Dear Customers,Many of you have asked why we have added support bars to the new version of the Air Seconds 6.3 XL tent.Upon analyzing customer feedback from 2015, we learnt that many customers do not apply 7 PSI of pressure, required to keep the tent windproof. We therefore reluctantly added these bars to have a quick to assemble tent, although the support bars require additional handling, and only serve to improve poor assemblies.In essence these two tents are identical, if you use the red pump and add 7 PSI to each side of your tent, you will not need this bar, and your tent can be assembled in an instant. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our customer loyalty team,The Quechua team
Currently in tent under tirrential wind rain leaking in through top air vents blowing up allowing rain to come in maybe you shoukd have put top seems lower down on the sides or velcro them down in bad weather
Also needs blackout in bedroom compartments
I purchased this tent in 2016 and used it a couple of times on short family trips. I have recently been on a long French/Swiss road trip with this tent and family.
Its strength lies in its simplicity and clever design. I really can not fault it at all. It with stood a storm in the Swiss Alps. It held up against 35 degree plus summer days for two weeks. It was never a chore to put up or take down.
The space inside was more than enough for 5 of us. The sleeping area are plentiful.
Simple to peg out, the guy ropes are more than adequate.
I would recommend this tent and the range.
We bought our tent last year, we have used it numerous of times since purchasing and it's a good size, easy to put up and down.. something quick was needed with the children, only downside is you pay so much for a wonderful tent and then have to purchase a pump at 14 pounds odd aswel maybe put that in with the rent price. Well worth it though we love ours!! Spacious good size, happy family!
whether you are a old hand or new at camping this tent is a must as it is a brilliant piece of kit , easy to it up easy to take down and pack away and easy storage . And extremely good quality , roomy welll manufactured , I'm 6"2 and can walk around in it , we went away 2nd week in November when it was wet and windy and we were all snug and dry , just great
I like the tent and the people at Decathalon store
Very excited when our tent arrived and planned to try it out the following day. We were due to go on holiday 2 days later (not camping) for a fortnight and were eager to have a go before we left. As it turns out the tent doesn't come with a pump and we didn't have time to buy one beforehand so realised we would have to wait until our return. Disappointed that it doesn't come with a pump!!!!! So 2 & a half weeks later we tried it out. We watched the video demonstration to ensure we followed the correct intstructions. The film clip shows a guy easily managing to carry the tent, giving the impression this is fairly lightweight whereas in fact it is extremely heavy and is a struggle to lift (my husband is no weakling). Also if it came with handles at both ends of the bag as well it would be a lot easier to carry through a doorway. We both struggled trying to hold a handle each and manoeuvre it through our front door and lift into the boot if our car. Having said all that it is still a great tent and definitely one to recommend. Maybe a thought to the carrying handles as a modification, to enable it to be carried by 2 people.
Thanks for your feedback on the Air Seconds family 6.3xl tent and we apologise for the inconvenience caused. We will work to improve our online and in store signage to highlight that the required pump is not included in the bag. I shall also share your difficulties of carrying the tent with the product manager to consider for future designs. Thanks again for your valuable feedback and it’s great to hear you still enjoyed the tent despite this.
Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
I have just come back from my 4th trip this year...I love this tent...I go with my 7 year old and can put up and down on my own with ease ...it must of been designed by a camper as it has all the right things in place to make your camping trip easy...if your a lady on your own don't be put off with the size it's ideal...can't wait to go again
Wanted a quick-pitch family size tent with 3 separate sleeping compartments/Did not want to pay the price tag associated with other popular brands
Overall: happy with tent. Comfortable for 2 adults, 2 teens & a dog, without feeling the need to add extensions or porches- in response to the man who "lost his terriers every morning" we crated dog overnight in central area, so no issues with escaping due to bathtub groundsheet not being zipped/sewn-in.
Pros: quick pitch, (we "won" against a family who were pitching a 4 man airbeam & they had a 10 min head start) can pitch on my own, pitches well (no bagging, flappy sides) & nice strong air beams, spacious, good head height, plenty of storage pockets, hanging hooks/lines. Holds up well in exposed wind & rain. Adequate gap between bedroom pods & outer shell. omitting the Optional 3rd bedroom increases living space. At 6x3m it's not classed as "oversized" which doesn't limit your campsite options or increase your pitch fee!
Con: no fresh & black version, more tents now come with black bedrooms as standard. I have an older Quechua with early "fresh" fabric & it really does make a difference!
Big & heavy when stored (not ideal if you can't camp next to car - not impossible but not ideal
I noticed Quechua have stopped putting hoods over the valves, leaving the valves exposed which I'm not sure I like - could let in water? or a temptation for campsite pranksters...
In very heavy British weather, rain does blow in through the top mesh vent meaning any chairs, clothes etc & carpet or rug you may have put down in central living area will get wet- making this a zipped in vent like the windows would prevent this.
while I'm talking about windows - zips all the way around mesh windows would also stop draughts & rain getting in.
A footprint would be handy - I made my own which includes tabs for the air poles to sit on so they're not directly on the wet/muddy ground, makes positioning tent prior to pitching easier too.
no longer a zipped in groundsheet - again very draughty in severe British weather-Although this does mean you can store muddy boots in the gap between tent & groundsheet.
3rd bedroom very thin (practically see-through) & exposed mesh vent at the top gives limited privacy.
Divider between main sleeping area only zips 3/4 way, a zip along the bottom would prevent anyone sliding into the others sleeping space. (But TBH I've seen worse)
An additional guy point at the front centre (like the back) would lift the outer skin away from 3rd bedroom in very windy weather (the wind practically sticks them together) .
I know my "cons" outweigh my pros, but they really are just little niggles, and I think I'd have a "wish list" regardless of which tent I owned!
This is my second Quechua tent & it was because I was so happy with my 4 man pop up that Quechua was my first choice when I needed to upgrade to a bigger tent. I am now waiting for the "Fresh & Black" improved version of this tent...
On the whole a very good tent and very easy to put up and take down. Found it very easy to get back into the bag. Only gripe is that the 4 main pegs are a bit flimsy and easily bent and would recommend replacing them with the Decathalon thicker tent pegs that you can buy.
Bedroom areas are fine for a double mattress and the living area is very spacious