Finding the perfect tent is essential, especially for enthusiasts who want to make the most of their time in nature. For some, camping is not just a weekend hobby; it is a lifestyle. Getting the right equipment is a must so you can enjoy nature in what we like call, an efficient manner, saving you time and money in the long run.
Let’s take a look at some of the top-rated waterproof pop up tents online, in UK, Europe and also breaking American markets today – Quechua Pop Up Tents. We find out why buyers love this line of quechua tents and what are the features and functions that most stand out for us campers.
Pop Up Tents in general have a comfortable vibe with an instant pitch feature, is innovation at its best. We believe that this is perfect for both long-time campers and beginners alike and suitable for camping with a child or pet, due to the darkroom technology.
Although only in 2 and 3 person tent sizes, like the Nightcat tent and the Zomake pop up tent, we think families with small children will love this tent because it will give both parents and children quality sleep after having fun, due to the ‘black out technology’.
It is also priced reasonably for such a high quality build, which is of paramount importance to most, with that, let’s take a closer look.
Quechua 2 Seconds 2 Person Pop up Tent
Item Weight: 6.83 pounds
Shipping Weight: 7.2 pounds
Product Dimensions: 120 cm X 210 cm
Season: 4 seasons
Capacity: 2 person
Quechua 2 Seconds 3 Person Pop up Tent
Item Weight: 8 pounds
Shipping Weight: 20.7 pounds
Product Dimensions: 180 cm X 210 cm
Season: 4 seasons
Capacity: 3 person
What We Think
What we love most about this pop up are the following: it’s Fresh and Dark Technology, Easy Guide System for assembling and folding, and Heat Reduction. The main reason why we go camping is to relax and commune with nature. We go camping to destress and recharge. That is why the Fresh and Dark Technology used is our favorite feature, unfortunately this feature seems somewhat unique in pop up tents, with best sellers like the Coleman Galiano tent and the Gazelle T4 tent both without this tech.
It makes the camping experience even more relaxing. Sleeping in nature has never been this comfortable. You will definitely be recharged and ready to face the world again after a good night’s sleep. If this model isn’t doing anything for you, check out our full list of the best pop up tents on the current market, for a bit of variation.
Our Favorite Features
Let’s face it; it is easy to pitch a tent than to pack it all up. It is a bonus that it takes just mere seconds to pitch the tent, no pegs needed when there is no strong wind.
But packing up and folding is the most challenging. With its easy guide system, we can finally fold the tent back to almost as good as new—no need to worry about running out of valuable space in your backpack.
The heat reduction feature is a plus as well. When camping, we always feel damp and sticky because the tent becomes too hot and humid. There is enough air circulation, and lesser heat from the sun penetrates the tent so you will never feel sticky and damp again.
One of the most important factors when buying a tent is its waterproof feature. The main reason we use a tent when camping is, so we have shelter from the heat, cold and the rain or mist. It has been field-tested under a shower at 200mm water/hour/m². This means it is proven and tested to withstand a torrential downpour. You can still enjoy a sound sleep even when it rains because this tent can shake off the water quickly.
Quick and Easy
Quick-Pitch System – it only takes 2 seconds to pitch the tent, which makes it convenient for anyone, especially beginners and new camping enthusiasts. It is a freestanding tent much like the Ayamaya pop up tent and the Toogh Tent, so when there is no wind, you can set it up anywhere without any pegs: no complicated parts, no complex assembly, just quick and easy.
Easy-Fold System – Packing up is just as easy as pitching it. With an easy-fold system to help you pack up fast without becoming bulky. A common issue with most tent users is the difficulty in packing up because most tents tend to get bulky and takes so much space inside the backpack.
Dark Exterior Fabric
The Quechua Waterproof Popup Tent uses fresh and black patented exterior fabric that keeps the inside dark even during the brightest time of the day. By keeping it dark inside, the tent is kept cool and gives the camper comfortable sleep. The fresh concept lessens the heat from the sun and the surroundings. The fabric used is coated with Ti0² and has a UPF of 50+.
Quechua uses a ventilation flysheet with two side panels that can be extended and fixed. The flysheet on the rest of the tent, including the sleeping area, can also be lifted and adjusted to allow more air circulation, keeping the air inside fresh and lessen condensation. Condensation makes the air inside the tent hot and musty. Quechua has resolved that problem by using breathable polyester under the flysheets.
The Quechua Waterproof Popup Tent is a worthy investment because you are assured that it will last for years. It can withstand extreme heat from the sun, strong winds, and heavy rains. Quechua uses tarps that are heavily coated with Ti0² or Titanium Dioxide.
Ti0² is a self-cleaning agent and breaks down harmful pollutants brought by rain or air pollutants that can destroy the tent fabrics. This makes the tent more durable compared to other products in the market. Quechua also uses UPF +50 on the tent fabric so that the sun does not penetrate inside the tent.
It does not just lessen the heat inside the tent; the UPF +50 also helps the tent itself from being damaged by the sun so it can last longer.
With minimum wind, the tent can be freestanding; there is no need for using pegs. With pegs, the tent can withstand 50 km per hour wind force. The Quechua Waterproof Tent is a four seasons tent, so it is built to suffer any weather conditions without breaking down or falling into pieces.
Quechua AIR Seconds Tent – 3 man
Fans of pop up tents will no doubt enjoy the XL Air II from Quechua, which can be pitched in under a minute due to its pre-assembled design. It can house up to 3 campers at a time, and it works great as a luxurious outdoor shelter for one.
The tent has all the features you need for an enjoyable camping trip: adequate ventilation for climate control, multiple waterproofing features (2000 mm hydrostatic head, taped seams, bathtub floor), and UPF 30 protection against the sun’s rays.
Doors can roll back or zip shut depending on the weather, and its built to withstand winds up to 50 km/h. Quechua includes guy ropes, pegs, and the tent compacts into a slim case for easy transport and storage.
XL Air II Overview
Like all pop up tents, this one comes ready to go out of its carrying bag. Framing out the tent are highly flexible fiberglass poles, which are also strong enough to help it stand up to tough weather. The XL Air II has been rated to 50 km/h (Force 6) winds, which makes it a great option if you’re camping in less than ideal conditions.
The flexibility of the frame also makes repacking the tent simple, as it compresses like an accordion and then folds onto itself to further compact. Buckles and ties contain it in a 78 cm diameter x 10 cm thick storage bag.
The XL Air II is marketed as a 2-second tent, but in reality it probably takes about 30 seconds (although at this fast pace we’re just splitting hairs). Once the tent is removed from its case, all you have to do is remove the ties and unbuckle it.
The tent will pop up on its own, giving you a shelter in seconds. All that is left for you to do is stake down the corners and guy lines with the provided pegs. This uber-fast pitch time will be a lifesaver on the days where you arrive at your campsite during stormy weather, and need to get into your tent ASAP.
It weighs in at around 4.2 kg. (9.25 lbs.), allowing for anyone to carry it to and from their campsite with ease. As this tent is designed for only 1 or 2 people, its not exactly the largest model on the market. Its singular-design uses lightweight poles with polyester inner and outer fabrics, which keep the weight down considerably.
The floor material is comprised of polyethylene, for a thicker and more durable fabric. This is a heavier material than the polyester shell, but makes little difference when it comes to the tent’s overall weight.
Standing 95 cm tall with a 210 x 150 cm bedroom, it has 2 large D-doors that are separated by an entry vestibule. This is a great place to store footwear and gear out of the elements. The sleep space has its own door and inner lining, which helps avoid condensation build up.
Multiple vents are included and can be adjusted from the inside, keeping air circulating as needed. The exterior is coated in a 2000 mm polyurethane waterproofing agent, while taped seams and a bathtub floor keep water from sneaking into the shelter.
Most Asked Questions
Is There Room for More People?
When camping, we bring cooking materials, fishing rods, and other stuff we use for a fun-filled nature trip. Is there enough room in the tent for both people and things?
Yes, there is. This tent is compact, but there is a little legroom for your belongings. As long as you do not bring the whole kitchen, space should not be a problem.
If you are the type of person who brings many camping accessories with you, we suggest getting the 3-man tent so you and your partner can use the two sleeping areas and leave the 3rd space for your things. There might even be a room for your small dog.
Are they Child-Friendly?
Kids should not have a problem helping adults setting up the tent. The kids can set it up even without their help. It takes a few seconds to set the tent up. It will be a breeze for children.
The Quechua Waterproof Camping Tent only offers 2-man and 3-man tents, so families who want to enjoy its innovation will have to purchase 2 or 3 items. It can be a worthy investment, though, because its features will help provide a fun and relaxing time (and sleep).
Conclusion on Quechua Tents
Camping does not have to be complicated. You don’t need to be an expert to set up a fun weekend with your loved ones. When you have the right tools and equipment, it can be as easy as one, two, three.
Aside from the fast pitch convenience, this tent should be considered mainly for the blackout and darkroom aspect, and the benefits of that. If you’re thinking of buying this just for the fast pitch use, then you should also consider the Hui Lingyang pop up tent, as it’s half the price and offers an equally fast pitch.