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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.
Here’s a quick summary of what I’ll be going through:
- Set Up
- Take Down
- Packed Size
- Base Area
- Bonus Read!
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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.
The 1-Person Vista Quick Tent took slightly less time to set up, around 2 minutes and 45 seconds.
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.
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.
So, that’s why the set up for the 2-Person Vista Quick Tent took 45 seconds longer than the 1-Person Tent.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
The 1-Person Vista Quick Tent could fit my Sea to Summit pad (72 by 20 inches), with plenty of space leftover for gear.
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.
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.
Note that you won’t have this space leftover if you fit a true queen bed of 80 by 60 inches.
I actually got quite a lot more headroom inside the 2-Person Vista Quick Tent than I did in the 1-Person 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I paid about $30 more for the 2-Person Tent than I did for the 1-Person Tent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.