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Tent Reviews: Quechua 2 Seconds Air III

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5.40 KG
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9.2/10 from 5 reviews

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5 Reviews of the 2 Seconds Air III

By: Sludge78  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating: 

First tent, purchased for its pop up ability. Housed myself, husband and daughter on inflatable double and single mattresses. Plenty of room between sleeping area and outside for bags etc. Wide enough to sleep in either direction. Very easy to put up and not too bad for putting down either. Ideal if in a hurry, kept us dry. Found it quite warm the first night so needed vents open. Little bit awkward size wise for in the car, having to sit in the back due to loaded boot (seat leon) - just fits if put into boot first.
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By: BelHelen  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

This tent is easily big enough for me and my 6ft 2in husband on a double airbed as well as our dog in his own bed, plus a huge bag of clothes. It was very cool when the sun was up and allowed a very reasonable 8.00am lay in each morning before it got stuffy. No leaks and with it fitted under the canopy of a Seconds Base Full, there were no issues with getting in and out.

It loses a point simply because when the wind did get a little fiesty it sounded like fairies in DM's were having a ceilidh on the roof! It could do with a third guy rope at the back.

It almost puts itself up once you've undone the compression strap and folding it up isn't too bad. You just need to be a contortionist!
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By: Fleecygirl1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Fantastically easy to put up, your usual pop-up tent nightmare to put away again. Roomy, can easily fit 3 people and a load of junk. The ventilation is good and condensation is minimal, although the kids have snapped one of the doodahs so one side doesn't go up anymore. We've used it in wind, rain and all sorts and it's been great. Loses one mark for usual terribly drawn instructions meaning that trying to put the thing back in its bag is like wrestling an elephant.
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By: Madelinew  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

I used this tent for the first time last week and adore it. For something that packs down so neatly and looks rather small, the 3 second air is very roomy. I shared it with my daughter and we had a double airbed in it with enough room around the edges for some of our stuff. The weather wasn't good enough to let the sides out but the amount of mesh on the inner meant that there was not one spot of condensation inside. It was very cosy and snug.

My only complaint (hence 9 rather than 10 out of 10) is that you have to open the door flap carefully if it's wet. A swift movement is required to make sure you don't get drips inside and I may rig up a tarp porch over the front next time as the door tips backwards towards the roof of the tent due to the nature of the sprung design.

Superb apart from that and a great great little tent.

However, I don't understand why this is considered a hiking tent. Whoever was carrying it (it has backpack style straps) wouldn't be able to carry anything else on their backs and the diameter of the packed tent may not be huge but it would be enough to knock you over in a gale.
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By: Andy2244  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

Well were pleased with ours,first time we used it was on a touring holiday on the west coast of Scotland,a couple of nights here then move on sort of thing. We only used it for sleeping in, we had a double air bed in and a bag each and a few bits and bobs, we found it big enough.

Must say I was cool a couple of nights with the side flaps down, bit of a draft,but o.K. When I pulled bag hood around my head lol!. We were only 150 yds from the sea by the way. Also it did blow around abit when we left it to go on a drive,no probs it was still up when we returned.

Next time I used it, was a weekend in Wales , it was warm so the side flaps came in handy.

Went to the J.A.P. Car show with our suzuki club for a weekend and rained and rained then sunny then showers, it did'nt leak, and when packing away I opened the flaps for a while plus the door ,put everything in the car then shook the tent a few times to get any droplets off, gave the bottom a quick wipe over to get any bits off then had a fight with it to get it folded up and in it's bag.

Anyway we are pleased with the tent, hope this helps.
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Manufacturer's Description

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

Designed for camping for 3 hikers looking for an instant pitch tent and excellent ventilation.

Flat, 93/103cm diameter oval when packed

Sleeping compartment is 2.45m x 2m. Can easily accommodate 3, ideal for 2. 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

For carrying the tent occasionally on your back

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