In case you missed it, there is something new on the hiking backpacks market, Osprey has launched a new version of its best known series. So what this is about?
As you probably know, Gregory Baltoro backpack series has been around for many years, and it has been updated many times in the past. The latest version is very different from the previous, but is it really improved?
It is best to discuss the Deuter Aircontact Ultra backpacks series by comparing it with some other Aircontact series, so here are a few thoughts along this line.
At Deuter site they describe their Aircontact Core series as “comfort at its core”. My guess is there is more about it regarding the word core in the name.
A lid on a backpack adds some extra features and functionality that you do not have in a zippered top access or in a roll-top access design.
Deuter is one of the top brands that make backpacks, and they design gender specific packs so you can always choose the best fit for you.
If you follow Deuter brand, then you know that they have never had Deuter Futura Vario Pro backpacks. But backpacks under such a name are available on Amazon.
An overnight hike implies that you sleep outdoors, so you will carry the usual three bulkiest items. In this sense, there is no much difference between an overnight and a multi-day hike.
Obviously, a hiking backpack is a pack that is deigned for hiking, but the definition of hiking is far from simple because it may imply a variety of different activities that require different hiking packs.
Deuter Aircontact X backpacks are built for heavy loads. This implies a strong frame, durable fabric, and a massive padding on its suspension system elements. But they also come with some bonuses.