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Gear Review

5 5

Great Pack

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This pack is awesome. Mine gets daily use as a gym bag but I have taken it on a couple short trips. As a day pack it's great; definitely enough room for a days worth of gear and it could work as a weekend pack if you pack light. It stands up to light drizzle without the rain cover and I have not had a reason to use the rain cover yet. The pack it sturdy, well constructed, and comfortable to wear. I really like the main u-shaped zipper in the front. It exposes the entire interior of the pack for easy access to all my stuff. The only drawback to the main zipper is having to unclip the two compression straps on the sides of the bag to open the zipper fully. It's annoying but not a huge deal. Overall I love it, it's my first Deuter pack and I would definitely buy another.

Responded on

Hi Dave,

You mentioned that having to unclip the compression straps in order to access the zipper is a disadvantage. I've traveled to several countries with this pack and I like the extra "inconvenience" of unclipping the compression straps before opening the front zipper because they provide that extra bit of security against thieves.