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Deuter Futura 32

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Deuter Futura 32 daypack (under 35l)

Great pack! Very comfortable and functional. My back stayed pretty dry, despite some warm conditions on long day hikes in the Grand Canyon, recently.


  • The suspension on the back keeps your back fairly dry.
  • Love the small pocket on the belt for my phone/camera.


  • A full hydration bladder seems to reduce the inner compartment capacity, quite a bit. Not a deal breaker, but I wish there was a bit more room.

Purchased this pack recently to use on some long day hikes, with a few overnighters on occasion. I just came back from a week of camping at the Grand Canyon, with some long day hikes taken every day.

Each day I packed a full hydration bladder, a liter of Gatorade, snacks, first aid kit, and a light jacket. Everything fit perfectly, though when the hydration pouch is full, it does tend to really reduce the capacity of the inner compartment. No biggie, as everything I needed fit perfectly.

Once the straps were dialed in and everything was adjusted, the pack was extremely comfortable and I barely noticed that it was on. It was comfortable, lightweight, and so far seems to be durable, with good quality materials and construction.

While riding on numerous shuttles over the course of the week to get to the trail-heads, quite a few folks commented on the pack and thought it was a cool looking bag. I do like the pocket on the hip belt, which makes it easy to access your phone or camera pretty quickly without having to remove the pack. Luckily we had dry weather, but if it had rained I would have deployed the included rain cover.

All in all, so far this seems like a great pack and I am very pleased with it. I would definitely recommend it.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $79.99

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!

Price Paid: $120

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.

Design: internal
Size: 1700 cubic inches
Number of Pockets: 10
Max. Load Carried: 40lbs
Height of Owner: 5'9
Price Paid: $90

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.

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

Deuter does not offer repairs for the backplate (frame sheet). Therefore, if this component is damaged, your backpack becomes unusable. Additionally, they assert that it is not covered under the warranty.


  • comfortable to wear as long as backplate is not broken


  • broken backplate can't be repaired
  • belt pockets are too small and it's uncomfortable to keep smartphone there

I cannot pinpoint a specific instance when the backplate may have been damaged. I used the backpack for over a year, but during my recent trips, it didn't feel as comfortable as before. Some friends also mentioned that it appeared asymmetrical on my back. Eventually, I discovered that the backplate, which is not easily accessible due to the covering material, is indeed broken. The local dealer declined to repair it under warranty and informed me that it is not reparable at all. Deuter did not respond to my email, but instead, forwarded it to another dealer who also confirmed that it cannot be fixed.


I do regularly treck for over 20 years. I'm using basically all sized of packpacks.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 140euro

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!

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

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Price MSRP: $139.00
Current Retail: $170.00-$175.00
Historic Range: $56.05-$175.00
Reviewers Paid: $79.99-$120.00
Weight 3 lb 8 oz / 1600 g
Capacity 1950 cu in / 32 L
Size 26 in x 13 in x 9.4 in / 65 cm x 34 cm x 24 cm
Material Deuter-Ripstop 210 / Deuter-Super-Polytex
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