Arpenaz Hiking Backpack 20 Litres - Black Ideal for 1-day hikes.



Made for lowland hikers going out for a half-day or day.
A simple, lightweight 20 L backpack - very useful for short all-day hikes. It helps you to carry what is essential. The companion of your nature outings!


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CapacityVolume: 21 l / weight: 340 g / Dimensions: H 48 cm L 24 cm, D 14 cm.
Carrying comfortPadded back and straps. Thumb loops. Chest strap. Belt.
VentilationSimple back and straps without ventilation system.
Multiple compartmentsPockets: 1 ext, 2 net side pockets.
Abrasion resistance10-year warranty.
Environmental impactLife cycle comparison: Backpack -
Waranty10 Years
Technical Information

Field test
All our backpacks are tested in the field by users who represent the target market under conditions identical to those found in typical use. Our Missions Tests link the product manager up with people who are not affiliated to Quechua to test, develop and approve the products.
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.
10-year technical partnership warranty
The heavy stitching research and development department, Quechua's partner for researching and testing its components and assemblies, conducted tests simulating backpack ageing. The tests focused on components, seams and the end product. As a result of these tests, Quechua can guarantee all bags tested for a duration of 10 years from the date of purchase indicated on the sales receipt.
10-year guarantee, conditions
The guarantee covers any backpack faults, except those caused by normal wear and tear and improper use. This special 10-year guarantee will only be granted upon presentation of the product and sales receipt. If the product is covered by the warranted, it will be repaired or exchanged for free. This commercial warranty does not affect any statutory rights that are applicable in the country and/or states of purchase.
How is backpack 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 - For backpacks with a capacity of 50 L or more, place the hip belt correctly (it should sit over the pelvis) and tighten it. For smaller backpacks, the belt should be placed around the waist. 4 -Tighten the shoulder straps. 5 - Adjust the load adjuster straps as needed.
How to pack a backpack?
Put your bedding at the bottom. Place heavy gear (tent, camp stove, food) near your back. Pack your clothes around these items. The groundsheet should be placed under the flap and the tent beneath the pack if there is no space inside. 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.
Environmental measurements
The environmental impact of the product is calculated over the entire lifecycle of the product using different indicators. An overall rating of ABCDE is provided to help you easily identify products with the best environmental performance by comparing products of the same type with each other (t-shirts, trousers and backpacks). Decathlon is a voluntary actor in this environmental labellling process. For further information:

Volume20 L

ComfortSimple foam-padded back


Water bladderNot compatible

Rain coverSold separately
nformation / Concept / Technology
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Product test
All our models are tested by users representative of our target market in conditions identical to those you encounter yourself when using them. We believe that testing in real-life scenarios is the only way to continuously improve the technical suitability and design of our QUECHUA products.

Stockage tips
Store your backpack in a dry place.

Maintenance tips
To ensure materials retain their properties (especially waterproofing), we recommend you do not machine wash, tumble dry, dry-clean, or bleach your backpack. Do not iron. To clean your backpack by hand, use warm soapy water and a brush if needed. After a few years of use, you should renew the water repellent properties of the fabric using a waterproofing spray.


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Great backpack
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Needed a new backpack for every day use and it is just right.
Good value for money
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I bought the same one 5 years ago. Still in good condition but little bit discolored. Very good and durable backpack.
Useful medium size day pack
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Great medium size day pack. Nice colours make a change from black but still smart enough. Great price to match. Keep up the good work Decathlon!
Great back pack
Used for 1 week or less
Great item price and design would highly recommend
Great value
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Excellent product and great value for money, we have quite a few Quechua bags and they’re all super.
Zip keeps catching
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Fine for a basic, well priced backpack, but the design on the zip is poor, and keeps getting caught on the fabric, which is quite irritating.
Lots of compliments
Used for 1 week or less
Bought this as a daysack for a hillwalking weekend and was impressed with how much kit I could carry in it and how comfortable it was on my back. Love the colour and received numerous compliments / enquiries as to where I’d got it from. Really good bag, looks good and at a fabulous price. Can’t recommend this bag enough
Made for men, not women
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
This bag is a good value backpack if you need to carry stuff short distance (2 stars just for this). But I would not recommend it for women as the straps are too widely spaced which means that when you are walking the sides of the straps keeps rubbing against your arms and it hurts/burns. If you are a woman the torso strap isn't high enough to be placed comfortably high on the chest, which means that it's somewhere on top of your breast and useless.
I hope that next year will provide and alternative for women who have narrower shoulders and shorter torso than men.
Used for 1 week or less
With a young family to entertain this shopnis excellent and at these prices you dont need to feel precious.
Response of the brand
Hi Roy,
I'm sure you'll enjoy our offers for the back to school and back to sport period in late August and September!
See you soon

SIMONE, running enthusiast
Hiking backpack
Used for 1 week or less
Bought for a friend who loves it
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