MRP : ₹ 19,999
Made In : China
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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
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.
Great tent for family but the doors can be very tight to close and zip breaks unless closed v carefully.
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
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.
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.