airbeam style tent. Air Seconds 4 Family Tent - 4 Man
. was £139 now in clearance sale
 £109. decathlon
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airbeam style tent. Air Seconds 4 Family Tent - 4 Man . was £139 now in clearance sale £109. decathlon

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Found 26th Jul 2015
plenty of these in stock. looks like a good tent nearly the same as the 4 man air fresh in size and height.
CAPACITY

Living area: 4 seated around a table + space for bags. 1 room for 4.

 EASY ASSEMBLY / DISMANTLING

In just a few minutes: "All-in-one pitching". 2 inflatable arches.

 EASE

Built-in basin groundsheet. Lined living area canvas reduces condensation.

 WATERPROOFING

Tested under shower at 200 mm water / hour and in the field.

 DURABILITY

Wind resistance: validated in wind tunnels and on a rotating plate.

 EASY TO REPAIR

2-year guarantee. Spare parts and pole repair available at Decathlon workshops.

 Dimensions
WeightSmall living area measuring 240cm by 180 cm and 145 cm high allowing 4 people to sit around a table. 1 large bedroom measuring 240cm x 205cm with max headroom of 125cm. Weight 8.8 kg.

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CoverCover with compression strap 58 cm long, 38cm high and 18 cm wide

3

Short tripsBasin groundsheet that can be flattened around the doorway. 2 plastic windows. Pockets on the outside of the bedroom.

4

Pitching/foldingVery quick and easy to pitch and fold down.
The "all-in-one" structure uses inflatable arches. Once the 4 corners of the tent have been laid out and fixed to the ground, simply inflate the 3 arches using a hand pump (not included). 
The overhang above the doorway is fitted by running a fibreglass pole under the lining of the fly sheet.

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Ventilation and condensation preventionLined flysheet around the living area to allow ventilation and reduce condensation. A vent behind the room.

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WaterproofingAll Quechua tents are laboratory tested (the ENTIRE TENT under 200 litres/hour/sqm, that's 200mm per hour for 4 hours!) and field tested before approval. (PU-coated polyester flysheet, 140 g/sqm polyethylene groundsheet, all seams sealed using thermobonded tape). A breathable polyester inner tent under the fly sheet means you aren't in contact with the condensation that forms naturally on the inside of the fly sheet.

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Wind resistanceWe test all of our tents in a wind tunnel and on a rotating plate to expose each side of the tent to the wind. A properly assembled tent with all the stays in position around the tent should remain habitable;e under wind speeds measuring 50 km/h at ground level.

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Structure3 layer inflatable arch structure: 1 TPU "air chamber", 1 polyethylene cover with a zip and 1 sheath to keep the arch in the fly sheet. The door canopy uses one fibreglass pole.

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Tent pegsExcellent twisting resistance (5 mm steel).

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Guarantee and after sales service2-year guarantee with normal use -- all Decathlon stores provide after-sales services for your tent and offer replacements for any faulty part under guarantee or which has been damaged by use (for which the customer bears the cost): fly sheet, bedroom, poles, or cover.

43 Comments

I have no experience of these tents so not voted either way..... but i would have thought inflatable arches would take far longer than putting a pole through and be far more liable to fail (puncture) as well.
Anyone got one ?

Original Poster

Biker Jeff

I have no experience of these tents so not voted either way..... but i … I have no experience of these tents so not voted either way..... but i would have thought inflatable arches would take far longer than putting a pole through and be far more liable to fail (puncture) as well.Anyone got one ?



​takes 1 minute to pump up. took me 5 minutes in total including pegging out they are that quick. deflate 20 seconds and 5 minutes to pack away.

Original Poster

also the arches are already in the tent no poles to thread apart from the front porch fibre glass one and that's so easy as it just goes in the flap not pole sleeve

Yeah, i spose they would be quick to inflate....... i would be concerned on how easy they are to puncture though.

Original Poster

kevlar covered sleaves

Original Poster

same stuff bullet proof vests are made off

Ew! I would hate to share a hotel room with four people never mind a small tent room haha. No privacy whatsoever.
No way. Not voting

welche2

kevlar covered sleaves



Ooh Kevlar....... us bikers like that.
Seriously though.... sounds good to me now. I'm always interested in something new in camping, so it gets some heat from me.

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ciarandanielbyrne1

Ew! I would hate to share a hotel room with four people never mind a … Ew! I would hate to share a hotel room with four people never mind a small tent room haha. No privacy whatsoever.No way. Not voting

____ I think most people do this sort of thing with their partners or in bigger ones if they have kids also

I have a vango airbeam, really quick to put up and loads better than a pole tent, hot from me

2000mm HH makes it more shower proof than waterproof. Also it's gonna get a bit sweaty inside that cheap material. As a festival option it's a great deal if you're not going to be conscious enough to notice but please don't try and have a holiday in one!

Yeah 2000mm HH seems low. My tent is 4000mm and its never let the rain in, weighs less than this too.

Had my eye on this for a month or so.. just logged in to check HUKD and now £110 lighter.

Biker Jeff

I have no experience of these tents so not voted either way..... but i … I have no experience of these tents so not voted either way..... but i would have thought inflatable arches would take far longer than putting a pole through and be far more liable to fail (puncture) as well.Anyone got one ?



​Yes. I've a 7.5m x 3m monster thats up in under 5 mins and fully pegged out in less than 15! There's no way you'd get a similar pole based tent up as quick. Also how would the beams get punctured? your not rolling the tent along the ground....

ciarandanielbyrne1

Ew! I would hate to share a hotel room with four people never mind a … Ew! I would hate to share a hotel room with four people never mind a small tent room haha. No privacy whatsoever.No way. Not voting



​The manning numbers are usually just an indication of size not how many will sleep in one. Bedroom numbers are for tents designed for larger multiple occupancy.

brookysm

​Yes. I've a 7.5m x 3m monster thats up in under 5 mins and fully pegged o … ​Yes. I've a 7.5m x 3m monster thats up in under 5 mins and fully pegged out in less than 15! There's no way you'd get a similar pole based tent up as quick. Also how would the beams get punctured? your not rolling the tent along the ground....



agreed, we have a Bear Lake 6 and my mum has an air tent, I have hers up and done before the wife has even got our tent out of our bag, I love them, I don't love the premium they charge for them
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 27th Jul 2015

brookysm

​Yes. I've a 7.5m x 3m monster thats up in under 5 mins and fully pegged o … ​Yes. I've a 7.5m x 3m monster thats up in under 5 mins and fully pegged out in less than 15! There's no way you'd get a similar pole based tent up as quick. Also how would the beams get punctured? your not rolling the tent along the ground....



a tip for you BTW, I found the easiest way to get the air out is to put a person at the end and roll them up in it worls brilliantly

obviously let them out if you want to

Aeschylus

a tip for you BTW, I found the easiest way to get the air out is to put a … a tip for you BTW, I found the easiest way to get the air out is to put a person at the end and roll them up in it worls brilliantlyobviously let them out if you want to

Mines a HiGear Nimbus 8, it weighs 42kg so doesn't need much extra weight to get the air out....

pr06ter

2000mm HH makes it more shower proof than waterproof. Also it's gonna get … 2000mm HH makes it more shower proof than waterproof. Also it's gonna get a bit sweaty inside that cheap material. As a festival option it's a great deal if you're not going to be conscious enough to notice but please don't try and have a holiday in one!



Anything in a similar price range that's as easy to put up but doesn't have those issues?

I got the XL version last year. Up in minutes, first time I'd camped, didn't enjoy it one bit (not the tents fault).
Now buying a caravan instead.

Hucknallred

I got the XL version last year. Up in minutes, first time I'd camped, … I got the XL version last year. Up in minutes, first time I'd camped, didn't enjoy it one bit (not the tents fault).Now buying a caravan instead.

You probably didn't have the right gear with you then. Your bed needs to be raised off the floor in order to get a good nights sleep as the cold from the floor is easily drawn into your body. I used air beds like they show in the pictures with this tent and it makes all the difference.

Theres no way I'd buy a caravan, pain in the butt for everyone else on the road and are a deathtrap accident just waiting to happen...

mk8

Anything in a similar price range that's as easy to put up but doesn't … Anything in a similar price range that's as easy to put up but doesn't have those issues?




dont you think you should rent one first just in case you dont like that lol




as regardss this tent its been this price for months

I have a vango airbeam lumen 600xl and while it is great, they are not as strong as pole tents. In winds 40mph+ the beams buckled and the tent was squashed flat. So if you get one check the wind forecasts and go for sites where you are not fully exposed to the elements.

I actually had the bigger version of this quechua but returned it because of the buckling in the wind (the vango is a bit better), I have pictures if anyone is interested, I used to to get a refund from decathlon


http://s27.postimg.org/5ks2xxkbn/Outside_2.jpg

Edited by: "Highheels1980" 27th Jul 2015

I bought one of the Vango airbeam tents (Genesis 500 I think, decent sized four person one) as the airbeam system appealed since I wanted a larger tent I could put up myself. So far I've been very impressed with it as you simply roll it out, peg out the base, inflate the three beams then peg the guy ropes. Taking it down is mostly as simple aside from trying to roll it up tight enough to get in the bag but that's a general tent issue, the beams themselves appear strong and reasonably well protected (they're in their own sleeves) so I don't think there is much risk of accidental puncture.

Can't even stand up in the wretched thing. If Iwas going to invest in an Air tent, and one the purports to being 4 person, I would defintely want to be able to walk around in it and not be bent over the whole time.

The bedroom is 240cm wide. A standard double bed is 190cm wide. That's going to be pretty cosy for four people. I'd say 3 max, or lots of space for two. But then it's always that way with tents - I use a three-man tent when I'm camping on my own.

Mottmania

Can't even stand up in the wretched thing. If Iwas going to invest in an … Can't even stand up in the wretched thing. If Iwas going to invest in an Air tent, and one the purports to being 4 person, I would defintely want to be able to walk around in it and not be bent over the whole time.



​Look at the HiGear Airgo range of that's your criteria.

Why do they make tents you can't stand up in? getting dressed/undressed in a tent you can barely lie down in is such a fag. I want an air tent I can stand up in, only thing I've found is the quechua my second home tent

fatreg

Why do they make tents you can't stand up in? getting dressed/undressed … Why do they make tents you can't stand up in? getting dressed/undressed in a tent you can barely lie down in is such a fag. I want an air tent I can stand up in, only thing I've found is the quechua my second home tent



​Again, take a look at the HiGear Airgo range available at Go Outdoors.

Great input.

Got the XL version last year (which is also in the sale at 249.99) and so far been away in it about 6 times for long weekends, some of which have been very wet and windy and we have had no issues with leakages or buckling. That being said we do generally look at the weather before we go and try to avoid 40mph winds on open campsites if poss!

Considered getting a vango airbeam but went for an Outwell Montana 6p. a friend did buy one and in his first camping trip he burst one of the beams (!), on his second trip it was so windy the side of the tent was banging them on the head all night. I'll stick with a frame tent for now.

toddabunny

I have a vango airbeam, really quick to put up and loads better than a … I have a vango airbeam, really quick to put up and loads better than a pole tent, hot from me

Love camping me and the misses were looking at buying an inflatable tent just for me and her still keep our family tent

Camping

Haha ignore previous comment, was meant to go in search!

redvers

Considered getting a vango airbeam but went for an Outwell Montana 6p. a … Considered getting a vango airbeam but went for an Outwell Montana 6p. a friend did buy one and in his first camping trip he burst one of the beams (!), on his second trip it was so windy the side of the tent was banging them on the head all night. I'll stick with a frame tent for now.



​Problem with the Vangos is their beam design leaves a lot to be desired hence the stupid bands they have on the beams inside the tent it needs to tension the tent up.

It's a pity Decathlon discontinued the best pop-up range in the business in favor of airbeams... There's a reason tents like the Base Seconds XL, 4.1 and 4.2 are making more second hand on ebay than they cost new... I doubt we'll see the same thing happen with these. Despite that, Decathlon are always good quality/value ratio compared to their competitors... always our first stop for sporty stuff.

bazpoint

It's a pity Decathlon discontinued the best pop-up range in the business … It's a pity Decathlon discontinued the best pop-up range in the business in favor of airbeams... There's a reason tents like the Base Seconds XL, 4.1 and 4.2 are making more second hand on ebay than they cost new... I doubt we'll see the same thing happen with these. Despite that, Decathlon are always good quality/value ratio compared to their competitors... always our first stop for sporty stuff.


Bloody hell, I offered my Family 4.2 XL to a mate for just £99 - thank God he turned it down!

Think I'll try it on eBay n see how it goes with a decent reserve...

brookysm

Bloody hell, I offered my Family 4.2 XL to a mate for just £99 - thank … Bloody hell, I offered my Family 4.2 XL to a mate for just £99 - thank God he turned it down! Think I'll try it on eBay n see how it goes with a decent reserve...



You'll definitely do better than £99! It's worth figuring out a way/cost to send it before hand... most are listed for collection, but if you can post it there's every chance you'll get £200+ at this time of year.
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