15 November 2015Use since 3 to 6 monthsI recommendThat review has been deposited on this product versionGreat tent . Minimal criticsmsLight weight and spacious A few mods could make it fab
I bought this tent for a month tour of New Zealand. I shopped around and on paper this ticked ALL the boxes. I could not find a tent like this anywhere. For a 4 pesron tent this is extremely light. Though it was just me using it.. The tent is in two compartments. This allowed me and all my gear in the living compartment. This was an XL ultralight cot and 5 paniers. The living compartment was just the right length to take the cot and it left me space either side to put my paniers and access all of my gear directly. The storage compartment is the other main reason why I bought this tent as it is just high enough to take a 51cm 29"er mountain bike standing up and still giving me room to get into the tent door quite easily. We were not planning on encountering the 100kmph+ winds which was a freak once in a 20 year event. But the tent stood up well indeed. The poles got bent. But I hope I can straighten them. I just stayed in the tent to weight it down. Improvements could be made. The internal living compartment is fully vented. I felt it when the cold wind blew! Maybe they could change this. Also the guy ropes/ string are red and black and could not be seen at night. I got annoyed with people tripping over them. So I am replacing them with fluorescent ones. The tent pegs are also a bit feeble. Decathlon could put better ones in.The orange aluminium ones they sell are much much better. Overall a great lightweight tent. People laughed at me when they saw it. But when I pushed my £2500 touring bike inside where it was protected from the rain wind and thieves and they had to leave theirs' outside.... I was the one who was laughing! The bike also fitted in lying down which was even better in the strong winds. Can be put up in 10 minutes. Much easier with two people. Much heavier than a one man tent. But I paid the price of the extra weight to get a worry free nights sleep on the 1000km trek. At this price also a ground sheet could be included. I bought this too and it worked very well indeed. With a few minor changes Decathlon could be the ultimate touring bike tent provider. Delivery was on time and staff were ultra helpful indeed.
12 May 2015Use since More than 1 yearI recommendThat review has been deposited on this product version6 month cycle tour. 2 people, lots of stuffloads of space, sit up comfortably. light. compact slighty too lightweight perhaps!!
this is a tent you can live in!! and it weighs less than many MUCH smaller tents. the negetives are a product of its lightness. the DAC poles are a little fragile at the ends, would like zip covers for the vents. really this is a 2 season tent but we made it stretch to three and it coped really well! the reason for the lost star is that the rear end of the tent is really difficult to get tensioned properly and usually requires repegging. also the poles are attached to the tent via small plastic rings supposedly to make things easier but instead catch on the poles and make it almost impossible for one person to erect the tent. a quick snip rectified the problem and made the tent much faster/easier to pitch(marked the middle long pole first!) also this is a tent that must be pitched with the guy lines out.
despite the negs i love this tent and the convenience of all that space. it also really fast to put up and pull down. i can't imagine spending 6 months in a smaller tent(with another person at least)!
02 July 2014Use since 2 to 8 weeksI recommendThat review has been deposited on this product versionExcellent 4 man tentSpacious, quality great, packs easily None found
Great lightweight hiking tent. Fits 4 easily and plenty of space to store kit and equipment