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Quechua NH500 Hiking 16 L Backpack

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Our motivation? To provide a comfortable backpack with compartments and accessories. Your best companion with its 2 compartments, 12 pockets, and clever functions.

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Quechua NH500 Hiking 16 L Backpack | The NH Escape 500 16 liter backpack has been designed by our hiker designers to accompany you on your walks, hikes, and in your daily life.

Our motivation? To provide a comfortable backpack with compartments and accessories. Your best companion with its 2 compartments, 12 pockets, and clever functions.

A photo of the Quechua NH500 Hiking 16 L Backpack in use

Carrying comfort

5-pad thick foam back and shoulder straps | Adjustable shoulder and chest straps


Great volume: 16 liters | Dimensions: 15.7” x 11” x 7.9” | Hand luggage format

Multiple compartments

2 compartments | 12 pockets: 4 zipped, 2 bottle holders (20.3 oz), 1 x 13” laptop pocket


Hidden pocket | Secure zipper | Cable outlet | Suitcase connection | Organizer


Back with thick open-cell padding for ventilation | Ventilated shoulder straps


Durable, abrasion-resistant materials and assemblies | 10-year warranty


Lightweight, 1.5 lbs

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Quechua  NH500 Hiking 16 L Backpack,carbon gray
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Great travel bag

Breezed through customs with this accessible bag. Electronics and medications and liquids in zip lock bags in the outer pocket. Travel documents in the side pouch. Empty water bottle ready to be filled once cleared customs. Essentials in the main pouch with snacks for the flight. Valuables kept in zipped pouch under handle. Padded with a waterproof bottom to keep things clean and dry.

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Adjustable, light and bright, great for travel

We used them for carry on luggage as they would fit under the seat. Amazing how much we could pack into them

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Excellent for one overnight travel

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Hello Andrew,


Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your product experience. We truly appreciate your feedback.


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Wishing you a fantastic day :)

Thanks & Regards,

Decathlon Brampton Team

At $35 this is a FANTASTIC daypack

Full of features and functionalities, this (seemingly) durable bag is fantastic. Very comfortable, lots of compartments, easy to pull zippers, neat design... [+] Laptop pocket can actually hold my 14'' gaming laptop [+] Roomy main compartment [+] Lots of organisation [+] Hidden pocket [+] Super elastic side water bottle pockets [+] Reinforced bottom so wont be damaged or get dirty when put on the floor [+] Super comfy back panel and handle [+] Solid loop to hook the bag [-] Laptop pocket is just an open pocket, no extra security or anything to keep it in place. [-] Only the main compartment zipper has the security loop to pass-through the zipper pull tabs - they should've added those to the main pocket zipper as well. [-] The USB cable pass through hole is too small for many USB-A type connectors


Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you are satisfied with this NH500 Escape Hiking Backpack !

Your comments are importants, and will be reviewed by our product team to make sure to always improve our products and have them fits your needs.

See you again soon on ! 😊

Marie 🏊‍♀️

Décathlon Canada



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Perfect size for theme parks

compact size, love the 2 full size water bottle holders, fabric means bottle don't pop out if you bend over. The only negative I found was that the insde material of the staps was a bit scratchy, if you wear tank tops the material rubs your collar area, had to only wear full t-shirts. Was perfect for use in DIsney parks as holds everything and is small enough to take onto rides and comfortable to carry.

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Practical size

Good to stroll in the city

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I've spent years searching for the ultimate office/hiking backpack hybrid. A rucksack that is completely multifunctional. This one is almost there, but falls short on several details- 1. The front small side zip pocket is on the wrong side for me to access easily, is it too much to ask to put zip access on both sides? Or better yet, a horizontal zip across the front. For me, this pocket is obsolete. 2. The second zip pocket, that has multiple pen/phone compartments, is too deep and the access to it is too high. Which means I have to take the rucksack off completely to get anything out of it, rather than swinging it down from my shoulder. 3. For some reason, the elasticated drinks holders on either side of the rucksack go all the way to the top. Which is ridiculous. It means it's a real struggle to get my water bottle out. It would be amazing if this company set up a service so that customers could design they're own rucksack, I'd pay good money for that.

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Love it!

I love this backpack, both aesthetically and for its comfort. Spacious, practical and with a lot of storage, I really recommend it.

Nice bag, small bottle holders

Thought I had finally found the perfect smart rucksack but the bottle holders are so small have yet to find a super skinny bottle small enough to fit inside. Such a shame, is going back.

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In correct dimensions

Bought this based on the dimensions in description it is smaller therefore I am returning.

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Well designed. Versatile. Nice detailing.

A well designed, good looking and versatile bag that considers small conveniences; - many compartments with zippers to keep our things. - good detailing like the hook for keys, rubber stopper for locking the compartment, front strap that can slide up and down for height adjustments. I received good comments from fellow hikers too. Highly recommended 👍👍👍

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Great travel bag!

So versatile, and well organised design.

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Dear Julie

Thank you for choosing our product and giving us the review. We hope you will be satisfied on the product and we are looking forward to serving you again.

Thank you very munch. 


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ขอบคุณที่ไว้วางใจเลือกใช้ผลิตภัณฑ์ Hiking backpack 16L - NH Escape 500 จากดีแคทลอนนะคะ ทางเรามีความรู้สึกดีใจที่คุณลูกค้าชื่นชอบผลิตภัณฑ์ของเรา ขอบคุณมากค่ะ ^_^

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Като компания, която се стреми да направи спорта достъпен за всеки, нашата цел е винаги да предоставяме качествени и функционални продукти.

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Additional Product Information


Main fabric: 100.0% Polyester ; Main lining: 100.0% Polyester ; Webbing: 100.0% Polypropylene ; Coating: 100.0% Polyurethane

Our commitment to consume less water

We have improved this product with an eco-design approach. Textile dyeing requires a lot of water but also produces waste water from the dye baths. We dye every other thread to reduce water consumption and water pollution.To reduce our impact on the environment, we choose the bulk dyeing method, by integrating the color pigments from the manufacture of the yarn (dark gray color, reference: 8649496).

Your comfort above all

To take full advantage of a hike, we devote particular attention to designing comfortable products.The back, shoulder straps, and handle are comfortable because of their thickness and construction composed of different types of foam padding covered with a 3D mesh to improve ventilation and drying.Back: 5 pads, composed of 2 types of 0.6”-thick foam (PE - PU). Shoulder straps: composed of 2 different foams (EVA - PU) 0.3” to 0.5” thick.The chest strap has cushioning, and its height and width are adjustable.

12 pockets and functions to get you organized

2 compartments and numerous pockets (12), to separate and organize all your belongings.1 main compartment, with secure zipper, including 2 pockets for 13” laptop and 10” tablet, raised to avoid impacts.4 zipped pockets, 1 hidden zipped pocket, 1 6.8” phone pocket (left shoulder strap).2 expandable and cover-all bottle holders.1 organizer and 1 key ring.1 cable hole and 1 pocket for a battery.1 flashlight holder1 strap to connect to a suitcase


The materials of the bag are water-repellent so that you can temporarily continue walking/hiking in light rain. Caution: this backpack is not watertight/waterproof and it does not have a rain cover. If you want to continue walking/hiking in the rain and protect your belongings, we recommend the following model: ”20 to 35 L rain cover”, which can be viewed on our website, item reference 8303438.

Outer dimensions

Height: 15.7” | Width: 11” | Thickness: 7.9” This bag can be used as carry-on luggage when traveling by plane as its dimensions meet the airline requirements (IATA). We recommend that you contact your airline for details of the size and weight restrictions on cabin baggage.

Tested for optimum durability and strength

To guarantee the durability of the bag, laboratory tests are conducted on the materials and assemblies to replicate the aging of the backpack.For example, for a fabric, we test the resistance to abrasion and tearing, the colorfastness when exposed to UV light and washing, and the waterproofing. We use these tests to guarantee the bags for a period of 10 years from the date of purchase on the receipt.

How to adjust your backpack

1 - Loosen all straps, shoulder straps, and chest belt2 - Put on the bag3 - Buckle the chest belt, adjust its height and width4 - Tighten the shoulder straps (from top to bottom)5 - Adjust to fitYou’re all set!

How is volume measured?

The volume of each backpack is measured using a standard method: We fill the main compartment, as well as each pocket, with little balls. Then we empty these balls into a graduated container, which gives the equivalent volume in liters.

How to fill your backpack

Place the heavy items, e.g. laptop, picnic lunch, etc., in the bottom and in the spaces provided. Pack your clothes around these items. Put the small belongings that you will use during the day (sunblock, map, sunglasses, etc.) in the pockets. Put the water bottle(s) in the outer pockets on the sides that are made for this purpose.

Product testing

It’s in France, at the foot of Mont Blanc, that our design team conceives, designs, and creates Quechua products. We test them in the field with other hikers to make sure that they are comfortable and durable. This backpack has been tested and improved by hikers in different climatic conditions and different environments.

Storage instructions

Store your backpack in a dry place.



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