Quechua 2 Seconds 2-Person VS. 3-Person Pop Up Tents (Tested!)
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I bought and tested both the Quechua 2 Seconds Fresh and Black 2-Person Tent, as well as the Quechua 2 Seconds Fresh and Black 3-Person Tent, and in this post, I’ll be giving you all the important similarities and differences between these 2 tents.
Here’s a quick summary of what I’ll be going through:
- Set up;
- Take down;
- Base area;
- Packed size;
- Other features;
- Overall; and
- Bonus Read!
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Both tents have the exact same set up process, both pop open in 30 seconds, and have 4 loops for staking out the tent, 7 loops for 7 guylines, and 2 vents.
For the Quechua 2-Person Tent, the entire set up took me 3 minutes. As for the Quechua 3-Person Tent, the entire set up took me 3.5 minutes, so 30 seconds longer because it’s a bigger tent.
As for the take down, it took me about 3 minutes to take down the Quechua 2 Person Tent, and about 3.5 minutes to take down the Quechua 3-Person Tent. Again, 30 seconds longer because the 3-Person Tent is slightly bigger.
The 2 Seconds Fresh and Black 2 Person Tent has a length of 81 inches, and a width of 51 inches. It fits 2 regular pads, or a double sleeping pad perfectly, but could not fit a Full-sized camping mattress, let alone a Queen-sized mattress, because the width is too narrow.
On the other hand, while the Fresh and Black 3 Person Tent also has the same length of 81 inches, it has a wider width of 76 inches. This fits 3 regular pads perfectly, or a double pad plus a regular pad. This is my Exped MegaMat Duo 10 and a Sea to Summit Pad in my 3 Person Tent.
I also inflated an almost queen-sized camping mattress inside the tent, and it fit perfectly in terms of length, with a little room leftover at the side.
It’s enough to fit a little bit of camping gear, but not enough to fit another regular pad.
This almost Queen-sized Alps Mountaineering Vertex Mattress measures about 6 inches thick, and I found that it was okay to use this mattress in the tent. When I sit upright, my head touches the top of the tent, but when I sit naturally with a little bit of slouch, I feel perfectly fine.
I wouldn’t recommend a mattress higher than this though. When I tried inflating an 8-inch Coleman mattress inside my 2-Person Tent, I felt a little bit claustrophobic.
Decathlon actually recommends a maximum loft of 2.4 inches actually, which was very roomy for me. Of course, the lower the height of your mattress, the more livable space you’ll have.
The peak height at the front of the 3 Person Tent is about 39 inches, while the lowest height at the back is about 32.5 inches.
As for the 2 Person Tent, the peak height is about 38 inches, while the lowest height is about 29 inches, so slightly lower across the entire tent compared to the 3 Person version.
The 2 Person Tent weighs about 7.2 pounds for just the 2 Seconds tent and carry bag alone, while the 3 Person Tent weighs about 8.8 pounds for the tent and carry bag, which is only about 20% heavier. If you want to add in the weight of the 9 stakes and 5 guylines, that’s about 0.7 pounds.
The 2 Person Tent has a packed size of 27 by 27 by 7 inches, while the 3 Person Tent has a packed size of 31 by 31 by 8 inches, so that’s about 50% bigger when I calculated it, but honestly it doesn’t really look 50% bigger to me.
Here’s what the 3 Person Tent looks like, compared with the 2 Person Tent.
And if you wanna compare them against a Coleman 2-Person Sundome Tent, here they are.
I paid only about $20 bucks more for the 3-Person Tent, than I did for the 2 Person Tent.
As for the other features, like the door, window, vents, bathtub flooring, blackout feature, and more, both tents have the exact same features. Of course, the door, window, and vents are slightly bigger in the 3 Person Tent than in the 2 Person Tent.
Overall, I think that I like the Quechua 2 Seconds 3 Person Tent better.
It’s not a whole lot more expensive, and it doesn’t weigh very much heavier as well. At the same time, I like that I have a little more versatility with it.
I can fit 3 people inside the tent, or a queen-sized camping mattress with some leftover space for gear, while I can’t even fit a full sized mattress inside the 2 person tent.
You also get a couple more inches of height.
The 3 Person Tent offers more value for money for sure, and if weight and packed size isn’t a key consideration for you, I highly recommend the 3 Person Tent instead of the 2 Person version.
To find out how these 2 Quechua 2 Seconds Fresh and Black Tents compare against other pop-up tents in the market, check out this blog post right here, where I bought, tested, and compared 7 of the best pop-up tents.