Fast pop up tent for kids

Fast pop up tent for kids

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eltax91

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9,008 posts

173 months

Monday 3rd May
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Hi folks

I’ve got 4 and 9 year old kids. We have a cheap old caravan that we adore as it gets us into the great outdoors. It’s a swift conqueror 550 lux.

Being a much older van, it’s got just the two convertible beds. Double at the front and a small one at the rear. Now the kids are getting bigger, sharing is becoming difficult and they has into each other, which causes noise. Wifey is starting to suggest we stop camping because she’s had enough of the lack of sleep. hehe

My thought turned to a pop up tent that we could throw up in the awning. Point the electric heater in and let them have their readybed’s instead. Then wife and I get a bed each and a peaceful sleep. biggrin

Anyone got any recommendations on small pop up tents? List of features in priority order:-

Small as possible whilst fitting 2 readybeds. (150cm wide total)
Fast as possible to put up
Won’t fall apart after 3/4 pop ups
A mesh or some way to point the heater through
As blackout as possible

We normally book hard standing, and would happily throw a few roll mats down to protect the ground sheet

Help much appreciated

Ta

smifffymoto

3,469 posts

172 months

Tuesday 4th May
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Why no get an awning with an inner tent.It’s a bit more secure and extends the usable area.
Pop up tents are st and decent tents will cost the same as a second hand awning.

vladcjelli

2,680 posts

125 months

Tuesday 4th May
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We’ve had the decathlon 2 seconds pop up for a few years now.

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/2-seconds-easy-2-ten...

We bought it initially as a beach shelter when the kids were small, but I’ve used it on a couple of festival weekends and it works fine.

Surprisingly good for the money and lasting longer than I thought it would given the stresses involved in folding it up.

ACCYSTAN

380 posts

88 months

Tuesday 4th May
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Millets have a good selection

Tom Logan

2,851 posts

92 months

Tuesday 4th May
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vladcjelli said:
We’ve had the decathlon 2 seconds pop up for a few years now.

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/2-seconds-easy-2-ten...

We bought it initially as a beach shelter when the kids were small, but I’ve used it on a couple of festival weekends and it works fine.

Surprisingly good for the money and lasting longer than I thought it would given the stresses involved in folding it up.
I have one of these also, a good cheap bit of kit. Bought it from Decathlon in France a few years ago, about 60 euros as I recall.

The only thing to watch is don't fold it up when wet.

K50 DEL

8,417 posts

195 months

Thursday 3rd June
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I've had a Quechua 2-second pop up tent for 17 years now and it's still going strong.
It's been all over the World with me and been used in conditions far outside its design brief but it's as good today as it was when i bought it in 2004

At the time there was no official UK stockist so I bought through Ebay, I think now they are available here though, I've seen so many of them in use.

sjg

6,911 posts

232 months

Thursday 3rd June
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Yep, we've had a Decathlon / Quechua one for ages, still holding up well even with lots of garden / play use. They're a world away from the cheap and nasty pop up ones that go straight from shop to festival to landfill.

The little extra for the Fresh & Black ones (blackout material, plus proper venting to the sides) would be worth it. https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/camping-tent-2-secon...

PurpleTurtle

4,973 posts

111 months

Thursday 3rd June
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We had this scenario as kids in the 80s, my dad bought an awning annexe.

Much better a solution as you can keep the beds made up in that, and not use your valuable awning space with tents.

You can get a 'universal' one, if you can't get one bespoke to your actual awning

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Outdoor-Revolution-Univer...


Cotty

35,923 posts

251 months

Saturday 19th June
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K50 DEL said:
I've had a Quechua 2-second pop up tent for 17 years now and it's still going strong.
It's been all over the World with me and been used in conditions far outside its design brief but it's as good today as it was when i bought it in 2004

At the time there was no official UK stockist so I bought through Ebay, I think now they are available here though, I've seen so many of them in use.
I have the Quechua 3-second pop up tent. I think that means it a 3 man tent, works well for me for years