This standout in Deuter's new women's line is the pack equivalent of 1,000-thread-count sheets. Like other models here, it has female-specific featurescurved shoulder straps, a shorter torso, and a contoured hipbelt. And it hugged our bodies with just-right padding. Plus you can fine-tune fit with the ladderlike Vari-Quick harness. Packing for a weekend is easy with spacious main and bottom compartments. 3,350 cu in, 3.6 lbs; www.deuterusa.comBonus: An arched suspension with mesh panels air-cools your back.Bummer: Unlike with most Deuter models, there's no rain cover included.
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