FORCLAZ 40 Junior, a backpack for hiking like a grown up.

8330978

QUECHUA

Made for

children aged 12 to 16 years going hiking for 1 to 2 days or for staying at Camp.
A Junior backpack for hiking over several days or for taking with you on summer camp.

stock in stores

  • StoreQuantity

view all stores

Advantage
CapacityVolume:43 Litres / weight: 1350g / bag size when full:h 63 L 29 D 26
Multiple compartmentsPockets: 1 inner, 2 outer, 1 belt. Pole loops. Front mesh. Front access.
Easy transportFoam-padded back and straps designed for children. Chest strapLoad adj. straps
Abrasion resistance10-year guarantee
Warranty10 Years
Technical Information

1
USE 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.
2
Backpack technical tests.
Backpack components are approved in laboratory tests, including fabric, buckles, webbing, foam, zips, etc. Fabrics are tested for resistance to wear, tearing, colour-fastness in UV rays, washing, waterproofing, etc. A final test on the finished product simulates the kind of treatment to which it will be subjected over several years, to assess the strength of the assembly The backpack is weighted, then placed on a dummy which reproduces the movement of fast walking through thousands of cycles.
3
This guarantee covers backpack defects, excluding those resulting from normal wear and abnormal use.
The heavy stitching research and development department, Quechua's partner for researching and testing its components and assemblies, conducted tests simulating backpack ageing. These tests were conducted on the components, the seams, and the finished product. As a result of these tests, Quechua can guarantee all bags tested for a duration of 10 years from the date of purchase indicated on the sales receipt.
4
10-year guarantee, conditions
The guarantee covers backpack defects, excluding those resulting from normal wear and abnormal use. This special 10-year guarantee will only be granted upon presentation of the product and sales receipt. If the product is under guarantee, it will be repaired or exchanged for free. This commercial guarantee does not affect any statutory guarantees that are applicable in the country of purchase.
5
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.
6
Environmental measurements
Oxylane, together with Quechua, has decided to inform you of the environmental impact of its hiking backpacks over their entire lifespan. This work follows an experiment that began in July 2011 with the French Ministry of Ecology. Scores ranging from A to E were awarded based on comparisons between Quechua's backpacks only. Details on this project and the calculation methods used are available at http://www.oxylane.com/20/demarche-environnementale
7
How to adjust your backpack
FIRST, LOOSEN all straps (shoulder straps, belt, 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.
8
How to pack a backpack?
Put your bedding at the bottom. Put heavy gear (tent, camp stove, food) near the back. Pack your clothes around these items. and the tent beneath the pack if there is no space inside. Keep a rainproof jacket and fleece close at hand. Place small items for daily use (sun cream, map, glasses etc.) in the pockets. If carrying a hydration pack (water bladder), this should be placed in its special pocket along the back.
characteristic
DurationSeveral days

Volume40 L

ComfortAdjustable and breathable back

Water bladderCompatible

Rain coverAvailable separately
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Stockage tips
Store your bag in a dry place.

Maintenance tips
To ensure materials retain their properties (especially waterproofing), we recommend you do not machine wash, tumble dry, dry clean, or bleach your backpack. Do not iron. To clean your backpack by hand, use warm soapy water and a brush if needed. After a few years of use, you should renew the water repellent properties of the fabric using a waterproofing spray.

Reviews

Sort by:
Idle for 2-4 day Hiking
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I am adult and i bought this bag in addition to my 70L which turns out to be too big for weekend or 2-4 day packing.This is idle one with Pole strings and few small pockets.Not too big not too small just serves the purpose.
Front opening of bag
No rain cover or option to buy it
Great 1st bag
Verified purchase What is a review "Verified purchase" ?

Where review is marked as "Verified purchase" confirmed by Decathlon, this means that we could verify that the client who filed this opinion has purchased the product from us.

We can confirm purchases for the reviews expressed on a request by e-mail after purchase or when the customer has this review from his personal space.

If review is not marked as "Verified purchase", this does not mean that the author's review has no experience with the product may have given his review directly on the site without unique identification, or the product has been offered or paid.

The label "Verified purchase" lets help you judge the reliability of a review.
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I bought this for my 11year old. Little bit big but she continues to grow so be soon the perfect size for her. We haven't fully tested it out with her full camping gear but so far so good.

My only 2 downsides are the full front zip opening to the bag and no raincover or option to buy on that fits perfectly. I rated it 4 stars mainly due to not fully testing it out yet but will be doing shortly.
Size, padding, quality
Full front zip opening, no raincover
It is a brilliant backpack
Used for More than 2 years
BUY THIS BACKPACK!
Everything
Nothing
  • 1