Forclaz 40 Junior Backpack, a backpack so you can hike just like the adults.



Made for children from 12 to 16 years of age hiking for 1 or 2 days or staying on a camp-site.
A Junior backpack for multiple day hiking or to take on holiday.

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CapacityVolume:43 Litres/weight: 1350 g/size of filled backpack: H 63 L 29 D 26
Carrying comfortFoam back and straps, suitable for teens with load booster
Multiple compartmentsPockets: 1 int, 2 ext, 1 waist. Pole-holders. Front mesh. Front access.
Abrasion resistance10 year warranty
Warranty10 Years
Technical Information

All our backpacks undergo comfort and use tests carried out by users who are representative of our target market, in conditions identical to those found in typical use. Our Field Test Missions team up the product manager with people who aren't affiliated with QUECHUA, to test, improve, and validate our products.
Backpack technical tests.
We carry out laboratory tests to check components: fabrics, buckles, straps, foam, zips... For example, with fabrics: resistance to abrasions, tears, colour-fastness when exposed to UV rays, when washing, waterproofing... A test on the end product which reproduces the impact to which the backpack is exposed over the years is used to check the resistance of assemblies: it is placed, filled with ballasts, on a mannequin which mimics the actions when walking quickly, over thousands of cycles.
10 year warranty, technical warranty
The Component Brand, Strenfit, a partner of Quechua overseeing the research and checking of components and assemblies, completed tests simulating the ageing of backpacks. These tests focused on components, seams and the end product. The results allow Quechua and Strenfit to guarantee the tested backpacks for 10 years beginning from the purchase date on the till receipt.
10 year warranty, conditions
The warranty covers backpack defects, with the exception of those resulting from standard wear and tear and abnormal conditions of use. This special 10-year warranty will only be issued upon presentation of the product and till receipt, if the product is covered by the warranty, it will be repaired or exchanged free of charge. This commercial warranty does not exclude legal warranties applicable dependent on the country and/or State.
How is the backpack volume measured?
A standard method is used to measure the volume of each backpack: we use small balls to fill the main compartment and all pockets. Then we empty the balls into a graduated container which provides the equivalent volume in litres. The weight when empty corresponds to our reference sample. This may vary slightly.
How do I adjust my backpack?
FIRSTLY, LOOSEN all the straps (shoulder straps, belt, load boosters). PUT ON THE BACKPACK. With backpacks of 50 l and more, PLACE THE BELT ON HIPS (it should cover the iliac bones of the pelvis) and TIGHTEN IT. For smaller volumes, it should sit on the waist. TIGHTEN THE STRAP BUCKLES. Finally, ADJUST THE LOAD BOOSTERS to suit you.
How do I fill my backpack?
Place sleeping items at the bottom. Place heavy materials close to your back (tent, camping stove, food). Clothing are placed around this. The floor mat can be placed under the flap, the tent under the backpack if there is no space inside. Keep a waterproof jacket and fleece to hand. Use the pockets to divide "small" items required during the day (sun cream, card, glasses...). The water pocket is provided in the specified compartment generally down the backpack.
Environmental measures
Decathlon alongside Quechua has chosen to inform you on the environmental impact of hiking backpacks across the entire life cycle. This work follows on from an experiment started in July 2011 alongside the French Ministry of Ecology. ABCDE scores are assigned following a comparison of Quechua backpacks only. Details of this project and the calculation methods are available at
DurationMultiple days

Litres40 L

ComfortAdjustable, breath. back

Water pouch poCompatible

Rain coverAvailable separately
Information / Concept / Technology
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Stockage tips
Store the backpack in a dry place.

Maintenance tips
To ensure fabrics conserve their properties (primarily the waterproofing), we do not recommend backpacks are washed in the machine or placed in the tumble-dryer, dry-cleaned or washed with bleach. Do not iron. To wash your backpack by hand, we recommend you use warm, soapy water and a brush. After a few years, you can restore the waterproofness of the fabric with a "waterproofing" spray.


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Idle for 2-4 day Hiking
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I am adult and i bought this bag in addition to my 70L which turns out to be too big for weekend or 2-4 day packing.This is idle one with Pole strings and few small pockets.Not too big not too small just serves the purpose.
Front opening of bag
No rain cover or option to buy it
Great 1st bag
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I bought this for my 11year old. Little bit big but she continues to grow so be soon the perfect size for her. We haven't fully tested it out with her full camping gear but so far so good.

My only 2 downsides are the full front zip opening to the bag and no raincover or option to buy on that fits perfectly. I rated it 4 stars mainly due to not fully testing it out yet but will be doing shortly.
Size, padding, quality
Full front zip opening, no raincover
It is a brilliant backpack
Used for More than 2 years
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