Deuter Fox 30


Weight 2 lb 12 oz / 1240 g
Capacity 1830 cu in / 30 L
Size 20 in x 11 in x 9.4 in / 51 cm x 28 cm x 24 cm
Material Deuter-Ballistic / Deuter-Ripstop 210



The Deuter Fox 30 is a tough pack that can easily…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a personal gift


The Deuter Fox 30 is a tough pack that can easily grow with a child. Bombproof construction, customizable fitting, and a great suspension system make this a great first pack.


  • Adjustable up to ~ 15" torso and 47" waist
  • Bombproof construction
  • Very comfortable suspension system and plush foam padding


  • For a child's pack it is rather heavy.
  • The construction is redundent with layers of fabric when one would suffice.
  • The side pockets become inaccesible with the side compression straps being used and their volume shrinks as the main pack is filled.

Having a 14 1/2" torso length I used this for a Grand Canyon Kaibab Trail two-day trip and the pack carried great without a single hotspot and for most of the trip I really didn't notice the pack while carrying my gear, food, and four liters of water. The pack has a single sheet stay that works very well at transferring load and allows the pack to flex a bit with you.

The capacity of this pack is small if your gear is bulky and over 3/4's full if your child is using a large synthetic sleeping bag. The side pockets and inner/outer brain pockets allow for modest organizing of small things you want to keep readily accessible, but the volume of the side pockets is inversely related to how much is packed in the main body and their use is obscured by the side compression straps. Two daisy chains run the length of the pack and work well at tying on additional gear or storing hiking poles when not needed.

The pack has two side compression straps that are very effective at cinching down a load. The load lifters are also work well at pulling in the pack body and a sternum strap keeps the shoulder straps in place. The shoulder straps are well padded along with the backing. Spacing and channels of the 3D mesh covered foam padding allow good ventilation.


Welcome to Trailspace, Samantha. Thanks for sharing your review.

4 months ago

Great pack. My 9 y/o daughter used this pack on a…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $70

Great pack. My 9 y/o daughter used this pack on a three day hike through the Adirondacks. Although I was cautious of the total weight, the smaller size prevents overloading a child.

Well padded hip belt and shoulder straps. Hydration reservoir pocket was a nice touch. My daughter loved that it was like mine.

Lots of adjustments for sizing the pack, which was one of the reasons I chose it. The pack can grow with a child. We did have the hip belt as tight as it would go on our trip. Luckily it fit.

A scaled down version of a 'real' backpack. It works great!