This Deuter Futura 22 review is about a great pack suitable for both day hikes and city tours. It has almost all features that you may find in the bigger packs of the award-winning Futura series, like the Aircomfort FlexLite system ventilation, tension mesh on the back, rain cover, etc.
There exists also an SL version made specifically for female anatomy.
Where to buy
- The best place regarding the price and shipping conditions is usually Amazon.com.
You will be surprised when you realize the amount of features of Futura 22 backpack. It comes with anatomically formed shoulder straps with perforated foam and large-celled 3D AirMesh lining to make them airy.
The frame is the same as the one you will find in bigger versions, like Futura 32. It includes a twin-frame construction known as the Aircomfort Flexlite System which implies a combination of round x-shaped steel rods and flat spring steel stays.
It is still lightweight and it provides an excellent flexibility and ergonomic fit, as it follows body movements and transfers the load perfectly to the hip fins.
This frame provides tension to the back mesh, which is a part of the patented Deuter 3-sided ventilation system. This mesh construction is introduced for the first time in the world by Deuter more than 30 years ago.
The shoulder straps are with load adjusting straps and perforated foam and oversized cell 3D AirMesh lining is both on shoulder straps and on hip belts.
This all is aimed at providing additional ventilation and comfort. The hip belt is with anatomically shaped and sturdy hip fins.
This tiny pack comes also with a bottom compartment for a sleeping bag. There is a zippered divider between the bottom part and the main compartment, which naturally allows you an extra entrance to the main compartment. It has an integrated rain cover.
Deuter Futura 22: technical specifications & summary of features
- Weight: 1140 g.
- Volume: 22 L.
- Size (H x W x D): 50 x 31 x 20 cm.
- Material: polyester 60%, nylon 40%.
•Deuter-Super-Polytex: 600 denier polyester thread and with a thick PU coating; robust and lightweight; most suitable for backpacks.
•Macro Lite 210: nylon material in hard wearing 420 denier and 210 denier density, with PU coating. This top quality special high-density denier fabric offers high abrasion resistance.
- Integrated detachable rain cover.
- Deuter Aircomfort FlexLite System.
- Soft and breathable Air Mesh lining on hip pads and shoulder straps.
- Load adjustment straps on shoulder straps.
- Bottom compartment.
- Side compression straps.
- Front pocket with mesh compartments.
- Stretch side pockets.
- Wet laundry compartment.
- Hiking pole loops.
- Reflective loop for safety light.
- Reflective attachment for drinking tube.
- Hydration compatible.
Here is a comparison table I made for you, with Deuter Futura 22 pack and a few other models, to get some feeling about similarities and difference.
My high rate for Futura 22 is motivated by the quality, the number of features, and the best suspension system, regardless of the relatively high price.
Note that you can have a model specifically designed for women, Deuter Futura 22 SL. All basic features are essentially the same. Here are some differences with respect to size and weight:
|Feature||Women’s SL model||Men’s model|
|Size (H x W x D cm)||40 x 30 x 19||50 x 31 x 20|
SL model for women comes in the following colors: blueberry-magenta, graphite-turquoise.
I hope this Deuter Futura 22 review is useful to you. I have one pack from this Futura series, which I have been using in the past 12 years. It is incredibly durable and reliable, it looks intact after so many years. In view of this my feeling about this pack is summarized in these two pictures:
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