MH500 Kids' 40L Hiking Backpack - Blue



Made for Our hiking designers have developed this 40 litre rucksack for day hiking, in dry weather, on technical paths
Designed for the young hiker, the fit is adapted to their body shape and is suitable for several days. A partner you can also take to summer camp!


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CapacityVolume: 43 L/measures: H 63 cm, L 29 cm, D 26 cm.
Carrying comfortFoam-filled braces and back, suitable for children, with load adjuster straps.
Lightweightweight: 1 350 g.
Multiple compartmentsPockets: 1 inner, 2 outer, 1 belt. Pole-loop. Front mesh.
Abrasion resistance10-year warranty
Waranty10 Years
Technical Information

Laboratory test
Components are approved in laboratory tests, including: fabric, buckles, straps, foam and zips. For example, for fabric: resistance to wear, tearing, colour-fastness in UV light, 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 warranty, technical partnership
The warranty covers all backpack faults, except those caused by normal wear and tear and improper use. The special 10-year warranty is only valid with the product and till receipt. If the product is covered by the warranty, it will be repaired or exchanged free of charge. This sales warranty does not affect any statutory guarantees applicable in the country 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.
Environmental measures
The environmental impact of the product is calculated over its entire life cycle using different indicators. An overall ABCDE mark is given to help you easily identify products with the best environmental performance by comparing similar products to each other (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc). Decathlon is committed to displaying the environmental data of its products. For more info:
How to adjust your backpack?
1 - Loosen all the straps (straps, hip belt, load tension 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 tension straps to suit.
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 your waterproof jacket and/or fleece close to hand. Place small items for daily use (sun cream, map, glasses etc.) in the pockets. Put the water bladder in the compartment that is usually provided
DurationSeveral days

Volume40 L

ComfortFlexible, breathable back

Water bladderCompatible

Rain coverSold separately
Information / Concept / Technologie
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Product test
Our backpacks are tested in use around the Mont Blanc by a cross-section of users for whom the products are designed, in conditions similar to those you can find when using.

Stockage tips
Store the backpack in a dry place.


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Perfect for older children
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Excellent quality and value for money. I bought it for my daughter (10) you don't want anything bigger.
It is also excellent as a bigger rucksack (used by me), say for a picnic with the family
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Got it for my 7yo daughter who does a lot of camping with beavers
She was very impressed with all the pockets and space, she managed to get all her kit in, including sleeping bag and wellies
Looks a bit big on her - but it’s recommended for older kids - so no issues with that, seems quite decent quality
I (5’2”) tried it on and felt it very comfortable
Great pack for smaller adults
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I am not a teenager but I am a petite lady of just over 5ft. This pack was perfect for me. Very easy to wear, supportive straps and a great colour. It seems well made and of good quality. I would recommend this pack for teenagers and small adults. I suspect that my kids will borrow this when they go out with d of e expeditions.
a really great rugsack for my 11 yr old
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Exceeded expectations and shes very pleased with
Great 1st bag
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I bought this for my 11year old. Little bit big but she continues to grow so be soon the perfect size for her. We haven't fully tested it out with her full camping gear but so far so good.

My only 2 downsides are the full front zip opening to the bag and no raincover or option to buy on that fits perfectly. I rated it 4 stars mainly due to not fully testing it out yet but will be doing shortly.
Size, padding, quality
Full front zip opening, no raincover
It is a brilliant backpack
Used for More than 2 years
Very nice product
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Very nice product
Amazing Backpack
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I loved this bagpack. Great quality. Best backpack for my outdoor hiking adventure.
Appropriate for a week long hiking trip
Used for 1 week or less
Strong, sturdy, durable and water resistant with a lot of pockets and compartments. Decent back support and lightweight as well which makes it ideal for trekking.
Value for money. Excellent product.
Used for 1 week or less
Needed it for Travelling but also wanted to be in budget, not a 6-7k INR. So this fit well and the size was perfect too.
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