Decathlon recommendations

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by el manana, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. benp1

    benp1 Trail Blazer

    The problem with decathlon trousers is the length, they don't do any long lengths and so they only fit 'average' people, which is rubbish

    Tops etc are better as sleeve length varies quite a lot
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  2. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    The description of what they are suitable for is a bit odd. "Designed for occasional hiking on flat and landscaped ground: path, trails, undergrowth."
  3. Jon jons

    Jon jons Ultralighter

    I always need poles in undergrowth so double duty then phil.:)
  4. tallest of pauls

    tallest of pauls Ultralighter

    well i own at least 4 pairs of decathlon trousers and they are indeed long in the leg.

    it can be quite confusing looking online as there's no continuity with how they size. sometimes L some times l/xl with no sizing chart, leg lengths given- other times not!

    i tend to look online see if they have 3 or 4 things in stock at a branch im passing when heading up north and then pop in. as i also have freaky long arms i normally get 1 thing out of 4 i was looking at.
  5. benp1

    benp1 Trail Blazer

    Can you be more specific Paul? The ones I've seen in the shop have all been too short (I live in London and have been to a few, including the Surrey Quays one, also have passed through a couple in france)

    My trousers are haglofs in the long length, I find they fit really nicely. I now have 4 pairs so don't really need anymore, but if there were recommendations for some in particularly I'd definitely check them out. I take a 34in inside leg trouser, 33in is always too short

    I even asked their customer service for some help in selecting and they were rather useless!
  6. tallest of pauls

    tallest of pauls Ultralighter

    i bought these last year in a 34inch leg

    really good winter trouser, i'll be getting another pair in the new year when i head up to scotland as i managed to stick the ice axe point through my current ones.

    and these around 4 years ago, i think these are an updated version

    other stuff i bought isn't listed anymore as they change the styles every year or so.

    but a quick look and i saw these in 34inch leg.

    oh i do have a 36 inch waist....
  7. benp1

    benp1 Trail Blazer

    Ah, I'm between a 32 and a 34 inch waist, medium Haglofs fits nicely

    i'll check out those trousers, thanks

    EDIT - annoying, the 32 and 34 inch waists are 33in length, the 36 waist is 34 length

    On what chart does it say that as you get taller you get wider, and vice versa? Some problem with Montane trousers, it's ridiculous
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  8. tallest of pauls

    tallest of pauls Ultralighter

    Let yourself go man. There's a whole new wardrobe waiting for you....

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  9. captain paranoia

    captain paranoia Summit Camper

    I seem to be their body model, as, apart from gloves (which are too narrow and have long fingers), all their clothing fits me perfectly.

    You're just the wrong shape...
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  10. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Just got a pair of Water Shoes from Decathlon. £9.99 and 360g (size 46/47), for river crossings etc. They seem OK!

  11. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    360g :banghead: a pair of inov8 terraclaw size 12 are only marginally heavier and are less fuss. ;)
  12. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    I'll see how I get on with these. I'm firmly in the 'boot camp' I'm afraid (currently 750g per boot), so these will only be carried for occasional use in water and possibly at camp. Admittedly 360g is a lot for that, but I was recommended Vivo Ultras which cost a lot more and are heavier (206g per shoe size 43 - the original Vivos were much lighter I believe). There are lighter 'beach shoes' out there, but they seem too flimsy. I can see the benefits of a light do-it-all trail shoe, but, along with things like short trousers and short sleeves (and wet feet and blisters), I've yet to embrace them. Just me...
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  13. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Ive just bought a Quencha MH500 Mountain Hiking fleece.
    215g £9.99 I bought size XL but I'd say it is a size small and fits like a large would fit me. Sleeves seem quite long. Perfect to wear under a wind shirt or in sleeping bag. Colour is a lot darker than the pic I think it will have a good weight to warmth ratio because of the structure. not sure how durable it is going to turn out but for me a fleece is for life, not just for Christmas.

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  14. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Another good £10 worth Quechua MH100 Men's Mountain Hiking Shorts If I wear shorts they are usually running shorts but I wanted some with pockets.
    I got size XL which I would say is about 37" waist (they are slightly tighter than M&S 38" chinos). The main material is similar to the not black bits of Montane Terra pants. They also have a stretchy material panel at the top of the backside. About 140g

  15. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    I have had the mid-price decathlon fleeces and found them pretty much indestructible and better featured than ones for many more £.
    I still have an orange one somewhere
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  16. Daymoth

    Daymoth Ultralighter

    I just got the treking gloves @PhilHo suggested to me a wile ago. They look promising. Alledgedly waterproof with taped seams. Will let you know how they do once I test them out.
  17. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    My last week of working near a Decathlon store so if anyone has any good buys in the last year or so please can you shout up?

    I seem to recall a post for waterproof mitts?...
  18. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    This is what I'm going to do next time I visit my Son in Sheffield.

    Buy another one of these MH500 Mountain Hiking fleece and one of these down jackets.

    Also when you're in there have a look at the "NABAIJI Microfibre Towels". I have one that I've cut into 40cm x 40 cm squares and use it as a "face cloth" along with one a bit bigger. If you get a chance to have a shower you can get fully dry with the two of them. Use the smaller one to mop off the water and the bigger one to completely dry. Useful for drying feet off at the end of the day as well.
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  19. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

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  20. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Ultralighter

    Thats the pair I have, maybe worn them once as there just hasn't been a need, but the wife used them yesterday up on top of a cold white ish hill to keep the wind chill off, her hands were chankin in her gloves, the extra layer made a big difference.
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  21. Daymoth

    Daymoth Ultralighter

    I have the mitts, love them.
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  22. lentenrose

    lentenrose Trail Blazer

    very well made mitts but terrible sizing ----bought size med/large but smaller than my terra nova hand bags size small ----- cuffs so tight can t anything on except very small liner gloves----- just to give an idea -----my hands are small and and my liner gloves are marmot ladies xsmall-----delivery was 2 weeks
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2019
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  23. Daymoth

    Daymoth Ultralighter

    Huh sounds like their sizing is all over the place then. I have small hands and found the sizing good, i just wear liners underneath though. Ive heard this on decathlon before, same item random sizing.
  24. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    That's interesting. I normally wear size L gloves and have both size M/L and XL/2XL, the former is a great fit over thick liner gloves (Rab Power Stretch Pro Contact Gloves in size L) while the latter has room to spare with glove and fleece mittens.

    I believe Decathlon is like Ikea: same product made by a number of suppliers with very slight differences.
  25. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    I just came out of Brighton Decathlon. Wow, so rubbish service. I was after some gas and flip flops. I was told there flip flops are on certain area, but they weren’t and then told they were out of stock. I struggled to get their wifi working and found out online there were 4 pairs in stock. Showed this to sales person and was taken for a walk only to be told they must be out. So I asked for gas cartridges. No stock, you have to order online. I told them it says online that they are only available in-store, yet he insisted to order. So I walked out empty handed. Off to Cotswold for some gas.

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