Forclaz 20 Litre Air Backpack - Black

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Key feature
This 20 l hiking backpack is suitable for sporty day-long hikes. It is light, equipped with a rain cover and with back ventilation as well as ventilated straps and belt.
Users reviews
4.24 / 5 160 ratings

Users reviews

4.24 / 5 160 ratings
142 users recommended this product
  • Man
    40-49 years old
    28 September 2017
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Major flaw part 2

    I totally agree with Jonathan's comment. I have the old version of this and it's excellent and very comfy. I thought the review about the 4 straps might have been a personal comment but I was wrong. Went to buy one today and I totally agree the 4 side straps just dig into the lower back. I cannot believe this rucksack got into production unless there is a faulty batch? I think the quality of this product looks good but major flaw in the lower back strap design. I hope the new design fixes this problem as the previous version is great and still going strong. This was for my wife.

    Brand's answer :

    Hi Neil,

    Thank you for your feedback. The reason that the hip belt has four straps which attach to the backpack (rather than just two larger straps) is to provide space for ventilation. However, if you feel this design results in an uncomfortable fit we will pass this information onto the brand as the bag is being re-designed for summer 2018.

    If you remain dissatisfied with the backpack you may still exchange it at any of our stores. If you purchased the product on our website you can return it by post by following the instructions on the webpage:

    Alec Stratton-Lake | UK Product Trainer

  • Man
    30-39 years old
    09 November 2017
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version

    Na kvalitu batohů jsem vždy dal. Mám batohy různých značek a různých litráží a tento řadím mezi mé TOP.
    * kapsičky na bederním pásu
    * možnost dostat se do spodní části batohu bez nutnosti, vyndat všechny věci nebo se poslepu prodírat na dno
    * kvalitní úchyty na zipech i v rukavicích dobrá manipulace

  • Man
    30-39 years old
    11 October 2017
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Kvalitní batoh

    Výborný batoh za rozumnou cenu. Pěkná ukázka toho, jaká je reálná cena kvalitního batohu, když si odmyslíte cenu, kterou platíte v jiných obchodech pouze za pseudo "značku".

User benefits

Volume: 20 L/Weight: 1 100 g/Sizes: H 56 cm; L 28 cm; D 21 cm.
Carrying comfort
Thumb loops. Load adjuster straps. Stomach and chest support strap.
Ventilated back (AirCooling label), adjustable straps and ventilated belt.
Multiple compartments
Pockets: 2 outer, 1 inside backpack, 2 net side pockets, 2 waist pockets.
Abrasion resistance
10-year guarantee.
Built-in protective rain cover!

Technical card

Lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Yoke : 100.0% Polyamide (PA)
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.
Designed to
day hikers.
10 years


Storage Tips
Store the backpack in a dry place.
Restricted use
When it rains, use the rain cover to protect your belongings


Built-in rain cover.
Laboratory Testing
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 under UV rays, 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 then reproduces the movement of fast walking over thousands of cycles.
10-year guarantee, 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. 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.
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 warranted, 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.
How to adjust your backpack?
1 - Loosen all the straps (straps, hip belt, load adjuster straps). 2 - Put the backpack on. 3 - 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 belt should be placed around the waist. 4 -Tighten the shoulder straps. 5 - Adjust the load adjuster straps as needed.
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 your waterproof jacket and/or fleece close to hand. Place small items for daily use (sun cream, map, glasses etc.) in the pockets. Put the water bladder in the compartment that is usually provided
Environmental measures
Oxylane and Quechua have chosen to inform you of the environmental impact of its hiking backpack products over the entire life cycle. This work follows an experiment completed 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

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