gigatent portable pop up pod review

[Review] Gigatent Portable Pop-Up Pod

We got this Gigatent because we are a family of five and when you have three kids, you need something like this when they get really dirty camping so you can give them a quick shower. It is also a good place to put your camp toilet!

An Overview of the Gigatent Pop Up Pod

We use our Gigatent for showering but it would not be ideal for an adult. It is just tall enough for an adult to stand up in. And little bugs (ants, gnats, etc) get in the very top of it and you can imagine how that is trying to shower.

When we got ours we couldn’t figure out what the pockets on the bottom were for. We read the reviews and learned that they are for sand so that your Gigatent doesn’t blow away at the beach.

It also has metal stakes which is awesome because plastic cheap stakes don’t work well. You can also put your camp chair in the Gigatent for protection from the sun.

Gigatent Specs

  • INNOVATIVE POP-UP TENT: The Gigatent 6-foot instant privacy tent offers you instant private space for camping bathroom & potty use, outdoor showers, changing clothes, for use as soft rain shelter and more.
  • Instant Installation
  • Made with high-quality polyester taffeta 190 T water-resistant coating. Includes a flexible steel frame for premium durability.
  • Pops up and folds down in seconds, no assembly required. Ultra-lightweight construction allows for easy transportation with included carrying bag.
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Gigatent specs

How tall is the Gigatent Portable Pop-Up Pod?

The Gigatent Portable Pop-Up Pod is about 6 feet tall. My husband is 5 feet 10 inches, so it is a little difficult for him to shower. His head touches the top a little bit. But he does it.

If you’re going to use it as a potty tent, the height is perfect.

Can you shower in the Gigatent?

As I said my husband is 5 ‘ 10″ , so it is a little difficult for him to shower. His head touches the top a little. but it is perfect for children!

What I’ve noticed is that it is a small space to shower in, but it is doable. There is not a lot of elbow room.

But, when you’re camping, who cares?

If you were going to shower in the portable pop-up pod you would have to get one of the portable showers that sits on the ground because this portable pop-up pod does not have a vent in the top where you would put your hose through.

I will put a link to the pump shower we use.
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Is the Gigatent sturdy?

If you stake it down really well and tie the guy lines to something sturdy and heavy,it can take a lot of wind and some big storms.

Ours has been through storms and horrible winds. It would bend a little bit but it took its shape back really quickly. And it still looks brand new after all that!

Does the Gigatent Pop-Up Pod come with stakes?

The Gigatent Pop-Up Pod comes with strong metal stakes that work really well and are ideal for something that might go through bad winds. When we go camping, we always find people’s tent stakes. They’re always the cheap plastic ones, which show how useless the plastic ones are.

That is another awesome thing about the Gigatent Pop-Up Pod!

The Gigatent comes with a carrying case
The Gigatent comes with a carrying case

Does the Gigatent have a floor?

No, the Gigatent does not have a floor but we are thinking about putting Visqueen in the bottom of ours for showering.

You can also use some kind of waterproof rug.

That is if you are planning on showering in it. You can leave it as is if you are only going to use it as a potty tent.

How many people could sit inside the Gigatent pod?

You can only fit one camp chair in the Gigatent pod. It is a small space but it is all you need to shower or use the restroom!

It would only be protection from the sun at the beach for one adult.

Is the Portable Pop-Up Pod fireproof?

The portable pop-up pod is not fireproof so my recommendation is do not set it up close to your campfire! 🔥

Pro Tip

You will want to set up the Gigatent in the shade, otherwise it will get hot and stuffy!

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