Hiking backpack 23L - NH Escape 500

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Our hiking designers created this NH Escape 500 23 litre backpack for your walks, hikes and everyday life.

Our motivation? To provide a comfortable backpack with compartments and accessories. Your best daily companion with its 3 compartments, 14 pockets and smart functions.

Color: black / caramel brown / carbon grey

25 L
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Products benefits

Carrying comfort

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


Great volume: 23 litres | Dimensions: 46 x 28 x 22cm | Hand luggage format

Multiple compartments

3 compartments | 14 pockets:6 zipped, 2x0.8L bottle carriers 1x15” laptop sleeve


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


Hiking backpack 23L - NH Escape 500
Hiking backpack 23L - NH Escape 500

Technical information

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 main bag’s volume capacity is 23 L.
We have measured the volume with the 2 water bottle outer side pockets, its total capacity reaches 25 L.

Your comfort above all

To fully enjoy your hikes, we put comfort at the heart of our 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 from 2 types of foam (PE - PU) 15 mm thick,
- Shoulder straps made from 2 types of foam (EVA - PU) 8-13 mm thick.

14 pockets and 3 compartments to keep you organised

- 3 compartments with numerous pockets (14), to separate and organise all your belongings,
- 1 secure zipped compartment, including 2 pockets for 15” laptop and 13” tablet, raised to avoid impact,
- 6 zipped pockets, 1 hidden zipped pocket, 1 6.8” phone pocket (left strap),
- 2 extendable and covered bottle holders,
- 1 organiser and 1 key holder,
- 1 cable inlet and 1 battery pocket,
- 1 lamp holder,
- 1 suitcase attachment strap.


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 baggage for a plane trip as its dimensions meet airline (IATA) requirements. We recommend that you contact your airline for details of the size and weight restrictions on cabin baggage.

Tested for optimal durability

To ensure the bag is strong enough, we conduct laboratory tests on the components and seams, which replicate the long-term wear and tear that the backpack will endure.
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, stomach and chest,
- Put the bag on,
- Buckle the chest strap, adjust the height and width,
- Tighten the shoulder straps (top to bottom),
- Adjust as needed.
It’s adjusted!

How to fill your backpack?

Put your heavy items in the bottom and the laptop, picnic items for example in the intended places. Pack your clothes around these items;
- Place small items for daily use (phone, sun cream, map, glasses, keys, wallet, etc.) in the pockets ;
- Water bottle(s) will go in the outer side pockets intended for this purpose.


10 years


Product concept & technology

Product Composition

Main fabric 100% Polyester Main lining 100% Polyester Webbing 100% Polypropylene Coating 100% Polyurethane


Store your backpack in a dry place.

User Restrictions

Caution: non-waterproof components. Cover not provided.


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.

Approved By

This bag was designed with the help of many customer reviews as well as the comments of hikers. It has been tested and approved by a panel of about 100 hikers hiking in the Haute-Savoie region.
In order to fulfil your requirements, Quechua products are tested in the countryside.
Our teams, as well as a panel of testers (made up of partners, ambassadors and customers), test the products throughout their development right up until they are marketed.

Maintenance advice

Hand wash

Do not bleach

Do not tumble dry

Do not iron

Do not dry-clean

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