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.
I have used this tent on 4 cycling camping trips in Germany Australia France and Spain. It’s seen night after night of heavy rain, some decent winds, cold as well as hot mosquito weather..it still pitches perfectly every Time, not a single defect after a total of 7 weeks moving every day...never leaked, has just enough storage in the alcove for shoes, helmets and food bags cooker and kit, sleeps 2x 5’4” ladies perfectly comfortably. We can both sit up in it..At 1.8kg it fits neatly in my bike pannier and is one of the lightest you’ll find with dual entry that does the job so well, I wouldn’t swap it for anything more expensive, it also goes up neat and easy every time takes about 6-7mins, packs away nicely in its 2 bags equally as well, simply pack it the way it unfolded and your tent will stay clean and easy to pack. I added a few extra ultra lite tent pegs. Only criticism I could have is that it gets a bit of condensation on very cold nights between the outer and inner, but that’s common in most small tents with 2 people breathing inside on a cold night, it dries easy before packing away and it’s not on the inside.
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.
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.