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Forclaz Men's MT500 Air 60 + 10 L Backpacking Pack

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Developed from the TREK 500, the MT500 AIR range has a new taut mesh back as well as a new polyamide component combining light weight and strength. The perfect bag for all types of hike!

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About this item:

  • This backpack is made for multiple days hiking or trekking in autonomy. You can carry everything you need to camp, drink and eat on your back with comfort.
  • The MT500 AIR only weighs 3.7 lbs and can contain a total volume of 50 liters which we recommend for a trip over 2 weeks long. The top of the bag is adjustable and can hold an extral 10 liters of volume.
  • This backpack has plenty of features if you are looking for a technical option at a fair price: AIR concept back ventilation, rain cover, water bottle holder, hiking poles holder, 8 pockets and a compartment for a water bladder for easy hydration.
  • The AIR concept: in order for your back to dry faster, we added a mesh on top of a ventilated structure. Ideal for long and sweaty day hikes from one camp to another!
  • This is a men's backpack: This bag has been conceived for a masculine morphology (torso and hips). We recommend to consider the users physical morphology when you choose a bag for comfort purposes when carrying it on your back.
  • 10-year warranty: the fabric of the bag is ultra resistant and Decathlon is proud to offer this warranty for any defect that could appear in the next 10 years.
Model: 8581384

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Forclaz Men's MT500 Air 60 + 10 L Backpacking Pack | Are you looking for a generously sized and versatile backpack without compromising on weight? The MT500 Air has been designed for you by our team of enthusiasts

Developed from the TREK 500, the MT500 AIR range has a new taut mesh back as well as a new polyamide component combining light weight and strength. The perfect bag for all types of hike!

A photo of the Forclaz Men's MT500 Air 60 + 10 L Backpacking Pack in use
A photo of the Forclaz Men's MT500 Air 60 + 10 L Backpacking Pack in use

Carrying comfort

Perfect for men carrying up to 15 kg. Ventilated back, adjustable height

Multiple compartments

Split capacity, wide front access, access to bottom of bag, 8 pockets

Versatility

Bottle holder, pole holder, rain cover, multi-use straps

Weight

3.85 lbs (1.75 kg): the empty weight indicated is that of our benchmark sample

Durability

Lightweight but durable polyamide main fabric, reinforced bag base

Ventilation

Reinforced frame with mesh reducing pressure and letting the back breathe.

Easy hydration

Internal compartment for a water bladder (not included)

Questions & Answers

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Question:

Does this pack have an adjustable back/torso feature? Im looking for a feature similar to the EasyFit feature on the cheaper Forclaz models. Thanks..

Answer:

Similar to the other Forclaz backpacks mentioned in the question, this product's back is adjustable.

By Uluç on Nov 14, 2023 | STAFF

Question:

What is the internal dimensions of the main compartment. Thank you

Answer:

The bag has a 60 L volume with an extra 10 L extension. The volume of each backpack is measured using a standardised method. we use small balls to fill the main compartment as well as each pocket. The balls are then emptied into a graduated container in order to determine the equivalent volume in litres, with a margin of error of just a few %. Bag dimensions when in use: Height : 70 cm / 28 in Width: 40cm / 16 inDepth: 35 Cm/14 inBack length (= distance 7th vertebrate - ilium)

By Uluç on Feb 27, 2024 | STAFF

Question:

What is the smallest load (in liters) it can carry securely / without looking baggy or flopping around?

Answer:

The MT500 AIR backpack has a capacity of 60 liters, with an extra 10-liter extension. While we recommend not exceeding 33 pounds for optimal performance, it's important to distribute the load properly to prevent it from looking loose or unstable. Based on the dimensions provided (Height: 28 inches, Width: 16 inches, Depth: 14 inches), packing heavier items closer to your back and clothing around them will help ensure a secure fit without the bag appearing baggy or flopping around. The adjustable back structure with mesh fabric also provides breathability and comfort during use.

By Uluç on Mar 24, 2024 | STAFF

Question:

how much weight can this bag handle comfortably?

Answer:

he MT500 AIR backpack has a capacity of 60 liters, with an extra 10-liter extension. While we recommend not exceeding 33 pounds for optimal performance, it's important to distribute the load properly to prevent it from looking loose or unstable.

By Uluç on Apr 18, 2024 | STAFF

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Good quality

Good quality

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Excellent bag

After researching various sites, we finally stayed at Decathlon to purchase the last bag: unbeatable value for money! The product is excellent, well thought out, full of storage and useful little features. It's validated !

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A very good bag…

A very good bag that I use during hikes and bivouacs. Just missing one or two small pockets to store small equipment but it does the job

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Very good product I…

Very good product I recommend

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A great backpack with small suits

I bought this backpack a few months ago and tested it extensively in everyday life and on tours. I am very satisfied with the stability and comfort. It was also a good decision to buy this backpack on my 10-day hiking tour in Sweden. Pro - unbeatable value for money - adjustable back height - height-adjustable chest strap - comfortable to wear, this backpack has proven itself especially for me with a large chest and very broad shoulders (clothing size XXL with a body length of 176cm) - lots of small useful gadgets - robust Cons - the fasteners are too small, they were twice as wide on other models. That would have made the backpack perfect for me. The small fasteners can sometimes be quite fiddly. - more attachment points (for carabiners or pouches) for equipment on the outside would be a dream I am still very satisfied. The backpack has accompanied me on many hundreds of kilometers and that was just the humble beginning. -

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good bag

Good bag, lots of compartments, very light and good value for money

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Very comfortable backpack, compartment for the sleeping bag divided from the main compartment, and has many other comfortable secondary compartments to better organize the contents and the load. Equipped with shoulder strap adjustment and a ventilation system for the back. Waterproof cover included.

Very satisfactory product I would have…

Very satisfactory product I would have liked to have the choice of colors

The product received is as I expected and I am satisfied.

I have been satisfied with all the products I have purchased from Decathlon so far. Thanks.

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Very good report…

Very good value for money

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Very nice backpack

With this backpack I walked an average of 7 hours every day for 6 weeks with a full pack, approximately 8 to 10 kilos. About the Camino in Spain, with rain and heat. It is a very practical backpack, light as a feather but quite strong. The rain cover works well. The biggest advantage over previous backpacks is the ventilation on your back, there is no pressure point or sweat point due to the full mesh back, and the even distribution of weight on the hips. Very comfortable! Sufficient space and everything can be lashed down tightly. In my opinion, the only area for improvement is the corners on the inner frame, where the polyester fabric is vulnerable, especially at the bottom. After a week of use (often placing it on a stone surface) it was already damaged. I put a few layers of sports tape on it for protection. My suggestion: put a protective corner on all the outside corners, made of leather or rubber or something.

Please avoid purchase

Going by the technical description and guidance from the store staff, this appeared to a value for money rucksack as I was told it compares to the best rucksacks which can be priced above INR 20k+. Given all the features it does appear to be a good value prop, however from a practical standpoint its a complete antithesis of a comfortable backpack especially for long treks which should be THE primary and teh most obvious consideration for any back pack design. The metal frame to prop the back, which is supposed to make it ergonomic is possibly in my opinion is a major culprit and fault as 1. it add a lot of weight - no matter how lightly you pack the bag never feels light, you still feel the weight of the metal frame. consequently it gets worse as you increase the load. A fellow trekker also noted and called out the weight of the bag itself 2. because of teh frame and the hip pads and belt design, the bag can never be made to stand straight and falls and topples unless you prop it against something. This is a big no and likely to disturb your packing and damage contents everytime you want to rest it or dump it in a car or check in in public transport like flights, bus or train The hip belt also tends to slide and invariably the whole bag, and I had to constantly keep adjusting across my hips which gets tiresome as you are walking the miles which makes it not so ideal for the trek So while relatively not so expensive, it is still an expensive bag and investment for INR 9,000 while not delivering comfort and ease at all. You would be better off investing in possibly cheaper bags that are lighter and hold up well while you are trekking. Please avoid investing in this one at least

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Good bag

Good bag

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backpack

cool

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It's really useful, I hope it's durable.

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Additional Product Information

Composition

Main fabric: 100.0% Polyamide ; Lining: 100.0% Polyester ; Yoke: 100.0% Polyamide ; Webbing: 100.0% Polypropylene ; Bag cover: 100.0% Polyester ; Coating: 100.0% Polyurethane

Dimensions

Bag dimensions when in use: Height : 70 cm / 28 in Width: 40 cm /16 inDepth: 35 cm / 14 inTorso length (= distance 7th vertebrate - ilium): Minimum: 40 cm / 16 in Maximum: 53 cm / 21 in The waistband:Minimum: 79 cm / 31 in Maximum: 136 cm / 54 in

Capacity

The bag has a 60 L volume with an extra 10 L extension. The volume of each backpack is measured using a standardised method. we use small balls to fill the main compartment as well as each pocket. The balls are then emptied into a graduated container in order to determine the equivalent volume in litres, with a margin of error of just a few %.

Weight

3.85 lbs (1.75 kg) All inclusive.Weight of the removable rain cover 100 g

Air design

As with the MT900 UL line, the MT500 AIR range has a ventilated back structure with mesh fabric (net fabric) that helps the back to breathe and dries quickly. Rigidity is guaranteed by a reinforced frame. The back is adjustable with a release strap that’s easy and quick to use.

Materials

Polyamide main fabric 210D RS (Ripstop = increased resistance to tears), reinforced bag base (420Dx330D RS)

Recommended carry weight

According to the project for which this backpack was designed, we recommend you don’t load it above 15 kg. Then you can benefit from all its features. Moreover, it’s not recommended to carry a load greater than 20-25% of your own weight and put too much pressure on your back.

How to pack a backpack?

Put your bedding at the bottom. Put heavy gear (tent, camp stove, food) near your back. Store your clothing around it. A groundsheet or tent can be placed under the flap or under the bag if there isn't room inside. Keep your waterproof jacket and fleece to hand. Place small items for daily use (sun cream, map, glasses etc.) in the pockets. The water bladder can be placed in the compartment provided down the back.

How to use the multi-use straps?

The new range of MT500 AIR and MT900 UL bags has two straps with open aluminium buckles (on the lower part of the bag). These straps let you hook on a tent or mattress under the bag or on the barrel. If not in use, these straps can be stored (by pushing them inside) in the hidden pocket intended for this or detached and used elsewhere with the lark's head knot buckle.

Complementary accessories

To make your MT500 AIR bag easier to use, check out our storage accessories, repair buckles or hanging straps.

Product testing

All our backpacks undergo field tests by users who are representative of our target market under similar conditions to those you will encounter. To test, assess and validate products, our mission test connects the product manager responsible for the product design with individuals independent to DECATHLON. This backpack was tested by trekkers for 5 weeks in the Canary Islands, the Pyrenees and the Mont Blanc mountain range.

Storage instructions

Store your bag in a dry, ventilated place away from direct light.

Origin

Imported

 

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