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