Photo by Will Truettner
Originally Posted On: https://venchas.com/best-qube-tents/
There’s nothing that brings a family closer together than camping as a group in a tiny tent during an extreme winter blizzard. All jokes aside. Although camping along with the kids can save power on heating equipment, it does get tiring because there is no escape. I am pretty much describing my last camping trip.
We made do with what we could because it was a spur of the moment excursion. Sometimes the calling of the outdoors and the opportunity of getting away is stronger than the care for basic comforts like bringing a large family tent.
We expected a lot of laughter and storytelling. But we were so cramped that my eldest couldn’t fall asleep because my foot kept finding her face. I was ready to cancel our next scheduled trip. But then my partner discovered Qube tents, and everything changed.
We learned that the best Qube tents currently on the market allow you to fit your entire family in a single unit with ease. We wasted no time in buying one, and I couldn’t be more satisfied. It’s like the manufacturers knew exactly what I needed. Here were these tents that were specifically designed to suit our storage and living requirements. It’s amazing.
What is a Qube Tent aka Cube Tent?
As its name suggests, a Qube tent is shaped like a cube. It deserves your attention because you can combine several Qube tents to form one large cube tent that is tall enough for you to stand straight. Your kids will love assembling and joining the Qube tents together. Even you will feel nostalgia, as it allows you to build your castle the way you like it almost as if you were playing with Lego.
What to look for in a Qube Tent?
There is a multitude of Qube tents on the market. So finding the appropriate one isn’t quite as easy as some people think. If you want to ensure that you get the best possible tent for your needs, keep the following in mind.
When looking at a Qube Tent review you need to ensure that the Qube tent you’re buying is large enough to accommodate your entire camping party, not to mention their gear. If you intend to unite multiple Qube tents, draw a floor plan. This will allow you to determine the number and sizes of the Qube tents you require to construct the camping space you have in mind.
Qube Tents are quite heavy. They are not meant to be carried over long distances. But some brands are lighter and easier to carry than others. Some Qube tents are also more comfortable to pack and unpack than others.
Qube tents are surprisingly affordable but price can increase depending on features. You need to determine whether you are willing to spend extra that is required to secure some of the features and benefits.
I look for rigidity, ease of use and size when shopping for tents. I don’t feel to concerned with getting the extra bells and whistles (like patented zippers or internal cup holders) in my tent if the costs are going to be a lot higher.
The best Qube tents are supposed to have superior ventilation system that can go so far as to reduce condensation. You must determine whether or not the ventilation system on offer meet the requirements of your entire camping party. The more bodies that are going to be in the tent, the better the ventilation and circulation of air you should look for in a tent.
Benefits a Qube Tent
Cube Tents are not just a fad. They have tangible advantages to offer consumers, for instance:
- Tents connect meaning you can connect multiple Qube tents to form one ample camping space.
- Tents Qube aka Cube Tents are easy to assemble. You can set one up in two-three minutes or less.
- They offer plenty of headroom. You don’t have to stoop while standing inside the tent.
- They feature a black lining that will block the sun’s rays, allowing you to sleep in total darkness regardless of the time of day.
- You can pack these tents away with ease.
- They are constructed in a logical square room shape that will allow you to arrange your items inside itself better. No more having to try and fit a rectangle air mattress in a circular or roundish dome tent.
The Best Qube Tents that you can get your hands
If the benefits above have convinced you to look further into the fascinating world of Qube tents, consider some of the options below.
Outsunny 4-Person Fishing Shelter.
This cube tent is made with 300 Denier Oxford Fabric. This gives the tent a frost resistance of 22 Degrees Fahrenheit (-5.5°C). Not only is the material durable, but it will keep you warm regardless of how cold the weather outside becomes. The zippers are heavy-duty, made for extensive use.
The hook and loop fastened ventilation windows are sturdy but manageable. Also, there are two 71 inch tall zippered doors on opposite ends that allow for easy access.
Gazelle T4 Pop Up Tent
This sizable Tents Qube pop up offers a floor space of 61 square feet and a height of 78 inches. The best thing is, and many people can back this up, but it is quite possible to set up the Gazelle in less than 90 seconds. Other features of this four-person Qube tent is that it is mildew, water, and wind-resistant, which is the expected industry standard.
It does, however, have well-constructed seams which give the structure a very rigid feel. You can be confident that the tent will hold up in some severe wind conditions. One small thing that I do like about the Gazelle is the zippers which are rugged and beefy. They are unlikely to break even with extensive use which has always been my pet annoyance.
Ice Cube 6-Man Portable Shelter
People that favour the Ice Cube tent do so because they want the extra heavy-duty fibreglass poles and are not so concerned with packability and weight. The material design gives the Qube tent the most durable structure tents connect at the zipper if you have a few. The fabric is 300 Denier Polyester, which is thick enough to keep both water and wind at bay. It also keeps the light of the sun out.
If things get too windy in the wild, you can always use the 12 ice anchors and reinforced tie-downs that will keep the Ice Cube tent from being blown away.
I have an Eskimo Quickfish at my disposal, if and when I want to make a quick getaway. Although two-three people can comfortably live in this tent, I think it’s perfect for one. It takes 60 seconds to assemble, which is vital if your camping alone.
I find that the quaintness and the quick pitch tent style of the Eskimo Quickfish makes up for the lack of room by taking advantage of the IQ insulated fabric. It makes the tent conditions ridiculously warm, which means you won’t have to bring as much heating equipment.
I do feel that this tent is perfect for one person because it is so easy to pack and transport due to its quick pack cinch duffle bag.
A lot of fly fishing enthusiasts swear by this tent. The standard features they love are the adjustable ventilation panels as well as the mesh storage pockets that are specifically provided to store fishing gear. Other features with the Eskimo include self-tapping ice anchors and in-skirt ice anchor grommets.
HappyBuy Ice Fishing Tent
The HappyBuy Qube Tent is targeted towards family campers due to its floor space which is adequate for eight campers. It is also regarded as a tallish tent providing for plenty of headroom. The fabric from which it is made is 300D, and you can trust it to be suitably resistant towards water, wind, and the cold. The family HappyBuy tent almost guarantees warmth even when the weather is cold.
Because the tent is built for a significant headcount, it features excellent ventilation because of the two doors and massive air vents. But this doesn’t mean that your going to be getting cold drafts, not at all. The ventilation is smartly placed to maximize condensation outflow when the temperatures drop outside.
Wrapping up on the Qube Tent
If you had to choose just one Qube tent from the items above, the Ice Cube Tent would be your best bet. After going through several Qube Tent Reviews I found that All these tents are easy to set up.
Most Qube Tent Prices are reasonable and they are all sufficiently insulated against water and wind. But the ice Cube stands out because it sits six people, and it has reliable ice anchors that will keep it rooted in windy conditions. It also offers adjustable ventilation.
If you are looking for a single construct large tent that has its entertainment area, check out our article here on The Best Tents With A Screen Porch.