During the last weeks I have traveled around with a new backpack, the Aircontact Pro from Deuter.
When I travel, it is important that I have a backpack that is comfortable, easy to use and not too heavy since most airlines restrict their baggage limit to 20 kilos. Of course it should be as cheap as possible but when you invest in a Backpack quality should be more important.
The Deuter Aircontact has it all; it is comfortable, easy to use and not too heavy.
The Deuter Aircontact Backpack surprises with its quality. It has big pockets with big zippers and the nylon feels of high quality. The ability to have a front opening and being able to open your backpack like a suitcase is a huge advantage to access all the things you need without having to unpack everything.
The backpack is divided into three parts; in the bottom you will find a pocket where you can store things like your sleeping bag or shoes. The main part is perfect for all your clothes. In order to keep the things at their right place there is a removable separator for ideal gear access and load placement. The upper part is the detachable lid, which can quickly be transformed into a daypack due to the extra straps.
The hip fins are very comfortable and flexible and help you to balance all the weight on your hips instead on your shoulders and keep providing you the freedom of movement.
Another positive aspect of this backpack is that it has many straps that help you to adjust everything. You can adjust the fitting of the backpack on your shoulders and around your hips, the ventilation and stabilization, the load and many more things; simply everything!
One very positive and helpful feature was the little pocket on the waist belt where I was able to store my phone and some other little things. That way it was always close to me and easy accessible.
If you don’t want to carry too many bags with you when you travel but need also a day pack, you can take of the upper pocket and transform it into a daypack. This can be a huge advantage if you don’t want to carry too much stuff around on your travels but need a small bag when being somewhere for a while or doing some sightseeing and need something to carry your camera and/or guidebook.
In case you should travel in rainy season in South East Asia or in a storm somewhere else, the backpack also has a rain cover. It will definitely keep your belongings dry!
I tested most of the features, except the rain cover, during the last weeks and I’m very impressed by the quality of this backpack. I was wearing it for three days, 12 hours a day and had no sore shoulders or anything the days after! The backpack balances the weight perfectly on your hips!
The Deuter AirContact Pro starts at $275. A good price for the quality you get!
Off-The-Path Turns One Year And Gives Away A Free Backpack!
Would you like one of these great Backpacks? The great people at Deuter have been so nice and gave me a second backpack to give away for free. If you think you could use an amazing Deuter 50+15 AirContact Pro Backpack then follow these simple rules:
Step 1: Head over to the Facebook Page of Deuter and give them a Like
Step 2: Head over to my own Facebook Page and like it & if you are on Twitter also follow me there.
Step 3: Tell me in the comments on this page where you would go with your new Deuter AirContact Pro!
We have chosen a random winner. Lauren T. Bates won the new Aircontact Pro from Deuter! Enjoy your travels around California and Canada!