2 seconds XL AIR camping tent - sleeps 2
HeidiWoman50-59 years old20 September 2016Use since More than 1 yearI recommendThat review has been deposited on this product versionExcellent once you've practiced putting away :)Easy to put up and put down after a few practices Head height a little low towards the back
I bought this tent from Decathlon in Angouleme 2 years ago after having had a quecha pop up tent for nearly 10 years which was becoming tatty after so many years use. (This old tent is still used regularly, water tight and survived some terrible weather). The new 'air' version is wider and seems a little longer too which is very welcome however I did find it 'lower' than it's predecessor making it difficult to get dressed etc. Have had two trips in it this year alone and it survived 'Festival Number 6' with no problem at all (there were so many broken and blown away tents all in the skips & written off cars due to the horrendous weather all weekend). I once watched a test on TV which showed fire crews firing water at pressure at various tents & the little quecha pop up tent did the best so I think the 'pop up' poles must be far more flexible and hardy being all fixed together that more 'traditional' tents.
LeeMan40-49 years old14 September 2016Use since More than 1 yearI recommendThat review has been deposited on this product versionBrilliant as a 1-man tent with room to move!Pitched and weatherproof in seconds Front door could be problematic if wet
As always with tents, halve the number of berths it says and you'll be fine. This would be very cosy as a 2-man but is perfect as a one-man. Loads of space for a decent camp bed and kit if you're on your own.
Small porch area is perfect for keeping wet gear or using a gas stove for that early morning coffee.
Obviously easy to pitch as it's pop-up but practice putting it down after watching You Tube. Makes it much easier in real life!
Holds up well in the rain but be careful of opening external front door. Bash the rain off first otherwise it comes inside the porch. Side air vents are very useful, the back one not so but is a nice touch.
Perfect weekend or festival tent but the packed away disc shape would not be good for hiking.
charlotteWoman30-39 years old01 August 2016Use since 1 week or lessThat review has been deposited on this product versionA bitter disappointmentDeceptively low
Bought this for Glastonbury, was incredibly disappointed.
I bought it having seen it on display in Surrey Quays Decathlon, where is was displayed relatively high up at an angle and was obviously not secured to the floor. What this did not allow you to see was that when you actually secure the tent, the back is pulled down to such a low flat height, you feel that you exist in a pancake. To make things worse, the inside then sags and hangs, which you bang into. In order to even wriggle into your jeans, you have to go up the end of the tent near the entrance to get some head space.
I am 5'1 and this should not have been a problem for me, but it was an awful awful awful experience. Despite only buying this in June, I am now going camping again.... and will have to go tent shopping again. This would be totally unpleasant to use a second time.
The point at which people point at your tent when they walk past and laugh at the shape saying "I'd hate to be in there" is the point at which you know you've made a misinformed choice.
An utter waste of a hard-earned £70.Brand's answer :
Thanks for your feedback on the 2 seconds XL air camping tent, I am sorry to hear about the inconvenience caused. Please drop back into the Surrey Quays store with the tent where a member of the team will be able to find a suitable solution for you.
Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON