Quechua Quickhiker Ultralight II (2013)

As the name suggests the Quechua Quickhiker Ultralight II pitches rapidly, as there’s just one pole to slide through the sleeve that extends around the outer, while the four corner poles are pre-attached to the tent, so they just need guying out. A couple of guy lines create a good degree of tension and stability. There’s a door on each side, so two campers have their own access. The door doesn’t get a double zip pull though, so you can’t vent the top of the doorway. There’s a porch on only one side of the tent and this is 40cm deep, so it isn’t the biggest of spaces in which to store two people’s kit and to have room to come and go and cook. But the Quechua Quickhiker Ultralight II’s real benefit is that the inner tent is quite wide and extends all the way across to the opposite side of the tent, which means there’s a good amount of space inside the inner. Those vertical poles at each corner also mean there is reasonable room at the foot and head. At around 2020g it is a good weight too, making the Quechua Quickhiker Ultralight II a great option if you prefer a little more internal living space than porch space coupled with a low weight.

Flysheet fabric ripstop PU-coated polyester
Inner tent fabric polyester
Groundsheet fabric PU-coated polyamide
Internal dimensions (LxWxH) 210x130x95cm
Packed size 38x16cm
Weight 2020g
Website www.decathlon.co.uk

  

Verdict

The Quechua Quickhiker Ultralight II offers good living space for the weight, but more porch space would be an advantage in wet weather. However, you do get two entry points, which is a real bonus for two campers.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine June 2013