male hikers MOUNTAIN TREKKING for several days in all weather conditions.
Lightweight, carried close to the back, for hikes lasting several days with medium-weight loads. The EasyFit system lets you adjust the bag while wearing it so it fits just right.
A nice hiking and travel backpack with well placed accessories add-on's.
I like the spinal support with acupuncture like prongs.
It would be nice if the lower compartment had a bit more of volume, strengthening of the metal frame and a reduction in price of the product
sturdy with metal frame running along the back
lack of volume in lower compartment;
The bag I wanted needed to be light, spacious, durable and with plenty of features. I finalized on the forclaz 70 easyfit men.
The bag didn't disappoint me. We have travelled together to Sikkim (goecha la and month long mountaineering course), Ladakh(stok kangri) and some monsoon treks in Maharashtra( nalchivaat). This fella has been through a lot but still surprises me with the support and durability it provides. A few scratches here and there but those are battle scars(the ripstop fabric doesn't let the tears and cuts go any bigger). The in built rain cover helped a lot during climbing/crossing waterfalls in Nalchivaat. The 70 liter space was enough for carrying tent, sleeping bag and mat, food, clothes, 2L water and all the other essentials I needed for any of my long trek/expeditions/travels. The gender specific fit was pretty comfortable and easy to adjust too.
Durability, Space, Built-in raincover
None that I know
Great utility and really comfortable to carry
I bought a smaller Osprey Kestrel backpack for my day walks with my DofE groups and l don't think it is a patch on this bag. The many pockets allow you to store a multitude of items that are easy reachable. The zip make getting to the bottom of your bag easy. A great bag at a great price.
Number of compartments and the full main bag zip.