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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 12:52 pm 
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Does anyone know of any local store that can get hold of Quechua tents? http://tente.quechua.com/en/

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 2:02 pm 
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sadly i myself looked all over last year for quechua products the best advice i can give you is find someone going to europe!


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 2:20 pm 
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The Quechua brand isn't in the country, however many retailers sell similar products- I saw one in Cape Union Mart this morning.

to ask the obvious question of why the brand isn't here: they don't work through wholesalers, and will only bring it in themselves. they don't see us as being big enough to justify, and I agree

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 2:39 pm 
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Quechua used to be the "in-store" brand of Decathlon, a chain of sports supermarkets which started out in France, but have now spread across Europe. In France the stores have all been renamed Quechua, but in the UK they still exist as Decathlon and have several stores across the UK. You can shop online but the range is a lot smaller than what is in the stores, and I have no ide if it's financially viable (or even possible) to get it shipped to SA. They also do lots of good deals in store which aren't online.

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/

Is there anything you are after specifically?


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 3:09 pm 
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Hi there

I recently had one but I sold it, I bought mine at a shop in KZN near Richards Bay, but that was some what 2-3 years ago :shock: so they might have taken them off the market here.

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 3:20 pm 
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Thanks for the replies!

I wanted a 3-person version, for 2 people, a mattress and space inside for bags, etc. Specifically this one: http://tente.quechua.com/en/tent/r-8,a- ... s-iii.html

It'd be my car tent, for whenever I am driving somewhere with minimal walking distance to the campsite - something I can chuck up quickly in miserable conditions and pack up almost as quickly when hungover the next day :drunken:


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 3:55 pm 
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I wouldn't try packing it away with a hangover! I watched someone fight with one for about 20 mins at a busy campsite near the Roaches, caused great amusement all round. Eventually they just bundled it into the boot and drove off! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 5:13 pm 
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I'm almost certain that Outdoor Warehouse sold something similar...

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:42 pm 
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I found this with the help of a buddy:
http://www.ozzza.co.za/index.php?page=s ... &Itemid=87

Looks very, very similar - maybe a rebranded version?


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 1:01 pm 
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Having seen a couple of these in use, they have one serious drawback: they don't work when the wind blows

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 1:08 pm 
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My 2 seconds has worked really well in high wind and rain. Of course, the poles do bend and the tent flattens, but at least you stay dry.

I'm about to buy my 3rd quecha tent, and I would really recommend them.

The main drawback is that they are not ideal for hiking, and the larger sizes pack too large in diameter for easy air travel (they are oversize luggage).


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 3:47 pm 
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deadmuppet wrote:
Looks very, very similar - maybe a rebranded version?


I don't think Decathlon /Quechua are the manufacturers, I think they just have a branded version which is very popular.

I've seen quite a few "pop-up tents" before they started distributing their "2 second" one.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:15 am 
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4x4 Megaworld in Paarden Eiland (Section Street, on the right as you drive in) have stock of the Malamoo tents..

http://www.4x4megaworld.co.za/


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