Forclaz 40 Litre Women's Air Backpack - Black/Orange
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.
Pockets: 2 outer products, 1 inside pocket, 2 mesh side pockets, 2 belt pockets.
Ventilated back stretch net. Air Cooling Label. Adjustable straps.
Built-in protective rain cover.
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.
Store your back in a dry place.
When it rains, use the rain cover to protect your
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.with ballasts, they are placed on a mannequin and the movements which accompany quick walking over thousands of cycles are reproduced.
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 warranty, it will be repaired or exchanged free of charge. 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. We then empty the balls into a graduated container which provides the equivalent volume in litres with a tolerance ranging a couple of %.
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 strap buckles. 5 - Finally, adjust the load boosters to your liking.
How to pack a backpack?
Place sleeping equipment at the bottom. Place heavy materials close to your back (tent, camping stove, food). 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. If carrying a hydration pack (water bladder), this should be placed in its special pocket along the back.
The environmental impact of the product is calculated for the entire life cycle of the product and using different indicators. An ABCDE score is applied to help you easily identify the most environmentally-friendly products when comparing products of the same type (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks). Decathlon is a voluntary supporter of the environmentally-friendly labelling approach. For more information visit: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
* The prices listed on the site are the prices recommended by DECATHLON SA's central purchasing department.