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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 |

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
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


20 L / Dimensions: H 60 cm; L 30 cm; D 20 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.


20L: only 1,100 g in size S, 1,270 g in size L


10-year guarantee

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Beautiful hiking bag, very…

Beautiful hiking bag, very stylish and good value for money

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Perfect for Hiking

I have recently arrived back from hiking the Inca Trail in Peru. This bag was just perfect. It was comfortable, sturdy and held exactly what I needed. The waist straps were also incredibly comfortable and have zipped pockets on each side, which had enough storage for suncream, insect repellent, lip balm, my phone and snacks. My walking poles were secured to the side via the bungees attached to the bag and were so secure I didn’t not notice them throughout the hike. I carried a 3 litre bladder in the bag and also my 1l water bottle, waterproof coat, jumper and snacks. Its was just so perfect! I highly recommend this product to anyone that wants to go hiking.

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excellent, excellent back ventilation, really roomy, but it would be useful to have a few more liters and a helmet holder like the 30 liter version. I took this 20 liter version for the colour, because the 30 liter version (which would have been useful to me) sucks in terms of colours. The 40 liter version is too large for a one-day gravel ride.

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Excellent quality backpack, very comfortable to wear and has many easily accessible pockets.

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20L backpack

The backpack has two sizes, but I think that the design for 1.70 cm h cannot match the way it is proposed in the design. Each person has a specific body characteristic. I'm not going to return it because I only use it for short one-day outings. The backpack is difficult to adjust because it sways when walking. Either you adjust it completely tight or it moves. I have size S and I'm 1.70. The straps, adjusted from the top to the stop, are long. They have the same measurement as size L I think. Because it is not understandable that they do not stay in a position that shakes the entire backpack when walking. The design, in terms of fit, does not work. Otherwise the backpack is very nice and functional. Beautiful and practical colors and very good storage spaces. The aeration issue doesn't work either. Having to adjust it so much so that it doesn't move, it sticks to your back. In summer the issue of sweat can be deadly. I'm not returning it because I need it for short outings.

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I can only recommend!

I purchased this backpack three years ago and use it on all day hikes. It is spacious and has well-divided internal spaces. Practical opening also present on the side, already equipped with a backpack cover. Once the shoulder straps are properly adjusted and the waist belt is fastened, it positions itself perfectly on the back.


Super comfortable, fits very well, many compartments and side water bags easy to remove without removing the backpack... Wonderful

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Lack of space for the water bottle

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Extremely well designed bags,…

Extremely well designed bags, the quality tic tarot is excellent. It has nothing to envy of the bags of the big brands. Very pleasant portage. Lots of little details for storing and organizing your equipment, very pleasant net on the back to avoid sweating on your back, the weight of the loads is very well distributed

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Perfect, what can I say about…

Perfect, what more can I say, ideal for day hikes in all weathers

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very good bag really ideal for medium hiking

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small comfortable backpack with back protector. small practical capacity for day walks or vacation visits

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Very useful in small…

Very useful for a short day hike. See the solidity in use

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Accessibility to internal affairs…

Accessibility to internal affairs could have been more convenient. For me, THE negative point is the poor quality of the fasteners which seem really fragile... we will see over time but I fear. Apart from that very good bag

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


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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