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Quechua MH500 40L Hiking Backpack

Regular price: $109.00 Regular price:

According to your body shape, we offer 2 sizes: you are shorter than 67" (size S)/you are 67" or taller (size L).You will also like the flask access without removing the bag.

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About this item:

  • Volume: 40 L I Dimensions: H 26” x L 11.8” x D 10.2”
  • Lightweight: 2.8 lbs (1.26 kg) in size S / 3 lbs 1.39 kg in size L
  • Multiple compartments: 9 Pockets Including 2 x Quick Access Pockets 1 x Water Compartment 2 x Belt Pockets
  • Carrying comfort: Preformed hip belt, padded adjustable shoulder straps. Thumb loops
  • 10 year warranty
Model: 8786745

Product Features

Quechua MH500 40L Hiking Backpack | At the foot of Mont Blanc, our team of enthusiasts designed this extremely comfortable backpack, with a ventilated taut mesh back, for regular mountain walking

According to your body shape, we offer 2 sizes: you are shorter than 67" (size S)/you are 67" or taller (size L).You will also like the flask access without removing the bag.

A photo of the Quechua MH500 40L Hiking Backpack in use
A photo of the Quechua MH500 40L Hiking Backpack in use

Carrying comfort

Preformed hip belt, padded adjustable shoulder straps. Thumb loops

Ventilation

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

Volume

40 L / Dimensions: H 66 cm; L 30 cm; D 26 cmOK 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.

Lightweight

40 L: only 1,260 g in size S, 1,390 g in size L

Durability

10-year guarantee

Questions & Answers

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Question:

Does this qualify for free return?

Answer:

This item currently does not qualify for free return and will have a flat $4.99 return rate. All items that offer free returns will denote "free returns" on the respective product page.

By Ashley on Oct 17, 2023 | STAFF

Question:

What size would a 17" torso be? Height is 5' - 8"

Answer:

We would recommend taking a size ''S''.

By Uluç on Oct 10, 2023 | STAFF

Question:

Where does the water bladder go? I just got this backpack and I cannot figure out where the bladder goes.

Answer:

There is a large compartment inside the bag. Please reach out to our customer service team for further assistance on this topic.

By Uluç on Oct 30, 2023 | STAFF

Question:

Which bladder fits this pack?

Answer:

We recommend a 3L capacity water bladder.

By Uluç on Oct 30, 2023 | STAFF

Question:

Is there a sizing chart for backpacks?

Answer:

Which size should i choose? During several field test sessions with hikers of different sizes, we noticed that between 20 and 40 liters, 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 67'', go for size L. If you are shorter than 67'', you will be better off with a size S.

By Uluç on Oct 30, 2023 | STAFF

Question:

Per your sizing info, if taller than 67", you recommend size large. I am 5' - 8" is 68". Shouldn't I be large size?

Answer:

We recommend a size L for you.

By Uluç on Oct 30, 2023 | STAFF

Question:

Is this a u-zip/ front loading with actual flap, or is it a straight and shorter zipper on the side with more limited access?

Answer:

This backpack features a "J-shaped" zipper for unparalleled accessibility to the main compartment. This zipper configuration is crafted with your convenience in mind, ensuring that you can easily open the bag wide and access the contents effortlessly making it a breeze to retrieve or organize your belongings without any hassle. We believe this enhancement not only adds a practical touch to the bag but also contributes to an overall positive user experience. We hope you find this feature valuable and that it enhances your satisfaction with our product. If you have any further questions or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thank you for considering to purchase this product—we appreciate your trust and are confident you'll enjoy the enhanced functionality.

By Uluç on Mar 8, 2024 | STAFF

Product Customer Reviews

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The L size bag fits my 1.83 height perfectly. Very comfortable and adjustable fastenings. The price for such a light hiking bag with a frame is very good! When you register in your account, the bag is granted an extended warranty.

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Fits the description.

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The best backpack

With this backpack I climbed the Fuego volcano in Guatemala and the Orizaba peak and it is spectacular. It has a thousand compartments, it is very comfortable for the shoulders, spacious, and of good quality. Highly recommended

No real trial

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Led side pockets…

Led side pockets are not very practical, imbalance It would have been better to put the same pockets on each side to put water bottles

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I just didn't like it's design

The bag is overall more than good, but i wanted to exchange this with higher gradient but on this item there is no exchange available, which is disappointing.

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The backpack has side zippers, so you can directly access items close to the inside, which is very convenient. It is recommended to put the part of the backpack cover at the bottom: the way the backpack cover is connected to the backpack does not need to be sewn shut. You can use devil's felt to make it detachable, making it easier for the backpack cover to bask in the sun.

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Good comfort

Good comfort

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Excellent value

Excellent value

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Decathlon's setback

Shoulder straps crooked and irregular on the backpack. Unfortunately I have to return it again.

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Super high CP value, naked mesh back, super breathable, zipper on the back, super convenient for taking things out, lots of pockets, and lots of praise

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Light weight, very good coverage, easy to adjust the buckle! The best thing is the design of two water bottles that can be drawn diagonally

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Very comfortable to wear even when fully loaded. The external diagonal pocket for the bottle is excellent. The horizontal zip allows you to access objects at the bottom without having to take everything out. Too bad it doesn't open completely. I chose it after trying three others, and for this I thank Decathlon who handled all returns efficiently. No other shop would have supported and put up with me for this long. Now I have the backpack that meets my needs. I've used it about ten times for daily climbing trips. The external pockets are made of a thin and elastic fabric which is practical and pleasant to the touch, but the vertical one on the side already has a sagging upper elastic edge. For now the rest of the fabric retains its elasticity and therefore the problem does not affect the functionality of the pocket, but if it were to give way like the upper edge it would become almost unusable. This worries me because there are three pockets and if they all ended up like this, I don't know if I would continue to use it. We'll see what will happen in a few months when the sun increases the speed of degradation of elastin.

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The backpack is easy to carry, easy to pack, and has moderate space.

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Good carrying bag , very useful for flights cabin bag

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Additional Product Information

Composition

Main fabric: 100.0% Polyester ; Back fabric: 100.0% Polyester ; Coating: 100.0% Polyurethane ; Lining: 100.0% Polyester ; Pocket: 85.0% Polyamide, 15.0% Elastane ; Webbing: 100.0% Polyester ; Yoke: 85.0% Polyester, 15.0% Polyurethane

10-year guarantee

We consider resistance to rubbing important.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 InchBag accessories / hiking trekkingInch, we sell tightening buckles and chest clips that are compatible with your bag. Don ftt 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.

Hydration

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 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.

How do i adjust my backpack?

1 - Loosen all the straps: shoulder straps, belt, load-adjuster 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-adjuster straps (the bag will cling closely to the shoulders)

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)Behavioral 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.

Origin

Imported

 

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