MRP : ₹ 7,999
Made In : Vietnam,China
I purchased this product for 10-12 days trek by reading product explanation.
"Made for men hiking for several days in "backpacker" mode
Backpack designed to prevent the risk of pickpocketing with the wide lockable zip, flush against the back. The hood can be converted to a detachable messenger bag to take your documents anywhere."
Though this bag has all the features and comfort, but 2.3 kg heavy bag and can not carry 8-10 kg pf luggage for whole day. Did a trail 9.7 kg + 2.3 kg at home 10 - 15 min feels very heavy. Not for trekking or hiking or may be good for a day or 2 because of less things to carry.
Product explanation is misleading. Request to change appropriately.
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry about the misleading information on the website. You are absolutely right about the product. It is designed for travellers and not for trekkers.
If this product doesn't serve your purpose, kindly visit any of our stores to get it exchanged with a different trekking bag.
I remain available for any further queries:)
I recently started the camino de Santiago, a trek of over 520 miles, I wanted a lockable, 50lt rucksack, as i was staying in hostels, but was durable enough to with stand the journey. The biggest plus for this rucksack, is the way it opens, like a suitcase. This allows full access, to save rummaging around, for items at the bottom. This further allowed for the rucksack to be properly packed, as I was doing on average 20 miles a day, & nothing is worse than having to stop half way thru the day, to re-pack your rucksack. The side pockets easily held a 1 litre water bottle, & it was easier enough to remove it, without taking the rucksack off. It was so easy to adjust the straps, whilst wearing, & the waist strap, helped take the weight off the shoulders.
If your planning a long hike,over different terrain, I would recommend this.
A backpack weighing empty at 2.3 Kgs is not recommended for a trekker who carries his own load. When one adds to it basic items viz. clothes/ water/ sleeping bags / you will be carrying over 15 kgs on your back and the sheer weight will make your trip miserable. Please note that even 10 kgs will weigh so much more at 3000+ meters than at the confines of your home !!
I have a 40 lts backpack purchased at the store and that too I find heavy.
You need to market ultra light hiking equipment for trekkers.
Hello Mr. Rinchen,
Thanks for your valuable time to review the Travel 500 backpack by Forclaz. I apologise for the inconvenience caused to you. As a Trekker myself, I completely agree with you on all the points mentioned.
To give you a small small insight on this product, the Travel 500 backpack as the name says is designed for a backpacker, who does not carry his backpack all the time on his back. You are moving between town to town, place to place but the backpack is transported on vehicle tops, the design and fabric you see on this backpack is keeping in mind that user. The fabric used itself is rugged and heavy because you put it under tough situations, on vehicle tops, bus stations and airports.
The back also comes with a heavy frame at the back to keep the structure of the backpack.
From the points you have added, I believe you are looking for a backpack to go altitudes, carrying your backpack on your own, mountain trekking and I am sorry to say that this backpack has been wrongly guided to you.
If you can let me know your usage, I would be glad to recommend you the right backpack in exchange for this backpack. I stay available if you need any further assistance with our products or services in the future.
this is awesome bag,compartments make it easy to store your belongings very comfortable.I loved this product.The detachable bag makes it easy to carry around camping site while keeping the bag locked safely inside camp.
highly recomend this
Took this backpack as I went backpacking across the UK. There are so many neat features in this backpack like compartments for clothes, shoes, dirty clothes bag, rain protecting coat, locking for zippers. It's the best travel companion.
It is very true the backpack is superb and good thing of the product is it is very unique i am uding it and yes decathlon good job i love all your products
1. The product page has “Forclaz 50” logo however the same is not in the product itself.
2. Though the bag is 50L but does not seem when it comes to actually putting my clothes in.
3 Overall quality of the bag is good/sturdy.
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