Deuter has been making packs since 1898 and has a rich history of success in backpacks over the years. They pride themselves on being an outdoor specialist company with passion, tradition, and personal experience. For 2017 they are launching the Competition Packs, the 65+10 and the 55+10.
This tidy trekking backpack has a low weight in relation to its volume. The Competition 65 + 10 brings enough volume for longer trips with medium weight equipment.
Another very good argument in combination with the large volume: a short or medium back length.
The shoulder straps can be adjusted in height. The waist belt is closed by pulling forward: thus, you can tighten the waist belt very comfortably. Body-like, soft and cushion-stitched upholstery for a uniform balance between firm fit and ventilation.
The divisible main compartment has an arched zip front access, the floor compartment has its own zip access. Enough options for packing and unpacking or searching for equipment. The cover compartment is equipped with a zip compartment on the outside and inside.
- Material loops on the front
- Four compression straps
- Trekking stick / ice tool holder
- Zip pocket on a hip fin
- Slots at the sides
- Empty Weight: 4 lb. 8 oz.
- Empty Dimensions: 22” x 11” x 3”
- Full Dimensions: 28” x 11” x 12”
- Empty Weight: 4 lb. 13 oz.
- Empty Dimensions: 25” x 12” x 3”
- Full Dimensions: 30.5” x 12” x 12”
Some of the other key features that are worth noting; the very comfortable 60-pound load rating. Then throw in the fully adjustable Vari Quick torso adjustment and you have a pack that will fit a wide range of body sizes. The comfort and functionality of this pack is well thought out and would make for a great extended day pack. With enough room for extra clothes, sleeping bag, light weight portable stoves, etc to tide you over during those extended stays in the backcountry or some of the longer multiple day trail hikes.
The Competitions use 600D Polyester ( A.K.A – Super-Polytex ) for the main body and a 550D Cordura for the base. This gives an extremely tough bottom to withstand the abuse while on those long hauls. The thick PU water resistant coating on the inside will keep your personal items dry under most circumstances. All this will aid in the longevity of these packs and keep them going strong for years to come.