Deuter Futura 40 + 10 Vario
Design: top-loading internal
Size: 40+10 Liters
Number of Pockets: 10 (including 2 mesh side pockets)
Max. Load Carried: 35lbs
Height of Owner: 5'8"
Price Paid: $150
I loved the features of this pack. A good size pack that I've used exclusively for 3 years on overnighters or 2-3day trips. It has a 40L + 10L capacity.
It got lots of pockets, two on the top-lid (one mid-size inside and a large one outside), a pocket on the front, a mid-size one on the sleeping bag compartment, one at the bottom for the rain-cover, two large bellow side pockets, two water bottle mesh pocket, and finally a small one on the hip-belt. That's a total of 10, plus the main compartment with a zippered divider. It is hydration system compatible, up to 3liter bladder and allows you to either sling the hose on either side of the shoulder harness.
It comes with a lightweight rain cover. The sleeping bag compartment allows quick access to gears stashed at the bottom. Four compression straps which are well placed, trekking poles and ice axe loops. It has an adjustable harness system called the Vari-Quick which makes it easy to adjust the pack to suit 14-21in torso length.
And finally, my favorite feature, the aircomfort system. The pack is arched away from my back and a mesh cover is attached to the foam. This creates an air pocket that allows air to circulate and cool down my back. Despite being away from my back, I find the pack rather stable. Pack and wear it properly and it wouldn't sway or wiggle around.
What I didn't find favorable, at 5 lbs 1 oz, it is heavy for it's capacity. The shoulder harness are comfortable but I find the foam on the hip-belt had the right thickness but rather narrow and stiff. It can get uncomfortable when hiking beyond 7 hours a day. Carrying loads of 30 lbs and under are comfortable if not for the loosening of the hip-belt straps. I often find the need to re-adjust it after a couple of hours or so. I also find the load stabilizers too short, I had to put a cheap light carabiner on each strap just to extend the length.
Design: top/bottom with splitter
Number of Pockets: 8
Max. Load Carried: 60L
Height of Owner: 6'3
Price Paid: $275
The expandability of this back is amazing, from day trips to multi alpine. Air Comfort is a well crafted suspension for a small multi-day pack.
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A great mid-sized rucksack, the Deuter Futura Vario is an excellent pack for long weekends of backpacking, climbing, or trekking. The Vari Quick Adjustment system makes this pack fit a range of torso lengths, and the Air Comfort Futura mesh system keeps air circulating behind your pack. Features Volume: 50 liters (3050 cu in) Torso: 14-22 inches Weight: 2.3 kg (5 lbs. 2 oz.) Materials: Ripstop Nylon/Balistic/Polytex/Duratex Hydration system compatible Hiking pole loops Integrated rain cover
CLOSEOUTS . Boasting capacity up to 3050 cu.in. and a full range of features, the Deuter Vario Futura 40+10L backpack is ideal for long weekend excursions. Weight transfer provided by two aluminum stays that run from the top to the hip belt Air Comfort mesh back panel separated from pack for ventilation Hydration compatible (bladder not included) Top loading Zip front pocket Vari-Quick adjustable back length Adjustable, padded harness and hip belt Sternum strap Compression-stabilizer straps Rain cover stows in separate zip pocket Fits torsos: 14-21” Size: Approx. 25x11x7” Capacity: 2450 cu.in. (3050 expanded) Carrying capacity: 30 lb. Weight: 4 lb. 10 oz. Fabric: Ripstop nylon and polyester CLOSEOUTS . Vietnam
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Free Shipping. Deuter Futura 40+10 Vario Pack (Fall 2007) New to the line-up for 2007, the Futura 40+10 Vario by Deuter delivers adjustability in with the Aircomfort Backsystem in a smaller package.Features: Futura Vario Backsystem Divided main compartment Side bellow pockets Front stash pockets Ice axe loops Trekking pole loops Hydration compatible Interior valuables pocket Side mesh pockets Top lid pocket Integrated rain cover Carrying Capacity = 30 lbs. Specs: Volume: 2450-3050 cubic inches 40+10 liters Torso: 14-21 inches Weight: 5 lbs. 1 oz. System: Aircomfort Vario-Futura Materials: Ripstop Nylon/Balistic/Polytex/Duratex
The Futura 40+10 Vario backpack by Deuter Packs is a new addition for the 2007 lineup. With packing space of up to 3050 cubic inches, it is the perfect pack for long weekend trips or shorter trekking trips. Designed to be one of the most versatile suspension systems Deuter makes, you get a combination of the Futura and Vario systems all rolled into one. The pack has adjustability in the back length for precise fitting, and incredible ventilation for comfort and safety. The weight is transferred through two continuous aluminum stays that go from the top to the ergonomic hip belt. Padded hip belts and shoulder straps keep you from fatiguing and stabilizer straps help to allow better load control and positioning - because as you move, things shift and settle.A great climbing, backpacking, or trekking pack for all outdoor enthusiasts. For more information on the Vario-Futura Suspension System, click on the sizing chart.