Forclaz 70-Litre Trekking Backpack - Grey
10-year warranty.Very robust thanks to its reinforced fabrics and seams.
volume 71 litres / weight 1.7 kg / dimensions in use: H 73 x W 34 x D 30
5 pockets- 3 mesh pockets- 1 water bladder compartment
Foam strap. Chest strap. Load adjuster straps. Hand rest. Adjustable back
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I've borrowed a few trekking backpacks before, but this was my first purchase, and I'm delighted with it. It has proved strong, robust, and comfortable. The front that fully zips open is a feature I hadn't come across before, but was recommended to try it and now I'd never go back. If you want easy access to your stuff, the ability to pack and repack quickly, and need to arrange gear to sit comfortably, it's a must. The zips all work without snags and it has enough adjustments to keep it comfy without having so much that it gets too complicated. It was hard to estimate the size I needed but I knew I wanted over 65l, and I'm very happy with 70l. It has served me well on two-week-long holidays, week long festival camping trips (complete with food, clothing, and copious heavy drink inside), and moving house. I haven't tried it for huge treks or backpacking, but for my occasional (but heavy when required) use it is spot-on. If I were making a purchase again today, I'd buy exactly the same one. I note that it arrived in a much darker colour than the picture appeared, so if the lighter grey is important to you, do be aware of that.
I used this on my coast to coast 200 mile trek across the U.K and I have to say the best thing about is the fact it now smells of BO. I decided on this as the forclaz 50 has been an outstanding bag so I thought it's big brother would do me proud. Good Points : Front zip is good for access Bad points : Every thing. The chest straps turn the shoulder straps into an instrument of torture. The waist belt is worse than useless Netted Pouches are useless when packed All the buckles etc are profanity inducing. I could go on but frankly it's making me angry thinking about the thing.
The principle is great with the zip and fits masses but it's made so badly there is a ridge in the lower back. I had packed it carefully and the ridge stuck into me the whole time. Seriously painful and frustrating. Please look elsewhere. Luckily I only had to carry it for two days. Also lacks straps to tie on tents/sleeping bags on outside
Nice looking backpack with easy access to the main compartment using zip, I have used it for a 7 day trip across the mountains in wales and I found a bit difficult to carry everything I needed so I had some modifications done before I left on the trip. Had to sew 2x clips for attaching water bladder, all straps from the backpack are short length and not enough anchor points to attach things outside. I had to order 10 metres of strap to do necessary mods. No rain cover. When the backpack is full I find it really difficult to use side pockets special when side straps are buckled water bottle will be almost impossible, if you using nalgene 750ml forget.. Overall nice looking backpack... but could be improved.
This is actually a fantastic design and incredibly comfortable to wear and adjust. The three star comes purely because of the base of the rucksack. This needs strengthening. One use by a silver dofe’r And we have a snag tear. Now granted we don’t expect it to survive barbed wire treatment etc but the fact that one ripped so easily and another has stretched the stitching is disappointing. Will hold off buying any more til we see an improvement ... we need ours to last a little longer
Very stronge plenty of room great for camping or outdoor adventures
This is a nice bag for the price, light weight and enough space for all my gear. Someone said it digs in at the bottom of your back but I haven't had this maybe as i'm only 5ft 6.
Bought this bag for a three week trip around Asia. I love it and it has all the compartments you could wish for. Massive downside is that the metal support in the back plate pushes it's way out of the velcro meaning the bottom is not supported by the rod anymore. Result? A collapsed bottom that has been digging in the small of my back for the last week.
Good material, excellent capacity
Took this for an overnight hike and carried about 12kgs climbing some steep cliffs. Lowered the pack with rope over rock face and the fabric held up well with only some small tear on the mesh side pockets. Has all the feature found in more expensive packs and the weight is 5-stars.
A good sized backpack with many pockets Ability to open from the side is fantastic. It makes it so much easier to find something that may be buried deep. No unloading everything from the top. A well thought through and designed. A backpack above the rest
Great backpack for its price, solid and has great back support and comfort
I had purchased the product December 2018...after two trips the strap and the lock was broken during my trip last month...it's was really difficult to carry the luggage during my trip as the main lock was broken there is no security for the bag...Ver much disappointed with the product...is it possible to change the lock?
Thank you for your feedback. Yes we do have spare buckles. Please choose the required size below.
38mm buckle (For main lock): https://www.decathlon.in/p/1157852_1-38-mm-quick-buckle.html
20mm buckle (set of 2) (for side compression straps): https://www.decathlon.in/p/8207987_lot-of-2-quick-buckles-for-backpacks-20-mm.html
Product Trainer and Passionate Backpacker
There should exist more type of colour choice for customers.
Excellent bag under 3700
- 100% Polyester
- 100% Polyester
Put your bedding at the bottom. Put heavier gear (tent, stove, food) closest to your back. Pack your clothes around these items. The groundsheet can be placed under the flap; the tent goes under the backpack if it doesn't fit inside. Keep your waterproof jacket and fleece to hand. In the pockets, distribute the smaller items that you use during the day (sun cream, map, sunglasses, etc.). Hydration packs should be placed in their special compartment along the back.
Place the adjustment system at the height you think is correct, then adjust the backpack (see. "How to adjust your backpack").With the belt on the pelvis, put the straps around the front part of your shoulders and the load adjuster straps (sometimes also height-adjustable) at an angle of around 45° (they should never be horizontal or vertical).If during fitting, the back seems too short or too long, readjust it and try again, until it feels absolutely right.
First, loosen all the 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, position the belt around your waist.Tighten the shoulder straps.Finally, adjust the load adjuster straps to suit you.
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 to get the equivalent volume in litres. The measurement is accurate to within a few percentage points.The net weight is that of our reference sample. There may be slight variations.
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The warranty covers any backpack defects, except those caused by normal wear and tear and improper use. This special 10-year warranty is only valid with the product and the sales receipt. If the product is under warranty, it will be repaired or exchanged for free. This commercial warranty does not affect any statutory rights that are applicable in the country of purchase.
backpack measurements: 73 cm in height by 34 cm in width and 30 cm in depth.weight when empty of 1.9 kg (approximate)
Forclaz 70-Litre Trekking Backpack - Grey
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