Deuter Futura 32 daypack is an award winning pack which gives you a generous amount of volume for any type of day outdoor activity, more than an average day pack.
The suspension and harness system of this pack are without a match. It will serve you for many years. My own Futura looks intact after full 12 years of wear and tear. My feeling is that it will last forever.
Where to buy
- The best place regarding the price and shipping conditions is usually Amazon.com.
The suspension of Futura 32 is Aircomfort Flexlite System, with special lightweight properties at the same time as guaranteeing excellent flexibility and ergonomic fit.
This is a combination of complimentary round and flat spring steel frame profiles, in practical terms a metal x-shape frame accompanied with two side stays, which provide a tension to the mesh.
This mesh system has been launched by Deuter more than 30 years ago, as the world’s first mesh back system.
The construction is such that the pack does not touch your back anywhere except at the lumbar area. There is a lot of space between the pack and your back, and a lot of ventilation in every direction.
This is the patented Deuter 3-sided ventilation system, which you can see in the picture here on the right. I myself have been using one Futura pack and know well how great this design is.
The harness itself is attached to the mesh. Shoulder straps are anatomic and nicely padded, with perforated foam and large-celled 3D AirMesh lining, and they have load lifters as well. Chest compression strap is height adjustable, it can slide up and down.
The hip belt is also anatomically shaped with sturdy hip fins which transfer the load to the hips. Here too a perforated foam is used, and oversized cell 3D AirMesh lining provide additional ventilation.
The top lid is with a zippered top pocket and an additional pocket beneath it with the access from below the lid.
On the lower part of the pack you have attachment loops for ice axe and trekking poles, with the corresponding quick-release attachment points higher up on the pack.
Inside the main compartment, you have a hydration sleeve, with the exit point for the water tube, and with the holder on the shoulder strap.
There is a bottom compartment as well, with a zippered divider which allows you access to the main compartment as well, and it can be completely open of course making a single huge compartment.
Completely on the bottom, you have a zippered pocket with an integrated rain cover. Side stretch pockets are with compression straps. Two additional zippered big side pockets are higher up, and again with compression straps over them.
The pack is 50% nylon and 50% polyester, a great durable combination. It comes in three different colors, you can see them here in the picture.
The Futura 32 has been awarded “Best Buy” in the backpack test of the German magazine “Outdoor” (issue 04/14), you can read the award text here.
Here is a video from Deuter about the Futura series backpacks, please have a look:
Technical specifications & summary of features
- Weight: 1580 g.
- Volume: 32 +3 liters.
- Size (H x W x D): 68 x 32 x 21 cm.
- Material: Deuter-Super-Polytex 600 denier, robust and lightweight polyester thread with a thick PU coating.
Macro Lite 210 Nylon material in hard wearing 420 D and 210 D. This is a special high-density denier polyamide which offers high abrasion resistance.
- Anatomically shaped soft AirMesh shoulder straps with load adjustment straps.
- Anatomically shaped hip belt.
- Detachable rain cover.
- One hip belt pocket.
- Pull-forward closure for the hip belt.
- 2 side bellow pockets.
- 2 lid pockets.
- 2 stretch side pockets.
- Wet laundry compartment.
- Ice tool and hiking pole attachment loops.
- Top lid attachment loops.
- Reflective attachment for drinking tube.
- Bottom compartment.
- Side compression straps.
- Hydration compatible.
In this comparison table you may see Deuter Futura 32 pack together with a few other models side by side:
|Features||Deuter Futura 32 daypack
I give the highest rate to Futura 32 pack, in spite of the price and weight. Regarding the weight, you realize that it is bigger than other models in the table.
I might be a bit biased as I own one, and I know how reliable it is. However, you should also know the following: the tensioned mesh on the back in this pack provides the best possible ventilation.
But bear in mind that all models in the table are top-quality packs, in my view the best that you have on the market. Each of them has some great features, like for example particularly great stow-on-go attachment loops in the Osprey model.
I would warmly recommend you to see this video, again from Deuter, which is about how to properly adjust your backpack. This is enormously important if you want to use all great features of your pack. Please take a look:
So to conclude this review about Deuter Futura 32 daypack, just to add that there are many reasons why this pack has been awarded. This is a great value for the price. I use one of 38 liters, it was a kind of investment when I purchased it 12 years ago, but that was the best-spent money in my life.
Therefore my general view about this pack I express in the following way:
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