Made for Check out our NH500 20L backpack, which was created and designed in the French Alps for one-day hikes in forests or on the coast, and in wet weather. 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.
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.
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.
Explanatory video: https://youtu.be/8t63KkRwn_8
Store the backpack in a dry place.
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!