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. We then empty the balls into a graduated container to measure the equivalent volume in litres to within a few ml.
The empty weight displayed corresponds to that of our standard sample. There may be slight variations.
The Easyfit system
This patented system lets you adjust your bag when you're wearing it, using just a single movement, so that it better fits your body shape: for maximum comfort.
How do you pack a backpack?
Put your bedding at the bottom. Put heavier equipment (tent, camp 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 & fleece sweater at hand. In the pockets, distribute the smaller items that you use during the day (sunscreen, map, sunglasses, etc.). Hydration packs should be placed in the compartment provided along the back.
How do you adjust your Forclaz EasyFit backpack?
FIRST, LOOSEN all the straps (shoulder straps, belt, load tension straps). PUT THE BACKPACK ON. PLACE THE BELT AROUND THE HIPS (it should cover your pelvic bones) and TIGHTEN. Then PULL THE EasyFit TOGGLES; the strap unit goes around your shoulders. Finally, ADJUST THE LOAD TENSION STRAPS to suit.
Tests on the efficiency of the Easyfit system carried out by our Research and Development teams
A user-friendly system: Easyfit backpack is 2-3 times quicker to adjust; and number of readjustments = 0 for the Easyfit bag. No difference in the quality of adjustment when compared to a bag with standard adjustment system: EasyFit was rated significantly more comfortable in the Friedman statistical test (4%); with six times as many backpacks correctly adjusted.
10-year warranty, conditions
The warranty covers any defects/faults with the backpack, except those caused by normal wear and tear and improper use. This special 10-year warranty is only valid on presentation of the product and sales receipt. If the product is under warranty, it will be repaired or exchanged for free. This commercial warranty does not affect any statutory guarantees that are applicable in the country of purchase.
Decathlon and Forclaz are committed to displaying information about the environmental impacts of their backpacks, calculated over the product's entire life cycle. This work is the result of an experiment that began in July 2011, initiated by the French Ministry of Ecology. Scores ranging from A to E have been awarded, based on a comparison between Quechua backpacks only. Details on this project and the calculation methods used are available at http://www.oxylane.com/20/demarche-environnementale