The easiest tent you’ll ever own: Review of the Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Quick Tent

Here’s the first full review from my Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Adventurers.
Check it out, and stay tuned for the rest of the reviews!

Picture this: You’ve finally arrived at your campsite – and it’s now 2:30 AM. You’re exhausted from the drive, but your car is too jam-packed with adventure equipment to allow for sleeping comfortably in it. What’s the last thing you want to do right now? Spend ten minutes fumbling with tent poles and hooks in order to snag a wistful few hours of sleep before waking up and deconstructing your tent all over again.

Major bummer, dude.

Now picture this: Same late-night camping scenario, same levels of I-just-want-to-sleep, but now you’ve got a Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Quick Tent. You grab the bright yellow sack that holds your tent, unroll it, and within about 45 seconds, you’re ready for bed. You snuggle up in your sleeping bag while your buddies fumble around with their clunky tents.

Niko sets up our Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Quick Tent at Grandfather Mountain Campground in NC.

Major victory, dude!

When Niko and I received our Outfitter XXL Quick Tent, we were elated – even more so when we managed to go from a sealed package to a set-up tent in less than three minutes. And that was our first time EVER setting it up. We were both instantly impressed, but the real test came when we took the Teton Sports tent on its first adventure to North Carolina for the Hound Ears Triple Crown climbing competition.

After keeping us cozy through misty mountain mornings, light afternoon rain, and some pretty gnarly wind gusts – the Outfitter XXL Quick Tent passed our camping test with flying floors.

Here’s what I love about the Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Quick Tent:

  • It is the easiest tent I have ever camped with. Both set-up and take-down are simple tasks that take less than a minute.
  • It packs down extremely easy, and the roomy stuff sack doesn’t require a battle to get the tent packed away. With a weight of only 4 lbs, it’s light and easy to carry.
  • The tent was designed as a topper for camping cots, but the waterproof base and sturdy structure makes it an ideal tent for ground camping as well (I have only used it directly on the ground).
  • Where many tents offer a small window or two, the Outfitter XXL is entirely wrapped with see-through mesh, so if the weather allows you to go without the rain-fly, you can wake up surrounded by natural beauty.
  • When the rain-fly is up, there is an ample vestibule area for keeping your dirty hiking boots sheltered from the elements without dragging them into the tent. Plus, the rain-fly is easily assembled with four simple clip-ons.
  • While a larger person may find this to be a one-man tent, Niko and I fit perfectly together in it. This is a great tent for adventure couples.
  • It’s my favorite color – and it totally matches my big yellow van.

Peek-a-boo, that's me creeping inside my Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Quick Tent.There is only a single caveat I have with the world’s easiest tent: there are no pockets. But what I love about Teton Sports is their amazing receptiveness to user feedback. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if their next tent release features a pocket.

The bottom line: I would highly recommend this tent. It retails at $100, but could easily sell for upwards for $200. The value can’t be beat, but it’s the impossibly simple set-up that will win you over instantly.

Don’t believe my rave reviews about how quickly this tent sets up? Check it out for yourself:

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Author:Katie Boué

Katie Boué is the voice of TheMorningFresh.com - a travel lifestyle blog focusing on climbing, Airbnb life, and the outdoors.

11 Comments on “The easiest tent you’ll ever own: Review of the Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Quick Tent”

  1. December 6, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Um – wow. I’ve never really minded setting up my tent before, but after seeing this I wouldn’t mind being spoiled :)

    • December 6, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

      Haha it’s definitely the kind of “spoiled” camping you get very used to, very fast. So convenient!

  2. December 6, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    Wow – I’ve never really minded setting up my tent before but I could definitely get spoiled with this!

  3. Erin
    December 7, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    Oh my gosh, I wish I had known about this tent a few months ago when I was looking to buy my first one! On the flip side, I was pretty proud that I figured out how to set mine up all by myself haha

  4. December 11, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    Wow! This tent is fantastic! So perfect for outdoor activities! Thanks for sharing!

  5. December 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Well I now know what I’m gonna get for the holidays. This looks amazing!

  6. Eugene Kuhnle
    December 27, 2012 at 5:41 am #

    I am really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one today..

  7. December 27, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Might need something to sleep in at work a few times this summer. With the cot this might be the ticket. Definitely less expensive than a used tent trailer or something similar.

  8. January 24, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    I think what is really incredible about this tent is that it’s only 4 lbs. It’s not just a gimmick tent. A 4 lb tent for $100 is impressive and I will consider putting them in stock at our shop.

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