Tips and tricks for the best adventures from our trekking and hiking brand.
In a nutshell, there are three criteria that should determine your choice of camping tent: the size and space, comfort, and the time required to pitch/take it down.
1. SIZE & SPACE
Depending on the model, Quechua camping tents can sleep two-eight people in one, two, three or four separate bedrooms. Most people buy a tent that can sleep one extra than they need for a little flexibility on numbers and also extra space to keep belongings or spread out.
Choose a tent with a living space if you need somewhere sheltered you can chill out, enjoy your dinner, and, depending on the height of the tent, stand up and stretch your legs. Headed somewhere cold, wet and windy? You’ll be glad of the extra inside space if you can’t go out much.
Comfort will vary according to the size of your tent – consider 60cm the minimum for a good night’s sleep and enough room to move around in the day. The tent’s height will also be a factor in whether or not your tent is comfortable, especially if you want to stand up or have tall campmates.
Take a look at our Air Seconds inflatable tents – they have a bit more living space and are pretty comfortable.
3. PITCHING PACKING UP
The time required to pitch/take down a tent varies depending on its structure. A classic pole assembly requires more time (and a little patience!) while the 2SECONDS assembly system really does take just two seconds but is only available for tents that can sleep up to three people. For more than three people, the AIR SECONDS tent is the one you need, with an all-in-one inflatable structure.
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