Forclaz Air 40-litre backpack, dark blue/blue

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QUECHUA

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 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 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 buckles (straps, belt, load boosters). 2 - Put the backpack on. 3 - For bags of 50 l and more, place the belt on your hips (it must cover the pelvic iliac bones) and tighten it. For smaller volumes, place the belt around the waist. 4 - Tighten the shoulder straps. 5- Adjust the load boosters to your liking.
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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 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 1 week or less
Nice bag, was able to stuff a lot of things... But the bag starts too lean backwards,even though the lease is tighten to get fullest...
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
Great value
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I bought this so I could do a walk and overnight camp on the Pennine Way while my Exped was in for repair. I managed to fit in my tent and all my kit for an overnight camp. Well impressed. It was lightweight , great colour. The pockets fitted in my water bottles and my tent poles. Really comfy and performed as well as the more expensive Exped. For the money this is such a good buy. The guarantee and warranty for 10 years how do they do it. I am so impressed with decathlon. The customer service was great and it arrived within 2 days. I am someone who will give negative feedback when warranted but this pack for £30 was great. Did 16 miles and it was so comfy lived it.
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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