Deuter does not receive much attention on across the Atlantic however the German manufacturer of backpacks is known for their high-quality products that keep the same level of quality as premium brands such as Osprey as well as Gregory. We have recently taken the Futura Air Trek to southern Patagonia to test it and were impressed with its overall performance in the multi-day tasks. The storage options were endless, including both front and top access, convenient zippered compartments to every side, as well as nicely large pockets on the lid and the hips. Additionally, the expanding collar was great for carrying a heavy load, or for cinching things down during the course of the trip. Regarding suspension, the backpack offers an excellent blend of breathability and padding It is a huge hit with us. praise for its the comfort (it took on the 40-pound. weight load easily) and the backpanel that hangs allowed us to stay comfortable and cool even when temperatures exceeded 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
With a price of $250 at the time of writing, it’s a bargain at just $250. Deuter Futura Air Trek 50+10 is more affordable than chart-toppers such as that of the Osprey Atmos AG 65 ($300) and Gregory Baltoro 65 ($320). However, you receive a smaller capacity but no significant weight savings over the 4 pound 10 ounce Atmos. Additionally, although we were impressed by the breathability and the comfort of the mesh backpanel hanging but it’s an unpopular design. For our female 45+10 SL model specifically there was an impressive 2 inches of gap between the bodies and the back. However, we have few complaints with this model. Futura Air Trek, and Deuter’s extensive expertise in the business of packing provides yet another top pack for backpackers who want an excellent mix of convenience, organization and airflow.