Base Seconds Full
£159.99 (recommended retail price)
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4 to 6 people looking for a FAMILY HIKING TENT with direct access to a 2 Seconds tent.
A living area with direct access to your 2 Seconds.Capacity =
Ht 2m x 5m²: you can stand up and 4/6 people can sit comfortably around a table.Easy pitching / taking down =
Pitches in 5 minutes. Folds away in under 2 minutes once you have the knack.Waterproofing =
Laboratory approved (WHOLE TENT under 200 litres/hr/m²!) and field tested.
Dimensions et weight : 2.25m square living area (5m² surface area) with a max headroom of 1.90 m. 9.4kg.
Bedroom space : This Seconds Base was designed as the living room for 2 Seconds tents, for cool, rainy, or mosquito-filled evenings. It therefore does not have a bedroom, but is compatible with 2 Seconds bedrooms which need to be attached under the large peaks made for this purpose. A bedroom is sold separately to fix inside the Seconds Base, converting it into a 2 to 4-man tent for sleeping.
Living storage area : 5m² easily accommodates 4 or even 6 around a table. Groundsheet included. All Seconds Base tents can be twinned, either with a Full Seconds Base or an XL Seconds Base, extending the shelter area from 5 to 10 m² or 15m² or more. See demonstration film.
Access : 2 of the 4 doors are for access, or for an "open" side, or for twinning with another Seconds Base. The other 2 entrances are for access to 2 Seconds tents. These access doors are protected from the rain by an overhang that can cover the front of the 2 Seconds tent (whether it's an Air, XL or 1-, 2- or 3-man model).
Pitching/folding : Pops up in 10 seconds, fully pitched in less than 5 minutes with the set up of 1 or 2 2 Seconds tents. Free-standing (easy to move around, no pegs necessary when there is no wind, but ideal installation uses 12 pegs). Folds down in less than 2 minutes when you have the knack (details and film available on www.quechua.com).
Waterproofing : Like all Quechua tents, the waterproofing has been particularly well-developed, approved in lab tests (WHOLE TENT in a shower of 200 litres/h/m²!) and in field tests. (PU coated polyester flysheet, thermobonded sealed seams.) The waterproof qualities of twinned 2 Seconds Bases have been approved under the same conditions.
Ventilation : 1 ventilation under each of the 4 overhangs, 4 insect-net windows (can be screened off) + 1 ceiling ventilation. Designed for optimum ventilation and to reduce natural condensation.
Poles : Solid fibreglass for excellent break resistance.
Tent pegs : 5mm galvanised steel pegs for good twisting resistance.
Cover : 85cm diameter, 10cm thick disc. Practical non-zip flap and 2 straps for occasional carrying.
UV protection : Our tent fabrics block over 98% of UVB and 80 to 95% of UVA rays. If you are looking for daytime protection, remember that a lot of UV rays reflect off the ground and in through open doors.
Warranty : All our tents are guaranteed for 2 years in normal use (your invoice or receipt gives proof of purchase date and price). In the event of a problem, have your tent checked out in your local Decathlon store.