deuter advice on TRAVEL BACKPACKS
deuter advice on TRAVEL BACKPACKS
Whether it’s a micro adventure, an overland trip, exotic expedition, sightseeing or business trip, or simply visiting family — the act of traveling always brings something new, exciting and inspiring with it. But what luggage you take can largely depend on the mode of travel or your final destination. So, to help make your next trip more straightforward and fun, we’ve compiled a few handy tips.
Frequently asked questions
- What kind of travel backpacks are there?
- Which deuter products can be used as hand luggage / carry-on luggage?
- What is ‘smart luggage’ and are there any deuter products which need to be declared as such?
- What counts as special or oversized baggage?
- How do I pack and protect a child carrier for a flight? And where do I check it in?
- What kind of travel accessories does deuter have?
- Can I take out the back system of my backpack for air travel?
- How much weight will my bag take?
- What should I do if my luggage is damaged by the airline?
- Where can I find packing lists?
- Pre-flight checklist
- Which backpacks are good for children traveling (as a carry-on)?
Which deuter products can be used as hand luggage/ carry-on luggage?
Unfortunately, there is no international standard for hand luggage sizing. Each airline stipulates its own restrictions. But usually, they are in line with IATA (International Air Transport Association) recommendations. Which is why we’ve decided to base ours on these too.
IATA recommends that the total sum of the length, width and height should not exceed 115cm. Usually the maximum dimensions permitted are 56 cm × 45 cm × 25 cm (according to IATA guidelines) or 55 cm × 40 cm × 20 cm.
deuter has therefore opted to use 55 cm x 35 cm x 23 cm so that we comply with as wide a range of airlines as possible. If a deuter bag or pack conforms with carry-on dimensions, this will be stipulated in the product features.
Tip: always check luggage restrictions for the airline in question
How do I pack and protect a child carrier for a flight? And where do I check it in?
What kind of travel accessories does deuter have?
Can I take out the back system of my backpack for air travel?
Our back systems are not designed to be taken out and put back in, so we would not recommend removing the frame or stays for air travel.
From our experience, removing and installing our back systems yourself is not something that can be done correctly. It could lead to irreparable damage to your backpack.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY LUGGAGE IS DAMAGED BY THE AIRLINE?
First, immediately report the incident to the airline as soon as you notice the damage.
You can then also contact us directly sending photos of the damage, the purchase receipt and manufacturing number.
Using this information, we’ll be able to check whether the damage can be repaired and estimate the costs involved, or whether it cannot be fixed and needs to be replaced.
▢ Passport and ID (check validity)
▢ Check immunization status
▢ Apply for visa if necessary
▢ Apply for international driver’s license if needed
▢ Book parking at the airport if needed
▢ Make a record of important addresses and phone numbers in your destination country
▢ Take photos/ digital records of your travel documents
▢ Change money
Gather important flight information:
▢ Weight and size restrictions for hold luggage and carry-ons
▢ Check-in options and deadlines
▢ Note down flight numbers and times