I have been using this backpack for a close to 6 months. Quality wise I'm surprised, been tested to all extreme conditions, still top notch, the only con's I felt was the strap become loose. if you try to do some adventurous climbing with the backpack, you are screwed. and the map pouch is usable, but not recommended as it gonna be hectic while trekking for hours.
But I would recommend this product. Bang for the buck. Normal trekking in happy. If you know how to pack your bag properly, you know what I'm telling. you could carry a lot than you imagine. Quality wise till date is amazing.
Solder strap comfortable
comfortable waist strap.
Axis works very will and shock absorbers are great.
Top bag is 500Gms and completely not full.
the Side water holder gets torn easily.
Thin skin and not rigged
Side pockets are almost not usable
Not good for rugged use and mountain hiking.
Aluminum back support bends easily.
I have been using this rucksack last four or five months and I have completed four tours. Clothes are tearing near stitches.
Thanks for writing this review on the Quechua Symbium 70+10 Backpack. I am sorry to hear that the bag didn't meet your expectations.
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Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
Hello Friends, I do around 20-25 trek a year, I have a whole range of Quechua Hiking Rucksack. The all I want to say about this symbium access 70+10 is this is the best Rucksack available in india just at 9999. I purchased it before 30months when it was launch @ 11999 still I feel that I got value for the money product. I did my whole roadies journey with this rucksack it's simply awesome. I appreciate Quechua team.
Well engineered back bag for hikers. Light weight... Good enough for a week long hiking..
This rucksack is great however not value worth money, the height adjustment strap doesn't stay fixed after we adjust it. Also the other straps do not stay fixed it loosens while walking and I had to adjust it after every 30mins during trek. I'd recommend this trekking backpack for 10-12 days however decathlon should do quality checks before bringing the product into store specially the straps, stitches and other functions of the bag.
This is a good back with good amount of space.
The material is very tough
All accessible pockets are placed well
Backpack is really comfortable on shoulders
The concerns I have
The bag slides down the waist sometime
The height adjuster doesn't stay constant
If you set to particular height, it changes and goes to a higher one because of which the bag slides down the waist.
I haven't checked the waterproofing quality yet
Overall its a good back pack which could have been the best
This is a good back with good amount of space. The
The bag slides down the waist sometime The height
In life, I have made many mistakes, but nothing comes close to buying the 'SYMBIUM ACCESS 70+10L MEN HIKING BACKPACK NAVY BLUE'.
I will tell you why:
1) The entire phenomenon of 'Symbium Access' is flawed, the lower centre where the strap is placed can only be adjusted in one direction, that is downwards. If you want the entire shoulder strap to be fixed at a stationary upward position, you can't. The moment you'll start with your trek, it'll start to jerk your back, and in a matter of seconds will loosen up while descending.
2) The upper portion (the 10L bag) that is attached at the top, which can be brought in front; is supported by elastic that keeps on shuffling with each and every movement while trekking, making the walk almost impossible owing to its excessive weight. The only way out is to forcibly, bring it to the front and attach it to the clip on the waist and ensure that you keep the pocket(10 L bag) empty.
3) Last, but definitely not the least is the 'waterproofing', there is practically nothing preventing the clothes inside. In a matter of 8-12 minutes of light rain, the only time I took to put on the cover to protect the bag, the clothes were drenched, and I literally mean 'drenched', not moist. I was surprised at the end of the trek when I opened the rucksack and saw that most of my clothes were wet and there was practically nothing for me to change.
far too many to count
Thank you for taking time in reviewing the Symbium Access Backpack. I am sorry to hear that you found the backpack uncomfortable.
At Quechua, our products are always focused on the user's needs and feedback. We develop, create and test the products in the field with users and experts, along with the standard laboratory testing. Here is a video of how we come up with these backpacks.
I have already provided your valuable feedback to the product engineer who is redesigning the future range of backpacks. In the meantime, thanks to our customer satisfaction policy, you can get your backpack exchanged in any of the Decathlon stores.
Also, if you are around Bangalore I invite you to Decathlon Anubhava to exchange thoughts and ideas on features that you think a future backpack should have.
Please feel free to reach me in case you require any other assistance.
Many thanks & regards,
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
You can add slider also.
Liked the height adjustment. You can adjust it for a man of 1.7 m to 2 m (5'.5" to 6'5". The weight distribution part is workable and you can remove the part that's on the top. We used it as our hand baggage while going abroad and on reaching just attached it to the backpack again. The front zip is very helpful if you are living out of your backpack for a few days. It is comfortable to carry. Also if you want to attach mats and accessories, it has the provision.
Height adjust Wght distrbutn Zip for bag access