Forclaz 20 Litre Air Backpack

    € 41.99

    Designed for The mountain hiker looking for a well organised bag with good ventilation.

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    SKU: S162273 (2187634)
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    Product benefits
    1. Capacity
      Volume: 20 L/Weight: 1 100 g/Sizes: H 56 cm; L 28 cm; D 21 cm.
    2. Carrying comfort
      Thumb loops. Load adjuster straps. Stomach and chest support strap.
    3. Ventilation
      Ventilated back (AirCooling label), adjustable straps and ventilated belt.
    4. Multiple compartments
      Multiple compartments
      Pockets: 2 outer, 1 inside backpack, 2 net side pockets, 2 waist pockets.
    5. Abrasion resistance
      10-year guarantee.
    6. Watertight
      Built-in protective rain cover!
    Product feature
    1. Waterproofing
      Built-in rain cover.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    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 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.
    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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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
    8. 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
    Product testing
    1. Composition
      Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Net : 70.0% Polyester (PES), Net : 30.0% Elastane Yoke : 100.0% Polyamide (PA) Lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
    2. Storage advice
      Store the backpack in a dry place.
    3. Product restrictions
      When it rains, use the rain cover to protect your belongings
    4. Product catchline
      This 20-L hiking backpack is suitable for day hikes. It is light, equipped with a rain cover and back ventilation as well as ventilated straps and belt.
    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. In particular, our Missions Tests link the product manager up with people who are not affiliated to Quechua to tes
    Product reviews
    3.6 / 5
    12 reviews
    12 users recommend this product
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    • Don't do the west highland way with this.

      Bob (United Kingdom)
      Used for 1 week or less
      Inexperienced hiker/west highland way/4 days – not what it was designed for!
      Tent/sleeping bag/air mattress/food/water/fleece/light rain jacket/3.5 L water/sundries = 11 kg (no stove)
      Bad things, straps of open weave material very little padding became very sore/uncomfortable after 15+ miles – would be fine on something shorter/more vigorous though.
      Vented back is not perfect because heat can’t escape out the sides very well.
      I should’ve bought the Forclaz Trek 700 50L - has everything this doesn't but only 900 g heavier.
    • Great day sack with good ventilation

      Henry (United Kingdom)
      Used for 1 week or less
      It looks great and is about as comfortable as a 20L sack can be with stuff in it. I'd only wish for a slightly longer back so the hip fins actually sat on my hips rather than on my back.

      I've used it for single pitch climbing and can fit my trad rack, shoes, harness and a waterproof inside. The rope I keep outside, under the lid and down each side strap. My helmet just gets clipped to the back.
    • Excellent

      Main Pal (India)
      Used for 1 week or less
      Very nice for a short (two days) trek.
    • Comfortable and easy to carry

      Meghana (India)
      Used for 1 week or less
      I used this bag for a day's hike. It doesn't put strain on your back which is a good feature as compared to the other bags that I have used previously. However, the quality of the buckles on the bag could be better.
    • 容量適合短缐出行,並具備大部分裝載功能。背綱設計可保持背部通爽。

      Waichang (Hong Kong SAR China)
      Used for 1 week or less
      可增多小出口供後備電源引缐連接GPS 或電話。
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