Buying Quechua tents locally (2-second tent)

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Buying Quechua tents locally (2-second tent)

Postby deadmuppet » Tue May 29, 2012 12:52 pm

Does anyone know of any local store that can get hold of Quechua tents? http://tente.quechua.com/en/

Thanks!

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Re: Buying Quechua tents locally (2-second tent)

Postby mattb595 » Tue May 29, 2012 2:02 pm

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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Re: Buying Quechua tents locally (2-second tent)

Postby Warren G » Tue May 29, 2012 2:20 pm

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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Re: Buying Quechua tents locally (2-second tent)

Postby Chris F » Tue May 29, 2012 2:39 pm

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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Re: Buying Quechua tents locally (2-second tent)

Postby smityb » Tue May 29, 2012 3:09 pm

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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Re: Buying Quechua tents locally (2-second tent)

Postby deadmuppet » Tue May 29, 2012 3:20 pm

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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Re: Buying Quechua tents locally (2-second tent)

Postby Chris F » Tue May 29, 2012 3:55 pm

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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Re: Buying Quechua tents locally (2-second tent)

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Tue May 29, 2012 5:13 pm

I'm almost certain that Outdoor Warehouse sold something similar...
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Re: Buying Quechua tents locally (2-second tent)

Postby deadmuppet » Wed May 30, 2012 12:42 pm

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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Re: Buying Quechua tents locally (2-second tent)

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Wed May 30, 2012 1:01 pm

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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Re: Buying Quechua tents locally (2-second tent)

Postby DolphinDawie » Wed May 30, 2012 1:08 pm

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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Re: Buying Quechua tents locally (2-second tent)

Postby Chris F » Wed May 30, 2012 3:47 pm

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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Re: Buying Quechua tents locally (2-second tent)

Postby deadmuppet » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:15 am

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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