Made for At the foot of the Mont Blanc, our passionate team has designed this rucksack for expert mountain hikers (4 -6 hours, 10 -20 km) This 30-litre hiking backpack offers maximum back ventilation for extra comfort. Lightweight, and we love the built-in rain cover.
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 in UV light, 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 reproduces the movement of fast walking, repeated thousands of times.
10-year warranty, 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. These tests focused on the features, seams and the finished product in addition to field tests with our users. 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.
10-year guarantee, conditions
The warranty covers all backpack faults, except those caused by normal wear and tear and improper use. This special 10-year warranty 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 for free. This commercial warranty does not affect any statutory warranties that are applicable in the country of purchase.
How is backpack 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.
How to adjust your backpack?
1 - Loosen all the straps (straps, hip belt, load tension straps). 2 - Put the backpack on. 3 - For backpacks with a 40-L capacity or more, place the belt on the hips (it should encompass the iliac bones of the pelvis) and tighten. For smaller backpacks, the belt should be placed around the waist. 4 -Tighten the shoulder straps. 5 - Adjust the load tension straps as needed.
How to pack a backpack?
Put your bedding at the bottom. Place heavy materials near the back. Pack your clothes around these items. 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 water bladder, this should be placed in its special pocket along the back.
The environmental impact of the product is calculated over its entire life cycle using different indicators. An overall ABCDE mark is given to help you easily identify products with the best environmental performance by comparing similar products to each other (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc). Decathlon is committed to displaying the environmental data of its products. For more info: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
Store the backpack in a dry place.
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.
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Net : 70.0% Polyester (PES), Net : 30.0% Elasthane Yoke (General) : 100.0% Polyamide Lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES)