Forclaz 40 Air Hiking Backpack Dark Blue

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QUECHUA

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Reduced price! Forclaz 40 Air Hiking Backpack Dark Blue

Made for mountain hikers setting off for a day's hiking.
This 40 l hiking backpack has a ventilated back that provides more comfort! The Air Cooling label indicates air circulation facilitated to better control heat and humidity.

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Advantage
CapacityVolume: 40.5 l / weight: 1030 g / Dimensions: H 67 cm, L 29 cm, D 25 cm.
Carrying comfortThumb loops. Load adjuster straps. 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 warranty.
Environmental impactLife cycle comparison: Backpack - sustainability.decathlon.com
Warranty10 Years
Technical Information

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Laboratory Testing
We carry out laboratory tests to validate all component parts: fabric, buckles, straps, foam and zips. For example, for fabric: resistance to wear, tearing, colour-fastness under UV rays, washing, waterproofing. A final test on the finished product simulates the kind of treatment to which it will be subjected over several years, to assess the strength of the assembly: the backpack is weighted then placed on a dummy which then reproduces the movement of fast walking over thousands of cycles.
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10-year guarantee, technical partnership
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 guarantee, it will be repaired or exchanged free of charge. This commercial warranty does not exclude applicable legal warranties depending on the country and/or State.
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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?
1 - Loosen all the straps (straps, hip belt, load adjuster straps). 2 - Put the backpack on. 3 - For backpacks with a capacity of 50 L or more, place the hip belt correctly (it should sit over the pelvis) and tighten it. For smaller backpacks, the belt should be placed around the waist. 4 -Tighten the shoulder straps. 5 - Adjust the load adjuster straps as needed.
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Adjusting your backpack height?
Set the bag for the height you think will be correct and then adjust it (see. "Adjusting your backpack"). With the belt on your pelvis, put the straps around the front part of your shoulders and the load adjuster straps (which are sometimes also height-adjustable) at an angle of around 45° (they should never be horizontal or vertical). When trying it on, if the back seems too short or too long, readjust and try again until you are satisfied.
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How to pack a 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 measures
The environmental impact of the product is calculated over its entire life cycle using different indicators. An overall rating of ABCDE is provided to help you easily identify products with the best environmental performance by comparing products of the same type with each other (t-shirts, trousers and backpacks). Decathlon is a voluntary participant in this environmental labelling initiative. For further information: 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 carrying out 'real-life' testing is the only way to design and continuously advance the technical relevance and design of all our Quechua products.

Stockage tips
Store the 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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Awesome Product.
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I took this product for a Ride not for a camping adventure. This Bag stood by me with 24 hours of Gruesome ride to South. The Materials used to make it is Premium. It looks and feels Great. Its Huge and can accommodate a lot of things. A LOT.
The only drawback is, your shoulder starts paining of the things are not kept in a right manner. I took Bag full and heavy things for the ride (May be the pain). All in all - Superb Product.
disappointed ...
Used for 1 week or less
looked good with lot of storage space .. side pockets to hold bottle is so wrongly placed -- you need to ask your fellow trekker to hand it u and put it back after u are done ...if you put straps above the bottle than putting it back is a problem. no bottom storage..
the thumb loop stitches gave up on my first trek ..
not worth buying
light weight and minimalistic
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
it has been 3 weeks since I bought this online. I already have a 50 L symbium backpack fro,m decathlon and wanted a smaller backpack that could double up as a daypack for my EBC trek. 1. it is not as good as the symbium. Even when fully packed, the symbium is so light and non-demanding that I hardly feel it. I had used it during the ABC trek and was very happy with it. 2. The 40litre is very capacious since it has only one compartment- it doesnt even have a pouch to hold the water bladder! I found that very surprising and was disappointed. It does have an opening for the bladder pipe to come out- so thats something at least. 3. the side pockets are not really that accessible and are a little awkward to use because of the side buckles for the main bag flap 4. it has no rain cover...that to me is a big negative. So I went ahead and bought a separate raincover...but the question is where do we store it? and how do we keep the cover clipped so it doesnt fly off in the wind/ heavy rain?? 5. its just really a dumping bag since it has only one huge pocket---some may like that...but after i have used it thrice now, I am not in favour of it---one has to pull out all the stuff inside to get to what one wants--not everything can be packed as per anticipation 6. the chest strap is very awkwardly placed- esp for female users ...its not convenient at all..to me a big minus 7. the ventilation system is good and i am happy with it 8. the waist strap has a tiny pocket which is good for keeping some small snacks or a small mobile phone etc...
On the whole 5/10. Some people may want it exactly like this...then go for it! I am a little unhappy...I would request Quechhua to make a symbium type bag of 40litres....I would happily take that!
Fantastic
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Keep it up
Warranty must cover outer material warranty too.
Used for 1 week or less
Wearing and tearing of outer material must come under warranty. If it has Warranty of outer material then what are the term and con.
Nice bag under this range.
Warranty must cover outer material warranty too.
Useless
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Used for 1 week or less
It should Waterproof bag
Capacity ok
It should be waterproof as this is made for tracki
Response of the brand
Hi Sharda,

Thanks for your feedback on the Forclaz 40 Air backpack.

The Quechua hiking backpacks are not made waterproof as it would require waterproof tapes on every stitching to stop water from leaking into the bag and also the fabric to be coated with waterproof material/membrane. With constant usage, friction between the items in the bag it is very easy to get the inner waterproof tapes and coating to get damaged therefore a much simpler, practical and cheaper solution is to cover the backpack with a rain cover or have a rucksack liner inside or both of them(if you know the weather will be really bad). This practice is very common among hikers/trekkers and I use my backpack in the same way.

Here is the link for the backpack rain cover that will suit your backpack.
http://www.decathlon.in/p/8356614_rain-resistant-dust-resistant-cover-for-medium-volume-backpacks.ht...


However if you are looking for a smaller capacity solution for really short walks, we offer an ultra light accessory waterproof bag which is designed to carry your small belongings while keeping them dry. Here is the link.
http://www.decathlon.in/p/8357286_arpenaz-15-ultra-compact-waterproof-backpack-grey.html#/3411-407-o...

I am available at your disposal should you have any further questions.

Thanks and Regards,
Ravindra Charan
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
Nice & Simple
Used for 3 to 6 months
A lightweight rucksack that can hold a lot of stuff. Best part is the comfort it provides. Besides being lightweight, it has the AIR-Circulation design to keep your back reasonably dry during long treks. I wish a zippered deep mesh pocket was provided on one side.
The design for air-circulation
None
No pouches and not user friendly
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Need much more pouches
Response of the brand
Hi Satish,

Thanks for sharing this feedback with us. Forclaz 40 Air is designed to keep it lighter and breathable with 1 outer, 1 inside , 2 mesh side pockets and 1 waist pocket. We are sorry that this product didn't match your requirement. You can always go to the nearest decathlon store and exchange your backpack with the upgraded version of this backpack, Forclaz 40 Air+ which has 2 outer, 1 inside, 2 net side and 2 waist pockets.  
Please find the link to the product: http://www.decathlon.in/p/8300764_forclaz-40-air-hiking-backpack-black-ochre.html

I remain available in case you need any help.

Thanks & Regards,
Varun Nair E-Sport Manager DECATHLON
Garry sands
The strap holders need padding under them the plastick tends to dig into the skin not comfortable
Response of the brand
Dear Sir,
I'm sorry to hear about your inconvenience with this product. I have already forwarded your feedback to our product manager in France.
You can return your Quechua Backpack to your closest store or if you purchased online via the online process for an exchange or refund.
I would recommend you another Backpack which has a lot of extra technical feature:
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/jorasses-40-climbing-mountaineering-backpack-blue-id_8241621.html
Kind regards,
Reka Engel Angyal UK Market Manager Mountain sports DECATHLON
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