User Review: Deuter Futura Pro 42
Price Paid: $150
Don't let the lesser known name scare you. This pack is amazing.
I have used this pack on many trips since purchasing, ranging from the White Mountains in New Hampshire to Zion National Park in Utah. The pack is bomb-proof and very comfortable.
It works great as a daypack and overnight pack as well. I have no issues fitting everything into it for an overnight trip. The weight is distributed evenly and the pack is very stable. Plenty of storage options but nothing that's unneeded.
My wife and I often fight over who gets to use it (she'll be getting her own Deuter pack soon).
I only have a few minor issues with the pack:
The water bottle pockets on the side are almost impossible to reach with the pack on. I tend to use a Camelbak but also carry water bottles from time to time. Although it's annoying to take the pack off, it's hardly a reason not to get this pack.
The pocket on the front of the pack is pretty much useless. It's too small to fit anything but a map and compass and even at that, it's a tight fit.
Overall a great pack. I will be buying Deuter products from now on.