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The development of the first bike backpack

In 1990, Andi Heckmair set off from his house in Oberstdorf with the aim of crossing the Alps by bike. At his side: The world's first bike backpack, designed by Andi Heckmair personally and implemented by Deuter: the Bike I. At that time it had 24 liters, was simple and light, and already had a ventilation system for the back. To date, we have retained the tradition of the backpack, and have improved a lot over the years. In the heart, however, the Bike I has always remained a Heckmair design - developed for the first transalp by mountain bike.

Bike I 20

Andi Heckmair appreciates the new Bike I and takes it along on his excursions.
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Small and compact: The Bike I 14

The wide selection within the Bike I series leaps up trend-conscious biker hearts: From 14 to 20 liters, colorful or subtle, maximum ventilated or with sporty fit, there is something for everyone. This model is the smallest model with 14 liters - and nevertheless performs like the big ones.
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Bike I 20
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Bike I 18 SL

Spacious and versatile: The Bike I 20 and 18 SL

The newly created original not only makes a difference in the crossing of the Alps, he also acts sovereignly on a day trip, in the countryside and in the city. The Bike I 20 offers all comfort with useful inner compartments, integrated rain cover and compatibility with the Deuter 3 liter hydration system. The SL version is especially adapted to the female anatomy and thus also fits athletes with a shorter back.
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Extra space and best ventilation: The Bike I Air EXP 16

Unlike his brothers, this backpack has a Deuter Aircomfort back system that provides maximum ventilation thanks to the mesh back construction. Its expandable volume allows 4 liters of additional storage space - if required. Otherwise the Bike 1 Air EXP 16 makes itself quite slim.
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AWARDS

Bike 1 is Best On Test in Cycling Plus
Bike 1 is Best On Test in Cycling Plus
"This is a very old-school design: a single large main compartment, and a smaller external one with zipped and non-zipped pockets and two elasticated side pockets. Throw in a chest and wide mesh waist strap, Deuter's 'Airstripes' padded back, a stow-away rain cover and the ability to carry a hydration reservoir and this covers all the bases. The result is a simple, easy-to-use and comfortable backpack with decent reflective details on the back if not the sides. And our experience of similar Deuter bags suggests it'll last for years."
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MATERIALS

600D PES Ripstop
600D PES Ripstop
We use this material in two different strengths – the 600D Ripstop Polyester is a more robust version of the Super Polytex, and the 225D Ripstop Polytex it’s finer variation. Both materials feature a PU coating with a water protection of 2.000mm WS.
420D PA
420D PA
This slightly lighter material is characterized by a very tight and smooth weave. This increases the abrasion value and its repellent attributes against snow and dirt. Due to the smooth polyamide filaments, the material reaches a higher gloss level. Used with a PU coating.