QUECHUA Base Seconds LIVING AREA - green

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Key feature
A living area big enough for 4 to 6 people and which can be pitched in 2 minutes. Provides a protected living space when using small camping tents.
Users reviews
4.3 / 5 28 ratings

Users reviews

4.3 / 5 28 ratings
22 users recommended this product
  • Woman
    40-49 years old
    12 November 2016
    Use since More than 2 years
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Great for weekends away
    Quick to put up/ take down

    We have three of these units and find them really good for a few nights away. The units link together really well, we also have two inner pods one we sleep in and one our dogs have! They store away really well and the end weight is very light. They take a few goes to get used to for packing away but once you have mastered it it's really easy. We will buy another pod for next years season as our nieces and nephews want to camp with us.

  • Man
    +60 years old
    11 September 2016
    Use since 7 to 12 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    folding away
    the unit make a camper drive away awning easy up i can not fold it

    try as I will I can not fold this base seconds tent small enough to fit the bag.
    The post on you tube seem to make it look easy in use a great tent but when its a fight that I lose to put it away I can not give it more than 2 star.
    If quechue could give and explanation as to why nether me or others can follow the instructions id with my particular unit id be greatful.

    Brand's answer :


    Thanks for your feedback on the Quechua Base seconds living area and apologies for the inconvenience caused. I will pass your comments on to the product manager. Whilst we have no official video's to assist you there is a video on Youtube which shows the tent being disassembled, I am not sure if it is the one you have seen however you can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8nNUh0M_ZA. It is from one of our Italian stores. I hope this helps.

    Many thanks

    Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON

  • Woman
    +60 years old
    10 September 2016
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    Quecha Base Seconds
    Great living space, quick & easy to use NONE


User benefits

Easy assembly / dismantling
Pitched in 2 minutes. Folds down in less than 2 minutes with practise.
Height 2 m. 5 m²: room to stand and sit with for 4 or 6 seated at a table.
Ease of use
Doors with mosquito screens protected from the rain by overhangs.
Wind resistance: validated in wind tunnels and on a rotating plate.

Technical card

85 CM ø DISK
6.4 kg
225 CM
225 CM
Main fabric : 50.0% Polyester (PES), 50.0% Polyurethane (PU) Pole : 100.0% Glass - Fibre (FG)
Designed to
a family of 4 to 6 backpacking campers who need a quick set-up living area offering shelter from the weather.
All of our tents can be repaired in your local Decathlon workshop.


Care instructions
1 CLEANING - if needed, clean the tent with soapy water, then rinse (with a hose if possible). Then leave to dry completely. 2 TREE SAP STAINS - Can be very hard to remove Once the stain is fully dry, gently scratch it off while holding an ice cube on the inside of the fabric to make the sap brittle so it will come off more easily. 3 STORAGE - after use or cleaning, do not store your tent until it is perfectly dry to prevent odours and mould from forming.
Storage Tips
STORAGE - after use or cleaning, do not store your tent until it is PERFECTLY DRY to prevent odours and mould from forming.
Restricted use
Risk of condensation if gap in T° between day&night is too great


Dimensions and weight
2.25m square living area, 5 sqm surface, max headroom 1.9 m. kg. Weight: 6.4 kg.
Bedroom space
This Base Seconds was designed as the living area for 2 Seconds tents, during cold, rainy, or mosquito-filled evenings. It therefore does not have a bedroom, but is compatible with 2 Seconds bedrooms. A bedroom is sold separately to fix inside the Base Seconds, converting it to a wide 2 to 4-man tent for sleeping.
Living / storage space
Thanks to its 5 sqm surface, 4 or 6 people can easily sit around a table. A compatible groundsheet is sold separately. Another advantage is that one Base Seconds can be twinned with another Base Seconds.
2 big doors, which fold easily into a pocket for more ease and to keep the living space open in fine weather.
Pops up in 10 seconds, fully pitched in less than 2 minutes. Free-standing (can easily be moved even after it is pitched). It is advised to use the 10 pegs to ensure wind resistance. Folds down in less than 2 minutes with practise (details and film available on www.quechua.com).
Like all Quechua tents, the waterproofing has been particularly well-developed, approved in lab tests (ENTIRE TENT tested with 200 litres of water per hour and sqm!) and on field tests. (PU-coated polyester roof with heat sealed watertight taped seams). 2 twinned Base Seconds were approved in terms of waterproofing in the same conditions.
1 air vent under each of the 3 "overhangs", 4 mosquito net windows (can be closed off) + 1 ceiling air vent. Designed for optimum ventilation and to reduce natural build-up of condensation.
Wind resistance
We test all of our tents in a wind tunnel with a rotary table to expose each side of the tent to the wind. A properly assembled tent with all the stays in position around the tent should remain habitable;e under wind speeds measuring 50 km/h at ground level.
Solid fibreglass for excellent break resistance.
Tent pegs
5 mm galvanised steel pegs for good twisting resistance.
85 cm diameter and 10 cm thick disc. Non-zip flap which is more practical, and 2 straps for occasional carrying.
UV protection (protection against Ultraviolet rays)
The fabric flysheet filters UV rays with a SPF of 30. Please note: a significant amount of UV rays can enter through a single open door: protect your skin.