Action no.1: renting sports equipment
On average over a season (May to September), a rented tent will be used 50 days by 10 people, whereas a purchased tent will only be used 5 days by 1 or 2 people. To date, even taking into account return shipments of rental packs, the life cycle analysis of a rented product proves that it has 40% less impact than a new product purchased (unless the new product is used very regularly). For us, renting equipment is therefore an obvious choice and, in addition, allows us to take advantage of top-of-the-range equipment without cluttering our cupboards. This is also about making sport affordable!
This is why, as of 2019, Forclaz is launching a rental platform for bivouac equipment in France. Expected by many sportsmen, this service is quickly becoming a success!
The project was then expanded with catalogues from Quechua, Simond, Itiwit and Solognac to offer equipment for camping, vanlife, mountaineering, kayaking, stand up paddle and bushcraft. Delivery can be made to your home, to shops offering the service, to a relay point or directly to a partner campsite to avoid having to carry your equipment the whole way.
The rental service is also available in many other countries (Belgium, Italy, etc.), so you can expand your horizons!
Although today our catalogue of products available for rental is limited, it is because we have chosen to move forward step by step, laying solid foundations for the project to develop in a sustainable way, with a quality service. It will gradually be enriched with a multitude of other Decathlon products to accompany sportsmen and women who love the great outdoors.
After each season, we refurbish the products that have been rented enough to sell them at very affordable prices on our second-hand platform. This allows us to take our circular economy approach to the extreme.