Immediately after purchase , used poncho while treking. It managed to bear heavy rain and hails. A good product.
Con - it's buttons opens up frequently.
Used it only once for a trek and I observed tear on the poncho near the neck area. Once back from the trek , I visited my nearest Decathlon centers for an exchange/refund. They refused and the reason they gave me was hilarious ; that I might not have undone the buttons while wearing the Poncho. Decathlon folks giving me a lesson on how to wear a polo t shirt ! : if the buttons are on while wearing , should the poncho tear or should you have difficulty wearing ? Worst case : the buttons should come out . Decathlon's answer : The poncho should tear.. Have you guys ever worn a polo t shirt ? Does the t shirt strip off just because the button was tightened ? I don't understand the hilarious answers given by Decathlon folks ... A french brand just became worse than the nearby street shop in quality assurance and customer relations.....Anyone looking out for ponchos, buy the local ones you get in trekking areas ... Those are much better ... A group of five bought these ponchos and almost all are torn with one use..... DO NOT BUY from Decathlon.. I would rather buy local merchandise than Decathlon ones... The quality is not good, and on top of that , Decathlon refuses to accept the issue and exchange the item...
Nice coat . best for trekking . easy to use .
I purchased this in July, came to me in August and in a month all the pasting of hood has come out, cant wear it now, doesn't dry quickly.
The material quality is good and the poncho is lightweight hence its no hassle to carry it. Although the fitting of the poncho seems to be an issue. The buttons which are used to keep it together are not of a good quality. They come out way too often and hence the poncho opens up from the sides letting the rain get in. A Velcro could be used instead to make sure the poncho stays intact. Would recommend it if the buttons are replaced with a better alternative.
I got defective piece, and I am not using it because weather is good, i can't exchange this because I don't have time to go there.. But was fix with fevi quick.. So for defective product 1 star...
Very poor quality. It is already tearing up after one use. The poncho took a big hole at the slightest touch of my trekking pole. The volume of the poncho is good, and covers a full size backpack,but the because of the poor quality,there isn't much use more Not worth Rs.400.
Poor quality of the material
for Rs. 400 you can get better product on road side stalls.
within 2 months of use it has already got tiny holes all over the poncho.
Thank you for your feedback on the Arpenaz 10L poncho. I am sorry to hear that you found the product disappointing.
The Arpenaz poncho is made of lightweight EVA material and is intended for very occasional use. I suggest you have a look at our complete range of waterproof products should you require a heavy duty fabric.
I am available in case you require further information.
Thanks and regards,
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
I had a good experience with it.
Got teared in one use only. Never expected such quality from Decathlon product
Product quality and design
Hello Devendra Deshmukh,
Thanks for your feedback on the Poncho Arpenaz 10 litres. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you because by the strength of the product.
To give a small insight on the product, this product is designed as an extra protection in occasional use during hikes, the fabric is elastic because it is made out of EVA which makes the material more waterproof but elastic also and hence it does not offer strong resistance to snags that can be done by branches, thorns,....
I would request you kindly to visit any of our stores closer to you and get the product exchanged/refunded. At the same time ,if you could let me know your usage, I can suggest an alternative for the same if you are looking for one.
I stay available if you need further assistance.