Forclaz 40 Air + H Backpack - Black/Ochre: Max. ventilation - air cooling label

    Designed for day hikes or up to two days. Available in Men's and Ladies' versions.

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    SKU: S7404 (1806235)
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    € 64.99
    Characteristics Designed for day hikes or up to two days. Available in Men's and Ladies' versions.
    Product Benefits
    1. Capacity
      volume 40 Litres: height: 60cm width: 30cm, thickness 20cm weight: 1.325kg
    2. Multiple compartments
      Multiple compartments
      Pockets: 2 outer, 1 inside backpack, 2 net Side pockets; 2 waist pockets 
    3. Ventilation
      Ventilation
      Vent. stretch net back.(Air cooling label ) adjustable straps & ventilated waist
    4. Carrying comfort
      Back and strap in high density foam, double adjustment belt.
    5. Abrasion resistance
      10-year guarantee
    6. Environmental impact
      Environmental impact
      Life cycle comparison: Backpack - sustainability.decathlon.com
    Details
    • Duration
      All day
    • Volume
      40 L
    • Comfort
      Ultra-ventilated back
    • Adjustment
      Adjustable back
    • Water bladder
      Compatible
    • Rain cover
      Built in
    Product feature
    1. Waterproofing
      Built-in rain cover
    2. Backpack technical tests.
      Backpack components are approved in laboratory tests, includingfabric, buckles, webbing, foam, zips,etc. Fabrics are tested for resistance to wear, tearing, colour-fastness in UV rays, washing, waterproofing, etc. 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 through thousands of cycles.
    3. 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.
    4. 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 under guarantee, it will be repaired or exchanged for free. This commercial guarantee does not affect any statutory guarantees that are applicable in the country of purchase.
    5. 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, with a margin of a few %. The weight indicated is that of our benchmark sample. There may be slight variations.
    6. How to adjust your backpack?
      FIRST, LOOSEN all straps (shoulder straps, belt, load adjuster straps). PUT THE BACKPACK ON. 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 hip belt should be placed around the waist. TIGHTEN THE SHOULDER STRAPS. Finally, ADJUST THE LOAD ADJUSTER STRAPS as needed.
    7. 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.
    8. How to pack a backpack?
      Put your bedding at the bottom. Put heavy gear (tent, camp stove, food) near the back. Pack your clothes around these items. 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.
    9. A score for comparing products' environmental impact
      The product's environmental impact is calculated across its entire life cycle using different indicators. An overall ABCDE score is attributed to help you more readily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing the same type of product (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.) Decathlon is voluntarily committed to visually displaying environmental information. For more information visit: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
    Product testing
    1. Composition
      Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Yoke : 100.0% Polyamide (PA) Lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
    2. Storage advice
      Store your bag in a dry place.
    3. Cleaning advice
      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
    4. Product catchline
      40 L: maximum back ventilation. Ventilated straps and belt. A lightweight backpack suitable for day hikes.
    5. Lab tested
      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
    Product reviews
    4.8 / 5
    5 reviews
    5 users recommend this product
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    • Forclaz Rucksack 40L

      15/06/2016
      Lee (United Kingdom)
      Used for 3 to 6 months
      Used for 30 days hiking/climbing as my day bag in the Himalaya's in all weather conditions and this rucksack took a lot of punishment. There was no fraying of material, or broken zips. For the price it will be hard to match. My only negative would be that it's a bit tricky to fit a full 2L bladder in but with patience it will go.
      Durability, Adaptability & Raincover
      Would have been nice to be able to remove hip belt
    • Small in size

      25/05/2016
      Rudra (India)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      The backpack is for a few days only. Good material and everything but the shoulder pads could be bigger.
      Love the fact that it doesn't touch your back
      Too small in size & bump takes away room
    • Nice

      17/01/2016
      Anindya (India)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Perfect fit in back.no weight feel.total weight
    • Value for Money

      19/11/2015
      Vishal (India)
      Used for 1 week or less
      Best backpack I have ever seen. Comfort level on the backside is excellent. No feel of the weight on the back.
      Back side is the best part with ventilation
      Nothing
    • Excellent multi use pack

      17/08/2015
      Joe (United Kingdom)
      Used for 7 to 12 months
      I have used this backpack for around 7 months now whilst travelling around New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and the rest of South East Asia. The pack has been used intensively on single and multi day hikes in harsh terrain such as Glaciers and Volcanos (Tongariro National Park NZ). I have been consistently impressed with its carrying system which is both secure and comfortable with loads of up to 8kg whilst remaining very breathable with its technical ventilation system. Aside from the main carrying system the pack is overall very functional with enough pockets but not so many that it gets complicated. Whilst travelling this pack has been thrown into the back of trucks, boats, cars, planes and many other forms of transport whilst also tackling its way through bustling cityscapes, it has remained fully in tact largely I think due to its robust design and strenfit fabric integration. Overall I would reccomend this pack to anyone looking for a multi day all round do it all backpack, at its current price it is a true give away compared to other brands! (Note my girlfriends much more expensive Osprey pack broke after just 3 months!!) This pack I'm sure will serve me for many more years to come!