Deuter Futura 28
Price Paid: $79 on sale at MEC and FREE as a door prize.
A nice pack for day hikes, especially in summer. That Deuter suspension system works very well for keeping your back cooler, and I find the length is suited to my back. Lots of adjustments, too, so if you set it up right the load rides very well. Hydration ready, and with enough slots and pockets to keep your gear organized.
On the downside, I find the suspension system deforms the shape of the pack enough to limit how much you can put into it. After a while, it stretches out a bit, but don't count on carrying quite as much as the 28 l. size suggests. Not a problem in summer, but in winter, when you want to carry a down sweater as backup and stuff other layers into it as you warm up, it can be a nuisance.
I actually own two of these — the older one has mesh side pockets, which I found to be a bit fragile. A thermos rubbed a hole through the one on one side. My newer one (won as a Club Night door prize) has a solid piece of fabric, instead.
Price Paid: $100
I love this pack. I bought it 6 months ago online for the cheapest price I could fine. I've used it on huge day hikes (15 miles+) and use it daily for walking to work.
It is a bit bulky compared to most packs because of the frame. Butt he frame comes in handy when it gets warm - the Air Comfort system/frame is exceptionally helpful when it is hot. I wore this to work in 95 degree temps for weeks over 1.5 miles one way and it performed very well. I've taken this on 15 mile hikes and the straps were great - was able to adjust to cool off during really cold temps when I was over layered.
Great pack overall. Technical, definitely NOT for books and computers, but great for daypacking and lugging around town with layers and water for the latest day hike.
Price Paid: $75 CAD
Perfect size for day hiking. Solid and durable this backpack is practical, functional and offers good ventilation.
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The Deuter Futura 28 Backpack throws out innovative design so you stay comfortable on the hottest days and your gear stays dry even on the wettest. Just the right size for a day trip or a quick overnighter, the Futura 28 goes heavy on the comfort without the extra weight.Aircomfort AC Lite system has a mesh-ventilated back so fresh air can flow between your back and your packErgonomic 3D AirMesh shoulder straps let heat escape to keep you cool and reduce sweat under your strapsBi-laminate foam waist-belt is breathable so you stay comfortablePanel access with integrated bottom port lend multiple entry options; top and bottom compartments separated so you can quarantine those rank socks (you know the ones)The integrated rain cover protects your gear from wet weatherIce axe and trekking pole loops let you gear up for rugged tripsHydration-compatible so you can pack in fluids without lugging around water bottles
The Futura 28 is a perfect top loader for lengthy day hikes and excursions. Item Specifications Color Black/Titan Total Volume 1710in3 Weight 1300g Dimensions 21 x 13 x 10" Defined Color Black
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Free Shipping. Deuter Futura 28 Pack FEATURES of the Deuter Futura 28 Pack AirComfort Flexlite Back System Bottom Compartment Access with Internal Zip Divider Integrated, Detachable Rain Cover Hiking Pole Loops Hip Pads and Shoulder Straps with Breathable Soft AirMesh Lining Shoulder Straps with Load Adjustment Straps Side Compression Straps for Volume Regulation Practical Front Pocket Stretch Side Pockets Reflective Attachment for Hydration Tube Hydration System Compatible FEATURES of the Deuter AirComfort Flexlite Twin Frame Back System Contoured, padded shoulder straps with 3D Wide-AirMesh cover AirComfort ventilated back system reduces perspiration by 25% Ventilation hip pads bilaminate foam guarantees a great fit and carrying comfort SPECIFICATIONS of the Deuter Futura 28 Pack Carry Capacity: 18 lbs / 8 kg Volume: 1709 cubic inches / 28 liter Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz / 1.2 kg (includes rain cover) Dimension: (H x W x D): 21 x 13 x 9in. / 54 x 32 x 23 cm Macro Lite 210 / Super-Polytex
The fully featured Futura 28 hiking packs are just what you need for the perfect day out. These ventilated packs come with plenty of pockets and even a zippered bottom compartment (with divided main compartment).