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Pop up tent for races

squiggothsquiggoth Posts: 70
edited August 2011 in MTB buying advice
Anyone recommend a good pop up tent for 2-4night stays?

Needs to be able to hold a bike, kit bag and one person so im looking for a very large 2man or a 3man.

Preferably double lined/stitched for warmth and waterproofing.
Doesn't need to fit on my bike, as it will be ferried around by car.

Many Thanks.


  • Si1988Si1988 Posts: 158
    Might be worth trying a fishing bivvy. Spent a week in france in the pouring rain with some mates not catching anything for a week last summer.

    May depend how you define "popup" though, they had the flexi poles with elastic inside and didnt take too long to set up.

    Plenty spacious for a rider and a bike inside with a decent sized porch area too.
  • find your nearest Decathlon store - i'm sure they'll have something that'll work for you..
    We have a Decathlon pop-up tent, and are very pleased with it.
  • nozzacnozzac Posts: 408
    I got my pop up from Decathlon's 2 Second range. It's well made, warm, dry and even fits back in the bag unlike any other tent I've owned!

    Not sure how big a one you'd need to get a bike in mind.
  • paulboxpaulbox Posts: 1,203
    I don't think a pop-up tent will be very good in terms of space and rigidity.

    Value for money I'd recommend this tent: ... searchtext>REGATTA+TENT.htm

    £99, takes about 15mins to put up and can comfortably sleep three people and still have a lot of kit in the "living" area. I bought one for Silverstone (British GP) this year, me and my mate stayed in it comfortably for 4 nights using one single and one double air bed. If you were using mats I think you could sleep 4 in it. It kept us warm'ish and dry even though the weather was pretty censored .
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  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,222

    Try not to be distracted by all the other lovely stuff in there.
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

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  • nozzacnozzac Posts: 408
    That's impossible. You're almost certain to come home with an archery set and surf Kayak.
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