Having a portable changing tent proves invaluable when you need to switch outfits swiftly, but a private cubicle is out of reach. This situation often arises, such as during a photo shoot on an industrial site. Today, we’ve taken the Neewer mobile changing room for a spin. We’ll delve into the merits and drawbacks of this portable cabin and advise you on when it’s a worthwhile investment.
The Neewer changing room tent serves multiple purposes, including camping, where it can be used as a toilet or shower tent. However, there are superior models available in the market. We’ll provide a detailed explanation as to why this is the case. Whether it’s on the beach, during a family day trip, after sports activities, or for photo shoots, the Neewer standing tent boasts a wide range of applications.
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Neewer Changing Room Tent Review
The Neewer Changing Tent is specifically designed to provide a convenient and private space for changing in public or situations where privacy is essential. It proves particularly valuable for photographers, as it allows them to offer a suitable area for changing outfits during photo shoots.
Its opaque and dark fabric ensures complete privacy, allowing for undisturbed outfit changes. This effectively shields against any prying or curious glances from onlookers.
In principle, Neewer changing tent can also be used for camping – as a shower tent or toilet tent. With the popular portable toilet Thetford 92820 Porta Potti for example, we have enough space in the Neewer toilet tent. This universal tent measures 90 x 90 x 187 cm.
However, this model does not have guy ropes or tent pegs on board, nor does it come with empty sandbags that we could fill such as with the Green Elephant shower tent we already tested. In this respect, with the Neewer changing tent, we are dependent on creating stability differently. At least the manufacturer has attached larger pockets on the underside for securing some heavy objects such as stones.
When the Neewer Changing Tent is loaded with sand, gravel, stones, or other heavy objects, it serves as both wind protection and added stability when setting up the tent outdoors. However, depending on the location, acquiring heavy stones or objects from the environment is not always straightforward or convenient. This aspect may require some extra effort and consideration when determining the setup location. If you only have light luggage with you and can’t find any stones, you won’t be able to stabilize the changing tent properly. We don’t like that point!
Neewer pop-up shower tent is also ideal for the beach, day trips, or changing clothes after outdoor sports. This is especially true as it is significantly lighter than other models. It weighs just 2kg. We particularly like the fact that we can operate the zipper from the inside without any problems. And the door also closes cleanly.
Festivalgoers can also use this model as a storage tent. However, it does not have a groundsheet – so better not to store open supplies and food there. As we said – if you want to use the Neewer as a shower or toilet tent, you can do so. A mesh floor through which the water can drain makes sense for shower tents. Unfortunately, this is missing here.
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Advantages and Disadvantages
Here are the pros and cons of the Neewer Changing Room tent:
Assembly and Disassembly
Neewer changing tent can be set up in less than a minute. You can easily assemble and disassemble it without any particular experience. After we have freed the mobile changing room from the carrying bag, the tent unfolds by itself in the same way as conventional pop-up tents.
Now all we have to do is hold it by the top – that’s the narrower side – and pull it outwards at the top. Now it should be fully open. If the environment allows it, we can now grab some sand, gravel, or loose stones and fill them in the bags provided at the bottom. This gives the Neewer dressing room the necessary stability. This is absolutely necessary, especially when it is windy.
Weight and Mobility
Fortunately, Neewer changing tent in the carrying bag measures only 58 x 58 x 4 cm, which corresponds to a volume of around 13 liters. The standing tent does not require a lot of storage space. The vast majority of shower/ toilet/changing tents weigh around 5 kg – the Neewer only weighs 1.9 kg. We therefore expressly recommend it for people who only want to travel light.
With a little practice, the portable cabin fits into the polyester bag after dismantling. Even in the smallest trunk, there is always a place for the Neewer. Due to its compact pack size, it’s possible to transport the Neewer Changing Tent on a bicycle luggage rack. This feature can be especially handy for activities like a family trip to a bathing lake.
The Neewer Changing Tent offers two significant advantages. Firstly, it is a more budget-friendly option compared to standing tents specifically designed for use as shower or toilet tents because these specialized models come with additional features that can drive up the price. Secondly, the Neewer Changing Tent is notably lightweight and compact, making it an excellent choice for individuals who prioritize mobility, have limited storage space, or intend to use it for activities like hiking and cycling.
The Neewer Changing Tent is primarily designed for changing clothes, which is why it doesn’t include a tent floor. While this may limit its suitability for certain activities like showering or storing supplies, it would be efficient in a private space for changing outfits. As already mentioned, securing with stones in the bags provided on the underside is not as convincing as bracing with ropes and pegs.
If you are looking for a standing tent for frequent outdoor use and you want it to be particularly wind-stable (e.g. for the coast), you should go for the Green Elephant. The Green Elephant, which we have already presented, offers four sandbags, which are already included in the scope of delivery. In addition, guy ropes and pegs also come with the package. The security of this model is particularly successful.