Side zipper opening to access the main volume of the bag.
Built-in rain cover.
Backpack technical tests
We carry out laboratory tests to validate all component parts: fabric, buckles, straps, foam, and zippers. For example, for fabric: resistance to wear, tearing, colour fastness in UV light, washing, waterproofing. 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, repeated thousands of times.
10-year warranty, technical partnership
The heavy stitching research and development department, Quechua's partner for researching and testing its components and assemblies, conducted tests simulating backpack aging. 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.
10-year guarantee, conditions
The warranty covers all backpack faults, except those caused by normal wear and tear and improper use. This special 10-year warranty 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 for free. This commercial warranty does not affect any statutory warranties that are applicable in the country of purchase.
How is backpack volume measured?
The volume of each backpack is measured using a standardized 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.
How do you adjust your backpack?
1 - Loosen all the straps (shoulder straps, hip belt, load adjuster straps). 2 - Put the backpack on. 3 - 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 belt should be placed around the waist. 4 -Tighten the shoulder straps. 5 - Adjust the load adjuster straps as needed.
How do you pack a backpack?
Put your bedding at the bottom. Place heavy materials near your back. Pack your clothes around these items. Keep a rainproof jacket and/or fleece close at hand. Place small items for daily use (sunscreen, map, glasses, etc.) in the pockets. If carrying a water bladder, this should be placed in its special pocket along the back.
The environmental impact of the product is calculated over its entire life cycle using various indicators. An overall ABCDE mark is given to help you easily identify products with the best environmental performance by comparing similar products to each other (T-shirts, pants, backpacks, etc.). Decathlon is committed to displaying the environmental data of its products.
For more info: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/