It’s my turn to toss the tent!

I don’t know that I want to go camp­ing. I just want to play with the tent.

2‑Second Tent
Instant shelter

This tent is a bit bulky and heavy (3.5 kgs) for hik­ing, but good for car or bicy­cle trips. The cool thing is that it sets up in 2 sec­onds. You just have to throw it in the air and boing!, you are ready to sleep in two sec­onds (hence its the name). I found that two sec­onds for fold-out is real­is­tic, except when it lands on its roof and, you’ve got to roll it over, adding a few more sec­onds. Once done, you’ve got to pitch it down with 2 stakes if the wind is mod­er­ate, 4 more if there is any more wind.

The man­u­fac­tur­er, Decathlon, claims one needs 15 sec­onds to fold it away. With some train­ing you can get it down to less than one minute, for sure, on a lazy day, includ­ing all acces­sories. You just have to expulse the remain­ing air, and put it in the bag. When fold­ed it is a disc a bit larg­er than a 28-inch bicy­cle wheel (around 80cm in diam­e­ter). It’s too large to fit into a back­pack, but you can hang it on the exte­ri­or of a pack. If you do that you’ll look like a dwarf hold­ing his shield. It could fit on the back of a bike, but real­ly it is made for car camping.

The tent sleeps two. The room is 145 x 245cm, so it could be pos­si­ble to sleep three, but not for a long time. One advan­tage is that the roof is flat­ter than an igloo, like in a tun­nel. Inside it’s a pret­ty stan­dard tent, with a dou­ble roof, and nets for venting.

All in all, it’s not the per­fect tent, but a good tent, light enough, larg­er than a reg­u­lar pop tent, and a lot of fun. I like to open it sev­er­al times just because it’s amazing.

– Marc Lacoste

2‑Second Tent
$70
Avail­able from Decathalon

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Cyn is Katie's mom, Esther's Mémé, and a Support Engineer. She lives in the Atlanta area with her life partner, Rick, and their critters. She knits, does counted-thread needlework, reads, makes music, plays TTRPGs, and spends too much time online.
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