Reviewing a Tent: Quechua T6.2 XL Air
As promised over here, some pictures of when we put the huge tent up for the first time in the garden.
Remember, this is what the Quechua T6.2 XL Air is supposed to look like:
And this is how far we got after spending about an hour trying to figure out where the ups and downs of the tent and the ropes and things are:
You might notice, everything on the inside is missing. Plus, it looks even bigger than it does on the catalogue pictures. I know, an hour sounds like a lot to get to this, but it’s actually not that scary once you have done it at least once. We now know what the right way to put it on the ground would have been. We also now know which poles go at which end of the tent. And that it will stay up even if you can’t find a hammer to nail it into the ground. It’s pretty easy once you’ve done it before.
We stopped halfway through because it was starting to get dark and the family was starting to get hungry. We wrapped the whole thing up in no time, and are confident that the next time we get it out, it’ll be completely up and running in less than half an hour. And just like every camper with a tent, we will be hoping it won’t rain.
Just know that the inside is really georgeous. It’s big, there is space to stretch your arms all the way up to the roof, to stand and walk like you would in your living room. And still, it’s cozy and has a warm feel to it, even though we weren’t even finished on the inside yet.
I am looking forward to our next camping trip (in May). Putting it up will be a challenge, but I like challenges, and I am 100% certain that once it’s up and we’re living inside it for a while, I won’t want to move out and wrap it up again.
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