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Teton Sports Vista 1-Person VS. 2-Person Quick Tents (Tested!)

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I bought and tested both the Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent, as well as the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent, and in this post, I’ll be giving you all the important similarities and differences between these 2 tents.

This is a picture of both my Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent (left) and my 1-Person Vista Quick Tent (right) in my yard.
This is a picture of both my Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent (left) and my 1-Person Vista Quick Tent (right) in my yard.

Here’s a quick summary of what I’ll be going through:

  1. Set Up
  2. Take Down
  3. Packed Size
  4. Weight
  5. Base Area
  6. Height
  7. Features
  8. Ventilation
  9. Price
  10. Recommendation
  11. Bonus Read!

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Set Up

The Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent took me about 3.5 minutes to set up, from taking the tent out of the carry bag, unfolding the tent body on the ground, popping it up, staking the tent out, securing the rainfly, vestibules, and guying out the entire tent.

This is a picture of me popping up the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.
This is a picture of me popping up the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.

The 1-Person Vista Quick Tent took slightly less time to set up, around 2 minutes and 45 seconds.

This is a picture of me using one hand to lift the drawstring at the very top of the Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent, and using my other hand to push down on the hub to pop the tent up.
This is a picture of me using one hand to lift the drawstring at the very top of the Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent, and using my other hand to push down on the hub to pop the tent up.

Even though the set-up process was almost exactly the same for both tents, I noticed that it took me about 15 seconds longer to pop up the 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.

The 1-Person Vista Quick Tent went up real easy, but I struggled with the 2-Person Vista Quick Tent a bit. It was a little bit stiffer, and I think I just didn’t have enough strength in my arms.

This is a picture of me struggling and using all my strength to get my Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent up.
This is a picture of me struggling and using all my strength to get my Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent up.

Also, the rainfly of the 2-Person Vista Quick Tent was bigger, and it has 1 extra vestibule to set up, which took me 30 seconds more than the 1-Person tent.

This is a picture of me staking down one of the vestibules of the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.
This is a picture of me staking down one of the vestibules of the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.

So, that’s why the set up for the 2-Person Vista Quick Tent took 45 seconds longer than the 1-Person Tent.

Take Down

The 2-Person Vista Quick Tent also took me a little longer to take down and pack up. It took me about 3 minutes, from removing the guylines, stakes, rainfly, folding up the tent body, to packing everything back up into the carry bag.

This is a picture of me rolling up the rainfly and the tent body of the Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent together. The carry bag is right behind me.
This is a picture of me rolling up the rainfly and the tent body of the Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent together. The carry bag is right behind me.

On the other hand, the 1-Person Vista Quick Tent took me 2 and a half minutes, so 30 seconds less than the 2-Person Tent.

That’s because the carry bag of the 2-Person Vista Quick Tent was a much tighter fit, so it took me 30 seconds longer to pack everything back up.

This is a picture of me rolling up the tent body of the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent along with the rainfly to get it back into the carry bag.
This is a picture of me rolling up the tent body of the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent along with the rainfly to get it back into the carry bag.

Packed Size

But because the 2-Person Vista Quick Tent’s carry bag packs everything down more tightly, the packed size isn’t very much bigger.

The 2-Person Vista Quick Tent has a packed size of 33 by 8 by 8 inches, while the 1-Person Quick Tent has a packed size of 28 by 9 by 5 inches. That means that the 2-Person Tent is actually less than 20% longer than the 1-Person Tent. (~18% longer)

This is a picture of both my Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent (behind) and my 1-Person Vista Quick Tent (front) in my yard. Notice that the 2-Person Tent is just slightly longer.
This is a picture of both my Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent (behind) and my 1-Person Vista Quick Tent (front) in my yard. Notice that the 2-Person Tent is just slightly longer.

Weight

The 1-Person Vista Quick Tent weighs about 4.6 pounds for just the tent and carry bag alone, while the 2-Person Tent weighs about 6.6 pounds for the tent and carry bag, which is about 40% heavier.

This is what the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent looks like when slung over my shoulder with the shoulder strap.
This is what the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent looks like when slung over my shoulder with the shoulder strap.

Base Area

The length of the 1-Person Vista Quick Tent is about 80 inches, while the length of the 2-Person Quick Tent is about 83 inches. This is what both tents look like side by side, and the 2-Person Tent is 3 inches longer.

After I put both Vista Quick Tents together, I realized that the 2-Person Vista Quick Tent (top) is just a few inches longer than the 1-Person Vista Quick Tent (bottom).
After I put both Vista Quick Tents together, I realized that the 2-Person Vista Quick Tent (top) is just a few inches longer than the 1-Person Vista Quick Tent (bottom).

The width of the 1-Person Vista Quick Tent is about 36 inches, and the width of the 2-Person Quick Tent is about 62 inches, so about 72% wider, and not twice as big, even though it’s for 2 people.

This is a picture of me putting both my Teton Sports 1-Person and 2-Person Vista Quick Tents side by side for a better comparison.
This is a picture of me putting both my Teton Sports 1-Person and 2-Person Vista Quick Tents side by side for a better comparison.

The 1-Person Vista Quick Tent could fit my Sea to Summit pad (72 by 20 inches), with plenty of space leftover for gear.

This is a picture of my Sea to Summit Self-Inflating Pad inside my Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent. Notice that apart from the pad, there’s quite a bit of space leftover for any gear you might have.
This is a picture of my Sea to Summit Self-Inflating Pad inside my Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent. Notice that apart from the pad, there’s quite a bit of space leftover for any gear you might have.

The 2-Person Vista Quick Tent could fit my Exped MegaMat Duo 10, which is about the size of 2 regular pads put together (74 by 43 inches), with plenty of space leftover for camping gear as well.

This is a picture of my Exped MegaMat Duo 10 inside my Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.
This is a picture of my Exped MegaMat Duo 10 inside my Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.

When I inflated my Alps Mountaineering Vertex Airbed inside this 2-Person Vista Quick Tent, and my Vertex Airbed is almost a queen-sized camping mattress, it fit perfectly into the tent, with a few inches of leftover space for gear.

This is what an almost Queen-sized camping mattress looks like inside the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent. Notice there’s a few inches of space leftover near the door.
This is what an almost Queen-sized camping mattress looks like inside the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent. Notice there’s a few inches of space leftover near the door.

Note that you won’t have this space leftover if you fit a true queen bed of 80 by 60 inches.

Height

I actually got quite a lot more headroom inside the 2-Person Vista Quick Tent than I did in the 1-Person Tent.

This is a picture of me using a tape measure to measure the peak height inside the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.
This is a picture of me using a tape measure to measure the peak height inside the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.

The peak height inside the 2-Person Vista Quick Tent is about 40 inches. When I was using my Vertex Airbed inside this 2-Person Vista Quick Tent, and the Airbed has a thickness of about 6 inches, I felt perfectly comfortable inside the tent. I was able to lie down and sit up comfortably, and even had a few inches of headroom left inside the tent.

This is a picture of me sitting on a 6-inch camping mattress inside the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.
This is a picture of me sitting on a 6-inch camping mattress inside the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.

On the other hand, the peak height inside the 1-Person Quick Tent is about 33 inches, or about 7 inches lower. Even without a mattress inside the tent, I had barely maybe 2 to 3 inches of headroom left.

This is a picture of me sitting down casually inside the Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent, with no mattress inside the tent.
This is a picture of me sitting down casually inside the Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent, with no mattress inside the tent.

While I could fit my Sea to Summit pad, which is about 1 and a half inches thick, inside the tent, I wouldn’t recommend mattresses that are much thicker.

This is a picture of me sitting down on my Sea to Summit Pad (1.5 inches thick) inside my Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent.
This is a picture of me sitting down on my Sea to Summit Pad (1.5 inches thick) inside my Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent.

Features

The 1-Person Vista Quick Tent has just 1 vestibule, while the 2-Person Quick Tent has 2 vestibules, which are exactly the same on both sides.

I found that the 2-Person vestibule was slightly bigger, the longest width being 15 inches, while the longest width of the 1-Person vestibule was just 12 inches.

This is a picture of me using a tape measure to measure the width of each vestibule of the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.
This is a picture of me using a tape measure to measure the width of each vestibule of the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.

Once you tie the vestibules of the 1-Person and 2-Person Vista Quick Tents up, you’ll get access to the doors of the tents.

This is me inside my Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent, with the door open.
This is me inside my Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent, with the door open.

The 1-Person Quick Tent has 1 door, while the 2-Person Quick Tent has 2 doors. The doors of the 2-Person Quick Tent are slightly bigger, each measuring about 52 by 32 inches, while the door of the 1-Person Quick Tent measures 44 by 26 inches.

This is what the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent looks like when the vestibule has been tied to the sides with the latches.
This is what the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent looks like when the vestibule has been tied to the sides with the latches.

Ventilation

Both Teton Sports Quick Tents have a lot of ventilation, because a good two-thirds of each tent is made of mesh, once you take the rainfly off.

This is what the Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent looks like with the rainfly off. There’s quite a bit of mesh and therefore, ventilation.
This is what the Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent looks like with the rainfly off. There’s quite a bit of mesh and therefore, ventilation.

But one significant difference that the 2-Person Quick Tent has, that the 1-Person Quick Tent does not, is that the 2 vestibules and 2 doors provides lots of cross ventilation, so I felt quite a bit more comfortable in the 2-Person Tent than I did in the 1-Person Tent.

This is what the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent looks like with both vestibules tied up, and both doors completely opened.
This is what the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent looks like with both vestibules tied up, and both doors completely opened.

Price

I paid about $30 more for the 2-Person Tent than I did for the 1-Person Tent.

This is a picture of me taking out the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent from its cardboard packaging.
This is a picture of me taking out the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent from its cardboard packaging.

I bought both of them from Amazon a couple of years ago, and they both come with the tent inside the carry bag, plus stakes in a separate stake bag.

All the guylines are also pre-attached.

This is a picture of one of the pre-attached guylines (in yellow, the tensioner is black) of my Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.
This is a picture of one of the pre-attached guylines (in yellow, the tensioner is black) of my Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.

Recommendation

Overall, I really, really enjoyed using both Teton Sports Quick Tents, I think they’re both super reasonably priced, super value for money, I got plenty of use out of both tents over the couple of years that I’ve had them, and I would recommend both.

This is a picture of me lying down in my Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent, with the rainfly off, and the door (right) completely opened.
This is a picture of me lying down in my Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent, with the rainfly off, and the door (right) completely opened.

But I think there’s 1 clear winner, which is the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.

The 2-Person Vista Quick Tent is just ~$30 more expensive, has 3 inches more length, has enough width to fit not just 2 regular sleeping pads, but a whole queen mattress inside the tent, it has 7 inches more headroom, and I could fit mattresses as thick as 6 inches while still feeling comfortable.

This is a picture of me sitting down on a queen-sized camping mattress inside my Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent, with lots of headroom above me. This mattress is 6 inches thick.
This is a picture of me sitting down on a queen-sized camping mattress inside my Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent, with lots of headroom above me. This mattress is 6 inches thick.

On top of that, it has 1 extra vestibule, 1 extra door, bigger doors, and even lots of cross ventilation, it packs down relatively small, and is only 20% longer than the 1-Person Tent, and only 40% heavier.

This is how much longer the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent is (right) compared to the Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent (left).
This is how much longer the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent is (right) compared to the Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent (left).

I do have to spend 45 seconds more to set up, and 30 seconds more to pack up the 2-Person Tent than I do for the 1-Person Tent, but I think it’s a no-brainer to spend the few extra seconds for more livable space, a larger base area, and more ventilation.

This is a picture of me setting up both my Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent (left) and my Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent (right).
This is a picture of me setting up both my Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent (left) and my Teton Sports 1-Person Vista Quick Tent (right).

Just note that I bought the 1-Person Quick Tent back when it was marketed as an Outfitter Quick Tent, and not the Vista Quick Tent. I noticed that the Outfitter didn’t have bathtub flooring, the rainfly vent, and storage pockets. But otherwise, it’s mostly the same.

Bonus Read!

To find out how these 2 Teton Sports Quick 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.

This is a picture of me with my 7 pop-up tents. From bottom to top: Coleman 4-Person Pop Up Tent, Fresh & Black 3-Person Tent, Quechua 2 Seconds 2-Person Tent, Coleman 2-Person Pop Up Tent, Fresh & Black 2-Person Tent, Teton Sports Vista 2-Person Tent, and the Teton Sports Vista 1-Person Tent.
This is a picture of me with my 7 pop-up tents. From bottom to top: Coleman 4-Person Pop Up Tent, Fresh & Black 3-Person Tent, Quechua 2 Seconds 2-Person Tent, Coleman 2-Person Pop Up Tent, Fresh & Black 2-Person Tent, Teton Sports Vista 2-Person Tent, and the Teton Sports Vista 1-Person Tent.

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