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Quechua Forclaz 40l
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Quechua Forclaz 40l

Quechua Forclaz 40l

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Object Title: Quechua Forclaz 40l

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Created/Edited: Aug 8, 2011 / Aug 8, 2011

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Product Description

QUECHUA - designed for men and women on a HIKE or travelling for 1 to 2 days.

Composition Outer fabric: 100% PES with a PU coating; lining: 100% PA with a PU coating; padding: 100% EVA.
Care instructions We recommend that you do not to machine wash, tumble dry, dry clean, bleach or iron your backpack so that the fabric properties (especially waterproofing) are preserved. Clean by hand using lukewarm soapy water and a brush (if required). After a few years of use, use a “waterproofing” spray to renew the water-repellent properties of the fabric.
Stock advice: Store your backpack in a dry place.

technical information

How is the capacity of a pack measured? - The capacity of every backpack is measured using a standard method: we fill the main compartment as well as every pocket with small balls. All the balls used are then emptied into a graduated container to measure the pack’s capacity in litres.
How to pack a backpack. - Put sleeping gear at the bottom. Position heavy items (tent, stove, food...) close to the back. Clothes are placed around these. The mattress goes under the hood and a tent can be fixed underneath the backpack if there is no more space inside. Make sure your wind jacket and fleece are easily accessible. Use the pockets to store small items (sun lotion, map, sunglasses,...) that will be needed during the day. Usually, there is a compartment along the back for a hydration pack.
How to fit a backpack. - LOOSEN all the straps (shoulder straps, hip belt, tensioners). PUT THE BACKPACK ON. For backpacks with a capacity of 50L or more, PLACE THE HIP BELT CORRECTLY (over the hip bones) and FASTEN IT. For smaller backpacks, the hip belt should be placed around the waist. TIGHTEN THE SHOULDER STRAPS. Finally, ADJUST THE TENSIONERS to your personal requirements.
Backpack technical tests. - Backpack components are approved in laboratory tests: fabrics; buckles; straps; padding; zips... For example, fabrics are tested for resistance to abrasion, tearing, UV rays, repeated washing, waterproof properties, 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. A fully loaded backpack is put on a dummy to simulate the movements of a fast-walking hiker over thousands of cycles.


Easy storage : Pockets: 1 inner, 3 outer, 1 belt. Wide access to bottom of bag. Pole holder.
Efficiency : Compression straps. Chest strap. Load adjuster straps. Thumb loops.
Moisture transfer : Ventilated mesh back.
Restricted use additional protection required in rainy conditions.
Guarantee: 5 years guarantee !



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PAROFESOutstanding backpack!

Voted 5/5

Perfect for fast ascents and even a 2 days deal.
Already comes with a rain cover for it, ventilated back so you don't get too much sweet on your back in constant contact with it. Light, chest adjustment, waste line adjustment. Well...above all, excelent product with a very small price. I got this backpack in Decathlon in Paris for just 40 euros.
It is one of my 8 backpacks collection, the second one i like the most!
Posted Aug 8, 2011 9:12 am

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