Forclaz 40 Litre Air Backpack - Black/Orange

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Key feature
A 40l hiking rucksack, enabling maximum ventilation of the back for extra comfort. Lightweight, it is adapted to sporty day hikes. We love the built-in rain cover.
Users reviews
4.08 / 5 66 ratings

Users reviews

4.08 / 5 66 ratings
53 users recommended this product
  • Man
    50-59 years old
    13 July 2017
    Use since More than 1 year
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Excellent day sack

    I like many things about this bag. Side and lid pockets accessible when wearing (I have long arms!). Twin waist pockets ideal for my GPS device and pocket spyglass / compass etc. Outside pocket for sitting mat (I invariably back my bag and only remember the mat when stood up).

    I returned previous bag due to abnormal wear and tear and I noticed on receiving this bag that, contra to the former one, it contains a lightweight metal frame. This is comfortable and effective when adjusted properly, but could be uncomfortable if poorly adjusted, in my case digging into the shoulder.

    Incidentally, I'm a man and I see no reason why this should be labelled a women's backpack, but maybe others can explain…?

  • Man
    30-39 years old
    21 September 2017
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    gute Ansätze, aber dann schwächelt es doch

    Ich habe diesen Rucksack für eine 3-Tages-Hüttentour zur Zugspitze gekauft. Zum jetzt vergleichen besitze ich noch einen 20l Forclaz Air und einen 70l Forclaz Easy Fit. Positiv finde ich den Aufbau der Gurte, die 2 Taschen am Beckengurt und die beiden seitlichen RV-Taschen. Das Belüftungssystem nimmt etwas Stauraum, ist aber die logische Konsequenz des Komforts. Insgesamt gutes Handling. Optik bewerte ich nicht, da sowas im Auge des Betrachters liegt. Ich finde ihn super. Nicht gut hingegen finde ich die beiden Haltegummis für die Stöcke. Diese komischen Haken hat doch niemals einer ordentlich getestet vorher. Nachdem ich 30 min damit gekämpft habe, habe ich sie aufgeschnitten und im Selbstbau was verändert - ähnlich wie bei den beiden Anderen. Dort habt Ihr das super gelöst. Der Eigenbau hat aber auch nicht wirklich funktioniert. Ich habe die Stöcke also immer in der Hand tragen müssen! Warum solche Experimente?!
    Schlecht ist ebenso die Qualität der gelobten seitlichen RV-Taschen. Der dünne Stoff hat jetzt schon ein Loch. Keine Ahnung wovon. Ich bin sehr sorgsam mit meinem Zeug. Der Boden mutet nicht so stabil an wie beim Easy Fit. Die Regenhülle habe ich nur mit Gewalt über den voll gepackten Rucksack bekommen, dabei ist sie leicht gerissen. 10l mehr Volumen wären gut. Schade dass dieser Rucksack erst beim Kunden reift. Ich kann ihn nur bedingt empfehlen. Bitte arbeitet daran.

  • Woman
    20-29 years old
    28 August 2017
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Super !

    Top Produkt, super verarbeitet, lässt sich angenehm tragen. Ich habe damit eine Alpenüberquerung gemacht - 10 kg Gepäck waren im Rucksack und ich hab ihn kaum gemerkt. Durch die vielen Einstellungsmöglichkeiten konnte ich ihn gut anpassen. Sehr zu empfehlen - kann wirklich mit den teueren Rucksäcken bekannter Marken mithalten.

User benefits

Pockets: 2 outer products, 1 inside pocket, 2 mesh side pockets, 2 belt pockets.
Ventilated back stretch net. Air Cooling Label. Adjustable straps.
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 models are tested by users representative of our target market in conditions identical to those you may encounter when using them. Moreover, our "Missions Tests" put the product manager in contact with people who are not affiliated with Quechua to test, develop and validate the 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.
Backpack technical tests
We carry out laboratory tests to check components: fabric, buckles, webbing, foam, zips, etc. Fabrics are tested for: resistance to wear, tearing, colour-fastness under 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 then reproduces the movement of fast walking through thousands of cycles.
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.
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 volumes, place the belt 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 the rainproof jacket and fleece in an easily accessible place. Place small items for use during the day (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.
Environmental measurements
The environmental impact of each product is calculated for the product's entire life cycle, using different indicators. A general ABCDE mark is attributed to help you identify the best environmental performance by comparing products to each other (t-shirts, rucksacks, etc). Decathlon is committed to displaying environmental information. For more information, visit:

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