QUECHUA Trekking Backpack MH500 20L Review - Lightweight and Budget-Friendly Pack

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  1. Walking Nature World

    Walking Nature World Summit Camper

    QUECHUA Trekking Backpack MH500 20L Review - Lightweight and Budget-Friendly Pack with Breathable Spine

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    This is the full review of my favorite women backpack Quechua MH500 20 L that I honestly feel has been the best for me so far. I was carrying it with me for the Tour du Mont Blanc hike, Dolomites Hiking, Via Francigena and in Pyrenees. So it’s got quite a bit of a test for a year of use now and I am ready to share with you my opinion about it. We are going to talk about the technical specs of it, its features, comfort, advantages and disadvantages of it.

    What is your favorite lightweight backpack to carry?
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  2. Croven

    Croven Trekker

    I have only Osprey Talon 33 and I love it, but my question is why decathlons products (in this case backpacks) are so cheap yet so great compared other known brands (Osprey, Lowe Alpina, Deuter etc...). Why I or other normal hiker should buy backpack from decathlon but no known brand backpack (2-3x more expensive than decathlon)? I believe both backpacks will serve you right.
  3. HillBelly

    HillBelly Section Hiker

    Decathlon make and supply only for their own stores, so there is no distributor/reseller margins to factor in and bump the price up. They have many stores across Europe, so volume brings development/manufacture costs down further. I can only speak of the Quechua packs I own, which are of good quality and are standing the test of time without issue. I speak as an owner of a couple of Osprey packs and a Mammut pack too.
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2020
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  4. vaguehead

    vaguehead Backpacker

    I use a lot of Decathalon clothes and they're usually fine and great value. I haven't owned one of their backpacks but I have played with them extensively in store. They fit me and the weight's good for the ones I was looking at with a proper frame and trampoline. Where they fall down is materials, build quality and design. For the price you can't expect the same quality of materials and build quality as you get in packs that cost 2 or 3 times the price and you don't get it. But the designs are often weird. The ones I looked at had zips on the side pockets. The newer ones have non-mesh stretchy material for the back and side pockets that won't breathe -- half the point of these pockets is to put wet clothing in.
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  5. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I got a similar pack for my 9yo from decathlon, it's great!
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  6. Walking Nature World

    Walking Nature World Summit Camper

    That's true that you have to search quite a bit for the right backpack in the Decathlon variety, some of them are just weird as you said in materials choice and design. And some of their decisions are hard to understand sometimes.
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