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Rating and Summary
This Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent is easily my favorite pop-up/instant tent. It has an insane number of features (2 doors, 2 vestibules, lots of storage) for a very reasonable price, is super spacious, and extremely versatile.
It does have a few minor cons though – You do have to seal the seam between the bathtub flooring and the tent body if you’re expecting very heavy rain, and also the carry bag is a little bit of a tight fit.
But the many pros definitely outweigh the few cons, and I absolutely love it. Read on to find out more about this tent, as well as more pros and cons!
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Here’s what we’ll discuss here:
- In the Box
I bought my Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent from Amazon, and here’s what the packaging looked like:
In the Box
After unboxing it, I got the tent inside the carry bag, 8 stakes in a separate bag, 4 pre-attached guylines, some marketing materials, and some instructions.
Here’s all the data (including my personal measurements) that I gathered on this Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent:
- Peak height: 40 inches
- Length (Tent): 83 inches/6.92 feet
- Width (Tent): 62 inches/5.17 feet
- Base Area (Tent): 35.7 square feet
- Vestibule Width: 15 inches
- Vestibule Area: 8.6 square feet (2 vestibules), 4.3 square feet (1 vestibule)
- Number of Vestibules: 2
- Total Area: 44.3 square feet
- Floor material: 75D 190T Taffeta
- Bathtub Flooring: Yes, ~5 inches
- Tent body material: 75D 190T Taffeta
- Rainfly material: 75D 190T Taffeta
- Poles material: Fiberglass (Pre-attached)
- Mesh: No-see-um
- Packed size: 33 by 8 by 8 inches
- Weight: 7.0 pounds
- Number of guylines: 4
- Number of stakes: 8
- Number of doors: 2
- Number of vents: 1
- Number of pockets: 2
- Number of gear lofts: 1
- Number of lantern loops: 4 (gear loft loops)
- E-port: No
- Black-out: No
I also did some testing on my own, and came up with this data:
- Pop up timing (without staking): 2 minutes
- Set up timing (with staking): 3.5 minutes
- Take down timing (without staking): 2.5 minutes
- Take down timing (with staking): 3 minutes
- Number of single sleeping pads: 2
- Number of full-sized mattresses: 1
- Number of queen-sized mattresses: 1
I go through all the above specifications in the sections below, in more detail, if you’re interested.
Testing and Performance
I put the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent through these 7 tests:
- Ease of use: Set up, take down, pack up
- Spaciousness: Base area, height, vestibule
- Comfort and features: Door, windows, storage
- Ventilation: Hot day ventilation, rainy day ventilation, condensation
- Weather protection: Rain test, wind ‘test’
- Quality: Material, mesh, seams, stitching, zippers, poles, carry bag
- Portability: Weight and packed size
Here’s how it performed.
To set up the Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent, first undo the drawstring and slide the tent out of the carry bag.
Then, unfold the tent body until it lays flat on the ground, except for the center locking hub here, and it’ll be in the shape of a square.
Unfold this side of the square, which has 2 longer poles, and now your tent base will be rectangular.
Then, lock these 2 longer poles, which have a locking mechanism that looks like this. To lock it, just slide both ends together.
After that, reach for the 2 drawstrings at the very top of the center locking hub. Make sure to untangle them first if you find them tangled, and then, grab them with one hand.
Lift it some distance off the ground, and use your other hand to push down on the center locking hub.
The central hub is where all the poles are connected, this will make your Vista Quick Tent pop up, and takes just 1 minute so far.
If you want to stake the Quick Tent out, you can push 4 stakes through these holes at the 4 corners of the tent.
Next, grab the rainfly, drape it over the Quick Tent, and fasten the 4 buckles of the rainfly to the buckles at the 4 corners of the tent, like so.
After that, to make sure that you’ve got the right rainfly position, check that the vestibule zips are located on the length of the tent where the doors are.
Make sure that the vestibule zips are all zipped up, then guy out the Quick Tent with the 4 guylines, 2 at the front and 2 at the back.
Also, stake down the vestibules, 1 at the front and 1 at the back.
Finally, open the rainfly vent at the back of the tent.
This will all take another 2 and a half minutes, so altogether the entire set up will take about 3 and a half minutes.
If you don’t use any of the stakes and guylines though, you can save yourself 1 and a half minutes.
To take down this Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent, first close the rainfly vent, then remove all the stakes from the guylines and vestibules.
Then, unbuckle the 4 corners of the rainfly, then take it off.
Remove the stakes from the tent body, then press down on these gray poles here with both hands.
All the poles will fold down nicely, and your tent body will be flat on the ground again. Unlock the 2 longer poles, then fold them up until you get back to your square base.
Pick up the 4 edges of the square and fold them towards the center locking hub.
Then, lay it on the ground and push all the air out.
This will take about 1 and a half minutes.
To pack up, grab the top of the rainfly, place it on the ground, and fold it in half. Lay the carry bag beside it, and fold the rainfly nicely such that it’ll be the perfect size for the carry bag, like so.
Put the tent on the edge of the rainfly, roll it up with the rainfly, and place it back into the carry bag.
This will take another 1 and a half minutes, so altogether, the entire take down and pack up will take about 3 minutes.
Oh, and the Quick Tent actually comes with these compression straps so you can use them if you want to.
The base area of this Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent measures about 83 inches in length, and 62 inches in width.
When I inflated my Exped MegaMat Duo 10 inside this 2-Person Vista Quick Tent, which is about the size of 2 regular pads put together (74 by 43 inches), I found that there was more than enough space leftover for lots of camping gear.
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 (80 by 56 inches), it fit perfectly into the Quick Tent, with a few inches of leftover space for gear.
But just bear in mind that you won’t have this space leftover if you fit a true Queen-sized bed of 80 by 60 inches.
One thing to note here is that because the queen-sized Vertex Airbed fills up the entire tent, I think it’s best to pick a camping mattress that can be inflated from the side, and not at the head of the mattress. The side valve of the Vertex Airbed allows me to inflate it easily from the outside of the tent.
The peak height inside this 2-Person Vista Quick Tent is about 40 inches.
The walls slope downwards though, so you won’t get to enjoy this peak height throughout the Quick Tent.
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. But I’m not very tall though (I’m 5’3″), so you might want to take that into account.
With the rainfly in place, I got 2 very nice vestibule areas, which are exactly the same on both sides, and the longest width of each vestibule area is about 15 inches.
There was more than enough space to fit my footwear, along with other wet gear that you might want to leave out of the tent.
When it’s not raining, and if you want easier access into your tent without having to zip open and shut the vestibule, you can tie up the fabric of the vestibule with these 2 latches right here.
There are actually 3 latches, but I always use just 2, and I thought it was more than enough.
Once you tie the vestibule up, this will give you access to the 2 doors of this 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.
Both doors are exactly the same, there’s one door at each length of the tent, and each door has a longest length of 52 inches, and a longest width of 32 inches.
Each door also has 2 zippers, that can be opened and closed from the outside and the inside.
You can also tie up the fabric of the door with these 2 latches right here.
The only thing I didn’t quite like about these doors is that these 2 latches at the bottom are very loose, so the fabric often unravels after I tie it up, but I guess it’s not that big of a deal for me.
There were quite a few storage options for this 2-Person Vista Quick Tent.
First, there are 2 pockets, one on each width of the tent, and each pocket measures about 9 inches by 4 inches.
Second, Teton Sports actually provides a gear loft that you can hook to the top of the tent here. The gear loft comes with 4 S-hooks that you can attach to these 4 circular loops at the top.
Third, even with the gear loft in place, there was still enough space in each of the 4 circular loops to hang a small lantern. This is a Black Diamond Moji, and it fit perfectly alongside the gear loft.
For ventilation, I looked at hot day options, as well as rainy day options.
Hot Day Ventilation
On a hot day without any rain, you can first remove the 4 guyline stakes if you’re using them, unbuckle the rainfly fasteners and take the rainfly off entirely.
Once you do so, a good two-thirds of the Vista Quick Tent is made from mesh, so I got plenty of ventilation on hot days.
It’s also great for stargazing at night, because you basically get almost unblocked views.
If you want to leave the rainfly on though, you can unzip the 2 vestibules, clip the fabric to the sides, and get lots of ventilation from these huge mesh panels.
The great thing about this tent is that there are 2 vestibules, and 2 doors, so there’s lots of cross ventilation as well.
Rainy Day Ventilation
On rainy days though, you do need the rainfly to be in place, which limits ventilation.
Thankfully, there’s one built-in rainfly vent that can be held open with a kickstand and a Velcro attachment. It can also be closed completely, but I usually leave it open, like this:
Just bear in mind that you can only open and close it from the outside though.
From the inside of the 2-Person Vista Quick Tent, the vent is covered by a layer of mesh. This is what it looks like:
Also, I noticed that the rainfly doesn’t extend all the way to the ground, and leaves about 2 inches of space between the ground and the rainfly for some ventilation.
For weather protection, I rain tested as well as wind ‘tested’ my Teton Sports Quick Tent.
Before rain testing this Teton Sports 2-Person Quick Tent, I checked all the seams, and found that the seams on the flooring were factory taped.
The rest of the seams though, like the tent body to flooring seam was not taped, the yellow fabric to mesh seam was not taped, the inverted vertical seams were not taped, and the door seam was not taped.
But they are protected by the rainfly, the seams of which are all taped.
To rain test this 2-Person Vista Quick Tent, I used a stopwatch for my 1-hour rain test, and I also used this water hose to kind of simulate heavy rain, which looked like this.
After the 1-hour heavy rain test was up, I noticed that the underside of the rainfly was a little bit damp, and some water had seeped through the rainfly.
Thankfully though, the mesh and the yellow tent fabric was still dry, and no water got into the tent through the rainfly.
However, I noticed a few drops of water leaking in through the seam between the bathtub flooring and the tent body. The leaking happened because this flooring seam was not taped.
When you seal this seam, no water will leak through and get into your tent.
For the full rain test video with more details, you can check out this video on my channel, where I also tested my 1-Person Vista Quick Tent.
I noticed that the 2-Person Vista Quick Tent was able to take light to moderate winds easily, while still being sturdy.
I didn’t actually test for wind protection, but it should be pretty decent against maybe even heavy winds, because there are 4 guylines to keep it sturdy, the peak height isn’t too high, and it has a pretty aerodynamic dome shape.
When I guyed out the entire tent and tried to shake it, I found it pretty sturdy.
For quality, I looked at the material, mesh, stitching, zippers, and poles.
The yellow tent fabric, including the rainfly, is made of 75D 190T Taffeta, which I found to be pretty high quality, and I was very happy with it, but I do wish that they’d make the flooring a little bit thicker. I thought it was pretty thin.
After my 1-hour heavy rain test, the flooring wasn’t wet, but it felt to me like it might have leaked pretty soon after. I highly recommend using a groundsheet with this tent to protect the flooring.
I found the bathtub flooring very useful though, and it extends up to almost 5 inches.
The mesh feels like high quality, smooth and silky no-see-um mesh, with very small holes that’ll keep out the smallest of bugs.
The stitching all around the tent was really consistent. Some were single-stitched, like the pole clip attachments, but most were double-stitched.
I found no loose threads in this tent, but I noticed that one of the pole clip attachments was not sewn down.
It’s just a small manufacturing defect though, and I like this tent enough to want to keep it despite this.
I don’t think the zippers are branded, but they’re very, very smooth. Both the vestibule zips and the door zips were very smooth, with no snags at all, and they felt really high quality.
The poles are pretty high quality, I think they’re fiberglass, and they’re a little thicker than most of my other pop-up tents.
For portability, I looked at packed size, weight, and ease of carry.
This Teton Sports 2-Person Quick Tent has a packed size of 33 by 8 by 8 inches. For a size comparison, here’s what it looks like beside a Coleman 2-Person Sundome Tent (23 by 8.5 by 6 inches), as well as a 32-ounce Nalgene bottle.
Notice that this 2-Person Quick Tent is about 30% longer than the Coleman 2-Person Sundome Tent with a more traditional set up, and the overall packed size is about 80% larger.
This 2-Person Quick Tent weighs about 6.6 pounds for just the tent and carry bag alone. With the 8 stakes and compression strap, that’ll be another 0.4 pounds, so 7.0 pounds altogether.
Ease of Carry
The carry bag comes with a nice shoulder strap for easy carry.
Pros and Cons
For pros, this 2-Person Vista Quick Tent has an insane number of features that other pop-up or instant tents do not have.
First, it has 2 doors, for a serious amount of cross-ventilation. None of my other pop-up tents come with this many doors. And these doors are huge.
Second, it has 2 vestibules, both generously sized as well. Third, it comes with a gear loft, plus 4 lantern loops and 2 pockets. Fourth, it comes with a lifetime warranty.
All for a ridiculously inexpensive price of slightly over $100 bucks, which is how much I paid for it. That’s crazy value for money, considering how high quality this tent is.
And we’re not even done going through the pros.
This 2-Person Vista Quick Tent is my most spacious 2-person pop-up tent, by far, with a whopping 35.7 square feet of space inside the tent, plus an additional 8.6 square feet of vestibule space, for a whopping 44.3 square feet of space in total.
Also, this Quick Tent is easily my most versatile pop-up tent. You can stake down either side of the vestibule, because both sides come with loops.
You can also just take the rainfly off entirely for tons of ventilation on hot days. This is not a common feature for pop-up tents because most of them have pre-attached rainflies, plus not a lot of mesh.
As for cons, if you’re expecting your tent to pop open right out of the carry bag, well, this Teton Sports Quick Tent doesn’t do that.
But even so, it takes only 3 and a half minutes to set up, and just 3 minutes to pack up, so still pretty quick. And that’s including staking and guying out the entire tent.
Another con is that the seam between the bathtub flooring and the tent body is not taped, so you gotta seal this yourself if you’re expecting heavy rain.
Also, I found the carry bag a little bit of a tight fit, but hey, that means it packs down really small for a 2-person pop-up tent.
Overall, the pros greatly, greatly outweigh the few cons.
This Teton Sports 2-Person Vista Quick Tent is my pop-up tent of choice, and I’d pick this over any other pop-up tent in the market.
I spent quite a bit of time in this tent over the couple years that I’ve had it, and I would highly recommend it.
Bonus: Must Read!
How does this Teton Sports 2-Person Quick Tent compare to other pop-up tents, or other instant tents? Well, don’t worry, because I’ve already done the comparison for you, in these blog posts:
- I Bought & Tested the 7 Best POP UP Tents (Teton Sports, Coleman, Quechua + More)
- I Bought & Tested the 7 Best INSTANT Tents (Teton Sports, Core, Caddis + More) (TBA)
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