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Quechua NH500 Fresh, Hiking Shorts, Men’s

Sale price: $15.00 Regular price: $24.99

Our motivation? To offer you lightweight organic cotton shorts with nine pockets so that you don’t have to carry a backpack. It has an adjustable waistband and adapts to all body shapes.

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Sale price: $15.00 Regular price: $24.99

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Quechua NH500 Fresh, Hiking Shorts, Men’s |

Our motivation? To offer you lightweight organic cotton shorts with nine pockets so that you don’t have to carry a backpack. It has an adjustable waistband and adapts to all body shapes.

A photo of the Quechua NH500 Fresh, Hiking Shorts, Men’s in use

Freedom of movement

Adapted cut | The main fabric is stretchy: 2% spandex

Easy to transport

9 pockets | including 1 phone pocket – 2 thigh pockets (1 zipped) – Hand pockets


The main fabric contains 79% organic cotton

User comfort

Waistband with large belt loops | Press studs for comfort and good support

Anatomical design

Velcro adjustable waistband with 1 elasticated part | Stretchy main fabric


Main fabric with cotton for more softness on the skin

Quick dry

Fabric: 19% polyester | Promotes speed of drying and breathability


Light and easily compressible fabric | Weight of the shorts: 8.1 oz in size M

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Quechua NH500 Fresh, Hiking Shorts, Men’s,midnight blue
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great light and comfortable hiking shorts

These shorts are light, yet a very tough material. FYI, I just used them for 5 days so far. They have a light weight belt that adjusts by Velcro - great design! They have adequate pockets with one zippered. I'm slim and usually take a 32 waist, so the M was prefect (plus the adjustable belt makes for a great fit).

Nice item.

Comfortable and stylish, but some features like details could be better.

Way smaller than normal for size

They tell you that you should buy the next size up, which I did, but the pants are still very tight. Otherwise they are good pants.

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Thank you for reviewing you NH500 shorts. Sorry to hear you are not completely satisfied with the fit. You are correct to go up a size for our products. These are also a fitted cut and may need an extra size. Or it might just not be the right fit. Glad to hear they were good pants otherwise.

We would be happy to exchange or refund to suit.



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Smart walking shorts

Smart and comfortable. Just as good as my Jack Wolfskin walking shorts. Velcro and popper fasteners for a secure and adjustable fit.

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Tight with a surprise

These shorts are tight, and not in the waist area, but the the crotch point, i always have to keep pulling them down because well they bother the boys while walking. Also, if they get wet they darken like 5 shades, which results in awkwardness after washing hands in the bathroom 9/10 times.

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Great shorts.

Good fit. True to size. Comfortable for all day hiking and lots of useful pockets. Can’t fault them for the price.

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label sized wrong

Wrong size stated on labels, they are a size too small, surely Decathlon know there is an issue with this, some sort of signage would help instead of only finding out when you get home..... Not impressed at all

Too small

Same size as trousers I ordered but these were too small when trousers were perfect so I returned the shorts

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Good pockets

Really good pockets. Good fit.

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Good material

Very good material and colour but the sizing was too small and there wasn’t any bigger size

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Very comfortable

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good shorts

love it

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So many pockets.

Handy pockets, so many but don't want to weigh the shorts down!

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Comfortable and practical

The price was great, and they looked good. Very comfortable to wear with enough movement for cross country walking. They also seem fairly hard-wearing which is a bonus.

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Additional Product Information


Main fabric

  • 2% Spandex
  • 19% Polyester cationic
  • 79% Cotton


  • 35% Cotton
  • 65% Polyester cationic

Sizing advice

These shorts have a straight cut that is neither too close, nor too loose fitting. Its length is above the knee. The material in the shorts contains spandex. If you are between sizes, we recommend choosing the smaller size. When you buy them, or after washing, the shorts may seem tight, but they relax a little with use (like jeans containing spandex).

What have we done to reduce our environmental impact?

The main fabric on these pants contains 79% organic cotton. Since 2006, we have been using organic cotton, a relatively small market that currently accounts for just 0.4% of global cotton production. This cotton is cultivated without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. It preserves biodiversity and soil fertility, and reduces the risk of groundwater pollution.

A score for comparing products' environmental impact

On a scale from A to E, this product scored B. The environmental impacts of our products are calculated over their entire lifecycle. A score is given to each product to help you identify those with the best environmental performance by comparing the same line (T-shirts, pants, backpacks, etc.) For more information, an explanatory video is available here: Website:


Our Hiking shorts and skorts come with a 2-year warranty. Our commitment? To offer you long-lasting products that you can use on all your country walks and strolls. Because the products we like the most are those with a story behind them that lives on!

Your opinion counts!

Thanks to your feedback, we have improved the design and concept of our NH500 shorts. In this new model, we have changed the component to add spandex (2%) to improve your freedom of movement. The component is also lighter. We have also changed the shape of the shorts and increased the depth of the pockets to limit the loss of objects. Finally, we have improved the cut of the shorts at the crotch.



Product testing

Our design team conceives, plans and designs Quechua products in France, at the foot of Mont Blanc. We test them in the field with other hikers to make sure that they are comfortable and durable. The Forest of Fontainebleau, Brittany or Corsica for example. We walk on as many different footpaths as possible, in all weather conditions. This provides us with a great opportunity to discuss things, enabling us to obtain your feedback and prepare our future products!

Storage instructions

We recommend that you store these shorts folded or on a hanger, in a dry place.

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