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Quechua Mountain Walking 30 L Backpack MH500

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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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Quechua Mountain Walking 30 L Backpack MH500 | 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 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 Mountain Walking 30 L Backpack MH500 in use

Carrying comfort

Preformed hip belt, padded adjustable shoulder straps. Thumb loops


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


30 L / Dimensions: H 63 cm; L 30 cm; D 23 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.


30 L: only 1,200 g in size S, 1,300 g in size L


10-year guarantee

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Quechua Mountain Walking 30 L Backpack MH500,dark blue 

Quechua Mountain Walking 30 L Backpack MH500,dark blue 

Quechua Mountain Walking 30 L Backpack MH500,dark blue 

Quechua Mountain Walking 30 L Backpack MH500,dark blue

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pack is very narrow and not that easy to access but 5 stars for comfort

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Strong and comfortable

This bag was better than expected. It’s strong and when adjusted correctly sits so comfortably on hips, helping with the load. Lots of pockets and even a rain cover that pulls out from underneath.

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Great backpack for a bargain

Not mentioned is the frame is removable. I put a 15' laptop sleeve into the hydration sleeve and now is my commute bag. Well thought out designs, could do with some more internal pocketing you find in high end bags to really up the quality. Very comfortable carry especially if you like hip belts.

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Great starter bag

I don’t go on long hikes every weekend so this bag is just fine for me. It feels a little hot after a few hours and it rubs a little at the bottom of my back despite being well adjusted but I was able to enjoy the hikes I have done with this bag.

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Bought it for my first hiking trip Used it for day hikes and capacity is sufficient to contain all that I need. Especially love the side zip for easy access. The padded straps and the frame back mesh makes it comfortable all day too. I thought it's a great functional backpack for it's price and for entry hikers. I've got the "L" size and it fits ergonomically for my height (1.7m) Would recommend to try it on as it might seem 'too lengthy/long" for some.

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The backpack has one big minus - it's pockets for bottles. It is not suitable for people who walk with sticks. Make them vertical please.

My go to sac

This is a brilliant sac! I’ve had this for nearly a year and have used it about twice a week, usually fully loaded. I originally brought it as cheap sac that I could use and abuse and not worry if it got damaged as it was not expensive. I didn’t expect for it to last long and take so much wear. It has by far exceeded my expectations. It is well made, and after about a year of use, it only shows only a bit of discolouration, note that mine was a mustard colour, which they don’t do in this size anymore. Its design is great, with the front access zip for the main compartment, you can get to its contents easily and quickly. With the other pockets located on the belt and around the body of the sac you can put equipment that you need easy access to, whilst moving. It’s really comfortable even when fully loaded and after carrying it all day. Since I’ve brought it it’s been my go to sac for mountain walking. I would recommend this over and above more expensive makes.

Good for trail hiking

Used for a week of mixed high fell and mountain walking

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Amazing quality for the price

The materials and build quality is on a par with much more expensive Osprey and Deuter daypacks. I'm over 170cm tall, but have a short torso lenght so I went for the size S and it fits me perfectly

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Excellent day sack

Great day sack, good adjustability for carrying comfort, loads of useful pockets and features. Was excellent on long distance hike along the Hadrian's wall cost to coast route.

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Brilliant day sack

Have just used this bag for the 3 peaks challenge and it performed brilliantly, didn't know it was on your back.

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Great day sack

Have just used this bag for the 3 peaks challenge and it performed brilliantly, didn't know it was on your back.

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Great Pack .However...

However being, the waist strap. Brilliant stretch pockets on both sides and great support, but the belt and buckle are too small for such a substantial sack. I customised as soon as I could. Other than that brilliant pack.

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I walk a lot and have many packs but this for the money is just superb, very well thought out, very well made and carries the load really well for half the price of the Osprey equivalent.

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Main fabric: 88.0% Polyester, 12.0% Polyurethane ; Lining: 90.0% Polyester, 10.0% 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.

Why 2 sizes?

During several field test sessions with hikers of different sizes, we noticed that between 20 and 40 litres, the difference in comfort was mainly linked to the back height of the bag: someone with a small frame feels better with a bag that doesn't have a very big back, and someone with a big frame with a larger back. We therefore offer all our models in 2 sizes to meet these requirements.


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 (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.

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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