Offering you a low cost, unique and fun way to keep your garden free of clutter and offer some of your belongings protection from the rain, snow and general bad weather, the 6’7 x 2’7 Shedstore TidyTent is one of the most interesting and stylish solutions to your storage problems. It looks great and at a glance resembles just a regular tent. This gives it the ability to blend into any style of garden and also be somewhat incognito, ensuring people are unaware that this is being used to store items. This can be used to store a multitude of different things from bikes, toys, a mower, barbeque and anything else that you could think of.
This Tent Tidy Bike Cave is made with materials that are designed to last. High quality, good looking and the very durable nylon polyester is supported with top of the line, lightweight fibre glass rods which give the Tidy Tent far more of a strong backbone than you would think. It comes with a good number of weight bags to ensure that when put together, the 6’7 x 2’7 Shedstore TidyTent is going to stay exactly where you want it. If a low cost and cool looking way to add some storage to your garden is what you are after then the Tidy Tent is just what you need.
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of Materials7.5/10
Ease Of Installation8.5/10
Value For Money8/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
Now we know that at first glance the 6’7 x 2’7 Shedstore TidyTent may not seem the most impressive or even normal way to add some extra storage space in your garden, but this is one of the best, low cost ways to add more space we have seen in a long time. This offers far more size than you would think . Inside the storage tent you have over 6 feet of width and 2 feet 7 inches of depth. To give you a better idea of the kind of storage space that is on offer here, this storage tent can easily store two adult sized bikes and you could fit in a few other things as well. As a matter of fact we are sure that more than a few people are going to purchase one of these to store bikes or use as a way to store the kids outdoor toys.
Now clearly as this is a tent there is not a roof, but the storage tent has been designed very well with preventing rain from sitting on the top in mind. To stop this from happening, Shedstore have made the top of the tent in a kind of pent roof style with curved sides almost giving you a dome like look. This will stop rain from staying of the roof and from getting inside.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The 6’7 x 2’7 Shedstore TidyTent is made from some very high quality material. Nylon polyester is what the Tidy Tent is made from and this material is very robust and strong. It will last for a number of years and requires very little upkeep. This material may be strong, but one thing we really like about it is how it makes it so it can be sold for a very low and affordable price.
The frame of the Tidy Tent is in the form of its rods or if you prefer, tent poles. Now these are the same kind of poles that you would expect to find in a regular tent you would use for camping, but these ones are just a little bit stronger. These are fiberglass rods and they are not only very strong, but they also have a fair bit of give to them so they are flexible and will not snap.
The flooring of the Tidy Tent is made from the same high quality and long lasting polyester that the rest of the structure is. This is strong enough that it will not rip, but it is also very easy to clean. Now you may be worried about your Tidy Tent blowing away in the wind – well do not as this comes with a number of weighted bags which you can fill with sand or water and then place on the floor to keep it in place.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
One thing that we love about this Tidy Tent is how it is low maintenance. Actually now that we think about it, you do not get much more low maintenance than this right here. Once built there is pretty much nothing you have to do. You may want to clean it every now and again, but we feel the rain will make sure the outside is always clean.
You get a one year warranty with the 6’7 x 2’7 Shedstore TidyTent. This will protect you in case anything does go wrong with the material or any of the rods inside.
Doors And Windows
There is one large opening right on the front of the Tidy Tent which makes using this very easy and no hassle at all. Even getting something in and out as large as a bike is not any trouble. One thing that we thought was very impressive was how this panel, door or whatever you want to call it could actually be taken all the way off. This is great if you are using this as storage for the kids toys as in the summer months when the weather is good, you can just leave the front panel off.
There are no clear panels on the Tidy Tent so there is no way for someone to be able to look inside unless of course you have the front panel off. We like the way the Tidy Tent is all the same colour and actually think a clear window panel would have stuck out like a sore thumb.
Security And Privacy
Now we would not recommend storing any expensive items inside the Tidy Tent, but we do feel with a padlock added to the zip of the front panel that you do have a fairly secure storage space on your hands. Of course you are not getting that same kind of security you would with a shed, but really at this price and for the kinds of things most people will be storing inside a structure like this, we feel the security is not too bad at all.
In regards to privacy if you have the front panel all zipped up and secure then you cannot see what is inside here.
Customisation Options And Extras
There is not really anyway to customise the Tidy Tent. It is what it is and this is in line with its very low price so we are not going to be too harsh on it for this.
There is not really anything extra that we feel Shedstore could offer with this. If you do want to keep the zip locked then there is always the option for you to buy a padlock.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
At the end of the day you have to remember this is a tent and it is under £50. Still the materials that Shedstore have used are very durable and make this much more high quality than you would think.
Longevity Of Materials7.5/10
As long as you take care when putting items in and taking them out. Then there is no reason whatsoever you cannot make use of this for a number of years.
The photos really do not do the Tidy Tent justice when it comes to the storage space it offers. We are sure most people who buy this will be very impressed and happy with the storage space this provides them.
Ease Of Installation8.5/10
You could easily have this set up all by yourself in no time at all. Putting the rods inside the Tidy Tent is easy to do and the instructions make everything clear and easy to understand
Value For Money8/10
For £44.99 you really are getting a lot of storage space for your money. In this regard we feel that it does offer you a very good value for money.
Final Thoughts: While the 6'7 x 2'7 Shedstore TidyTent may not be what pops into your mind when you think of adding extra storage space to your garden, the fact is this is a great item that at under £50 offers you a fun and cool place to keep a number of items safe. With enough space to keep two adult sized bikes or even a whole load of kids outdoor toys. The Tidy Tent is ideal for people who just want a cheap and practical place to store a number of items and who do not want the hassle of building or the cost of an actual shed.