Decathlon recommendations

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

  1. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Thanks all.
  2. Daymoth

    Daymoth Ultralighter

    I also have their wetsuit shortie, climbing helmet and other random sports stuff and have no complaints.
  3. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I used one of their climbing helmets on a course recently. The instructor was saying that they are as good as the expensive brands.
  4. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Something like a climbing helmet has to pass stringent testing to be allowed for sale so not really surprised.
    There's probably lots of Decathlon stuff that's performs well & is good value....pity the nearest one is >150mls away
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  5. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Most things branded Simond are pretty good, Simond being a mountaineering brand that was bought by Decathlon but which retains some autonomy.
  6. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    and self-respect?
  7. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

  8. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Decathlon is not seen as a 'cheap n nasty' outlet, so I'm sure its regained its status.

    I would probably buy more if their website wasn't such a maze to navigate. A trip to the nearest store is an hour's drive on motorways...we sometimes combine it with a visit to Ikea to make it a day trip.

    (Meatballs! :p)
  9. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    After my visit to Brighton one, I was surely left with that impression. Appalling service. :eek:
  10. Daymoth

    Daymoth Ultralighter

    Im not surprised. All of the spanish and french mountaineers use their stuff.
  11. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Section Hiker

    Last edited: Dec 20, 2019

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