Monday, August 13, 2012

QUECHUA Collection

Model : Quechua Symbium Access 60L Rucksack
Color  : Grey


  • The “Air Cooling” seal of approval. - Rucksacks which feature the “Air Cooling” seal of approval have been laboratory-tested in order to assess the performance of their ventilation system: a heated dummy which can produce artificial sweat provides a scientific and objective measurement of the rucksack’s ability to reduce perspiration. Only the rucksacks that perform significantly better than a “basic” model in the range (which do not feature any particular ventilation system) are awarded this seal of approval.
  • How is the capacity of a rucksack measured? - The capacity of each of our rucksacks is measured as per a standardised method: we fill the main compartment as well as every pocket with small balls. All the balls used are then emptied into a graduated container to give the rucksack’s capacity in litres.
  • How to pack a rucksack - Put sleeping equipment at the bottom. Position heavy items close to the back. Clothes can be placed all around these. You can put a mattress under the lid and a tent can be fixed underneath the rucksack if there is no room left inside. Make sure your wind jacket and fleece jacket are easily accessible. Use the pockets to store the small accessories you will need during the hike. Usually, there is a compartment along the back which is designed to hold a water pouch.
  • How to fit a rucksack - LOOSEN all the straps (shoulder strap, hip belt, tensioners). PUT THE RUCKSACK ON YOUR BACK. For rucksacks with a capacity of 50L or more, PLACE THE HIP BELT CORRECTLY (over the hip bones) and FASTEN IT. For rucksacks with a smaller capacity, the hip belt should be placed around the waist. FASTEN THE SHOULDER STRAPS. Finally, ADJUST THE TENSIONERS to your personal requirements.
  • How to adjust the rucksack’s back length - Position the adjustable back system as indicated as standard then fit the rucksack. With the hip belt over your waist, the shoulder straps should cover the front area of your shoulders, and the tensioners (which are also sometimes adjustable in height) should be at a 45° angle (and not in a vertical or horizontal position). If you feel the back is too short or too long, restart the process until you feel comfortable.
  • The Symbium 3 system. - Symbium 3 combines the advantages of the Symbium system (freedom of movement) and those of the new exclusive 3 adjustable chest pockets system: these provide easy access to many items while walking, and also ensure a better balance of the load by straightening the back by approximately 4°. Stress on the back is therefore reduced, providing extra comfort when carrying the rucksack.
  • Rucksack technical tests. - Before the components of a rucksack are given our stamp of approval, they are submitted to a series of laboratory tests. For example, a fabric will be tested for its resistance to abrasion, tearing, UV rays, repeated washing, watertight properties, etc… A final test on the finished product is carried out in order to reproduce the kind of treatment it is likely to be subjected to over the years. The heavily-weighted rucksack is put on a dummy which imitates the movements of a fast-walking hiker.
Price : RM 600