Deuter Futura 38 AC - Backpacks: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Deuter Futura 38 AC - Backpacks: Reviews

   Photo: Mark Wiens

BEEMER ON YOUR BACKThe all-mesh suspension design not only kept me dry on a two-hour uphill slog, but also held the bag snug against my back as I ducked under trees. The top-loading maw swallows everything except a sleeping pad (lash it on the sides or top), while the segmented bottom compartment organized my down bag, sandals, and extra socks. I loved the plush padding at the hips and shoulders, but along with the tough ripstop nylon armor, it raised the empty weight to about four pounds.

Bonus: Compression straps double as lashing points.

Bummer: A tiny front pouch can't hold much.

Filed To: Men's, Backpacks

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