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Quechua Arpenaz, 6-Person Shelter Base Living Area

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Our motivation? To offer you a pole-supported living area that’s easy to pitch, and ideal for a large main living room. Its free-standing structure allows it to be moved very easily.

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Quechua Arpenaz, 6-Person Shelter Base Living Area | 8 people camping wishing to protect themselves completely from the rain, sun, wind and insects.

Our motivation? To offer you a pole-supported living area that’s easy to pitch, and ideal for a large main living room. Its free-standing structure allows it to be moved very easily.

A photo of the Quechua Arpenaz, 6-Person Shelter Base Living Area in use


Height: 84.6" | Floor area: 64.6 sq ft | Comfortable for up to 6 people

Easy assembly/dismantling

Easy set-up with a free-standing structure | Fiberglass poles

Heat resistant

Openings on 3 sides | 3 mosquito nets


Tropical rain laboratory test | Under shower: 200 mm of water per hour per sqm


Withstands force 6 winds - around 30 mph | Wind tunnel test

Easy to transport

Cylindrical cover | 22.4" x 7.1" | 18 liters | 17.6 lbs


Tested in a shower at 200 mm water / hour / m² (tropical rain) and field tests.

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good for price

easy to install and collect, big enough for kids to play outside.

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Camping living space / side room on my van

Plenty of room and quick and easy to assemble

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6 person living tent

Ideal tent, used this as a drive away tent next to my motorhome. Worked a treat

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Okay but...

This is a really practical lightweight piece of equipment. However, there are some design flaws. There is only 1 zip and it can only be opened from the bottom of the tent. This is not practical if you suffer with back pain or trying to avoid bugs getting into the tent. By the time you bend to unzip the tent to a height you can get through, bugs get in. Even worse if there are more people to get in or out. 2 zips would be beneficial with the options of opening at any desired point. We pitched ours for the first time 17 September 2021. We were very disappointed that the insect mesh had holes in it, which we took pictures of. When I rang to enquire about a replacement, I was told that we needed to bring it in to be 'checked' to see how it can be fixed. The product was purchased less than a month ago and this is the 1st time using, and there are pictures of the faults. So we are very disappointed by the lack of customer service and being inconvenienced bringing the item in for checking. What we do like about this tent despite the flaws is the insect mesh, the windows and the ability to vent the tent by opening the zip. If these flaws get fixed, this product would be perfect.

Replaces a driveaway awning

Bought thus to replace a driveaway awning which was such a faff to put up. This day shelter went up in 13 minutes at the first attempt. Just brilliant. Material looks really tough and weather resistant.

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Living area tent

This tent is great value for money, easy to put up, even for a novice. Used it for extra space when in my small motor home so like a drive away awning but much easier!

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Absolutely brilliant

This is a fantastic addition to my camping set up it’s light weight and easy to assemble with plenty head room I’m 6,3 and can walk around inside with ease.Nice big viewing window too so you don’t miss out on your lovely surroundings whilst camping.It’s a 5 star ⭐️ for me especially at the price.very happy

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Great value for money. Poles, pegs and canvas great quality and easy to put up. Spacious and kept us cosy despite wind and almost constant rain and drizzle. Highly recommend and worked well with our renault traffic camper van.

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Great for extra room

Made it so much easier to to enjoy the camping better. Only used once at the moment but as it rained alot, it was put perfect fit the cooking etc. As the head room and all round extra space.

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6 person camping living area.

Great product easy to put up.

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Excellent camping lounge/kitchen.

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Quechua arpenaz base m

We love the Quechua arpenaz base m its easy to put up and was just what we needed for extra space. Also it was delivered within the week.

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Hi Marilyn,

Thank you very much for your review. Enjoy your time camping!

Living area

Bought this as it is about .5 mt smaller than most living area s , Seems to be well made with thick fibreglass poles . All the windows and doors have a fly screen fitted so it is quite well aired . Overall very impressed with it

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Faulty Product

We purchased this tent after reading relatively good reviews. At the camp site we began to put the tent up. Whilst putting the poles up and in position one of the curved metal links of one of the poles bent almost in on itself. We managed to bend it back slightly so that we could use the tent for the duration, however the metal was obviously damaged. There was no excessive force used which points to a fault in the metal itself. We took it back to Decathlon who at first were dismissive, suggesting that we must have used very excessive force for this to happen. We stated this was not the case, if anything we were very careful and that there must be a fault in the metal of the link. They were not initially very helpful and bordering on rude. However after persisting they agreed to offer us gift tokens for the store. While using tent, albeit with a damaged pole, it was good, offered good protection and visibility.

Ok so far

Not actually taken it to camp with yet but we tried it in the garden to make sure all pets were there

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Additional Product Information



  • 100% Fiberglass

Main fabric

  • 100% Polyester cationic

Tent Footprint

  • 100% Polyethylene low density

Carry bag

  • 100% Polyester cationic

Living room

Square living area with an area of 67.3 sq ft and a maximum height of 80".

Pitching / striking

Traditional pitching and disassembly with poles. Follow the instructions stitched into the product’s cover.

Sun protection

The flysheet fabric has UPF 30 sun protection. Please note: be careful, a significant amount of UV can get in through a simple open door.


3 sides have an opening, to ensure better air flow. Each of the openings is fitted with mosquito protection to prevent insects from getting in.

Wind resistance

We test all our tents in a wind tunnel on a turntable. The goal is to expose each side of our tent to the same wind intensity. Well pitched with the guy ropes properly deployed, this tent remains habitable with a wind of force 6, measured at 35 mph.


We test our living areas to validate their waterproofing. The 1st test is done in the laboratory, 4 hours under 200 liters of water per hour per sqm, the equivalent of tropical rain of 200 mm per hour. The 2nd test is done in the field under real conditions by our teams. This living area is fitted with a polyurethane-coated polyester flysheet measuring 2000 mm. It also has seams that have been waterproofed with heat-sealed strips, and a 4.9 oz/sqm polyethylene groundsheet.

Size and weight

Cylindrical cover | 22.4" x 7.1" | 18 liters | 17.6 lbs


All of our products come with at least a 2-year guarantee when in correct use. Your loyalty card or receipt constitute proof of purchase. During or after the guarantee period, our tents can also be repaired in any of the stores within the Decathlon network.

Poles, pegs

Poles - All of our poles are made from fiberglass and undergo double quality controls. This guarantees some of the best resistance against breakage. Pegs - All of our pegs are made from steel and have a diameter of 6 mm.



Product testing

This is not a tent, we do not recommend sleeping in it at night as there is no double roof to protect against condensation.

Storage instructions

We advise that you air-dry your living area outside, including the underside. You can then store it without any risk of odors or mold developing.

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