I used this tent during a short basic mountaineering course in the Himalayas. For most of the time it was pitched in Base Camp (elevation 10,955 feet).
The tent (Decathlon Quickhiker UL2) performed well. It was wide enough to fit one person and backpacks and the vertical side walls helped increase interior space.
The tent had enough space in the small side vestibule for 2 pairs of boots, helmet, ice axe, harness, rain gear. It was extremely well ventilated. Although there was condensation on the inside of the fly, there was almost no condensation in the inner tent - worked exactly as designed.
I used the tent in rain and moderate wind but did not use it in below freezing conditions or snow. The tent was bright and cheery inside making it easy to find stuff inside the tent, but on the flip side, due to the greenhouse effect, it got very hot very fast, whenever the sun was out.
I didn't use a groundsheet but the floor didn't get damp even though I didn't move the tent for 7 days at a stretch. The tent needs to be pegged out taut to prevent the fly sagging and touching the inner tent.
Bought to replace the older tunnel lightweight tent so I could have two side access points.
Difficult to push the pole into place and on opening in the morning water dripped inside the tent. I do not like the poles being permanently attached to the tent and have yet to fold back the tent into its pack. This looks like being a job.
There was also water on top of the inner tent - very worrying as the rain was very light indeed. The older tents were always waterproof.
How many tent pegs come with it? I got 6. I think minimum needed is 8
I am pleased with the tent, it is light and small but useful. Can fully sit. But, one of the poles broke (someone fell on the tent) and I haven't been able to find the spares to fix it. No other spares fit it.
Great little tent for one person. Might be a bit small for 2 + backpacks. Very easy and fast setting up and pulling down. Light weight. Well waterproof if you treat it like you should! (been around N.P. USA, Canada, Alaska and Europe in freezing, hot and wet conditions. Bottomliner got a bit perforated I guess on stony surfaces so no longer waterproof. Tent is though. Very good value for it's price !
Purchased last year for bikepacking/wildcamping. Compared to all the mainstream manufacturers I think it's an unbeatable combination of everything I wanted. Small, light pack size, loads of room, great quality. Pointless to bivi when you can have a great little light tent. Miles better than an Vango Banchee 200 - and same money (Banchee is tiny in comparison)
Had 10 nights out in it so far. Once woke to find everything frozen but still warm in the tent ( I have got a decent ground mat).
Haven't been in much wind or rain but I'd be surprised if it was an issue.
Despite good ventilation I have still had condensation on cold nights - but that's unavoidable I think. Fine when warmer outside.
Plenty of room for 2 to sleep but wouldn't be much room for bags unless you can squeeze them in the porch.For wild camping I'd prefer it to be a darker colour but I haven't been spotted yet while out! Pitch late/break early anyway.
Looking forward to more trips.
Tricky to pitch at first, but gets easier with each successive attempt. Not enough pegs are provided to properly stay all ropes and rings.
Spacious for one and big enough for two on lightweight adventures. I have used it in Scotland on sea kayak expeditions brilliant in snow wind and rain and back packing nice and lightweight for two people a great easy pitch good value tent I love it.
Spent a couple of weeks in it this Summer doing parts of the Ridgeway and the South Downs Way on my own. I needed a lightweight tent at a reasonable budget that I knew I could trust, and I needed it in a hurry. This looked to be the best bet.
Well constructed, good looking, sexy little tent pegs, pitches easily, lots of room for one person, it inspires confidence. Used it in thunderstorms and torrential rain and knew it would stand up to it.
Too small for two people and kit. The porch is tiny, too small to get any rucksac in it. Two major problems; the second door overhangs the inner, so that if you try to exit that side in the rain the sleeping bags will get wet. Likewise the main door - the floor of the tent seems to be bigger than the top of the fly, so in even quite gentle rain it was impossible to keep sleeping bags dry. The inner tent needs a second tie, nearer the end, but that's easily fixable with a needle and thread. You can't sit in the porch and cook easily in the rain, and you definately can't cook with the porch door shut.
If they took out the second door and made it a bit smaller and lighter it would be a great one person tent.
looks good, some nice touches
small, and not good in the rain
This tent balances the equation of room-v- weight/size pleasingly.
A roomy tent for a solo camp that is easy to put up. It kept me dry in steady summer rain. Porch space was useful for hiking boots. There was enough space to keep my pack in my tent and still have a comfy sleep. I havne't yet hiked and wildcamped with it but this would be suitable for the job.
quick to put up, porch space
I bent the lightweight pole on first use