I am writing this review after returning from Family Camping trip in the foot hills of Himalayas. This tent is one of the best tent I have ever seen and experienced. The Size is perfect for 4 adults and as we were 2 adults and 2 kids the space was plenty for us. We have a Pet GSD dog and the entire living area was his to enjoy and indeed he was guarding us.
We were camping in a place called Jot Pass and at around mid night there was thunderstorm and wind was so powerful that my family got afraid and we decided to move to our car as we felt it not safe, as the tent was pitched in a place which had valley in both the sides. As we were shifting to car we noticed that there was one more tent (8 Pax tent) which was collapsed . So feeling that we made the right choice we stayed in the car for rest of the night leaving the tent in its place. The entire night it rained a lot and wind was even more powerful than what we felt while we were in tent. We were informed later that it common in that place to experience such an extreme weather as it was a mountain pass. In the morning I returned to the camp site thinking that I may see a collapsed tent or worst a missing tent. To my surprise the Tent was intact, It looked like nothing had happened the entire night, where as the other Tent was completely collapsed even though it was re pitched twice in the night. I regretted that I didn't stayed in it the entire night ;-). This one hell off a tent and worth every penny of it.
The only one small problem I experienced in it, that during strong wind and rain the water enters the living area. And one of the pole stem was cracked which may have caused due to the strong wind. But these drawbacks will not make me to give anything lower than 5 star.
I am purchasing Decathlon product from last 10 Year both in France and India, and will keep buying more.
Thank you Decathlon for such a great and quality products.
The size and erecting the tent was fairly straight forward . Instructions could be cleared .
need in pakistan for our summer camping events
qty require 50 kindly share the price of 50 tents and shipment cost , how long take to Lahore Pakistan
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
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.
Rain inside, drafty, not good
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.
Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
Purchased for my Son and Family.
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
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.
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.
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.
Design flaws, not waterproof
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