FORCLAZ 20 AIR BACKPACK : 1st price ventilated

    Designed for mountain hikers for half or a full day hiking.

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    SKU: S109214 (644778)
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    € 25.37
    Characteristics Designed for mountain hikers for half or a full day hiking.
    Product Benefits
    1. Capacity
      Volume: 12.5 l / Weight: 740 g / Size: H 55 cm; L 28 cm; D 23 cm.
    2. Carrying comfort
      Thumb loops. Support belt at the waist.
    3. Ventilation
      Very ventilated back (AirCooling label), which manages back perspiration.
    4. Multiple compartments
      Multiple compartments
      Pockets: 1 outer, 1 inside pocket, 2 mesh side pockets, 1 belt pocket.
    5. Abrasion resistance
      10-year warranty.
    6. Environmental impact
      Environmental impact
      Life cycle comparison: Backpack -
    • Duration
    • Volume
      20 L
    • Comfort
      Ventilated back
    • Adjustment
    • Water bladder
    Product feature
    1. Laboratory test
      We carry out laboratory tests to check components: fabrics, buckles, straps, foam, zips....For example for fabric:abrasion-resistance, wear and tear, colour retention in the sun, resistance to washing, waterproofing...And a finished product undergoes an accelerated real-life situation test, representing the use of the product over the years in order to check the resistance of the seams: we fill the product with ballasts, put it on a model and simulate the fast walking movement on 1000 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 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.
    4. How is 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 %.
    5. How to adjust your 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. Place small items for daily use (sun cream, map, glasses etc.) 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.
    6. Environmental measurements
      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:
    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 back in a dry place.
    3. Cleaning advice
      To ensure fabrics maintain their properties (particularly the waterproofing), we do not recommend washing them in the washing machine, tumble drying them, dry-cleaning them or using bleach. Do not iron. To clean your backpack by hand, use warm soapy water
    4. Product restrictions
      Not waterproof; protect your belongings in case of rain.
    5. Product catchline
      20 L: The 1st price with a ventilated back. Air Cooling Label: The product's capacity to enhance air circulation to limit warmth and moisture
    6. Lab tested
      All our models are tested by users representative of our target market in conditions identical to those you will encounter when using them. We believe that testing in real life scenarios is the only way to continuously improve the technical suitability an
    Product reviews
    3.7 / 5
    7 reviews
    7 users recommend this product
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    • Impressed

      Glyn (United Kingdom)
      Used for 3 to 6 months
      I bought this for cycling. My previous rucksack was waterproof but heavy so was looking for something a little lighter. This is a good product particularly for the price. A decent capacity - will hold a loaf of bread plus tools and a waterproof if needed. Materials used seem good but isn't waterproof although it wasn't advertised as such either, but seems fine for showers. The formed semi-rigid back panel is good for walking but when cycling tends to press a bit on the lower back. Not uncomfortable though. The straps seem a little long and the absence of secondary fastenings for taking up slack means the spare flaps about in the wind. There are some elastic loops which I assume are for this but they don't really work.
      All in all a good value rucksack, nice styling and light weight. Recommended.
      Styling, weight, construction
      Would be better waterproof.
    • Excellent Item

      Mark James (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Recently bought a Forclaz 20 air backpack in pink and grey. The item was for my daughter for school. I was given instructions of what she wanted and was able to find this at decathlon with ease and at a very reasonable price.. it is perfectly sized with plenty of storage and is a slow comfortable to wear when loaded.
      Price and size/style
    • way too pinky

      Zurab (United Kingdom)
      Used for 1 week or less
      bag is good nice quality good size. think for me is that in this picture it's kinda dark red color but in real life it's really PINK stripes not as dark red as it seems on pictures it's PINK!
      nice quality
      PINK, in pictures it's dark red.
    • Very uncomfortable.

      Paul (United Kingdom)
      Used for 1 week or less
      It seems there is a massive design flaw with this particular backpack, in that the back plate digs into ones back when worn. Maybe this isn't a problem for someone who is 5'8 or less, but anyone taller will surely have the same issue. It's unbearable, and so I'm returning it for that reason.
      Response of the brand

      Thanks for your feedback on the Quechua Forclaz 20 Air backpack. I apologise for the inconvenience caused by the back plate. I will pass on the information to the product manager for the product to investigate further. 

      Thanks for getting in touch 

      Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
    • Great Backpack

      Scott (United Kingdom)
      Used for More than 1 year
      I wanted something smaller than the Sherpa pack I currently have. Something for day use, not heavy, looks good and basically does the job I ask of it at a great price. Look no further than this bag, I've used it for hiking, walking, cycling, fishing etc.. Nothing it can't do and its comfortable to wear for large amounts of time. Very happy with this pack and I look forward to using it more and more.
      Looks, weight, space, functionality
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