Arpenaz 5.2 Family camping tent | 5 people



Made for 5 people on a family camping trip seeking a 2 room tent: one that sleeps 2 and one 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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CapacityHigh living area 5 sqm with ground sheet. 210 x 210 cm and 140 x 210 cm rooms.
Easy assembly / dismantlingSimple pitching: poles with colour coding.
Heat reductionLined roof above the living area for ventilation. Mosquito net front opening.
DurabilityResists wind up to 50km/h (Force 6): validated in wind tunnels on rotating plate
Easy transportTransport straps 58 X 30 x 30 cm cover 52 litres Weight: 16 kg
WaterproofTested in a shower at 200 mm water / hour / m² (tropical rain) and field tests.
Environmental impactLife cycle comparison: tent for sleeping -
Warranty2 years. Repairs: All our tents can be repaired in the workshop of your usual Decathlon.
Technical Information

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.
3 poles, which are inserted into the tunnels and stiffened using the pins at the base of the fly sheet
Sun protection
The flysheet fabric filters out UV rays with an SPF of 30. Please note: a large amount of UV can enter through a single open door.
Living area has lined flysheet for ventilation and to limit condensation. Large mosquito net door at the front.
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 well pitched tent with all guy ropes rigged around the tent, must remain habitable in wind speeds of 50 km/h measured near the ground (force ).
Like all Quechua tents, special care has been given to the waterproofing, which has been verified in lab tests (WHOLE TENT tested under 200 litres of water/hour/sqm!) and on field tests. -- Polyurethane-coated polyester flysheet 2000mm -- Seams sealed using thermobonded tape -140 g/sqm polyethylene groundsheet 5000 mm resistance.
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).
Dimensions and weight, folded dimensions
Bedrooms measuring 210 x 210 cm and 140 x 210 cm. Living area of over 5 m² + porch. Storage bag: 58 cm / 30 cm / 30 cm. Weight: 16 kg
All our tents are guaranteed for 2 years of normal use (your receipt or loyalty card constitutes proof of purchase). In the event of a problem, have your tent checked out in your local Decathlon store.
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Information / Concept / Technology
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)

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, only store the tent completely dry to prevent the development of odours and mould.

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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Good in general but doors very tricky to close
Used for More than 1 year
Great tent for family but the doors can be very tight to close and zip breaks unless closed v carefully.
Response of the brand
Hello Alex, Thank you for your review of the Arpenaz 5.2 Family camping tent. We are pleased to hear that you have found this a "Great"  tent for the family, sorry to hear about the problems with the zips. When the tent is next up, I would recommend trying to loosen the flysheet slightly. This should help with the problems with the zip and not interfere with the tents ability to keep it's structure. Please bear in mind that you have a two year warranty on all Quechua products should the problem persist. 

Quechua UK Product Expert
Great 1st Family Tent
Used for 1 week or less
Got this to start camping and introduce our boys ( 12 & 10 ) to camping. A lot of tent for the price, easy to set up and very spacious. Sturdy, draft free and Dry. Recommend the YouTube video to show how to easily set up.
Happy with this tent
Used for 1 week or less
I read the reviews about this tent and was almost detered by some of the comments, but I really like the design of the wide, side opening door and the roof ventilation.
The second time I put it up alone and though I am a light weight older woman, it is possible if you do it the way the video shows.
I am happy with the tent. The zips are not a problem at all. The fabric of the inside roof netting has damage holes in 4 places, looks like it was damaged on the roll before manufacturer, it is of no consequence to the use of the tent, but it is letting the company down that their quality control is weak.
I am looking forward to taking the tent on our trips this month and would recommend the product for the price.
No leaks, lots of room! *
Used for 1 week or less
Got this tent last year and loved it! It rained a fair bit over the five days, but there were no leaks at all. I had plenty of room for everything (it's always nice being able to stand up inside). It definitely takes two people to put up- I dread to think how difficult it would have been on my own, and getting it straight was a bit fiddly. Overall though I'd say this is a really good tent! I'm looking forward to using it again this coming summer.
Used for More than 2 years
Perfect campsite tent. Oodles of room inside and since both bedroom pods are separate it is quite versatile. Withstood gale force winds and rain in the highlands on more than one occasion without any leaks or concerns.
Size, ease of set up
Arpenaz5.2 family camping tent
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I wouldn't advise anybody to purchase this tent . It lasted one night and then the tent poles snapped and the tent collapsed on top of us !
It does not cope with wind at all !
Looks nice once erected
The frame
Response of the brand

Thank you for getting in touch about the Arpenaz family 5.2 camping tent. I apologise for the inconvenience caused by the poles of the tent. Please drop into your local store where a member of the team can assist you in finding a solution.

Many thanks  

Joe Broadhead | UK Product Expert
Susan found this answer helpful
Super Tent!!
Used for 3 to 6 months
Used this tent for a weekend away in the Lake District - lovely tent, great design, it did not take long to put up or take down. One night it was windy and poured down all night and in the morning not a single drop of rain was to be found in the tent, also because of the colour of the tent it looked very cosy in the morning with the sun shining on it. we got loads of complements saying how great the tent looked and wishing they had one. Would highly recommend - Go and buy one now!
Great tent
Used for More than 1 year
Good size family tent. Comfortable seating area which could hold a table, three chairs and kitchen equipment. Spacious two section sleeping area, Very easy to put up took about 10-15minutes.
Packs up quite small
Great value all-rounder
Took this tent out for a test run for the weekend with my 5 year old. Managed to put up by myself in under an hour. Most time taken getting the poles in and tent upright. Strong structure and the pole design definately works when the tent is upright as plenty of room in the sleeping compartments with sleeping heads less likely to come into contact with the tent.
Overnight torrential rain on the first night and not a drop got inside the tent. Plenty of space in the living area and always a plus with vertical pockets for storage. Great idea to have a front door that can be unzipped at the top half with fly net in place so the panorama can be enjoyed during the evening. Plenty of light gets into the tent with the side windows and colour design of the tent.
Being picky another entrance at the side would benefit but for the price you can't expect to have everything.
Completely vertical front door
1st family tent
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
1st family tent, and very happy with purchase. . Very easy to put up. With help less than 45 mins
Took this out on the only weekend this summer that rained for 24hrs, and high winds 40mph for almost 12 hrs. Tent stayed dry inside and intact. Slight adjustments to original putting up, stopped water collecting above the living area. Unlike others who we camped with, sewn in living area ment they had extra feature of indoor swimming pool, where ours again remained dry. Porch area coverd the doorway enough to have top half down. Unlike some other tents no additional porch extension area though, so cooking can't take place unless outside. Buying a tarp to compensate for this.
Extremely water resistant, and 40mph winds
No two way zips