Best Backpacks for RTW Trips

The backpack is the single most important gear item for your round-the-world trip. Your backpack will be your home for the next 6 months or how ever long you’ve been lucky enough to score off for travel – so you’re going to want it to be perfect. If your backpack is too small, not padded enough, or poorly designed for […]

Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack

Deuter Speed Lite 20 Pack – ultralight touring and hiking backpack The Deuter Speed Lite 20 backpack is made for speed. Weighing in at just over a pound, the Speed Lite holds all your essentials without holding you back. A detachable waist belt and sternum strap lets you strip down the pack if you’re looking for more weight savings. Plus […]

Deuter Freerider Pro 28 SL Women’s Ski Pack

Deuter Freerider Pro 28 SL – women’s specific backcountry ski backpack With multiple carry options for skis, snowboards, and snowshoes, the Deuter Freerider Pro 28 SL provides women backcountry enthusiasts with a women’s specific fit and plenty of great features. You can attach skis, snowboard, or snowshoes to the front with straps or secure skis diagonally in an A-frame shape. […]

The Best Women-Specific Backpacks of 2010

What’s the deal with women-specific packs? Do I really need one? Are they really that much better than unisex packs or are they just a marketing ploy to appeal to women? Trust me women-specific backpacks are much more than backpacks with pretty colors and designs. Women-specific packs are designed to conform to the unique shape of a woman so they […]

Deuter Futura Pro 34 SL Women’s Pack

Deuter Futura Pro 34 SL Women’s Pack – slim-fitting women’s pack for overnight trips The advent of women’s specific backpacks has totally revolutionized the sport for women.  I will never forget my first backpacking trip mostly because of that oversized external frame pack I had to lug through 33-miles of Alaska wilderness.  A poorly fitted pack can seriously spoil your […]

Deuter Cruise 30 ski and snowboard pack

Deuter Cruise 30—Blending all your desires for a full-on ski or snowboard winter backpack Growing up skiing and hiking in the Colorado Rockies with a gear-head for a dad taught me a thing or two about finding a good pack—especially a good pack that can serve numerous functions. Since I spend time with a pack on my back in both […]

Deuter Futura Pro 42

Deuter Futura Pro 42 – Everything has its place. Tons of outer pockets on a backpack is sooo last year. The problem is, lots of backpackers love their pockets. For those of obsessive compulsive types who must keep their pack nice and tidy, the Deuter Futura Pro 42 is here to help. At first glance, the Deuter Futura Pro 42 […]

Deuter Aircontact Lite 65 + 10 Pack

Deuter Aircontact Lite 65 + 10 Pack – Superlight multiday backpack. No one wants a heavy backpack, especially on long, multiday backpacking trips. Aside from the obvious weight issue, heavy packs are uncomfortable and tend to prevent your body from breathing. This results in hot, sweaty, packs that no one wants to carry. The Deuter Aircontact Lite 65 + 10 […]

Deuter Futura 42 Pack

Deuter Futura 42 Pack – A great all around backpack, the Deuter Futura 42 Pack has all the features you could want for a weekend escape in the backcountry. There’s plenty of space for you gear and several pockets, inside and out, to help you keep it organized. Combine the carrying capacity of the Deuter Futura 42 Pack with its […]