Symbium ACCESS 70+10L trekking backpack: Quechua's most comfortable backpack

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QUECHUA

Made for Hikers who need a very comfortable backpack for trekking while carrying heavy loads.
A trekking backpack, with maximum wearing comfort: symbium concept: adapts to walkers' movements and prevents the backpack swaying. Very practical access pocket.

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Advantage
Carrying comfortFoam for ventilation and comfort for male body shape: symbium technology
Multiple compartmentsPockets:3 ext., 1 int., 2 belts. Pole/ice axe loops. Bottom access, compartments
Durability10-year warranty Very robust thanks to its fabrics and reinforced seams.
Capacityvolume: 70L + a 10L pocket on top of the bag. Weight: 2.850 kg
Environmental impactLife cycle comparison: Backpack - sustainability.decathlon.com
Warranty10 Years
Technical Information

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How to pack a backpack?
How to pack a backpack? Put your bedding at the bottom. Carry heavy gear (tent, stove, food) closest to your back. Pack your clothes around these items. The floor mat can be packed under the flap, and the tent under the backpack if there was no more space inside to put it in. Keep a rainproof jacket and fleece close at hand. Put small, daily use items (sun cream, maps, glasses etc.) in the pockets. Put the water bladder in the compartment provided
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How to adjust your backpack?
FIRST, LOOSEN all straps (shoulder straps, belt straps, load adjuster straps). PUT THE BACKPACK ON. For backpacks with a capacity of 50 L or more, PLACE THE HIP BELT CORRECTLY (it should sit over the pelvis) and TIGHTEN IT. For smaller backpacks, the hip belt should be placed around the waist. TIGHTEN THE SHOULDER STRAPS. Finally, ADJUST THE LOAD ADJUSTER STRAPS as needed.
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How to adjust your backpack height?
Set the bag at a height you think will be OK and then adjust it (see. "Adjusting your backpack"). With the belt on your pelvis, put the straps around the front part of your shoulders and the load adjuster straps (which are sometimes also height-adjustable) at an angle of around 45° (they should never be horizontal or vertical). When trying it on, if the back seems too short or too long, readjust it and try again until you are satisfied.
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The Symbium Access system
The Symbium Access combines the advantages of the Symbium system that enables freedom of movement thanks to the waist adjustment around the lumbar region. it is also equipped with the Access System: 1 pocket that can be easily moved to the front of the upper body: providing easy access to many items while walking, possibility of easily reading a map. This also allows you to shift some of the weight to the front,: helps the hiker to have a straighter back and a more normal stance.
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How is backpack volume measured?
The volume of each backpack is measured using a standardised method: we fill the main compartment as well as each pocket with little balls. Then, we empty these balls into a graduated container, which gives the equivalent volume in litres, with a margin of a few %. The weight indicated is that of our benchmark sample. There may be slight variations.
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10-year warranty, conditions
The warranty covers any backpack defects, except those caused by normal wear and tear and improper use. This special 10-year warranty will only be granted if the product and sales receipt is shown. If the product is under warranty, it will be repaired or exchanged for free. This commercial warranty does not affect any statutory warranties that are applicable in the country of purchase.
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A note to compare the environmental impact of the products
The environmental impacts of the product are calculated throughout its lifecycle and with different indicators. An ABCDE global grade is performed to help you easily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing the products of the same type among them (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks...). Decathlon is a voluntary player of this environmental labelling approach. For more info: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
characteristic
DurationOver 3 days

Volume80 L

ComfortUltra comfort back

AdjustmentAdjustable back + Symbium

Water bladderCompatible

Rain coverBuilt in
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyamide (PA) Yoke : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Product test
All our backpacks are tested in the field by users who represent the target market under conditions identical to those found in typical use. Our Field Test Missions team up our product managers with people not affiliated with QUECHUA to test, improve and validate our products.

Stockage tips
Store your bag in a dry place.

Reviews

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A Good back pack which could have been the Best
Used for 7 to 12 months
This is a good back with good amount of space.
The material is very tough
All accessible pockets are placed well
Backpack is really comfortable on shoulders

The concerns I have
The bag slides down the waist sometime
The height adjuster doesn't stay constant
If you set to particular height, it changes and goes to a higher one because of which the bag slides down the waist.

I haven't checked the waterproofing quality yet

Overall its a good back pack which could have been the best
This is a good back with good amount of space. The
The bag slides down the waist sometime The height
Crappy Bag, crappy customer service
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
In life, I have made many mistakes, but nothing comes close to buying the 'SYMBIUM ACCESS 70+10L MEN HIKING BACKPACK NAVY BLUE'.

I will tell you why:

1) The entire phenomenon of 'Symbium Access' is flawed, the lower centre where the strap is placed can only be adjusted in one direction, that is downwards. If you want the entire shoulder strap to be fixed at a stationary upward position, you can't. The moment you'll start with your trek, it'll start to jerk your back, and in a matter of seconds will loosen up while descending.

2) The upper portion (the 10L bag) that is attached at the top, which can be brought in front; is supported by elastic that keeps on shuffling with each and every movement while trekking, making the walk almost impossible owing to its excessive weight. The only way out is to forcibly, bring it to the front and attach it to the clip on the waist and ensure that you keep the pocket(10 L bag) empty.

3) Last, but definitely not the least is the 'waterproofing', there is practically nothing preventing the clothes inside. In a matter of 8-12 minutes of light rain, the only time I took to put on the cover to protect the bag, the clothes were drenched, and I literally mean 'drenched', not moist. I was surprised at the end of the trek when I opened the rucksack and saw that most of my clothes were wet and there was practically nothing for me to change.
None
far too many to count
Response of the brand
Hi Apoorv,

Thank you for taking time in reviewing the Symbium Access Backpack. I am sorry to hear that you found the backpack uncomfortable.
At Quechua, our products are always focused on the user's needs and feedback. We develop, create and test the products in the field with users and experts, along with the standard laboratory testing. Here is a video of how we come up with these backpacks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yEgpNx8L5o&list=PLIZaXMUrOOZfY56B7HJyWtrRDZ0ncjmxU&index=4

I have already provided your valuable feedback to the product engineer who is redesigning the future range of backpacks.  In the meantime, thanks to our customer satisfaction policy, you can get your backpack exchanged in any of the Decathlon stores.

Also, if you are around Bangalore I invite you to Decathlon Anubhava to exchange thoughts and ideas on features that you think a future backpack should have. 
Please feel free to reach me in case you require any other assistance.

Many thanks & regards,

Ravindra Charan
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
apoorv found this answer helpful
Comfortable, Light Weight aawesome
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
You can add slider also.
Right thing for long hikes or backpacking
Used for 3 to 6 months
Liked the height adjustment. You can adjust it for a man of 1.7 m to 2 m (5'.5" to 6'5". The weight distribution part is workable and you can remove the part that's on the top. We used it as our hand baggage while going abroad and on reaching just attached it to the backpack again. The front zip is very helpful if you are living out of your backpack for a few days. It is comfortable to carry. Also if you want to attach mats and accessories, it has the provision.
Height adjust Wght distrbutn Zip for bag access
Weight?
review of my symbium 70+!0
Used for More than 1 year
i used this rucksack in basic mountaineering course. i must say i was very pleased with its performance. the fabric torn a bit in the end. but nothing major. worth buying.
good comfort, lots of pockets, durable
the fabric needs to be tougher and reinforced
Innovative. Very comfortable. Better guidance req
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Its complicated. There are a lot of features that work together to make the bag really comfortable. It took me a while to figure it out but when you you do, it works really well. After pouring a glass of water over it....yes its waterproof....apart from the zips....but that was after pooled water on them for 30mins. The top bit again takes some getting used to but is great for putting a camera in for v quick access on the go. Plastic map holder on the underside is genius. The side pockets work really well and are huge. 4th rucksack. Most comfy. Most useful features. Great companion
Sturdy frame. Snug fit. V adjustable.
High adjuster needs a knot in it to stop slippage.
Not very good
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
My previous comments seem to have been moderated so I am trying again. I had to cut a 5 day trip carrying about 17kg short after the rucksack was hurting me so much. The shoulder adjusters kept jamming and could not be set up properly. The waist belt straps kept slipping so the rucksack kept sliding off my hips. The back length adjuster kept slipping resulting in the wrong length ratio. Also the back length adjuster kept jamming into the small of my back. There is nothing to recommend this rucksack.
It has a large capacity
Fit was terrible. Adjusters jammec or slipped
Response of the brand
Hello,

Thanks for getting in touch regarding the Symbium access trekking backpack. I apologise for the discomfort and inconvenience caused by the backpack. I shall pass you comments on to the design team of our backpack range.

Regards 

Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
Alan found this answer helpful
Backpack
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Used for 1 week or less
I have been trying to purchase the ladies version, but to date have been unsuccessful so disappointed as was for a Christmas gift!
Good prompt delivery
Unable to buy the ladies version
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