Arpenaz Hiking Backpack 20 Litres

Designed for lowland hikers going out for a half-day or day.

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SKU: S109211 (606224)
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€ 8.59

This bike is eligible under the Bike to work scheme
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Product benefits
  1. Capacity
    Volume: 21 l/Weight: 340 g / Size: H 48 cm L 24 cm; D 14 cm.
  2. Carrying comfort
    Foam-filled back and straps. Thumb loops. Chest strap. Belt.
  3. Ventilation
    Simple back and straps without ventilation system.
  4. Multiple compartments
    Multiple compartments
    Pockets: 1 outer, 2 mesh side pockets.
  5. Abrasion resistance
    10-year warranty.
  6. Environmental impact
    Environmental impact
    Life cycle comparison: Backpack -
  • Duration
  • Volume
    20 L
  • Comfort
    Simple foam-padded back
  • Adjustment
  • Water bladder
    Not compatible
  • Rain cover
    Sold separately
Product feature
  1. Field test
    All our backpacks are tested in the field by users who represent the target market in 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 10-year guarantee, technical partnership
    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 period of 10 years from the date of purchase indicated on the sales receipt.
  4. 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 the sales receipt. If the product is covered by the warranty, it will be repaired or exchanged for free. This commercial guarantee does not affect any statutory guarantees that are applicable in the country of purchase.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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, goggles etc.) in the pockets. If carrying a hydration pack (water bladder), this should be placed in its special pocket along the back.
  8. Environmental measures
    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:
Product testing
  1. Composition
    Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
  2. Storage advice
    Store your backpack in a dry place.
  3. Cleaning advice
    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
  4. Product restrictions
    Not waterproof; protect your belongings in case of rain.
  5. Product catchline
    20L: A simple and lightweight backpack - very useful for short all-day hikes. Allows you to take the essentials with you:picnic, jacket or windbreaker, one or a couple of water bottles.
  6. Lab tested
    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 suitabilit
Product reviews
4.3 / 5
37 reviews
37 users recommend this product
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  • Great for a days hiking

    Tony (Ireland)
    Used for 3 to 6 months
    Comfortable, light and water resistant.
  • handy day bag

    maurice (Ireland)
    Used for 2 to 8 weeks
    i bought this in Spain while on the camino. i used it for evening time when walking around town, goin for meals, visiting sites etc. i could pack my fleece and rain gear in case of bad weather and store my passport and important things as well. its light and loads of room and a bargain for the price.
  • Surprised it's 20L

    Sarah (United Kingdom)
    Used for 1 week or less
    I'm genuinely surprised it's 20L looks on the small size. Had it been for me, I'd have probably returned it but as it's for my children I'm ok with the size
  • Poor zip closure design

    Nicholas (United Kingdom)
    Used for 3 to 6 months
    I have the same issue as the other reviews, the fabric surrounding the zip is just the right size to get stuck in the zip. After persevering with the bag for a while, the zip got caught and I couldn't not separate it. The zip came apart trying to separate it.
    Response of the brand
    Good evening Nicholas,

    I am sorry to hear that you've had issues with the zip on the Arpenaz 20 litre rucksack. All our Quechua rucksacks come with a 10 year warranty so if you can get to your local store, they should be able to have a look at it for you and have a solution for you.

    Christopher Penn | UK Product Trainer
  • Awful zips, now broken :(

    Kirsty (United Kingdom)
    Used for 2 to 8 weeks
    I bought two of these for my children to use as their school bags. They have been in use for just over a month. The tab of fabric which overlaps the zip gets caught in the zip on a daily basis, resulting in one of the zips coming apart trying to release the blockage. I've never known any bags to have such a major problem with the zips. If it didn't involve a ferry journey to get to my nearest store I would have returned both bags! Very disappointed.
    I have other Decathlon rucksacks which are great.
    Response of the brand
    Hi Kirsty,

    I am sorry to hear about your experience with the Arpenaz 20L Backpack. All of our backpacks are tested rigorously which is why they have a 10 year warranty. Please review this video if you want more information on our testing process: Since your fault is covered by the warranty you are entitled to a  full refund or an exchange. I understand that your nearest Decathlon store is a long journey away so I suggest that you return your faulty product by post by following these instructions:

    Alec Stratton-Lake | UK Product Trainer
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