Deuter Futura 32
Size: 1700 cubic inches
Number of Pockets: 10
Max. Load Carried: 40lbs
Height of Owner: 5'9
Price Paid: $90
Oh my god this backpack is amazing. I owned a good Kelty before but when I got this for Christmas I was amazed at how much lighter and easier to adjust, more pockets, lighter by itself, and very comfortable.
I would highly recommend purchasing this backpack. And it's worth a lot more than you pay, so you get way more than your money's worth.
Price Paid: $120
This backpack is AWESOME. I'm pretty much a pack junky with a bunch of different backpacks, but for traveling this is the last pack I will buy. The mesh back with the pack pulled away from your back provides all-day comfort even in really hot climates and the space is just enough to put everything you need without being so big as to tempt you to take things you don't!
The bottom compartment has a divider that can be disabled by a zipper so you can use the entire space as a large bag. There is also a small vertical storage pocket for a hydration pack that I tend to stuff papers into as it runs the entire length of the backpack. The rain cover is perfect as it provides some bottom cushion to the bag, hides discretely, and is there when you need it. The side pockets tuck away neatly but bellow out when you need to stuff something in there and the lid pocket is good for valuables as the zipper opens right behind your head.
The only MINOR difficulty with this bag is due to the air-mesh back. As it forces the bag to curve a little, it is difficult to stick bulky, inflexible items that are very long and straight (i.e. some camera lenses and large laptops). But, don't let that stop you from ordering this bag, top-notch quality, innovative thinking, and a cool look to boot!
Design: Internal frame
Size: 63x34x25 cm
Number of Pockets: Six external; two internal; one hydration sleeve with tube clip; two mesh water bottle pockets
Max. Load Carried: 20 pounds
Height of Owner: 5'8" (female)
Price Paid: $99
Great, well thought out design and extremely comfortable fit. Contoured, padded hip belt; contoured padded shoulder straps with stabilizer straps; spring steel frame that keeps pack off your back, with mesh backing to dissipate body heat; compression straps on side of pack; trekking pole/ice axe loops;integrated rain cover compartment; international SOS label; one large and two small loops at bottom of pack.
Size: 1700 ci
Number of Pockets: 2 main
Max. Load Carried: don't know
Height of Owner: 5'6" (female)
Price Paid: don't remember
EXCELLENT, well-thought-out pack. I really like the built-in rain cover. The back panel is, per usual with Deuter, exemplary. The materials/construction are well worth the money. Highly suggest this pack!
3 lb 8 oz / 1600 g
1950 cu in / 32 L
26 in x 13 in x 9.4 in / 65 cm x 34 cm x 24 cm
Deuter-Ripstop 210 / Deuter-Super-Polytex