Are you interested in getting into camping but the idea of pitching a tent terrifies you? If so, pop-up tents might be the perfect solution for you as they do not require much assembly, just take them out of the packaging and watch them take shape. Browse our entire range of pop-up tents and when you have made your selection, decide whether you want to receive your new product via our speedy home delivery service or our convenient click-and-collect option.
If for some reason you are not happy with your purchase we do offer a 2 year warranty for all Decathlon products and a 365 day returns offer for all online orders.
What is a pop-up tent?
A pop-up tent is, as the name suggests, a tent that will just pop up into shape. There's no need for a complicated setup, tent poles, or fumbling with the material. This is the easiest type of tent to set up and is perfect for those who want to get their tent pitched with absolutely no hassle.
Pop-up tents are the perfect tent for beginners and at Decathlon you are spoiled for choice. We have a wide range of affordable pop-up tents in many different styles and designs so we know you will find the tent that suits you just right and don’t worry we have really good waterproof options as well, you might be thankful for high waterproof qualities with Ireland’s temperamental weather.
Pop-up tents work by using spring-loaded poles that are attached to the body of the tent. These springs will remain compressed while your tent is in its bag, but once it is out of the bag the springs will force the poles to expand, pushing them to all the walls of the tent so that it is ready to go. The only bit of manual labour you need to do is peg it into the ground.
Folding the tent back up into the bag can be a little bit trickier, but all of our tents will come with instructions from the manufacturer on the best way to fold it back up.
Do you need a pop-up tent?
Pop-up tents are the best option for many different people. They are perfect for families camping together, not only are they the perfect tent to introduce your kids to camping, but it also means you will be able to keep an eye on your kids at all times instead of fumbling with tent poles while trying to make sure your kid is being safe.
They are also an excellent choice for casual campers. Casual campers are anyone who just wants to get the tent down and chill out in nature without any distractions or maybe there is a group of you who decided to go camping for the night instead of getting an AirBnB or hotel.
If you’re in the market for a budget tent then pop-up tents are the way to go. As well as being the easiest set-up, they are also one of the most affordable types of tents.
Festival goers make great use of pop-up tents. We all know the struggle of lugging all our gear to the campsite and then spending ages attempting to pitch a tent and no one really knows how to do it properly. That is where a pop-up tent comes in so handy. You can literally just drop it onto the ground and it will explode into a fully formed tent ready to go. We'll let you in on a little tip for festival goers as well. Pop-up tents make a great storage tent for everyone's gear so your own tents don’t feel as cramped when you sleep in them.
Whatever you choose to use your tent for, we advise that you use it responsibly and follow the principles of “Leave no Trace”. Everything you bring with you camping should be taken home with you again and disposed of correctly.
Advantages of pop-up tents
You can probably guess the benefits of using a pop-up tent by now but let’s quickly run through them anyway.
Pop-up tents are the perfect beginner tent. They’re so affordable and easy to set up that anyone can use them to get into camping or as festival tents.
As pop-up tents are basically pre-setup and ready to go, they leave you with less gear to bring and more importantly less gear to accidentally leave behind, or lose, at your campsite.
And of course, the main advantage of pop-up tents is their quick setup time. You can have the tent fully pitched in less than thirty seconds.