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Tent Reviews: Quechua Seconds Family 4.2

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12 Reviews of the Seconds Family 4.2         Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  

By: Katpat23  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

I own this and the 4.1, and find this one more spacious. The 2-berth sleeping areas at either end have plenty of space for a double 'Sleepin' Bed' air mattress, and the living area held four travel cases and left lots of room for getting changed (standing up). We even managed to hook it snugly to the Base Full. The only drag was needing the loo in the middle of the night and having to undo four different zips to get from the bed to the outside via the Base Full, but it was a cuddly, snuggly, spacious, and wonderful tent. Setting up and taking down are a dawdle once you get the knack of the special naughty-looking fold at the crucial point. So glad I bought it when it was on sale.
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By: Luoboding  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating: 

Followed our Seconds II tent(for 2persons only), we bought this one to travel with our parents. It works very well, and we can put double mattress into each bedroom. Living room is spacious.

The only concern of this tent is that the entrance design is not perfect yet.It is a waste to fold the door into a corner at the entrance, if the end of zip has a more sensible location, it would be very useful to convert the door into awning.

Better to be more careful when pack up the tent, if you do it nicely, it will be very easy to pop up next time. If you pack it up in a mess, you might spend longer time to find a clue since parts might twist together.

In general,this is a good tent for small families,you will not regret!
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By: Bluesaramartin  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating: 

Fantastic! This is the best tent I have ever owned and would never go back to spending hours erecting a tent. It pops up and can be ready in 5 mins! It does take me a little longer as I have purchased a base seconds full and fit them together. I also have a two man pop up tent as there are five of us all together. Even putting three tents up is quicker than putting my last 8 man tent. I can also put them down on my own as I take the children away without the husband as well. They are down in seconds once you have the hang of it.

Well ventilated and plenty of space with the base living area. I have used it on its own earlier in the year and it was okay as one of my children went elsewhere but as my husband and I are quite tall it is difficult/impossible to stand up straight, but for the ease of it to me its a small price to pay. Also my husband moans about the bedrooms as if you are furthest away from the door you can end up with the material in your face. However, this doesn't affect me as I sleep nearest the door and the kids haven't complained so I just put this down to him moaning!

I also use the quechua tarp to cook and eat under which is a useful addition.

These tents are perfect if you don't want to spend hours setting up and the quality is brilliant, having used other brands of pop up tents in the past I was a bit sceptical but I am fully converted and would never use another tent now!
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By: Zipp  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating: 

Just had our first ever camping experience so unfortunately can't compare it to any other tent but here goes.

Pitched no problem really quickly, once the basic frame was in place my husband pegged it while I furnished it.

We had really bad weather and lots of other tents didn't make it through the night and were even binned but ours was fine in morning. The arch of the bedroom nearest the wind did bow slightly at times but popped back up again. We were completely dry in the bedroom pods with the 'doors' open but the middle section did let a small amount of water in. It seemed to be when it 'pinged' after bowing a fine spray came in from roof ventilation in middle. But it wasn't a big deal considering and really wasn't that much.

It was very noisy though and there was a lot of flapping noises but it could be we just needed to tighten the ropes.

The weather was still blowing a gale when we packed up but we were able to have the tent down and in the car in 5 minutes after removing stuff from inside.
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By: Wiggletastic  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

This is a fantastic tent for a small family. It saves so much time getting set-up on site as it pitches in about 5 minutes and I can do it on my own so my OH can get on with unloading the car. It is just as easy to put away so packing up is not so much of a chore. The living area has plenty of space for a table and chairs and each sleeping area is big enough for a double or two single airbeds or SIMs. Ours has stood up to some pretty bad weather, including torrential rain and strong winds, with no problems. There are useful pockets in each area and some hooks too. We also have the original Base Seconds that we use as a porch/kitchen tent and to store wet boots etc. Which makes this set-up really versatile. I would highly recommend this tent for families and anyone that wants a bit more space without having to spend ages pitching.
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By: Rosewhite1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

I love this tent. We've been using ours for a couple of years now both in the uk & abroad but this year we camped with our three year old & our 15month old in torrential rain and gale force winds and the tent stayed warm and dry for us the whole time. I really like the fact that the doors can be zipped up from the bottom to contain my little one when needed. The only downside of this tent is its weight & size when packed up.
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By: Tweety-pie9  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

I love this tent I can put it up and pack it away properly by myself which is brilliant when I'm by myself with my 2 impatient children I've had it 2 years now its never leaked never given me any problems and used it on many many occasions as we love camping. The other thing I like is that you can stand up in it. My only gripe is that it has quite a step into the tent itself and into the bedroom compartments for small children with little legs who tent to fall over it.
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By: Ladypiccolino  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Wow! I first went camping at six weeks old so I have experienced many, many tents in my time. From big heavy bell canvas tents to flimsy little dome tents.

This Quechua 4.2 seconds tent is amazing. One of the best tents I have ever owned. Do you know that feeling where you turn up and site and dread the setting up camp in the rain bit? This literally is so quick - that it turns it into a joy and something to look forward to. We can put ours up in less than 5 mins and have our whole camp ready including beds and our Kelly Kettle coming to the boil - etc in less than fifteen minutes! Taking down is just as quick - once you have practiced it three or four times (it is trickier at first).

This June (2012)in the worst weather ever, we camped at the top of a very windy cliff in Cornwall. Gales reached 60 miles per hour and this tent stood up no problem. It did keep sort of bending in, but just popped out again of its own accord. As well as this we had torrential rain, not one leak. One word of advice though- make sure you use the velcro to fix the lip of the lounge groundsheet to the walls - if not and like us you camped on a wee hill - be prepared for a little babbeling brook of your own! Mind you the weather was very extreme and the rain torrential.

If you are thinking about buying one of these - don't wait any longer - they are fab!
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By: FriedEggSandwich  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Fabulous tent for family for a weeks camping. We bought ours when out huge Outwell Sun Valley 8 (Outwell - an overpriced brand if ever I saw one) was damaged by strong winds. We have a 11 year old Wynnster Eagle 6 still absolutely brilliant however it wasn't going to suffice on it's own for our next holiday, so after talking to other campers who had one, decided to give the Quechua a go. Never looked back! Pitches in 5 minutes or so, puts away in about the same - even in howling wind and rain without becoming an impromptu hang glider. Delta pegs really help in windy conditions. Thoroughly recommended although it's not a hiking tent - too heavy for all day backpack wear, although it has the straps it's a drive to and pitch tent, not a hike to and pitch tent.
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By: Irishstew  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

This tent has made family short stay camping or family touring a dream. Plenty of room for 4 people and gear, quick and easy to pitch and once you have got the hang of putting it away it really is straight forward, Echoing the above post I can do it on my own and I am a 51 year old 5'2' female. Only draw back is you can get a crowd of folk wanting to watch you put it away :-). This tent survived a storm in the Peak District with no problems, no condensation problems and warm and toasty when closed up to the elements.
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Manufacturer's Description

WAS 199 now 119.99

4 people looking for a FAMILY HIKING TENT with 2 bedrooms that is very quick to pitch and easy to fold.

4 people, 2 bedrooms, spacious living area.Pitched in 2 minutes

Capacity = Large living area (9.5m2 - 180cm high). 2 spacious bedrooms (140x210cm)

Easy pitching / taking down = Easily pitched in 2 minutes only. Folds away in less than 5 minutes.

Waterproofing = Laboratory approved (WHOLE TENT under 200 litres/hr/m!) and field tested.
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Dimensions and weight : Spacious living area (5.9m2) with max height of 1.80m. 14.5kg.

Bedroom : 2 spacious bedrooms for 2 people, comfortable dimensions: 2.10m x 1.60m.

Living area/storage : With its 5.9m, you can easily seat 4 or even 6 people around the table. Large storage pocket included. The entrance door is protected by a large overhang. The large back window, protected by an overhang, can be left open even in rainy weather. The basin-shaped groundsheet in the living area prevents rainwater runoff into the tent. Large storage pocket in the living area.

Access : A large door, which can be easily stored in an adjacent pocket for more ease of use, and the advantage of a living area that opens up to the outside in fine weather. The edge of the groundsheet can be flattened at entrance for easier access.

Pitching/Folding : Innovation: the groundsheet can be positioned and secured before the tent is unfolded. This facilitates the right positioning of the tent, and its accurate set up. Then, you can unfold and set it up in under 2 minutes!

This tent comes wiith a 2 year guarantee!

PU coated polyester fly sheet, breathable polyester bedroom. Solid fibreglass poles. Polyethylene groundsheet.

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