Shed Type And Roof Size
Here we have what is perhaps the ultimate low cost way to add a bit of extra space to keep some of your items nice and safe from the rain. The 6’7 x 2’7 Shedstore TidyTent is something that actually has impressed us far more than we thought it would. To start with while this is a tent it is still offering you a very good amount of storage space. The depth is 2 feet 7 inches and the width is a very impressive just over 6 feet. This is more than enough room to keep some tools out of the rain, storage for a couple of bikes or even as a space for the kids to put all of their outdoor toys once they have finished playing with them.
As you would expect there is not actually a roof on this structure, but that does not mean this has not been designed with keeping the water out in mind. Shedstore have made sure that the roof of the tent is a dome type of shape. This of course gives it that tent look, but it also means there is no way the rain can sit on top of the roof and start to weigh it down or even find a way inside.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
Now this is where the 6’7 x 2’7 Shedstore TidyTent really impressed us. With the low price you may think this tent will have walls similar to that of a child’s play tent, but actually, Shedstore have really stepped up and used some high quality materials here all the while being able to keep the tent under £50. The TidyTent is made up from nylon polyester which protects against the rain, is very durable and it also is easy to maintain.
What is keeping the tent upright is some very high quality and strong tent poles. Now if you have ever used a tent before, you will know what to expect here as it is a very similar kind of thing. The poles are made from fibre glass and they are incredibly strong, but they do also have a lot of give to them which makes putting the tent together very easy. Once they are all in place, you will be very impressed with just how sturdy the tent feels.
The nylon polyester which makes up the rest of the tent is used for the flooring as well. What we like about this material is that while it works wonders on the outside at keeping the bad weather out. For the floor it means that you have a surface that is not going to rip easily when you place things on and take them off it. One very cool bonus is that the tent actually does come with these little bags which you can fill with water or sand and then place on the floor of the tent. This will give the tent some weight to stop it blowing away in the wind.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
You folks who want a storage space that offers you a good amount of room, but requires very little upkeep are going to love how low maintenance this is. There really is not anything that you need to do in order to keep the 6’7 x 2’7 Shedstore TidyTent doing its job.
Shedstore will give you a one year warranty which will cover you if something goes wrong with the poles or the other materials.
Doors And Windows
To make getting your belongings in and out as easy as possible, Shedstore have made it so nearly the whole of the front of the tent opens up. This gives you lots and lots of room to move things in and take them out. One thing that did take us by surprise in a good way was how the door could actually be taken all the way off.
There is no window on the TidyTent or any type of clear panel in the materials. To be fair this is not something we are going to criticise it for.
Security And Privacy
This is not the type of storage space that you would use to store very expensive items, but the 6’7 x 2’7 Shedstore TidyTent does offer a fairly secure place to keep your items. The front panel which comes off can easily have a padlock added to it if you want to make sure no one can unzip the door when you are not around.
Unless you have the front panel off or have it unzipped then there is no way for someone to be able to look inside here and see what you have.
Customisation Options And Extras
This is designed to be a low cost and low maintenance solution to your storage problems. As a result of this, Shedstore have designed it in a colour and style which will make it fit into most types of gardens. This works out well as because of the materials there is no way to customise the TidyTent.
There are no extras available with the TidyTent which is something that always makes us happy. We were surprised that they actually included the bags to weigh the tent down with it. The only thing you may want to pick up is a padlock if you want to keep it zipped up at night.
Considering this is under £50, you are actually getting some pretty high quality storage space here. Shedstore have used the best that they could to ensure that the price stayed low.
Longevity Of materials 7.5/10
You will have to make sure you are careful with any items that have sharp edges as you put them in and out, but with the right amount of care, you should be able to make use of this for many years.
The storage space offered here is very impressive. Even if you use this as a, just open the panel and toss things inside type of storage space, you are still going to fit a lot of things inside here.
Ease of installation 8.5/10
This will only take one person a little bit of time to build. Even getting the tent poles inside is not all that hard and filling the weigh down bags should take five minutes at the most.
Very affordable storage is what you are getting here and if you take proper care of it then this is something that will last you for lots of years and prove to be very good value for money.
Final Thoughts: While at first the idea of using a tent for storage space may sound a bit on the odd side, we must admit we did warm to the 6'7 x 2'7 Shedstore TidyTent. It provides you with a very low cost way to keep a number of items off your lawn and protected from the rain. The storage space that it gives you is actually very impressive and if used right will be able to hold just a whole load of items. While it may not be to everyone’s taste, we do feel that for low cost storage this would make for a very good purchase.
Prices around: £49.99
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