Hydration pack comfort and functionality, rain or shine
The Deuter Race X Backpack is a versatile hydration pack made for aerobic outdoor activities in varied conditions. Durable construction and weather protection features allow for year-round abuse, whether you're powering up or bombing down a mountain trail on your bike, or speeding through snow on Nordic skis. Mesh-covered foam stripes on the back of the pack are designed to minimally contact the body for better air flow and mesh shoulder straps and hip belt wings also ventilate. Moldable internal stays allow customized contouring to differing body shapes while the sternum strap and hip belt (both adjustable)help evenly distribute weight and secure the pack in place. Pads on the shoulder straps protect from chafing.
The pack comes with a dedicated zip hydration chamber pocket and 3L reservoir in addition to two mesh side pockets for storing additional bottles or supplies. A front pocket provides space for stashing smaller essentials and a top pocket protects valuables like your cell phone and wallet. You can pack your bike helmet in the integrated helmet holder while you're huffing up a hill, and just as easily stow the helmet holder back in the pack once you reach the top and put your helmet back on. If you need more room for storage, the main compartment expands from 730-900 cubic inches.
For weather protection, an integrated, detachable rain cover slides over the pack. Its bright lime color is easy to spot in low-light conditions. With the rain cover off, the pack features reflective features on both the front and back of the pack as well.
- Ripstop nylon and Super Polytex polyester (both PU-coated)
- Moldable internal stays and front sternum strap
- Airstripes venting system on back
- Mesh shoulder straps, wings on hip belt
- Pockets include front stash, top (for valuables), and 2 mesh side
- Zip hydration chamber with 3L reservoir included
- Integrated stowaway helmet holder and detachable rain cover
- Item #DTR2658
- Q & A
Super light with great hydration system
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I have been looking for a comfortable, lightweight day pack for hiking, biking, and nordic touring, and am so glad I waited until I found this pack! It's very comfortable on, you barely know it's there, and it looks like the mesh straps mean this pack won't be too hot to haul around trails in the summer. I am generally not a huge fan of hydration packs -- never really got them to work for me -- so the hydration aspect of this pack wasn't really a factor in my choosing it. However, I'm definitely sold on this system -- easy to use, and the bite valve is by far the best I've ever encountered. I'll definitely be putting it to good use from now on!
My go-to pack!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is my favorite pack for riding! It's got plenty of room for tools, lunch, and an extra layer, plus the 3 L reservoir it came with. The ventilation on my back is excellent.
The rain cover came in very handy on a long ride in the mountains as it started raining hard over Hagerman Pass and we were no where near the car. And I love the key attachment in the small pocket!
It's even holding up to my occasional trips over the handlebars.