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Quechua NH Escape 500 23 L Hiking Backpack

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Our motivation? To provide a comfortable backpack with compartments and accessories. Your best everyday companion thanks to its 3 compartments, 14 pockets and clever functions.

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About this item:

  • Capacity: 23 liters | 2 lbs | Dimensions: 18” x 11” x 8.6”
  • 3 compartments | 14 pockets: 6 zipped, 2 bottle holders 0.8 L, 1 laptop pocket 15”
  • 10-year warranty: Durable and abrasion-resistant materials
Model: 8649342

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Quechua NH Escape 500 23 L Hiking Backpack | The NH Escape 500 23 liters backpack has been designed by our hiker designers to accompany you on your walks, hikes and in your daily life.

Our motivation? To provide a comfortable backpack with compartments and accessories. Your best everyday companion thanks to its 3 compartments, 14 pockets and clever functions.

A photo of the Quechua NH Escape 500 23 L Hiking Backpack in use

Carrying comfort

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


Great volume: 23 liters | Dimensions: 18” x 11” x 8.6” | Hand luggage format

Multiple compartments

3 compartments | 14 pockets: 6 zipped, 2 x 0.8 L water bottle holders, 1 x 15” PC 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, 900g

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Can this bag be used as a personal item on US airlines?


We recommend checking your preferred airline witht the following dimensions of this product: Capacity: 23 liters | 2 lbs | Dimensions: 18” x 11” x 8.6”

By Uluç on July 14, 2023 | STAFF


I need the Decatlhon Quechua NH Escape 500 backpack - 23L Turquoise. I can’t find it in the page. Pleaseee help me I love that color


That backpack is not available in Turquoise. We will have 2 more colors available in the USA in 2024: Dark Blue and Violet

By Nicolas on Aug 14, 2023 | STAFF


What type of lamp attaches to the backpack? Do you sell them?


You can attach a common safety light on your backpack. We currently do not sell those items.

By Uluç on Sep 19, 2023 | STAFF

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Very nice, lots of space

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I use it as travel luggage.

I use it as travel luggage - long-distance bus, train, longer journeys on foot... It has enough volume for travel items, food and drink. Compact shape for placement in luggage compartments or under the seat. Thanks to the rubberized bottom, it can be safely placed on the ground. If a laptop is not being carried, the deep and flat pocket designed for it is of very limited use. I'm missing some kind of strap to fasten the jacket from the outside. But overall satisfaction - sturdy backpack, looks good.

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A backpack…

A perfect backpack for 3 days on the move The phone pocket is clearly not made to hold a smartphone The straps slip, so you have to tie a knot so that it doesn't move.

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I am very satisfied…

I am very satisfied with my purchase. This backpack is perfect! It is very well designed (both for hiking and for professional use), composed of numerous well-arranged compartments, comfortable to carry with good distribution of the load on the back and a large capacity.

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We went on a trip to Thailand and it was a total success to take her. Comfortable, functional and very organized thanks to its compartments. Recommended 100 x 100

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Bag with many…

Bag with numerous compartments including one for computer up to 15 inches and mouse. Very very well thought out. With simple safety features to prevent someone from easily opening the zipper. Perhaps a little more padded carrying supports would have been a plus but that’s everyone’s feeling. Very good purchase, no regrets. Excellent value

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Meets my expectations

Meets my expectations

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Gadget Bag

Take your gadgets without any worries

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It feels very burdensome

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Very practical for…

Very practical for the plane

A great bag for every day

A perfect bag for "EDC" with practical, numerous and well thought-out compartments. I appreciate: - that it is both flexible and at the same time that it retains its shape without sagging even when empty. - intelligent and relevant design for daily use (space for water bottles, keys, smartphone, emergency battery etc... - The zippers inspire confidence and slide perfectly. Three small remarks however: - the lower exterior part of the bag (the one in black) makes me fear a certain fragility with wear. - I would have liked an interior surface to be made up of a large Velcro surface in order to be able to attach modules to it. - I would have liked also small ones passing on the front of the bag in order to add, if desired, an elastic cord system to hold the bicycle helmet for example, or a yoga mat or a sweater etc...

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Very good

It's very easy to use and has a lot of content, but it doesn't have a rain cover, which is a pity.

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Backpack (for school)

We already have a second one. Is super. Daughter wears as a school backpack. We recommend. 👍

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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

Our commitment to consume less water with this product

We have improved this product with an eco-design approach.Textile dyeing requires a lot of water but also produces waste water from the dye baths. We dye every other thread to reduce water consumption and water pollution.To reduce our impact on the environment, we choose the method of bulk dyeing, by integrating the colour pigments from the manufacture of the yarn (references: 8649342, 8649339, 8649346).

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 23 L. We also measured the volume with the 2 exterior side water bottle pockets, its total capacity increasing to 25 L.

Your comfort above all

To fully enjoy your hikes, we put comfort at the heart of product design.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.The chest strap has cushioning, & its height and width is adjustable.- Back: 5 pads made up of 2 foams (PE - PU) 15 mm thick,- Straps made up of 2 foams (EVA - PU) 8 -13 mm thick.

14 pockets and 3 compartments to keep you organised

- 3 compartments and numerous pockets (14), to separate and organise all your belongings,- 1 compartment with secure zip, including 2 pockets for a 15” PC and 13” tablet, raised to avoid knocks,- 6 zipped pockets, 1 hidden zipped pocket, 1 x 6.8” phone pocket (left strap),- 2 expandable, covering water bottle holders,- 1 organiser and 1 key ring,- 1 passage for cable and 1 pocket for battery,- 1 lamp holder,- 1 strap to connect to a suitcase.


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: ”20 to 40 L rain cover”, which can be viewed on our website, item reference 8734213.

Outer dimensions

Height : 46 cm | Width: 28 cm  | Thickness: 22cm. This bag can be used as cabin luggage when travelling by plane, as its dimensions meet airline requirements (IATA). We recommend that you contact your airline for details of the size and weight restrictions on cabin baggage.

Tested for optimum durability and strength

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 colour 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?

- Loosen all the straps, shoulder straps and chest strap,- Put on the bag,- Buckle the chest strap, adjust it in height and width,- Tighten the shoulder straps (from top to bottom),- Adjust to your liking.It’s adjusted!

How to fill your backpack?

- Place heavy equipment - computer, picnic, for example - in the bottom and in the locations provided. Pack your clothes around these items;- Spread out small items for the day (phone, sun cream, map, glasses, keys, wallet etc.) in the pockets. ;- The water bottle(s) should be put in the outer side pockets provided for this purpose.

Product testing

Our design team imagines, creates and designs the Quechua products at the foot of the Mont Blanc, in France. 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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