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Quechua NH Escape 500 23 L Hiking Backpack

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Our motivation? To provide a comfortable backpack with compartments and accessories. Your best everyday companion thanks to its 3 compartments, 14 pockets and clever functions.

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About this item:

  • Capacity: 23 liters | 2 lbs | Dimensions: 18” x 11” x 8.6”
  • 3 compartments | 14 pockets: 6 zipped, 2 bottle holders 0.8 L, 1 laptop pocket 15”
  • 10-year warranty: Durable and abrasion-resistant materials
Model: 8649342

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Product Features

Quechua NH Escape 500 23 L Hiking Backpack | The NH Escape 500 23 liters 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 everyday companion thanks to its 3 compartments, 14 pockets and clever functions.

A photo of the Quechua NH Escape 500 23 L Hiking Backpack in use

Carrying comfort

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


Great volume: 23 liters | Dimensions: 18” x 11” x 8.6” | Hand luggage format

Multiple compartments

3 compartments | 14 pockets: 6 zipped, 2 x 0.8 L water bottle holders, 1 x 15” PC 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, 900g

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Can this bag be used as a personal item on US airlines?


We recommend checking your preferred airline witht the following dimensions of this product: Capacity: 23 liters | 2 lbs | Dimensions: 18” x 11” x 8.6”

By Uluç on July 14, 2023 | STAFF


I need the Decatlhon Quechua NH Escape 500 backpack - 23L Turquoise. I can’t find it in the page. Pleaseee help me I love that color


That backpack is not available in Turquoise. We will have 2 more colors available in the USA in 2024: Dark Blue and Violet

By Nicolas on Aug 14, 2023 | STAFF


What type of lamp attaches to the backpack? Do you sell them?


You can attach a common safety light on your backpack. We currently do not sell those items.

By Uluç on Sep 19, 2023 | STAFF

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Very practical and very…

Very practical and very comfortable

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Small and roomy

Just returned from a week's holiday with only this super roomy backpack

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Hiking backpack

Great product! *****

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Very practical and with many compartments and pockets.

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Great for work or university. My 15' laptop fits perfectly. Also convenient for short trips (2/3 days).

Shoulder strap length keeps slipping

The product is very good due to the many inner pockets and 2 divided compartments (laptop and additional compartment in A4 ring binder format, A4 folders are too big). However, the length of the shoulder straps doesn't stay the same because the straps are somehow too smooth. I attached several Kam Snaps snaps for different lengths to eliminate the problem.

my everyday bag

I use it every day, very happy with my purchase. Only small complaint, could be a little lighter, but otherwise all good!

bag used as a satchel…

bag used as a school bag for a 6th grade child

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Mountaineering backpack

There are many compartments and small pockets for storing small things. It looks good and is easy to carry.

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Perfect as hand luggage

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The price is a little high

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Good product

The product is very good, I am very satisfied with the quality. I use it as luggage on short trips or as hand luggage on the plane. I could leave for 5 days with only what I packed in this backpack without missing anything.

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Backpack featuring…

Backpack with numerous pockets, it is very well compartmentalized with a dedicated space for the PC... Perfect for going to work or on a leisure getaway, it is versatile!

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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 with this product

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 method of bulk dyeing, by integrating the colour pigments from the manufacture of the yarn (references: 8649342, 8649339, 8649346).

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 23 L. We also measured the volume with the 2 exterior side water bottle pockets, its total capacity increasing to 25 L.

Your comfort above all

To fully enjoy your hikes, we put comfort at the heart of product design.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.The chest strap has cushioning, & its height and width is adjustable.- Back: 5 pads made up of 2 foams (PE - PU) 15 mm thick,- Straps made up of 2 foams (EVA - PU) 8 -13 mm thick.

14 pockets and 3 compartments to keep you organised

- 3 compartments and numerous pockets (14), to separate and organise all your belongings,- 1 compartment with secure zip, including 2 pockets for a 15” PC and 13” tablet, raised to avoid knocks,- 6 zipped pockets, 1 hidden zipped pocket, 1 x 6.8” phone pocket (left strap),- 2 expandable, covering water bottle holders,- 1 organiser and 1 key ring,- 1 passage for cable and 1 pocket for battery,- 1 lamp holder,- 1 strap to connect to a suitcase.


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: ”20 to 40 L rain cover”, which can be viewed on our website, item reference 8734213.

Outer dimensions

Height : 46 cm | Width: 28 cm  | Thickness: 22cm. This bag can be used as cabin luggage when travelling by plane, as its dimensions meet 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 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?

- Loosen all the straps, shoulder straps and chest strap,- Put on the bag,- Buckle the chest strap, adjust it in height and width,- Tighten the shoulder straps (from top to bottom),- Adjust to your liking.It’s adjusted!

How to fill your backpack?

- Place heavy equipment - computer, picnic, for example - in the bottom and in the locations provided. Pack your clothes around these items;- Spread out small items for the day (phone, sun cream, map, glasses, keys, wallet etc.) in the pockets. ;- The water bottle(s) should be put in the outer side pockets provided for this purpose.

Product testing

Our design team imagines, creates and designs the Quechua products at the foot of the Mont Blanc, in France. 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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