COLEMAN THREE-PERSON INSTANT TENT
R1 599, takealot.com FOOTPRINT 213 x 213cm CENTRE HEIGHT 117cm PACKED DIMENSIONS 87 x 34 x 9cm WEIGHT 4,9kg This happy-yellow, decently waterproofed tent has a preassembled frame that snaps into place, setting up in less than two minutes. It breaks down just as quickly, folding back up into a compact rectangular shape for easy packing. The three-man size means there’s still enough room on either side of a sprawling queen-size mattress to stash your bags. You can’t quite stand up inside but it still feels comfortable, and your head won’t brush against the ceiling when kneeling. Plus there are reflective guy lines so you can catch them in your torch at night before finding them with your feet.
TIP If you’re on an even tighter budget try the Highlander Up In 2 pop-up tent. It’s designed more for festivals and calm-weather use but is lightweight, folds into a flat disc shape and sleeps two comfortably, but then there’s no room for bags inside. R659, campandclimb.co.za