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  1. 1. DEUTER – Get the facts WORKBOOK Get the FACts WORKBOOKwww.deuter.comDeuter Sport GmbH & Co. KG · Siemensstraße 1 · 86368 Gersthofen · Germany · Tel. +49(0)8 21/49 87 327 · Fax: +49(0)8 21/49 87 339 Photos: ©PatitucciPhoto, Christian Pfanzelt, Birgit Gelder
  2. 2. Photo: Birgit Gelder DEUTER – Get the facts WeLCoMe to deuter Content every single deuter product tells a story – pa- cked with ideas, unique experiences, and a sier to simply exchange it for a new product. However, to repair a pack is also a question lot of passion. We would like to share these of responsibility. We save resources for fu- inTro 3 stories with you – and we want to do it in ture generations. and for many dedicated deuTer HiSTory 4 an entertaining, yet detailled way. But to start deuter customers it is important to have their BackPack Finder 8 with, let’s focus on the major question – beloved old companion back on their backs. also, since January 2009, deuter is a Bluesign What does member. With this step, we have committed BackPack FiT 10 ourselves to manage all environment, health BACKPACK FIT, SL / EL 10 a “deuter” and safety (eHS) issues in our supply chain – FITTIng ThE BACKPACK 12 from the first steps at the computer to the final how To PACK 15 delivery – according to the strict bluesign stan- HikinG TrekkinG 16 26 stand for? dards. Thus, we further reduce our environ- mental footprint and improve the conservation of resources in production. This is a continuous Bike 32 FiT, VenTilaTion & FuncTion process with step-by-step progress. The fact those are the key factors that we focus on that we exclusively work with one production alPine 38 when building a backpack. The human anato- site for the backpacks makes it a lot easier for SHield 42 my shapes the carrying system: in the end, the us to install improvements, compared to brands liTe 48 backpack should offer maximum, customised that have many production sites in asia, which comfort for the individual wearer. Further, our they also often change. Family 50 backpacks minimise sweating. STreamer 52 a well-ventilated back system efficiently helps more THan JuST a ProducT reduce heat build-up. depending on the ran- is every single sleeping bag and backpack for SleePinGBaG Finder 54 ge of use, deuter has developed solutions that us. They are our reliable companions on trips Down 59 have set new standards. The features are trim- and we are very passionate about them. SYnThETIC FILL 60 med to the purpose, always bearing the ideal weight-to-function ratio in mind. 200 dayS oF TouGH Field TeS- maTerial 64 TinG a year – that is what our products innoVaTion and qualiTy undergo on the backs of alpine pros. after a BACKPACKS 64 essentially define our brand. deuter has ne- year, we get a feedback that we would get SLEEPIng BAgS 66 ver been a marketing driven company. our from common users after maybe eight or ten budgets are pretty low when it comes to years. Three of the world’s biggest mountain deuTer 68 marketing. on the other hand, the list of mi- guide associations – Germany, France, and the QuALITY AnD SuSTAInABILITY 68 lestones is long – from the first fully ventila- uSa – share their expertise and experience PRoDuCTIon 70 ted backpack with a mesh backsystem (the with us, and thus support us in optimising our AwARDS 72 legendary aircomfort-System) to the “inven- products. tion” of the functional bike backpack, from the first TÜV approved child carrier to the deVoTed and loyal reTai- TÜV approved back protector for bike packs lerS are crucial for deuter. our dedication – those are all true world premieres. and we pays off – for example, we’ve been voted will continue to invest a lot more in research number one manufacturer by German retail and product development than in marketing. magazine “markt intern”. and we will focus on this also in the future. in the end, complex SuSTainaBiliTy is not a new concept products depend on experienced sales staff. for deuter: for decades, our products have People who know which product is the right been known for their exceptional durability one for which wearer. They also give us essen- and the extremely low number of returns. tial feedback regarding the end consumer’s and, of course, we are also famous for our requests. We would like to thank you for your in-house repair service – even long after the important support! and we look forward to warranty has expired, for shipping costs only. working with you in the future! Copyright Deuter Sport GmbH / 2010 We fix what we can fix – sometimes even Deuter reserves the right to change technical details and takes no responsibility for ancient “Tauern” models puchased in the printing errors. Colours may vary due to printing techniques. 1950s. most of the time it would be a lot ea- yours deuTer Team 3
  3. 3. DEUTER – Get the facts HISTORY HISTORY DEUTER – Get the facts DEUTER SincE 1898 Deuter introduces the first nylon backpack range. 1898 Augsburg, germAny. The company is foun- It quickly becomes the num- ded by Hans Deuter. At the turn of the century ber one backpack material. Deuter is commissioned to supply the Royal Bavarian Post Office with postage bags and mail sacks. 1905 expAnsion The “mechanised sailcloth and linen weaving, sackcloth, freight, car and horse blan- ket manufacturing firm” expands and now also includes a rental service for tents. 1910 First mAjor client Satchels, backpacks, company logo A saddlery is set up for For the first time, Deuter Introduction of the legendary Five of the 15 ‘tAuern’ bAckpAcks knapsacks, belts, mess and store tents are increasin- 1900 the processing of leather. tents can be seen at the Deuter ’ tAuern’ bAckpAck for Hermann Buhl’s Nanga Parbat gly in demand, especially by the military. Oktoberfest in Munich. – a bestseller for the next 30 (8.125 m) expedition were made of years. Perlon, a nylon alternative. 1919 the Founder hAns deuter operAtes the compAny under his nAme And produces suit- cAses, bAckpAcks, tents And truck cAnopies. The bag production division becomes a joint-stock 1957 the FAmily business becomes a joint-stock 2006 schwAn stAbilo, a family owned German 1899 1905 1914 1920 1930 1939 1951 1953 1965 1968 company. The tent rental reaches its space limit of coorporation. The company is now called "Deuter Company, purchases Deuter. The company is now 10.000 sq metres. It’s the first year for Deuter tents Industriewerke AG-Augsburg". called "Deuter Sport GmbH & Co. KG". The company starts Hans Deuter alrea- As in the Great War, Deuter A weaving and dyeing With the alpine model at the famous Oktoberfest in Munich. its rental tent service. dy employs 80 wor- produces mainly equip- mill is established; pro- “Sierra” Deuter premiers 1962 the tent division becomes An independent kers and 12 clerks. ment for the military, but duction of clothing and a backpack with inte- 1939 the dArk yeArs The entire equipment and compAny "Deuter Hallenbau GmbH, Augsburg". One of many expeditions equipped by Deuter rea- also industrial tents. camping tents. grated supporting frame. tent production is being taken over by the armed forces. ches the summit of the Nanga Parbat via the extre- mely difficult Diamir face. 1945 the consequences oF the wAr Are severe. Deuter tries to operate at full capacity by developing 1989 sepArAte wAys - on 01.01.1989, two product new products. segments, travel and backpacks, split from the main company "Deuter AG" and become "Deuter Sport & 1955 Staff increases from 1.500 in July to 2.000 Leder GmbH". people. The turnover amounts to 24.1 Mio. DM. Yet, the orders do not come in as anticipated, which 2001 deuter goes internAtionAl and establishes leads to a critical financial situation. a new subsidiary in the United States: Deuter USA Inc. company logo 20091971 1972 1973 1984 1991 1995 1996 1998 2000 2004 2005 2006 2009 deuter becomes the big- deuter-AircomFort: Mountain biking gets The new vAri-quick system The FuturA range with Sleeping bags become more The design of the sl-wo- Perfect fit for tall people – Deuter presents a new light- gest producer of back- the original is born and more and more popular. premiers: it allows a quick and its AircomFort FuturA and more important. The men’s Fit models is perfect- the el-models are launched. weight range, spectro, equip- packs and luggage in Ger- patented. It revolutioni- Deuter is the first compa- easy back length adjustment. back system enters the range includes kid’s models ly trimmed and optimised for ped with a new Aircomfort many. ses the backpack mar- ny developing bike speci- market. It has been extre- and 4-season down sleeping the women’s anatomy by a back system: the AircomFort ket and becomes the fic packs – in cooperation mely popular ever since. bags. The Alpine pAck guide team of passionate (female) Flexlite system. most famous back sys- with mountain bike is fully revised convincing athletes. tem worldwide. legend Andi Heckmair. mountaineers and alpine pros. The godfather is the exosphere is introduced to „bike i” mit Airstripes- the market: with its state-of- system. the-art stretch technology, it promotes Deuter’s sleeping bag segment. Deuter introduces the shield Production and storage system – a totally new backpack space of the luggage sec- Deuter introduces the AircontAct concept. The integrated tÜv tion is almost doubled to And the sleeping bAg range. Approved And ce certiFied 40.600 sqm. For the forth Further, for the family segment, bAck protector guarantees time, Deuter equips the Deuter engineers the first tÜv more safety for bikers and winter Olympic Team with sports Approved child cArrier. A market sports lovers. The innovation bags and luggage. survey declares Deuter as market wins the Eurobike Award Gold leader in Germany for backpacks. 2005 with the Attack pack. Deuter increases the amount of nylon used in The windshield is revised and backpacks. Deuter provides turns into a proper integrated more than 80% of all tents wind vest – a unique product at the Oktoberfest. on the market. Deuter continues to grow and introduces new innovations, such as the vArio FuturAs. The carrying system combi- nes the Aircomfort with Vari- Quick.4 5
  4. 4. DEUTER – Get the facts HiSTory HiSTory DEUTER – Get the facts professionaL eXperienCe hermAnn buhl carried a Deuter Excerpt from the expedition peter hAbeler, together pepi stÜckl And peter vogler, backpack on his famous first ascent report of the German Hima- with Reinhold Messner, first mountain guides, become members of of the Nanga Parbat (8.125 m). Pamir expedition led by layans expedition honouring climbed the Mt Everest wit- the development team and thoroughly While his companions turned back, Willi rickmer the 100th anniversary of the hout oxygen in 1978. He test the products on their tours. bernd Buhl continued by himself – and left German Alpine Association: becomes technical consul- kullmAnn, a great allround mountaine- his Deuter pack at a secondary peak. “All nine members made it up tant at Deuter taking the er, becomes product & sales manager at Anderl heck Air m But the climb was harder and more the 7.149 m Glacier Dome. products on all of his tours Deuter. the beginning oF A new erA: is the first to conquer time consuming than he expected We also managed the first and expeditions to test them Alpinists, mountAin guides, And Andi heckmAir, mountain the Eiger North face and he didn’t make it back before ascent of the Roc Noir (7.516 under the most severe con- bikers strongly inFluence the guide and passionate biker (on July 22.-24.) acco- the night. He was caught by dar- m)... We are happy to inform ditions. He worked for collection. has inherited his father’s mpanied by Ludwig kness and had to survive the night you that the Deuter back- Deuter until 1991. love for the Alps. He also cordilleras expe- Vörg, Fritz Kasparek, without his pack. He was forced to packs have performed super- shares his dad’s passion for dition, Himalayans and Heinrich Harrer. stand upright on a narrow ledge, bly.” working on products: tog- expedition On his back: a Deuter without any protection, without bivouac equipment. Buhl was fortu- ether with Deuter he deve- rucksack. The German nuptse (7.879 m) nate that it was a relatively calm, lops the first bike rucksack expedition with rAlF dujmovits worldwide. warm night – otherwise he wouldn’t first climbs the peak via the nW have survived. The expedition was face. also supplied with Deuter tents.1928 1937 1938 1953 1962 1964 1969 1972 1985 1988 1989 1990 1934 1954 1957 1958 1959 1961 1982 German-austrian German karakoram The “Tauern” proves its worth at the himAlAyAns karakoram expedition expedition On the 4th of May, vlAdimir expedition to the nAngA pArbAt. Expedition German Wakhan expedition, bAlyberdin And eduArd member Fritz Bechtold writes to Deuter: “We were Broad Peak expedition German-Swiss Himalayans German Himalayans ski expedition myslovsky reached the Mt exposed to the most extreme conditions – and so was expedition Everest peak via a new route, 20 yeArs oF trAns Alp. A great anniversary for the bike our equipment. We are happy to say that the Tauern the almost 2.000 m high SW adventure across the Alps. We celebrate with Andi sack is a piece of high quality alpine gear that we toni hiebeler’s first winter ascent of the Eiger with Toni Kinshofer and face. It is to be considered the Heckmair and the godfather of all bike packs, the "Bike I". could always fully depend on.” Anderl Mannhardt. Hiebeler writes about his childhood: “My father was a ski most difficult and most dange- and mountain guide. He owned two Tauern backpacks. Owning a Deuter German diamir expedition, rous route. Further seven expe- Tauern in the 1930 to the 1950s meant feeling a little like a king. When my nanga Parbat (8.125 m) via dition members, also equipped dad was out in the mountains with clients, I wanted to go climb “my moun- the diamir Face with Deuter backpacks, reach tains”, too. I was 10 and simply stole my dad’s second Tauern. One day I ended anden expedition led by a the summit. up in a heavy storm and the backpack was still wet when dad found it. He team from augsburg, didn’t like it and I got good thrashing. In the end, though, he had to admit deuter’s hometown there was no holding me back. He gave me his second Tauern. For me that was a gift from heaven.” tAschAchhAus test center deuter’s product development in the pitztAl, AustriA. a Tauern backback from 1930 team gets further professional second test center for deuter support by the AmericAn backpacks is established at mountAin guide AssociAtion. the Taschachhaus. 1991 1996 1997 2001 2002 2005 2006 2006 2009 2010 rAlF dujmovits becomes steve buFFinton, Start of the close cooperation in cooperAtion with leki, helly hAnsen And in the season 2002, the Ath- The Sl backpack program is further extended and becomes a The schwAn stAbilo group puchases technical consultant, fine- product designer, joins the with the germAn ski And meindl, deuter sets up A test center on the letes sponsored by deuter coherent women’s collection. deuter sees the new sl-women’s Fit deuter. after 20 years with the tuning the products. deuter development team mountAin guide AssociAtion. jAmtAlhÜtte. Here, costumers have the oppor- usA eagerly collect medals range as an important step that needs to be managed by a profes- brand, Bernd kullman becomes ceo. and creates the signature Supplied with deuter rucksacks tunity to test the latest deuter products. The and records. and the deuter sional, independent team. The new team solely focuses on the deuter product design. and sleeping bags they deliver input from the center is integrated in the product backpacks are constantly in optimisation of the women’s products. and who knows better important feedback for the pro- development. use – whether in training or about female demands than women themselves? The entire team duct department. in competition. is set up of female outdoor enthusiasts, headed by gerlinde kAltenbrunner, a true mountain pro, who brings her experience from the 8.000 m peaks to the table. FakT: in der rung von Profis Die Praxiserfah ic klun g umzu setzen Pr o duktentw n immer war und ist für Deuter scho ert. Hier im Überblick Beginning of the close coope- von größtem W d expeditio- rAtion with the French ski die wichtigsten Personen un guide AssociAtion. The gui- rz und Produkte auf He nen die deuter des give constant feedback on d gepr ägt haben. the well-tested deuter back- nieren geprüft un packs and sleeping bags. 6 7
  5. 5. DEUTER – Get the facts Backpack FINDER Why do we develop different backpacks? A winter jacket at +30°C, sneakers on Via Ferratas - the right equipment not only provides more comfort, but also safety. This is why we have the right backpack for the respective use: you need different packs for climbing , hiking, biking, or trekking. We design our equipment specifically for the intended use. This is how we can guarantee fantastic carrying comfort, maximum ventilation and exact, smart wHIcH details. Yet, BAcKPAcK IS THE RIGHT oNE?
  6. 6. DEUTER – Get the facts BACKPACKFINDER BACKPACK FINDER DEUTER – Get the facts Backpack FINDER1. How, wHERE ANd wHAT To BRING ALoNG? HIKING TREKKING BIKE ALPINE fuRTHER uSES dAY HIKES dAY / muLTI-dAY HIKE LoNG dISTANcE TREKS TREKKING SHoRT RIdES dAY / muLTI-dAY RIdES mouNTAINEERING SKI, SNowBoARd, ANd BAcKPAcK TRAVELLING mARATHoN cLImBING SNowSHoE TRIPS PRoTEcTIoN LIGHTwEIGHT fAmILY dAYPAcK hiking for several hours, backpack hiking weekend; backpack with hikes from accomodation to accomo- multi-day, long distance trekking several hours ride; backpack with Alps crossing in 5 days without gear week of alpine tours; backpack with day-tour with approx. 5 h ascent for fast activities with high for activities where every child carriers and kids Daypacks for everyday use with food and weather protection hiking gear; overnight equipment dation over a longer period of time & backpack with tent and food; often water/energy bar, tool and weather transportation; board & lodging in full equipment; board & lodging in and descent; usual backcountry injury risks, such as single ounce counts: trail run- backpacks for outdoor at school, college, office, provided at accomodation longer distances; backpack with off the beaten track / no infrastructure protection cabins / hotels cabins safety equipment trail rides, downhill, freeri- ning, alpine climbing, fast activities or the beach hiking equipment de etc. ski tours etc. & as light summit pack detaiLed weight opti- tÜv-gS approved mization ChiLd CarrierS of the carrying system, continuously tested, strict materials and features safety standards – for the kid’s sake AIRcomfoRT SYSTEmS AIRcoNTAcT SYSTEmS AIRSTRIPES SYSTEm ALPINE BAcK SYSTEm baCkpaCkS enginee- red for kidS AIRSTRIPES SHIELd SYSTEm junior carrying system for ventiLation ventiLation Load tranSfer Load tranSfer Lightweight tight fit CompaCt fit CompaCt fit maximum wearing comfort SYSTEm Aircomfort Mesh Back: 25% Aircomfort Mesh Back: 25% Aircontact: snug fit with internal Aircontact: snug fit with internal light and compact for a small load Airstripes: close and secure fit in Alpine Back System: secure, close Alpine Back System: secure, close less sweating helps saving energy less sweating helps saving energy frame for medium load frame for heavy loads any cycling situation fit for difficult terrains fit for difficult terrains pSa-baCk proteCtor ventiLation freedom of movement for paCk Airstripes channels: free air optimiSed Comfort padded hip fin adjuStabLe baCk Length adjuStabLe baCk Length the Spine freedom of movement SLender paCk funCtion combines carrying comfort circulation for 80% of the regarding carrying properties for comfortable carrying of for a perfect individual, comfortable fit for a perfect individual, comfortable fit sport-specific cut avoids chafing for the Spine for maximum freedom of movement attachment system for skis/snow- with maximum safety; back and features medium load sport-specific cut avoids chafing board/snowshoes, compartment TÜV/GS approved and CE ventiLation StabiLity ventiLation funCtion funCtion for shovel & probe, SOS label, ice certified funCtion optimiSed Comfort functional Aircontact pads: 15% superior material and construction Airstripes channels: free air circu- ventiLation attachment system for ice axe and School – main compart- axe holder attachment system for poles, regarding carrying properties less sweating that lasts a lifetime lation for 80% of the back Airstripes channels: free air circu- skis, SOS label ment holds folders; uni/ external pockets and features lation for 80% of the back Lightweight office – padded laptop paCk organiSation ventiLation CompaCt Shape Lightweight focus on the essentials to save energy compartment; funCtion separate compartments also evenly Aircontact-Funktionsschaum: garantuees full freedom of move- CompaCt Shape focus on the essentials to save energy attachment system for poles, sepa- distribute the load 15% weniger schwitzen ment also for the helmet garantuees full freedom of Safety bike – helmet holder, hip rate bottom compartment, external movement also for the helmet Safety fully reliable material and function and strenum straps paCk organiSation funCtion pockets, compression straps fully reliable material and function separate compartments also evenly reflectors, H20 compatible funCtion distribute the load helmet holder, reflectors, H20 compatible 16-35 l 22-50 l 35-50 l 40-75 l 3-15 l 18-30 l 24-45 l 24-30 l 7-30 l 10-30 l 15-32 l 3-8 kg 5-12 kg 5-15 kg 12-25 kg 2-4 kg 3-7 kg 5-15 kg 5-10 kg 2-10 kg 2-10 kg 3-10 kg8 9
  7. 7. 2.the CustoMer’s Photo: klaus Fengler BackPack FiT DEUTER – Get the facts phYsiQue sL WoMen’s fit sYsteM Backpack FiT WHy doeS THe deuTer Sl SySTem FiT Women So Well? We’ve established a female team (including professional athletes and designers) for the shoulder strAps set s-shAped strAps development of our Sl packs. “SL“ stands for closer together with soFt edges Slimline – and those products are far from just men’s models in feminine colours. The 3 entire pack, including the carrying system, is shorter And perfectly adapted to a woman’s physique. 4 3 nArrower 3 strAps Compared to men the female anatomy has you cannot choose a backpack exclusively 1 A slightly shorter bAck (because of longer 1 on its capacity. The more volume a backpack legs and shorter height)1 » The Sl back system with its lower shoulder strap shorter has , THe more imPorTanT iS a anchor point is a bit shorter than the standard bAck carryinG SySTem THaT can Be version. a key comfort factor since only the right length indiVidually adJuSTed and gu- back length can guarantee the optimum fit of the shoulder straps and waist belt. 2 2 arantees freedom of movement plus fan- tastic wearing comfort. Take a look at the customer’s build and you’ll find the ideal fit 2 A more conicAl shApe oF the hip, which is further enhanced by women’s tendency towards a for him/her. hollow back. conicAl hip belt curved, Angled » The Sl waist belt anchor points are set closer wAist belt together and are slightly curved angling diagonally upward. The fins are also preshaped so that the fastened hip belt has a conical shape delivering a customised fit. Hugging the waist, it leaves no space between wearer and backpack. 2 broAd bAck? nArrow shoulders? 3 A nArrower shoulder width yes yes » in order to give a perfect anatomic fit around the “Selling Sl is fun! Just let the the fe- no no male customer try on a standard upper body, the Sl shoulder straps are both narro- wer and shorter in length, have narrow tapered ‘men’s’ backpack and then the Sl ends and smaller buckles. They avoid chafing in the armpits and eliminate pressure points in the chest version – both packed. you feel the area. difference straight away and this is » Further, the Sl shoulder straps are set closer tog- what convinces without many words. ether. Thus, they stay in place and do not slip off the shoulders. myself, i’m wearing deuter Sl exclu- sively on my trips.” 4 A more sensitive chest » That is why the Sl shoulder straps have an Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, professional mountaineer, has short long legs / S-shape and feature softly lined edges on both successfully climbed twelve 8.000 peaks; member of legs / short bAck? sides. The Sl construction curves around sensitive the Deuter SL development team long yes areas and stays in place. bAck? no yes no 19 kg eXTra lonG FiT WHo elSe can Wear Sl? g For taller people, our Extra Long (EL) 15 k our Sl rucksacks are designed to fit the ave- models offer superior carrying com- 1) 76 kg 1) rage athletic female build. However, since not fort! Tall people (185 - 200 cm) often kg everyone fits the norm it is likely that standard 60 have trouble finding the right gear models also fit female users perfectly well – for their adventures. We’ve therefo- and vice versa: Sl models fit men... re elongated the back length, adding nArrow round 6-9 cm to our most popular models. ... with a very slim build, who do not fit the hips? wAist? We’ve also increased the capaci- FacT: ther, a woman has common unisex sizing » check physique carry less than a man. Fur yes In average a woman can yes ty for our el range to swallow the Sl development team no no n a man. no wonder the bigger gear of taller people. We’ve ... with long legs, because they often have less muscular strength tha are (just like the on the contrar y, all Sl models kept, however, the respective stan- shorter backs » check pants size never asked for “cute extras”. ures ratio. a challenge to the ideal weight-to-feat 2 X yeS? 2 X yeS? dard model’s back systems and fea- standard versions) trimmed tures for our el versions. ... with a clothing size of S/m » check clothing to create clever solutions. » Try THe STandard-model » Try THe Sl model size 1) results of the German microcensus statistics 2005: average female population: height: 165 cm & weight: 60 kg; average male population: height: 178 cm & weight: 60 kg (> you can carry about 25% of the your body’s weight); 2) Waist-to-Hip-ratio10 11
  8. 8. 3.the right baCk Photo: Heidi Stettner DEUTER – Get the facts FiTTinG THe BackPack DEUTER – Get the facts paCk position Backpack To judge the carrying properties of a pack, FiT you need to load it up. Fill half of the pack with an air bladder or foil. you can prepare the foil in convenient small packs. Then place weight in the pack – at about shoul- der height and fill the rest of the space with foil so that the weight won’t shift. once you’ve decided on a few models, it is time to test the individual fit. you best start by Miguel Tiblas, worked as Sales Rep Outdoor & Sport for nine years. Four years ago, he joined the Development and Design loadinG THem uP and TryinG team at DEUTER. THem on 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Fill the backpack with a realistic weight. Here, length adjustable shoulder straps will trol and transfer more weight to the shoul- A C E loosen all straps. Shoulder the pack. not help. only the right back length can solve der straps on rugged terrain. on longer this problem. it provides full freedom of move- trips, make sure you loosen and tighten all 2 Position the middle of the hip belt over ment for your arms and relief for your upper straps regularly to vary the load transfer. the hip bones and tighten. if the belt sits too back muscles with its anatomic, S-shaped high, it might constrict the stomach. if the pads. choose the right back length (Standard, To perfectly fulfil their function the stabiliser position is too low, the fins might chafe. SL or EL) for small capacity deuter backpacks. straps should be horizontally angled between For larger models adapt the length adjustable 30° and 45°. E For deuter trekking back- 3 now tighten the shoulder straps, but not back system (Vari-Quick and VariFlex packs you can adjust the angle by choosing a too tight. The main weight should be on System) to the ideal position. higher or lower positioned buckle on the pack. the hip belt. 5 once you have found the perfect back For smaller capacity packs, the straps fulfil a 4 The anchor points of the shoulder- length, fix and close the height adjustable different role. They allow the fine-tuning of FacT: - straps are ideally positioned between the sternum strap. not too tight, since it could the back length. F loosen or tighten stabili- Lighten the load by brin B D F ging it close to the body! shoulder blades. Thus, the pads comfortably hinder breathing. The strap stabilises the ser and shoulder straps to perfectly fit the close around the shoulders. shoulder straps and is a standard feature of pack’s back position. Here, the angle can be The per fect pack is slender of almost all deuter packs. significantly smaller or even negative. and sits close to the back – course, it also has to be pa- A If the position is too low, the back ! length is too short. B The shoulder pads, 6 Tighten the hip belt stabiliser straps cked and fitted the right way therefore, do not sit on the blades and can depending on the terrain. Tighten for more easily slip off the shoulders. load control. loosen for more freedom of C If the position is too high, the back movement. Tension the shoulder stabiliser length is too long. D it sits too close to the straps on the shoulder straps of larger capaci- neck, the shoulder pads run down to the arm ty packs. Loose for improved ventilation pits – this will lead to chafing on neck and and more weight on the waist belt for easy arms. Further, the pack tends to tilt back. passages. Tighter they deliver more load con-12 13