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Quechua Arpenaz Pole-Supported Waterproof Living Area Shelter Base 6 Person

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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 Pole-Supported Waterproof Living Area Shelter Base 6 Person | Our team of camping enthusiasts has designed this living area for 6 campers looking to extend their sheltered area and seek protection from rain 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 Pole-Supported Waterproof Living Area Shelter Base 6 Person 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

Sun protection

The fabric filters UV rays with a UPF of 30


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

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good for price

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

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It’s ok for summer only

We got this to use as a space to sit while camping with our van, lovely size not to bad to put up and put down but sadly there is no plastic on the windows we the rain came in and over night ended up with puddles of water in the tent so definitely won’t be using this any other time other than summer!!

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Almost perfect

We bought this to provide extra space when using our camper van. Good value and reasonably good design but there are 3 key points worth noting. 1) the main tent opening that can be propped upright as a canopy should be of a full zip around design. It gets very draughty in the evening as the wind gets underneath despite the two hooks on the corners. 2) the small Velcro fasteners on the main opening separate in a strong wind. 3) the pole “feed through” design is poor. The poles catch on the material in a strong wind and make putting up and dismantling difficult is windy weather. If you want to make this absolutely perfect, fit all around zips on all openings including the canopy , increase the hydrostatic head to 3000, make it with two airbeams instead of poles and charge an extra £100 and you have an unbeatable winner. Anything without a fully sealed closing will not withstand a rough night in the west coast of Scotland. Come on Quechua. Do it!

Excellent product and great value

This does exactly what's needed, easy to erect and great additional living space

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Fab 'Day Tent'

We have a Roof Tent on our car, so use this to get changed and storage, and to relax in bad weather. Very easy to erect. Stylish & practical. Love it.

Quechua living room shelter

Bought this shelter to do NC500 Scotland HIGHLANDS. Only used twice and the metal angle bar broke (snapped in middle of angle bar on poles) when taking it down very disappointed with product poor quality.

Excellent tent

We bought this tent as my daughter is a highland dancer and we attend highland games throughout Scotland. It's a great size to fit all the family in and still give her room to get changed if it's raining or windy. We've have put it up in high winds and it stood still was no sign of it flying away.

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Excellent tent

Very pleased with this tent good price well made,

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Very Disappointed

On first use the angled ferrules split. Not sure if it’s a faulty batch or they’re all like this. Very disappointed it had only lasted for one use, in fact it was only up for a few hours. I have emailed customer services and I’m awaiting a reply. We will see what happens but I can’t recommend this item. If I can’t replace the poles/ferrules then it is no use to me and not very eco friendly if it has to be dumped.

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Hello Angus,

I'm very sorry to hear of your experience with this shelter. It is very unusual for the poles to break like this. You are covered by a two year warranty so we will absolutely replace the faulty parts, or if that is not possible we will replace the full tent. If this has not already been sorted please do not hesitate to drop in to our store. I can see we have the angled ferrules and replacement pole sections available to order from our spare parts catalogue - it would our pleasure to repair it for you.

Kind regards,

Very spacious

We use this as additional space with our camper van. Is a lot bigger than expected and quite easy to put up although you do need 2 people. Extremely easy to put down yourself but I can never get them small enough to put everything back in the bag - need more practice I guess !! Would definitely reccomend - great product and value for money.

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Great camping kitchen

Door makes a handy sunshade with an extra set of poles. This shelter made camping in a heatwave much more comfortable.

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Good value easy to ensemble/dismantle ample space

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6 person tent

Absolutely fantastic, can be used stand alone or like me use it as tailgate awning. Excellent value for money.

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Happy with this product

Just back from a long weekend camping in Somerset. We used this as a kitchen/storage room and it served us very well and coped well despite us pitching in the middle of an exposed field on a hill (the wind did get strong over night)


Used for kitchen and storage area

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Additional Product Information


Pole: 100.0% Glass Fiber ; Main fabric: 100.0% Polyester ; Tent Footprint: 100.0% Polyethylene ; Peg: 100.0% Steel ; Carry bag: 100.0% Polyester

Living room

Square with area of 67.3 ft² and a maximum height of 80.7”.

Pitching / striking

Traditional pitching and striking 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 equipped with a mosquito net to prevent insects from entering.


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 anchored, this tent remains habitable in a force 6 wind, measured at 35 mph.


We test our tents to validate waterproofing.The first test is carried out in the laboratory, 4 hours under 200 liters of water per hour per sqm, equivalent of a tropical rain shower of 200 mm per hour.The second test is carried out in the field under real conditions by our teams. This living area is equipped with a polyurethane-coated polyester flysheet with 2000 mm water resistance. 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 our products are guaranteed 2 years minimum in normal use. Your loyalty card or receipt are proof of purchase. During or after the guarantee period, our tents can also be repaired in our network of Decathlon stores.

Poles, pegs

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

Storage instructions

We recommend that you leave your living area to dry in the open air, including the underside of the living area. You can then store it without any risk of odors or mold developing.




California Prop65 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Antimony Trioxide and Lead, which are known by the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to

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