Forclaz 50 hiking backpack - Grey colourA simple, functional backpack

8300838

QUECHUA

Made for men or women TREKKING for 2 to 3 days.
A simple, lightweight and functional bag with pockets and easy access. Practical for both occasional hiking and travelling.

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Advantages
CapacityVolume 52 litres / Weight 1.7 kg / Use Dimensions: H 62 x W 32 x D 24
Carrying comfortCompression straps. Chest strapLoad adjuster straps. Hand-rest.
Multiple compartmentsPockets: 3 ext., 1 int., 1 belt. Pole loops. bottom access and compartments.
VentilationSimple back and straps. No ventilation.
Abrasion resistance10-year guarantee.
Warranty10 Years
Technical Informations

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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.
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This guarantee covers backpack defects, excluding those resulting from normal wear and abnormal use.
The Strenfit component brand, Quechua's partner for researching and testing its components and assemblies, conducted tests simulating backpack ageing. These tests were conducted on the components, the seams, and the finished product. 10-year guarantee, conditions
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10-year guarantee, conditions
The guarantee covers backpack defects, excluding those resulting from normal wear and abnormal 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.
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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.
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Environmental measurements
Oxylane, together with Quechua, has decided to inform you of the environmental impact of its hiking backpacks over their entire lifespan. This work follows an experiment that began 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 http://www.oxylane.com/20/demarche-environnementale
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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.
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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.
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How to pack a backpack?
Put your bedding at the bottom. Put heavy gear (tent, camp stove, food) near the back. Pack your clothes around these items. and the tent beneath the pack if there is no space inside. Keep a rainproof jacket and fleece close at 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.
Characteristics
Duration1 to 3 days

Volume50 L

ComfortSimple foam-padded back

AdjustmentAdjustable back

Water bladderNot compatible

Rain coverAvailable separately
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Test Product
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 validate our products.

Stockage Tips
Store your bag in a dry place.

Maintenance Tips
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 few years of use, you should renew the water repellent properties of the fabric using a waterproofing spray.

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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Good product. Nice and classy. But I don't understand the design concept, why there is a gap on one side of the bag..but anyways that doesn't affect the functionality.
Mouni ben
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Lovely product very practical specially for school trips. I bought for my son he loved it .
back pac freedom!
Used for 1 week or less
best feature is the back pac...bag zipper ....esp when packing and accessing inside.
50l backpack
Used for 1 week or less
Brought for a trip to euro Disney,ideal for wife & 2kids to carry waterproofs as well as snacks for the day highly recommend this product
Excellent product
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Very well built but hard to set up
Not comfortable for carrying weight over a long di
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Bought this for a trip to Iceland when it was fine for carrying about 10kg. But for my son's dofe trek where he was carrying around 15kg it was not good. After the practice he complained that it had developed an uncomfortable bulge in the small of his back. We couldn't rectify this with repacking it seemed to be the structure of the back material not the metal strengthening bar. He carried on using it for the expedition but I don't think its really up to this sort of walking. I would recommend for lighter weight trips or travel but not trekking with a tent.
Well worth the money
Used for 7 to 12 months
Been travelling for 9 months and the bag has been on planes trains boats you name it and it's still standing! The side pockets are convenient and the zip is so much better that you can zip it down and actually see your stuff! Highly recommend and love the colour!
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