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
Solid, reliable tent. We've had this tent for over a year now with my girlfriend. We used it a lot, on week long hikes. We got caught in a mountain storm with the heaviest rain and extremely strong winds. The tent held just great! And the pegs don't bend ever.
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.
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
This tent is brilliant. Never had a tent before and chose this because of its weight! Really easy to pitch, took only 7-8 minutes for the first time. Enough room for 2 people - maybe not the most spacious tent but ultralight and compact.
Easy to pitch, ultralight, hooks in the corners
Cannot cover the nets on the inner doors
I cycle so something small was my main objective, its actually quite roomy opened out and I suspect good in a storm and I am comparing it to a very expensive expedition tent
Not easy to pack