It is totally up to you what your body is worth to you. For me, it was very important to buy a backpack that feels good to carry even with 15 Kilos on my back since I have back problems. 15 kilos are easily achieved with technical equipment such as laptop, hard drives, power bank, kindle, wireless speaker and leads etc. I went to an outdoor equipment store and have well-advised. I tried 4 different backpacks. My choice was the Deuter Aircontact 45+10 Trekkingbackpack. It felt very comfortable and has no hard plastic or metal parts (which makes it easy to repair anywhere in case something rips according to the shop assistant). I tried the backpacks on filled with 10-kilo ballast and walked up and down to floors on the stairs and I totally recommend you try that too.

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About Deuter:

Deuter, a renowned German brand, specializes in designing and manufacturing top-quality backpacks, bags, and outdoor gear. Established in 1898 by Hans Deuter, the company has built a strong reputation for its durable, reliable, and functional products. Deuter backpacks are a popular choice for hikers, backpackers, globetrotters, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Key features of Deuter backpacks include:

  1. Aircontact System: Deuter’s innovative Aircontact System ensures even weight distribution and optimal carrying comfort during long hikes and treks. This technology combines padding, ventilation, and support for an unparalleled backpacking experience.
  2. Aircomfort System: Designed to maximize ventilation, the Aircomfort System uses a tensioned mesh back panel for free air circulation between the backpack and the wearer’s back. This feature reduces sweating and increases comfort in hot weather or during intense physical activities.
  3. VariQuick System: Deuter’s VariQuick System allows for easy and precise adjustment of the backpack’s shoulder straps, catering to users with different heights and body shapes.
  4. SL (Slim Line) Fit: Deuter offers a range of backpacks specifically designed for individuals with shorter torsos or narrower shoulders. The SL Fit models boast a shorter back length, narrower shoulder straps, and a more tapered hip belt for an ergonomic fit.
  5. Pockets and compartments: Deuter backpacks typically feature a variety of pockets and compartments, including side pockets, lid pockets, front pockets, and hydration system compartments. These elements help users stay organized and easily access their gear during outdoor activities.
  6. Durability: Deuter backpacks are known for their long-lasting performance, thanks to the use of high-quality materials and construction techniques.

Popular Deuter backpack models include:

  1. Deuter Futura: A versatile hiking backpack with the Aircomfort ventilation system, perfect for day hikes and multi-day trips.
  2. Deuter Speed Lite: A lightweight, minimalist backpack designed for fast-paced activities such as trail running, biking, or day hiking.
  3. Deuter Aircontact Lite: A durable backpack with the Aircontact System, ideal for multi-day treks and backpacking adventures.
  4. Deuter Guide: A robust, top-loading backpack designed for mountaineering, alpine climbing, and other challenging outdoor activities.

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