Explore Planet Earth Spartan 3 Hiking Tent – How to setup & pack away

Explore Planet Earth Spartan 3 Hiking Tent – How to setup & pack away


– The Explore Planet Earth Spartan 3 is a perfect option for
adventurers on a budget. I’m gonna show you how to
set it up and pack it away. (upbeat soul music) Hey guys, it’s Lauren from Snowy’s here. I have with me the Explore
Planet Earth Spartan 3. It’s an excellent adventuring
tent for those on a budget. Perfect for motorcycle
tourists, backpackers or hikers. It can sleep up to three, otherwise two people
with extra gear storage, it’s also a good option. It’s overall weight is around 3.3 kilos and it has a packed size
of 48 centimetres long by about 16 centimetres in diameter. So in your bag, which actually is a bit of a compression bag as well, you’ll have your set-up and
pack-away instructions here, as well as some care instructions and warranty information on the back. You’ll have your pole bag
which contains three poles. You’ve got two red
poles and a yellow pole, and you also have this
nifty little gadget here which is an emergency repair kit. If you’re out and about and it gets windy or your pole breaks, you can just simply
slide this over the top to help reinforce the joint or the break. We also have our peg bag here. Now there are exactly 12 pegs which is the right amount for
you to fully set your tent up. However this also is a free-standing tent so if you’re camping
somewhere where the ground is really hard or really rocky, it’s not essential to peg it out in order for you to actually
be able to put your tent up. We also have the tent fly and the tent body here. Now, the first thing that we’re gonna do is open up out tent inner
and peg out the four corners. So, the tent itself, the tent inner I should say, is symmetrical on both sides so the doorways are indicated
by these mesh panels here, so you just orient it
in whatever direction you’re wanting your openings to be. Now once we’ve got the
tent in the right place, the next step is to peg
all your four corners down. So I’ve got this little peg here, just to show you where
we’re gonna do that. So you’ll just be popping your peg through the end of the
webbing loop here like so. So obviously we’re not gonna peg it out because we’re indoors and
we’re on concrete here, but all four corners will be pegged out and then the next step
is to grab your poles. So I’m just gonna pop them
all together here first so they’re just ready to go
for me as soon as I need them. Start off with the gold one, which is your longest pole. Then grab our two red poles. Right, we’re gonna start
with the gold poles. So we’re gonna grab the end of the pole and we’re gonna thread this pole pin into the base of that one here, and then we’re gonna do
the same on the other side. Now, this is going to start to bend up now under the tension. So you have to put a
little bit of muscle in it but it’s not too difficult. And we’ll just get that
pole pinned in there now. So once our yellow pole is up, we’re gonna start to
attach the speed clips. And we’ll do that all the way along. So once your yellow pole is on, the next step is to grab
the first of your red poles. So we’re gonna do the
same with the pole pin on the red side. We’re matching the red pole up with the red corner webbing. And then we’ll run the other side over the top of our yellow pole, and we’re gonna grab this red tab here that’s got a grommet in it. We’ve got this little silver anchor pin which will slide into the grommet and hold it into place. Once that’s done, we can clip on our red speed clips. Then we’ll do our final red pole. Pole pin into the base. Again we’ll come around
to this other side here. Grab the red tab, and we’ll get that little end
pin in through to the grommet. Now, you might notice that the tent is a bit of an interesting
construction here. So obviously Explore Planet Earth have gone for this pole set up as opposed to having a
singular internal pole system with a spreader bar across the top. So if you’re a bit OCD or
aesthetically challenged, you might be bothered by
the dissymmetry of it all, and it does appear to look a bit weird. But all-in-all, it’s a pretty
effective construction there. The next step is to pop on the fly. Now in terms of fly orientation, you remember we talked about those color-coded corners before so we’re gonna look to match up the red fly anchor strap
with the red corner, and the yellow with the
yellow corner like so. So because it’s not a
symmetrical tent per se and it does look a bit odd, these will really come in handy. So once you’ve got your
fly roughly into position, the first thing that we’re going to do is to just anchor the
ends of red straps here with the fly anchor points. So this also has a
small grommet on the end which is gonna slide over the
edge of your red pole as well. Again those tabs are color-coded. And we’re gonna do the
same on the other side. Now once you’ve got those
two red tabs into place, you can be sure that the fly
is where it’s supposed to be even though it may not look like it, and now we’re gonna
anchor the corner buckles. All right, now the next step
which we’re not gonna do because we’re inside is to go around and peg down
all of our fly anchor points which I’ll show you now. So, the first one is
gonna be at the end here on your fly, your centre peg point which you’ll be pegging in like so. The next step will be all four guy ropes, which you’ll peg out like so. And then lastly if you’re going
to be using your vestibules, we’ll be pegging them out
through the loops here. Now you can easily pull
these elastic loops off so if you want to keep
one side of your vestibule pegged open and roll one side back, that’s also okay as well. So that’s about it for the set-up of your Spartan 3. Now in terms of packing up the tent, the first thing we’re gonna do is to remove all of those
theoretical fly tent pegs. We’ve got the two on
either vestibule side, We’ve got the four guy rope pegs, and we’ve also got the centre end pegs that will be on either side. So once those ones are removed, we’re gonna leave the
four main ten body pegs in to make sure that nothing’s blowing away in the wind or anything like that, and we’re going to remove the fly clips. So we’ve got this one here. Come around, this corner. Once your four corners are undone, we’re gonna peel the fly back here, we’re gonna release
these pole support spots, the same on the other side and we’re gonna remove
the fly and fold it up. Then the next step is to
start to remove your poles. We’re gonna start with
the red poles first. We’re gonna unclip the
tent inner from the poles. Grab the red tag here, keep your hand on that pole and just gently pull that out, and release that pole up. We’ll collapse it down
and put it straight into our pole bags to make sure
they’re not getting any dirt. Move onto the next red one. Once your red poles done, we’re gonna move onto the yellow pole and release that from the pin. So once your tent poles are away, your next step will be
to remove the four pegs on the outer corners of the tent. Once that’s done, we’ll fold the tent up. From here we’ll grab our peg and pole bag and our fly and we will roll them all together. So that’s it for the Spartan
3 by Explore Planet Earth. There are a couple of
buckles here on the bag that we can pull tighter
to compress it down a bit if you need to. All-in-all this is an excellent tent for those on a budget. Casual adventurers,
motorcycle tourist, hikers, you name it. You can get it at snowys.com.au at our lowest prices everyday. If you found this video
helpful, give us a like. If you’ve got any questions or comments, chuck them below. You can head here to subscribe or here for more helpful videos. Catch you later, Snowys fam.

2 Comments on "Explore Planet Earth Spartan 3 Hiking Tent – How to setup & pack away"


  1. Awesome thank you Lauren I have the spartan two man tent which is ideal for one person on my bike to fit my bike and camp gear in but I did not know or notice the red tabs on the outer cover to fit on the red poles cheers will have a look for them when I set up again

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