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Where to purchase an altus rain poncho in Lisbon?

Jean Ti

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I will be in Lisbon on november 11 and I am trying to locate a store to purchase an Altus rain poncho?

I found 2 places in Canada to purchase one but they are twice the price here including tax. I notice that in Spain including the vat they are half price.

Do you have any suggestions were I could purchase one on arrival in Lisbon

Thank you for your help!
 

jungleboy

Nick
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Madrid 2019
Kumano Kodo 2019
I don’t know where you can specifically get that poncho, but I would try Decathlon first. A branch close to the city centre is mapped below, and if you have no luck there, El Corte Inglés next door also has an outdoor/camping section. Boa sorte!

Decathlon Lisboa
Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 29, 1050-251 Lisboa, Portugal
+351 21 370 0140
 

peregrina2000

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I recently bought an “Altus look-alike” in the Lisbon Decathlon. It was about 30 euros. I have not yet used it, and I don’t see any tag with information about how much water it repels, etc. The material seems less plastic and more like nylon than the Altus, but I have no idea how it will work in the rain. The price was less than half what I paid for my ancient Altus, so I don’t expect miracles.
 

Jean Ti

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Camino(s) past & future
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I will check both the Decathlon and the Altus for the value. The Decathlon is an asian product and Altus is made in Spain. I wonder if the asian product will last more than one camino?

What do you think?
 

peregrina2000

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I will check both the Decathlon and the Altus for the value. The Decathlon is an asian product and Altus is made in Spain. I wonder if the asian product will last more than one camino?

What do you think?
The Decathlon doesn’t sell the Altus, at least not that I have ever seen. I have no idea about the durability. I know a lot of people who swear by Decathlon products but I have not had good luck with them. I just decided to try the poncho because my Altus is really old. All of these ponchos make me sweat, so my expectations are pretty low — I just want my pack to stay dry.
 

Jean Ti

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I purchase 2 products at Decathlon the price were low and the quality...also Both products just last for one Camino...

I will not help in saving the planet buying things that does not last!
 

surya8

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Camino(s) past & future
Portugues Central and Coastal 2017 & 2019; Portugues Interior, Sanabres, Fisterra & Muxia 2018
I purchase 2 products at Decathlon the price were low and the quality...also Both products just last for one Camino...

I will not help in saving the planet buying things that does not last!
Hm, I got a rain cap that covers the backpack from Decathlon for about 20 euros, lasted me 4 Caminos, served well in the drizzles and torrential downpours. The only thing is that it's not very comfortable to put on on your own over the backpack, better to have some help if you are not a yogi :) But even that's not bad as you develope a routine, so it just needs some training. Will be using for the next decade as well :)
Also got Kalenji trail runners there 1 day before starting the Camino, not a single blister for two Caminos, walked/swam in the rain a lot in them :) They look almost brand new after 900+km, will walk my next Caminos in them.
 

La Brique Jaune

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2017: SJPDP to Finisterre
(202?): I hope and need to
I saw you are from canada and you are french. So maybe your live near Montréal ?
I bought my Altus Poncho at "La tienda d'ici a Compostelle". I don't have commercial interest

Bon Chemin.
 

Jean Ti

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I saw you are from canada and you are french. So maybe your live near Montréal ?
I bought my Altus Poncho at "La tienda d'ici a Compostelle". I don't have commercial interest

Bon Chemin.
I purchase one Altus poncho at La tienda in Montrea two days agol! I am glad I did, thank you!!!
 

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