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  • 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: Chris Müller; StefanNeuhauser.com
  • 2. © PatitucciPhoto Copyright Deuter Sport GmbH & Co. KG / 2011 Deuter reserves the right to change technical details and takes no responsibility for printing errors. Colours may vary due to printing techniques.
  • 3. DEUTER – Get the facts WeLCoMe to deuter every single deuter product tells a story – easier to simply exchange it for a new prod- packed with ideas, unique experiences, and uct. However, to repair a pack is also a ques- a lot of passion. We would like to share these tion of responsibility. We save resources for stories with you – and we want to do it in future generations. and for many dedicated an entertaining, yet detailled way. But to start deuter customers it is important to have their 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 ourselves to manage all environment, health a “deuter” and safety (eHS) issues in our supply chain – from the first steps at the computer to the final delivery – according to the strict bluesignContent stand for? standards. Thus, we further reduce our envi- ronmental footprint and improve the conser- vation of resources in production. This is a con-inTro 3 FiT, venTilaTion & FuncTion tinuous process with step-by-step progress. those are the key factors that we focus on The fact that we exclusively work with onedeuTer HiSTory 4 when building a backpack. The human anato- production site for the backpacks makes it aBackPack Finder 8 my shapes the carrying system: in the end, the lot easier for us to install improvements, com- backpack should offer maximum, customised pared to brands that have many produc tionBackPack FiT 10 comfort for the individual wearer. Further, our sites in asia, which they also often change.BACKPACK FIT, SL / EL 10 backpacks minimise sweating.FITTIng ThE BACKPACK 12 a well-ventilated back system efficiently helps more THan JuST a ProducThow To PACK 15 reduce heat build-up. depending on the is every single sleeping bag and backpack for range of use, deuter has developed solutions us. They are our reliable companions on trips that have set new standards. The features are and we are very passionate about them.Hiking 16 trimmed to the purpose, always bearing theTrekking 26 ideal weight-to-function ratio in mind. 200 dayS oF TougH FieldBike 32 TeSTing a year – that is what our prod-alPine 38 innovaTion and qualiTy ucts undergo on the backs of alpine pros. af- essentially define our brand. deuter has never ter a year, we get a feedback that we wouldSHield 42 been a marketing driven company. our budg- get from common users after maybe eight orliTe 48 ets are pretty low when it comes to market- ten years. Three of the world’s biggest moun-Family 50 ing. on the other hand, the list of milestones tain guide associations – germany, France, is long – from the first fully ventilated back- and the uSa – share their expertise and expe-Travel 52 pack with a mesh backsystem (the legendary rience with us, and thus support us in optimis-STreamer 54 aircomfort-System) to the “invention” of the ing our products. functional bike backpack, from the first TÜvSleePingBag Finder 57 approved child carrier to the TÜv approved devoTed and loyal reTail-Down 60 back protector for bike packs – those are all erS are crucial for deuter. our dedicationSYnThETIC FILL 62 true world premieres. and we will continue pays off – for example, we’ve been voted to invest a lot more in research and product number one manufacturer by german retail development than in marketing. magazine “markt intern”. and we will focusmaTerial 66 on this also in the future. in the end, complexBACKPACKS 66SLEEPIng BAgS 69 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-deuTer 70 and the extremely low number of returns. tial feedback regarding the end consumer’sQuALITY AnD SuSTAInABILITY 70 and, of course, we are also famous for our requests. We would like to thank you for yourPRoDuCTIon 72 in-house repair service – even long after the important support! and we look forward toAwARDS 74 warranty has expired, for shipping costs only. working with you in the future! We fix what we can fix – sometimes even ancient “Tauern” models puchased in the 1950s. most of the time it would be a lot yours deuTer Team 3
  • 4. DEUTER – Get the facts HiSTory deuter sInCe 1898 1898 augsBurg, germaNY. The company is found- ed by Hans Deuter. At the turn of the century 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 blanket manufacturing firm” expands and now also includes a rental service for tents. 1910 first major clieNt Satchels, backpacks, knapsacks, belts, mess and store tents are increas- company logo ingly in demand, especially by the military. about 1910 1919 the fouNder haNs deuter operates the company under his name and produces suitcases, backpacks, tents and truck canopies. The bag pro- duction division becomes a joint-stock company. The tent rental reaches its space limit of 10.000 sq metres. It’s the first year for Deuter tents at the coorporation. The company is now called "Deuter 2001 deuter goes iNterNatioNal and establishes famous Oktoberfest in Munich. Industriewerke AG-Augsburg". a new subsidiary in the United States: Deuter USA Inc. 1939 the dark Years The entire equipment and 1962 the teNt diVisioN Becomes aN iNdepeNd- 2006 schwaN staBilo, a family owned German tent production is being taken over by the armed eNt compaNY "Deuter Hallenbau GmbH, Augs- Company, purchases Deuter. The company is now forces. burg". One of many expeditions equipped by called "Deuter Sport GmbH & Co. KG". Deuter reaches the summit of the Nanga Parbat via 1945 the coNseQueNces of the war are seVere. the extremely difficult Diamir face. Deuter tries to operate at full capacity by develop- ing new products. 1989 separate waYs - on 01.01.1989, two prod- uct segments, travel and backpacks, split from the 1955 staff iNcreases from 1.500 in July to 2.000 main company "Deuter AG" and become "Deuter people. The turnover amounts to 24.1 Mio. DM. Sport & Leder GmbH". Yet, the orders do not come in as anticipated, which leads to a critical financial situation. 1994 the New partNership with the compaNY company logo 2009 “duke” in Vietnam further pushes and optimises 1957 the familY BusiNess Becomes a joint-stock the production process.1971 1972 1973 1984 1991 1995 1996 1998 deuter Becomes the Big- deuter-aircomfort: mountain biking gets The new Vari-Quick sYstem The futura range with gest producer of back- the original is born and more and more popular. premiers: it allows a quick and its aircomfort futura packs and luggage in ger- patented. it revolutioni- deuter is the first compa- easy back length adjustment. back system enters the many. ses the backpack mar- ny developing bike speci- market. it has been extre- ket and becomes the fic packs – in cooperation mely popular ever since. most famous back sys- with mountain bike tem worldwide. legend andi Heckmair. The godfather is the „Bike i” mit airstripes- sYstem. Production and storage space of the luggage sec- deuter introduces the aircoNtact tion is almost doubled to aNd the sleepiNg Bag range. Fur- 40.600 sqm. For the forth ther, for the family segment, deuter time, deuter equips the engineers the first tÜV approVed olympic Team with sports child c arrier. a market sur vey bags and luggage. declares deuter as market leader in germany for backpacks. deuter increases the amount of nylon used in backpacks. deuter provides more than 80% of all tents at the okto- berfest.4
  • 5. HiSTory DEUTER – Get the facts deuter introduces the first nylon backpack range. it quickly becomes the num- ber one backpack material.a saddlery is set up for For the first time, deuter Introduction of the legendary Five of the 15 ‘tauerN’ Backpacksthe processing of leather. tents can be seen at the Deuter ’ tauerN’ Backpack for Hermann Buhl’s Nanga Parbat oktoberfest in munich. – a bestseller for the next 30 (8.125 m) expedition were made of years. Perlon, a nylon alternative.1899 1905 1914 1920 1930 1939 1951 1953 1965 1968 The company starts Hans deuter alrea- as in the great War, deuter a weaving and dyeing With the alpine model its rental tent service. dy employs 80 wor- produces mainly equip- mill is established; pro- “Sierra” deuter premiers kers and 12 clerks. ment for the military, but duction of clothing and a backpack with inte- also industrial tents. camping tents. grated supporting frame.2000 2004 2005 2006 2009 2011 Sleeping bags become The design of the sl-wo- Tall people can enjoy a Neosphere dowN sleepiNg Bag more and more impor- meN’s fit models is per- per fec t fit with the raNge: the counterpart to the exo- tant. The range includes fectly trimmed and opti- ex tra long el-models: sphere synthetic mo dels, which kid’s models and 4-sea- mised for the women’s Favourite deuter backpack mod- were introduced to the market in son down sleeping bags. anatomy by a team of pas- els are available to suit taller peo- 2009. The ex tremely elastic sleep- The alpiNe pack guide sionate female athletes. ple with extended back lengths. ing bags feature the thermo is fully revised convinc- deuter presents a new lightweight stretch comfort sYstem. The ing mountaineers and range, spectro, equipped with a bags’ state-of-the-art technology alpine pros. new aircomfort back system: the and the unique comfort literally aircomfort flex lite sYstem. move the sleeping bag market. deuter introduces the shield Exosphere sYstem – a totally new back- pack concept. The integrated tÜV approVed aNd ce certi- fied Back protector guar- antees more safety for bikers and winter sports lovers. The innovation wins the eurobike award gold 2005 with the attack pack. The wiNdshield is revised and turns into a proper inte- grated wind vest. deuter continues to grow and in- troduces new innovations, such as the Vario futuras. The carrying system combines the air com fort Neosphere with vari-quick. 5
  • 6. DEUTER – Get the facts HiSToryProfessIonaL exPerIenCe hermaNN Buhl carried a Deuter backpack on his famous first ascent of the Nanga Parbat (8.125 m). Pamir expedition led by While his companions turned back, Willi rickmer Buhl continued by himself – and left his Deuter pack at a secondary peak. aNderl heckmair But the climb was harder and more is the first to conquer time consuming than he expected the Eiger North face and he didn’t make it back before (on July 22.-24.) acco- the night. He was caught by dar- mpanied by Ludwig kness and had to survive the night cordilleras expe- Vörg, Fritz Kasparek, without his pack. He was forced to dition, Himalayans and Heinrich Harrer. stand upright on a narrow ledge, expedition On his back: a Deuter without any protection, without rucksack. bivouac equipment. Buhl was fortu- nate that it was a relatively calm, warm night – otherwise he wouldn’t have survived. The expedition was also supplied with Deuter tents.1928 1934 1937 1938 1953 1954 1957 1958 1959 1961 german-austrian german karakoram The “Tauern” proves its worth at the himalaYaNs karakoram expedition expedition expeditioN to the NaNga parBat. Expedition member Fritz Bechtold writes to Deuter: “We were Broad Peak expedition german-Swiss Himalayans exposed to the most extreme conditions – and so was expedition our equipment. We are happy to say that the Tauern sack is a piece of high quality alpine gear that we toNi hieBeler’s first winter ascent of the Eiger with Toni Kinshofer and could always fully depend on.” Anderl Mannhardt. Hiebeler writes about his childhood: “My father was a ski and mountain guide. He owned two Tauern backpacks. Owning a Deuter Tauern in the 1930 to the 1950s meant feeling a little like a king. When my dad was out in the mountains with clients, I wanted to go climb “my moun- tains”, too. I was 10 and simply stole my dad’s second Tauern. One day I ended up in a heavy storm and the backpack was still wet when dad found it. He didn’t like it and I got good thrashing. In the end, though, he had to admit there was no holding me back. He gave me his second Tauern. For me that was a gift from heaven.” Tauern backback from 1930 1991 1996 1997 2001 ralf dujmoVits becomes steVe BuffiNtoN, Start of the close cooperation iN cooperatioN with leki, hellY haNseN technical consultant, fine- product designer, joins the with the germaN ski aNd aNd meiNdl, deuter sets up a test ceNter tuning the products. deuter development team mouN taiN guide asso cia- oN the jamtalhÜtte. Here, costumers have the and creates the signature tioN. Supplied with deuter opportunity to test the latest deuter products. deuter product design. ruck sacks and sleeping bags The input from the center is integrated in the they deliver important feedback product development. for the product department. FakT: ation e close cooper For Deuter, th es has al - onal athlet with professi remain d will always ways been an ent of all developm crucial for the over view produc ts. He re you find an expeditions that deeply of athletes and oduc ts. influenced an d formed our pr 6
  • 7. HiSTory DEUTER – Get the facts Excerpt from the expedition peter haBeler, together pepi stÜckl aNd peter Vogler, report of the German Hima- with Reinhold Messner, first mountain guides, become members of layans expedition honouring climbed the Mt Everest wit- the development team and thoroughly the 100th anniversary of the hout oxygen in 1978. He test the products on their tours. BerNd German Alpine Asso ciation: becomes technical consul- kullmaNN, a great allround mountaine- “All nine members made it tant at Deuter taking the er, becomes product & sales manager at up the 7.149m Glacier Dome. products on all of his tours Deuter. the BegiNNiNg of a New era: We also managed the first as- and expeditions to test them alpiNists, mouNtaiN guides, aNd aNdi heckmair, mountain cent of the Roc Noir (7.516m)... under the most severe con- Bikers stroNglY iNflueNce the guide and passionate biker We are happy to inform you ditions. He worked for collectioN. has inherited his father’s that the Deuter backpacks Deuter until 1991. love for the Alps. He also have performed superbly.” shares his dad’s passion for working on products: tog- ether with Deuter he deve- The German Nuptse (7.879 m) ex- lops the first bike rucksack pedition with ralf dujmoVits first worldwide. climbs the peak via the NW face.1962 1964 1969 1972 1982 1985 1988 1989 1990 On the 4th of May, Vladimir german Wakhan expediti- BalYBerdiN aNd eduard on, german Himalayans ski mYsloVskY reached the Mt expedition Everest peak via a new route, the almost 2.000 m high SW face. It is to be considered the most difficult and most dange-german diamir expedition, rous route. Further seven expe-nanga Parbat (8.125 m) via dition members, also equippedthe diamir Face with Deuter backpacks, reach the summit. anden expedition led by a team from augsburg, deuter’s hometown 20 Years of traNs alp – an anniversary that was, of course, celebrated on the saddle on the jubilee deuter’s product develop- transalp leading from Oberstdorf (Germany) to Lago ment team gets further (Italy). Guided, of course, by Andi Heckmair himself pro fessional support by – the man who invented the crossing of the Alps on the americaN mouNtaiN a bike, and the bike backpack along with it. guide associatioN. 2006 2010 2002 2005 2006 2009 The Sl backpack program is further extended and becomes a a secoNd test ceNter for deuter coherent women’s collection. deuter sees the New sl-womeN’s fit backpack s is established at the range as an important step that needs to be managed by a profes- Taschachhaus in the Pitztal, austria. sional, independent team. The new team solely focuses on the optimisation of the women’s products. and who knows better about female demands than women themselves? The entire team 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.in the season 2002, theathletes spoNsoredBY deuter usa eagerlycollect medals and re -cords. and the deuterback packs are con-stantly in use – whetherin training or in compe-tition. The schwaN staBilo group puchases deuter. after 20 years with the brand, Bernd kullmann becomes ceo. 7
  • 8. DEUTER – Get the facts BACKPACK Finder 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?
  • 9. DEUTER – Get the facts BACKPACK FINDER 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 TRAVEL DAYPACKhiking 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 for activities where child carriers and kids for multi-week trips Daypacks for everydaywith 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 high injury risks, such as every ounce counts: trail backpacks for outdoor use at school, college, with longer hiking tours; provided at accomodation longer distances; backpack with off the beaten track / no infrastructure protection cabins / hotels cabins safety equipment single trail rides, down- running, alpine clim- activities Work & Travel; office, or the beach hiking equipment hill, freeride etc. bing, fast ski tours etc. & as light summit pack TÜV-GS APPROVED LOAD TRANSFER CHILD CARRIERS (stowable) back system continuously tested, – snug fit with internal strict safety standards – frame for heavy loads for the kid’s sake ADJUSTABLE BACK AIRCOMFORT SYSTEMS AIRCONTACT SYSTEMS AIRSTRIPES SYSTEM ALPINE BACK SYSTEM BACKPACKS ENGINEE- RED FOR KIDS LENGTH for a perfect individual, comfortable fit AIRSTRIPESVENTILATION VENTILATION LOAD TRANSFER LOAD TRANSFER LIGHTWEIGHT TIGHT FIT COMPACT FIT COMPACT FIT SHIELD SYSTEM LITE SYSTEM junior carrying system for maximum wearing SYSTEM STABILITYAircomfort 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 comfort superior material andless 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 DETAILED WEIGHT construction that lasts VENTILATION FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR PACK OPTIMIZATION Airstripes channels: freeOPTIMISED COMFORT PADDED HIP FIN ADJUSTABLE BACK LENGTH ADJUSTABLE BACK LENGTH THE SPINE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT SLENDER PACK FUNCTION a lifetime combines carrying com- of the carrying system, air circulation for 80% ofregarding 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- fort with maximum safe- materials and features PACK ORGANISATION the backand features medium load sport-specific cut avoids chafing board/snowshoes, compartment ty; TÜV/GS approved; front opening; VENTILATION STABILITY VENTILATION FUNCTION FUNCTION for shovel & probe, SOS label, ice removable daypack;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 separate compartments;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, rate bottom compartment, external movement also for the helmet SAFETY fully reliable material and function hip 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 14-35 l 22-50 l 35-50 l 40-75 l 3-15 l 14-30 l 24-45 l 24-32 l 18-22 l 10-30 l 50-80 l 15-32 l 3-8 kg 5-15 kg 5-17 kg 12-25 kg 2-4 kg 3-7 kg 5-15 kg 5-10 kg 2-10 kg 2-10 kg 12-20 kg 3-10 kg8 9
  • 10. 2.the CustoMer’s Photo: klaus Fengler PhYsIQue you cannot choose a backpack exclusively on its capacity. The more volume a backpack has , THe more imPorTanT iS a carrying SySTem THaT can Be individually adJuSTed and gu- arantees freedom of movement plus fan- tastic wearing comfort. Take a look at the customer’s build and you’ll find the ideal fit for him/her. Broad Back? Yes Narrow shoulders? No Yes No short loNg legs / legs / short Back? loNg Yes Back? No Yes No eXTra long FiT For taller people, our Extra Long (EL) models offer superior carrying com- fort! Tall people (185 - 200 cm) often have trouble finding the right gear for their adventures. We’ve therefo- re elongated the back length, adding 6-9 cm to our most popular models. Narrow hips? rouNd waist? Yes We’ve also increased the capaci- Yes No No ty for our el range to swallow the bigger gear of taller people. We’ve kept, however, the respective stan- 2 X yeS? 2 X yeS? dard model’s back systems and fea- tures for our el versions. » Try THe STandard-model » Try THe Sl model10
  • 11. BackPack FiT DEUTER – Get the factssL WoMen’s fIt sYsteM Backpack FIT el / SlWHy doeS THe deuTer SlSySTem FiT Women So Well?We’ve established a female team (includingprofessional athletes and designers) for the shoulder straps set s-shaped strapsdevelopment of our Sl packs. “SL“ stands for closer together with soft edgesSlimline – and those products are far fromjust men’s models in feminine colours. The 3entire pack, including the carrying system, is shorter aNdperfectly adapted to a woman’s physique. 4 3 Narrower 3 strapscompared to men the female anatomy has1 a slightlY shorter Back (because of longer 1legs and shorter height)1» The Sl back system with its lower shoulder strap shorteranchor point is a bit shorter than the standard Backversion. a key comfort factor since only the right leNgthback length can guarantee the optimum fit of theshoulder straps and waist belt. 2 22 a more coNical shape of the hip, which isfurther enhanced by women’s tendency towards ahollow back. coNical hip Belt curVed, aNgled» The Sl waist belt anchor points are set closer waist Belttogether and are slightly curved angling diagonallyupward. The fins are also preshaped so that thefastened hip belt has a conical shape delivering acustomised fit. Hugging the waist, it leaves nospace between wearer and backpack. 23 a Narrower shoulder width» in order to give a perfect anatomic fit around the “Selling Sl is fun! Just let the the fe-upper body, the Sl shoulder straps are both narro- male customer try on a standardwer and shorter in length, have narrow tapered ‘men’s’ backpack and then the Slends and smaller buckles. They avoid chafing in thearmpits and eliminate pressure points in the chest version – both packed. you feel thearea. 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 offthe 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, hasS-shape and feature softly lined edges on both successfully climbed twelve 8.000 peaks; member ofsides. The Sl construction curves around sensitive the Deuter SL development teamareas and stays in place. 19 kgWHo elSe can Wear Sl? 15 k gour Sl rucksacks are designed to fit the ave-rage athletic female build. However, since not 1) 76 kg 1) kgeveryone fits the norm it is likely that standard 60models also fit female users perfectly well –and vice versa: Sl models fit men...... with a very slim build, who do not fit the FacT: ther, a woman hascommon unisex sizing » check physique carry less than a man. Fur In average a woman can Sl development team n a man. no wonder the... with long legs, because they often have less muscular strength tha are (just like the on the contrar y, all Sl modelsshorter backs » check pants size never asked for “cute extras”. ures ratio. a challenge to the ideal weight-to-feat standard versions) trimmed... with a clothing size of S/m » check clothing to create clever solutions.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-ratio 11
  • 12. 3.the rIght baCk Photo: Heidi Stettner DEUTER – Get the facts PaCk PosItIon Backpack FIT el / Sl once you’ve decided on a few models, it is time to test the individual fit. you best start by loading THem uP and Trying THem on: 1 2 3 4 1 Fill the backpack with a realistic weight. Here, length adjustable shoulder straps will trol and transfer more weight to the shoul- 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 straps are ideally positioned between the sternum strap. not too tight, since it could the back length. F loosen or tighten stabili- 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 almost all deuter packs. significantly smaller or even negative. A If the position is too low, the back length is too short. B The shoulder pads, 6 Tighten the hip belt stabiliser straps 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. FiTTing THe BackPack DEUTER – Get the facts To judge the carrying properties of a pack, 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. Miguel Tiblas, worked as Sales Rep Outdoor & Sport for nine years. Five years ago, he joined the Development and Design team at DEUTER. 5 6A C E FacT: - Lighten the load by brinB D F ging it close to the body! The per fect pack is slender of and sits close to the back – course, it also has to be pa- ! cked and fitted the right way 13
  • 14. 4.the rIght WaY to Photo: Josef Weber DEUTER – Get the facts use the baCkPaCk So you found the perfect pack – now use it the right way! make sure you adjust the mo- dels that feature an adJuSTaBle Back lengTH and an inTernal Frame To THe individual Back. and finally pack it the right way! Pack iT THe rigHT Way! Those are crucial factors when it comes to carrying comfort. deuTer vari-quick SySTem inTernal Frame an unprecise adjustment restrains the poten- The duraluminium stays inside the packs are tial of a good back system. The following crucial for the optimum comfort and the 1 steps will help you to perfectly adjust the back ideal load transfer on the waist belt. The length of the vari-qick system: lightweight stays have an S-shape and 1 Find the right back length (see page 10). therefore already fit most wearers: it has a 2 Loosen and pull out the velcro closure. snug fit and distributes the main weight on 3 Put the harness strap into the right position, the hips. However, in case the wearer’s back then lace the straps through 4 attachment has a very different shape the stays can be loops. Tighten the strap and secure the velcro further adapted. Shape the pack by careful- closure. ly bending or straightening the back, e.g. on the edge of a table. For heavy loads (from about 10 kg) and longer walking distances in particular, the ideal adju- stment to the user’s back length is crucial. This means, it makes absolute sense to equip packs from a volume of 35 l with a vari-quick system. yet, keep in mind that every system with back length adjustment means additio- nal weight. For smaller capacities keep the pack’s own weight as low as possible. 3 deuter therefore offers for those models an option of three different sized back lengths: Standard, Sl and el. our rucksacks are designed to fit the ave- rage athletic build. yet, since not everyone fits the norm, we also offer a very special service: we can 2 easily adapt the carrying systems. in a few steps the shoulder straps of packs and child carriers with vari- quick can be swapped for Sl-shoulder straps. vice versa Sl straps can be exchanged for standard vari- quick shoulder straps that are suitable for the wearer with a more stronger build.14
  • 15. HoW To Pack DEUTER – Get the facts Bernd Kullmann, for 22 years heart and soul of the rucksack development team; since 2006 DEUTER CEO – and still as passionate about mountains “The most important step when packing your rucksack is to leave the superfluous at home! as a general rule, a fit person should not carry more than 20 - 25% of his/her body weight over a longer period of time. The german military calculates with 33% - but then, we all know that their trips are more than strenuous!”LoadIng the PaCkThe pack’s center of gravity should sit close tothe body and ideally at shoulder height. Thisway it is positioned over the body’s center ofgravity and the pack won’t pull backwards.How to properly load your bigger capacityrucksacks (from about 30 l):Put the sleeping bag, down equipment andother light objects in the bottom compart-ment. Place midweight gear such as clothingon the top towards the outside. Heavy equip-ment – tent, food, big jackets – above shoul-der height, close to the back. Put small, often-used items in the lid pocket where they can beeasily grabbed. To avoid swinging, big windsurface or wetness, minimise the number ofitems you strap to the outside of the pack and high center of gravity > flat terrain low center of gravity > alpine terrainkeep them as compact and small as possible.in general keep an even weight distribution, A Bin particular for side pockets, in mind. usestuff sacks to get organised. Waterproof sacksare also a safe alternative to a raincover. Wrong! The pack stronglyIn easy terrain (hiking routes, flat trails) the pulls backwards – this indicates that the pack’sload’s center of gravity should sit higher [a] in center of gravity sits fardifficult passages (alpine routes, via Ferrata) from the body’s centera bit lower and thus closer to the body’s center of gravity. When you carry a heavy load like thisof gravity. (B) This packing system leads to a trekking easily turns intomore forward leaning position, yet it provides torture.The body constant-more balance compared to a higher center of ly works against the pack’s weight.The shoulders aregravity. heavily burdened. If your pack is not loaded properly it could become even risky in difficult terrain. 15
  • 16. Photo: Bernd ritschel hIkIng “fuLLY ventILated on a hIkIng tour.“ We fully focus on ventilation for small to medium backpacks that are engineered for easy terrains. deuter puts an end to sweaty backs. The hard-wearing heart of the aircomfort System – proven for de- deuter cades – is a powdercoated spring steel frame. it provides the tension for our superior aircomfort mesh panel, which creates space between aIrCoMfort sYsteMs the backpack and the wearer’s back. This ensures effective air aircomForT FleXliTe SySTem SPecTro ac circulation since warm air can advanced aircomForT SySTem ac liTe, gröden/ZugSPiTZe escape to three sides avoiding aircomForT FuTura SySTem FuTura heat build-up. aircomForT Pro SySTem FuTura Pro aircomForT vario Pro SySTem FuTura vario Soft ventilation pads between the shoul- airconTacT Trail SySTem acT Trail ders and at the hip guarantee fantastic comfort. We offer various versions of the aircomfort System that are specifi- 1–2 24 – 32 l SPecTro ac cally designed for allround, lightweight days 3 – 8 kg hikes; weekend excursions; or Heavy load use. yet, they all have one thing in common: they reduce swea- ting and therefore enhance the athlete’s 1–3 16-35 l ac LITE/ endurance. Perspiration is reduced by up to 25% - this has been tested and verified days 3 – 8 kg GRöDEn/ZUGspITZE by the renowned german Hohenstein hikes; weekend excursions; research institute. 1–3 days 22 – 32 l FuTura hikes; family hikes; 3 – 8 kg 2+ days FuTura Pro cabin-to-cabin trips; pilgrimage; 34 – 42 l 5 – 12 kg winter walks; 2+ days FuTura VarIo multi-day cabin hikes; pilgrimage; 45 – 50 l 5 – 15 kg 1–3 20 – 32 l 5 – 10 kg acT TRaIL days hikes; via Ferrata; 16
  • 17. FeaTureS Hiking DEUTER – Get the facts basIC features hIkIng aircomForT HIkInG driNkiNg sYstem s-shaped shoulder straps compatiBle: relieve the neck and shoulder attachment loops, opening muscles and avoid chafing;for the tube, and a hose hol- adjustable strenum straps for der, enable the use of a more stability water bladder sos-laBel attachmeNt sYtem for with emergency numbers hikiNg poles: and international instruc- easy access to the poles tions for emergency cases raiN coVer: exterNal pockets aNdbackpacks for longer excur- compartmeNts: sions are equipped with a easy access to map, drinking rain cover. it can be found bottle or sun screen. keeps in a zipped bottom com- you organised and evenly partment and can be spreads the load removed for drying extra features hIkIng padded Vari flex compressioN straps: hip Belt for tightening the pack crucial for the perfect load and improved load stabilitytransfer on the hip, particu-larly for heavy loaded packs (Futura Pro, Futura Vario) adjustaBle Back separate Bottom leNgth: compartmeNt: shoulder straps allow indi- zip opening; holds the vidual back length adjust- load in place ment (Futura Vario) height adjustaBle lid: staBiliser straps: volume of the backpack loose > more air circulation; can be increased by tight > more load control approximately 10 litres (Futuras) (Futura Vario) Foto: rainer Wenninger sPeCIaL features hIkIng lightweight: froNt allrouNd zip: exterNal mesh pocket: ideal volume and functions for quick gear access for helmet or wet clothing for short day trips (ACT Trail, Spectro, (ACT Trail) (Spectro) Futura Vario) 17
  • 18. DEUTER – Get the facts aircomForT aIrCoMfort fLexLIte sYsteM aircomForT HIkInG It’s lighter – it’s Deuter With its exceptional two-frame construc- tion, the aircomfort Flexlite System pro- vides superior lightness and great per- formance. The combination of round and flat profile frames made of durable spring steel is flexible and durable at the same time: it follows the wearer’s movement and stabilises the mesh back with its pat- ented ventilation to three sides. staBiliser straps 2 aNatomicallY shaped shoulder straps 1 aNatomicallY shaped, two frame coNstructioN staBle hip fiNs combines minimum weight with 3 durability and flexible carrying comfort 4 1 shoulder straps: with the perforated foam 3 two-frame coNstructioN makes this aircom- 4 aNatomicallY shaped, staBle hip fiNs for and the 3d airmesh cover, the aNatomicallY fort System particularlY lightweight and at the great load transfer. The perforated foam and air shaped shoulder straps offer fantastic breathability. same time guarantees great flexibility and durabili- Wide mesh cover with its exceptionally big pores ty. With its combination of a duraBle spriNg steel guarantee additional ventilation. 2 staBiliser straps for precise positioning of the aNd a flat profile frame it follows every move- pack. ment and transfers the load to the hip fins. Further, it gives the mesh Back stability for the pateNted three side VeNtilatioN.18
  • 19. Hiking SySTeme DEUTER – Get the facts PaCkIng LIst daY hIke SPecTro 24Sl rain pants rain jacket T-shirt Sun / fleece hat Pocket knife Headlamp mobile phone / emergency numbers map compass First aid kit Food Steve Buffinton, product manager at Deuter and 1l water (streamer) outdoor enthusiast. Trash bag ”comfort strongly depends on rain cover weight. if you carry the whole load yourself, you want to shave off 4kg grams. less weight also means more energy – but it is crucial that the pack does not compromise on comfort and function.”Dolomites, Tre Cime di Lavaredo: day tour, Spectro AC 24SL and Spectro 32, 4 kg @PatitucciPhoto 19
  • 20. DEUTER – Get the facts aircomForT advanCed aIrCoMfort sYsteM ac liTe / ZugSPiTZe / gröden 1 mesh Back provides comfort and top class ven- tilation: the hot air dissipates freely from three sides. This reduces perspiration by 25% enhanc- ing the athlete’s endurance. 2 duraBle spriNg steel frame: aluminium de- forms, plastic easily breaks. our spring steel frame, mesh Back paNel however, is indestructible and always springs back into its original shape. The tensioned mesh and the deuter’s aircomfort back pads stay in place and provide stability. carrying system set 3 a completely new 3 aNatomicallY shaped, padded shoulder straps with 3d-airmesh cover. standard in 1984. aNatomicallY 1 shaped shoulder 4 VeNtilatioN pads made of BilamiNate foam straps (ac lite Serie, Zugspitze models) or padded hip fins with ventilation pads (gröden models) guarantee a great fit and carrying comfort. 2 4 VeNtilatioN pads made of BilamiNate foam duraBle spriNg steel frame AC Lite / Zugspitze Gröden with padded hip belt and ventilation pads FacT: "...hiking backpack with mesh back." our evergreens gröden and Zugspitze have been there from day one: in 1984 deuter introduced the first fully ventilated back system – the often copied aircomfort System – and with this step revolutionised the backpack industry. a mesh back panel creates a space between backpack and the wearer’s back and provides maximum ven- tilation: warm air can escape to three sides. in the past decades, we’ve fine-tuned the original and have continuously worked on specified aircomfort Systems. E FR A ME ... " ONE WITH TH CE..." ". ..THE DISTAN KEE PS THE WHICH "...BA CKPACK ." , A NET.. CKPACK "...A BA ." D ONE.. "..TH E NE T TE R AME..." PAC K IN A F "...BACK @PatitucciPhoto aIrCoMfort`84 1984: the first Aircomfort backpack enters the market.20
  • 21. Hiking SySTeme DEUTER – Get the factsaIrCoMfort futura sYsteM1 aNatomicallY shaped, softlY paddedshoulder straps covered with 3d-airmesh.2 The more load, the more important the ideal fit.Therefore, the “aircomfort Futura System” posi- low set aNchor poiNtstions the shoulder straps lower on the backpack. in of shoulder strapscombination with the staBiliser straps the po-sition of the pack and the back length can be easi- combined with shoulderly regulated. 2 stabiliser straps provide optimum carrying com-3 mesh Back guarantees fantastic ventilation: warmair can dissipate freely to three sides. fort for medium loads mesh Back4 duraBle spriNg steel frame provides a flexi- paNelble and light structure, tensions the mesh and isextremely durable. 25 VeNtilatioN pads Futura 22 & 28: and the an-chor points of the ergoNomicallY shaped hip 1fiNs (Futura 24 Sl – 32) are set closely together. 3The ends of the pads and fins are detached fromthe frame. Thus they guarantee a snug fit avoi-ding space between wearer and pack. Further, itspreads the load effectively to the hips. coNtoured shoulder straps 4 5 duraBle spriNg steel frame close set aNchor poiNts of pads aNd hip fiNs for effective load transfer and snug fit Futura 22 & 28 with Futura 24SL – 32 with ergono- ventilation pads mically shaped hip fins 21
  • 22. DEUTER – Get the facts aircomForT aIrCoMfort Pro sYsteM 1 aNatomicallY shaped aNd softlY padded shoul der straps covered with 3d airmesh. 2 staBiliser straps on the shoulder straps for exact positioning of the pack. 3 ultraflat aNchor poiNt of the shoulder staBiliser straps strap provides improved ventilation. 4 the New rouNd profile spriNg steel frame 2 is extremely lightweight and flexible. it gives our aNchor poiNt with patented ventilation mesh panel its stable ten- VeNtilatioN opeNiNg sion, provides fantastic freedom of movement and a perfect fit. and it is very durable since it 1 springs back into its original form when twist- 3 coNtoured ed or turned. the New rouNd profile 4 shoulder straps spriNg steel frame 5 the Back mesh guarantees excellent ventila- tion since air can pass through without restriction. is super elastic, yet extraordinarily 6 The special aircomfort Pro frame construction stable and guaran- integrates our Variflex hip Belt. The floating, tees a unique flexible 5 ergonomically formed hip belt follows each and every movement. This helps saving energy and carrying comfort. provides superior wearing comfort. The close fit to the torso, the pivoting hip belt and the ad- ditional lumbar pad make even heavily loaded packs comfortable. 7 side compressioNs straps oN the hip Belt Back mesh stabilise the pack and guarantee an effective load 6 7 transfer. floatiNg Variflex hip fiNs side compressioNs guarantee superi- straps oN hip Belt or carrying comfort even of heavy load Futura Pro FacT: ! r more energy aircomfort fo able –Photo:Bernd ritschel g is uncomfort Heavy sweatin ces your back also redu and a soaked performance. 22
  • 23. Hiking SySTeme DEUTER – Get the factsaIrCoMfort varIo Pro sYsteM1 The bigger the pack, the more important the rightback length which ensures optimum load transferto the hips and a perfect fit of the shoulder straps.The stepless Vari fit sYstem allows a exact, quickand easy adjustment to the individual back length.2 the New, rouNd profile spriNg steel frame iNdiVidual adjust-is very lightweight and flexible. it is extremely du- staBiliser straps meNt with Vari fitrable, provides stable tension for the back mesh The combinationand transfers the load to the hip belt. its flexibili- of the vari Fit 6ty guarantees great freedom of movement and aperfect fit. back length adjustment and3 flexiBle Vari flex hip fiNs help saving energy the aircomfort-by following the wearer’s movement. The ergonom-ic, contoured hip fins made of bilaminate foam 5 System creates a 1with Pe reinforcement also transfer the weight to fully ventilatedthe hips. Soft, breathable Wide air-mesh lining aNatomicallY trekking backpackfor extra comfort. shaped4 the Back mesh guarantees excellent ventilation shouldersince air can pass through without restriction. straps 45 coNtoured shoulder straps with durable Back mesh3d-airmesh cover for even load transfer.6 staBiliser straps for the exact positioning ofthe pack. 2 3 floatiNg Variflex hip fiNs guarantee superi- or carrying comfort the New, rouNd profile even of heavy load spriNg steel frame Futura Vario Photo:Bernd ritschel Photo:Bernd ritschel 23
  • 24. DEUTER – Get the facts airconTacT aIrContaCt sYsteM 1 ideal for those who love a snug fitting pack: uni- versal carrying system, from the classic day hike to staBiliser straps via Ferratas. 2 air chaNNel between the aircoNtact cushi- oNs increases ventilation. 3 flexiBle, teNsioNed delriN ® u–frame is extre- mely lightweight, yet provides great stability. it fol- 4 lows every movement and provides great carrying aNatomicallY comfort and load transfer in combination with the shaped shoulder close-to-the-back fit. straps 5 4 staBiliser straps for the exact positioning of the VeNtilatioN pack. chaNNel 5 aNatomicallY shaped shoulder straps co- aircoNtact pads vered with 3d-airmesh. 2 made of breath- 1 6 aNatomicallY cut hip Belt offers freedom of flexiBle, able hollow movement and holds the pack close to the body. 3 teNsioNed chamber foam delriN ® u–frame bring the load close to the cen- ter of gravity on difficult terrain aNatomicallY cut hip Belt 6 ACT Trail 2009 Gear of the Year SaleS argumenTS For Hiking 1. PLATZ • Functional clothing can do its job – thanks BackPackS Tagesrucksäcke to the breathable aircomfort mesh panel. • Deuter aircomfort saves energy! it redu- deuTer * acT Trail 28 Sl ces perspiration by 25%1, which in turn cools the skin temperature by up to 3°c and thus • Deuter hik- reduces the load on the cardiovascular system ingpacks are the by a significant amount, not to mention the most popular: the readers of germany’s increase in user comfort. ouTdoor magazine have repeatedly 1 tested and verfied by the German Research Institute awarded deuter daypacks with the “gear • no pressure points since the hip pads come Hohenstein. of the year” top spot. in a three-dimensional, ergonomic shape.* • Deuter aircomfort is the original. it is • Straight cut shoulder pads chafe on the • Deuter fits. you can only actually use the the authentic mesh back system and has influ- neck and in the arm pits. deuter’s anatomic potential of a good carrying system when enced generations of backpacks with back s-shape follows the shoulder line, re- it provides the right back length. The two ventilation. lieves neck and upper shoulder muscles, deuter sizes, Women’s Fit and stan- • Tension and stability: the durable spring and guarantees great freedom of move- dard, fit most of the customers and thus gu- steel frame holds the tension even after many ment. Soft edges on both sides further arantee fantastic comfort. years. increase the wearing comfort. • Futura Pro 40 EL & Act Trail 38 EL (Ext- • Plastic breaks, aluminium deforms. The pow- raLong) fit taller people between 185 and der-coated spring steel frame in Deuter’s 200 cm. Longer back and straps for maxi- aircomfort systems, however, will last a mum individual comfort. lifetime!24
  • 25. Hiking SySTeme DEUTER – Get the factsPhoto: Bernd ritschel Dolomites, Via ferrata degli Alleghesi Civetta, 3 h, ACT Trail 32 , 6 kg PaCkIng LIstSigi Zang, Deuter Sales Staff, Northern Germany vIa ferrata acT Trail 32“my top sales strategy: test it! 1 daY Via ferratamany ask for a small backpack. But Fooddoes it all fit in there? go and pack 1 l water (Streamer)the usual equipment with your cli- mapent: rain jacket, rain pants, food, guide bookFirst aid kit, drinking bottle and a First aid kitfew other essentials. This gives you Hatthe opportunity to explain perfect glovesload transfer and to test the car- Windstopper softshellrying comfort with realistic weight.” light spare shirt Paclite rain jacket Paclite rain pants led headlamp leki Titanium poles via Ferrata set Helmet Handy ac liTe + light and compact 6 kg FuTura iN short + fully equipped + zipped bottom compartment + adjustable back length (Futura vario) acT Trail + front opening + close to the back 25
  • 26. Photo: Hansi Heckmair trekkIng “ventILated CarrYIng CoMfort for heavY Loads.” When you form an entity with your rucksack, even the heaviest load becomes a comfortable carry. it is important to bring the pack’s center of gravity close to the body’s center of gravity. This gives you full control and evenly spreads deuter the weight. our aircontact system for trek- king packs takes care of just that: THe Back Padding made oF BreaTHaBle HolloW cHamBer aIrContaCt sYsteMs Foam alloWS a Snug FiT WHile Providing greaT venTilaTion. WiTH every movemenT a PumP eFFecT circulaTeS air THrougH THe cuSHionS. in addition, the pad construction creates ef- airconTacT SySTem acT liTe / airconTacT ficient ventilation channels. adjustable alumi- airconTacT Pro SySTem airconTacT Pro nium stays transfer the load to the reinforced, anatomically shaped hip belt, which also co- mes in a flexible version for the aircontact and aircontact Pro models. The pivoting variFlex waist belt saves a lot of energy in particular for heavy loads. 1–7 acT liTe 35 – 50 l days 5 – 17 kg multi-day cabin hikes, pilgrimage result: 15% less sweating compared to a com- mon standard trekking backpack* plus fantastic load transfer. 5 – 14 days 40 – 75 l aIRconTacT multi-day trek 12 – 20 kgPhoto: Hansi Heckmair aIrconTacT * Confirmed in a field test conducted by Gabriel L.&T. in cooperation with the University of Erlangen 14 – ∞ days 50 – 70 l 12 – 25 kg Pro trekking tour with tent and equipment; expeditions; work & travel 26
  • 27. FeaTureS Trekking DEUTER – Get the facts basIC features trekkIng padded aNd pull forward: reiNforced hip Belt: makes the hip belt easy to crucial for the perfect load fasten, even with heavy loads transfer on the hip, particu- airconTacT larly for heavy loaded packs TREkkInG s-shaped shoulder straps adjustaBle Back leNgth: relieve the muscles at the shoulder straps allow indivi- neck and avoid chafing; dual back length adjustment adjustable strenum straps for more stability staBiliser straps separate Bottom loose > more air circulation; compartmeNt: tight > more load control zip opening; holds the load in place compressioN straps: height adjustaBle lid: for tightening the pack and volume of the backpack can improved load stability be increased by approximately 10 litres attachmeNts for driNkiNg sYstem compatiBle: ice axe / hikiNg poles: attachment loops, opening for easily accessible, yet the tube, and a hose holder, safely stored equipment enable the use of a hydration bladder sos laBel attachmeNt sYstem: with emergency numbers loops and straps for attaching and international instruc- sleeping mat etc. tions for emergency cases extra features trekkIng raiN coVer: compressioNs straps oN top:backpacks for longer excursions secure the load and keep the are equipped with a rain cover. lid in place it is stored in a zipped bottom compartment and can be removed for drying (Aircontact, Aircontact Pro) froNt compartmeNt / exterNal Bellow side pockets: helmet holder: 4-8 l of additional volume. you Photo: Heidi Stettner easy access storage and can store your drinking system helmet holder (ACT Lite) in bigger volumes (Aircontact, Aircontact Pro) sPeCIaL features trekkIng froNt allrouNd opeNiNg: detachaBle lid: for quick gear access convert it into a daypack quickly (Aircontact Pro) (Aircontact Pro) 27
  • 28. DEUTER – Get the facts airconTacT AIRConTACT sYsteM head mouldiNg (aIrContaCt ModeLs) airconTacT TREkkInG ACT Light 4 5 Aircontact 2 staBiliser straps 3 Vari-Quick Back leNgth adjustmeNt aNatomicallY shaped x-frame 6 creates a comfortable, flexible construction for medium to heavy loads aNatomicallY shaped shoulder straps coVered with 3d airmesh 1 aNatomicallY shaped, multi-laYered hip Belt • ACT Lite models engineered for sNug fit with Back paddiNg made medium load; ideal for cabin-to- of BreathaBle hollow chamBer cabin tours and alpine trips foam pull-forward • With the reinforcements and the variflex System, the aircontact models are built for long tours with tent and gear (1) 7 8 pull forward 1 BreathaBle hollow chamBer foam blends 3 Vari-Quick sYstem for easy back length adjust- anatomic shape and superior ventilation with perfect load transfer. ment. loosen and thread through the four adjust- transfers the load on The complex multi-layer construction of the back ment loops. the hips. Side com- padding uses an upper layer of extremely breat- pression straps on the hable foam: when compressed air is pushed out 4 head mouldiNg guarantees freedom of move- fins improve the sta- and vice versa: fresh air is soaked in when relie- ment. (aircontact from 50+10 Sl). bility. The compact ved. Thus, with every movement the pump effect acT lite fins utilise circulates air through the cushions. This saves a 5 staBiliser straps ensure a precise positioning a bilaminat construc- lot of energy, in particular when carrying heavy of the pack. The special “Triglide” buckle allows an tion to pair weight reduction with great load trans- loads. Further, channels between the padding im- easy adjustment of the straps. additionally, for fer. The aircoNtact models engineered for hea- prove ventilation. The result is a snug fitting, stab- the aircontact models from 50+10 Sl two anchor vier loads maximise staBilitY aNd load traNsfer le pack for great carry comfort of heavy loads. it points are set at different heights. The stabilisers with their additional reiNforcemeNt between the also provides 15% less perspiration than a con- can therefore be adapted to the indivdual back foam layers and the torsioN stiff coNstructioN ventional trekking backpack*. length. (1). Further, the pivoting Variflex hip fiNs follow every movement. They help you keep the balance * confirmed in a field test conducted by gabriel l.&T. in coope- 6 aNatomicallY shaped shoulder straps coVe- ration with the universitity of erlangen. and save a lot of energy on difficult terrain. red with 3d airmesh. 2 aNatomicallY shaped x-frame utilises two cros- 8 pull-forward makes the hip belt easy to fasten sed aluminium stays. This flexible, yet stable car- 7 aNatomicallY shaped waist Belt with multi- even with heavy loads. rying system follows your every movement and layer construction: soft foam oN the iNside co- transfers the weight from the shoulders to the vered with 3d airmesh guarantees superior com- waist. fort. stiffer foam oN the outside models the FacT: 15% less perspiration than a conventional trekking backpack*, which in turns reduces the heat build-up between pack and wearer’s back by up to 5°c. result: better performance and an increase in user comfort.28
  • 29. Trekking SySTeme DEUTER – Get the factsPaCkIng LIst for PaCkIng LIstPILgrIM routes trekkIngacT liTe 35+10 Sl airconTacT 75+10trekkiNg accomodatioN/caBiNs (1 week) self supplY trekkiNg (1 week)3 pair of trekking socks 3 pair of trekking socks3 sets of underwear 3 sets of underwear3 functional shirts 3 functional shirts Photo: Heidi Stettner2 longsleeved shirts 2 longsleeved shirtsFleece FleeceWindstopper jacket Windstopper jacketTrekking pants Trekking pantsZip-off trekking pants cap / sun screenleg and arm warmers (Bike) Fleece hatcap / sun screen rain pantsFleece hat rain jacketrain pants rain coverrain jacket “light Sack dry”, waterproof sack / plastic bagrain cover gaitors“light Sack dry”, waterproof sack / plastic bag Trekking bootsgaitors SandalsSandals Sheet sleeping bagSheet sleeping bag SunglassesSunglasses HeadlampHeadlamp Pocket knifePocket knife mapmap compasscompass “First aid kit m”“First aid kit m” Sanitary products in small packagesSanitary products in small packages Travel sewing kitTravel sewing kit Bio-degradable detergentBio-degradable detergent 14 energy bars2 energy bars TowelTowel 2 packs of tissue2 packs of tissue Water bottle / bladderWater bottle / bladder long cord / 4 clothes pegsTrash bag Trash bagalarm clock altimetermobile phone / emergency numbers mobile phone / emergency numbersPassport Penmoney PassportPen money Tent with pegs cooking system / stove Fuel for cooking system Water filter Sleeping bag (models depends on temperature range) Sleeping mat Tea / coffee cup cutlery Toilet paper 6 packs of instant food cereal milk powder lighter / igniter glovespilgrimage route –waY of st. james, additoNallY: 12 – 18 kgPilgrim’s pass!accomodation listSong texts “Wizard”, light city packSleeping bag (model depends on temperature)Sleeping matPepper spray for dogs1 role of toilet paperBathing short/suitneck pouch7 – 8 kg Kanada, Bugaboos; food, tent, equipment Aircontact Pro 70+15 23 kg 29
  • 30. DEUTER – Get the facts airconTacT aircoNtact pro sYsteM head mouldiNg height adjustaBle staBiliser straps 8 4 duraBle shoulder straps 5 keep their shape even Aircontact Pro under heavy load 3 1 Back paddiNg made of BreathaBle stepless, easY Back aircoNtact hollow chamBers foam leNgth adjustmeNt 6 extra stroNg hip fiNs with 7 ergoNomicallY shaped V-frame pe reiNforcemeNt 2 1 Back paddiNg made of aircoNtact hollow 3 Back leNgth adjustmeNt with a centralised 6 Two alumiNium staYs in v-shape effectively chamBers foam for superior ventilation. system allows an easy, stepless adjustment of the transfer the load from the back to the hips. straps. This guarantees an individual, perfect fit. 2 Variflex hip fiNs define the flexibility of the 7 coNcaVe hip Belt features ergonomic, supercom- entire construction. They follow every movement 4 staBiliser straps Two anchor points in different fortable padding with a close fit. multi-layered and hold the load firmly in place. The weight is positions allow the optimum adjustment to the foam with Pe reinforcement for improved load evenly transfered on the hips and the fanastic back length. For a precise positioning and load sta- transfer. The ‘pull-forward’ function makes it easy freedom of movement helps saving energy. Two bilisation, choose an horizontal angle between 30° to fasten even when heavily loaded. stable aluminium stays on the sides and the side and 45°. adjustment straps on the hip pads ensure a pre- 8 head mouldiNg for freedom of movement. cise load control. 5 anatomically shaped shoulder straps covered with breathable 3d airmesh keep their shape even under heavy load. SPecial FeaTureS cleVer detail solutioNs for easY haNdliNg The aircontact Pro Serie blends superior function with stability, efficient load transfer, and fantastic flexibility. Thus, you can save energy even when carrying very heavy load. froNt allrouNd zip: detachaBle lid: for quick gear access convert it into a daypack quickly30
  • 31. Photo: armin demler Trekking SySTeme DEUTER – Get the facts Andy Herrlinger, Sales Manager since 2002 “i easily carry 30 kg.” – well, that’s maybe what a 90 kg army man can load up. my sales argu- ment: let the customer wear a 15 kg backpack. She/he will quickly see (and feel) that more is less – in comfort as well as energy. it doesn’t matter that much whe- ther you go on a two week or two month excursion. Sooner or later you have to do the laundry. So rather bring 3 than 10 shirts.” SaleS argumenTS For • AC Lite 60+10 EL: perfect carrying com- Trekking BackPackS fort for taller people! Back length fits peo- ple between 185 and 200 cm. • No plastic that could break. No screw that could come loose. Deuter trekking back- • soft and breathable 3D airMesh cover packs are no-frills packs and extremely on back pads and shoulder straps prevents iN short durable. and in case incorrect use leads to chafing and protects clothing. damage you can easily repair the packs, no matter where you are, without any special • Deuter trekking packs are the most po- spare parts. pular: the readers of germany’s ouTdoor magazine have repeatedly awarded deuter • Hip fins adjust individually to the trekking packs with the “gear of the year” airconTacT liTe wearer’s waist without pressure points or top spot. + lightweight chafing, because they are shaped by true se- + clean & reduced wing craftsmanship and not by plastic pieces. • Straight cut shoulder pads chafe + medium volume on the neck and in the arm pits. • Variflex hip belts follow your every move- deuter’s anatomic s-shape airconTacT ment, provide balance, save energy and offer 2009 + flexible X-frame follows the shoulder line – Gear of the Year perfect comfort. takes the load from the upper + for heavy loads • The more volume, the more important shoulder area and guarantees 1. PLATZ + top equipment freedom of movement. Trekkingrucksäcke the individual fit of the back system – deu- deuTer airconTacT Pro soft edges on both sides fur- ter trekking packs are available in two sizes: airconTacT Pro 60+15 + stable v-frame ther increase the wearing comfort. sL-Women’s Fit and standard. in combina- + for very heavy tion with the individual back length adjust- loads ment, the carrying system can be perfectly + extremely durable fitted to the wearer’s body. 31
  • 32. Photo: ©PatitucciPhoto bIke “tIght fIt and great ventILatIon.” a bike pack has to sit safely on the rider’s back – in any cycling situation. our unique airstripes System provides superior control and great ventilation. This special carrying system for bikers is made of two contoured foam stripes with air channels and is covered with a highly breathable mesh. deuter THe airSTriPeS SySTem FeaTureS a reduced SurFace deSign, So THaT aBouT 80% oF THe Wea- aIrstrIPes sYsteM rer’S Back iS eXPoSed To Free air circulaTion. The airy airmesh cover is extremely soft, yet airSTriPeS Hydro/comPacT/race/croSS Bike/Bike i/ durable. Further, the spacing between the SuPerBike/TranS alPine foam stripes generates a "chimney effect" aircomForT advanced race eXP air/croSS air eXP that enhances the ventilation while riding. The bilaminate construction of the pads utili- ses a stable and a soft foam layer providing exceptional wearing comfort. 1 The result: an excellent, compact fit with fantastic ventilation even on hot rides. day 3 – 14 l 2 – 4 kg Hydro/ comPacT day ride mountainbike 1 racePhoto:Stefan lechelmaier 10 – 15 l day 2 – 4 kg day ride; daypack 1–2 croSS air eXP/ days 18 – 22 l Bike/ SuPerBike 3 – 5 kg day ride and 2-day ride; daypack 1–7 days 25 – 30 l TranS alPine 3 – 7 kg multi-day bike ride; Trans alp routes; daypack 32
  • 33. FeaTureS Bike DEUTER – Get the facts basIC features bIke 3m reflectors soft edges oN straps: for more visibility in low-light seams on the ergonomic straps conditions. The Trans Alpine are placed on the outer creating and Superbike models further a soft edge trim which prevents feature big reflectors on the chafing side mesh wiNgs: driNkiNg sYstem compatiBle: hip belt made of airy mesh attachment loops and opening material guarantees stability for the tube enable the use of a airSTriPeS even when you get out of hydration bladder BIkE your saddle sos-laBel sterNum strap: with emergency numbers holds the shoulder straps and international instruc- in place tions for emergency cases raiN coVer: exterNal mesh pockets: Backpacks for longer excursi- quick access to drinking bottle, ons are equipped with a rain energy bar etc.cover. it can be stored in a zip-ped bottom compartment and can be removed for drying compact shape: the specific shape of thedeuter bike packs guarantees freedom of head movement with the helmet on extra features bIke separate Bottom the remoVaBle foam mat expaNdaBle Volume exp: compartmeNt: supports the back system expandable main compart- zip opening; holds the and can be used as seat ment; if not needed, zip it load in place (Trans Alpine, Superbike, Bike I) up to keep a slender, aero- (Trans Alpine) dynamic design. (Superbike, Cross Air, Race EXP Air, Compact) raiN coVer with safetY helmet holder: BliNk loop: bike packs for quickly stores the helmet – longer rides are equipped can be easily folded away with a rain cover in signal for a clean look colour (Superbike, Trans Alpine) sPeCIaL features bIke wiNdshield: map pocket lightweight:patented, integrated wind vest on the back, zipped and easily volume and function speci- protects from the elements accessible (Trans Alpine) fically engineered for fast (Superbike) activities (Race, Hydro Lite) 33
  • 34. DEUTER – Get the facts airSTriPeS aIrstrIPes sYsteM aNatomicallY shaped shoulder straps coVered with 3d-airmesh BilamiNate coNstructioN 1 mesh waist Belt airSTriPeS BIkE 3 2 5 4 flexiBle alumiNium staYs two coNtoured, air chaNNelled foam profiles The airstripes system with its foam profiles reduce the surface contact with the wearer’s back about 80%. This results in fantastic back ventilation. 1 shoulder straps with 3d-airmesh coVer; Ble aNd a soft foam laYer guarantees superior the anatomic S-shape guarantees full freedom of wearing comfort and fantastic weight distribution. movement in any cycling position. 4 flexiBle alumiNium staYs integrated in the 2 two coNtoured, air chaNNelled foam stripes foam allow precise adjustment to the wearer’s back with a minimal contact surface ensure maximum (Bike i, Superbike & Trans alpine). air circulation and stability. 5 mesh hip wiNgs offer great ventilation and sta- 3 BilamiNate coNstructioN comBiNiNg a sta- bility in any cycling situation. Trans Alpine Improved safety with DEuTEr’s bike backpacks Features: • 3m reflectors add safety at night. „newest • Bike specific cut guarantees freedom of head movement technology" with the helmet on. • compact shape and fit for secure balance on any terrain. • Helmet holder quickly stores the head protection. • Special bike packs with integrated back protector for risky rides. (siehe Shild System S. 42) • integrated wind protection vest in signal colour for high visibility in FacT: low-light conditions. histor y. it has been our "Trans alpine" writes pack for years – in our best selling bike specific Wind-shield, ons awards it with the 2009, the magazine 4-Seas Superbike title "State of the art".34
  • 35. Bike SySTeme DEUTER – Get the factsadvanCed aIrCoMfort sYsteM aNatomicallY shaped shoulder straps with 3d-airmesh 3 mesh Back paNel 1 2 VeNtilatioN pads made of BilamiNate foam duraBle spriNg steel frame 41 aircomfort mesh Back paNel creates a space 3 shoulder straps with 3d-airmesh coVer:between backpack and the wearer’s back and pro- the anatomic s-shape guarantees full freedom ofvides maximum ventilation: warm air can escape to movement.three sides and sweating is reduced by up to 25%. 4 VeNtilatioN pads made of BilamiNate foam Cross Air 20 EXP2 duraBle spriNg steel frame: aluminium de- and the hip strap guarantee a great fit and car-forms, plastic easily breaks. our lightweight spring rying comfort.steel frame, however, always springs back into itsoriginal frame and tensions the mesh. FacT: Biken with airstripes or aircomfort? imagine a chairoplane with its seats anchored right at the axis – no centrifugal forces will drive you to the outside. a boring chairoplane ride! yet for bike rides it is crucial! Steep descents, quick changes of direction – the load on your back better stays in place. The closer it sits to the body, the better the balance. The airstripes system is an extremely safe and effective back construction, particularly for bigger capacities. at the same time, the space between the body and the pack which is created by the aircomfort systems guarantees superior ventilation on fast endurance rides, day trips with a light load and popularity gaining ‘bike & hike’ trips. However, the centrifugal forces here are a bit stronger. 35
  • 36. DEUTER – Get the facts airSTriPeS Photo: udo kewitsch Downhill from the Freiburger Hut (1.931 m), Transalp, 5 days, 6.000 metres of altitude, Trans Alpine 30, 6 kg Andi Heckmaier, father of the legendary Transalp Tour. In 1989, he crossed the Alps, from North to South (Oberstdorf in Sou- thern Germany to Lake Garda, Italy) on his mountainbike for the first time. Today, this route only goes by the name Heckmair Route. He planned the trip with only a few carrying passages. The result was a 450 km long route including 11 passes and 14.000 m total ascent. Together with Deuter CEO Bernd Kullmann, he developed the prototype of a bike pack, the “Bike I” in 1990. “Biking is my profession and my passion. i’m on the saddle every day – and i always carry a bike pack. i love the great ventilation that the airstripes system provides. When it gets from hot to hotter, it still controls the heat bulid-up and sits safe and tight.”36
  • 37. Bike SySTeme DEUTER – Get the facts PaCkIng LIst transaLP TranS alPine 30 SaleS argumenTS mouNtaiN Bike traNs alp (1 week): Bike BackPackS To enjoy difficult passages and steep ascents, the pack should not weigh more than 7 kg (without luggage transportation). and a fully loaded pack should leave enough room • Deuter is the bike backpack pioneer. The for the head – with the helmet on! Deuter Bike I from 1991 is the god- father of all bike packs: airstripesback, Helmet 3 tire levers helmet holder, reflectors, tool pocket, com- gloves short/long multi-tool / pocket knife pact bike specific shape. 2 short-sleeved jerseys 2 pairs of disposable gloves 1 long-sleeved jersey (or arm warmers) Shock pump • The Deuter Airstripes System blends 2 pairs of bike shorts Tape fantastic ventilation with safety: the 1 pair of long bike pants (or leg warmers) cable strap pack sits close to the body and thus always Socks Toiletries provides great balance even in challenging Bike shoes or sports shoes with stiff sole Towel passages. lightweight windstopper jacket Tissues Headband / buff Sun screen • The spine has much space between the Possibly Windstopper or goreTex socks earplugs airstripes foams. The construction avoids rain jacket Bio-degradable detergent chafing and pressure points in any cycling rain pants Pen situation. Sun glasses mobile phone / emergency numbers 2 T-Shirts gPS • For ‘bike & hike’ trips the cross air 20 1 pair of comfy pants Passport EXP the perfect companion with its pole at- Sleeping bag sheet map(s) tachments and the aircomfort back system underwear money ventilation. 2 drinking bottles or bladder energy bars / magnesium powder • Deuter airstripes backpacks are true “Bike Bag First aid kit“ & individual medi- allrounders and also perform fantastic in cation (allergies etc.) other activities, such as cross-country skiing, 2 spare tubes 6 kg trail running, hiking, or as daypacks. Spare brake pads chain links • The helmet always stays in place. The extra screws compact shape of the bike specific packs en- BEST BRAND DIE ZUBEHÖR-MARKEN BEST BRAND BEST BRAND BEST BRAND DIEDIE ZUBEHÖR-MARKEN DIE ZUBEHÖR-MARKEN ZUBEHÖR-MARKEN DES JAHRES 2007 mini pump DES JAHRES 2007 DES JAHRES 2007 DES JAHRES 2007 sures enough headspace for the helmet. LESERWAHL 2007 DIE ZUBEHÖR-MARKEN DES JAHRES Tube repair kit leserwahl DIE ZUBEHÖR-MARKEN DES JAHRES BEST BRAND2001 LESERWAHL 2007 LESERWAHL 2007 LESERWAHL 2007 DIE ZUBEHÖR-MARKEN DES JAHRES DIE ZUBEHÖR-MARKEN DES JAHRES 1. Platz Deuter DIE ZUBEHÖR-MARKEN BEST BRAND2002 DIE ZUBEHÖR-MARKEN DES JAHRES 2007 grease / oil DES JAHRES 2007 • Deuter fits. you can only benefit from a LESERWAHL 2007 1. Platz Deuter DIE ZUBEHÖR-MARKEN DES JAHRES 1. Platz Deuter 2003 good carrying system when it provides the LESERWAHL 2007 DIE ZUBEHÖR-MARKEN DES JAHRES right back length. The two deuter sizes, 1. Platz Deuter 2004 Standard and SL Women’s Fit, fit most of 1. Platz Deuter 2005 the customers and thus guarantee fantastic 1. Platz Deuter 2006 11BEST BRAND 1 comfort. 1. Platz Deuter 2007 . .. DES 2008 1. Platz Deuter JAHRES 2007 DIE ZUBEHÖR-MARKEN 1.FacT: • Trans alpine 32 EL (ExtraLong) fits taller 1. Platz Deuter 2009& 1. ksnumber 1: deuTer bike pac LESERWAHL 2007 DIE ZUBEHÖR-MARKEN DES JAHRES Platz Deuter Platz Deuter Platz Deuter people between 185 and 200 cm. longer backhav e bee n rep eat edl y vot ed Platz KATEGORIE: RUCKSÄCKE Deuter KATEGORIE: RUCKSÄCKE 2010 and straps for maximum individual comfort. ber one by the readers in an KATEGORIE: RUCKSÄCKEnum KATEGORIE: RUCKSÄCKE Herzlichen ual survey by german maga- Platz Deuter Dank Rucksäcke_Platz01_Deuter.indd 1 30.10.2007 10:09:39 Uhr Rucksäcke_Platz01_Deuter.indd 1 Rucksäcke_Platz01_Deuter.indd 1 30.10.2007 10:09:39 Uhr 30.10.2007 10:09:39 Uhr ann Platz Deuter für Euer • Deuter Bike packs are the most popu- Rucksäcke_Platz01_Deuter.indd 1 30.10.2007 10:09:39 Uhr Vertrauen! KATEGORIE: RUCKSÄCKE zine mountainBike. KATEGORIE: RUCKSÄCKE lar: the readers of germany’s mountainBike Rucksäcke_Platz01_Deuter.indd 1 30.10.2007 10:09:39 Uhr Rucksäcke_Platz01_Deuter.indd 1 30.10.2007 10:09:39 Uhr magazine have awarded deuter with the 1. “Best Brand” award ten times in a row in the backpack category! • Parallel aluminium stays provide stabil- Platz Deuter ity for bigger capacity packs (Bike i, Super- KATEGORIE: RUCKSÄCKE Rucksäcke_Platz01_Deuter.indd 1 Platz Deuter 30.10.2007 10:09:39 Uhr bike eXP and Trans alpine). They are mold- KATEGORIE: RUCKSÄCKE able and thus allow for form fitting to the 1. Platz für deuter seit 10 Jahren in Folge – das gesamte deuter-Team bedankt sich herzlich für das entgegengebrachte vertrauen! deuter ranked top for the 10th year in a row – sincere thanks from the deuter team for the confidence you have shown us! individual curvature of the wearer’s back. 37
  • 38. Photo: Armin Demler ALPINe “FuLL CoNtroL oN DIFFICuLt terrAIN.” A BACKPACK SYSTEM FOr ALPINE USE HAS TO BE TAILOrED FOr THE MOST DEMANDING CONDITIONS: IT HAS TO PrOVIDE SUPErIOr WEA- rING COMFOrT, DUrABILITY, FUNC- TION – ALL THIS PACKED IN A NO- FrILLS, MINIMUM WEIGHT PACK. ESPECIALLY ON DIFFICULT TErrAIN, Deuter A HEAVY PACK OVErLOADED WITH FEATUrES (AND THErEFOrE ALSO VULNErABLE), CAN QUICKLY BECO- ALPINe BACK SYSteM ME A BIG rISK ITSELF. The Deuter Alpine Back System meets all those high-tech demands. The two foam stri- SYSTEME ALPINE BACK GUIDE LITE / GUIDE pes sit close to the body and ensure an anato- CrUISE / rISE mical and flexible fit contoured to the back in FrEErIDEr / FrEErIDEr PrO any position. Thus, the slender pack always sits close to the body’s center of gravity giving you full control – crucial in difficult passages. We have integrated a removable foam mat, which also stabilises the carrying system and protects from punctures. The space between the softstripe cushions, which are covered with highly breathable 3DAirMesh, creates a 1–7 24 – 45 l GUIDE LITE/GUIDE ‘chimney effect’ which further promotes back days 5 – 15 kg alpine routes; climbing; backcountry ski tours ventilation. Result: A pack guaranteeing excellent and safe load carrying ability paired with com- 1–5 CrUISE/rISE fortable ventilation. 26 – 32 l snowshoe trips; backcountry ski tours; days 5 – 10 kg ski traverse 1 24 – 30 l FrEErIDEr days 5 – 10 kg FrEErIDEr PrO freeriding; backcountry ski tours; snowboarding Photo: CopyCassonneto38
  • 39. SYSTEME ALPINE DEUTER – Get the facts Photo: Heidi Stettner BASIC FeAtureS ALPINe slender pAck: Adjustment strAps keeps the load close to the and compression straps on the center of gravity and gua- side of the hip belt regulate the rantees fantastic freedom of distribution of the weight and movement stabilise the pack compression strAps AttAchments for ice Axe: for tightening the pack and easily accessible, yet safely improved load stability. Some stored equipment models feature further straps for extra strong compression over the front sos lAbel s-shAped shoulder strAps: with emergency numbers and relieve the muscles at the ALPINE BACK international instructions for neck and avoid chafing at the ALPINE emergency cases neck and arms; adjustable chest straps for more stability AttAchment loops ski AttAchment system: for helmet holder: attach skis with the reinforced all alpine packs feature attach- side loops and the compressionsment loops for the helmet holder, straps on top or for some models which is available as accessory on the front removAble foAm mAt: drinking system compAtible: supports the back system attachment loops and opening and can be used as a seat for the tube enable the use of a hydration bladder eXtrA FeAtureS ALPINe height AdjustAble lid: sepArAte bottom compArtment: volume of the backpack zip opening; holds the load in place can be increased by (Guide 40+ und 45+) approximately 10 litres. (Guide, Rise) SPeCIAL FeAtureS ALPINe side Access: compArtment for shovel AdditionAl bAck opening : covered side zip opening for guarantees quick access to easy access to the entire pack quick access on the entire shovel and probe with the additional U-shaped content (Rise, Freerider, Freerider Pro) rear opening (Guide) (Cruise, Freerider Pro) removAble hip belt: snowboArd And snowshoes key factor for climbing trips AttAchment system: durable or for shedding weight flaps on the front hold the equip- (Guide, Rise, Freerider Pro) ment firmly on ascents and descents (Freerider, Freerider Pro, Rise, Cruise) 39
  • 40. DEUTER – Get the facts SYSTEME ALPINE ALPINe BACK SYSteM rise, freerider pro, cruise, guide lite: delrin® u-rAhmen combines low weight with great load transfer Adjustment strAps 8 guide crossed 3 Aluminium stAys 7 4 shoulder strAps with breAthAble 3d Airmesh 2 ALPINE BACK removAble foAm mAt ALPINE compAct, AnAtomicAlly shAped hip fins 1 5 two Air chAnnelled foAm stripes guide / freerider pro / rise: 6 1 two Air chAnnelled foAm stripes ensure 4 AnAtomicAlly shAped shoulder strAps with 7 guide: Crossed, removable aluminium stays trans- maximum air circulation and stability. The space durable 3D-AirMesh cover. fer the load to the hip fins. between the foams creates a ‘chimney effect’ which promotes additional ventilation. Great fit 5 wAist belt trAnsfers the weight And provi- 8 rise, freerider pro, cruise, guide lite: Flexible, and even load transfer. des A tight, secure fit – the larger models come tensioned Delrin® U-frame is extremely lightweight, with PE reinforcements. yet offers great load transfer. It follows every move- 2 removAble foAm mAt supports the back system ment. and can be used as seat. 6 freerider pro / guide / rise: Pivoting Vari Flex hip fins follow your every move- 3 Adjustment strAps on the shoulder straps and ment providing superior freedom of movement, the hip fins allow a fine-tuning for different ter- which helps saving energy. If you want to shed rains. loose > more air circulation; tight > more weight: you can remove the hip fins/belt. load control, tight fit Peter Vogler, professional mountain and ski guide, member of the Deuter product development team, Sales Rep for Western Germany FACT: “The product development team has been e mo- Weight optimisation : Som working closely with the German Mountain dels feature remova ble hip belts. and Ski Guides Association since 1997. Deuter For further weight reduct ion you provides all guides with sleeping bags and can remove the alum inium stays in backpacks and they put them to test about the back system. 180 days a year. Compare this to an average (Guide, Freerider Pro, Rise) user who spends maybe 20 days in the moun- tains. The guides’ professional, detailed feed- back continuously pushes our product deve- lopment team to set new standards.” an Official Supplier of the Germ ciation. Mountain and Ski Guides Asso40
  • 41. Photo: Birgit Gelder SALES ArGUMETNS ALPINE BACKPACKS • The Alpine Back System guarantees a tight, secure fit of the pack – crucial for activities in difficult terrain. PACKING LISt • Deuter’s Alpine models are extremely light- weight, yet provide great comfort, durabili- CrUISE 30 ty and function. dAy ski tour Alpine tour, 1200 metres of alti- • All Deuter Alpine packs feature ski attach- Crampon Food tude, 7-8 h, Guide 30+ SL, 9 kg ments, a SOS Label, a removable foam Skins Thermos flask mat, attachments for helmet holder and Avalanche beacon Water (Streamer) are all drinking system compatible. Spare batteries for the T-shirt avalanche beacon • Deuter GUIDE packs are the most popular: Shovel the readers of Germany’s OUTDOOr ma- Probe 7 – 8 kg gazine have repeatedly ranked it number “First Aid Kit M“ one alpine pack in the “Gear of the Year” Bivouac bag survey. Compass Altimeter • The Rise and Freerider packs gua- rantee an extremely quick and easy access on emergency gear. They fea ture front pockets and compartments for shovel and probe. • Continuous product optimisation with the help of pros: Deuter closely co- operates with three of the biggest mountai- neering associations: “Verband der Deutschen Berg- und Skiführer” (Germany), “Syndicat Na- in short tional Des Guides De Montagne” (France) and the “American Mountain Guides Association”. • With their X-frame, engineered for heavy ALPINE BACK SYSTEM loads, and their clever functions the Guide + load close to the back models are true multi-use packs (climbing, + alpine specific features alpine routes, backcountry ski touring etc.). + slender shape 41
  • 42. Photo: Stefan Neuhauser ProteCtor “CertIFIeD ProteCtIoN.” On icy slopes, steep descents, single trail rides or even “just” as urban commuter, the risk of injuries always rides with us. A physically fit athlete might be better prepared than a be- ginner – still, the risk is always there. The main Deuter SHIeLD SYSteM purpose of our Shield System is to minimise, or even to a large extent, prevent sports injuries. Protection is worth it – head and back injuries often have terrible, long-term consequences. Our complex Multi-Layer Construction delivers excellent shock absorption and provides the basis for the protective function. Soft foam in the outer layers ensures superior carry comfort and ventilation for strenuous activities. The V- shape of the construction covers the sensitive BACKPACKS areas of the back, whilst retaining the pack’s WITH INTEGrATED, outstanding freedom of movement. Its intelli- TüV/GS APPrOVED gent protector foam remains soft and flexible in normal use, a slow increase in load leads to PPE BACK PrOTECTOr a gradual shock absorption, whereas a rapid (EN 1621-2) impact results in increased stiffness. THE DEUTEr SHIELD SYSTEM IS STATE-OF-THE-ArT: WITH AN AVE- rAGE TrANSMITTED FOrCE MA- XIMUM OF 10.5 KN THE RESULTS ArE WELL BELOW THE rEQUIrED CE-MAXIMUM OF 18 KN. 1 18-20 l AttACK BIKe The result: The Shield back protector system day 3 – 5 kg Mountainbike Downhill, Inline Skating unites a comfortable carry, exceptional venti- lation and maximum TüVSüd/GS certified pro- tection. 1 18 – 22 l DeSCeNtor WINter day 3 – 6 kg Freeriding, Ski Tours STANDArDS THE MEMOrY EFFECT SETS *SC-1 foam made by42
  • 43. PrOTECTION SYSTEM DEUTER – Get the factsSHIeLD SYSteM 1 multi-lAyer construction extended protection zone of the shield system AnAtomic s-shAped 5 shoulder strAps reQuired tÜv protection zone 2 deuter shield pro- tector protection zone protector PROTECTOR SHIELD 3 ventilAtion chAnnels between the breAthA- ble cushions 4 6 AnAtomicAlly shAped hip pAdding extrA pAdding firmly holds the pack in place in the lumbar region1 the “multi-lAyer construction” E xakt a pre- shape – there is now long-term, permanent de- 3 spAce between the cushions guarantees ad-cise, complex layering system of different materi- formation. This memory effect allows the use ditional ventilation even on strenuous rides.als combines a comfortable carry with maximum of the protector even after a crash. An addition-protection. The shock-absorbing core component al PE plate protects the body from puncture. Soft 4 AnAtomicAlly shAped wAist pAd offers fantas-is a viscoelastic SC-1* foam. This intelligent back pads guarantee great wearing comfort. The tic freedom of movement and a secure, snug fit.protector foAm remains soft and flexible in nor- “Multi-Layer Construction” of Deuter’s Shield sys-mal use, a slow increase in load leads to a grad- tem helps minimising or even preventing injuries. 5 the AnAtomic s-shAped shoulder strApsual shock absorption, whereas a rapid impact re- guarantees full freedom of movement.sults in increased stiffness. If you hit the foam with 2 the protection zone of the deuter shieldyour fist, you will not see a mark. It absorbs the bAck protector significantly exceeds the min- 6 descentor: offers protection in the coccyx ar-impact and evenly transfers it. This proportion- imum zone required by the norm. It covers sen- ea through extra padding.al absorption works similar than a security belt, sitive back areas such as the shoulder blades andwhich only tightens when pulled fast. After eve- the spine. At the same time, its anatomical shapery deformation the SC-1 foam resumes its original provides fantastic freedom of movement.The SC-1 foam is soft, flexible and follows every Exposed to low energy impacts the foam Exposed to strong energy impacts the foammovement. remains soft and comfortable. hardens with increasing speed. 43
  • 44. DEUTER – Get the facts SHIELD FeAtureS WINter »DeSCeNtor« AttAchment system for skis, AttAchments for ice Axe: snowboArd, And snowshoes: easily accessible, yet safely easy and safe attachment stored equipment internAl compArtment for sos-lAbel probe And shovel hAndle & with emergency numbers zipped shovel compArtment and international instructions guarantees quick access to the for emergency cases organised safety equipment expAndAble volume exp: erweiterbAres volumen: drinking system compAtible: expandable main compartment; bei Bedarf kann mit einem compartment for the hydration if not needed, zip it up to keep rV-Balg das Hauptfach erwei- bladder, opening for the tube, a slender, aerodynamic design tert werden, ungenutzt bleibt a hose holder, and integrated (Descentor) die kompakte Form des neoprene tube insulation in the rucksacks erhalten shoulder straps emergency whistle zipped goggle compArtment: produces a loud, softly lined, easily accessible alerting sound PROTECTOR SHIELD Allround com- compression strAps pression strAps: on wAist belt: for compact com- for additional stability and pressibility of the pack weight transfer on the hip fins FeAtureS BIKe »AttACK« pAdded wAist belt: sepArAte hydrAtion extra wide hip belt system pocket guarantees a compact can be accessed from the and secure fit outside and both shoulder straps feature a tube channel tool front pocket 3m reflectors with great organisation for for more visibility in sparetube, pumps etc. low-light conditions removAble helmet holder: side compression strAps quickly and safely stores for reducing pack volume full-face helmet and improved load stability also can be used to attach protection gearPhoto: Stefan Neuhauser universAl hyperlon stretch externAl pocket AttAchment flAps: provides easy access for extremely durable and water bottle, bar, etc. safe multi-use attachments for jacket, helmet, etc. 44
  • 45. Photo: Marcus KlausmannThe backpacks with integrated back protectorare exclusively designed and certified for theactivities listed on the label inside the pack.Using the Shield System for other activitiesnot listed can be dangerous. The protectorbackpack was engineered to minimise the riskof injury in crashes, yet it cannot offer a fullprotection guarantee for all injuries such asruptures or hyperflexion of the spine.LABELS 4 1 3 1 use descentor ski touring, alpine skiing, snowboarding – NOT motor biking 2 use AttAck biking, inline skating, downhill – NOT motor biking 3 sizing Descentor EXP 18 SL / Attack 18 SL: 38-48 cm back length, 160-175cm height = s-l 2 Descentor EXP 22 / Attack 20: 44-54 cm back length, 170-185 cm height = m-x 4 bAckpAck nAme FACT: TOR TEC PRO KPACK B AC ATTA C K 20 L The protector can only perfectly fulfil its Soft items such as functional shirts or a fleece 18 S Pro tec tio n Pu re ATTA C K ] hauser.com StefanNeu [ Photo: Anwen dungsb ereiche function if: jacket should be placed towards the back. ranges of applica Utilisat ion tion Activid ades donde se recomi enda el • it sits in the optimum, intended position While hard, pointed or sharp items, which Campi di applica zione uso (centrally on the back) covering the protec- could affect the protective function, such as tion zone, and has not shifted. poles, snowboard, crampons, etc., should not • all straps are tightened. be packed loosely, but stored safely, never • sharp, pointed items do not affect the pro- pointing towards the body. tective function. For more information see the hangtags on the respec- • the backpack is loaded the right way. tive product. GEPRÜFT TESTED 45
  • 46. DEUTER – Get the facts SHIELD Before we can officially call it a protector, a anvil) have a peak force of about 108 kN. safety product has to pass several strict tests This means the Shield back protector ab- in accordance with the European norm EN sorbs 90% of the impact. This might be an 1621-2 at the TüV Product Service. An im- impressive number, but you should always BIG pact test determines the protector’s ability to absorb mechanical energy. A rectangular 5kg projectile is dropped from keep in mind that the best protection is to act responsibly. The back protector’s ergono- mics and wearing comfort are tested in field IMPACt – a height of one meter on the protector, which is itself mounted on an anvil with an tests. All attachment and anchor points have to undergo a drop test to check the tear MAXIMuM integrated measurement device. It measures strength. The requirements further include the force transmitted through the protector. the minimum protection area, as well as a The Shield back protector has an average clear and explicit labeling of the protector. ProteCtIoN peak force of 10.3 kN and is therefore well To ensure a continuous top quality standard, below the required CE maximum force of 18 the production sites and the products are re- kN. Drops without protector (directly on the gularly controlled by TüV Süd Garant. Drop test for the carrying system: the ruck- sack is loaded with 0.6kg per volume litre and dropped from a 3m height. The dummy is jerked to a stop, the gravity force hits the straps, which have to prove they withstand the impact. Impact test for a backpack at the TÜV FACT: 00 SKIERS SUFFER BACK EACH YEAR APPROX. 7.5 07) statistic (winter season 06/ INJURIES. According to a U Ski), between 43.000 and conducted by the ArAG (AS German skiers suffer 45.000 of the approx. 4.2 million account for 17%. skiing injuries; back injuries MIND: Are all seams and straps okay? Do all buck- les close? Is the protector still fully intact? In Check the functionality of the back- case of uncertainty do not hesitate to get in pack after a heavy crash or impact. contact with us.46
  • 47. PrOTECTION SYSTEM DEUTER – Get the facts SALES AGrUMENTS FOr • The Shield back protector absorbs the impact, similar to a shock absorber in a car, PrOTECTOr BACKPACKS and does not just spread the impact like a hard armor protector. • The protector is prepared for multiple crashes. The SC-1* protector foam always • The Shield protector moulds to the resumes its original shape. It doesn’t break wearer’s back. The SC-1* protector foam or deform permanently – this is a fundamen- is extremely flexible and guarantees full free- tal factor not only for crashes with repeated dom of movement – it only hardens when ex- impact. The protector also does not lose its posed to strong impact. function and can be used again. • The Shield protector is light! A hard ar- • The Shield back protector is extremely mor protector with a comparable level of pro- safe. The advanced impact absorption of the tection weighs in at about 800g, the Shield SC-1* protector foam presents test results merely at 450g. well below the required CE-norm. • It keeps its elasticity and protection quality even at –20°C. The protector won’t break, the flexible carrying comfort is not re- duced – even in cold temperatures. Although the SC-1 foam might slightly harden, it still of- fers fantastic comfort and keeps its function. • The PE plate integrated in the Shield System protects from punctures. • Fantastic ventilation and great comfort: the space between the soft back cushions unite comfort and efficient TüV/GS certified protection. • Perfect control and ideal fit – anatomic hip fins and shoulder straps with additional sternum straps keep the protector in place. The two Deuter sizes, Standard and SL Wom- en’s Fit, guarantee fantastic comfort. • The perfect answer to the safety trend in risky sports activities. “Out there” you usu- ally carry a backpack anyway. • All in one: protector and backpack. Quickly slip on the protector – and you simul- taneously slip on all the gear for your tour. • Deuter Attack – the first backpack with integrated TÜV/GS certified back protec- tor received the innovation award Eurobike Award Gold in 2005. *SC-1 Foam made by 47Photo: Stefan Neuhauser
  • 48. Approaching the Salbit Photo: Lukas Binder South Arete/Switzerland LIGHtWeIGHt “LeSS WeIGHt, More eNerGY.” Extremely light, extremely big capacity, extre- mely komfortable and extremely hard-wearing – demands that are extremely difficult to com- bine in one product. It is extremely important to know the limits of lightweight equipment and Deuter to know when it actually makes sense to use it. Our Lite range is specifically designed for fast endurance activities, for alpine day trips or as minimalist summit gear. reduced on the essen- tials, it still provides great carrying comfort for light to medium loads. LIte SYSteM YET,ALIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN SHOULD NEVEr COMPrOMISE ON DUrABI- LITY. THIS IS AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN LITE SYSTEM PACE / SPEED LITE OUr BrAND PHILOSOPHY – TO PrESENT THE CONSUMEr A LONG- LASTING PrODUCT AND TO PrOTECT OUr NATUrE. Throwaway products have a huge negative 1–3 PACE impact on our environment. We want to pro- day trip with reduced gear; freeriding; 20 – 30 l tect our mountains, rivers, valleys, and forests. days 2– 10 kg ski tours; climbing This is where we are at home, this is where we SPEED LITE hike, bike, climb, and have a good time. Our featherweights are therefore 1 10 – 20 l alpine tours; climbing; ski tours; DESIGNED FOr THOSE WHO WANT day 3 – 8 kg running; cross-country skiing; city trips TO CArrY LIGHTLY, YET STILL WANT TO rELY ON COMFOrT AND DUrA- BILITY! In the end, it is also a question of safety. A back- pack which falls apart during an alpine trek is 1 LIte SYSteM not only annoying, it can also turn out to be dan- gerous. 1 pAdded bAck with snug fit, covered 3 with breathable 3D-AirMesh 2 flexible, tensioned delrin® u-frAme for lightweight stabilisation and flexibility. Can be removed for shedding extra grams 2 or better storage. 3 removAble wAist And high AdjustAble sternum strAp 348
  • 49. FEATUrES LITE DEUTER – Get the facts BASIC FeAtureS LIte side pockets: lightweight: easy access to drinking volume and functions bottle or energy bar specifically engineered for fast activities drinking system compAtible: opening for the tube, and a hose holder, enable the use of a hydration bladder eXtrA FeAtureS LIte Photo: Armin Demler AttAchments for ice Axe: compression strAps easily accessible, yet safely for tightening the pack and stored equipment (Pace) improved load stability. Some models feature further straps for extra strong compression over the front (Pace 28+30, Speed Lite 20) sos lAbel stAbiliser strAps with emergency numbers and side compression straps LIghTwEIghT and international instructions on the hip wings for stabilisa- for emergency cases (Pace) tion and precise load transfer LITE (Pace 28+30) AttAchment loops for ski AttAchment system: helmet holder: attach skis with the reinforcedloops for the helmet holder or side loops and the compressions helmet compartment straps on top or for some (Pace 28+30) models on the front (Pace, Speed Lite 20) SALES ArGUMENTS • Removable Delrin® U-frame guarantees • Small and packable – Deuter’s light packs carrying comfort and minimum weight. fit in any trekking pack or travel luggage. Easy FOr LIGHTWEIGHT to take along on city trips, climbing tours or as • Deuter uses fine 100 den and 210 den Ny- summit featherweights. • Low weight, but not at the expense of lon material for the lightweight products. The strength and durability: our Lite range fea- extremely tight weave makes the material tures hard-wearing material, quality work- rugged and reinforcement threads gua- manship, and smart constructions. The rantee improved tear strength. weight is reduced by using state-of-the-art fabrics and focusing on the essential. • Whether a rain jacket in summer or skins in winter – there is always something to quickly • Deuter’s Lite packs have an outstanding store in the large mesh front pocket of the weight-to-function ratio. PACE 28 SL & 32 and Speed Lite 20. 49
  • 50. Photo: Birgit Gelder FAMILY “eXPLorING tHe WorLD tHe SAFe WAY” KID CoMFort The best way to transport a 1-3 year old kid is a child carrier: the kids enjoy the view from the elevated position. And with the junior seated safely, the wearer can confidently step on narrow paths, muddy trails or steep stairs. 1 tÜv/gs certified Yet, carrying a child means not just carrying a QuAlity for your child heavy, but also the most precious load. 5 5-point child sAfety hArness 2 vAri-Quick bAck length LITEwEIghT Adjustment LITE locking kickstAnd ensures a stable stand 3 DEUTEr’S CHILD CArrIErS ArE TüV 4 4 5 APPrOVED AND CArrY THE GS CErTIFICATE ENSUrING ABSOLUTE SAFETY FOr YOUr CHILD. The tests by the independent TüV testing height AdjustAble child seAt facility in Munich regularly push wear and Deuter’s child carriers are engi- tear of the Kid Comfort to the limit, going 6 neered for children who can sit beyond the minimum required norm. Here, up by themselves (starting ap- the carrier is loaded with 20kg, positioned on pAdded vAri flex prox. from six months) – yet, hip belt a dummy to go through more than 40 hours (Kid Comfort II & III) this can vary from child to child. of extreme walking simulation. Further tests include the carrier’s fit on the anatomy of child and wearer as well as the carrying com- 1 deuter’s child cArriers guArAntee tÜv/ 2 the 5-point sAfety hArness for the child fort with heavy load. Simple handling, straps gs Approved And certified QuAlity for guarantees full safety. To adjust it to the child’s and child seat are also test criteria. To ensure your child: tests by the independent German height and size, choose the right seat height and testing facility TüV do not only control the load the right position of the shoulder straps. Loosen the quality the entire manufacturing process capacity, durability, handling and comfort, they and readjust the Velcro attachment point. is monitored: every second year, a TüV also regularly monitor the production process. employee checks every detail of the produc- Deuter’s child carriers are engineered for children 3 locking kickstAnd ensures a stable stand and who can sit up by themselves (starting approx. prevents the frame from folding when put down tion. Deuter’s Kid Comfort – a carrier you can from six months) – yet, this can vary from child to or when the child moves. You can unfold and re- depend on! child. Maximum weight (child 18 kg + pack 4 kg) tract the frame’s kickstand with your hands or feet. should not exceed 22kg. When fully unfolded, the stand is locked (click). You can unlock it by pressing the button.50
  • 51. SYSTEME FAMILY DEUTER – Get the factsWHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOr KIDS TO STArT CArrYING THEIr OWN SALES ArGUMENTS FOrPACK? As soon As the young explorer cAn stAnd on his/her own two feet! CHILD CArrIErSSimply because the juniors love imitating grown-ups. A small backpack (maybe only loa- • Deuter’s Kid Comfort was the first baby carrierded with a teddy bear) gives the child a totally different, independent outdoor feeling. worldwide to receive the TÜv/gS safety certifi-Yet, kids who are going through growth spurts should never carry more than 10% of their cate.body’s weight. Heavy rucksacks can lead to spinal injuries. That is why the size and func-tions of Deuter’s junior packs are specifically adapted to • Protection over ‘pinch points’ that mightthe child’s age. The carrying system is engineered to fit a catch the child’s fingers.child’s anatomy. But you should always expect to be the • Absolutely stable, extremely durable frameone carrying the junior model after a while… and locking kickstand allows the child carrier to “free stand” keeping your hands free to secure it onto your back. • vari-Quick suspension system adjusts quickly and easily to fit either parents torso length – crucial for the carrying comfort and optimum FACT: to a stability. Don’t expect to make it certain tar get in a certain • big, easily accessible storage space for longer your time when you hike with treks or shopping excursions. child – wel l, maybe if your target er- is the next ice cream parlor, oth • Easily reachable compartment for a hydra- wise be prep ared for multiple tion system at the back (Kid Comfort II & III) and iting stops. There are so many exc the sun/rain roof (Kid Comfort II). things wor th investigating. Give • Mobile, concave variFlex hip fins sit perfectly lore your kid the time to exp on the waist and follow your every movement en- the surrou ndings and the hike suring maximum comfort and stability (Kid Com- rs ex- will turn out a great outdoo fort II & III). perience for the whole family. • 5-point safety harness for secure side pro- tection – important when the child is leaning out of the carrier. Always fasten the straps when carrying your child. The child harness should always be KID COMFOrT adjusted to your child’s size. FAMILY Not suitable for toddlers who cannot sit by themselves, yet. Deuter’s child carriers The Kid Comfort can stand by are engineered for children who can sit itself – yet never leave your up by themselves (starting approx. from child unattended in the carrier. six months) – yet, this can vary from child Even the most stable carrier to child. can tip over! • height adjustable 5-point safety harness is The maximum capacity is 22 kg. (child 18 Sitting over a longer period of kg + pack 4 kg) time can lead to leg blood designed with the kid’s proportions in mind. Sim- flow problems. Take a break ple adjustability and colour-coded buckles make it every now and then and allow easy to handle. your child to move the legs. • With the height adjustment system, the child can always sit in the ideal height. Ideal means as close to the load’s center of gravity as possible and the chin on level with the chin pad.4 the height AdjustAble child seAt can be • Comfortable and safe side buckle entry (Kidraised and lowered with the straps in front of thechild and the additional straps on the side. This en- Comfort II & III).sures the right position of the child: he/shecan see out of the carrier and move his/her arms • Comfortable back rest provides full head pro-freely. The chin should be level with the chin pad. tection for the child.5 The precise and easy adjustment of the vAri- • Soft chin pad can be detached for washing (KidQuick system offers a custom fit to the wearer’s Comfort II & III).back length (see page 14).6 The AnAtomicAlly shAped, concAve AndcomfortAble vAri flex hip wings ensure a se-cure fit and with the pivoting, flexible constructionfollow every movement. You will keep your balanceeven in difficult passages. 51
  • 52. Photo: ralf Bernert trAveL “NIMBLe & CoMFortABLe – tHe Deuter WAY oF eXPLorING tHe WorLD.” See as much of the country as possible. Get on the bus or train and explore places. Your Deuter Travel Backpacks go anywhere with you and make sure you travel with function and style: THE ErGONOMIC BACK SYSTEM MAKES SUrE EVEN HEAVY LOADS ArE COMFOrTABLE TO CArrY. THE TrAVEL TrANSIT / TrAVELLEr / QUANTUM TrAVEL rANGE ALSO INTEGrATES CLEVEr SUITCASE QUALITIES: THE U-SHAPED ZIP OPENS FULLY AND ENABLES EASY AND QUICK AC- 2–7 TrANSIT 50 – 65 l Weekend trips with short hikes; CESS TO THE ENTIrE MAIN COM- days 12– 18 kg commuting; PArTMENT. 5–∞ TrAVELLEr 55 – 80 l Multi-week trips with longer hiking tours; days 12 – 20 kg Work & Travel; KID COMFOrT QUANTUM FAMILY 5–∞ 55 – 70 l Multi-week trips day 12 – 20 kg with short trekking tours; Plus, it keeps the content organised, safe and protected for weeks or even months. No torn zippers, broken buckles or deformed shoulder FACT: s straps will wear your travels down. Normally an economy clas passenger may be ent itled to 20 kilos (44lb) of check- s in baggage and a busines class passenger to 30 kilos (66lb). The piece may not ex- ceed more than 158 cm (62 s: in) adding the dimension height + width + leng th. All our travel packs meet e this demand. But to mak sure, check with your airline first as baggage allowance Quantum will differ depending on air- line, route, class fare, etc. Transit conceAlAble bAck system and shoulder strap turn it into a Traveller courier bag. Also it doubles up as protection on flights (Tran- sit, Traveller).52
  • 53. FEATUrES TrAVEL DEUTER – Get the factsBASIC FeAtureS trAveL s-shAped, stAble compression strAps: shoulder strAps for tightening the pack and relieve the muscles at the improved load stability neck and avoid chafing; adjustable strenum straps for more stability clAmshell mAin sepArAte bottom compArtment compArtment opens up completely to with removable separator provide full access to the for ideal gear access and main compartment - just load placement like a suitcase detAchAble dAypAck with front pocket for three grAb hAndles guarantee a convenient in short day excursion and easy transportation TrANSIT + travel specialist + “great value for your money” + for mid-weight load eXtrA FeAtureS trAveL TrAVELLEr + extremely durabledetAchAble cArry strAp for more input + for heavy loads turns the pack into a prac- and an additonal 10 litre + top travel featurestical shoulder bag, but can volume, simply expand with also be removed (Transit, EXP zipped bellows (Traveller) + SL-Women’s Fit model Traveller) or the height adjustable lid (Quantum) QUANTUM + Trekking packpack internAl orgAnizer trAnsport cover with travel features compArments with name tag provides + for heavy loads keep the load organised protection on flights and + well equipment and safely in place doubles up as a rain cover (Traveller) (Quantum)mount AdditionAl geAr joining TRAvEL on the compression compression strAps straps and the eyelets on can be centrally secured over the lid (Quantum) the front to fasten equip- ment or to compress the pack to the max (Quantum)VErKAUFSArGUMENTE back system, and it is the only one in its class, • Straight cut shoulder pads chafe on theFür rEISE-rUCKSäCKE which comes with a front zip that opens up neck and in the arm pits. Deuter’s anatomic fully, yet still alternatively features a separate S-shape follows the shoulder line – takes• The perfect companions for trips with bottom compartment. the load from the upper shoulder area andtrekking tours: the “Quantum” and its guarantees freedom of movement.trekking partner “Aircontact Pro”. They • The more volume, the more importantcombine travel functions – with a top as well the individual fit of the back system – Deu- • Soft and breathable 3D AirMesh coveras a front opening and an extra detachable ter travel all come with the Vari Quick indi- on back pads and shoulder straps preventsdaypack (Quantum) or backpack lid (Aircon- vidual back length adjustment. chafing and protects clothing.tact Pro) – with trekking functions such as the • Hip fins adjust individually to the wear-rain cover and the slim, streamlined shape. er’s waist without pressure points or chaf- • Deuter travel backpacks are no-frills ing, because they are shaped by true sewing packs and extremely durable. And in case• The “Traveller” is the perfect companion craftsmanship and not by plastic pieces. incorrect use leads to damage you can easilyfor Work & Travel: durable material, many repair the packs, no matter where you are,compartments, a daypack with Airstripes without any special spare parts. 53
  • 54. Photo: Heidi Stettner StreAMer The Streamer hydration reservoirs are com- patible with all of Deuter’s functional back- packs. For endurance sports, in particular, they deliver great advantages compared to a standard drinking bottle: The Streamer is easily stored in a separate compartment and the tube can be securely deuter streAmer – competent drinking system technology from fixed to the shoulder straps. A hydration sys- source vAgAbond, isrAel. tem ensures a constant, hands-free flow of liquid – without you having to interrupt the flow of your sports. A crucial point for your Deuter StreAMer performance since you always should start drinking before you get thirsty. A LOSS OF WATEr AMOUNTING TO 1-2 % OF YOUr BODY WEIGHT CAN rEDUCE YOUr PErFOrMANCE UP TO 10 %. Further, the Streamer is lightweight and com- pact: while two common 1l bottles weigh in FACT: should drink up to 1 l/h to at 270 g, the 2l bladder amounts to 140 g. 1l/h During heavy exercising you stay properly hydrated. Tha t is the amount of moistu re the day (without any exer- you lose by sweating. During mmends drink- cising) the German Nutrition Society reco of 75 kg; this means TRAvEL y weight ing ~35 ml / kg – for a bod about 2.6 l per day. Once it is empty (and totally flat) it hardly takes up any space at all. tIPS The fluid remains fresh for the entire tour. The You can fill the Streamer with cold as drink in the hydration system is sealed from well as warm hydration drinks (up air and hidden inside the pack, whereas a to 60°C). Never fill in boiling bottle – placed in the external side pocket for water, fat or alcoholic drinks. For easy grab – is exposed to the sun. cooling use ice cubes or fill your Streamer halfway with water and put it in the freezer. After filling your Streamer turn it upside down. remove excess air from the bladder. After drinking, blow the liquid from the tube back into the bladder so that it will not warm up in the tube where it is exposed to the sun.54
  • 55. STrEAMEr DEUTER – Get the facts streAmer clip Easy to use sliding clip allows full width open- ing of the bladder for easy filling and cleaning. Absolutely leak-proof. helix vAlve & dirt guArd The valve is leak-free and comes with an automatic flow shut-off. It is opened by turning it half a turn anti-clockwise until it stops (mark- ings on the out side). Soft pres- sure activates the drinking open- ing, which guarantees a constant high flow. The inte grated interlock spring means the flow stops auto- mati cally. The Helix Valve can be easily dismantled for cleaning. The Dirt Guard is a dirt cover for the mouthpiece to keep the water in and the dirt out on the trail or dur- ing transport.tAstefree ® blAdder & tubeThe special film with an innersurface as smooth as glass holdswater for days without changingtaste or quality. Due to the specialmolecular properties of the blad-der, this system is very hygienic andeasy to keep clean. The tube also comes withthe TasteFree ® film on the inside, which makes BPA &sure your drink won’t taste of plastic. PHtHALAteS FREEMAINteNANCe 2 3 4Open the Streamer. (1) Remove the tube from direct sun exposure. Thoroughly clean itfrom the bladder (Streamer 2.0 & 3.0). (2) after use with soft drinks. DiscolourationsTake the bite-valve from the mouthpiece from electrolyte beverages are harmless. Use– turn the valve socket to the middle (3) cleaning tablet in case your hydration systemlabel (quarter turn), remove and take is extremely dirty. If necessary put the emptyapart (do not remove the 90° angle piece hydration system in the freezer and clean 1(4) from the tube). Rinse and clean it thoroughly after defrosting – an easy, effec-with warm water and mild detergent – tive way of killing bacteria.never use boiling water! Rinse againthoroughly with clear water.Dry with paper towels and hang it upside Storage: Please only store your Streamerdown. When fully dried, put the pieces back once it has been cleaned (as described).together. Mind to keep the filled Streamer Store in a clean, dry place. STREAMERSALES ArGUMENTSSTrEAMEr• A tasteless and co-extruded film and the • Source was the first hydration reservoir • Easy to use Streamer Clip seals the waterantimicrobial grungeguard compound line producer using the antimicrobial Grunge- from air and makes the bladder absolutelythe reservoir system. The inside of the tube as Guard technology which prevents bacterial leak-free.well as the bladder is smooth as glass. This growth.makes the system extremely easy to clean, it • The sliding clip allows full width opening ofretains pure liquid taste with no plastic fla- • The Streamer utilises a special film with a the bladder for easy filling and cleaning.vour, and prevents bacterial growth. smooth-as-glass inner surface, keeping water fresh for days without changing taste • All Deuter Streamers come with a bite valve• The leak-free, high flow helix bite valve and making it very hygienic and easy to keep featuring a dirt guard – a protective coverfeatures an automatic flow shut-off and clean. for the mouthpiece.allows single-hand use. 55
  • 56. Photo: Synnatzschke SLeePING BAG “FueL uP!” Fatigue? Problems concentrating, memorising, making decisions? Something you definitely want to avoid when you’re outdoors. But this is what could happen when you spent a night awake and freezing. A night you very likely 5 StePS to FINDING tHe also spent cursing the day you chose that slee- ping bag. It is a big responsibility to find the right sleeping bag for the customer taking the different temperature ranges, constructions, fillings, sizes and cuts into consideration. rIGHt SLeePING BAG YET WITH EXPERIENCE AND THE rIGHT QUESTIONS AT HAND, YOU WILL FIND THE IDEAL SLEEPING BAG FOr YOUr CUSTOMEr – IDEAL FOr HIS/HEr LEVEL OF FITNESS AND THE rANGE OF USE. Only with the right choice he/she can recover from a strenuous day and be back on her/his feet to enjoy another fantastic day outdoors. Since 2005 the temperature rating of sleeping bags in Europe has to be tested and labe- led in accordance with the EN 13537. This is an example of our sleeping bag ID label. teMPerAture rANGeS ACCorDING to eN 13537: t(lim) the lower limit is based on the lowest temperature at which a ‘standard’ adult male (25 yrs. / 70 kg / 173 cm) can the upper limit expect to sleep comfortably in a relaxed position. is based on the highest temperature at which a = an experienced user can optimise the insu- ‘standard’ adult male is deemed to be able to have lation qualities by his choice of clothing and a comfortable night’s sleep without excess sweat- further factors ing. The range can be extended with hood and zip- STREAMER pers open. t(ext) extreme = according to the norm, the labelling of this is a survival only rating for a ‘standard’ adult wom- result is optional. an. She can remain for six hours without risk of death from hypothermia, but with a risk of other t(com) the comfort rAnge damages to health (such as frostbite). is based on the lowest temperature at which a = the label explicitly warns the user of the ex- ‘standard’ woman (25 yrs. / 60 kg / 160 cm) can treme temperature rating HOW IT IS MEASUrED: expect to sleep comfortably in a relaxed position. = a comfortable sleep also for A thermal, full-sized mannequin equipped with inexperienced users heaters and temperature sensors is placed in- side the sleeping bag in a climate chamber. The mannequin is heated to simulated body OTHEr FACTOrS: warmth. The air temperature is measured in 1. The EN norm test standardises external tion quality on a multi-day trip under harsh the climate chamber and on the skin surface circumstances. Yet, they usually strongly dif- conditions. of the mannequin. From these measurements, fer in reality depending on the quality of the the insulation value of the sleeping bag is cal- sleeping mat, clothing, air humidity, etc. 3. And there are many more factors influenc- culated. The EN 13537 therefore determines ing the insulation power that a mannequin temperature ratings in a standard laboratory 2. Long term quality cannot be measured in a cannot simulate: such as sweating, age, rest- test to compare sleeping bags. short term test: it cannot measure the insula- less sleep, nutrition, level of fitness etc.56
  • 57. SLEEPING BAG DEUTER – Get the facts1.HoW WArM SHouLD It Be?That’s the central question asked when fect the insulation quality. Also the altitude – se a sleeping bag that offers a comfort ratinglooking for the right sleeping bag. Travel while the temperatures are still comfortable that is 5°C lower than the lowest temperaturedestination and range of use have to be in the valley, it might be freezing up in the you expect to experience. read more in step 2.considered. The air humidity plays a role as mountains. In average, temperature dropswell. Constant rain and low temperatures ef- 0.5°C per 100 altitude meters. Always choo- 1-SeASoN 2-SeASoN 3-SeASoN 4-SeASoN SuMMer / CABINS / SPrING / CooL SuMMer ALLrouND / CooL AutuMN MouNtAINeerING / SoutHerN reGIoNS NIGHtS DAYS WINter synthetic fill down & synthetic fill down & synthetic fill down ideal for summer sleeping bags. The optional; down from ~250 g fill optional; down from ~300 g fill ideal for mountaineering; from lightweight High-Loft hollow fibre / weight, ~600 cuin, ~80/20; weight, ~650 cuin, ~80/20; ~700 g fill weight, ~650 cuin, Polydown filling (from ~180 g) is synthetic Thermo ProLoft / High-Loft synthetic Thermo ProLoft from ~600 ~90/10; evenly distributed & easy to care. hollow fibre from ~350 g fill weight g fill weight synthetic fill down optionAl sleeping bAg shApe mummy construction ideal for winter trips; Thermo FrOM ~200 G FILL WEIGHT, temperatures allow use of different best warmth-to-weight ratio ProLoft from ~1100 g fill weight; ~500 CUIN, ~80/20 constructions importAnt detAils mummy construction optionAl sleeping bAg shApe importAnt detAils zipper baffle; warmth collar, con- best warmth-to-weight ratio temperatures allow use of different zipper baffle; thermal collar, con- toured functional hood importAnt detAils constructions toured functional hood optional zipper baffle; thermal collar, importAnt detAils contoured functional hood zipper baffle 20 –– 20 –– 20 –– 20 –– – – – – – – – – 15 –– 15 –– 15 –– 15 –– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 10 – 10 – 10 – 10 – SLEEPINgbAg – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 5 –– 5 –– 5 –– 5 –– – – – – – – – – 0– – 0– – 0– – 0– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -5 –– -5 –– -5 –– -5 –– – – – – – – – – -10 –– -10 –– -10 –– -10 –– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -15 –– -15 –– spAce ii -15 –– -15 –– – – twofAce – – exosphere +2° – – – – -20 –– -20 –– -20 –– -20 –– – second skin – orbit 0° – – – – – – – – – – – dreAm lite 500 – neosphere -4° – – -25 – -25 – -25 – -25 – spAce i trek lite 250 exosphere -4° C° orbit +5° C° trek lite 250 sQ C° orbit -5° C° exosphere -8° trek lite 200 trek lite 300 neosphere -10° neosphere -15° 57
  • 58. DEUTER – Get the facts SLEEPING BAG 2.HoW SooN Do I Get CoLD? We all have a subjective sensation of SLIM? A strenuous tour leads to a higher CHILD? Children have a less developed warmth. It can differ by up to 15°C. For energy demand. People with a strong build and less effective temperature control sys- people who get cold easily or fit one of fall back on their reserves. People with a slen- tem, so they are at particular risk from the the variables below, we recommend a der build, however, sometimes burn more cold; they need to be looked after carefully. sleeping bag with a comfort rating that energy than they can take up and get cold is 5°C lower than the lowest tempera- quicker. FEMALE? Women are usually ‘colder ture you expect to experience. sleepers’ than men. In average, they have less ELDEr? Young people up to about 25 muscle mass and therefore produce less body UNATHLETIC? Exhaustion reduces heat years have a higher metabolism. They gener- heat. Women should pick a bag according to production. People with a high fitness level ate more heat than older people do. the EN norm 13537. This temperature rating therefore do not get cold as quickly as unfit is about 5° C lower than that for men. people. INEXPERIENCED? Experienced out- door sleepers know how to optimise the insulation of their sleeping bag (choosing a protected place for their camp, proper cloth- ing, etc.). FACT: kg person about 74W. about 46W of heat; a 80 A 50 kg person produces p comfortably, the insulatio n HOMEY? Someone who spends a lot of re of about 37,2 °C. To slee Yet both need a temperatu . has to be significantly higher time outdoors is used to colder temperatures. power for the lighter person SLeePING BAG DetAILS the shApe of the hood is crucial for the function of a sleeping bag. softly pAdded drAwcord tunnel Summer sleeping bags can feature a bigger with colour coded, single-hand cords hood. While models for cooler temperatu- res need a preshaped hood for optimum protection. Deuter’s contoured insulAting zip bAffle functionAl hood offers a close prevents heat loss along the and snug fit. zipper and comes in a three- dimensional construction. Anti-cAtch strip thermAl collAr prevents zipper from snagging. with Velcro closure avoids cold spots. Three dimensional construc- internAl pocket tion for a comfortable, snug fit for valuables. around shoulders and neck. foot wArmer with an extra fill layer guards against cold feet soft body-wArmer-fleece inserts (Exosphere). in particularly sensitive areas in SL sleeping bags (waist & foot section) for added warmth and comfort. SLEEPINgbAg 2-wAy-zipper with auto-lock secures zipper from opening and can be combined with another sleeping bag. Zip open the foot section for extra ventilation. rAised ergo foot foot box creates freedom of movement for the feet. designed with The ergonomic cut also ensures evenly distributed the natural feet down and thus keeps the fillings loft. (Neosphere) position in mind, it provides addi- dryzone tional comfort keeps moisture outside with a water repellent shell material and freedom of in the head and foot section (Exosphere, Neosphere). movement.58
  • 59. SLEEPING BAG DEUTER – Get the facts3.HoW Do I SLeeP?Restless or still, one leg up, on the backor the belly... this is where cut and sizeof a sleeping bag come in. There is onething in particular that needs to be con-sidered: air pockets. Is there, for exam-ple, too much empty space in the footsection? The generated body heat hasto warm up these additional air pockets,too. The result: cold feet.SNUG MUMMY SHAPEis the ideal cut – no wasting of insulationpower on air pockets, no superfluous mate-rial to carry. Sound sleep, however, also needs NeoSPHere • FANtAStIC SLeePING CoMfreedom of movement. Deuter’s 3D comfort Fort with roomy shell and stretchcut guarantees just that: it combines freedom able lining • WArMS uP QuICKLY becof movement in the upper section and excep- ause the entire lining snugglestional insulation quality in the narrower leg eXoSPHere the body MFort SLeePING Co • FANtAStIC d liningsection. The ergonomic, raised foot box is de- ble shell an with stretcha esigned with the natural feet position in mind ICKLY beca use the entir • WArMS uP Qu uggles the bodyand provides additional comfort and freedom g sn sleeping baof movement. The mummy shape also allowscomfortable ‘rolling-in’ – so why load more FACT: ir position up to 60 tim esthan necessary? res tles s sleeper s change the feeling restricted in a tight a night. They often wake upSTrETCHABLE Stretch Comfor t construc- sleeping bag. The ThermoMUMMY SHAPES tion is the per fect solution awith the unique Thermo Stretch Comfort blending the advantages ofsystem is constructed with elastic chamber mummy shape with fantasticseams. Thus, the elastic “mummy” hugs your freedom of movement.body, warms up quickly, but still offers fantas-tic freedom of movement. For our synthetic“Exosphere” models we use elastic seams onthe outer shell as well as on the lining. The the insulation properties since it provides BLANKET SHAPEentire sleeping bag, therefore, expands up to even more space between roomy outer and for those who request the same freedom of25% in width. The down “Neosphere” mod- close-fitting inner for the down’s loft. This im- movement they enjoy at home in bed, whoels come with a roomy cut outer and elastic proves the insulation quality at an average of sleep outside mainly in warmer temperatures,seams on the lining expanding up to 25%. 2°C compared to down sleeping bags with- and who don’t have to carry the sleeping bag.Additionally, this construction also enhances out Thermo Stretch Comfort. The rectangular model can be easily convert- ed into a blanket. Photo: Birgit Gelder eggshAped sleeping bAgs do actually have the CHILDrEN shape of a very long egg. This guarantees more Children have a proportionally bigger skin surface area freedom of movement in the foot and waist sec- to their body weight: thus they generate more heat in tion. The downside: it weighs about a quarter more than a comparable mummy version. And the extra hot conditions and loose more heat in cold conditions. space also needs to be warmed up. Always dress your child for the sleeping bag according to the outer temperature. To achieve the best possible THE rIGHT SIZE insulation, choose one of our kid’s sleeping bags that is beside the shape of a sleeping bag the sec- ‘grow’ with your child. They are rugged and cut for ond decisive factor to eliminate cold spots, children in both, length and width. The expandable, which the sleeper has to warm up addition- zipped foot section lengthens the bag by 30 cm. When ally. Our REGgular models are tailored for the kept zipped up, the extra material acts as an additional average build with a height of approx. 185 cm. insulation to keep the little feet cosy and warm. The bigger L version is equipped with the We are required to give no temperature ratings for our kid’s same features, but fits people up to 200 cm. sleeping bags. There is no infant sized mannequin yet for any The shorter cut SL Womens Fit models fea- official testing of the temperature ratings for kid’s sleeping ture a soft, cosy fleece lining in the hip zone bags. Kid’s sleeping bags are therefore not designed for use in temperatures below zero. and the foot box and are perfect for women up to 170 cm. 59
  • 60. DEUTER – Get the facts SLEEPING BAG 4. AND WHere AM I GoING? HoW Am I out there in heavy rain? Is it warm and humid, humid and cold or dry hot at my travel destination? Will I carry my slee- ping bag? Will I care for it properly? Those are the questions you have to ask the cus- tomer when it comes to deciding between a down or a synthetic sleeping bag. SYNtHetICS DoWN + Unique warmth-to-weight-ratio – Heavier than down + Unique compressibility – Less compressible than down + Outstanding moisture transportation – reduced moisture transportation + Very long lasting when maintained well – Shorter lifespan than down + Warms quickly – Takes longer to warm up – No insulation quality when wet + retains 70% of the insulation quality when wet – requires care + Easy care – Absorbs moisture + Hardly absorbs moisture – Long drying time + Quick drying time60
  • 61. SLEEPING BAG DEUTER – Get the factsDoWN SLeePING BAGSIf you are looking for great insulation com- DOWNbined with low weight and a small packing Down sleeping bags are filled with one of two kinds: measured. The fill power is specified in the inter-size, down is your choice! No synthetic fibre goose or duck. The fine, fluffy down grows mainly national unit Cubic Inches. A rating of 550 cuin is in the chest area underneath the protective feathers. more or less standard, a 650 fill rating is consideredachieves such a high loft and thus such high They have a cluster of interlocking, overlapping excellent. The norm test according to the interna-insulation power as this natural product. If wisps that look like a dandelion. 1g of high quality tional ID FB2 standard uses 30 g of sample massmaintained well down has a longer lifespan down easily has 40.000 interlocking filaments. The in a slightly smaller cylinder (ø 25 cm). US brands, space between the filaments traps warm air. Colour in particular, use this method of measurement. Thethan synthetic sleeping bags. It also ensures doesn’t matter: whether white or grey down, they different measurements result in considerable vari-a comfortably dry sleeping climate, because both offer the same function, quality and cleanli- ation between the international and the Europeanit asorbs and transports moisture. However, ness. norms. A down which achieves 730 cuin according to the international standard corresponds to aboutthis is also its major disadvantage: if it gets DOWN QUALITY 650 cuin according to the EN norm – for the samewet, down can clot and lose its great insu- The bigger the down, the better the loft and there- quality, the international specification is thereforelation quality. And once the down is wet, it fore the better the insulation. A mature bird pro- higher. whAt it comes down to: the more vo- vides bigger down than a young bird. Geese have lume A down creAtes, the less fill you needtakes a long time to dry. A drawback not only bigger down than ducks1. Further, birds that live for insulAting power. The sleeping bag is ligh-on multiday winter trips. The body’s moisture in a rough climate grow more and bigger down. ter – or with the same fill weight: warmer.condenses in the fill, freezes and cannot dry. Accordingly, down from a Northern cool region is more stable and has a bigger volume. deuter usesThis will also be the case in a bivy bag and the best QuAlity goose down. We condemn anyalthough a waterproof inlet might help, it will form of cruelty to animals. We exclusively use down cuin cuinnegatively affect the comfortable features of provided by dead geese. We DO NOT use down 800 – 800 – from live pluck. Our renowned down producer ca-the down. 700 – 700 – refully processes the down and constantly controls 600 – 24 h 600 –Use: mountaineering, trekking in areas the quality. Before production begins, the down is 500 – 500 –with low to normal air humidity, bike trips once more examined by the German Hohenstein 400 – 400 – Institute.with light luggage. 300 – 300 – 1 IDFL in “Down & Feather Trivia” 200 – ~100 g 200 – 100 – 100 – DOWN CONTENT A 100% down fill would be extremely sensitive to moisture and pressure. Down fillings are therefore a mix of pure down and small feathers. This is re- presented as a percentage ratio. The "ideAl mix" “90/10” consists of 90% down And 10% feA- thers. The higher the percentage of feather (e.g. 70/30 or 50/50) the less loft and therefore less in- sulation power. FILL POWEr CUIN Fill power is the measurement in which an ounce of down mix will loft and expand to fill an empty space. There are different methods of defining the volume-to-weight-ratio. For the test according to the strict European norm EN 12130, which is also our choice of down quality test, 20g of the filling is put in a cylinder (ø 28 cm) and is then tumble dried for a specific period of time. In a next step, the sam- ple is compressed under a preset pressure for 24 h. Down has an extremely high loft: the open down Afterwards the re-expanded volume is (left) can be compressed into the glass on the right.CONSTrUCTIONS chamber h-chamber trap ezoi d-ch amb erIf you just simply fill down in a sleepingbag shell without any baffle construc-tion, it will migrate and settle in a fewspots creating large cold spots. Thatis why sleeping bags utilise differentchamber techniques. The size of thechamber depends on the loft. Outer and inner shell sewn to- Outer and inner shell is held to- Opposing diagonal trapezoid po- gether, the down stays in the gether by bridges. The down is ckets and additional full-length baffles. The down volume is re- filled into the rectangular cham- chambers on the side ensure the duced towards the seams. This bers, which provide enough room down is stabilised. Cold spots are construction is ideal for light- for the down to puff out. The thus avoided guaranteeing maxi- weight sleeping bags with a low down is evenly spread also to- mum warmth insulation. fill weight. (Treklite200) wards the seams. (Neosphere) (Treklite 250, 250 SQ & 300) 61
  • 62. DEUTER – Get the facts SLEEPING BAG Photo: Alex Scherl SYNtHetIC SLeePING BAGS A disadvantage that is also a great ad- vantage: synthetic fibres hardly absorb moisture and dry a lot faster than down. Also, when they get wet, they retain most of their insulation power. The hollow Polyester fibres can still trap warm air, because they remain stable and do not clot as down. This makes the material ideal for destinations with high air humidity. It’s also the right choice when the temperatures are not too low or the sleeping bag is excessively used and needs to be washed often (children!). Synthe- tic models are cheaper than down sleeping bags and are easier to maintain. Use: allround sleeping bags, canoe tours, winter trips, destinations such as Scan- dinavia with a harsh climate, bike rides with light luggage, cabin tours, summer sleeping bags HIGH-LOFT HOLLOWFIBEr In a thermo treatment synthetic hollow fibres are worked into a fleece filling. To ensure a high com- pressibility and full loft the short staple fibre is ad- ditionally siliconised. Advantage: it has fantastic in- sulation power, is very durable, and cheap. We use this fibre in our kid’s sleeping bags and the camping sleeping bag "Space". DEUTEr THErMO PrOLOFT® is a thermoformed Polyester fibre providing highly Outside temperature functional insulation qualities. With its mix of full outer shell and hollow fibres, it blends durability with low weight, and insulation. To ensure a good and long ADVANTAGES FOr THE CONSUMEr: DEUTER lasting loft, the Thermo ProLoft® fibres feature a Thermo ProLoft® smooth silicon coating. In addition, the material is • very compressible synthetic sleeping bag easy to maintain, well compressible. • extremely soft hand • very durable and easy maintenance • fantastic insulation properties even in wet conditions • extremely quick drying time • great warmth-to-weight ratio • According to Swiss “Oeko-Tex Standard 100“ Used in all Deuter “Orbit” and “Exosphere” models. Inside lining body heat CONSTrUCTIONS 1-layer 2-layer shingle-layer Depending on the fill weight and the re- quested insulation power, the sleeping bags with synthetic insulation come in different constructions. The outer shell material is sewn to The outer shell material is sewn to The three layers of insulation over- the upper layer of Polyester fleece. the upper layer of Polyester fleece lap up to three times in the seam Since this construction can lead to and the lower layer of insulation area and thus avoid cold spots. cold spots, we only use it in sum- to the inside lining. Offset seams (Exosphere +2°, -4° & -8°) mer sleeping bags. (Orbit +5° & 0°; of the insulation layers provide im- Space I; DreamLite 500; Starlight proved warmth properties. EXP & Little Star EXP) (Orbit -5°; Starlight Pro EXP; Space II & XL)62
  • 63. SLEEPING BAG DEUTER – Get the facts 5. SLeePING BAG ProPerLY HoW to uSe tHe With the right sleeping bag you’re A sleeping bag does not generate heat only halfway to a good night’s sleep – – it can only retain it. Therefore other key factors are where, on what and how you sleep: EAT PrOPErLY Your body needs a SLEEPING MAT A cold ground or cir- lot of energy for climbing, hiking, cycling etc. culating air withdraw body heat – no matter If you don’t provide your body with plenty of how good the quality of your sleeping bag is! ‘fuel’, your body won’t be able to warm up reduce this conductive heat loss (A) by using properly. a good insulating mat. DrINK PrOPErLY Make sure you WIND PrOTECTION Wind chills! drink enough already during the day. A de- With a slight wind (25 km/h) +5°C will quickly hydrated body cannot produce heat. Before feel more like 0°C. Therefore, limit wind expo- getting into your sleeping bag get warm with sure – a tent, bivouac bag or even a big rock a cup of hot tea or hot chocolate. can offer good wind protection. (B). Choose the right, wind protected spot for AVOID ALCOHOL Do not consume the night. alcohol in cold temperature. Alcohol may tem- porarily make you feel warmer, but it soon de- FUNCTIONAL BASELAYEr creases your body’s temperature. Enhance the warmth of the sleeping bag by wearing functional thermo baselayer and KEEP YOUr GEAr DrY – Clothes socks. Dry clothes in your foot section further as well as the sleeping bag, down in particu- improve insulation. lar, lose their insulation efficiency when wet. Warm socks quickly become ice cold. Never HAT When you’re in your sleeping bag, the get into the sack wearing sweaty clothes. If head is the only body part exposed to the you store your extra clothing in a waterproof outside. A cold head will cool down the rest sack it stays dry. And also make sure to air out of your body quickly. Therefore make sure to your sleeping bag whenever possible, e.g. on wear a hat, it is an extremely efficient insu- the tent. lation.Thomas Hilger, DEUTER product development anddesignAt night, an average person losesabout 0.4 l of moisture! And a large EVAPOrATIONamount of it gets into the sleeping CONVECTION (b)bag. It will dry quickly when you airthe sleeping bag out in the mor-ning. Yet, sweat also contains salt,protein and body oils. They remainin the material and over time reducethe bag’s insulation power. Use aninlet or wear a baselayer which willtake up some of the salt and oils.This way the sleeping bag is easierto maintain, its lifespan is extended THErMAL rADIATION CONDUCTION (A)and, of course, the insulation quali-ty is increased as well. Besides evaporation and radiation the body loses most of the heat by convection and by conductive heat loss. That is why a sleeping mat and good wind protection are decisive factors for getting or remaining warm. 63
  • 64. DEUTER – Get the facts SLEEPING BAG HoW Do I eXteND tHe BAG’S LIFeSPAN? tAKe GooD CAre! STOrAGE SACK MAINTENANCE Carefully take out the wet, heavy sleeping For storage, the fill needs plenty of space to If you wash it – do it gently: bag to avoid damage of the fill or down regain and retain its loft. Therefore, store the 1. Close all straps and loosen all drawcords. chambers. sleeping bag in a dry place loosely in a large 2. Turn the sleeping bag inside out. 5. Gently squeeze as much of the water out as storage sack or pillowcase. Only use the com- 3. Only use special down or synthetic fibre possible. Do not wring it out! pression sack for transportation. detergents. 6. TUMBLE DRYER 4. HAND WASH Tumble dry (min. 7kg) on low (30°C). STUFF IT, DON’T rOLL IT soak the bag in plenty of lukewarm water, Add tennis balls for down and tum- When you roll the sleeping bag, the fill is al- gently squeeze and then rinse several times ble dry until the full loft is regained. ways ‘abused’ on the same spots. This can – do not twist or wring the bag! DRYING ON A LAUNDRY RACK damage the construction. Stuffing also allows MACHINE WASH Open it up and spread it out, never hang better packability. Set the machine on the delicate cycle it up! Down will take several days to dry. (30°C), rinse several times Or repeat Gently fluff up the down clots by hand THOrOUGH VENTILATION washing program using NO detergent and several times a day. Synthetic fibres dry After each use, ventilate the bag thoroughly do not spin! The washing machine should quickly and do not need to be fluffed up. – e.g. by spreading it on the tent. Minimise have a capacity of at least 5 kg. washing since it reduces the insulation qua- lity. Only wash the sleeping bag when really necessary. Try to remove small stains with a sponge and lukewarm soap water. FACT: can combine In cold temperatures you dels. Summer different sleeping bag mo sleeping bags or sleepin g bag sheets such 500 or the as the Two Face, Dream Lite atly fit into a Trek Lite 200, for example, gre h as the Exos- 3-Seasons sleeping bag, suc phere -4°. This extends the temperature ) by up to 8°C. range (and the range of use64 Photo: Sibylle Manger
  • 65. SLEEPING BAG DEUTER – Get the factsSALES ArGUMENTS FOr • Kid’s sleeping bags “Little Star EXP”, “Starlight EXP” and „Starlight Pro EXP“DEUTEr SLEEPING BAGS grow with the child: The zippered foot sec- tion can be easily extended by 30 cm. When• Invest in the right sleeping bag! Just like you leave it zipped it adds a further layer ofwith Deuter backpacks, our prime focus is insulation. Advantage: you cannot lose thebest comfort and highest quality. integrated foot section.• Der Deuter 3D mummy comfort cutguarantees a good night’s sleep with itsideal mix of freedom of movement in the up-per section, an exceptional insulation qualityin the tighter leg section and great comfort inthe raised foot bed. • Deuter’s “Neosphere” is a high quality• Deuter’s thermal collar offers a snug fit down sleeping bag: quality goose downwith its three-dimensional cut that comfort- 90/10 with 675+ cuin fill power, water resist-ably closes around shoulder and neck. ant, wind- and downproof Deuter Diamond 30D Nylon, Dryzone in the head and foot• Easy to use, single -hand adjustable section, compression and storage sack.drawcord fixed to the contoured hood. • The lining of the “Neosphere” down sleep-• Different sizes guarantee best insula- ing bags features our Thermo Stretch Com -tion efficiency for the “Orbit”, “Exosphere” fort system with elastic seams and there-and “Neosphere” range: REG (regular), L fore expands up to 25%. The body-hugging,(Large) and SL (Women’s Fit). elastic lining and the roomy cut of the outer shell guarantee great freedom of movement• Deuter Thermo ProLoft® filling has a and fantastic sleeping comfort. It also warmsfantastic price-performance ratio. Com- up quickly since it avoids unnecessary air pock-pared to other synthetic fills it has an extreme- ets that require extra energy to keep warm.ly soft hand, fantastic compressibility, a lowweight and outstanding insulation properties. • The special “Neosphere” construction with a roomy shell and a body-hugging• Soft Body-Warmer-Fleece inserts in cold lining additionally enhances the insula-spots of the SL-Women’s Fit sleeping bags tion properties: it provides even more spaceguarantee cosy warmth and soft comfort. for the down’s loft to expand. This improves the insulation quality at an average of 2°C• Easy to care and breathable Deuter compared to down sleeping bags withoutSoft-Micro lining for the “Orbit“, “Space” Thermo Stretch Comfort.and kid’s sleeping bags has a very comfort-able, soft touch. • With its elastic Thermo Stretch Comfort seams, the “Exosphere” synthetic sleep-• Young, yet already a legend – and a true ing bags expand up to 25% in width. Thewinner: Deuter’s stretch sleeping bags “Exo- construction provides a body-hugging fit,sphere” have just been introduced to the while simultaneously offering fantastic free-market when they already won one award dom of movement. Additionally, it ensuresafter the other – innovation pays off. that the sleeping bag warms up quickly since it avoids unnecessary air pockets that require extra energy to warm up. 2009 Gear of the Year 3. PLATZ Schlafsäcke deuter exoSphere -4 SL 10 / 2010 65
  • 66. MAterIAL BACKPACK Top quality materials are the basis of a highly POLYESTEr technical backpack. Unlike cheap produc- tions, Deuter can choose the raw material and all components. regular lab tests ensure the COATINGS conformance of the regulations considering make the fabrics water resistant or water- AZO free materials and the absence of heavy proof – and again: it all depends on the qual- metals, etc. Yet, high quality fabrics alone do ity. Deuter does not permit the use of envi- not guarantee a superior product. The materi- deuter-super-po ly te x : Made from 60 0 den ronmentally damaging acrylics or PVC materi- Polyester thread and with a thick PU coating, this als also have to be effectively and creatively als. On principle, we only use high PU (Poly- multi-purpose fabric is robust and lightweight. It combined so that each model perfectly fits urethan) coatings. They remain elastic and is most suitable for our high quality hiking back- the respective need of the customer to perfec- packs and crossover packs, used in average condi- flexible and are cold and fold resistant, typi- tions to keep the weight to a minimum. tion. See below for a glossary of fabric terms. cally adding 40 to 70 grams per square meter to the weight. Any more coating would cause THE TWO MOST IMPOrTANT it to detach from the fabric. Additionally, COMPONENTS Deuter fabrics are impregnated for water are synthetic fibers: Polyester and Polyamide resistance. (Nylon). High density Polyamide fabric is extre- mely abrasion resistant, despite its low weight WATEr PrOTECTION deuter-ripstop-polytex: The sturdier version of and fine appearance. Polyester does not ab- According to the German industrial standard, the Deuter Super Polytex with woven-in stronger sorb water, does not bleach when exposed to threads. PU coated. the term "waterproof" may only be used if a UV rays, and has a soft touch. material withstands a 1400 mm water co- lumn. Our rain covers fulfil this norm. Impre- TEXTURE IS MEASURED gnated and coated backpack fabrics endure IN DENIEr (DEN) 1400 mm to 2000 mm of water. However, in which is a standard measurement of the use the PU coating ages and there are also weight of 9000 m of the thread. For example, many seams on the backpack through which 3d-Air-mesh : A 3 mm thick and therefore three a 600 denier thread with a length of 9000 m water can seep. We recommend the use of a dimensional polyester mesh. The optimum air per- has a weight of 600 grs. Therefore, the thi- meability and padding effect makes it the ideal lin- rain cover, or additionally to store items in wa- cker the thread the higher the denier figure. ing for back padding, shoulder straps and hip belts. terproof drysacks. It offers maximum durability and comfort. The higher the denier figure the more robust the texture and the higher the weight per square meter. wide Air-mesh: A 3-5 mm lining fabric with extra big “pores“ offering excellent ventilation and low weight. It is used in the shoulder straps as well as back and waist padding of our new Spectro range. The Polyester material unites high abrasion resist- ancy with great comfort.66
  • 67. MATErIAL DEUTER – Get the factsPOLYAMID/ NYLONdeuter-dur Atex : A Polyamide fabric that is deuter-mAcrolite 420: Very abrasion resistant deuter-ripstop-nylon: The regular chain-and-ex tremely abrasion and tear resistant. For all larger 420 den Nylon fabric with an exceptionally high weft weaving of stronger threads creates a rug-backpacks this is used for the bottom panel. It has weave density. We use this fabric in our Guide ged, but light 420 den nylon fabric with gooda thread of 1000 den and a thick PU coating on the range and in some of our travel pieces. It has a fine abrasion and ripstop characteristics. The outsideinside. texture and a technical look. PU coated. is water-repellent, the inside is PU coated.deuter-durAtex-lite: Abrasion resistant and rug- deuter-ripstop 210: Tightly woven, strong 210 deuter-microrip-nylon: 210 den Nylon fabricged 500 den Duratex fabric. It is a lot lighter than den Nylon fabric. Features a technical, shiny sur- with strong ripstop threads and PU coating. Thisthe 1.000 den version, yet still provides great tear face with strong ripstop yarns. This very light, yet fine, lightweight and yet abrasion resistant nylon isresistance and durability. PU coated. rugged material is perfect for our lightweight optimal for lightweight backpack construction. constructions. High quality PU coating. We use this high-tech material in our lightweight Alpine and Trekking models. deuter-tAffetA-ny lon: A fine weave of 190 den threads for the Deuter rain covers. It is light with small packing dimensions. The PU coating grants excellent water resistance.deuter-bAllistic: High density woven polyamide deuter-ripstop 330: This technical 330 den Nylon420 denier fabric with high strength and light- material is the perfect balance between durabilityweight makes it especially suitable for Trans Alpine at minimal weight. Thicker reinforcing threadsand Aircontact packs. PU coating. Shiny finish. woven into it give it that ripstop look and technical shiny surface. Top quality PU coating. Ex clusively used for the Aircontact models. hyperlon: Hyperlon is a very tough, extremely durable synthetic rubber noted for its resistance to the effects of ultraviolet light, heat, and ageing. Because Hyperlon is a very robust and abrasion resistant fabric, its characteristics are ideal for areas that must withstand extreme wear and tear.hexlite 210: This 210 Hexagonal ripstop fabric is tAffetA cArbonite: Can be compared to the 190used on the Speed Lite and lightweight alpine den "Deuter-Taffeta-Nylon", yet features greatpacks. The technical Polyamide fabric offers great water protection achieved by the special PU coat-strength. PU coating on the inside. ing. For more stability the lightweight material is constructed like a ripstop weave. It is used in our waterproof accessories. neoprene: Neoprene is a family of synthetic rub- bers that are produced by polymerization of chloro- prene. It is usually covered on both sides with fabric (nylon or lycra), protecting the surface making it less prone to damage. We use neoprene hip belts on our Ski Backpacks allowing a snug fit. Further- MATERIAL microrip lite: A very fine Nylon fabric which is CArEhexlite 100: Ultra lightweight fabric with only100 den rating. Hexagonal ripstop weave pattern extremely lightweight. The PU coating and thefor extra strength and technical appearance. This tight weave provide fantastic waterproof quali-superlight Polyamide fabric is used on packs which ties. Similar to our other lightweight textiles, thefocus on weight (e.g. Spectro range). PU coated Microrip Lite is reinforced to guarantee a high tearon the inside. strength. Used in our “Bike Bags” and accessories. more, neoprene is well suited for its flexibility, shock-protection applications in our "Neo Belts", "Camera Case" and provides excellent insulation against cold, used in our "Tube Insulator". 67
  • 68. DEUTER – Get the facts MATErIAL “ProPer SLeePING BAG CAre For LoNG- FACT: Why is there no cotton lining? Cotton feels great at the begin- LAStING ning. But it quickly contaminates and wears out. It has a long drying GeAr" time, because it absorbs multi- ple times its own weight in mois- ture. It gets cold, damp and heavy. Nylon is a long lasting fabric. It is light and warms up quickly. Do I have to impregnate the back- pack material? Heinz Weidner, passionate mountaineer, former sales- man at a big outdoor store; since 2009 DEUTER Sales "For the first years, the rucksack material Rep for South Bavaria offers great water protection. However, in heavy rain water will seep through the zippers and seams. In alpine regions, for climbing or Can I wash my backpack in the ski tours you should use waterproof pack- washing machine? sacks in the rucksack to keep your gear 100% "No – abrasion wears out the material (PU dry. The advantage is that the attachment coating) and will in the long run damage the straps then remain free for material, such as pack. Also, detergents are often not washed ice axe, skis, poles or snowshoes. For hiking out properly. This could lead to skin irritation and trekking backpacks use a rain cover. Also, for sensitive skin types. A chemical reaction of impregnation won’t last very long on older sweat, detergent and UV rays further dama- models. And impregnation (spray and bath ges the material." impregnation) in the strap’s material can lead to skin irritation." Zip together: it, Exosphere, Deuter’s sleeping bags Orb be zipped Trek Lite and Neosphere can by using the Handwäsche Nicht trocknen together. Couple the bags do not tumble hand wash left and the right zip model. Nicht bügeln do not iron FACT: Backpack maintenance: Place the backpack in a tub or shower filled with water and wash with ph- neutral soap. Dirt and stains can be eas- ily cleaned with a soft brush. Salt stains on the carrying system can be removed by simply washing with soap and plenty of water. Make sure to always store the pack in a dry place! MATERIAL CArE68 Photo: Christian Pfanzelt Photo: Christian Pfanzelt
  • 69. MATErIAL DEUTER – Get the factsOUTEr SHELL MATErIALdeuter 70d soft diAmond ripstop: This shell deuter diAmond 30d nylon: High quality, fine 260t soft ny lon tActel: The microfibre fabricmaterial with a technical ripstop appearance is used 30 denier shell fabric. The tight weave makes this we use in our TwoFace models is extremely light-in our Space and Exosphere range. It blends a soft featherweight microfibre material wind resistant, weight, provides fantastic breathability and has atouch with great breathability and offers great tear durable, quick drying and downproof. reinforce- soft touch. It is durable, non moisture sensitive andstrength due to its ripstop construction. An addi- ment threads guarantee a high tear strength. The quick drying. Its ripstop construction ensures thetional PU coating protects the Exospheres from perfect shell material for our Neosphere down high tear strength.moisture in the Dryzones – the exposed areas such sleeping bags.as head and foot section.durA-hexlite rs: Hexlite is an extremely light- tActel 44d nylon diAmond ripstop: A light- deuter 210t soft nylon tAffetA: A soft, breath-weight and soft fabric that is used for the outer weight, durable and quick drying microfibre mate- able, non moisture sensitive and quick drying Nylonshell material in the Dreamlite series. This ripstop rial with a very soft touch. Provides the Exosphere fabric. Further features: strong and durable. Usednylon material is also characterized by its water- range with its exceptional breathability. Offers great for our models Starlight EXP, Starlight Pro EXP andrepellent finish. tear strength due to its ripstop construction. Little Star EXP.deuter durA lite rs: The shell material of our deuter pro-lite rs: The shell of our Trek Lite mod- deuter-210t-soft-poly tAffetA: A soft yet dura-Orbit range is extremely smooth and lightweight. A els is a smooth, durable, lightweight and quick ble fabric that is also water-repellent. This shellripstop Nylon fabric with a water resistant finish. drying Nylon microfibre material. Its high density material it is the perfect protection of the Space weave guarantees wind protection, water resist- foot area. ancy and makes it downproof.LININGdeuter-soft-micro: Soft Micro Polyester lining with deuter poly-lite soft: Soft, breathable and easy tActel softlining 30d nylon: High quality,a smooth touch and a high breathability. Light- to care Polyester fabric which warms up quickly downproof 30 denier lining. Its fine, tight weaveweight, durable, skin friendly and easy to care. We and therefore is the ideal lining for our synthetic ensures a soft, silky touch. The durable, easy touse it in our synthetic and the kid’s sleeping bags. sleeping bags, such as the Exosphere. care microfibre featherweight is skin friendly and efficiently wicks moisture from the skin. We use it in our Neosphere down sleeping bags. deuter micro fleece: Soft and thick Polyester fleece which efficiently transports moisture frombrushed thermo fleece: Lightweight, high quality the skin and ensures great insulation comfort in ourPolyester fleece with a softly brushed surface – cosy TwoFace.and comfortable on the skin. The material features deuter t/c cotton hybrid fAbric: The fabrican outstanding warmth-to-weight ratio. It is also blends cotton with Polyester 65/35 (T/C Trevira/Cot-highly breathable, durable, easy to care and quick ton). It is lighter and has a smaller packability thandrying. Its high elasticity enhances the freedom of pure cotton lining. Yet it still has an extremely softmovement of our Thermo Stretch Comfort con- touch. Further benefits: reduced moisture absorp-struction for the Exosphere SL models and also tion and a quick drying time. (Second Skin)provides warmth in the Orbit SL models. deuter pro-lite 50: A durable, easy to care micro- fibre Polyester fabric with fantastic insulation power. With its downproof quality an ideal lining for the Trek Lite models. 69
  • 70. DEUTER – Get the facts QUALITY BASICS QuALItY BASICS BACKPACKS WE BELIEVE THAT PrODUCTS WITH A LONG LIFESPAN ArE THE MOST EFFECTIVE CONTrIBUTION TO SAVING rESOUrCES AND PrOTECTING OUr ENVIrONMENT. THAT IS WHY WE FOCUS ON SUPErIOr QUALITY ON ALL LEVELS. (1) SEAM EDGING SEAMS AND STrAPS PAD MATErIAL The seam edging on the inside of the product Deuter products are strong and durable. At The padding of our shoulder straps and waist is a key element in the design of a lasting crucial parts of the backpack the seams are belts is flexible and soft, yet rugged. The quality product. It prevents fraying, water will multiple sewn. For additional strength on key material we use is non-allergenic and AZO not enter as quickly and the seam edgings areas we use ‘barring seams’ (1). To prevent free. The foam is laminated and sewn. To also promote the product’s durability. Further, fraying the straps are heat sealed. protect the padding at the hip belt, the base they create a kind of inner frame supporting is covered with rugged backpack material. the pack’s stability. This enhances the abrasion resistance and prevents dirt from getting into the AirMesh pores. Further, soft AirMesh material around the edges of the shoulder straps avoids cha- fing and guarantees maximum comfort. QUALITY BUCKLES DOUBLE-LAYErED BASE We exclusively use quality buckles for our Every Deuter backpack is equipped with a entire backpack range. They are thoroughly double-layered base making it extremely hard tested and last a lifetime. wearing and durable. OrIGINAL YKK® ZIPPErS are currently the best available on the market. These top quality zippers are very robust and reliable. For years, Deuter has used these high- tech miracles across the pack line. DUrABLE SPrING STEEL FrAME rEINFOrCED DrAWCOrDS Spring steel is extraordinarily stable and elas- A signature feature of Deuter backpacks: our tic. It is very durable since it springs back into reinforced drawcord closure. It prevents wear, its original form when twisted or turned. In a tear and fraying and ensures the cord will not lightweight round profile construction it allows a very flexible frame build. In a flat profile, it get jammed. constructs a frame with an extremely high form stability. We use both for our Aircomfort models to give our patented ventilation mesh panel its stable tension.70
  • 71. SUSTAINABILITY DEUTER – Get the factsSuStAINABILItY From the warehouse in Gersthofen, Ger- many, Deuter ships all products with DHL GOGrEEN – the carbon-neutral shipping Deuter was the first German sports brand option, which calculates transport-related to join the “Association for Conservation” emission of carbon dioxide to then off-set it – an initiative of the “EOG” (European through internal and external carbon-reduc- Outdoor Group), which finances (with tion projects. member subscription price and additional donations) conservation projects with a six- figure donation every year. We are eager to help protecting the outdoor environment for future generations. rEPAIrED IN GErMANY When a product is damaged we do not sim- ply hand over a credit voucher or throw it away. We have an extremely low return rate We reject any form of throw-away mentality. of 0.3 %, which, of course, makes it easy for Although, for economic reasons, we should us to implement this policy. probably think differently... We do our best Every consumer should consider the negati- Mrs. bjelos, seamstress in our repair to repair all backpacks no matter how long ve impact on our environment when buying service: “Our customers often tell stories. We they’ve been on people’s backs – in some a cheap discount product, which quickly falls hear about all the places they’ve been to with cases that means decades. In the end, we apart and is then thrown away. Durable, that particular pack and what they’ve experien- believe that a long lifespan of a product is high quality products, however, which the ced. They don’t want to lose that rucksack, the most effective contribution to saving producer will also fix when damaged protect because they’ve gone through so much tog- resources and promoting sustainability. our environment. ether. That is why we do our best to fix them.”BLueSIGN MeMBerSince 2008 Deuter is a member of blue- less random production sites in Asia. For 19sign – an independent, pioneering stand- years we’ve been exclusively working withard for sustainability, health and safety. one joint venture partner in Vietnam for the we can effectively reduce the ecologicalDeuter commits itself to gradually adjust production of our backpacks. This makes it a impact of our production cycle. And we areall products to meet the strict bluesign lot easier to achieve a transparency of the glad that we can fall back on the support andstandard and thus guarantee an environ- complex supply chain, to review the produc- the manifold information provided by thementally friendly production cycle. This is tion site in Saigon in accordance with the bluesign network.a process that might take years. And we can- Bluesign standard and also to share ournot say yet if and when we will actually be enthusiasm for the bluesign idea with ourable to present a 100% bluesign certified suppliers and the manufacturer.backpack. In the end, our highly technologi- It is a long and complex journey. But we arecal rucksacks are made of approx. 220 differ- excited about the many positive steps we’veent components, which all have to fulfil the taken so far. For Deuter it is not about shiningrequirements. with a new, trendy eco label on our products. DEUTERFor us, it’s most definitely an advantage that Sustainability and social commitment are corewe are not working with different, more or elements of our brand philosophy. We believe 71
  • 72. ProDuCtIoN IN vIetNAM “The decision to produce in Vietnam was PrODUCT QUALIT Y BASED not so much a decision for a particular ON QUALIT Y WOrKING Asian country. It was a decision in favour CONDITIONS of a particular company! I was introduced to the company Duke and its owner, Mr. Even our long tradition did not protect us Oh, via a mutual friend 17 years ago. He from a forced production relocation. We had quickly impressed me with his honest and straight-forward approach. He has a to face the fact that if we want to survive as great way to communicate and openly a brand renown for high quality equipment discusses and confronts problems and (based on technical sewing skills), we could questions.” no longer manufacture in Germany. Deuter came across Vietnamese manufacturer Duke in 1994 – that marked the beginning of a close partnership starting with 35 sewing Bernd Kullmann, Deuter CEO machines. Today, Duke is a highly specialised backpack manufacturer with 2.500 employ- ees. Duke exclusively produces all Deuter For both companies, staff motivation and re- For TüV certified products such as Deuter’s rucksacks and accessories. In the meantime tention is a key focus. In Vietnam, Duke has a child carriers and the protector backpacks, the business partnership has turned into fri- employee representation, health insurance, TüV Germany regularly tests the material and endship. Mutual understanding, a close co- leave days, above average payment, free the production directly at the production site operation, sharing ideas and profiting from lunch as well as a success bonus for each em- in Vietnam. We can only guarantee our high each other – that’s the basis of our relation- ployee. It is not uncommon that employees quality standard and the extremely long life- ship. Over the years, we’ve together develo- have been with Duke for more than 10 years. span of our products by using state-of-the-art ped a detailed system to assure the high Further, the production site is regularly visited material. Here, we’ve also been working with Deuter product quality. by government officials who control the fulfil- our suppliers for years. Zippers, buckles, but ment of the strict employment protection also fabrics come from brands that are market regulations. leaders in their segment. ALTHOUGH THE PrODUCTION SITE IN VIETNAM IS EQUIPPED WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY, MOST OF THE WOrKING PrOCESS IS STILL HANDWOrK. PEr BACKPACK, 2.500 WOrKErS PUT TOGETHEr UP TO 221 SINGLE PIECES IN 32 PrODUCTION STEPS. DEUTER72
  • 73. PrODUCTION DEUTER – Get the factsTHE ECOLOGICAL WATEr COOLING SYSTEM ENSUrES A COM-FOrTABLE CLIMATE IN THE PrODUCTION HALLS, WHILE OUTISDEIT GETS TrOPICALLY HOT. THE EMPLOYEES More than 2.500 people work at Duke in Vietnam exclusively for Deuter. All of the employees are above 18 years old. The average is 25 years and 60% of the staff is female. Free lunch for all employees – there is a choice of three meals. THE PrODUCTION SITE Since 1991, Duke produces for Deuter. 2006 a new modern factory was built, just outside of Saigon/ Vietnam. Currently, 2.500 people work here – and increasing. THE QUALITY A multi-step quality control system guarantees the famous Deuter quality. It involves the entire process, from the raw material to various production steps to the end control. Only a flawless product is sent to one of the 45 countries sel- ling Deuter products. 73
  • 74. Deuter AwardsoutDoor 2006 – 2011 Futura 32 Futura Futura Vario Pro 34 SL 40 + 10 2009 2009 2006 2005 Gear of the Year 1. PLATZ Tagesrucksäcke DEUTER FUTURA 32 AC ACT Lite ACT Lite Aircontact Pro 35 + 10 SL 50 +10 60 +15 & 40 + 10 Aircontact Pro Aircontact Traveller 80 +10 55 + 10 SL 65 + 10 2007 Gear of the Year 1. PLATZ Trekkingrucksäcke DEUTER AIRCONTACT 65+10 Speed Lite 20 Speed Lite 30 Spectro AC 32 Spectro ACT Trail 28 SL ACT Trail 24 ACT Trail 32 AC Lite 20 Guide 35 + Guide 45 + 2007 Gear of the Year 1. PLATZ Tourenrucksäcke DEUTER GUIDE 45+
  • 75. CLIMBING ands 2010 Br Guide 30 + Kid Comfort II 1. PLATZ ck säcke Kategorie: Ru Deuter Chefredakteur Volker Leuchsner, eber Olaf Beck, Herausg Freerider 26 Kid Comfort II Exosphere - 4°SL 2009Exosphere - 8° Dreamlite 500 DEUTER Awards BIKE Essential Bike 1/08Hydro Lite 2.0 Hydro Lite 3.0 Compact EXP 12 Attack Trans Alpine Trans Alpine 30 26 SL 2009 Superbike Superbike Pulse Four EXP 14 EXP SL 18 EXP mp fehlung Test E 5|10 Top- roduk t P Superbike