If you are a fan of tents that are push-button easy to set up and operate, then you probably have heard of Quechua tents. At least they are popular in the European regions and England. There many tents that cater to specific individuals and campers.
For instance, while the 2 Seconds II instant pop up tent is for the hiker flying solo and has no room for others, the 2 Seconds III instant tent is a bigger tent designed with the needs of multiple individuals in mind. Ideally, the 2 Seconds III tent holds up to 3 people comfortably, whatever that means to you.
But if you are a hiker that likes to stretch a lot while you sleep, you better stick to having only 2 people per tent just in case you have enough room. It also contains a shoe pocket storage area between the inner tent and the fly sheet so that you can safely store both of your hiking shoes.
The tent stands freely and after learning the maneuvers a hiker can easily set up this pop up tent very quickly. It will stay in place anywhere you place it as long as it is not a windy environment. However, just in case, there are 11 pegs and 5 guy ropes supplied. As a true Quechua tent, it can fold away in 15 seconds after you have some experience doing it.
When it comes to waterproofing, the 2 Seconds III tent is laboratory approved, and the whole tent has been field tested under 200 litres/hr/sq m. Basically, it contains a thin layer of polyester that protects you from moisture that is often created inside the fly sheet. This moisture usually comes from the natural condensation that builds up due to the nature of most camp or hiking environments.
So how heavy is this tent? This may be surprising to you. It weighs about 3.5 kilograms. Any more weight would just be more of a hassle due to dragging the darn thing all round the field.
The front entrance is reasonably easy to use, it is the usual big “D” door that only takes one zip to open and close. This means you do not really have to step over your partner to climb out of the tent like with some other tents.
Another interesting thing about the tent is the ventilation design. It contains breathable fabric and overall is designed for great airflow circulation to maximize airflow and minimize condensation buildups. This means you will sleep on something dry, unless you have bladder issues.
And lets not forget about the big bad sun. This Quechua tent contains fabric that blocks over 98 percent of UVB rays and up to 95 percent of UVA rays. Basically, it protects you from the sun. However, keep in mind that some sun rays can still reach you if you leave the door open, since these rays can bounce off of the ground and into your tent.