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2 Seconds Tent opens with a ripcord, breaks down at push of a button

2 Seconds Tent opens with a ri...
The 2 Seconds Easy has a more traditional dome shape than the original 2 Seconds and includes an integrated fly
The 2 Seconds Easy has a more traditional dome shape than the original 2 Seconds and includes an integrated fly
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With two people, setup is even simpler as they each grab a cord
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With two people, setup is even simpler as they each grab a cord
The 2 Seconds Easy has a more traditional dome shape than the original 2 Seconds and includes an integrated fly
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The 2 Seconds Easy has a more traditional dome shape than the original 2 Seconds and includes an integrated fly
With an integrated frame, the Quechua 2 Seconds Easy pops into shape at the pull of two cords
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With an integrated frame, the Quechua 2 Seconds Easy pops into shape at the pull of two cords
The 2 Seconds Easy uses a blackout fabric to keep things darker and cooler inside
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The 2 Seconds Easy uses a blackout fabric to keep things darker and cooler inside
Quechua 2 Seconds Easy dim
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Quechua 2 Seconds Easy dimensions and weight
The 2 Seconds Easy has a door for each of its two occupants
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The 2 Seconds Easy has a door for each of its two occupants
As simple as two fast pulls
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As simple as two fast pulls
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French sporting good giant Decathlon has offered one of the world's fastest-pitching tents for going on two decades. The 2 Seconds pop-up tent lives up to its name by all but pitching itself. Going even faster and simpler, Decathlon now streamlines the 2 Seconds into the new 2 Seconds Easy. That's right, a tent that's even easier than the self-pitching 2 Seconds. The Easy's pull-cord/push-button setup and breakdown take it from car to camp and back with less work than ever.

Sold through Decathlon's hiking and camping brand Quechua, the 2 Seconds Tent launched in 2005. The "2 seconds" is something of an exaggeration, but as you can see in Quechua's setup video below, the disc-shaped package pitches far more quickly than the average tent and its pile of fabric and bungee-corded poles thanks to an integrated frame that pops into shape after the user opens a few clips and straps.

QUECHUA - 2 SECONDS 2 - SET UP

The new 2 Seconds Easy Tent eliminates the individual clips and straps in favor of an integrated frame that pops to life at the pull of two cords. Setup is easier, but the real advantage comes during breakdown. Rather than having to roll the door fabric out of the way and individually fold the tent and secure multiple clips, the 2 Seconds Easy owner merely presses two buttons to collapse the tent, folds it up and stuffs it into the carry sack. If our experience with other tents is any indication, that last step of packing it small enough to fit into the sack will be where the clock runs longer than advertised, but if that's the case, owners can always use a larger carry bag to make that part as easy as the rest.

As simple as two fast pulls
As simple as two fast pulls

At camp, the 2 Seconds Easy has been fully reshaped and redesigned as compared to the original 2 Seconds. It includes an integrated fly that can be opened at the sides to improve ventilation inside, and a blackout fabric for keeping the interior dark and cool. Both occupants of the two-person tent have a dedicated door for easier entry and exit.

The 2 Seconds Easy is built to hold up to wind speeds of 30 mph (50 km/h). It weighs 10.8 lb (4.7 kg) and packs down to 23 x 8 x 8 in (58 x 20 x 20 cm). When pitched, the ceiling rises to 43 in (110 cm).

Decathlon USA put the 2 Seconds Easy Tent up for preorder this month for US$199. Deliveries will begin in mid August.

The minute-long video below shows the 2 Seconds Easy setting up, breaking down and camping out.

2 Seconds EASY: Unfold, fold, enjoy. ⛺️

Source: Decathlon

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7 comments
Brian M
Yep just like those photo reflectors and instant pop up back drops - Its 2 seconds to pop open (me) and '30 minutes to never (me)' to get back into the bag.

Unless I have access to YouTube to relearn how to fold it up each time I will stick with the conventional!
DougRobertson
I know if I had this tent my friends would be pushing the buttons to take down the tent every chance they get. While I am sleeping, eating, and setting it up. It would never end.
Nahor
@DougRobertson, for even more fun with your friends, put a bug zapper on the buttons (with a remote control so that you, but not your friends, can disable them once it's time to pack up)
Michael son of Lester
It looks like an updated version of the older "pop tent" designs. Well thought out and easy to use, I'm sure this tent will be a winner. A little heavy and bulky for backpacking, but if loads are split up among several people this shouldn't be an issue. I like it.
Username
Looks like it requires two people to open. Fail.
John Carver
I am with Doug. That sucker s going down once your friends see that for the first time.....Heck this would make the perfect gag camping gift ever. Gift that sucker to your Brother in Law next X Mass.....
dcris
Hmmmm.....catchy name '2 minute tent' but their videos don't hold that up...obviously. And the take down...they wash right over getting it back it the bag....do a video with NO Editing of one or two people actually getting it back in the bag. Otherwise it's just all hype. Most tents are not that hard to go up or down. So not sure what the big deal here is. Really...