Ah, the pop-up tent. The faff-free festival choice, the convenient camping solution… until you come to pack it away. But never fear, Expert Advice is here to guide you through the frustratingly simple why-did-we-not-think-of-this process.
Stay tuned till the end for the full video.
Loop your hand through the strap.
Using the same hand, gather the pole structures in order. Make sure you’re using the looped hand to hold them.
Turn the tent to stand it vertically with the gathered poles held out in front of you.
Push the tent frame down from the top, fold and compress it. The tent should twist into itself.
As you continue pushing the tent down, the poles should overlap naturally, and the tent should begin to form the flat circular shape it was when you unpacked it.
Once the tent is mostly compressed and in a circular shape, wrap the strap, that your hand was looped through, over it.
All that’s left to do now is slide the tent into the circular zip-up bag it came packed in, and voila! A pop-up tent, popped away.
If you’re unsure about any parts to this process, watch the full video below.
Written by: Natalie Green