QUECHUA Base Seconds LIVING AREA - green

    Designed for a family of 4 to 6 backpacking campers who need a quick set-up living area offering shelter from the weather.

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    SKU: S3731 (1483296)
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    € 186.54
    Characteristics Designed for a family of 4 to 6 backpacking campers who need a quick set-up living area offering shelter from the weather.
    Product Benefits
    1. Easy assembly / dismantling
      Pitched in 2 minutes. Folds down in less than 2 minutes with practise.
    2. Capacity
      Height 2 m. 5 m²: room to stand and sit with for 4 or 6 seated at a table.
    3. Ease of use
      Ease of use
      Doors with mosquito screens protected from the rain by overhangs.
    4. Durability
      Wind resistance: validated in wind tunnels and on a rotating plate.
    5. Durability
      Wind resistance: validated in wind tunnels and on a rotating plate.
    6. Waterproof
      Tested under shower at 200 mm water / hour and in the field.
    7. Easy maintenance
      Easy maintenance
      Spare parts and pole repair available at Decathlon workshops.
    • BAG
      85 CM ø DISK
    • WEIGHT
      6.4 kg
    • LENGTH
      225 CM
    • WIDTH
      225 CM
    • Height
    Product feature
    1. Dimensions and weight
      2.25m square living area, 5 sqm surface, max headroom 1.9 m. kg. Weight: 6.4 kg.
    2. Bedroom space
      This Base Seconds was designed as the living area for 2 Seconds tents, during cold, rainy, or mosquito-filled evenings. It therefore does not have a bedroom, but is compatible with 2 Seconds bedrooms. A bedroom is sold separately to fix inside the Base Seconds, converting it to a wide 2 to 4-man tent for sleeping.
    3. Living / storage space
      Thanks to its 5 sqm surface, 4 or 6 people can easily sit around a table. A compatible groundsheet is sold separately. Another advantage is that one Base Seconds can be twinned with another Base Seconds.
    4. Entry/exit
      2 big doors, which fold easily into a pocket for more ease and to keep the living space open in fine weather.
    5. Pitching/folding
      Pops up in 10 seconds, fully pitched in less than 2 minutes. Free-standing (can easily be moved even after it is pitched). It is advised to use the 10 pegs to ensure wind resistance. Folds down in less than 2 minutes with practise (details and film available on
    6. Waterproofing
      Like all Quechua tents, the waterproofing has been particularly well-developed, approved in lab tests (ENTIRE TENT tested with 200 litres of water per hour and sqm!) and on field tests. (PU-coated polyester roof with heat sealed watertight taped seams). 2 twinned Base Seconds were approved in terms of waterproofing in the same conditions.
    7. Ventilation
      1 air vent under each of the 3 "overhangs", 4 mosquito net windows (can be closed off) + 1 ceiling air vent. Designed for optimum ventilation and to reduce natural build-up of condensation.
    8. Wind resistance
      We test all of our tents in a wind tunnel with a rotary table to expose each side of the tent to the wind. A properly assembled tent with all the stays in position around the tent should remain habitable;e under wind speeds measuring 50 km/h at ground level.
    9. Poles
      Solid fibreglass for excellent break resistance.
    10. Tent pegs
      5 mm galvanised steel pegs for good twisting resistance.
    11. Cover
      85 cm diameter and 10 cm thick disc. Non-zip flap which is more practical, and 2 straps for occasional carrying.
    12. UV protection (protection against Ultraviolet rays)
      The fabric flysheet filters UV rays with a SPF of 30. Please note: a significant amount of UV rays can enter through a single open door: protect your skin.
    Product testing
    1. Composition
      Main fabric : 50.0% Polyester (PES), 50.0% Polyurethane (PU) Pole : 100.0% Glass - Fibre (FG)
    2. Storage advice
      STORAGE - after use or cleaning, do not store your tent until it is PERFECTLY DRY to prevent odours and mould from forming.
    3. Cleaning advice
      1 CLEANING - if needed, clean the tent with soapy water, then rinse (with a hose if possible). Then leave to dry completely. 2 TREE SAP STAINS - Can be very hard to remove Once the stain is fully dry, gently scratch it off while holding an ice cube on the
    4. Product restrictions
      Risk of condensation if gap in T° between day&night is too great
    5. Product catchline
      A living area big enough for 4 to 6 people and which can be pitched in 2 minutes. Provides a protected living space when using small camping tents.
    Product reviews
    4.4 / 5
    48 reviews
    48 users recommend this product
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    • folding away

      Harry (United Kingdom)
      Used for 7 to 12 months
      try as I will I can not fold this base seconds tent small enough to fit the bag.
      The post on you tube seem to make it look easy in use a great tent but when its a fight that I lose to put it away I can not give it more than 2 star.
      If quechue could give and explanation as to why nether me or others can follow the instructions id with my particular unit id be greatful.
      the unit make a camper drive away awning easy up
      i can not fold it
      Response of the brand

      Thanks for your feedback on the Quechua Base seconds living area and apologies for the inconvenience caused. I will pass your comments on to the product manager. Whilst we have no official video's to assist you there is a video on Youtube which shows the tent being disassembled, I am not sure if it is the one you have seen however you can view it here: It is from one of our Italian stores. I hope this helps. 

      Many thanks 

      Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
    • Quecha Base Seconds

      Lindis (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Great living space, quick & easy to use
    • 10 years of heavy use!

      Alan (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Our original grey Base Seconds was bought in France 10 years ago and still going strong!
      It's always been used as an awning for our VW Transporter and has had a lot of use and abuse.
      It's been so good that we bought another 2 grey ones about 6 years ago, when they were about £40 on sale. The original ground sheet is wearing now, but we bought spares also. Other than the tent fabric fading its still fit for purpose. Highly recommended.
    • Quechua Shelter

      robert (United Kingdom)
      Used for 7 to 12 months
      I cannot understand why there are fittings inside for both an inner tent AND a footprint ground sheet when you can get neither, and emails to Decathlon and Quechua fall on deaf ears. 1st time it took 2 hours to put away with three of us struggling and swearing, now its about 15 minutes but still swearing!!!!!
      goes up in seconds, pegged out in minutes,
      see above comments
    • Base seconds tent

      Richard (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Bought for archery competitions but used it recently on the beach in Cornwall. Several people asked where they could obtain one as they had watched the way it had been put up. More comments of approval when it was put away (got it off to a fine art now and manage quite easily on my own), one family huddled in a small beach shelter said "we've got tent envy".
      All in all brilliant bit of kit.
      Easy up and easy down
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