The Quick Tent from Teton Sports is a pop-up model gaining traction throughout the camping community for its mixture of function, form, and wallet-friendliness.
An attractive-looking tent for one, it can be configured a few different ways for a more comfortable outdoor experience, while still providing a shelter that withstands the elements.
One of the best pop up tents specifically designed for solo camping and backpacking, due to its simple set up and lightweight framework.
The big question we all want to know is, is it worth it?
Read on to find out if this tent will work for you.
Teton Sports Outfitter Quick Tent Review
Our First Thoughts
A highly visible model with its yellow color scheme, this tent is also lightweight, with an almost instantaneous set up time. It comes with everything you need, has some really cool add-ons that you can purchase for a more comfortable configuration, and is crafted with excellent quality fabrics as well a strong frame.
The size will fit most everyone, and there is plenty of mesh for premium ventilation and outside views. It can be used in 3 of 4 seasons, and has a well-constructed rain fly which works with a durable floor for premium, head to toe waterproofing.
A budget-priced model that is loaded with plenty of attractive features, there is a lot to like about this tent and it won’t break the bank.
Important Specs at a Glance
82” x 29” x 32”
Instant with Pre-Attached Poles
75D Polyester Taffeta
25” x 8” x 5”
Overview of Features
- Pops Up for Instant Set Up
- Designed to Fit on Teton’s Camp Cot
- Includes Rain Fly
- Rainfly Can Be Upgraded for Use with Cot
- Lightweight for Backpacking
- Extra Leg Room for Tall Campers
- Excellent Quality at Budget Price
What We Love – Our Top 3 Features
GOLD QUALITY – Pop! Goes This Model
The setup of this tent is our favorite thing about it and the process is almost instantaneous.
Unpacking it from its stuff sack, it comes with the canopy, fly, poles, ground trap, guy lines, and 8 stakes for a complete tent system. It then sets up in three simple steps:
- Unfold the tent.
- Lock the two poles in place.
- Pull up on the drawstring.
The tent will instantly pop up at this point. It really is that simple, going up in a matter of seconds. The frame of the tent is controlled by a spring-loaded mechanism on the top of the shelter that locks everything into place.
You then have the choice of staking it to the ground, or attaching it to Teton’s cot (see our Silver Feature below).
When you are ready to leave your site, there are a few unlocking points that will collapse the structure easily, making it just as quick to breakdown as it is to pitch.
SILVER FEATURE – Cot Configuration
Tired of sleeping on the lumpy, cold, and possibly wet ground? Teton’s got you covered.
Although available as a separate purchase, you can pick up their single-sized camping cot for a more comfortable night’s rest.
This tent is specifically designed to fit on top of it, and it secures easily with 6 loop attachments, turning your outdoor shelter into that of a cozy bed.
Some people will even invest in Teton’s plush sleeping pad, to give cushion and luxurious comfort underneath you.
The cot is slightly larger due to its frame, but the tent will fit perfectly on it. The only downside to it is the weight of 26 lbs., which means you could only use it if you are car camping. While it’s not the end of the world it is definitely a limiting factor. The cot uses rugged 600D oxford canvas, a strong aluminum frame, and can hold up to 600 lbs. to accommodate the portly camper.
Further to the cot, Teton also offers a secondary rain fly (the Elite model), which wraps up not just the tent, but the cot as well. It envelops the entire structure, running from the top of the tent down to the ground, so your entire space is kept dry. The cot also allows for extra storage space underneath it, so you don’t have to sleep with your gear in the tent with you.
BRONZE HIGHLIGHT – Built To Last
A lot of care has gone into the construction of this tent, as it not only functions well on its own, but also with the cot configuration.
Undoubtedly the pop-up component is its most attractive feature, but that is only made possible by the beautifully engineered mechanism that allows for it.
A strong frame keeps it sturdy at all times, and 75 denier polyester taffeta gives you a tent that breathes well, while protecting you from the elements at the same time.
Two-thirds of the tent is made of mesh, which allows for excellent views of the night sky on clear nights, and doubles as premium ventilation when the rain fly is attached.
Included with the tent are guy lines and heavy-duty stakes that keep everything secured to the ground with no issues.
Main Overview – Breaking Down Every Detail
Won’t Rain on Your Parade
This tent has excellent waterproofing when the rain fly is attached. With a rating of 2000mm protection, it clips to the four corners for a secure fit and also has guy line for staking out. This creates a taut structure that stands up well to stormy weather.
You will sleep easy knowing the interior floor is also coated in a similar 2000mm hydrostatic head for premium protection against moisture seeping in. If you shell out for the cot configuration, you can upgrade to the Elite rain fly to keep the entire structure free of moisture.
A Tent For 3 Seasons
While it’s not winter-friendly, you can confidently use this tent for spring, summer, or fall camping. It excels in warm weather, but will still work very well on cooler days and nights. However, wearing the appropriate clothing, and packing warm sleeping bags and/or blankets will make a huge difference.
This is a lightweight tent at just over 4 lbs., making it backpacker friendly as it won’t break your back. Even though there are ultra-lightweight models specifically geared to backpackers, they don’t provide the instant pop-up capability this tent has, which is a welcome feature when you have been carrying your backpack for a few hours, and you want a quick shelter for resting in.
With a primarily mesh design, you can be certain that airflow will never be a problem in this tent. The abundance of no-see-um mesh also allows for excellent protection against bugs, and provides stargazing capability when the weather cooperates.
Most Asked Questions – We’ve Got You Covered
What Size Rain Fly Does This Tent Come With?
The tent comes with a standard size fly that will fit over the canopy to shield you from the rain. If you are using this tent on the cot you can purchase the Elite Rain Fly which covers both the tent and the cot, as it is double the size and runs from the top of tent all the way to the ground.
Do I Need to Stake Down This Tent?
As it is pretty lightweight at just over 4 lbs., it is recommended to stake it down. If there is minimal to no wind you may get away with it not being secured, as your body weight and gear can do a decent job stabilizing it. But for the amount of time it takes to stake down the corners, it’s worth it. The last thing you want is to be outside the tent and have it blow away.
Can I Use This Tent in Minus Temperatures?
You can, but you will freeze. It isn’t outfitted with any thermal insulation, and two-thirds of the tent is constructed with mesh. We would advise against it, and stick to using the tent only in spring/summer/fall. If you absolutely must, utilize the cot for elevation and invest in a quality thermal sleeping bag.
Is There Enough Room If I’m Really Tall?
There is! The length of the tent is 82 inches, which is roughly 6’10” of space. While anyone under 6 feet will undoubtedly be more comfortable, taller campers should still be able to fit inside the tent.
Our Final Thoughts
Teton has designed a truly excellent single person tent with this pop-up model.
Not only is it well-designed for a simple and quick pitch, but its lightweight enough to throw in your backpack, and flexible enough to upgrade for use with a cot for a more luxurious camping experience.
An attractive look, durable fabrics, strong frame, excellent waterproofing, and an overall level of functionality make using it fun and hassle-free. Teton’s got a winner that is just as easy to use as it is easy on your wallet.