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Forclaz Travel 500, 70 L Hiking Backpack, Men's

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A backpack specially designed and developed to meet the needs of backpackers with a large full opening at the back of the bag, pockets that can be padlocked and a detachable shoulder bag.

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Forclaz Travel 500, 70 L Hiking Backpack, Men's | Our backpacker-designers created this backpack for backpacking on foot for weeks at a time with complete peace of mind

A backpack specially designed and developed to meet the needs of backpackers with a large full opening at the back of the bag, pockets that can be padlocked and a detachable shoulder bag.

A photo of the Forclaz Travel 500, 70 L Hiking Backpack, Men's in use


Very durable thanks to the reinforced fabrics and stitching. 10-year warranty.

Easy to open/close

Suitcase-type opening for easy access and storing the contents of the bag.

Carrying comfort

Easy fit system for optimal, automatic adjustment Weight: 5.5 lbs


Padlockable zipper to protect access to the main compartment.

Multiple compartments

Multipocket backpack with detachable shoulder bag and boot compartment.


Capacity: 70 Liters (4271 in³) Dimensions: 25.6" x 15.7" x 12.6"

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Forclaz Travel 500, 70 L Hiking Backpack, Men's,storm gray 

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Sturdy, good quality, value for money

Love the ability to open wide the bag. Flexible 10 litres bag. Light weight frame provide adequate support n shape.

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We bought two - one lasted a year travel one didnt

My husband and I bought one each and I have to say I was impressed- we used compression bags inside and we got so much in them- loads of pockets and the top knot was great for chucking those last minute bits lying around you forget. Unfortunately there is plastic reinforcement in the padded back panel which split in my one and led to the sharp edge causing the fabric to split and the plastic sticking in my back. This was after 8 months into our year away. We ended up eventually trading it for a different one but the other one made it home and is in tip top condition - I think we were unlucky tbh but just to warn fully laiden these are very heavy to carry - because of the size it is easy to fit lots in and struggle to lift it! It was definitely durable and survived 21 flights, countless busses, trains, boats and coaches.

The best rucksack ever - virtually indestructible

I've owned this rucksack for about 5 years now (mine is branded Quechua Escape 70 but it's the exact same bag) and feel compelled to write a review. I have used and abused this - I have walked around 1,500 miles with this on my back with it absolutely BURSTING AT THE SEAMS, it's handled everything I've thrown at it and then some. Long distance hiking, festivals, big shops.... don't mess about, this is the one you want. There are a ridiculous number of pockets/compartments on this (I think I counted 13) which at first seems a bit comical but is really useful when you are living out of a rucksack, it makes it quicker to find what you're after without having to excavate the whole thing. The ONLY damage it has sustained in 5 years of abuse is a small tear in the webbing of one the side pockets, one or two minor tears on the back where it was LITERALLY RUN OVER BY A CAR and one of the zip pull cords came untied. That's the sum total of the damage. Bearing in mind that I have walked THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF GREAT BRITAIN and more with this thing full - abusing it at every opportunity - that's pretty incredible. Being able to have confidence in your equipment is invaluable when you are in the middle of nowhere with your life strapped to your back. Even if it broke tomorrow (it won't, the build quality is INSANE even though it looks very ordinary) I would buy another one in a heartbeat. About the only thing I can fault about is is that the tension straps on the breast, arms and shoulder come undone pretty quickly when the pack is heavy, you need to pull them tight every half a mile or so as you walk along but it's not that big a deal. Even after walking 900 miles doing 20 miles a day with it full (weighing 15kg+ at a guess) my back was fine, I thought I might be doing my back irreversible damage, my legs hurt like hell but my back was fine! Tip: Buy the add-on straps for the bottom that Decathlon sell and you can strap your roll-mat to the bottom. Decathlon: PLEASE never stop making this rucksack!

Nice travel luggage

This is a luggage for travel (hotels/flights) but definitely not a trekking rucksack mostly because a lack of waterproofing and materials durability (which is not even specified but I assume maximum 400D) look at Klattermusen backpacks/rucksacks those are 13% KEVLAR!

Suitcase In A Backpack

This is a fantastic bit of kit! Looks and carries like a Backpack, but loads like a suitcase. The back system is really good and the perfect fit is easily achieved. Also unlike any other backpack I've known, there are zip mesh pockets on either side for those small items that get easily lost amongst what's been packed and shifted, after rummaging for something at the bottom of the bag. Although that isn't an issue either, because the whole back of the bag has a zip surround, meaning everything is easily accessible whether at the top, middle or bottom of the bag. The top of the bag is a bag in itself and separates easily from the main bag. This makes it ideal for trips to the shower block when staying on site. The outer pockets are of a generous size, and ideal for carrying 1l sports bottles. The belt pocket is a good size too with a decent zip allowing it to open fully. This comfortably houses a mobile power pack, and allows a charge lead to be connected to a mobile device whilst on the move. The lower compartment is accessible from both inside and outside of the bag, and at the bottom of the bag there's a pocket for the included cover. This though is no ordinary cover. It also can be used as a separate bag. Again, ideal when on site, and needing to maybe do a bit of laundry. It can also be used to carry the backpack itself over short distances, or when on public transport, so as to avoid the need to carry it awkwardly or struggle in a confined space to put it on. All in all this ticks all the boxes, and I highly recommend it.

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Excellent backpack for 11 nights away

Great design and quality of fabrics. A lot easier to access things with the ability to open like a suitcase. Comfortable to wear when full (of clothing). Included raincover is handy for keeping it all together when flying.

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spacious, but not very comfortable

after using it a few times, i think it's not very comfortable, the front straps are a bit short and also hurt my shoulders a bit. i also found the top compartment not well designed, as you need to unlock it to open the bag and it always falls down. The hiid part is that it has plenty of space and a lot of internal pockets.

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Not Satisfactory

Decent one for traveling, but definitely not for trekking. Weight distribution isn't good.

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Good product

Good durable product

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Could be better

Went on a long 20 day trip with this one. Love the comfort and size. Amazing to use. But the problem started when I came back and washed the bag like shown in the product videos. THE THREADS AND STITCHING ARE COMING OFF. Being an avid user of decathlon, quechua and forclaz products, this has never happened before. Also, the amount I am paying for it, I wouldn't be ok with this happening. Expected more.

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The Travel bag I was looking for a long time

I needed a good and sturdy backback for my earlier trek to Sandakphu and I was looking for a few options for a rucksack. As I carry my belongings (Camera, Laptop and Tablet) with me, my options were very limited. I found this completely fitting my needs as it comes with a laptop sleeve and is very durable. It also has adjustable straps to shift weight in case of long hikes which I found very useful. It opens completely like a suitcase which makes packing easy and arrange as per my choice. I found this an issue for many hikers as they could easily access their items directly from the top of the rucksack whereas in this bag you'll have to lay it flat to open and access its contents; but this is fine for me. I'm looking forward to taking it to my next solo trip to the Northeastern States of India and many such long trips in the future.

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Value for money

The bag is very comfortable and easy to use, highly recommend.

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Excellent Backpack For Traveling

This backpack is best for long and shot traveling. It's space itself is amazing. Much favorite thing abt this bag is that top portion can be detached and can be used as a sidebag. Much happy about the product

Not satisfactory

The weight distribution is not good. Hurts your shoulder after few minutes. Not good for trekking but alright for normal traveling

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Main fabric

  • 100% Polyester cationic


  • 100% Polyester cationic


  • 100% Polyamide


  • 100% Polypropylene


  • 100% Polyurethane

How to fill my bag for optimal comfort?

Put your bedding at the bottom. Near your back, place heavy equipment (tent, stove, food). Pack your clothes around these items. The groundsheet can be placed under the flap; the tent under the bag if there’s no space inside. Keep a waterproof jacket and fleece to hand. In the pockets, place small items for the day (sunscreen, map, glasses...). The water bag should be placed in the compartment that is usually placed the length of the back.

The easyfit system

This intuitive patented system allows you to adjust your bag to suit your body shape, in a single step, without having to remove it: for maximum comfort.

How to adjust your backpack?

To start, LOOSEN all the straps (shoulder straps, belt, load adjusters). Then, put the bag on and PLACE THE BELT ON THE HIPS (it must cover the pelvic bones around the hips) to TIGHTEN. Finally, PULL THE EASYFIT TOGGLES and the shoulder strap block should position itself around your shoulders. Finally, just ADJUST THE LOAD ADJUSTERS to get the perfect fit for your back.

Tests carried out by our research and development departments on the efficiency of the easyfit system

User-friendly design: effective adjustment time 2.3 times shorter with the Easyfit backpack; and number of times you have to readjust = 0 for the Easyfit bag. Does not affect the quality of adjustment compared to a bag with standard adjustment: EasyFit was rated significantly more comfortable in the Friedmann statistical test, 4%; with 6 times as many backpacks correctly adjusted.

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 the balls into a graduated container, which gives us the equivalent volume in liters, with a tolerance of a few percent. The empty weight shown is that of our reference sample. There may be slight variations.

10-year warranty

The warranty covers the defects of the rucksack, excluding those resulting from normal wear and improper use. This special 10-year warranty will only be granted upon presentation of the receipt and the product. If the product is covered by warranty, it will be repaired or exchanged, free of charge. This sales warranty does not affect the statutory rights applicable in your country/state.

A score for comparing the products' environmental impact

The product's environmental impact is calculated over its entire lifecycle using various indicators. An overall ABCDE rating is given to help you easily identify products with the best environmental performance by comparing and contrasting products of the same type (T-shirts, pants, backpacks, etc.). Decathlon actively promotes this environmental rating initiative. For more information:

Weight and dimensions

The bag is 25.6" in height, 15.7" wide and 12.6" deep. It weighs approximately 5.5 lbs.



Product testing

Using lab and field tests, we check the bag's resistance to abrasion and tearing, its colorfastness under UV light and washing, and its waterproofing. Then a dummy reproduces the aging of the weighted bag over years with fast walking movements, over thousands of cycles to check the resistance of the assemblies. The components (fabrics, buckles, straps, foam, zippers ...) are also tested separately, allowing us to give these bags a 10 year guarantee.

Storage instructions

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

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