NH500 20L Country Walking Backpack - Blue



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Our motivation? To offer you a comfortable backpack with lots of accessories, 5 pockets and a rain cover. It is for hiking on relatively flat land.


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Carrying comfortFoam-padded back and straps. Sternum strap. 2 thumb loops.
Easy transport5 zipped pockets. 2 bottle holders. Pole-loop. Water bladder compartment.
CapacityVolume: 20 litres / Weight: 810 g / Size: H 45 cm, L 28 cm, D 23 cm.
VentilationVentilated back and straps for improved comfort.
Abrasion resistanceAbrasion-resistant component (ground and back). 10-year guarantee.
WaterproofRain cover provided.
Warranty10 Years
Technical Informations

10-year guarantee
Our Quechua hiking backpacks are guaranteed for 10 years. Our commitment? To offer you long-lasting products that you can use on all your nature hikes. Because the products we like the most are those with a story behind them that is still ongoing!The guarantee covers any backpack faults, except those caused by normal wear and tear and improper use.
How is volume measured?
The volume of each backpack is measured using a standardised 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.
How to adjust your backpack?
1 - Loosen all the straps (straps, hip belt, load adjuster straps). 2 - Put the backpack on. 3 -Tighten the shoulder straps. 4 - Adjust the load adjuster straps as needed.
How to pack backpack?
Place heavy equipment at the bottom. Pack your clothes around these items. Keep a rainproof jacket and fleece close at hand. Place small items for daily use (sun cream, map, glasses etc.) in the pockets. If carrying a hydration pack (water bladder), this should be placed in its special pocket along the back.The water bottle goes in the external water pockets provided for this purpose.
Laboratory testing
We carry out laboratory tests to validate all component parts: fabric, buckles, straps, foam and zips. For example, for fabric: resistance to wear, tearing, colour-fastness under UV rays, washing, waterproofing. A final test on the finished product simulates the kind of treatment to which it will be subjected over several years, to assess the strength of the assembly: the backpack is weighted then placed on a dummy which then reproduces the movement of fast walking over thousands of cycles.
A score for comparing products' environmental impact
The product's environmental impact is calculated over its entire life cycle using different indicators. An overall ABCDE score is attributed to help you more readily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing the same type of product (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.). Decathlon is committed to displaying the environmental data of its products. Web: sustainability.decathlon.com Explanatory video: https://youtu.be/8t63KkRwn_8
Information / Concept / Technology
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Yoke (General) : 100.0% Polyamide

Test Product
It's in France, at the foot of Mont Blanc, that our design team conceives, creates and designs Quechua products. We test them in the field with other hikers to ensure their comfort and resistance. Brittany, Corsica ... We visit as many trails as possible, in all weathers. Moments rich in discussion, which is precious for us to get your feedback and plan our future collections!

Stockage Tips
Store the backpack in a dry place.


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Well done. Nice product
Used for 1 week or less
fast delivery and great going.
Used for 1 week or less
5stars Backpack
Used for 3 to 6 months
Really nice bag for a very cheap price.
Very good quality, size is perfect and has many useful pockets and a waterproof cover.
Great bags thanks
Used for 1 week or less
Just right for what I need to carry , my day commut .
Great all rounder
Used for More than 1 year
This has been everywhere with me since I bought it, day trips in city's and the countryside, hiking, work trips by train and bus, and day to day life.
The pockets make organisation easy and the cover is really handy. It's a great size for most uses and smart enough to not stand out. I must use it 5 days out of 7 and it's stood up really well to 18 months of busy life.
The only improvement I might make would be a waist strap to help balance it when full.
Good Backack
Used for 7 to 12 months
Second one of theses as the first was wrecked by mice when some food wa left inside. Great value and hard wearing, used mostly as a school bag so gets daily use and then a travel bag when we go away. Takes a lot of stuff and is hardwearing.
excellent back pack
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Spacious, lightweight, durable, lots of extra zippered pockets and a padded section inside for a small laptop or other devices. Got it to replace a very ancient pack I've been using for years for commuting and as my carry on on long flights. The back pack just took it's place on a flight and was even better than the old one. Very comfortable to wear when full, even for a small person.
Great commuter rucksac
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Fits my computer and enough stuff for the day. Also the rain cover is a life saver.
Great for daily use and hiking
Used for 1 week or less
The quality looks great and very comfortable. Fits perfect a 15inch laptop.
Just what I was looking for
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Having looked at a number of backpacks this one was far superior to others which don’t last.
The comfort and quality was very good.
I loved the waterproof cover that stows away at the base of the backpack.
Having tested it on a recent trip it was found to be up for the job. It is a well thought through design.
My wife brought a slightly cheaper one from Argos and the quality and comfort in use was obvious.
Lesson learnt, it is worth paying that tiny bit extra for tested quality.
Very pleased with my purchase.
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