It's a perfect tent for hot summer weekends – at home or on the campsite
Weekend campers – small families or couples – and anyone who camps in hot temperatures. Also ideal for festivals.
One of the unexpected (and lesser) side-effects of the lockdown has been the impact on our tent reviews. Luckily, we managed to do most of the testing, before everything closed down but a few models have arrived post-lockdown, like this updated tent from Quechua.
Fortunately its size meant it fitted perfectly in the garden – so we could give it a real run-out during the hottest period of the year so far. And we’re pleased to say it performed superbly. Family campers love the straightforward style and impressive spec list of Quechua tents – but they especially love the value for money.
The 2020 version of the bestselling four-berth 4.2XL has been given a makeover, with an improved design - including a zipped-in groundsheet – and a new colour-scheme. The vis-à-vis style works well for families with older children as it provides more privacy than the classic tunnel design. The central living space is also decent for a compact tent like this.
The innovative blackout technology, provides 99% darkened bedrooms and protection from the sun. And it really does work. Despite sweltering May temperatures, the tent was cool and pleasant inside during the day – a combination of the Fresh&Black technology and extensive ventilation.
Good ventilation and Fresh & Black technology means it remains cool in hot temperatures; Vis a vis layout good for families; Can be expanded to accommodate six with the optional shelter.
Packed weight 17.9kg
Packed size 77 x 38 x 38 cm
Pitching time 15mins
Style Vis a vis
Materials Outer Polyester Poles Air
Waterproof (hydrostatic head) 2,000mm