Arpenaz 4.1 family camping tent | 1 bedroom - sleeps 4

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QUECHUA

Made for 4-person tent for family camping, for campers looking for a tent with just 1 bedroom.
This one-bedroom tent sleeps 4 and is easy to pitch. It features a tall living area with a basin groundsheet.

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Advantage
CapacityHigh living room 5.9 m² with groundsheet covering, bedroom 210 x 240 cm.
Easy assembly / dismantlingSimple installation: poles with colour coding.
Heat reductionLined roof above the living room to ventilate and limit condensation.
Darkness
DurabilityWithstands 50 km/h winds (Force 6): validated in a wind tunnel on a turntable.
Easy transportTransport straps Cover 60 X 24 x 24 cm 35 litres Weight: 9.8 kg
WaterproofTested in a shower at 200 mm water / hour / m² (tropical rain) and field tests.
Environmental impactLifecycle comparison: sleeping tent - sustainability.decathlon.com
WarrantyAll of our tents can be repaired in your local Decathlon workshop.
Technical Information

1
Living room
Living room 5.9 m² with a height of 1.90 m. Flat groundsheet cover at the entrance. Sealable PVC window.
2
Assembly/disassembly
3 poles pass through the sleeves to be placed under tension in the metal pins at the bottom of the flysheet.
3
Protection from the sun
The flysheet fabric filters UV with a UPF of 30. Warning: a large amount of UV can pass through a simple open door.
4
Ventilation
Lined living room flysheet to ventilate and limit condensation. Ventilation front and rear.
5
Wind resistance
We test all our tents in a wind tunnel on a turntable to expose each side of the tent to the wind. A well-assembled tent with all the guy ropes well deployed around the tent should remain habitable with a wind speed measured at 50 km/h near the ground.
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Waterproofing
Like all Quechua tents, the waterproofing has been carefully designed, validated in the laboratory, and the WHOLE TENT tested under 200 litres of water per hour per m² (200mm of rain per hour!) as well as during our test missions. -- Flysheet made of polyester coated polyurethane 2000mm - Seams sealed by heat-bonded strips - Polyethylene groundsheet 140 g/m² 5000mm resistance.
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Poles, pegs
Poles: All our fibreglass poles undergo a double quality control guaranteeing excellent resistance to breakage. Pegs: Excellent torsional strength (6 mm diameter steel).
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Dimensions and weight, folded dimensions
1 bedroom 210 cm x 240 cm at floor level. Living room height 5.9 m² and 190cm high. Storage cover: 60 cm x 24 cm x 24 cm Weight: 9.8 kg
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Guarantee
All our tents are guaranteed for 2 years in normal use (your loyalty card or receipt is proof of purchase). In case of problems, have your tent examined in your nearest Decathlon store.
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A score to compare products' environmental impact
The product's environmental impacts are calculated over its entire lifecycle using various indicators. An overall ABCDE rating is provided to help you easily identify products with the best environmental performance by comparing products of the same type (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks...). Decathlon is a voluntary player in this environmental information approach. For more info: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
characteristic
NO. OF PEOPLESLEEPS 4

PITCHINGPOLES

BEDROOMS1

WEIGHT9.8 KG

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Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Outer fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Inside room : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Pole : 100.0% Glass - Fibre (FG) Groundsheet : 100.0% Polyethylene (PE) Carry bag : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Product test
QUECHUA tent waterproofing is approved for the whole tent under 200 litres of water/hour/sqm (200 mm 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.

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Used for 3 to 6 months
We bought this tent after a recommendation from a friend for weekend camping trips. It is lightweight but very sturdy and stood up well on the Isle of Skye in a fair breeze. Space wise in the bedroom it is perfect for my husband and I for our weekends as neither of us is particularly small - I think it would be a bit neat to sleep four in the bedroom .The living space is great. We had chairs and gear bags and there was plenty of space. Love being able to stand up straight.
The only real gripe I have is that the groundsheet is separate so it can be a bit draughty . I would have preferred the groundsheet to be attached.
The tent is super easy to erect and was up in minutes.
Great value for money - a lot of tent for the pennies
A really good quality tent for the money
I would have liked the groundsheet sewn in
Ruined my family's holiday :(
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Use the tent twice. First for a weekend. I wasn't very impressed from the beginning as it's not the height it says in the specs. My husband is 1.75m and can't stand strait inside the tent that should be 1.9m. We had good weather ;)
Then went for 1 week in Wales for a camping holiday. Not a secure tent as it rain inside and it's very drafty. Soaked all our clothes and shoes. Also ruined my toaster that was left on the kitchen cupboard.
It rains inside if the wind is blowing, through the top net.
Really disappointed :( I'm usually a happy Decathlon customer but this product is not made for the British weather.
NOT FUN!!!!
Rain inside, drafty, not good
Response of the brand
Hello,

Thanks for your feedback on the Arpeanz 4.1 camping tent. I apologise for the inconvenience caused by the waterproofing. I shall feed the points back to the product manger for this tent. If you remain unsatisfied with the product please drop into your local store where a member of our team can find a suitable solution for you.

Many thanks  

Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
Adriana found this answer helpful
Mrs Coleman
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Purchased for my Son and Family.
Don't know
Don't know
Great tent
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Used for 1 week or less
Perfect tent for me and my boyfriend. Survived the wind and the rain! Would recommend. East to put up and down with help from one other person.
Easy to put up. Spacious for two people
No windows.
Didn't need the swimming pool!!
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Fairly easy to put up but needs 2 people. Great amount of space in bedroom and front space. There is a large mesh vent in the front section roof which allowed the rain to pour in when the wind lifted the inadequate covering over it; fine for the south of France but not 2 weeks in the Scottish Highlands.Good big window on one side but could have done with another one on the other side. There were two large horizontal vents in the inner tent which allowed the wind to whistle through so it was very draughty. This might have been solved had there been a zippable cover on the inner tent door. Good lantern points, adequate pockets in the bedroom but none in the living space. It would have made sense to put a couple of pockets on the outer face of the inner tent. An average, fair-weather tent.
Great headroom, plenty of space.
Extremely draughty, rain poured in through roof.
Excellent Tent for price.
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Used for 1 week or less
One person can set tent up fairly easily in 15-20 minutes. 2 people in much less time.
Tried this on a really wet and stormy night. No issues with condensation in sleeping section, and tent barely moved despite everything else in the garden being blown over.
Easily fit two camp beds, a small table and a leisure battery/lamp in the sleeping area and a carpet makes it very cosy.

Only major dislike is the door zips are very low and because of the angle that the door slopes, rain can come in to living space or condensation can fall on you. Because the ground sheet extends to the base of door, water can remain inside. I did not fix the ground sheet at front to avoid this. This prevents 5 stars.

Other improvements which would justify a £30-£50 price increase.
1. A vertical side door would be a useful benefit, especially with a storm porch/cover.
2. I would like to see a dark option for all tents to reduce morning light in tent.
3. A cable entry point on inner tent would also be useful.
4. The front door could be modified so that a circular door was included in the existing door. To open you would leave the side zips down and use a circular zip with the lowest point about 8 cm above the base of the existing door creating a lip to step over which would reduce bending down or rain entry, but the side zips could then be used if you wanted to raise the entire door as a porch.
5. A fitted carpet accessory option would be great!!
Lots of room, good value.
Single door which lets in rain when opened.
Let down by some basic design flaws
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I am so disappointed with this tent! My husband and I bought it, and in our trial set up in the garden thought it was perfect. The shape and layout are ideal, it was quick to put up and folds up very neatly and compact.

However, the flaws became apparent when we had a night of bad weather (we live in the UK, tents should be prepared for this). The main issue is the ventilation hole in the top of the tent - such a terrible idea! We woke up in the morning to discover the floor was a puddle, and our chairs, shoes, towels and clothes were soaking. If rain gets under the canopy covering the mesh, it just seeps through. The front of the tent was caved in, due to a lack of ropes on the front next to the door to stretch it out. This meant the flaps, which I assume are meant to keep water away from the tent, had the opposite effect and were directing rain into the main living area. The flaps themselves are an odd idea. They didn't seem to do anything helpful except flap incessantly in the wind.

Finally, the ropes were cheap and didn't stay taut, leading to more flapping of the tent.

I realise this tent is cheap, and so expectations have to be reasonable. However, I think expecting a brand new tent to be waterproof isn't asking too much.

I wish this tent would be released again, the exact same shape and size, but without the ventilation in the ceiling and with more and better quality ropes. Very disappointed.
Shape, size
Design flaws, not waterproof
Response of the brand
Hello,

Thanks for your review on the Arpenaz 4.1 family camping tent and I apologise for the inconvenience caused. I shall pass you comments onto the product manager of this product. 

Whilst I cannot resolve the situation with the air vent, we do supply additional ropes: http://www.decathlon.co.uk/guylines-with-runner-10-m-x2-id_8030251.html

If you are not satisfied with the product, please drop into your local store where we can find a alternative or offer a refund.

Man y thanks 

Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
Not a 4 berth !!
This tent only fits 3 single airbeds not 4. So I really can't see how decathlon can sell this as a 4. Its miss leading! Waste of money. I'm hoping for a refund as myself a teenager and 2 children can not fit in!
Response of the brand
Hello,

Many thanks for the feedback on the Arpenaz family 4.1 family camping tent. I shall speak to the product manager regarding the sleeping area size. 

Please drop into your local store where a member of the team will be able to assist your further.

Many thanks 

Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
Easy to erect, not so good in heavy rain
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Really easy tent to erect and lots of space. Only two of us, so we had more than enough room.

However it does let a lot of light on due to the colour, which is not a problem for early risers!

The main problem was that we were caught in a heavy storm and under the heavy rain this inner part of the tent floored through the netting in the top soaking everything that was in there. So maybe it is only suitable for sun or very light rain
Easy to erect for
Not very good in heavy rain
Great tent
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Would go to this place again, as the offers are available..
Tent not used as yet
Haven't got any