Truly Instant Shelter - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-27-2011, 03:15 PM   #1
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Truly Instant Shelter

Hi, all

Here's a great product I just added to my kit- a Lightspeed Quickshelter.

It lives up to the name!
Very clever design- they've essentially built a sort of reverse umbrella, and it sets up VERY quickly
I bought this not only to use by itself, but to add to my pulldown awning footprint...
I'm carrying a spare rainfly, and this shelter set up at one end of the awning serves to support the fly, almost doubling the area under cover.
There's a video demonstrating the set-up at
LightSpeed Tents : Tent Details - Quick Shelter person tent
Consumer reviews:
Costco - Lightspeed® Quick Shelter customer reviews - product reviews - read top consumer ratings
Just Another Hat: REVIEW: LightSpeed® Quick Shelter

$38.00 at Costco right now, unless yours has already stopped carrying summer-season goods.
I think it's more expensive online.


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Old 07-27-2011, 06:14 PM   #2
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Same idea in a tent

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Old 07-27-2011, 07:36 PM   #3
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Very neat, I remember many years ago I saw something very similar to this tent.
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:27 PM   #4
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Cool! Makes me almost want to trade in the trailer for a tent. Almost.
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