It seems there is a massive design flaw with this particular backpack, in that the back plate digs into ones back when worn. Maybe this isn't a problem for someone who is 5'8 or less, but anyone taller will surely have the same issue. It's unbearable, and so I'm returning it for that reason.
I wanted something smaller than the Sherpa pack I currently have. Something for day use, not heavy, looks good and basically does the job I ask of it at a great price. Look no further than this bag, I've used it for hiking, walking, cycling, fishing etc.. Nothing it can't do and its comfortable to wear for large amounts of time. Very happy with this pack and I look forward to using it more and more.
Looks, weight, space, functionality
Great bag, not too expensive, good size, very practical, love the design. Very happy with my purchase!
I bought one and I had to return it. It is probably a good backpack for someone on the short side, but if you are around 6 feet tall the curved back panel will hit your back towards the bottom and the feeling is not nice at all. I do not know why they added that curve as the bigger model (30l) back is flat and it is way more comfortable. Go figure.
I'm sorry to hear about your inconvenience with the Quechua Forclaz 20 backpack.
I have already forwarded your feedback to our product manager in France.
I would recommend you to try these models with a different back shape:
Reka Engel Angyal UK Market Manager Mountain sports DECATHLON
Really cannot find fault especially at this price. Fit is everything and I'm sure it won't suit everyone but I'm 5'10'' and I ,can adjust the pack to suit me. I feel that some 20/30L packs can have too many features and straps so I really like the uncluttered look of this one. The lid straps also compress the sack and the hip belt can be neatly tucked away in the back clearance when not in use. The back system with the extra clearance at the bottom works well for me. Good padding on shoulder straps and overall materials appear good quality and although not tested look fairly water resistant. Some reviewers have mentioned the lack of a waterproof cover but this is a rare feature on a sack of this size. I prefer waterproofing spray and using dry-bags to keep valuables safe and dry.
Worth giving this bag try and from experience Decathlon returns is very easy with 12 months to send back!
Quality, features, value
None at this price point
This backpack serves as an amazing day pack. Used for city work, it is compact and lightweight. Has comfortable and secure straps. Well thought out design with the user in mind.
Compact and slim. Air vent for back. Inside zip
No base in backpack.
I was looking for a 20 liter pack with clearance around my bag that would allow poles to be carried. This is perfect for my needs, at a good price.
Comfortable and capacious
The airvent really works well and this backpack sits on your hips and dont bother you around the shoulders. It is big enough for summer hillwalking and even for warmer autum days.
Nice product - big enough for summer hillwalking
no rain cover
Would highly recommend
Tough, well made, fantastic value for money!
Need some more pockets and compartments
This backpack was perfect. Would highly recommend it!