FORCLAZ 20 AIR backpack: 1st price ventilated.

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QUECHUA

₹ 1,999

-10%

₹ 1,799

Reduced price! FORCLAZ 20 AIR backpack: 1st price ventilated.

Made for

Hiking for a half-day or a full day.
20L: The 1st price with a ventilated back. Air Cooling Label: The product's capacity to enhance air circulation to limit warmth and moisture

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Advantage
CapacityVolume: 12.5 l / Weight: 740 g / Size: H 55 cm, L 28 cm, D 23 cm.
Carrying comfortThumb loops. Support belt at the waist.
VentilationVery ventilated back (AirCooling label), which manages back perspiration.
Multiple compartmentsPockets: 1 outer, 1 inside pocket, 2 mesh side pockets, 1 belt pocket.
Abrasion resistance10-year warranty.
Environmental impactLife cycle comparison: Backpack - sustainability.decathlon.com
Warranty10 Years
Technical Information

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Laboratory test
We carry out laboratory tests to check components: fabrics, buckles, straps, foam, zips....For example for fabric:abrasion-resistance, wear and tear, colour retention in the sun, resistance to washing, waterproofing...And a finished product undergoes an accelerated real-life situation test, representing the use of the product over the years in order to check the resistance of the seams: we fill the product with ballasts, put it on a model and simulate the fast walking movement on 1000 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 or exchanged free of charge. 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. We then empty the balls into a graduated container which provides the equivalent volume in litres with a tolerance ranging a couple of %.
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How to adjust your backpack?
Place sleeping equipment at the bottom.Place heavy materials close to your back (tent, camping stove, food). 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. Place small items for daily use (sun cream, map, glasses etc.) 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 the product is calculated for the entire life cycle of the product and using different indicators. An ABCDE score is applied to help you easily identify the most environmentally-friendly products when comparing products of the same type (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks). Decathlon is a voluntary supporter of the environmentally-friendly labelling approach. For more information visit: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
characteristic
DurationHalf-day

Volume20 L

ComfortVentilated back

AdjustmentSimple

Water bladderCompatible

Rain coverSold separately
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 backpacks are tested in the field by users who represent the target market under conditions identical to those found in typical use. Our Field Test Missions team up our product managers with people not affiliated with QUECHUA to test, improve and validate our products.

Stockage tips
Store your bag 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 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.
Excellent Item
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Recently bought a Forclaz 20 air backpack in pink and grey. The item was for my daughter for school. I was given instructions of what she wanted and was able to find this at decathlon with ease and at a very reasonable price.. it is perfectly sized with plenty of storage and is a slow comfortable to wear when loaded.
Price and size/style
None
way too pinky
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Used for 1 week or less
bag is good nice quality good size. think for me is that in this picture it's kinda dark red color but in real life it's really PINK stripes not as dark red as it seems on pictures it's PINK!
nice quality
PINK, in pictures it's dark red.
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
Great 20L backpack
Used for 3 to 6 months
Really cannot find fault especially at this price. Fit is everything and I'm sure it won't suit everyone but I'm 5'10'' and I ,can adjust the pack to suit me. I feel that some 20/30L packs can have too many features and straps so I really like the uncluttered look of this one. The lid straps also compress the sack and the hip belt can be neatly tucked away in the back clearance when not in use. The back system with the extra clearance at the bottom works well for me. Good padding on shoulder straps and overall materials appear good quality and although not tested look fairly water resistant. Some reviewers have mentioned the lack of a waterproof cover but this is a rare feature on a sack of this size. I prefer waterproofing spray and using dry-bags to keep valuables safe and dry.
Worth giving this bag try and from experience Decathlon returns is very easy with 12 months to send back!
Quality, features, value
None at this price point
Forclaz 20 air hiking backpack
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
This backpack serves as an amazing day pack. Used for city work, it is compact and lightweight. Has comfortable and secure straps. Well thought out design with the user in mind.
Compact and slim. Air vent for back. Inside zip
No base in backpack.
Great back pack for this price
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I was looking for a 20 liter pack with clearance around my bag that would allow poles to be carried. This is perfect for my needs, at a good price.
Comfortable and capacious