2012 Travel + Snowsports Packs
words/images Judith Ecochard
Deuter is a German company that has captured the hearts and backs of a significant amount of haulers here in the USA...with its unique features---that guarantee a great ergonomic fit.
|Quantum 55 + 10 SL-women's specific-narrower shoulder placement and conical shade waist helps with a feminine fit-- (there's a guy version too-) with a detachable daypack, grab handle, lid pocket for quick access -up top, height adjustable lid|
|Compression straps reduce the bulk, and easy access in the front that zips open, clamshell style, concealable back system and shoulder strap for carry alternatives$279|
The Travel line...is impressive-with backpack characteristics that'll will do just fine on the trail...fused with features a tourist in a town might need...including a very handy detachable daypack...in the Quantum model-with zipped front pocket.
|Expandable main compartment, separate bottom compartment-wth removable separator|
Quantum 70 + 10-for men-similar to the pack pictured up top-, but bigger, with lid attachment rings up top for gear, joining and side compression straps, stretch external pocket, transport jacket cover with handy name tag. For comfort-contour and padded shoulder straps, and a breathable foam back---in a load bearing aluminum frame. $259
|practical slim profile, adjustable torso,|
|lots of bike pack options....|
|close fitted padded back, air mesh lined shoulder straps-flexible and lightweight|
We thought these Provoke 14 and Provoke 16 ski packs very thoughtfully constructed ($99)...with a goggle pocket, room for shovel and probe, lightweight, flexible and compact enough as to be chairlift friendly too. (DELIVERS mid-Septemeber 2012)