Product Type: Gelert Tent
Newest Review: ... this for camping at mates at summer partys' and festivals, and it has fulfilled its task perfectly, but i still haven't worked out how to t... more
Not for 'proper' camping
Gelert Quick Pitch SS
Member Name: scoi
Gelert Quick Pitch SS
Advantages: Cheap, easy to pitch
Disadvantages: Condensation, weather
The Gelert Quick Pitch is a small budget tent available around £25. The 2 man version can accomodate 2 but they need to be small or enjoy being close as the size inside isn't generous and has no room for much storage unless you can squeeze it in at your feet being carefull not to let anything contact the skin.
Being a pop up tent it pitches in seconds. It really is simply a case of unwrapping popping up and putting in some pegs. As its a single skin design it doesn't even need the bedroom tent to be pitched.
As its a single skin design it does really struggle with ventilation. The poly hydrocarbon material has such limited breathability, drops of condensation form readily on all but the warmest nights and when its cold it doesnt have the benefit of a second layer of fabric making the double glasing effect of thermal efficiency.
Its not a streamlined profile so with any wind the shape distorts although being a pop up the 'poles' are designed to be very flexible so its unlikely to break. It'll cope with a shower of rain but anything to heavy or wind blown then it can leak from misting, at the seems or if anyone touches the walls.
Due to the design it doesnt fold up to a size you'd want to carry for any distance, it folds up to a circle approximately 2 foot in diameter so it won't fit inside a backpack although you can fasten it to the outside if you need to walk it to the camping location and at just over 2kg it isn't the heaviest unit to carry around.
Packing it away can be a bit of a struggle and has a certain knack to it but once you have figured it out it takes no time at all.
I would think that Gelert never meant for this tent to be used for camping trips or in any serious weather. It is ideal to have somewhere for kids to play in the garden and to get a taste for sleeping outdoors and could be used at festivals for a cheap throwaway tent.
Summary: Great for kids in the garden but not much else
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