Arpenaz 3-Person Camping Tent - Fresh&Black

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Arpenaz 3-Person Camping Tent - Fresh&Black

4.3 / 5 6 ratings
6 users recommended this product
Dear Customers and Users,

You will be pleased with your Fresh&Black tent owing to the freshness and darkness it provides.

You may have noticed small holes on the tent canvas. This is not a product fault. Simply, a waterproof white seam line, used to assemble the panels of the lined canvas of your tent.

To guarantee tent waterproofing, this seam line is covered with a watertight, heat-bonded and translucent strip which allows the light to pass through the small holes of the seam.

The Black component which provides darkness is not completely uniform, so some tiny spots of light can be seen. This does not affect the waterproofing nor the overall tent obscurity (confirmed with laboratory tests).

Jean-Baptiste Bonnafous, Product Manager
  • Woman
    30-39 years old
    02 October 2016
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Needs a porch to be the ultimate festival tent
    Super dark No porch

    Had use of one of these tents during take-down of a festival. It was so dark that it required a torch to be used inside the tent, even during the day.
    "Fresh and dark" is by no means a misleading name.
    Would I buy one? If it had a porch, without a moments hesitation. In its current form, without a porch, it is not exactly practical for those attending long festivals in potentially muddy locations.

  • Woman
    50-59 years old
    27 September 2016
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Absolutely Love this Tent
    Not waking up feeling cooked, not waking up at all No sliders on guys - I thought it was faulty

    I used this tent for two festivals this summer and absolutely loved the cool and dark which allows you to stay asleep in the mornings or nap in the afternoon. It was also cosy and watertight in the rain and wind.
    Easy to pitch on your own.
    I was a bit nervous of the two doors at festivals but it was easy to secure them and great to open both to let the air through and light in during the day.

    I have the Fresh Tarp which makes a good addition to give an outdoor seating area, together they make a very good lightweight festival set up for one or two for a weekend.

  • Man
    20-29 years old
    27 August 2016
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    An awesome product compromised at few key places
    Quality for the fabric, ligth weight, strong poles Missing the draw string clamp.

    A tent, best suited for Indian weather. The Black inner lining keeps the tent cooler inside. The silver lining on the outer cover reflects heat. A tent with such technical good features has flaws/ cost cutting at key places. The carry bag of the tent does not have a drag string clamp. This clamp is key to keeping your tent compactly folded in your backpack. To add to this, the strings of the external sheet do not have a length adjuster as well( Both these clamps were available in its predecessor, the arpenaz 3 fresh). I would have also been nice if the interior had more mesh area for better ventilation. If not for these very technical disadvantages the tent is of high quality will give you a very good camping experience.

    Brand's answer :

    Hello Deepak,

    Thanks for your feedback on Arpenaz 3 person Fresh and Black tent. I am glad to hear about the features you liked on the tent.

    My answers for the issues you faced with the tent are as below,

    1. Length adjuster/ Runner missing: Yes, we did give up the runner keeping in mind the usage of an Arpenaz series of tent. Arpenaz series of tents in Quechua are meant for camping in the lowlands, occasional use, where the winds are not so heavy and we do not need a runner there to keep the tent stable, also helps us not increasing the price of our product and staying aligned with the mission to make our products accessible to more users.

    2. Draw Cord clamp: We had the option of either increasing the prices and have a draw cord clamp or give up on it and ensure low price for our user, but still stick to the promise of an Arpenaz product. I will still take this feedback and pass it on to our product manager for the future.

    3. More mesh on the inside: To repeat the promise of the Fresh and Black, keeps the tent cool for sleeping comfortably and keeps it dark making it like a black out inside. Adding more mesh, compromises on the promise the tent offers, but still provides the ventilation required for a user on the recommended terrain of the product.

    I stay available if you have any further queries.

    Sandeep NAIR

  • Man
    20-29 years old
    06 July 2016
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Simply loved it!
    Fastest delivery (1 day) + Awesome quality Nothing

    I ordered this product on Saturday & got home delivery on Monday before 12pm noon. Tent quality is superb & worth for money. Gonna love this site for future purchasing perspective.

    Thanks Decathlon for so quick delivery of my all products :)

  • Man
    40-49 years old
    29 June 2016
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    great tent for 2 people back packing
    dark in the morning, quite small when packed

    this is a great tent we have the 3 man one as we go back packing this is big enough for both me and my partner and both rucksack to fit comfortably and it is not over heavy to carry takes about 10 minutes to put up. kept us dry and warm in heavy rain and thunderstorms in the new forest.

  • Man
    13 May 2016
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Super Cool
    Durability Could have been a little bigger

    Am very impressed with the cooling effect this tent has. I was able to sleep well till around 10AM under the hot sun. Better than any other tent for hot conditions. Perfect for the heat.