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.
10
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 - Fiber (FG) Outer fabric : 85.0% Polyester (PES), Outer fabric : 15.0% Polyurethane (PU) Inside room : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Floor mat : 100.0% Polyéthylène (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
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