G'day! I'm Sandy from Outdoor Connection. We get a lot of questions about how long it takes to put up a tent.
Today we're going to put up the Aria Elite 2. It's an inflatable tent.
And then we've also got a Bedarra 2R Tent here as well.
And just as a comparison, some of our competitors have some pretty bold claims about how quick they can set up their tents.
So we've got one of the Instant Up 10 person two-room tents here. So all three of these are two-room tents.
A little bit different in actual sizes but they're all two-room. So this one has a as I said a pretty bold claim of a three minute setup time.
So we're going to test that we're going to follow their instructions to a tea, and we'll see exactly how long it does take to set the tent up.
Okay, so that's it the Aria Elite 2. It taken us ten minutes. So I think this is pretty damn good!
The advantage of the Aria Elite 2 is that it's an air pole tent, you can leave the fly on so it doesn't waste time putting the fly on.
So the Aria Elite 2 is the largest of the three tents, it's one of our premium models, and it's quick and easy to set up as you can see.
Okay ,so we've got this tent up. It's taken a bit over 12 minutes, and that's the bare minimum we haven't put the awning out but we've done everything else. We've put the guy ropes out which are in the instructions and pegged it out fully. So that's how long it took us.
Right, so that's the Bedarra. Taken 14 minutes and 16 seconds, so only about 2 minutes longer than that.
We do have more pegs on this tent it's a little bit larger tent and it's going to be more secure with those pegs out. And also we did muck around a little bit with the fly because the last person who used it didn't pack it up properly, and have all the zips down up so that took a little bit longer as well. The grand scheme of things is very similar time as the instant up tent.