a tent for quick weekends away on my own. Absolutely fantastic. You just throw it in the air and it comes down all set up for you - just tap in a few pegs to anchor it. Once you get the knack its easy to fold away too. Lots internal pockets and it withstood some terrible weather with no leaks.

Great for arriving at a site late or in the dark. You can get away with using just 4 pegs - one each end and one either side. In fact if was only when I was packing up first time I used it that that I found there were guy ropes as well. Didn't really need them unless v windy
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By: John134  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

I use this tent when the weather is wet,as it is up in 2 seconds, and you can be out of the rain fast, where as my three man tent takes at least ten minutes to erect. And to put away, even longer,but quechua can be put away in a matter of seconds (15)and it is an ideal weekend tent.
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By: Webmaster  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

I bought one of these for the odd night away when I am by myself, and it's great! The 'air conditioning' is really good, the sides of the flysheet hinge up and out, allowing lovely air to blow in over the inner tent, perfect when it's hot. I was worried about whether these 'wings' would leak in the rain, but having used it for a night in near torrential weather, I was delighted to find it didnt leak at all.

Plenty of room inside, and seems well made. Oh, and of course it's a popup - so great when you arrive at site to have the tent up and ready literally in minutes.!
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Manufacturer's Description

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

Designed for camping for 2 hikers looking for an instant pitch tent and excellent ventilation.

Flat, 80cm diameter disc when packed

Sleeping compartment is 2.45m x 1.45m. Please note the rounded shape cannot accommodate a 140cm mattress. Space between the sleeping area and the flysheet is protected, ideal storage for shoes

Access: High door. Only one zip.

Venitlation: The fly sheet's 2 side panels can be pushed open, allowing air into the sleeping area
through the anti-insect nets (the sleeping area remains protected from insects). These 2 panels can be left open, even when it rains.

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

As well as being able to carry the tent as a backpack, the clip buckles mean you can also fix it to a rucksack (suitable over short distances).

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