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Ok. They've been about for a while now so am sure a few of you will have one or at least have some experience of one .. I'm thinking of buying one (2 person) to replace my heftier tent as I have a disability that wont allow me to faff about like before.

 

Can anyone recommend a brand?

 

Thank you :)

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I haven't got one myself, but a lot of people I know swear by the Quecha ones from Decathlon. They seem spacious and watertight, but I'd go with a three man, just so you can store your stuff better.

 

Getting them back down can be tricky, til you've got the knack.

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Getting them back down provides campsite entertainment! Last time I camped I watched a fellow take 15 minutes with on/off help from others and still not get it down - the five of us had packed up, washed up, loaded the car in the meantime...

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go to dicathlon in town they have some great pop up tents. i got a 2 man pop up for 30 quid last year there they are all the same make. its done 3 festivals and took some hammer. just get them to show you how to get them down. its easy when you know how. it was called the queshua 2 man pop up tent.

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I have a 2 man pop-up. It is great for maybe one or two nights, but it gets a lot of condensation, and certainly is not 2 man. Although a doddle to put up, and despite what has been said in another post, a doddle to pack away, it is a big item to pack. 3 feet across, won't fit in my sports car, so I have to use the luggage rack. If I knew then what I know now, I would have bought a three man one. 2 man pop-up for sale!!

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Love my Quecha 2 man tent, although when we got it from Decathlon i saw the design/colour on the box that i wanted. However after opening it, the design was different.. no matter though it looks fine

 

Worst experience ive had is actually asking the bloke at decathlon if he has any '2-second erections'... Thats the name i'd heard them being called :hihi:

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I've got a two man pop up, they're fantastic.

Getting them down is a nightmare though, fortunately there's a video of how to do it on you tube.

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I haven't got one myself, but a lot of people I know swear by the Quecha ones from Decathlon. They seem spacious and watertight, but I'd go with a three man, just so you can store your stuff better.

 

Getting them back down can be tricky, til you've got the knack.

 

my bold, agrees with mojo..

 

To add: I think with 2man tents (pop up or not), it really means one, unless it's a partner of yours, and you have nowt with you. Mine is two man, but would be a bit too cozy for 2 unless you are huggy friends, :hihi: (and you have little stuff) ...

 

Only takes a few of goes at putting them down to get the knack. (I required the help of youtube video to help me the first time). But, it is a piece of pi$$ when you grasp it.

 

I deffo recommend one Saffy. Much more time for cups of tea and laughing at others, who are strugglin' with complicated ones. ;)

 

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However, you haven't said what it is for, and that makes a slight difference. If you are just popping to a festival as a one off or something, then a 2man would probably fit the bill, but if you are thinking of doing a few camps and that, then you want to make things more comfy, and go bigger. :)

 

The big 150 quid one at Decathlon is ace (2 bedroom one), but requires a few viewings of youtube films, and possible arguments with people who think they know better, before successfully completing the packing up. :suspect:;):hihi:

 

Admittedly, this one does either require 2 people to put down, or one person with a large 'wing' span. You mentioned a disability which could mean anything, but with the 2 man one, you don't need any strength (only the strength of patience first time or so :))

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Ok. They've been about for a while now so am sure a few of you will have one or at least have some experience of one .. I'm thinking of buying one (2 person) to replace my heftier tent as I have a disability that wont allow me to faff about like before.

 

Can anyone recommend a brand?

 

Thank you :)

 

they are unless its windy, they are tricky to pack takes practice.

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Many thanks for the replies. It' mainly for the odd night. My sister has a frame tent and just pottres off locally sometimes .. I said I would join her for a night .. I don't think my back would take more than one night in a tent. So ... one night use every now and again, that's all.

 

I'll have a nose at Decathlon .. thank you ...

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The biggest problem is that they don't really pack up into something small, but a large flattish disc shape.

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I'll frisbee it home then ! :D Ach, there will be only me in the car so it can go in the back presumably.

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