Forclaz 20 Litre Backpack - Black

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QUECHUA

Made for mountain hikers for half or a full day hiking.
20 L Hiking Backpack: our 1st price with a ventilated back for extra comfort! The Air Cooling label means easier air circulation to better control heat and damp.

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Advantage
CapacityVolume: 20 l / Weight: 740 g / Size: H 55 cm, L 28 cm, D 23 cm.
Carrying comfortThumb loops.Stomach support belt.
VentilationVery ventilated back (AirCooling label), which regulates back perspiration.
Multiple compartmentsPockets:1 ext, 1 int, 2 net side pockets, 1 belt pocket.
Abrasion resistance10-year guarantee.
Environmental impactLife cycle comparison: Backpack - sustainability.decathlon.com
Warranty10 Years
Technical Information

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Laboratory test
Backpack components are approved in laboratory tests, includingfabric, buckles, webbing, foam, zips,etc. Fabrics are tested for 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: the backpack is weighted then placed on a dummy which then reproduces the movement of fast walking through thousands of cycles.
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10-year technical partnership guarantee
The heavy stitching research and development department, Quechua's partner for researching and testing its components and assemblies, conducted tests simulating backpack ageing. The tests focused on components, seams and the end product. As a result of these tests, Quechua can guarantee all bags tested for a duration of 10 years from the date of purchase indicated on the sales receipt.
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10-year guarantee, conditions
The guarantee covers any backpack faults, except those caused by normal wear and tear and improper use. This special 10-year guarantee will only be granted upon presentation of the product and sales receipt. If the product is covered by the warranty, it will be repaired free of charge or exchanged. This commercial guarantee does not affect any statutory guarantees that are applicable in the country of purchase.
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How is volume measured?
The volume of each backpack is measured using a standardised method: we fill the main compartment as well as each pocket with little balls. Then we empty these balls into a graduated container, which gives the equivalent volume in litres.
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How to adjust your backpack?
Put your bedding at the bottom. Place heavy gear (tent, camp stove, food) near your back. Pack your clothes around these items. The groundsheet should be placed under the flap and the tent beneath the pack if there is no space inside. Keep a rainproof jacket and fleece close at hand. Place small items for daily use (sun cream, map, glasses etc.) in the pockets. If carrying a hydration pack (water bladder), this should be placed in its special pocket along the back.
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Environmental measurements
The environmental impact of each product is calculated for the product's entire life cycle, using different indicators. A general ABCDE mark is attributed to help you identify the best environmental performance by comparing products to each other (t-shirts, rucksacks, etc). Decathlon is a voluntary supporter of the environmentally-friendly labelling approach.For more information visit: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
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 models are tested by users representative of our target market in conditions identical to those you encounter yourself when using them. We believe that testing in real-life scenarios is the only way to continuously improve the technical suitability and design of our QUECHUA products.

Stockage tips
Store your backpack 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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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Purchased this backpack to start walking days in Scotland’s Munro’s. Excellently comfortable with lots for support and great value for money
Quality and durability
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Used for 3 to 6 months
Very good quality, light and strong. Definitely recommend and value for money.
Impressed
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Used for 3 to 6 months
I bought this for cycling. My previous rucksack was waterproof but heavy so was looking for something a little lighter. This is a good product particularly for the price. A decent capacity - will hold a loaf of bread plus tools and a waterproof if needed. Materials used seem good but isn't waterproof although it wasn't advertised as such either, but seems fine for showers. The formed semi-rigid back panel is good for walking but when cycling tends to press a bit on the lower back. Not uncomfortable though. The straps seem a little long and the absence of secondary fastenings for taking up slack means the spare flaps about in the wind. There are some elastic loops which I assume are for this but they don't really work.
All in all a good value rucksack, nice styling and light weight. Recommended.
Styling, weight, construction
Would be better waterproof.
Very uncomfortable.
It seems there is a massive design flaw with this particular backpack, in that the back plate digs into ones back when worn. Maybe this isn't a problem for someone who is 5'8 or less, but anyone taller will surely have the same issue. It's unbearable, and so I'm returning it for that reason.
Response of the brand
Hello,

Thanks for your feedback on the Quechua Forclaz 20 Air backpack. I apologise for the inconvenience caused by the back plate. I will pass on the information to the product manager for the product to investigate further. 

Thanks for getting in touch 

Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
Great Backpack
Used for More than 1 year
I wanted something smaller than the Sherpa pack I currently have. Something for day use, not heavy, looks good and basically does the job I ask of it at a great price. Look no further than this bag, I've used it for hiking, walking, cycling, fishing etc.. Nothing it can't do and its comfortable to wear for large amounts of time. Very happy with this pack and I look forward to using it more and more.
Looks, weight, space, functionality
none
Love it!
Used for 3 to 6 months
Great bag, not too expensive, good size, very practical, love the design. Very happy with my purchase!
Let down by back curve shape
Used for 1 week or less
I bought one and I had to return it. It is probably a good backpack for someone on the short side, but if you are around 6 feet tall the curved back panel will hit your back towards the bottom and the feeling is not nice at all. I do not know why they added that curve as the bigger model (30l) back is flat and it is way more comfortable. Go figure.
Price, quality
Uncomfortable
Response of the brand
Dear Sir,
I'm sorry to hear about your inconvenience with the Quechua Forclaz 20 backpack.
I have already forwarded your feedback to our product manager in France.
I would recommend you to try these models with a different back shape:
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/mountaineering-backpack-22-id_8360596.html
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/mountaineering-pack-33l-xl-blu-id_8360594.html
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/f-30l-air-h-backpack-blue-red-id_8337455.html
Kind regards,

Reka Engel Angyal UK Market Manager Mountain sports DECATHLON
Backpack
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I FOUND THIS PRODUCT TO BE GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY
This product stops the perspiration on you`re back
Awesome choice in the Camino de Santiago
Used for 3 to 6 months
Im from Norway, I got this backpack at Decatlon shop in Logrono. I did the rest of camino de Santiago with this one, dropping the other back pack at the shop, also my old Bergans trousers ( to hot). In Norway im using this pack for trail running twice a week. Im using 2 soft bottles in the front straps. ( those are stretch)
Lweight, impermeability, pole straps, soft b.strap
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
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light and comfy
straps are a bit fiddly
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