Quechua 2 Seconds Xl Review

Do you need a quality outdoor tent that will have an easy and fast setup? Are you tired of pitching a tent for eternity or are you looking for a new camping tent?

Quechua xl camping tent

Are you one of those people who want to jump into activities soon as they arrive at the camping spot? If you are nodding read on.

Pop-up tents are not new on the market but sell very well due to their easy usage and functionality. There are a lot of such tents out there so getting the right one can be difficult to choose.

To help you in this regard, I did a market survey and settled on the Quechua waterproof pop-up camping tent as one of the best in the business.

Quechua 2 Seconds XL Fresh & Black, Waterproof Camping Tent, 2 Person
  • Easy assembly/dismantling : Free-standing structure. 2-second pitching. Guided folding system
  • Capacity : 57.1" x 82.7" bedroom. Maximum useful height: 41.3". 1 storage area.
  • Easy to transport : Size of the bag: Ø 29.1" x 3.5" / 38.7 L. Weight: 9.5 lbs.
  • Heat resistant : Flysheet, mechanical ventilations and Fresh & Black fabric to sleep well.
  • Blackout : Patented Fresh & Black outer fabric: 99% darkness even in broad daylight.

My Quechua 2 seconds Xl review will help you understand why I recommend it for outdoor activities.

Quechua Pop Up Tent Review

As a passionate camper, I love to take this pop-up tent with me when I go outdoors. The tent company made a shelter that has nothing to do with some cheap pop-up models.

The Quechua 2 seconds xl pop-up shelter is ready to occupy up to 3 people for sleeping and resting. It weighs 12 pounds which isn’t too much for a tent (standard units weight more).

The maximum height is 42.9 inches which means that most of you will be able to sit straight inside. If you want to have a fast-pitching shelter that will protect you out there then proceed with reading.

Resistance to weather elements

This is a feature of the Quechua 2 seconds xl air that makes it ideal for outdoor activities.

The model comes in a double-wall design and is made of strong yet lightweight polyester material that is excellent in keeping outdoor elements at bay.

Flysheet

The flysheet is coated with a 2000mm PU coating which means that the shelter will keep your interior dry if the rain and wind won’t be too strong (it will protect you in the light and normal rain).

Groundsheet

The bathtub groundsheet is made of 120g/sqm polyethylene which is a heavy-duty floor that is resistant to tears and punctures. Its double-roof has a waterproof coating and seams that are sealed with thermo-bonded tape.

Filtering the UV rays

Excess UV rays can be a problem on sunny afternoons but this is a problem that you won’t have to deal with when chilling inside the Quechua tent. This is because its fabric filters UV rays.

Quechua 2 Seconds Xl tent guide

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Testing

The company tested and validated it in the field and laboratory to make sure they offer quality shelters for camping on sunny days and in those with some precipitation.

Ventilation

Proper air circulation is one of its hallmarks that will make your camping trip pleasurable. There are openings on either side that serve as windows for letting the fresh air inside.

The openings have a fly sheet over them that you can use to secure them when it rains. This will ensure that rainwater doesn’t get into the shelter while at the same time letting air inside to prevent condensation and making it habitable.

A back vent is included. There is a mesh inside the sleeping room that will let the air in but stop bugs from entering the party.

Rear flysheet

I like how the bedroom’s whole rear flysheet can be raised from the inside by pulling on a cord. This way you won’t need to step out in the rain to have a view and more air.

When it rains from the side it is wise that you put the flysheet down. You secure the flysheet with the hooks that attach the guy lines when you want more air.

You can also use the ventilation panels to see what is happening outside. All the product’s openings feature a mosquito net that keeps bugs and other creatures at bay.

Space

The shelter has one sleeping room that can occupy 3 outdoorsmen comfortably with their sleeping bags. Its dimensions are 116.142 inches x 29.5 inches.

Quechua 2 Seconds Xl interior

Storage space

I am sure you will be happy with the front place that serves as a vestibule where you will be able to store your shoes and equipment. The front room will also protect your interior from getting wet (in case that rain falls from the side).

The room measures 25.6 x 82.6 inches.

Organization

There is a hook for hanging a lantern to see at night and for reading in the dark. Four big mesh pockets can be found to organize your little things, two on each side.

Simple entry and exit

This waterproof pop-up tent comes with a large D-shaped door in the front that makes your entry and exit of the unit easy.

The door is secured with a zipper that you can close for your privacy and to keep outdoor creatures away from your sleeping area. There is another door in a D shape that provides an entrance to the sleeping area.

The door is made of a quarter of mesh (on the upper part) to provide better air circulation and easier sleeping at night while the rest of the door will protect you from the cold and unwanted views of the other campers.

Both can be rolled away and fixed with the straps to have more airflow or to let the sun in.

Instant pitch and setup

This is the standout feature of the Quechua pop-up tent and one of the main reasons why you should pick this unit over other models on the market for your outdoor shelter needs.

Quechua 2 Seconds Xl setup

The manufacturer quotes the setup duration as just two seconds but in the real sense, it will take you roughly ten seconds to set it up, which is still quick enough considering that traditional small tents take up to ten minutes to be fully erected.

Setting it up is easy since all you have to do is throw it up in the air and even before it hits the ground the tent will be ready to use it. It unfolds in the air and reaches the ground fully opened.

It settles on the ground and you may not need to use the stakes provided to anchor it unless you anticipate the wind.

Disadvantages

I have used it several times, the only challenge that I found with it was taking it down and packing after use. Twisting and folding the tent’s hoops was a challenge at first and I had to spend a considerable amount of time packing it up.

With continued use, however, I mastered the tricks of effective packing and now it doesn’t take me more than a minute to take down and pack it when I conclude my stay outdoors.

Additional gear

Do you expect more rain on your trip than the sun? I advise you to get a waterproof tarp so the interior of your tent will stay dry and clean.

Here is Tebery waterproof camping tarp that you can put under or above the shelter to protect the interior and your loved ones from moisture and dirt.

It is made of 420D Oxford fabric and measures 94.5 x 86.7 inches when unfolded.

Want to sleep in a dark tent?

Are you one of those people who like to sleep longer in the morning? Maybe you like to take an afternoon nap? I have a perfect product for you.

Quechua 2 seconds 3xl fresh & black is an innovation that will enable you to sleep longer in the morning because it is dark inside when you close all openings.

Quechua 2 Second Pop Up Tent

It is appropriate for 3 campers with their sleeping bags or pads. It measures 83 x 73 x 41 inches and has 9lb 4 oz. Its waterproof level is 2000mm.

It doesn’t have a vestibule like the xl air model but it is quite roomy when you unfold it so it will have some extra space for shoes or a backpack.

Want to see other products that have black technology? These are blackout tents that will let you sleep in the dark.

Camper’s opinion

The feature that campers stress out is the tent’s built and quality. It is strong and durable so it should be of great use for years. The product is quite roomy for 3 men to rest in.

They also like the airflow system that comes in handy in hot places such as Florida.

The negative feature that they exposed is headroom, however, this is a pop-up shelter that is meant to pitch fast. It serves for spending the night outdoors but not for long-lasting luxury camping.

Where is the brand Quechua from?

Quechua is a trademarked French brand that offers outdoor equipment for hikers and campers.

The company was established by nine Decathlon employees that launched their first products in 1998. They have a design center in Sallanches.

Is Quechua a good brand?

There is no doubt that the brand is well-known and respected in the outdoor sector. They provide high-quality performance products for beginners and advanced outdoorsmen.

It is one of the largest outdoor manufacturers for sportswear, sports gear, and similar products.

Are Quechua tents any good?

I like how their tents are weatherproof. Their units are resistant to wind and rain and take care of the dry interior. They can be expensive but the quality justifies the price.

At Quechua 2 seconds pop-up tent I love the cord that you pull from the inside to have a view and more air.

How do you carry a 2 second tent?

It folds to 37 x 37 x 5.2 inches and has handles so you can carry it. It weighs 12 pounds so you will be able to carry it for some time.

quechua 2 seconds tent 101

However, it is more appropriate that you go camping with a vehicle and putting the product inside for transportation.

How do you close Quechua 2 seconds?

Pop-up outdoor tents fold differently than pole units so you should know a few tips for having success when holding your Quechua 2 seconds xl 3 men model.

First, you have to grab both sides of the unit and bring them together in the middle. Grab the upper part, fold it down, and then twist it inside. Then you fold circles together and you will have a tent almost ready for storing it.

Here you can see a folding process of the tent by Wim Naessens.

What do I think of the Quechua 2 second tent?

It is a decent pop-up tent that you can take almost anywhere. The storage bag is a little bulky so you can’t carry it for a longer time.

I like that window panels can be pulled up with a cord from the inside so you don’t have to go out to open them (great when it rains).

The model isn’t so high so don’t expect to stand up, this is not a cabin tent. The vestibule is great and waterproof so you will be able to separate dirty gear from the sleeping area.

It is pitched in seconds so this is good for fast coming storm or when you don’t have the will to pitch a tent with poles.

It is a pretty decent model where you can spend a dry and comfortable night with your friends or the people you love.

Conclusion

I made this Quechua 2 seconds XL review so you can see if this product is the right one for your adventures. Setting it up is easy and instant and you will appreciate how resistant this tent is to the elements.

It has a double-wall design and is made of strong yet lightweight polyester material that is excellent in keeping outdoor elements at bay.

The tent settles on the ground and you may not need to use the stakes provided to anchor it unless you anticipate a windy night. It has a large D-shaped door, with a single zip for easy entrance and exit. 

There are openings on either side of this tent that serve as windows for letting the fresh air inside. The openings have a fly sheet over them that you can use to secure the openings when it rains.

It is appropriate for three persons to use it like the couple and a child or three friends who want to spend free time outdoors.

Still not sure if this unit is for you? Opt for if:

  • Camping in hot weather
  • Want ventilated shelter
  • Want a vestibule
  • Want a user-friendly model
  • Want an UV and waterproof model
Quechua 2 Seconds XL Fresh & Black, Waterproof Camping Tent, 2 Person
  • Easy assembly/dismantling : Free-standing structure. 2-second pitching. Guided folding system
  • Capacity : 57.1" x 82.7" bedroom. Maximum useful height: 41.3". 1 storage area.
  • Easy to transport : Size of the bag: Ø 29.1" x 3.5" / 38.7 L. Weight: 9.5 lbs.
  • Heat resistant : Flysheet, mechanical ventilations and Fresh & Black fabric to sleep well.
  • Blackout : Patented Fresh & Black outer fabric: 99% darkness even in broad daylight.