Symbium Men's Backpack 70+10 litres - Dark Blue

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QUECHUA

Made for Hikers who need a very comfortable backpack for trekking while carrying heavy loads.
A trekking backpack, with maximum wearing comfort: symbium concept: adapts to walkers' movements and prevents the backpack swaying. Very practical access pocket.

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Advantage
Carrying comfortFoam for ventilation and comfort for masculine body shape: symbium technology
Multiple compartmentsPockets: 3 ext, 1 int, 2 belt. Pole/ice axe loops. Access via base, compartments
Durability10 year warranty Very hardwearing thanks to the fabric and reinforced seams.
Capacityvolume: 70 L + a 10L pocket on the top of the bag. Weight: 2.850 kg
Environmental impactLife cycle comparison: Backpack - sustainability.decathlon.com
Waranty10 Years
Technical Information

1
How to pack a backpack?
How to pack a backpack? Put your bedding at the bottom. Put heavy gear (tent, camp stove, food) near the back. Pack your clothes around these items. The groundsheet can be placed under the flap, the tent beneath the pack if there is no space inside. Keep a rainproof jacket and fleece close at hand. Place small items for daily use (sun cream, map, glasses etc.) in the pockets. Put the water bladder in the compartment provided
2
How to adjust your backpack?
FIRST, LOOSEN all 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, the hip belt should be placed around the waist. TIGHTEN THE SHOULDER STRAPS. Finally, ADJUST THE LOAD ADJUSTER STRAPS as needed.
3
Adjusting your backpack height?
Set the bag for the height you think will be correct and then adjust it (see. "Adjusting your backpack"). With the belt on your pelvis, put the straps around the front part of your shoulders and the load adjuster straps (which are sometimes also height-adjustable) at an angle of around 45° (they should never be horizontal or vertical). When trying it on, if the back seems too short or too long, readjust and try again until you are satisfied.
4
The Symbium Access system
The Symbium Access combines the advantages of the Symbium system that enables freedom of movement thanks to the waist adjustment around the lumbar region. it is also equipped with the Access System: 1 pocket that can be easily moved to the front of the upper body: providing easy access to many items while walking, possibility of reading a map easily. This also allows you to shift some of the weight to the front,: helps the hiker to have a straighter back and a more normal stance.
5
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. Then we empty these balls into a graduated container, which gives the equivalent volume in litres, with a margin of a few %. The weight indicated is that of our benchmark sample. There may be slight variations.
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10-year guarantee, conditions
The guarantee covers any backpack faults, except those caused by normal wear and tear and improper use. This special 10-year guarantee will only be granted upon presentation of the product and sales receipt. If the product is under guarantee, it will be repaired or exchanged for free. This commercial guarantee does not affect any statutory guarantees that are applicable in the country of purchase.
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A score for comparing products' environmental impact
The product's environmental impact is calculated across its entire life cycle using different indicators. An overall ABCDE score is attributed to help you more readily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing the same type of product (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.) Decathlon is voluntarily committed to visually displaying environmental information. For more information visit: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
Caracteristics
Trek duration2 to 7 days

Volume60 Litres

TechnologyFreedom of movement

Rain coverIncluded
Information / Concept / Technologie
Composition
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyamide (PA) Yoke : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Product test
All our backpacks are tested in the field by users who represent the target market under conditions identical to those found in typical use. Our Field Test Missions team up our product managers with people not affiliated with QUECHUA to test, improve and validate our products.

Stockage tips
Store your bag in a dry place

Reviews

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Excellent design, well made and super comfortable.
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I used the backpack for a two week trek in Iceland. I'm 5'8 and I weight 60kg so I wasn't sure if the 80lt size would be convenient, but after 14 days packing over 18kg, it never felt uncomfortable at all. the straps around the waist and chest are very well designed, it has plenty of room in the small pockets in front, so accessing the everyday items is never a problem, and the fabric is super resistent. I'm very happy with it!
Good ideas bad execution
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I have taken this bag on a 10 day hike around Iceland and was lucky enough to test it in good and bad weather. The bag was useful but not satisfactory.

Pros:
The belt system is very comfortable and flexible and the double adjustable buckle keeps the straps tight and I did not have to touch them much after starting each day even with a fully loaded bag (20KG weight/65L Volume). The shoulder straps were very comfortable too and the adjustable back system stayed fixed, I am 5ft11 and settled in nicely.

Cons - Poor Design:
I was looking forward to using the chest pack but it was dissapointing. If you put any weight in the bag it sags, as the connecting straps cannot be fixed, I would have expected some sort of auto lock similar to what you would get on a seat belt but this was not the case.

The extendable top cover also means that when loaded it sags.The adjusting clips stretch forward instead of towards the back which means when trying the fit the rain cover it has no edge to wrap around.

When the bag is full the rain cover does not cover the whole bag. I had to empty the side pockets and it was still a tight squeeze. This should have been tested. Also make sure the bottom sleeping bag compartment is packed otherwise the rain cover would not hold, that's just poor design.

The bag has a ice axe strap but I doubt I will use the bag for a moutaineering trip. The profile of the rucksack means when packed the centre of gravity sits farther away from the back and would not be good for balance.

All in all if you need a nice compact 70L bag it's ok but not worth the price tag. The top section really needs more attention to details and the rain cover should be more generous especially as the top pouch is extendable.
Response of the brand
Thanks for the feedback on the Quechua Symbium Trekking backpack; I really appreciate the level of detail you have given. I regret to hear that you have not been completely satisfied with the backpack, we strive to provide the best products and I shall be sure to pass this valuable feedback on to the product manager. Should you remain dissatisfied, we can of course offer a full refund or exchange if purchased within the last 12 months. 
Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
Great bag
Used for 7 to 12 months
I al using it forward à couple of years now. My back never Hurts, even when filling it really heavy. Best buurt of backpack i could have made. I couldn't select more than à year bit u have it for some years now
Innovative. Very comfortable. Better guidance req
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Its complicated. There are a lot of features that work together to make the bag really comfortable. It took me a while to figure it out but when you you do, it works really well. After pouring a glass of water over it....yes its waterproof....apart from the zips....but that was after pooled water on them for 30mins. The top bit again takes some getting used to but is great for putting a camera in for v quick access on the go. Plastic map holder on the underside is genius. The side pockets work really well and are huge. 4th rucksack. Most comfy. Most useful features. Great companion
Sturdy frame. Snug fit. V adjustable.
High adjuster needs a knot in it to stop slippage.
Not very good
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
My previous comments seem to have been moderated so I am trying again. I had to cut a 5 day trip carrying about 17kg short after the rucksack was hurting me so much. The shoulder adjusters kept jamming and could not be set up properly. The waist belt straps kept slipping so the rucksack kept sliding off my hips. The back length adjuster kept slipping resulting in the wrong length ratio. Also the back length adjuster kept jamming into the small of my back. There is nothing to recommend this rucksack.
It has a large capacity
Fit was terrible. Adjusters jammec or slipped
Response of the brand
Hello,

Thanks for getting in touch regarding the Symbium access trekking backpack. I apologise for the discomfort and inconvenience caused by the backpack. I shall pass you comments on to the design team of our backpack range.

Regards 

Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
Alan found this answer helpful
Backpack
Used for 1 week or less
I have been trying to purchase the ladies version, but to date have been unsuccessful so disappointed as was for a Christmas gift!
Good prompt delivery
Unable to buy the ladies version
Good ideas bad execution
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I have taken this bag on a 10 day hike around Himachal Pradesh,India and was lucky enough to test it in good and bad weather. The bag was useful but not satisfactory.

Pros:
The belt system is very comfortable and flexible and the double adjustable buckle keeps the straps tight and I did not have to touch them much after starting each day even with a fully loaded bag (20KG weight/65L Volume).
The shoulder straps were very comfortable too and the adjustable back system stayed fixed,and i could settle in nicely.

Cons - Poor Design:
I was looking forward to using the chest pack but it was dissapointing.
If you put any weight in the bag it sags, as the connecting straps cannot be fixed, I would have expected some sort of auto lock similar to what you would get on a seat belt but this was not the case.

The extendable top cover also means that when loaded it sags.The adjusting clips stretch forward instead of towards the back which means when trying the fit the rain cover it has no edge to wrap around.

When the bag is full the rain cover does not cover the whole bag. I had to empty the side pockets and it was still a tight squeeze. This should have been tested. Also make sure the bottom sleeping bag compartment is packed otherwise the rain cover would not hold, that's just poor design.

The bag has a ice axe strap but I doubt I will use the bag for a moutaineering trip. The profile of the rucksack means when packed the centre of gravity sits farther away from the back and would not be good for balance.

All in all if you need a nice compact 70L bag it's ok but not worth the price tag. The top section really needs more attention to details and the rain cover should be more generous especially as the top pouch is extendable.
Response of the brand
Hello Nevin,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that you found the product uncomfortable to use for your trekking trip. At Decathlon, every product is tested by real sports people like you in the field as well as in the laboratory to ensure the safety and comfort of our users. We have been able to improve our product and come up with some great products by listening to feedbacks like this. 
I would like to inform you that we have revised this product and below is the link to find the product link and a video review for the same.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsjPz_RSN_M
Link:https://www.decathlon.in/p/8492336_trek-900-7010-men-s-mountain-backpack-grey.html 

Please let me know if you would like to try the new product. 


Thanks,
Varun Nair
Passionate Trekker
Nevin found this answer helpful
Osm
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Good bagpack ever..
Need some improvements...
Used for 3 to 6 months
This bag i used for chadar trek and it is really good for carrying, packing-unpacking n all new features...
But there is some problems i faced with bag,
1) the rain cover provided with bag is not suitable for it, as when I try to put raincover to bag it's not of bag size after stretching too much..(may be detected one or not of this bag)
2) hip strap is not that comfortable as I got some rashes due to them on both side of my legs
Disappointed with the product - No spares
Used for More than 1 year
This is the best product they have in this segment. I've been using this Rucksack for more than a year now and I've trekked for more than 1000 Kms in this time. The bag inner lining is worn out so quickly, the pulley of the additional 10L pouch has become loose and recently a 25mm buckle got broken, the one which holds the hood and body together. They don't have any spares for 25mm buckle, though the UK Decathlon has it. Really disappointed with the service on this. I've bought so much of decathlon gear for my travel and to have the main one unusable is disappointing. Hope to hear a response about spares.
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