As many of you know Deuter has been making SL fit packs that are especially for women. In their line there is also two different back systems, the Aircontact and the Aircomfort.
The Futura features the Aircomfort system and for 2018 they have definitely made improvements. I @Im_NicoleMarie have long preferred the Aircontact system but have found myself using this 34L and have been very happy with the back system, support and ventilation system and the many features of this bag.
The Futura is now lighter and more comfortable than ever with Active Fit Shoulder Fins, Ergonomic Hip Fins, Lumbar Pads and the Aircomfort Mesh Back for maximum ventilation and a durable frame that is also flexible which allows for you to move comfortably and fluidly. You can see a diagram of these features in our post.
The Futura is available in 22L and goes all the way up to a 50 +10 Vario model which is made especially for trekking. I’ve been using the 34L Pro model and it’s been on lots of day hikes as well as a recent backpacking trip. With all of the room and features on this bag, I was able to pack a sleeping bag, inflatable pad, change of clothes, backpacking meal, coffee mug, first aid kit, camera, extra layers, 3L hydration bag and a tent for a night in the backcountry. After using this bag for almost a year, even I was impressed.
Other features include dual side pockets, hip fin pockets (big enough for your phone), hiking pole attachments, load adjustment straps, pull forward hip fins, dry compartment, valuables pocket, roomy lid pocket, built in raincover and fits a 3L hydration bag.
This bag is perfect for winter hiking to carry extra layers and gear! So, we’re going to give one away!
-tell us where you would take the all new @deuter Futura
-tag a fellow woman who hikes
And be sure to be following both us @womenwhohike and @deuter. We will pick a winner on November 19th. Good luck ladies!