Well engineered back bag for hikers. Light weight... Good enough for a week long hiking..
The bag quality is extremely poor and unsatisfying. Was not expecting this from such a reputed brand " Quechua". The material used in making the bag is not even price worth it. Shoulders pain upon carrying it for some time unlike being told. Pure waste of money. Am extremely unsatisfied by this product.
Thank you for your Feedback on the Symbium Trekking Backpack. We regret to hear that you are not happy with the quality of the product. All our backpacks are tested by real users like you in the field as well as we conduct a series of tests in the laboratory to ensure our user's comfort while they are in the mountains. This is why are able to provide 10 years warranty on all our Hiking & Trekking Backpacks.
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Also, we have used rip-stop fabric in the Symbium backpacks Series. However, if you are still not happy with the product, kindly take the backpack to your nearest Decathlon store, and the team would be more than happy to assist you on this.
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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
i used this rucksack in basic mountaineering course. i must say i was very pleased with its performance. the fabric torn a bit in the end. but nothing major. worth buying.
good comfort, lots of pockets, durable
the fabric needs to be tougher and reinforced
I have taken this bag on a 10 day hike around Iceland and was lucky enough to test it in good and bad weather. The bag was useful but not satisfactory.
The belt system is very comfortable and flexible and the double adjustable buckle keeps the straps tight and I did not have to touch them much after starting each day even with a fully loaded bag (20KG weight/65L Volume). The shoulder straps were very comfortable too and the adjustable back system stayed fixed, I am 5ft11 and settled in nicely.
Cons - Poor Design:
I was looking forward to using the chest pack but it was dissapointing. If you put any weight in the bag it sags, as the connecting straps cannot be fixed, I would have expected some sort of auto lock similar to what you would get on a seat belt but this was not the case.
The extendable top cover also means that when loaded it sags.The adjusting clips stretch forward instead of towards the back which means when trying the fit the rain cover it has no edge to wrap around.
When the bag is full the rain cover does not cover the whole bag. I had to empty the side pockets and it was still a tight squeeze. This should have been tested. Also make sure the bottom sleeping bag compartment is packed otherwise the rain cover would not hold, that's just poor design.
The bag has a ice axe strap but I doubt I will use the bag for a moutaineering trip. The profile of the rucksack means when packed the centre of gravity sits farther away from the back and would not be good for balance.
All in all if you need a nice compact 70L bag it's ok but not worth the price tag. The top section really needs more attention to details and the rain cover should be more generous especially as the top pouch is extendable.
I al using it forward à couple of years now. My back never Hurts, even when filling it really heavy. Best buurt of backpack i could have made. I couldn't select more than à year bit u have it for some years now