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Review of Quechua 2 Seconds Tent

Review of Quechua 2 Seconds Tent

Quechua fresh and black tent review

Is the Quechua 2 seconds 3 man tent ideal for your camping? Find out in our review of the pop-up Quechua 2 secs Fresh and Black tent for 3 persons.

Before we went on our road trip to Italy we decided we needed a new tent.

We wanted something that was easy to set-up and not too heavy, and that would not take up much room in our car. In the end we decided on the Quechua 2 Seconds 3 Man Pop Up Fresh & Black Tent.

The reasons for this were fairly straightforward.

  • We wanted a lighter and smaller tent: apart from a tent we had plenty to take on this 3 weeks road trip
  • We wanted the easiest camp setup possible: for the most part we moved campsites every one or two days so we had to be efficient
  • We wanted a tent to keep us cool in the heat of the summer.

After much research and thoughts on compromising space and conveniences we decided to buy the Quechua fresh and black tent.

We have not been disappointed and this is by far our favorite camping tent now, but below I go through all the features and give you some insides to help you decide whether this is the best camping tent for you.

But if you you are already convinced this is the tent for you and to cut the trouble of reading everything below then check out the best prices below:


Quechua 3 man pop up tent review


Our review today is all about the Quechua 2 seconds Fresh & Black pop-up camping tent | 3 man.

If you haven’t seen a pop up tent before you don’t know what you are missing.

This Quechua 2 second tent is all about giving you an easy camping experience with its clever design and materials.

Let us give you some details why this 2 seconds Quechua is such a great camping tent. It will make your next camping adventure so much easier.


Reviewing Quechua 2 seconds Features


Below are some of the features we love about our tent and the things we found challenging too. Read on for our complete Quechua fresh and black review:


  • Speed of Setup

This thing is fantastic – you pull it out of the bag and it just erects itself.

You just have to secure it to the ground with about 8 tent pegs and you are done. It takes us about one minute to set up (the Quechua tent 2 Seconds in the name might be a bit of an exaggeration, but ‘Easy’ it certainly is!).

Make sure you follow the set-up instructions as the inner and outer fabric are very close together, and if your set-up is not right and they touch, you will get wet!

Check out our set-up video below.

Video: Setting up the Quechua 2 seconds XL fresh & black



  • Price

This easy Quechua tent is very good value for what you get. You should check the actual price in the site below but we purchased our item online on Decathlon and paid about 85 Euros – it was worth every cent!

Note about price: My readers come from a variety of places and I have researched for the best prices on several sites. For what I have seen you cannot find better price than on Decathlon.

Quechua products are available in all Decathlon stores so you should be able to get it on your local Decathlon site, check below.

I have never found competitive prices for this tent on Amazon so I would highly recommend you to purchase your tent from Decathlon:


  • Black-out

The tent is very dark inside, that is why it is called Quechua Fresh and Black.

When we bought it we did not realise what an advantage this would bring. Early mornings became lie-ins as our little one kept on sleeping!

This makes this tent an amazing choice for families camping with small children. It was great not to be woken by the sunrise as often is the case when camping.

If you are exploring in the summer it really is a must! Just go enjoy your long daylight days and let the Quechua Black and Fresh take care of the sleep time.

Quechua Fresh & Black Tent

The black-out textile ensures a dark and cooler tent and sleep-ins.

  • Space

Though a bit smaller than our other three man tent, this Quechua 3 man pop up tent was fine for the three of us – two adults and a seven year old.

We were able to put down 3 camping mats, pillows and 3 sleeping bags, but that is about it.

The only negative was that storage space was limited. There was no space to store stuff at the entrance. That is where the Air Seconds and the Arpenaz Quechua tents have an advantage over the 2 Seconds tent – however you can expect higher prices for the larger models.

We solved the problem of space by taking an inexpensive separate beach tent to store our bags.

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  • Storage inside

Considering this is a compact tent it offered many little pockets for storing small stuff like glasses, toothbrush, ipad and water bottles etc.

It even has a hook in the middle above the head area where you can hang a torch or a light to read.

These are nice and practical little touches.

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Easy pop-up tent

  • Ventilation

The fresh and black Quechua has plenty of places to allow air in – but without letting the bugs in as well.

However when it is cold outside make sure the flaps on the side are shut or you may as well sleep outside – it gets cold then.


  • Size of folded tent

Though the folded tent is smaller than our other camping tents it is not that much smaller. Also it is a total different shape than what we normally have.

It comes in a bag of about 1 yard diameter, so it is definitely not a backpacking tent.

Having said that, there is a strap on the bag so you can put it on your back, but as a hiking tent it would not get our vote. But for ease of set-up and pack-up on a road trip – the Quechua 3 man tent was perfect!


  • Packing-up

Packing up the tent took initially some getting used to – we had to understand that the bendy parts were designed to bend.

We were first scared we would break the parts but in the end we figured it out, as you can see in the video below!

Once you have done the pack up a few times it only takes about a minute to pack, so much easier than a conventional tent!

TIP: open and pack up the tent a few times in your house before you set off camping so you are familiarized with the process.


  • The Quechua Brand

Quechua is a mountain sports brand founded in 1997 in France. They produce a variety of products for outdoor sports such as hiking, trail running, climbing and mountaineering which you find in every store of Decathlon Group.

We have other bought other Quechua products such as or favorite thermo backpack and we can attest that the quality of Quechua products is high.

Our items are still in great condition even after years of use.


Quechua 2 seconds tent review & recommendation

When it comes to pop up tent this QUECHUA 2 Seconds Easy III Fresh&Black is one of the best tents around.

If you are looking for something for quick and easy setting up and packing up, on a road trip, short camping trips or an extra tent for a caravan camping trip, then look no further – this is the tent for you.

For longer camping trips where you may need more storage space it might not be the right tent. We have however camped for 7 consecutive days with this tent too using the car as storage space and it worked too so you could also try.

The tent is extremely easy to set up, campsite neighbors are always in awe of how fast we are done!

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