The National Mountain Bike Patrol's pack of choice.
When the IMBA National Mountain Bike Patrol hits the trail, they trust their gear and comfort to the Deuter Trans Alpine 30 Backpack. The Airstripes suspension system provides ample ventilation when you break a sweat during a steep climb, the internal aluminum stays can be bent to precisely fit the shape of your back, and a built-in rain cover protects your gear when storms roll through.
- Airstripes system reduces contact with your back for complete ventilation and all-day comfort
- Removable foam back panel can be used as sitting pad
- Aluminum internal stays provide support and can be bent to precisely fit the shape of your back
- Designed to comfortably carry up to 30 pounds
- Top access allows for easy packing
- Bottom access with internal zipped divider allows you to separately stow wet or muddy gear
- Ballistic nylon construction provides exceptional durability
- Integrated and removable rain cover keeps gear dry when you get caught in a storm
- Hydration-compatible system allows for convenient thirst quenching (reservoir not included)
- Two zipped front pockets safely stow valuables
- Hip-belt pockets keep essentials close at hand
- Front flaps allow you to securely stow your bike helmet when not in use
- Side mesh pockets hold snacks and water bottles
- Item #DTR2652
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I do not recommend this pack. I was first disappointed when looking through it and trying to figure out what I could use all of the pockets for and realizing 2 things. The first being that there were only 3 pockets inside of the main compartment and all of these pockets were short and did not span the length of the bag. The small number of pockets was slightly annoying because it reduces the ability to keep things organized, which means you just end up throwing things in the bag. It also seemed like all of the compartments in the bag were not really thought out and it was hard to find places to fit things.
Second, at 6ft tall I am too long for this backpack. It was too short and narrow to fit me well which ultimately lead to me returning it the day it arrived. While trying it on my shoulders were resting about 2/3 of the way down the straps and there wasn't anyway for me to adjust them.
If you are going to spend money on a bag, I'd say get a different one.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The zippers are well made as is the entire pack. Capacity is great! I like the helmet attachment on the front of the pack. The bottom pocket is large and can hold a good size first aid kit ( I'm a klutz so I always have a kit appropriate for emergencies). The zippers on the main pocket snap together to prevent opening while in use! Feels great on my back!
The only thing I think can be improved on is the air flow system between the pack and my back. While the air flow is adequate I have had packs where this is better! If Deuter improves the air flow I'd say this pack is about as perfect as one can get! I own 3 different Deuter packs now and have a few others but the engineering in these packs is mostly superior!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Top quality, smart and functional design, and handsome to boot. This is my fourth Deuter pack purchase over the last decade. They've all been excellent, but each new one is better than the last.
Deuter Trans Alpine
CONVENIENT WITH SOME FLAWS
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
My husband found it uncomfortable using this backpack today. He said the whole time was trying to look up through his eyeglass mirror ( he was riding his bike to work ) but the backpack obstructed the view of the cars and he had to turn his torso to look up for cars. The handle on the top of the backpack and the top of the backpack obstructed his neck movement on riding position. He is 6' 6" and 260 pounds. He didn't like it. I used it just once and I didn't have any problem, I am 5' 6" and 156 pounds. I am going to use it for a while and then update my review.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
After I decided to carry onboard my flight everything that I needed to walk the Camino de Santiago (a 33-day walk of close to 500 miles through parts of France and Spain), I thought I had decided which backpack to take. After I purchased my airline tickets, I discovered that the bag I had chosen was not small enough to meet that particular airline's requirements. That's why I selected this bag. I was concerned about the minimalist hip belts, so I've been spending a great deal of time hiking with a loaded bag, making certain that I have a comfortable fit for this upcoming trip. I've been very pleased with the fit and, as we've all come to expect, Deuter makes a quality product. My only disappointment (with this and other Deuter bags) is with the central location of the hydration exit point. I'm not sure why exiting to the left or right isn't an option, as it is with most other brands. This small bag is big on features and is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Ultreya!
would have been great.
This pack was awesome but didn't quite fit all the needs that I needed filled right now. The pack has lots of pockets and organizational things. There is a compartment on the bottom that you can stash dirty/damp things in or unzip to extend the main compartment. This pack would be great for a bike commuter going to school or just needing a little of that kind of organization. The reason I decided to return it are three fold. I needed just a little more than 30L worth of space, the back of the pack is fairly flimsy so when it has a bit of weight in it it starts to collapse on itself somewhat, and lastly the torso was a little to long on me. If it where not for the combination of these three factors I would have loved to have had this pack.
I am looking for a good summit pack. Can...
I am looking for a good summit pack. Can someone post a picture with their climbing helmet stored on this so I can get an idea of how well it might work?
This pack should hold a climbing helmet just fine. Designed to hold a snow sport helmet which are generally bulkier than climbing helmets.