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Quechua MH500 40 L Backpacking Pack

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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: 963085

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Quechua MH500 40 L Backpacking Pack | 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 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 40 L Backpacking Pack in use

Carrying comfort

Preformed hip belt, padded adjustable shoulder straps. Thumb loops


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


40 L / Dimensions: H 26” x L 11.8” x D 10.2”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.


40 L: Lightweight: 2.8 lbs (1.26 kg) in size S / 3 lbs 1.39 kg in size L


10-year guarantee

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Exceptional backpack

A marvel at an absolutely accessible price. Roomy and light, it has many useful pockets for small objects (keys, telephone, tissues) and is not bad aesthetically. Talking about ventilation seems excessive to me, certainly the back remains drier than a classic backpack

Very good product…

Very good product to see over time.

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Tested on the GR52 6…

Tested on the GR52 6 days of 10 hours of walking, loaded with 9 kilos. Good comfort, good stability. No friction from the bag. Water bottles accessible without problem. Large capacity expandable front pockets. Main volume of the bag accessible from the top and side, very useful. Two other pockets on the top and back of the bag. As a bonus, the over-bag (not used since no rain) Very happy with this purchase! 👍

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I noticed that a clip broke

after I got home, I noticed that a clip was broken, I don't know if I can change it

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Mountain backpack

Practical, with many pockets and good support.

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Easy to Carry

If you make the clasp adjustments properly while walking, it will never make its presence felt. Maybe it could have been a little better in terms of pockets, but the capacity and ventilation part are very good.

A very good backpack at this price.

The backpack is very practical, opening with a zipper on the side gives access to the interior without taking out all the items. Compression straps come in handy when I'm carrying a partial load. Two pockets for bottles/water bottles on the side, so I have them at hand, two pockets on the hip belt for documents or a phone are also very useful while hiking. Generally speaking, it's hard to fault anything, I recommend it.

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For hiking

I walked with the backpack 170 km on via Transilvanica and it was exactly what I needed in terms of capacity, ventilation, pockets, the backpack is really good and the price is fair in my opinion.

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Great hiking backpack

I can only warmly recommend the backpack. He has already taken part in several hut hikes in the Alps (3 to 9 days of hiking) and has mastered each trip without any problems.

Very good value for money,…

Very good value for money, I recommend this item. I have used it several times while hiking and it is very comfortable. I really like its all-purpose color. If you use it without filling it to the maximum, it compacts easily.

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Value for money,

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Super bag, we forget it...

Super bag, we almost forget it. :)

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Good backpack for traveling

I bought it because I had a long motorcycle trip, out of urgency I bought it and honestly it is an excellent backpack, very practical, it distributes the weight very well. I loved

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40L hiking bag

this bag is perfect for hiking 😉👍 I recommend without hesitation.

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Additional Product Information


Lining: 90.0% Polyester, 10.0% Polyurethane ; Main fabric: 88.0% Polyester, 12.0% Polyurethane ; Pocket: 85.0% Polyamide, 15.0% Elastane ; Back fabric: 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 ”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 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” cm, you will be better off with a size S.


This bag can hold 1 liter, 2 liter or 3 liter 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 liter.

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)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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