Forclaz 40 Air Hiking Backpack - Dark Blue

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QUECHUA

Made for day hikers or TREKKING with assistance.
40 L: 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 1030 g/filled bag dimensions: h 67 * l 29 * d 25
Carrying comfortThumb rests,. Load boosters, Stomach support belt
VentilationVery ventilated back (AirCooling label).manages back perspiration
Multiple compartmentsPockets: 1 ext, 1 int, 2 mesh side pockets,1 belt pocket,
Abrasion resistance10-year warranty
Environmental impactLife cycle comparison: Backpack - sustainability.decathlon.com
Warranty10 Years
Technical Information

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Backpack technical tests.
We carry out laboratory tests to check components: fabrics, buckles, straps, foam, zips... For example, with fabrics: resistance to rubbing, tearing, colour-fastness under UV rays, washing, waterproofing...A test on the final product which speeds up the effects of impact on the backpack over the years, to check resistance of the assemblies: with ballasts, they are placed on a mannequin and the movements which accompany quick walking over thousands of cycles are reproduced.
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10-year warranty, technical partner
The heavy clothing research and development service, a partner of Quechua, overseeing the research and approval of components and assemblies, completed tests simulating ageing of backpacks. These tests focused on the components, seams and the end product. The results enable Quechua and DECATHLON to guarantee these tested bags for 10 years from the purchase date on the till receipt.
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10-year warranty conditions
The warranty covers backpack defaults, with the exception of those resulting from standard wear and tear and abnormal usage conditions. This special 10-year warranty will only be applied upon presentation of the product and till receipt, and where the product is covered by the warranty, it will be repaired or exchanged free of charge. This commercial warranty does not exclude applicable legal warranties dependent on the country and/or State.
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How is bag volume measured?
The volume of each backpack is measured using a standard method: small balls are used to fill the main compartment as well as each pocket. We then empty the balls into a graduated container which provides the equivalent volume in litres with a tolerance ranging a couple of %. The weight when empty is that displayed by our reference sample. There may be slight variations.
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How do I adjust my backpack?
FIRSTLY, LOOSEN all the buckles (straps, belt, load boosters). PUT ON THE BAG. For bags of 50 l and more, PLACE THE BELT ON THE HIPS (it must cover the pelvic iliac bones) AND TIGHTEN IT. For smaller volumes, place around the waist. TIGHTEN THE STRAP BUCKLES. Finally, ADJUST THE LOAD BOOSTERS to your liking.
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How do I adjust my backpack height?
Adjust the height and then adjust the bag (see. "How do I adjust my backpack?"). With the belt on the pelvis, the straps should cover the front of your shoulders, and the load boosters (the height of which can also be adjusted) to make an angle of about 45° (they must not be horizontal or vertical). When trying on, if the back is too short or long, readjust and retry, until you are happy with it.
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How do I fill my backpack?
Place sleeping equipment at the bottom. Place heavy materials near the back (tent, camping stove, food). Clothing should be placed around them. The ground sheet should be placed under the flap, the tent should be placed under the bag where there is no space inside. Keep waterproof jackets and fleece close to hand. Small items will be divided amongst the pockets (sun cream, card, glasses...). The water pocket is generally placed in the compartment which runs 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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No pouches and not user friendly
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Need much more pouches
Response of the brand
Hi Satish,

Thanks for sharing this feedback with us. Forclaz 40 Air is designed to keep it lighter and breathable with 1 outer, 1 inside , 2 mesh side pockets and 1 waist pocket. We are sorry that this product didn't match your requirement. You can always go to the nearest decathlon store and exchange your backpack with the upgraded version of this backpack, Forclaz 40 Air+ which has 2 outer, 1 inside, 2 net side and 2 waist pockets.  
Please find the link to the product: http://www.decathlon.in/p/8300764_forclaz-40-air-hiking-backpack-black-ochre.html

I remain available in case you need any help.

Thanks & Regards,
Varun Nair E-Sport Manager DECATHLON
Great value for the price
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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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