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by Ben Piper September 21, 2006 - 4:07pm, 11 Comments

Novice and expert campers alike are enjoying the quick and easy set-up of the 2-Second Tent.

Decathlon sets up in 2 seconds flat

Those who have ever braved it in the wild know that enduring black flies and energy bars is stressful enough for one day. Additional woes contributed by tent-pitching can sometimes sway one from the camping experience entirely. For folks like us, the French sporting-products company Decathlon has introduced the 2-Second Tent, a product which lives up to its name.

Pitching the tent simple: toss the canvas hut in the air. Once airborne, the tent erects itself as fiberglass hoops spring into position on both sides. Decathlon also boasts an easy tear-down, so while it wonít be 2 seconds, thereíll still be time for SPAM and baked beans afterwards.

The 2-Second Tent is currently available for a reasonable $69, especially when compared to the newest luxury umbrellas. One wonders which device would deploy first in the event of an unannounced rainstorm. My bet’s on the decathlon.

[via Decathlon Homepage]