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How We Deliver High-Quality Gear at Affordable Prices

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How We Deliver High-Quality Gear at Affordable Prices

At Decathlon, we're 100% dedicated to optimizing costs for every sport user so we can offer you quality products at the lowest price. This way, sports can be accessible to everyone.

decathlon arpenaz 10LOur commitments are reflected in our product design, like our Arpenaz 10 litre backpack - a best-seller since 2008. Reducing the number of stitching panels from 21 to 8 means less material used, fewer assembly lines and more articles that can fit into each carton for shipment. Drastically reducing packaging and waste has the double benefit of keeping the cost down for our customers while reducing our environmental impact.

After an innovative redesign process, making it easier to manufacture and reduce material usage, resulting in lowered transport costs. With thorough product design and material selection, we provide a promise of quality in the Arpenaz 10L backpack, guaranteeing it for 10 years.

Our backpacks undergo various comprehensive tests: field tests conducted by users and product engineers, as well as lab tests to ensure lasting product durability. These tests evaluate the seam and assembly strength of your bag, attesting to product reliability and validating quality built to last through all your future adventures.

arpenaz 10 test

Our packs are designed with materials selected for their technical qualities, then measured on several factors. For example, environmental impact is systematically calculated so we can continue to minimize our footprint within the fabrics selected. Every material is tested one-by-one then recorded internally, measuring long-term results and environmental friendliness so we can "score" materials and guarantee reliability.

We design and develop products created for mountain sports at Decathlon Group's international centre in France. A team of fifteen engineers, garment makers, and designers work year-round to design backpacks of future collections based primarily on one key criterion: the needs and desires of avid hikers.

decathlon arpenaz hikers

That's why we test our bags with experienced hikers on the trails around Mont Blanc. Our product development process integrates hands-on hiking experiences and follows the input of different users. These tests allow us to check the comfort and practicality of the bags during excursions of varying lengths while collecting live feedback on the products. Designers and engineers are able to interact directly with hikers, as well as collect observations so they can continue to innovate for you.


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Superior quality. Unbeatable prices.

For 40 years, Decathlon has delivered the best value in the retail sports industry by offering high-quality, sustainable and cost-effective products.

Decathlon makes the difference
  1. product-research

    Research and development

    delivers high-quality cost-effective product

  2. State-of-the-art production processes

    minimize manufacturing costs

  3. Optimized supply chain

    reduces retail prices

  4. laptop-checkout

    Minimal retail footprint

    lowers overhead and indirect costs