In this review, we are going to look at the Quechua Air Seconds 5.2 F&B Tent by Decathlon. A popular 2 bedroom air tent that would suit small families or couples looking for more space while away.
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The Air Seconds range from Quechua have become really popular tents on campsites the past few years and if you are looking for an air tent but have a limited budget then these tents are a great option.
First, we will look at breaking down the name of the tent as this will tell you what you are getting. Air Seconds is the tent name telling you that it is an air tent rather than a poled tent. 5.1 means that it is a 5 person tent with 2 bedrooms. F&B, stands for fresh and black, fresh being the material that helps to reduce the temperature inside the tent and black due to the darkened bedrooms.
This tent does not have a sewn-in groundsheet but a bathtub groundsheet as many campers call it. Quechua call it a basin groundsheet. What this means is that the groundsheet is separate and it will toggle up at the sides inside the tent. It is held in place with the use of a toggle system. You can leave this in place and it means that it is easily removed to be cleaned. You can also un toggle the front of the groundsheet to give a flat entrance during the day.
This tent has a 5-year warranty and that is based on around 4 weeks of use per year. If using this tent for longer periods of time it is advisable to re-waterproof it at regular intervals.
Structure – Air Technology provides the Structure of this tent with 3 air beams. There is also an aluminium bar that goes between the two front beams to help strengthen the structure.
Guys – Air Technology provides the Structure of this tent with 3 air beams. There is also an aluminium bar that goes between the two front beams to help strengthen the structure.
Fabric – A Fresh fabric is used on the flysheet to help reflect the sun and keep the tent cooler on warmer days. The tent has a UPF protection of 50+. You may also notice that there is a double fabric ceiling over the living area helping to create great airflow and help keep the tent cooler.
Cable Entry – Due to the style of the tent cable entry would not be an issue as the tent does not feature a sewn-in groundsheet that would block entry.
Windows – there are windows on either side of the tent. One of these is a solid window and the other a mesh screen. Both have privacy curtains. The side with the mesh screen has a curtain that zips into place when raining to keep you dry and the other a privacy curtain that can be toggled up when you require some privacy.
Doors – there is only one entry point to this tent and that is via the large front door.
Ventilation – The tent is well ventilated to stop condensation build-up and there is even a low-level zipped area to the side of the bedroom that can be left open with a mesh ventilation panel when it is warmer and it can be zipped closed on colder evenings.
Bedrooms – There are two bedrooms in this tent. One designed to sleep 3 people and the other 2 people. Each room gives a 70cm wide space for each person to sleep. Low-level ventilation panels in the bedroom allow you to control the temperature as well as ventilation.
Living Area – a comfortable living area with sewn-in storage pockets. The living area gives around 6.5 sqm of living space. there is also a lantern hanging point just in front of the bedroom area for lighting.
Optional Extras – There are no optional extras for this tent.
At A Glance
Person – 5
Bedrooms – 2
Standing Room – Yes
Pitch Time – 20 Minutes
Price – £449.99
*Please note prices correct at the time of publishing and will be updated regularly.
We think that the Quechua Air Seconds 5.2 F&B tent is a great first family air tent. We love the fresh, bright colour. As with most tents, we do recommend that you buy bigger for the exact amount of people using the tent unless you are travelling light and only sleeping in the tent overnight. This would be well suited to couples or couples with 1 or 2 small children. This allows more space if the weather turns and you have to use the tent for shelter. Always allow for everyone to sit in the living area comfortable.
The darkened room means there doesn’t have to be early rises just because the sun has come up and made the tent too light to continue sleeping. It also means you can get the kiddies off to sleep a little earlier so you can get to enjoy some time before retiring for the night. Not sure which tent is for you? Why not use our free Tent Comparison Guide
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