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The Explore Planet Earth Speedy Sahara Touring Tent has all the features of the regular Speedy tents, but also features extra durability and breathability thanks to a durable poly cotton fly, dual entrances, a side power cord entry and extendable front and rear awnings.

A perfect no fuss touring tent, the Speedy Sahara Tent has an all-in-one construction which means the fly, floor and inner all pitch together in seconds, all you need to do is place a few pegs in the ground.

Windows on each side can be rolled open on warm nights, or zipped closed in adverse weather leaving two lower vents that still enable adequate ventilation. Complete with pegs, guy ropes and a handy backpack carry bag with pockets for extra gear, the EPE Speedy Sahara Tent guarantees less time spent setting up camp, and more time taking in the great outdoors.

  • Sleeps 3
  • Dual skin all in one waterproof construction
  • Dual entry
  • Side windows
  • Two interior organiser pockets
  • Front and rear awnings (includes 2 awning poles)
  • Includes backpack carry bag, pegs and guy ropes
  • 2 interior lantern hooks and fixed clothesline
  • 2 year warranty
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Sleeping Capacity:
3 Person
Recommended Capacity:
2 Person
External Dimensions:
240L x 205W cm
Sleeping Area:
220L x 200W cm
Packed Dimensions:
90L x 90W x 5H cm
Max. Head Height:
100 cm
Poly/Cotton Ripstop
Inner Material:
Polyester 40D
Floor Material:
Nylon Oxford 210D
Frame Material:
2000mm Floor | 1000mm Fly
4.6 Kg
2 Year
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Jan 18 2017

Canvas is best

This is my second popup tent. Love the canvas option. Rained a lot first use and kept us fairly dry. Did leek through the stitching in the buckle used to hold the side flaps up, even after seasoning tent before use. Floor is very light construction compared to the rest. Must use a ground sheet. Take some seam sealer with you and this ten t should perform well over time.

- Brisbane
Dec 13 2016

Easy setup

Arrived late at campsite late at night. Started raining so head torch on, mesh down then up goes the tent...... just like that. Pelted for the rest of the night/early morning but we stayed dry and cosy. Love the sound of rain hitting the canvas, it's like when you're in a tin roofed house.... same same but different. Got up the next day and the tent was covered in debris from surrounding trees, hmmm must have gotten windy. Buy it and you will love it.

- North Parramatta
Nov 21 2016

So easy

so much room inside
loved the dark layer at the doors that stop the sun early morning.
getting the hang of folding it up , the scouts had a great laugh as i wrestled into the bag.

- Banksia grove WA
Oct 27 2016

Great Choice

I've only used this tent once so far, but it was a cold wet weekend, and it did everything I wanted it to. Very pleased. Looking forward to camping more with this thing.

- Melbourne
Aug 15 2016

Speedy Sahara pop up tent

Would be a great tent if I was the one who designed it. All good except for the fact rain comes through at the bottom of each window because the designers didn't make the window flaps come down enough. It's not rocket science. Now I have to get it modified. I would pay an extra $50 if they would just perfect the design. Come on people, get it together.

Response from Snowys Aug 16 2016

Sorry this doesn't live up to your expectations Damian. There's a bit of a trade off here, when a manufacturer seals a tent completely users have issues with condensation, so they mitigate this by adding vents for airflow but this creates potential for water ingress, particularly if the wind is blowing the wrong way! Might be something to keep in mind if you invest in any modifications. ~ Ben

Jul 17 2016

Greate service, tent not fully taped seams

Best price by far at Snowys and service was excellent.
However, the feature "Fully Taped seam" on the Explore Planet earth website is not correct as every zip seam is not taped. This may be why some people have experienced the tent leaking in down pours. I will seam seal the zip seams and the tent should be water proof. Other wise a good tent for what it is.

Feb 26 2016

Perfect quick tent

This is a fantastic tent .We use it most weekends, and it is very easy to set up and pack up.

Nov 15 2015

Great pop up tent

Bought this tent for its quick set up and pack up and it has passed with flying colours. Also its waterproofness of its fly is fantastic, was tested out in a down pour of 20mm.


Waterproofing 1 answers

Hi I just purchased this tent while in store I asked what the advantages of the two types of tent material I ended up going with this one for durability but in the process of watching youtube on how to fold there in the end i noticed that this tent has a lower waterproofing rate nos im second guessing my choice thoughts. Wasnt told this difference at time of purchase. Also I ve noticed it recommends the use of a ground sheet is there a danger of water pooling under the tent.

- FLAGSTAFF HILL, SA(5 months ago)

Hi Bernice, while the polycotton and polyester pop up tents have different waterhead ratings both styles of tents are waterproof. If you compare this model to our high-end hiking tents, many will have the same waterhead rating as the Sahara. In general we always recommend using a tarp with every tent to protect the floor from abrasive ground. You won’t get any water pooling underneath the Sahara unless you incorrectly set it up on very uneven ground during a heavy downpour. If you have any other doubts or follow up questions about your purchase, we’d love to chat to you about it - just give us a call on 1300 914 007 and one of our sales staff can talk you through your options.

- Snowys(5 months ago)

Extra Poles and Guy Ropes1 answers

Is it possible to purchase an extra two poles and guy ropes for the second awning please?

- CAIRNS, QLD(9 months ago)
G'day Richard - Sure is. As you're probably aware this tent comes with the two awning poles. Something like the Darche Swag Awning Alloy Pole Set (#46322) would work well as a secondary set. Hope that helps. Cheers, Paul
- Snowys(9 months ago)

what are the advantages and disadvantages with the Sahara ?1 answers

hi, will the Sahara hold up in wet weather as good as the normal speedy tent? what are the advantages and disadvantages with the Sahara ? than you

- VIC(1 year ago)
Hi Jason, the main advantage of the Speedy Sahara lies in its durability. The polycotton material will withstand use on rough ground better than the nylon on other Speedy tents, this also makes it heavier. If you were to use it for touring, the Sahara would be a better option. That being said it is not quite as waterproof, but you wold have to be in some serious rain events to notice the difference.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Hi, are there awnings on both the front and back, or just the front?1 answers

- LISMORE, NSW(1 year ago)
There are awnings on both the front and rear of the Speedy Sahara Kim, two awning poles are included.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Hi , is the speedy Sahara available in a two man ? 1 answers

I could not find a two man on the web site. Thanks Jason.

- TOWNSVILLE CITY, QLD(1 year ago)
There is only one size available in the Speedy Sahara sorry Jason. However, it is quite a tight 3 person tent, so it would be quite suitable for two people.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Whats the difference between this one and the Speedy 4?1 answers

Just wondering what features this has compared to the original Speedy 4?

- GOOLWA, SA(1 year ago)
Hi Michael, apart form variances in dimensions as well as the front and rear awnings on the Sahara, the key differences between the Speedy Tent and the Speedy Sahara Tent is the fabric. The Sahara is made of Ripstop PU Polycotton (lightweight canvas) rather than a 190T polyester (synthetic). This makes the Speedy Sahara a more durable tent than the standard Speedy pop-up range.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

What model is this?2 answers

Hi team, I am keen on purchasing one of these Sahara tents, but am finding slightly different versions to be available. The EPE website shows a different colour and what looks like slightly different specs (ie length is not the same between the two) Are you supplying an old model – or is this just old information, but indeed the latest model? Thanks

- BRIGHTON, VIC(1 year ago)
Hi Tim, we have just received the latest and greatest Speedy Sahara tents last week, and the colours are different to both of the images you mention in your question. I have updated the product stats to reflect the new product, and I am waiting on a current image. It is predominantly grey with an ochre colour along the pole covers and zipper rainflaps. The fabrics are heavier duty with a ripstop thread now, and an awning at the front.
- Snowys(1 year ago)
New images are up on our site now Tim, and I was wrong in my original description of the colours, there is much more of the ochre colour than I originally thought.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

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