Festival tents – the pop-up did us proud

A while back, I wrote about buying a tent for festival and other camping and mentioned that I’d bought a pop-up tent – a Quecha 2 Seconds XL II.

It had done a good job in windy but dry weather at Camp Bestival.

But it’s just come back from a really tough test.  My middle son took it for a three and a half week drama camp in west Wales (with the wonderful Festival Arts organisation), and the weather has been shocking.  Day after day of rain, often heavy and frequently accompanied by strong winds.

Six tents (out of about twenty) collapsed during the camp.  The Quechua not only remained stable but also stayed watertight for the entire period.

I think that’s a pretty good test.