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Forclaz Men's MT900 SYMBIUM 70+10 L Backpacking Pack

Sale price: $100.00 Regular price: $219.00

This backpack, combining resistance and carrying comfort, has undergone 188 laboratory tests and been tested for more than 280h on the ground. Its Symbium concept is the most comfortable of the range.

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Sale price: $100.00 Regular price: $219.00

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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 MT900 SYMBIUM weighs 6 lbs and can contain a total volume of 70 liters which we recommend for a trip over 2 weeks long. The top of the bag is adjustable and can hold an extra 10 liters of volume.
  • This backpack has plenty of features if you are looking for a comfortable technical option and complete autonomy at a fair price: SYMBIUM comfort, rain cover, 2 water bottle holders, hiking poles holder, a tent holder, 10 pockets and a compartment for a water bladder for easy hydration.
  • The SYMBIUM technology brings the best comfort when carrying your backback as the belt follows the body movements to avoid any loss of balance while hiking.
  • This is a men's backpack: This bag has been conceived for a masculine morphology (torso and hips). We recommend to stick to your gender 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: 8492336

Product Features

Forclaz Men's MT900 SYMBIUM 70+10 L Backpacking Pack | Robust backpack, with a generous volume of 70 L (+10 L extension). Designed for men who set off independently on a trek for several days.

This backpack, combining resistance and carrying comfort, has undergone 188 laboratory tests and been tested for more than 280h on the ground. Its Symbium concept is the most comfortable of the range.

A photo of the Forclaz Men's MT900 SYMBIUM 70+10 L Backpacking Pack in use
A photo of the Forclaz Men's MT900 SYMBIUM 70+10 L Backpacking Pack in use

Carrying comfort

Adjustable back and shoulder straps. SYMBIUM technology

Multiple compartments

Wide front access. 10 pockets. Water bladder

Versatility

2 bottle holders, pole holders, rain cover, tent holder (straps under the bag)

Durability

600D Ripstop waterproof fabric. Reinforced polyamide bag base

Ventilation

Back with aluminium bars reducing the pressure and allowing the back to breathe

Easy hydration

Internal compartment for water pouch (water pouch not included)

Weight

2.7kg. The empty weight indicated is that of our benchmark sample

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Very elegant and nicely designed. Makes it easy to take out clothes horizontally and also put in last minute items vertically. Smart design.

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Heavy Champ

Carried 65 pounds over several days with no problem. The thick shoulder padding helps a lot. More of a winter backpack.

Brilliant. Comfortable and made to last.

Have used this for a couple of month long mountaineering courses, and a few expeditions in testing conditions carrying about 25Kg and it’s an understatement to say that this backpack came through. The shoulder adjustment options for one’s height, water bottle pouch, and the two front zippers in addition to the small pouches on the waist strap are very well thought of and the material is super durable. This review is coming after three years of purchase and I still cannot find a thing wrong with this product to pick on. My only peeve with this is that the clip with whistle on the chest strap broke and there’s no way to get it repaired/replaced. It’s a bit inconvenient to use this fully loaded in expeditions without a functional chest strap as the shoulder straps can keep moving away. Would be great if the folks at decathlon also provided service options for a product that’s excellent otherwise.

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Ideal companion

Offered for a world tour, it proves very effective on a daily basis. A more solid cover would be a plus

I purchased this bag about a year ago and I have only used it a few times. Despite it being extremely heavy at 6 lbs or almost 3 kilos, I purchased it as my largest pack that would be able to carry a lot of weight comfortably. Boy was I wrong. The only thing I wanted to use this pack for was carrying a sht ton of weight. It seems to be built just for that right? extremely heavy with a super rigit frame and tons of expansion options. Well I am sad to say that carrying over 40lbs with this pack just is not comfortable at all. In fact, the pack can handle maybe 30 pounds!!! Anything more than that and it does not feel comfortable. What a shame, I was planning on carrying upwords of 50 pounds for small distance snow camping trips. I am pretty dissapointed.

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Very good value for money bag

Great value for money for those looking for a sturdy bag with volume. Small downside for the weight but that's normal for this price.

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It is more on costly side but if you have money it is worth having

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Good Backpack

Worth it for camping or weekend getaways

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Very good bag of…

Very good mountain bag. Super practical and relatively light for its size and especially its capacity. Lots of accessible pockets and with good closures. Washing is sometimes a little delicate but once you get the hang of it everything is fine.

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Very good bag, large…

Very good bag, great carrying comfort even with 22kg. Easily adjustable. Opening towards the front: a big must!

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Excellent product

I bought this 2years ago and it’s in really good condition even now! I would easily recommend this to anyone if they have the budget to go for it!

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Value for money…

The value for money would have been good if I had had the €5/€50 promotion which started the week following my purchase!!!!

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Additional Product Information

Composition

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

Dimensions

Height : 77cm, Width: 48cm, Depth: 38 cm

Capacity

Extendable volume: 70 L + 10 L extension thanks to the bag’s top flap with adjustable height. 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 construction

The assembly of the different parts of this bag has been proven to withstand high tension levels, especially when it is filled or handled.Each element has been designed to guarantee the reliability of the construction: thick front zip (10mm), reinforced seams at the base of the skirt and on the straps.

How to pack a backpack?

Place your sleeping equipment at the bottom of your backpack. Position your water bag in the compartment provided for this purpose. In the back, place the heavy equipment (tent, stove, food) and position your clothes around it. Your tent or groundsheet can also be placed under the flap or under the bag. Keep your waterproof jacket and warm layer within arm’s reach. Place small items for daily use (sun cream, map, glasses etc.) in the pockets...)

Complementary accessories

Compatible with 15L half-moon storage bags.

Product testing

Several laboratory tests have been carried out to test the resistance of the MT900 Symbium backpack. We have therefore undertaken: a Martindale test which evaluates the abrasion resistance of this backpack, an initiated tear test (seams), a fatigue test on the compression of the foams, a test of resistance to rigidity and bending of the aluminium structure (located at the back of the bag).

Storage instructions

Store your bag in a dry and ventilated place, out of the sun.

Origin

Imported

 

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