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Quechua NH500 16 L Hiking Backpack

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This hiking bag has 3 major advantages: comfortable, compartmentalised and lots of accessories. Practical on a daily basis thanks to its 2 compartments, 12 pockets and its clever functions in a cabin bag size.

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About this item:

  • Capacity: 16 liters | 1.5 lbs | Dimensions: 15.7” x 11” x 7.9”
  • 2 compartments | 12 pockets: 4 zipped, 2 bottle holders 0.6 L, 1 x 13” laptop pocket
  • 10-year warranty: Durable and abrasion-resistant materials
Model: 8649496

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Quechua NH500 16 L Hiking Backpack | This 16-litre NH Escape 500 hiking backpack has been designed for you to take with you on your countryside outings, your hikes and your daily life.

This hiking bag has 3 major advantages: comfortable, compartmentalised and lots of accessories. Practical on a daily basis thanks to its 2 compartments, 12 pockets and its clever functions in a cabin bag size.

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

Carrying comfort

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


Great volume: 16 litres | Dimensions: 40 x 28 x 20cm | Hand luggage format

Multiple compartments

2 compartments|12 pockets: 4 zipped, 2 bottle holders(0.6L), 1x13” laptop pocket


Hidden pocket | Secure zip | Cable outlet | Suitcase connection | Organiser


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


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


Lightweight, 700g

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There is no more color for this model? I’m looking the Turquoise color.


Unfortunatly this is a model we will not carry forward. We may have a similar model RC 100 in stock in your size

By Nicolas on Aug 16, 2023 | STAFF

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Very practical

Excellent suitcase. It is a very suitable size for those who do not want to carry large backpacks. I bought it for a 6 year old child as a school backpack and it is very ergonomic.

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Perfect for my computer...

Perfect for my laptop and professional equipment, great for the price!

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Excellent backpack

I am very satisfied with the purchase!

For those bags that…

For these bags which are very often carried in the city, it is necessary to think about the security aspect (they must not be able to be opened easily without the user's knowledge, particularly in public transport, groups of people ...)

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multi-pocket, top

multi-pocket, top

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Meets our expectations

Meets our expectations

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Multifunctional bag with high CP

Since I have to carry my computer out every day, I have been looking for a bag that can help relieve pressure on my shoulders and back. This Decathlon model fits my needs very well (it has a chest buckle, pressure-relieving straps, multiple compartments, can be placed on the suitcase, etc. ) and the price is also very affordable. I chose the all-black one that is stain-resistant. I will repurchase it if I have the opportunity!

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For me, the best backpack. There are a lot of pockets and space in the backpack as well. I had another backpack with the same contents before. I put everything in yours and it's not difficult. How is this possible? I don't know, but I'm excited 👍

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backpack great

If the weight did not exceed 500 grams, it would be "very great"


used for two trips, large storage capacity, practical, suitable as cabin luggage for the plane

Backpack for trekking

The backpack is very comfortable and big enough for day hikes!

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Completely matches my…

Completely meets my expectations

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A Complete FP product

Its volume, number of compartments and fabric quality are well above the price. A real price-performance monster. Perfect for daily laptop and personal supplies in and out of the city. I wish it had more vibrant and different colours.


I recommend 100% very useful

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Very practical and well…

Very practical and well designed!!!

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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

Outer dimensions

Height : 40 cm | Width: 28 cm | Thickness: 20cm. This bag can be used as carry-on luggage when travelling 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.

12 pockets and functions to get you organised

2 compartments and numerous pockets (12), to separate and organise all your belongings.One main compartment, with secure zip, 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 stretch water bottle holders with good coverage.1 organiser and 1 key ring.1 cable outlet and 1 battery pocket.1 torch holder1 strap to connect to a suitcase

Your comfort above all

To take full advantage of a hike, we devote particular attention to designing comfortable products. The back, shoulder straps & handle are comfortable because of their thickness and construction composed of different types of foam padding covered with a 3D mesh to improve ventilation & drying.Back: 5 pads, composed of 2 types of 15mm-thick foam (PE - PU).Shoulder straps: composed of 2 different foams (EVA - PU) 8 to 13mm thick.The chest strap has cushioning, & its height and width is adjustable.

We have reduced our environmental impact on this product

We have improved this product with an eco-design approach. To reduce our environmental impact, we use a mass pigmentation process that involves adding the colour pigments when the yarn itself is produced (dark grey colour, product reference: 8649496).


The components 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: ”10 to 20 L rain cover”, which can be viewed on our website, product reference: 8772113.

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 litres.The capacity of the main volume of this bag is 16L. We also measured the volume with the 2 exterior side water bottle pockets, whereby its total capacity increases to 17L

Tested for optimum durability and strength

To guarantee the durability of the bag, laboratory tests are conducted on the components and assemblies to replicate the ageing of the backpack.For example, for a fabric, we test the resistance to abrasion and tearing, the colour fastness 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 to fill your backpack?

Place the heavy items, e.g. laptop, picnic, 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 (sun cream, 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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