FORCLAZ 40 AIR Hiking Backpack Blue

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QUECHUA

Made for

day hikers or TREKKING with assistance.
40L: Vented back. Air Cooling label: The product's capacity to enhance air circulation to limit warmth and moisture

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Advantage
CapacityVolume: 40.5 litres/Weight: 1030g / Full pack dimensions (cm):H 67 x W 29 x D 25
Multiple compartmentsPockets: 1 outer, 1 inside backpack, 2 net Side pockets, 1 waist pocket,
VentilationBack breathes well (AirCooling label). regulates back perspiration
Carrying comfortThumb loops.Load adjuster straps,Belt,
Abrasion resistance10-year guarantee
Environmental impactLife cycle comparison: Backpack - sustainability.decathlon.com
Warranty10 Years
Technical Information

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Backpack technical tests.
The finished product is tested by simulating the treatment to which it may be subjected over several years, to assess the strength of the assembly. 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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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Adjusting your backpack height?
Set the bag for the height you think will be correct 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 and try again until you are satisfied.
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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.
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A score for comparing products' environmental impact
The product's environmental impact is calculated across its entire life cycle using different indicators. An overall ABCDE score is attributed to help you more readily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing the same type of product (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.) Decathlon is committed to visually displaying environmental information. For more information visit http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
characteristic
DurationAll day

Volume40 L

ComfortVentilated back

AdjustmentSimple

Water bladderCompatible

Rain coverSold separately
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Inner fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Outer fabric : 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.

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.

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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I needed to change my very very old bag to go hiking in Wales and Lake District. Was looking for a comfortable, affordable, practical backpack. Was not disappointed at all with this one. Only downside is that with lot of weight in it the objects tends to go very low (the bottom of the bag is not rigid enough I would say), not very important but can get annoying when climbing rocks and high slopes.
Comfort, color, price
Good quality rucksack
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Bought this as a day rucksack for a 2 week holiday to the lakes. Had plenty of room for my stuff plus everything the kids couldn't carry. Comfortable straps across the shoulders and reasonable cooling across the back.
Lots of pockets/space
Great value, one drawback
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Pretty much perfect, only drawback is if you want to use it for cycling (as I do), the top of the bag is very stiff and can dig into your neck if you have the shoulder straps too tight. Aside from this, fantastic value.
Good bag, could do with some more section
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I bought this bag as a 'day trip' bag to keep coats/lunch/drinks/snacks etc in when our family of 4 went on days out.
Overall it fits the bill fine with its large compartment inside.

However i would have liked to be able to store some things separately inside the main bit as when your searching for something you may have to take half the stuff out that has piled on top in the meantime.
Large space inside, so far its been waterproof.
Lack of compartments
Garry sands
The strap holders need padding under them the plastick tends to dig into the skin not comfortable
Response of the brand
Dear Sir,
I'm sorry to hear about your inconvenience with this product. I have already forwarded your feedback to our product manager in France.
You can return your Quechua Backpack to your closest store or if you purchased online via the online process for an exchange or refund.
I would recommend you another Backpack which has a lot of extra technical feature:
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/jorasses-40-climbing-mountaineering-backpack-blue-id_8241621.html
Kind regards,
Reka Engel Angyal UK Market Manager Mountain sports DECATHLON
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