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
How to pack my bag for optimal comfort?
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.
How to adjust the height of your backpack?
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.
How to adjust your backpack?
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.
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. 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.
The product's environmental impact is calculated over its entire life cycle using different indicators. An overall rating from A to E is provided to help you easily identify the more eco-friendly products by comparing products of the same type (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.)
Decathlon is committed to displaying the environmental information of its products.
For further information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
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.
weight and dimensions
backpack measurements: 73 cm in height by 34 cm in width and 30 cm in depth.
weight when empty of 1.9 kg (approximate)
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.