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Quechua NH Escape 500 16 L Hiking Backpack

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This hiking bag has 3 major advantages: comfortable, compartmentalized, accessories. Practical on a daily basis thanks to its 2 compartments, 12 pockets and its clever functions in a cabin bag size.

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About this item:

  • Capacity: 16 liters | 1.5 lbs | Dimensions: 15.7” x 11” x 7.9”
  • 2 compartments | 12 pockets: 4 zipped, 2 bottle holders 0.6 L, 1 x 13” laptop pocket
  • 10-year warranty: Durable and abrasion-resistant materials
Model: 8844302

Product Features

Quechua NH Escape 500 16 L Hiking Backpack | This 16-liter NH Escape 500 hiking backpack has been designed for you to take with you on your countryside outings, your hikes and in your everyday life.

This hiking bag has 3 major advantages: comfortable, compartmentalized, accessories. Practical on a daily basis thanks to its 2 compartments, 12 pockets and its clever functions in a cabin bag size.

A photo of the Quechua NH Escape 500 16 L Hiking Backpack in use
A photo of the Quechua NH Escape 500 16 L Hiking Backpack in use

Carrying comfort

5-pad thick foam back and shoulder straps | Adjustable shoulder and chest straps


Great volume: 16 liters | Dimensions: 15.7” x 11” x 7.8” | Hand luggage format

Multiple compartments

2 compartments|12 pockets:4 zipped, 2 bottle holders(0.6L), 1x13” laptop pocket


Hidden pocket | Secure zip | Cable outlet | Suitcase connection | Organiser


Back with thick open-cell padding for ventilation | Ventilated shoulder straps


Durable, abrasion-resistant components and assemblies | 10-year warranty


Lightweight, 1.54 lbs.

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There is no more color for this model? I’m looking the Turquoise color.


Unfortunatly this is a model we will not carry forward. We may have a similar model RC 100 in stock in your size

By Nicolas on Aug 16, 2023 | STAFF

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I bought it for my son, he likes it! It has lots of pockets and holding parts, it's comfortable. It's a shame that it's not 20 liters, but that's the only negative about it😅😊

useful, practical and compact

useful, practical and compact. The side water bags are small and only fit a 600ml water bottle, the color is beautiful.


This is exactly what I was looking for for traveling, especially for flying, the size is perfect. Beautiful color and with all those pockets, it's perfect.

Slightly disappointed

Overall, the backpack is OK. The size is correct. The rest is worse. I have the impression that the description is from a different model. There is definitely no hidden pocket or cable hole. As for the comfort of wearing for a long time - not yet tested. But it seems like it will be comfortable.


Small capacity backpack, with plenty of pockets and pockets, very good for short hikes. Super happy with the purchase. I recommend it 😊

Very Good

I already knew the black model. And the mustard color caught my attention. And they remain an exceptional backpack. Practice for everyday life. The ideal size. The sections, both indoor and outdoor, are an asset for those who have different types of items to transport. Ideal for teachers and students.

Good, but this color lacks boxes

I had asked whether this bag in yellow was the same because it said 16 liters and the others said 17 liters if you had to choose. Received the answer that they were the same, but that is not the case. The black one has more storage places and zippers than the ocher yellow ones. Furthermore, the bag is perfect for hand luggage on a plane and for walking.

Very Functional Bag

I love this bag. It's a little small for me, but perfect as a school backpack for my child. The padded back; suspenders; and chest strap make the bag more comfortable. There are 4 zipped compartments, as well as a phone pocket, and 2 side water pockets. One of the best features is the waterproof material used for the bottom. This would make cleaning so easy. I hope Decathlon makes this bag a permanent option. I would like to be able to buy this for my child for many years.

Absolutely disappointing

I decided to buy this backpack after I fell in love with the previous model. I really liked the new color and ordered this one as well. It was the biggest disappointment. It doesn't look like compartmentalization at all, and that's not stated anywhere in the product description. Customers are fooled on their face. The new model feels cheaper. It lacks the features that convinced me to buy the product. The zipper feels cheap, the inside pocket next to the keys is missing, the elastic band for the external battery is missing, and the hole for the power cable/headphones is missing. I find it absolutely despicable that after the product was successful, someone decided to decrease the quantity and quality of the materials. The total cost of the elastic and the seam for the external battery can be estimated at 1/2 euro. I would have gladly paid a slightly higher price instead of being surprised that some important features I wanted were taken out with the intention of lowering the production price. Total disappointment.

The description does not match reality

The features indicated in the product sheet are not present on this backpack. I bought 2 3 months apart. The second backpack no longer has the outlet for the charger nor the hidden pocket next to the bottle holder. I'm disapointed.

New version/old description

I decided to get the yellow backpack, in the new version, because the description was identical to that of the previous backpack (which I already own). The backpack lacks a hidden side pocket which was very convenient, it lacks the internal pocket for the power bank and its passage to the outside. The zippered pocket in the front compartment is also missing..The previous version was perfect, safe and comfortable with all those hidden pockets. Now it's a backpack like any other.

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The material appears to be very resistant. It is very comfortable to wear and the color is very beautiful.
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Additional Product Information


Main fabric: 100.0% Polyester ; Main lining: 100.0% Polyester ; Webbing: 100.0% Polypropylene ; Coating: 100.0% Polyurethane

Outer dimensions

15.7 Inch x 11 Inch x 7.8 Inch | This bag can be used as carry-on luggage when travelling by plane as its dimensions meet the airline requirements (IATA). We recommend that you contact your airline for details of the size and weight restrictions on cabin baggage.

12 pockets and functions to get you organised

2 compartments and numerous pockets (12), to separate and organize all your belongings.One main compartment, with secure zip, including 2 pockets for 13” laptop and 10” tablet, raised to avoid impacts.4 zipped pockets, 1 hidden zipped pocket, 1 6.8” phone pocket (left shoulder strap).2 stretch water bottle holders with good coverage.1 organizer and 1 key ring.1 cable outlet and 1 battery pocket.1 torch holder1 strap to connect to a suitcase

Your comfort above all

To take full advantage of a hike, we devote particular attention to designing comfortable products.The back, shoulder straps & handle are comfortable because of their thickness and construction composed of different types of foam padding covered with a 3D mesh to improve ventilation & drying.Back:5 pads, composed of 2 types of 15mm-thick foam (PE - PU).Shoulder straps:composed of 2 different foams (EVA - PU) 8 to 13mm thick.The chest strap has cushioning, & its height and width is adjustable.


The components of the bag are water-repellent so that you can temporarily continue walking/hiking in light rain. Caution: this backpack is not watertight/waterproof and it does not have a rain cover. If you want to continue walking/hiking in the rain and protect your belongings, we recommend the following model: “10 to 20 L rain cover”, which can be viewed on our website, item reference: 8772113.

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.The capacity of the main volume of this bag is 16L. We also measured the volume with the 2 exterior side water bottle pockets, whereby its total capacity increases to 17L

Tested for optimal durability

To guarantee the durability of the bag, laboratory tests are conducted on the components and assemblies to replicate the ageing of the backpack.For example, for a fabric, we test the resistance to abrasion and tearing, the color fastness when exposed to UV light and washing, and the waterproofing. We use these tests to guarantee the bags for a period of 10 years from the date of purchase on the receipt.

How to adjust your backpack?

1 - Loosen all straps, shoulder straps and chest belt2 - Put on the bag3 - Buckle the chest belt, adjust its height and width4 - Tighten the shoulder straps (from top to bottom)5 - Adjust to fitYou’re all set!

How to fill your backpack?

Place the heavy items, e.g. laptop, picnic, etc., in the bottom and in the spaces provided. Pack your clothes around these items. Put the small belongings that you will use during the day (sun cream, map, sunglasses, etc.) in the pockets. Put the water bottle(s) in the outer pockets on the sides that are made for this purpose.

Product testing

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.

Storage instructions

Store your backpack in a dry place.




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