Deuter Futura 28

3 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0


Weight 2 lb 14 oz / 1300 g
Capacity 1710 cu in / 28 L
Size 21 in x 13 in x 10 in / 53 cm x 34 cm x 26 cm
Material Deuter-Ripstop 210 / Deuter-Super-Polytex



A nice pack for day hikes, especially in summer. That…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
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.


I love this pack. I bought it 6 months ago online…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
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.


Perfect size for day hiking. Solid and durable this…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
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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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Deuter's Futura 28 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

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The Futura 28 Pack from Deuter is a full featured, panel loading, ventilated hiking pack is just what you need for the perfect day out. They come with plenty of pockets and a zippered bottom compartment.


Stay cool and fresh on your day hike with the Deuter Futura 28 Backpack. The backpack's ventilating AirComfort mesh back panel and supportive yet nimble Flex Lite suspension system will keep you comfortable and charging on to the end of the trail. The ergonomic shoulder straps and hip-belt with mesh-covered foam padding efficiently distribute the weight of your load while offering breathable comfort. The shoulder straps not only adjust to fit your body shape, they are adjustable to suit loads of varying sizes and weights. The sternum strap keeps the backpack from shifting from side to side on uneven terrain, and the side compression straps secure your load and reduce volume if tightened down to keep items inside from moving around. The Futura 28 holds up to 18 pounds of gear, and offers a number of pockets and compartments to separate out smaller or wet items. Trekking pole loops on the side of the backpack hold your poles when you don't need them. If the weather's drizzly when you hit the trail, the backpack's water-resistant fabric will protect contents inside, and an integrated rain cover offers added protection if the drizzling turns into a downpour. The backpack is compatible with your hydration reservoir, and includes a reflective attachment for your drinking tube so you can easily find it if you're out on the trail before sunrise or after sundown.


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

- Moosejaw

Deuter Futura 28 Backpack is a midsized, fully featured and lightweight daypack updated for the 2011 Deuter Futura line. 28-liter volume with a 18-pound carrying capacity. New design keeps the same volume, yet sheds a few ounces so you can tread lighter. Aircomfort suspended mesh back panel provides active ventilation so hot air escapes freely from three sides. This venting system has been proven to reduce perspiration by 25 percent!. Durable spring steel frame provides a flexible and light structure while tensioning the mesh. Ventilating hip pads make the pack super comfortable to carry. Bilaminate foam shoulder straps with 3D-AirMesh keep you cool; stabilizer straps allow you to adjust the fit on the move. Side compression straps so you can cinch the pack in when you're carrying lighter loads. Bottom compartment with internal zip divider for easy access and sleeping bag storage. Integrated, detachable raincover included in secret pocket in the bottom of the pack. Lots of pockets including front stash pocket, side mesh pockets and an interior valuables pocket. Loops on the front for trekking poles or ice axe. Double-layered base for hard-wear and durabilty. Hydration compatible (reservoir sold separately). The Deuter Futura 28 is the signature model of the Futura daypacks line - roomy, spacious and lightweight, it could be called the perfect daypack. Available Colors: Granite/Black/Spring, Midnight/Cool Blue/Silver. Volume: 1700 cubic in, or 28 L. Carrying Capacity: 18 lbs, or 8 kg. Weight: 2 lb 11 oz, plus a 3 oz rain cover. System: Aircomfort Futura. Material: Ripstop 210, an ultra-tight, hard-wearing nylon with criss-crossed ripstop threads, and Super-Polytex 600 denier. Dimensions (in): 21 H x 13.5 W x 10 D . Dimensions (cm): 53 H x 34 W x 26 D. Torso Length: One Size. Deuter Limited Lifetime Warranty

- Tahoe Mountain Sports