Arpenaz 5.2 Family Camping Tent | 5 people 2 rooms

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QUECHUA

Made for 5 people on a family camping holiday, seeking a tent with 2 rooms, one that sleeps 2 and another that sleeps 3.
This 5-person tent with 2 bedrooms (2 and 3 people), which is simple to pitch, has a large living room with a groundsheet and is protected by a porch.

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Advantages
Easy assembly / dismantlingSimple pitching: tent poles with coloured markers.
Capacity5m² stand-up living room, 2 bedrooms (210 x 210 cm and 140 x 210cm).
Heat reductionFly sheet above the living room for ventilation. Mosquito net front opening.
Darkness
DurabilityResists wind up to 50km/h (Force 6):validated in wind tunnels on rotating plate.
WaterproofTested under shower at 200mm water / hour (tropical rainstorm) and in the field.
Easy maintenance2-year guarantee.Spare parts and pole repair available at Decathlon workshops.
WarrantyAll of our tents can be repaired in your local Decathlon workshop.
Technical Informations

1
Ventilation
Living area has lined flysheet for ventilation and to limit condensation. Large mosquito net door at the front.
2
Waterproofing
All Quechua tents are laboratory tested: the WHOLE TENT under 200 litres/hour/sqm (200mm/hour) for 4 hours! as well as in the most. (2000mm PU-coated polyester fly sheet, 120g/sqm polyethylene groundsheet, all seams sealed using thermobonded tape). A breathable polyester inner tent under the fly sheet means you aren't in contact with the condensation that forms naturally on the inside of the fly sheet.
3
Pitching/folding
3 poles, which are inserted into the tunnels and stiffened using the pins at the base of the fly sheet.
4
Dimensions and weight, folded dimensions
Bedrooms measuring 210 x 210 cm and 140 x 210cm.Living area of over 5m² + porch.Cylindrical storage bag: 30cm diameter / 58cm long.Weight: 16 kg
5
Guarantee
All our tents are guaranteed for 2 years of normal use (your receipt or loyalty card is used as proof of purchase). In the event of a problem, have your tent checked out in your local Decathlon store.
6
Poles, pegs
Poles: All fibreglass poles are subjected to a double quality control to ensure excellent resistance to breaking.Tent pegs: Excellent twisting resistance (6 mm steel).
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Storage
Pockets in the living area and bedrooms.
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Living area
5 m² living area equipped with a basin groundsheet, which can be flattened at the entrance. The shelter from the fixed porch means that the section can be opened even when it's raining. 2 large windows with curtains and 1 large mosquito net in the door. Pockets on the outside of the bedrooms. Clothesline above the window.
9
Sun protection
The flysheet fabric filters out UV rays with an UPF of 30. Please note: a large amount of UV can enter through a single open door.
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Wind resistance
We test all of our tents in a wind tunnel with a rotary table to expose each side of the tent to the wind. A properly assembled tent with all the stays in position around the tent should remain habitable,e under wind speeds measuring 50 km/h at ground level.
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Pole : 100.0% Glass - Fibre (FG) Outer fabric : 85.0% Polyester (PES), Outer fabric : 15.0% Polyurethane (PU) Inside room : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Groundsheet : 100.0% Polyethylene (PE) Carry bag : 85.0% Polyester (PES), Carry bag : 15.0% Polyurethane (PU)

Test Product
QUECHUA tent waterproofing is approved for the whole tent under 200 litres of water/hour/sqm (200mm of rain per hour) for 4 hours. The water column test (=mm schmerbers) only measures fabric waterproofing. Our test means we can prevent any water getting through the seams, flaps, openings, zips, etc. Wind resistance: We test all of our tents in a wind tunnel and on a rotating plate to expose each side of the tent to the wind.Tested in real conditions.

Stockage Tips
Storage: after use or cleaning, do not store your tent until it is perfectly dry to prevent odours and mould from forming.

Maintenance Tips
1 CLEANING: clean the tent with soapy water if necessary, then rinse (with a hose if possible). Dry completely before storage. 2 SAP STAINS: very difficult to clean: once dry, gently scratch the stain. Rubbing an ice cube on the underside will make it brittle, making it easier to remove. 3 STORAGE: after use or cleaning, do not store your tent until it is perfectly dry to prevent odours and mould from forming.

Reviews

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Great tent if not raining and really windy
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Used the tent bank Holiday weekend and we had alot of rain come the air vents in the side. Apart from that it was a great with plenty of room.
Not suitable for moderately windy conditions
Used for 7 to 12 months
We have only used this tent twice (3 nights in total) but two poles split on the second occasion so I can't recommend this tent.
It is relatively easy to put up but would be a struggle for one. I managed with the help of my 8 and 10 year old children.
It is spacious for 3 and I think would easily fit a family of 4, 5 might be a push.
It has relatively few guy ropes, which may contribute to poor wind stability.
Our first trip with this tent was great (August sunshine S. England 2017), and if there is very light wind or rain it functions fine.
I think there are 2 main problems with this tent though :
1.The front (outer) door does not close at the bottom and cannot be pegged in the middle. This means the wind can blow it in and rain flows onto the ground sheet and accumulates. This would be annoying for a trip of more than a day in bad weather. We had puddles forming after an hour of moderate rain;
2. The tent completely failed and blew over (with my 10 year-old daughter inside!) in squally weather (rain and gusting wind, August 2018 Southern England - same Campsite as first trip - not the Alps or Scottish Highlands!).
Initially the pegs were pulling out of the ground, however we managed to get these back in and eventually the tent was secure. My daughter went inside to pack up her things, all zips were done up. And then a gust of window blew the entire tent over, and I later discovered two split poles.
I have camped in far worse conditions, this was not a storm or a gale, so I am quite shocked at how poorly this tent coped.
I would use it again if we can get replacement poles, but only in very very good weather conditions.
Quechua Arpenaz 5.2 Family Tent
Used for 1 week or less
Compact package but really pleased with the size; space and layout of the tent. Light and airy. Have been used to in-built ground sheet/internal sections in previous tents but the Arpenaz worked perfectly well and there were no leaks!
No problems with wind and rain and felt secure in both.
Highly recommended!
Superb tent
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Superb tent can be put up in 10-15 mins very spacious inside my son and beautiful wife really enjoyed their camping experience with this tent would recommend to all.
Excellent value for money
Used for 1 week or less
Just come back from our first ever camping trip with this tent. The weather was horrendous, torrential rain and thunderstorms not to mention gale force winds . This tent stood strong and kept us dry.
Would recommend buying an additional ground sheet as we did. Really cannot fault it. The weather could have put us off but the tent was fab so we are definitely going again but hopefully when it’s dry!!!
Door does not shut without great difficulty.
Used for 7 to 12 months
We got this tent last year and only used it twice and found the doors very tricky to get closed, we thought this may be our lack of experience but went away last weekend with seasoned campers who also could not figure out how to correct this. I feel like the tent zip is going to pull apart and my husband has to open and close the door for me if I need to get out which isn’t ideal at all. This is our 3rd Quechua tent, the first two being smaller pop up ones that were fantastic. Very dissapointed with the quality of this tent though which is such a shame. I couldn’t go away without a strong person to help.
Response of the brand
Good afternoon,

Sorry to hear that you are having problems with the zip on the Arpenaz 5.2. If you take the tent into your local store, along with your receipt / Decathlon card with the purchase, they can have a look into it for you and provide a solution.

Christopher Penn | UK Product Trainer
Great family tent, even at -2 degrees!
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Purchased in February in advance of summer camping trips. Kids wanted to try it out straight away so we did. Fast forward a few hours and we are pitching a large tent we have never seen before in almost total darkness in the pouring Scottish rain! Even in those conditions 1 adult and 2 young children (8&10) were able to erect the tent, with all the internal sleeping areas etc in around 40 minutes and get inside. Colour coded poles helped a lot in this along with the instructions (handily printed on waterproof fabric on the inside of the carry bag). Plenty of room to fit 1 adult and 2 children in one part of the sleeping pod. We could easily have fitted 4 in there and the same in the other. They are very spacious. Middle of the night the temp dropped to -2 degrees Celsius and with all the rain on the ground and soaking the tent earlier it froze and wrapped the tent like an igloo. Then a little later the snow came along with the heavy wind. I was worrying that the tent would collapse under the weight of the snow with myself and the kids inside but needn't have worried. I tapped the "roof" a few times to dislodge the ice and the snow fell away with it. The tarp which fixes into the living area managed to stop most of the wind coming in at the bottom of the tent and with the new sleeping bags we had also purchased from Decathlon (only rated to +10 degrees) we survived the night.

A few days later back at home I brought the tent out to dry and this time in daylight and knowing how it all goes together had it erected in less than 15 minutes (after watching the video here I wish I had watched before the camping trip!). Main thing is to make sure the guy ropes are tight, at 45 degrees and firmly footed in the ground. Very robust against the wind (and snow) when you do this.

Really like this tent and I think it is very good value for the price considering the spacious sleeping pods and the fact that it did not leak even after being soaked for hours then frozen and then thawed out again. Again, as long as you keep the guy ropes tight which keep the surface of the material taught then it will resit wind and rain no problem.

The only reason I did not rate it 5 stars is for the lack of a fully integrated groundsheet - I just can't imagine any situation when you wouldn't need one and I really think it should be included. Pitching a tent on a wet surface when you have no other option (which is 60-70% of the time in Britain) would make this essential to my mind. Even if one the right size and shape was made as an accessory it would be something at least. Too many tents at the same price and cheaper have this so I was very disappointed this one did not -
especially when only discovering this in the pitch black in the middle of a downpour. I think Decathlon should consider the local markets they are selling in when stocking these products and use some common sense as to what products are more likely to be used within the same country.
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