Review Of Tent 2, Quechua Forclaz

Series Small Tents: we follow with the series of reviews about small tents, for one or two people. The goal is to assist adventurers in the choice of equipment according to your profile. We inform you about the features and functionality of each, differentiating tents tents techniques generalists, and we indicate the best options for treks, Wild camping or structured.
Tent 2, Quechua Forclaz, is included in this group of tents.
This model of tent is classified by Quechua as a mountain tent, but in our opinion it should not be considered so due to the fact that she’s too heavy to be carried in a backpack. Its structure is tubular and tough enough, however the materials used do not indicate your use for trekking. 2 2 main feature are the resistance and weight.
Read the detail of the tent features below and also check out our video to complement this review.
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Features
Structure: the Forclaz 2 is a tubular tent, with two parallel rods. A structure that you’d see in mountain tents, for the sake of aerodynamics, since this format makes it do better in wind situations.
A feature of this tent is the Assembly of it happens in one step (also that in other Quechua tents, such as the Quickhiker, for example). Different from other tents, you don’t mount the room and then put the sobreteto over, in this model the fourth and the United sobreteto comes internally, so that when you pass the rods by sobreteto channels, the entire structure if gun, with the room inside! In addition to mounting this system is great for when you have to set up camp in case of rain, because the room is exposed in no time.
She is not self-supporting, IE not stay assembled without fixing the espeques. This causes your use be complicated on hard floors, like rock or cement.
Size: tent room has 2.10 m long and 1.20 m wide at the widest part. The height is 95 cm, in the upper part. Approximate values and measured for us!
With these measures the two hatch tent, but no space for equipment inside it. At your size to be used with comfort and space for backpacks we very noisy for 1 person. Anyway, if used by two people it is possible to use the avancê one of the doors to put any backpack.
Resistance: the main feature of it is your resistance. Is one of the most firm and sturdy tents that already use. Its format is made to withstand the winds.
The rods are in fiberglass, however more thick and resistant to most of the models we see selling on the market. You could say that the rods are great to blame the weight of the tent.
To demonstrate resistance to rain the Quechua uses a different system from other brands. Instead of spreading water back they do the test means that the shower tent withstands 200 litres/hour/m ² and during 4 hours. This means that it passes quietly by storms and rains, without going into water (duly mounted). And although not disclose widely the Quechua tents all have 2,000 mm of water column.
The floor is made of polyethylene, which is a kind of canvas. It’s pretty tough, but is also partly to blame for the weight of the tent.
She has 11 points of attachment to the soil when being 6 in the tent itself and 5 more in binders.
Weight: its biggest downside is the weight: 3.2 kg, which is quite heavy for a two-person tent that, according to the brand, has proposed to be used in hiking and camping travellers. Its characteristics of materials and weight make your use is best suited for structured settlements or some other location where she doesn’t need to be loaded in the back.
Volume: the packaging is also quite bulky and has about 18 x 18 x 35 cm, i.e. it is quite compact and short, which can be an interesting feature for cicloviajantes that often have difficulty in putting the tent in the saddlebag as a function of the length of rods.

Details
Room: the bedroom is in the screen of mosquito net, which facilitates the movement of air in the highest part of the ceiling, there is a little hook to attach flashlight or some other object.
Doors: She has two doors, one on each side. Part of the doorof the room is a mosquito net screen.
Sobreteto doors open fully, with a zipper on each side (see photos). On the edge of the sobreteto door has a scrapbook where you can pull a cord (or put any object as a rod or twig, she’s going to be like a toldinho.
Avancê: despite having two doors, one on each side, she does not have two avancês. That’s because your structure is not symmetrical. One side has a big avancê and the other side has asmall space of a few centimeters, which would give just to one shoe or something. See photo to understand
Pockets: two internal pockets, one on each side.
Window: the tent has two Windows, a little on the toes and other major in the head.
Espeques: it comes with 12 espeques 18 cm steel.
Rods: Are two sets of rods that, when folded, measuring 33 cm (smaller set) and 35 cm (the larger body).
Our experience: the only problem of this tent is in the Assembly of rods. In the end you must fit the rod on the pins that are stuck to the floor, only rod is too long and it takes a lot of strength (even) to get set up. At all times we set up needed help from a second person to make the rod fitting on the PIN. At that time the fabric needs to be very tight and run the risk of tearing, or what happened to us in the last Assembly, metal joiningthe rods ended up folding and making a small fissure, as is in the picture below.
I believe this should be a design error. Or the rod should be 5mm smaller or the pin should be a little shorter, so it probablywouldn’t happen. Maybe if I had been trying to put more carefully this also never happened. Eventually this problem can be fixed caseiramente with a saw to cut metal, sawing 1 cm docking PIN.
Anyway, this problem/difficulty is also one of the reasons for which the tent is so firm.
Manual: there is an instruction manual for installation and technical information within the tent package. Very practical.
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Evaluation and Information
Good points: the tent is sturdy, easy to assemble, with good cost benefit.
Negatives: if considering for trekking the tent is too heavy.
Understand here what we consider as a differential between each type of camp (trekking, wild and structured).
For Trekkers: If you are seeking a Quechua tent, for mountaineering, we advise you take a look at modeloQuickhiker Ultralight for 2 people, we’ve had the opportunity to test, but it’s on our list! That was developed for trekking, with aluminum rods, aluminum espeques, fabric floor and weighing just 1.96 kg.
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Product data and technical information
Price: 350.00 R$ (exclusive sale by Decathlon)
Brand: Quechua
Origin: imported
Capacity: 2 People
Length: 2.10 m
Width: 1.20 m (at widest part)
Height: 95 cm
Weight: 3.2 kg (heavy for us. The brand announces that she weighs 3.5 kg)
Packing size: 18 X 18 X 35 cm
Sealed Seams: Yes
Sobreteto water column: 2,000 mm
Shower test: 200 liters of water/hour/m ² for 4 hours
Material: fiberglass rods of 8.5 mm and 7.9 mm (super heavy duty)
Sobreteto material: polyurethane coated polyester
Material: Polyester breathable and mosquito net
Floor material: polyethylene 120 g/m ² (plastic)
Espeques: 13 units of 18 cm.
Espeques material: steel, with 5 mm diameter (super heavy duty)
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