Forclaz 40 Hiking Backpack, Black
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Great Little Bag
Easy access to bag middle, light, cheap, durable
Dan (United Kingdom)
20-29 years old Man
used for More than 2 years Traveled around South East Asian with this bag for 3 months and it was perfect! Great size, light, durable and cost efficient. Great little bag!
Forclaz 40 Backpack
Main compartment access through 2 points
Some adjustment straps not loop finished at ends.
David (United Kingdom)
40-49 years old Man
used for 2 to 8 weeks
A good backpack that I used for a two day 50 miles trek in warm weather.
Price was reasonable, however it was let down by the finer details. Some of the adjustment straps were not looped at the ends to prevent the strap from pulling completely through the buckles.
The little purse/holder should have belt loops on as it interferes with the waist belt adjustment straps.
These are small niggles, but when you're constantly on the move they can be a little aggravating. That said it is still a very good product with some good practical features.
Easy access to all areas, lighyweight, well made
Doesn't hold off much more than a light shower
Andrew (United Kingdom)
Good bag for a days walking the moors, lighyweight enough and easily maintained
Backpack technical tests. Backpack components are approved in laboratory tests, including fabric, 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.
10-year guarantee, technical partnership The Strenfit component brand, Quechua's partner for researching and testing its components and assemblies, conducted tests simulating backpack ageing. These tests were conducted on the components, the seams, and the finished product. As a result of these tests, Quechua and Strenfit 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 guarantee covers backpack defects, excluding those resulting from normal wear and abnormal 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.
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.
Environmental measurements Oxylane, together with Quechua, has decided to inform you of the environmental impact of its hiking backpacks over their entire lifespan. This work follows an experiment that began in July 2011 with the French Ministry of Ecology. Scores ranging from A to E were awarded based on comparisons between Quechua's backpacks only. Details on this project and the calculation methods used are available at http://www.oxylane.com/20/demarche-environnementale
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.
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. The ground sheet can 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 frequently-used items (sunscreen, map, glasses, etc.) in the pockets. If carrying a hydration pack (water bladder), this should be placed in its special pocket along the back.
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 validate our products.
Restricted use :
Not waterproof; protect your belongings in case of rain.
Store your bag in a dry place.
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.
this product has been designed with following conceptsStrenfit® technologies are lightweight and durable.