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Quechua MH500, Hiking Backpack, 20L

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According to your body shape, we offer 2 sizes: you are shorter than 5'7" (size S)/you are 5'7" or taller (size L). You will also like the flask access without removing the bag.

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Model: 962984

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Quechua MH500, Hiking Backpack, 20L | At the foot of Mont Blanc, our team of enthusiasts designed this extremely comfortable backpack, with a ventilated taut mesh back, for regular hiking

According to your body shape, we offer 2 sizes: you are shorter than 5'7" (size S)/you are 5'7" or taller (size L). You will also like the flask access without removing the bag.

A photo of the Quechua MH500, Hiking Backpack, 20L in use

Carrying comfort

Taut mesh back. Preformed belt, padded and adjustable straps. Thumb rests


Ventilated, taut mesh back (AirCooling brand) to regulate perspiration


20 L (1220 in³)/ Dimensions: H 24"; L 11.8"; D 7.9"

Multiple compartments

9 pockets including 2 quick access for flask 1 water compartment, 2 belt pockets

Item protection

Coated waterproof fabric and built-in rain cover at the bottom of the backpack

Easy to open/close

Side zip opening to access the main bag compartment.


20 L: only 2.4 lbs in size S, 2.8 lbs in size L


10-year warranty

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Excellent Day Pack!!!

Wonderful, extremely comfortable daypack (and more). Its hard to find a good daypack this size that has similar design and features to a more traditional overnight pack ( (hood, well padded straps and hip belt) as most are more designed like a school bag with a zipper, etc. I don't even need anything more than 20L for a daypack so this fits the bill. With extreme pack discipline and quality gear this could even be used for 1-3 nights camping in warmer weather, and for a n indefinitely long trip on something like the Camino where there's no camping involved and frequent places to eat/ resupply. I can't recommend this pack enough, especially for the price!!! Lots of cool features, pockets, I hope that Decathlon keeps this pack around for a while as its definitely a winner in my book and I would probably get another if this one ever wears out.

great day pack!

got this pack for Christmas and have put about 100km on it in the last few weeks. From Provincial trails to Back woods orienteering. This pack has been comfortable and sturdy. the added rain cover has been super handy as here on the East Coast of Canada we can have all 4 sessions in a matter of hours.

Great pack for mountain biking.

Ideal Suze for mountain biking. Fits a bladder, tools, and extra layers for a days ride. Very well made and comes with a 10 year guarantee.

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This is the second one that I have bought my son has nicked the other one, nice little pack good price

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20L Backpack

Strong well made

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Good quality backpack, well made good value

Good quality backpack, well made, good value

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Great design

Have now walked 100+ miles with this backpack. Hip belt keeps weight off shoulders; and the side zip is great for getting at an item without having to unload everything. I particularly appreciated the fact I could get a back designed for a taller woman with narrow shoulders. So pleased with it.

5 star backpack

Excellent quality. Very comfortable and plenty of room to store everything you need for day hiking. Love all the clever little details too - like the easy access bottle pocket and the thumb loops on the shoulder straps.

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Commuting Rucksack!

Use this as my daily commute run bag - adjustable so running is comfortable more than enough space for essentials. Good range of pockets for everything, laptop, drinks bottle, gloves, sunglasses. Also nice pockets at front handy for phone and wallet.

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Great backpack

Love it used it last week on a 6.6km walk & very comfortable to wear & lots of room for everything

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Fair price, not overwhelmed with quality

I purchased on recommendations that the MH500 had good reviews and my general faith in Decathlon goods. Arrived well, nice looking bag. Unsure on how long the plastic clips will last, but they seem to be the going standard. Has an odd system for opening the sack...why not just us a typical type of toggle? One of the zips on the interior has been installed backwards also, meaning I can't really get into that pocket. I'm sure the bag will last, so it's not worth the hassle of a return, but I do wish I had spent a bit extra for a 20l bag.

Great buy

excellent quality rucksack with extra features that you usually only find on rucksacks double the price. Highly recommend

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Great value rucksack

This is an excellent sac, it sits comfortably off your back and has great features of a much more expensive sac. I love the hip pockets and the side zip options. Practical and useful. I bought one in France and now have one in the UK

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I use it for biking

Light and lots of space. Feel comfortable carrying it biking a whole day.

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Back pack

I will definately recommend this bag as it matches with the clothes we wear. Additionally, it is very light and comfortable.

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Hello Nur,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

We are glad to hear that you enjoy using the product and find it light and comfortable and that it matches the clothes that you wear :)

Your reviews and feedback on the product are important to us as it allows us to improve the products for a better user experience.

Feel free to leave a review on other Decathlon products and we hope to see you in our stores soon.

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Additional Product Information


Main fabric

  • 12% Polyurethane
  • 88% Polyester cationic


  • 10% Polyurethane
  • 90% Polyester cationic

Back fabric

  • 100% Polyester cationic


  • 15% Spandex
  • 85% Polyamide


  • 15% Polyurethane
  • 85% Polyester cationic


  • 100% Polyester cationic

10-year warranty / our tests

Quechua’s research and approval partner for its components and assembly has carried out tests reproducing the aging effect of hiking backpacks. These tests were conducted on the components, seams, and finished product. For example, our hiking bag design guarantees 20,000 zipper openings/closings, 10,000 drops etc., equal to 10 years from the date shown on the sales receipt.

10-year warranty / conditions

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

How to pack your backpack

AT THE BOTTOM of the bag, pack your sleeping material, and heavy material nearer the back. Slide your water pocket into the compartment. AT THE TOP of the bag, store your waterproof jacket and fleece within arm’s reach. In the pockets, you can put your sunblock, maps, cap, and sunglasses. Cereal bars or your mobile phone can be stored in the belt pockets for quick access. The straps under the bag can also be used to attach a compact tent.

How much weight can i carry?

We recommend that you never carry more than 25% of your body weight as you risk hurting your back! Even the best bag with perfect adjustments could injure you if too heavy.

How to adjust your backpack?

1 - Loosen all the straps: shoulder straps, belt, load-adjustment straps (these are the small straps above the shoulder straps) 2 - Put on the bag. 3 - Close the bag's belt, positioning it at the hips then tighten it until it feels firmly in place 4 - Tighten the bag’s shoulder straps 5 - Tighten the chest strap (not too tight to affect breathing) 6 - Adjust the load-adjustment straps (the bag will cling closely to the shoulders)

How is the 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 these balls into a graduated container, which gives the equivalent volume in liters.

How to care for and wash a backpack?

We recommend hand-washing your backpack. Use soapy, lukewarm water, possibly with a brush, focusing on the areas in contact with the body (shoulder straps, back, waist strap), where you have perspired. This is the best way for the fabric properties to be maintained, in particular the waterproofness. Then rinse well with lukewarm water, leave to dry in a dry place away from direct sunlight (no radiator). Store in a dry place.



Product testing

All our models are tested by users representative of our target market in conditions identical to those you encounter yourself when using them. We believe that carrying out 'real-life' testing is the only way to design and continuously advance the technical relevance and design of all our Quechua products.

Storage instructions

Store the backpack in a dry place.

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