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Tent Reviews: Quechua 2 Seconds III

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3.80 KG
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8.93/10 from 15 reviews

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15 Reviews of the 2 Seconds III         Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  

By: Elliemarie62  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2017   Rating: 

Gone are the days of faffing around with tent poles and figuring out how to put your tent up! Just as it says on the tin - up in 2 seconds!

Itís great value for money - I think we bought ours for around £70 from Decathlon. Very easy to use, holds up in bad weather and we have the ďFresh to BlackĒ version, which is black out inside and gives you a great night sleep.

The only negative point I have is the size and shape once it is packed up - itís a rather large circle, which obviously isnít something you can pack in a bag if you want to go hike up a hill. But I feel like itís worth the forfeit! I guess itís what you come to expect from a pop up tent.

Awesome little tent. Itís a three man but we use it for the two of us and we have heaps extra room :)

Would recommend!
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By: Hippycamper  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I was given one of these second hand and slightly mis-treated. With a few minor repairs and a bit of tlc it has served me well for several years since.

A very handy tent. Plenty of room for two people. The nice low ceiling means it stays warm well and the dark fabric of the inner helps block light on those bright early mornings. Ideal for one or two people on short trips.

Stands up well to wind and rain as the poles are very flexible and there is a generous space between the inner and outer. Because the door slopes the wrong way, rain comes in as soon as you open it but with this model there is a small porch in front of the inner tent, which gives a little more protection from the elements and enough space to store boots etc.

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

Small but important lantern hook included inside. Good pockets. The velcro closure on the bag means no wrestling with zips.

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.

Mine has had some rough treatment and is still going strong.
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By: Karlywarlykarl  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating: 

Great tent ease of setting up ,literally is seconds and you are done . Would have give this tent 10/10 but only negative is if it's raining and you unzip to get in or out the rain drips in while the door is open . Stands up to lots of wind and rain ,in Norfolk last year and had horrible storms and no leaks or issues with the stability from the wind.
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By: Katpat23  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

Bought it on sale -- great buy compared to others of the same price. Also a great addition to our Quechua family of tents (see photo) -- it slips underneath the low-overhang of the Base Full, and though it doesn't attach to it in any way, we managed to cram it nicely underneath so we could stay dry if the weather turned on us (which it didn't). Perfect conditions so nothing was challenged, but so easy to put up, easy to put down, easy to peg out. The only slight downside is the number of zips to go through to emerge from the III, traverse through the Base Full, and get out the other side for a loo run (4 separate zips). Lightweight compared to the others -- the kids can carry it, open it up, peg it out. Not sure they can pack it away as it takes an interesting little figure-8 manoeuvre, but with a little practice, it will be a lovely Cubs/Beavers tent for them when they go away for Scout camps. Also, with ground sheet attached, it can be used indoors, too.
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By: Cabravieja  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Now into the third year of this and it is really easy to put up and down. I would never go back to pole and sleeve tents. Beware the cheap imitations which are single skin, this is a proper tent with decent HH rating. I would advise the extended version for this country as water drips in the bedroom when it's wet. I now use mine under the full base canopy. Also suggest a footprint under the bedroom then you can put away without trying to dry the bottom. I have Ford Focus and can just about get it in the boot,
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By: Bondieson  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Received as 40th birthday present and totally does what it says, easy up, and (with the knack) easy down. Just got back from a trip with my two boys and also have the '2 seconds II'. My youngest and I used the III and loads of room, totally waterproof, really warm, can't say enough about it. Great for touring where you are changing sites every 1 or two days. Brilliant piece of kit at an affordable price (Decathlon normally sell them for cheaper than RRP so always worth a check)
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By: Brillo  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

I have 2 of these as well as the 2' II and a Khyam Rigidome. Been in use for 3 years. This is our favourite as it's spacious for 2 (and a dog), amazingly cosy (stayed warm in April), will stand up to almost anything (with guys attached). People are constantly surprised by the speed with which we pitch and it allows us to do proper touring changing sites every day with minimum effort.

I made the mistake of lending it out for one night and it came back in pieces (they took the inner out and snapped the hook doing it).Lesson learnt.

My only niggle is that if it's wet it's hard to get in/out without letting some water in due to angle of door but that applies to many other tents.
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By: Superpup  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Just bought this tent. What an amazing tent. Takes practice to get back in the bag. But once you get used to it. It is fantastic. Bigger than it looks in photos. Pockets both sides. Light holder on roof. Cant wait to go away. It is also double skinned. Meaning it is going to be a lot warmer that usual tents. 10 out of 10
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By: Cheshiregirl  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Great tent for a few days camping! Got this for £39.99 in Decathlon, did wonder about getting the 2 man version but so glad we went for the bigger size. Just right for two adults. A double size airbed fits in easily with space at the side for clothes. If you did want to store more equipment in there then I would recommend bigger size or one with porch. Not an issue for us as we will always have car with us.

Very very easy to put up and take down (taking down can take a bit of getting used to so practise first). Survived a very rainy/windy night in Anglesey no problems!
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By: Soundlikehayley  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

We have three of these for us and our 3 kids and l can't rate them highly enough. When folded, the disk is quite big but fits our large boot flat on the bottom and is so easy to put up. As others have said, once you've got the knack, it really takes just seconds to fold down.

Very roomy for two kids to share, with luggage and big mattresses. Also very stable in gusty weather if pegged down properly - on a still day/night, minimal pegging required. Highly recommend this one, the II XL Air and the original 2 seconds 2-man.
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Manufacturer's Description

Capacity Good for 3, perfect for 2. Shoe storage space between the bedroom and flysheet.
Set-up Instant pitching. Free-standing. Folds down in 15 seconds (with the knack).
Waterproof Lab- (full tent shower of 450l per sq m per hour) and field test-approved.
Easy transport 70cm diameter disc when folded.

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