I have used several bagpacks and first time it is very disappointing.
Side nets are too tights to fit a water bottle.. and front net is too small to keep a hanky will not fit.
Pockets use internal space which reduces the size.
No internal pocket.
It hurt my both shoulders even after all adjustments in 14 km trek.
I missed my 40l bag. :(
Thank you for your feedback on the Forclaz 50 Backpack. We are sorry to hear that you are not comfortable with the backpack. We are re-designing this range of backpacks and I will pass on this feedback to our team. I have attached the "How to pack a backpack" video for your reference. However, if you are still not satisfied with the product, kindly visit any of our stores with the product for an exchange or refund.
I am available in case you have any further queries:)
As u know we are in India, cases of theft and burglary are high. I wanted to keep my bag at the railway station luggage counter but they denied seeing the rope styled zip lockers. I was amazed to see that other brand's backpacks were kept but I was denied because of this. I know that you also have an option to buy safety bag covers for travel purpose. But don't u think it will just add on to the overall weight when we don't want anything to be left behind.
Some other issues.
The side nets are too tight to keep a water bottle.
The left strap kept biting in to my flesh. Not enough padding length! And all the ninjas had very little slack!
Hello Mr Rathore,
Thank you for your feedback on the Forclaz 50 Trekking Backpack. We are really sorry about the unpleasant experience you have had with our product, and we completely understand your disappointment. There are cases in the past that this has happened due to the improper loading or because the height of the backpack is not adjusted as per your size. I have included links for your reference to help you with this. However, if you still feel the padding is not sufficient, you can visit any of our stores to have it exchanged or refunded.
How to Pack your Backpack: http://blog.decathlon.in/how-to-pack-your-backpack-pack-lighter-go-further/
How to Adjust the height of your backpack: http://bcove.me/wxhbhaov
The bag is very good with strong and sturdy built. It has a few very useful pockets and the design is very convenient. For this size , it stores a lot of things without any trouble.
Have been using it for more than a year and its the perfect bag. Its strong and comfortable. The weight might be on the heavier side for some people but I am ok with it. The only issue is that the choice of color was limited and in this one highlights most of the stains. I carry my tripod with the help of pole loop and its perfect for my 190pro3 tripod. The top can be little shaky if its not properly tightened.
Also can we buy pole loops separately from decathlon ? I could use a few to secure some additional photography gear.
i searched for the perfect volume. Searched for perfect colour . Searched for perfect design and finally got the one backpack which my trek mates suggested me on very first place and that is this one . Value for money perfect look and full fill all the promises .
This is hell of a heavy duty bag. It was fully loaded with innumerable things during my trip for 7days. It tolerated rough handling, jerking and associated mechanical shocks one experience during a travel in extremely crowded place.
I love this bag, because It is so scientifically well balanced that even a 25 kg at the back didn’t feel that way. Walking running sitting, taking sudden turns felt so effortless. Unbelievably well balanced bag. Becomes integral part of your body.
Offsides: 1. no locking system, main vault is easily accessible by anyone . Locking systems comes in higher priced models.
Important: If you are taller than 5'5'', go for 60 litre backpacks. for visiting places for 7 days where you want to keep more shirts, pants associated with warm clothings, you will definitely run out of space. During winter travelling with jackets/warm clothings will definitely be a concern for this volume. Go for 60 litre if you are that tall as I mentioned.
Already recommended 2 Trekking partners. They will purchase it soon before next trek.
Used for 2 major treks in dhauladhars. Jalsu Pass Trek (3500 meters) and Indrahar Pass (4342 meters). Very impressive.
Overall really good backpack with nice features like front opening and used clothes separator inside.
I just bought it before 2 weeks and used it for 4 days trek from Kodai to Munnar in South india. (I also bought v.good teenz 40L backpack for my teenage daughter along with lots of other great stuff..).
Quality of the sack is real good...sturdy material and many pockets..
But for me I am not fully satisfied mainly for following reason:
Weight: I wish I have lighter backpack instead of this one.
I could not enjoy my trek fully due to this issue...
Can Decathlon Help Me...and Exchange my backpack?
I will be glad and delighted if it can be done. Please.