FORCLAZ 40 AIR backpack : AIR COOLING Label - regulates back perspiration

    Designed for day hikers or TREKKING with assistance.

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    SKU: S109216 (649930)
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    € 38.99
    Characteristics Designed for day hikers or TREKKING with assistance.
    Product Benefits
    1. Capacity
      Volume: 40.5 litres/Weight: 1030 g / Full pack dimensions: H 67 x W 29 x D 25
    2. Carrying comfort
      Thumb loops. Load adjuster straps; Belt;
    3. Ventilation
      Highly ventilated back (AirCooling label) regulates back perspiration
    4. Multiple compartments
      Multiple compartments
      Pockets: 1 outer, 1 inside backpack, 2 mesh side pockets; 1 waist pocket;
    5. Abrasion resistance
      10-year guarantee
    6. Environmental impact
      Environmental impact
      Lifecycle comparison: Backpack -
    • Duration
      All day
    • Volume
      40 L
    • Comfort
      Ventilated back
    • Adjustment
    • Water bladder
    • Rain cover
      Sold separately
    Product feature
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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 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.
    4. 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, with a margin of a few %. The weight indicated is that of our benchmark sample. There may be slight variations.
    5. 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.
    6. Adjusting your backpack height?
      Set the bag for the height you think will be correct and then adjust it (see. "Adjusting your backpack"). With the belt on your pelvis, put the straps around the front part of your shoulders and the load adjuster straps (which are sometimes also height-adjustable) at an angle of around 45° (they should never be horizontal or vertical). When trying it on, if the back seems too short or too long, readjust and try again until you are satisfied.
    7. How to pack a backpack?
      Put your bedding at the bottom. Put heavy gear (tent, camp stove, food) near your back. Pack your clothes around these items. The ground sheet can be placed under the flap; the tent under the bag if there's no room inside. Keep a rainproof jacket and fleece close at hand. Place small items for daily use (sun cream, map, glasses etc.) in the pockets. The water bladder should be placed in its special pocket, which is generally along the back.
    8. A score for comparing products' environmental impact
      The product's environmental impact is calculated across its entire life cycle using different indicators. An overall ABCDE score is attributed to help you more readily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing the same type of product (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.) Decathlon is voluntarily committed to visually displaying environmental information. For more information visit:
    Product testing
    1. Composition
      Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Inner fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Outer fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
    2. Storage advice
      Store your bag in a dry place.
    3. Cleaning advice
      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
    4. Product restrictions
      Not waterproof; protect your belongings in case of rain.
    5. Product catchline
      40 L: Vented back. Air Cooling label: The product's capacity to enhance air circulation to limit warmth and moisture
    6. 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. Our Field Test Missions team up our product managers with people not affiliated with QUECHUA to test, improve and
    Product reviews
    3.3 / 5
    6 reviews
    6 users recommend this product
    Write a review
    • No pouches and not user friendly

      Satish (India)
      Used for
      Need much more pouches
      Response of the brand
      Hi Satish,

      Thanks for sharing this feedback with us. Forclaz 40 Air is designed to keep it lighter and breathable with 1 outer, 1 inside , 2 mesh side pockets and 1 waist pocket. We are sorry that this product didn't match your requirement. You can always go to the nearest decathlon store and exchange your backpack with the upgraded version of this backpack, Forclaz 40 Air+ which has 2 outer, 1 inside, 2 net side and 2 waist pockets.  
      Please find the link to the product:

      I remain available in case you need any help.

      Thanks & Regards,
      Varun Nair E-Sport Manager DECATHLON
    • Great value for the price

      Fabrice (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      I needed to change my very very old bag to go hiking in Wales and Lake District. Was looking for a comfortable, affordable, practical backpack. Was not disappointed at all with this one. Only downside is that with lot of weight in it the objects tends to go very low (the bottom of the bag is not rigid enough I would say), not very important but can get annoying when climbing rocks and high slopes.
      Comfort, color, price
    • Good quality rucksack

      David (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Bought this as a day rucksack for a 2 week holiday to the lakes. Had plenty of room for my stuff plus everything the kids couldn't carry. Comfortable straps across the shoulders and reasonable cooling across the back.
      Lots of pockets/space
    • Great value, one drawback

      Martin (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Pretty much perfect, only drawback is if you want to use it for cycling (as I do), the top of the bag is very stiff and can dig into your neck if you have the shoulder straps too tight. Aside from this, fantastic value.
    • Good bag, could do with some more section

      Martin (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      I bought this bag as a 'day trip' bag to keep coats/lunch/drinks/snacks etc in when our family of 4 went on days out.
      Overall it fits the bill fine with its large compartment inside.

      However i would have liked to be able to store some things separately inside the main bit as when your searching for something you may have to take half the stuff out that has piled on top in the meantime.
      Large space inside, so far its been waterproof.
      Lack of compartments
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