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.
We test the rucksack in laboratories and in the field, for resistance to abrasion, tearing, UV colour-fastness, washing, waterproofing. A dummy reproduces the ageing of a weighted bag over the years, with a quick walking movement over millions of cycles, to check the strengths of assemblies. Components (fabric, buckles, straps, foam, zips, etc) are also tested separately, enabling us to guarantee these bags 10 years.
Store your bag in a dry place.