OUR ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH
Dyeing textiles requires a lot of water and discharges wastewater into the environment.
To reduce this impact, we use the following two dyeing processes:
- We don't dye the inner fabric yarn,
- We use mass pigmentation, integrating the colour pigments as soon as the yarn is manufactured, for the outer fabric.
How is volume measured?
The volume of each backpack is measured using a standard 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.
How to adjust your backpack?
- Loosen all the straps (straps, belts, load adjuster straps),
- Put on the backpack,
- Tighten the shoulder straps,
- Adjust the load adjuster straps as needed.
How to fill your backpack?
- Put your heavy items at the bottom. Pack your clothes around these items;
- Keep your waterproof jacket and/or fleece within easy reach;
- Place small items for the day (sun cream, map, glasses, etc.) in the pockets. ;
- The flask can be placed in the side pockets designed for this.
Tested for optimum durability and strength
We carry out several laboratory tests to validate the bag's components: fabric, buckles, straps, foam, zips. For example, for a fabric, we test resistance to abrasion and tearing, colour fastness when subject to UV light and washing, waterproofing. We also conduct tests to check the resistance of assembly using a dummy that reproduces the movements of a hiker to replicate several years of wear and tear on the bag.
Your opinion is important to us!
Thanks to all your feedback, we have improved the design of our NH100 30-litre backpack.
In this new model, we have added a compartment in the large pocket as well as a zipped pocket. We have also changed the opening to make the contents of your backpack more accessible.
Tips for storage and maintenance
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Do not iron
Do not dry-clean
Store your backpack in a dry place.
Restrictions on use
Caution: non-waterproof components. Cover not provided.
TESTS AND WARRANTY
It’s in France, at the foot of Mont Blanc, that our design team conceives, designs and creates Quechua products.
We test them in the field with other hikers to make sure that they are comfortable and durable. This backpack has been tested and improved by hikers in different climatic conditions and different environments.
This bag was designed with the help of many customer reviews as well as the comments of hikers. It has been tested and approved by a panel of about 100 hikers hiking in the Haute-Savoie region.
In order to fulfil your requirements, Quechua products are tested in the countryside.
Our teams, as well as a panel of testers (made up of partners, ambassadors and customers), test the products throughout their development right up until they are marketed.