QUECHUA AIR SECONDS 2 XL FRESH&BLACK TENT | 2 PEOPLE - WHITE 54% off £54.99 @ Decathlon
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QUECHUA AIR SECONDS 2 XL FRESH&BLACK TENT | 2 PEOPLE - WHITE 54% off £54.99 @ Decathlon

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Found 11th Mar
Designed for 2 people camping, wishing a large tent fast to assemble and disassemble, coolness and darkness to sleep well

Easiness of assembly/disassembly for this Airseconds tent. Compact and spacious with two large storage areas. The Fresh&Black concept offers coolness and darkness to sleep well.
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200mm for waterproofness? A typo or not referring to HH?
DavidVonDavidson4 m ago

200mm for waterproofness? A typo or not referring to HH?


It says 2000 on spec.
Good buy.
If only the bigger ones were reduced
Ordered! I was looking for a small tent. Great timing (for a change)
MRGRINGO1 h, 6 m ago

It says 2000 on spec. Good buy.

Under product benefits it clearly says "waterproof" 200mm. They can't make up their mind so for that reason, I am out.
DavidVonDavidson36 m ago

Under product benefits it clearly says "waterproof" 200mm. They can't …Under product benefits it clearly says "waterproof" 200mm. They can't make up their mind so for that reason, I am out.


I think their copy writer is getting mixed up or something is getting lost in translation.

Found this on the Quechua website:

What is the difference in the waterproof properties of a tent with a “2000 mm column of water” rating and a tent that passes a shower test of 200 L of water per hour per m²?

One rating measures the waterproof properties of a fabric whereas the other measures the waterproof properties of the entire tent.
Indeed, it’s possible to make a tent that will leak in many places through the seams and poorly designed openings with a fabric that can bear a 10,000 mm column of water or a perfectly waterproof tent with a fabric that has a 1000 mm rating.
This is what we have been verifying for many years using our shower laboratory that checks the waterproof sealing of our tents (and those of others!).
The column of water in millimetres or Schmerber mm ratings are not therefore a good indicator for measuring the waterproof properties of an entire tent… they only measure the waterproof properties of the fabric.
The Quechua tents are designed and developed to stop any water getting through the seams, flats, openings, zips, etc. Their waterproof properties are tested and validated under laboratory conditions. The purpose of these tests is to demonstrate the waterproof properties of the entire tent, not just the fabric of the flysheet.
The tents are placed under a shower that pours 200 L of water per hour and per square metre for a period of 4 hours. This level of rainfall is equivalent to about twice that of a European storm for a period of 4 hours; and our fabrics have a minimum rating of 2000 mm.
I guess these are OK if you're the type to drive a car to your field/campsite. Wouldn't like carrying that massive pump around on proper hikes though!
Sentral5 h, 43 m ago

I guess these are OK if you're the type to drive a car to your …I guess these are OK if you're the type to drive a car to your field/campsite. Wouldn't like carrying that massive pump around on proper hikes though!


Totally agree that pump in the video looks ridiculous! anybody know the type of valve on the tent or if the pump for the two man is any smaller?
Tillboy14 h, 34 m ago

I think their copy writer is getting mixed up or something is getting lost …I think their copy writer is getting mixed up or something is getting lost in translation.Found this on the Quechua website:What is the difference in the waterproof properties of a tent with a “2000 mm column of water” rating and a tent that passes a shower test of 200 L of water per hour per m²?One rating measures the waterproof properties of a fabric whereas the other measures the waterproof properties of the entire tent.Indeed, it’s possible to make a tent that will leak in many places through the seams and poorly designed openings with a fabric that can bear a 10,000 mm column of water or a perfectly waterproof tent with a fabric that has a 1000 mm rating.This is what we have been verifying for many years using our shower laboratory that checks the waterproof sealing of our tents (and those of others!).The column of water in millimetres or Schmerber mm ratings are not therefore a good indicator for measuring the waterproof properties of an entire tent… they only measure the waterproof properties of the fabric.The Quechua tents are designed and developed to stop any water getting through the seams, flats, openings, zips, etc. Their waterproof properties are tested and validated under laboratory conditions. The purpose of these tests is to demonstrate the waterproof properties of the entire tent, not just the fabric of the flysheet.The tents are placed under a shower that pours 200 L of water per hour and per square metre for a period of 4 hours. This level of rainfall is equivalent to about twice that of a European storm for a period of 4 hours; and our fabrics have a minimum rating of 2000 mm.



Talking of mistakes have you heard this cock-up by the voice over artist in the promo video youtu.be/YnX…=29 ? Maybe abrasive is written with an 'f' in her copy?
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