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TREKKING BACKPACK ADVICE FROM DEUTER

TREKKING BACKPACK ADVICE FROM DEUTER

Which trekking Backpack fits me?

Which trekking Backpack fits me?

HOW CAN YOU MEASURE THE BACK LENGTH?

MEASURING POINT 1 CERVICAL VERTEBRA

Tilt head downward. Below the base of the neck, vertebra C7 bulges out.

MEASURING POINT 2 LUMBAR VERTEBRA

A belt can serve as a measuring aid. Place the upper edge of the belt at the level of the upper edges of the hip bones. These are at the level of the lumbar vertebra L3.

Then place a measuring tape at C7 and measure to the upper edge of the belt or upper edge of the hip bones.

You can also measure your back length on your own, follow these instructions.

Once you know your back length, you can check our size chart to see which trekking backpack fits you!

So misst du die Rückenlänge für die passende Rucksackgröße.

TREKKING AREAS OF USE

Whether for a long-distance hike, hut trekking, pilgrimage or expedition in the wilderness. We have the right trekking backpack for all areas. In order to be able to enjoy the adventure to the fullest, we have, in addition to well thought-out functions, placed particular emphasis on maximum comfort. Thanks to individually adjustable carrying systems, you can easily and comfortably carry even heavy loads over a longer period of time. Click here to see our trekking giants that meet different requirements:

Correct usage of a trekking backpack

THE NUTS AND BOLTS: ADAPTING THE SUPPORT SYSTEM

Especially with loads over ten kilograms and long walking times, individual adjustment is crucial for carrying comfort. That's why we equip our models from a volume of 35 liters with a system for back length adjustment. For smaller models, it makes sense to do without a back length adjustment in order to keep the dead weight as low as possible. Here, the backpacks can be adjusted to the back length via the sizes for men, for women (SL) and for tall people (EL). Here we are guided by the proportions of an athletically built average person.

VARISLIDE SYSTEM

Perfect fit in an instant for any back length thanks to stepless VariSlide adjustment:

  1. Lift the plastic buckle centrally located on the carrying system.
  2. At the same time, pull or push the carrier heart with the ergonomically cut shoulder straps into the appropriate position.
deuter VariSlide System richtig einstellen in zwei Schritten.

VARIQUICK SYSTEM

For backpacks with VariQuick system, always adjust the back length as follows:

  1. Open the Velcro strap on the carrier heart and pull it off the backpack.
  2. Then thread through the matching four attachment loops to the top, tighten and close the Velcro.
deuter VariQuick System richtig einstellen in zwei Schritten.

HOOK & LOOP SYSTEM

This system in our ultralight trekking backpack provides individual wearing comfort by adjusting the length of the back. Simply hook carabiner into matching loop.

Loop 1 2 3
Men back length 44 cm 46 cm 48 cm
Women (SL) back length 40 cm 42 cm 44 cm

 

Rucksackeinstellung mit dem deuter Hook & Loop System.

How to properly pack your trekking backpack

How to properly pack your trekking backpack

For the perfect wearing comfort, in addition to the right backpack, the right application also plays a decisive role. This includes the correct packing and for models with adjustable back length, the exact adjustment. The most important thing when packing a backpack is to avoid taking anything superfluous in the first place!

The center of gravity of the backpack should be close to the body and preferably at shoulder height. This way, it is always above your own body's center of gravity and the backpack does not pull backwards when carried.

How much weight can a trekking backpack carry?

TREKKING Load Classes

WHAT DOES THIS CLASSIFICATION MEAN FOR OUR TREKKING BACKPACKS?

Our load classes are not about the maximum load capacity of our trekking backpacks. They can withstand much more than we want them to carry. We understand them as guide values. We are concerned with carrying comfort. This is always a combination of the following factors:

  1. Construction and stability of the back system
  2. Expected duration of wearing. Example: trekking backpack versus travel backpack.
  3. Individual requirements of a product. E.g.: Thru-hikers value a product that is as light as possible for thru-hiking, while the highest level of comfort is required for trekking.
  4. Individual fitness. Ex: The expectations of an expedition participant are higher than those of a classic recreational hiker.
  5. Finally, the specifications are also based on the usual and reasonable equipment in use.

Our load classes are intended to provide orientation in the selection of the appropriate trekking backpack. In any case, we recommend that you test a backpack with the appropriate load yourself.

Load Class 1
Load Class 2
Load Class 3

Stable frame, which in combination with padded hip fins provides very good load transfer

• Touring backpacks, long distance hiking
Aircontact Ultra, Aircontact Lite
• Up to 15 kg

Verstärkter Rahmen mit direkter Anbindung der differenziert gepolsterten Hüftflossen für höhere Lastübertragung bei langen Tragezeiten

• Trekking, work and travel, longer trips
Aircontact Core, Futura Air Trek
• Up to ca. 20 kg

Reinforced frame with direct connection of the differentiated padded hip fins for higher load transfer during long periods of wear

• Trekking with food, long trips
Aircontact X
• Up to ca. 30 kg

"Load recommendation up to”

 

HOW ARE OUR WEIGHT Indications TO BE UNDERSTOOD?

 They do not indicate the maximum weight that can be carried by a backpack, but rather the weight that usually occurs in the intended area of use. This weight can be carried comfortably for several hours with the respective backpack listed, if it fits well. When selecting a model, the expected wearing time and target group-specific requirements for wearing comfort are taken into account in addition to the payload weight. In this way, the payload specifications provide orientation when selecting the right backpack.

TREKKING PACKING LISTS: WHAT YOU NEED ON YOUR TREKKING TOUR

APPLIES TO EVERY TOUR:

Carry as little as possible - but as much as necessary! Together with the state-certified mountain guides from the Association of German Mountain and Ski Guides, we have compiled our wealth of experience as tips for you in packing lists. Please note that all weights are only recommendations and may vary. In general you can assume: The higher the quality of the equipment, the lighter it is. We wish you a lot of fun "on tour"!

HOW DO THE DEUTER TREKKING BACKPACK MODELS DIFFER?

In addition to our Aircomfort and Aircontact back systems, our trekking pros differ in size, functions and handling. The requirements of the backpacks are based on the respective areas of use.

Accessories for your TREKKING Backpack