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Quechua MH500 20 L Hiking Backpack

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According to your body shape, we offer 2 sizes: you are shorter than 170 cm (size S)/you are 170 cm or taller (size L).You will also like the flask access without removing the bag.

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About this item:

  • Volume: 20 L I Dimensions: H 23.6” x L 11.8” x D 7.9”
  • Multiple compartments: 9 Pockets Including 2 x Quick Access Pockets 1 x Water Compartment 2 x Belt Pockets
  • Lightweight: only 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg) in size S / 2.8 lbs (1.27 kg) in size L
  • Weather Protection: Coated waterproof fabric and built-in rain cover at the bottom of the rucksack
  • 10 year warranty
Model: 962984

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

According to your body shape, we offer 2 sizes: you are shorter than 170 cm (size S)/you are 170 cm or taller (size L).You will also like the flask access without removing the bag.

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

Carrying comfort

Preformed hip belt, padded adjustable shoulder straps. Thumb loops


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


Volume: 20 L I Dimensions: H 23.6” x L 11.8” x D 7.9”OK for cabin baggage

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 rucksack

Easy to open/close

Side zip opening to access the main bag compartment.


20L: 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg) in size S / 2.8 lbs (1.27 kg) in size L


10-year guarantee

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I took this bag...

I took this 20 liter backpack to cycle from Paris to London via Dieppe. This backpack was great, absolutely not bothersome on my bike, it was like a second skin

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This is the second that…

This is the second one I bought. Rapid wear of the first. Very average carrying comfort. But good value for money so sufficient for a day outing.

Very comfortable bag. Ideal…

Very comfortable bag. Ideal for hiking

Thank you

Thank you

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I already have a bag...

I already have a 30 liter backpack and it is very practical. Lots of pockets. A closure that allows access to the bottom of the bag without having to take everything out

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Very good product

Very good product

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Very good product, exactly what I expected

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Very good product, comfortable and versatile

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I am a beginner in mountaineering. This backpack makes me feel very comfortable and breathable when I carry it. It also has the storage capabilities of a professional backpack, especially the water bottle storage design.

Comfortable bag. The 20 liter capacity is a bit tight

Great bag. Actually, it could have been a little more generous in terms of content.

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It's baby

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Good value for money sturdy backpack for hiking in the wilderness

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Positive backpack

Excellent and functional.

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very good product functionality…

very good product functionality like a large backpack (50 to 70 l). The best part is the integrated bag cover in case of rain.

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The quality is good.

It's good. The staff recommended it well. There are many different products.

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Additional Product Information


Main fabric: 88.0% Polyester, 12.0% Polyurethane ; Lining: 90.0% Polyester, 10.0% Polyurethane ; Back fabric: 100.0% Polyester ; Pocket: 85.0% Polyamide, 15.0% Elastane ; Yoke: 85.0% Polyester, 15.0% Polyurethane ; Webbing: 100.0% Polyester

10-year guarantee

We take care over abrasion resistance to make your bag durable.The heavy clothing R&D department, a Quechua partner for the research and validation of its components and assemblies, performs tests (on components, seams and the finished product) simulating the ageing of backpacks. Their results allow us to guarantee the bags tested for 10 years from the purchase date shown on the receipt.

Don't throw it, fix it!

Our products will join you on your mountain walks. As you progress, they age, and some parts can get worn or break.To make repairs easier, in the ”Bag accessories / hiking trekking”, we sell tightening buckles and chest clips that are compatible with your bag. Don't throw away, repair !

What differences are there with the old mh500 bag?

The back of this new bag has been fully reworked for greater comfort: a tight net with frame gives you more space between your back and the bag to reduce the damp back effect. This net used for the back, called mesh, is also softer than previously. What's more, this new model comes in 2 sizes for small and large sizes. The 2 hip pockets are more spacious and stretchy and access to flask on the sides is easier.

Which size should i choose?

During several field test sessions with hikers of different sizes, we noticed that between 20 and 40 litres, the difference in comfort was mainly down to the back height of the bag. We therefore offer all our models in 2 sizes to meet these requirements. If you are taller than 170 cm, go for size L. If you are shorter than 170 cm, you will be better off with a size S.


This bag can hold 1 litre, 2 litre or 3 litre pockets. However, although the pocket is voluminous, it will take up place that could be used for storing other belongings.The side pockets are designed for flasks of maximum 1 litre.

Why are our rain covers orange?

This is a deliberate choice as we believe it's important to stay visible in the mountains, even in fog, in case of any problem. This orange colour has the advantage of being visible from a helicopter. It's also a visible colour on the road if you use your bag when cycling.

Hand luggage

When you are travelling by plane, the authorised hand luggage size is 55x35x25cm3 maximum (warning, this can vary depending on the airline). This bag can be used as hand luggage, so long as you don't load the top too much.

How do i adjust my backpack?

1 - Loosen all the straps (straps, hip belt, load adjuster straps). 2 - Put the backpack on. 3 - As this bag is small in volume, put the belt around the waist and tighten it. 4 -Tighten the shoulder straps. 5 - Adjust the load adjuster straps as needed.

How to pack my 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 sun cream, 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.

Product testing

Our Decathlon Sportslab laboratory, based in Lille, also contributes to the innovation and development of our Quechua products. It brings together 4 themes, each with their own area and technological tools:Morphology (especially thanks to the 3D analysis)Movement sciencesThermal comfort (with its four climatic chambers)Behavioural and sensory sciences+ we describe the specific aspects of the test related to the product (e.g. shower, wind tunnel, etc.)

Storage instructions

Store the backpack in a dry place.



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