Great Backpack, Great Fit/Breathability
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I was provided this product from Backcountry, but this review Is my personal opinion.
The Deuter Futura 24L is a great overall backpack due to its comfortability during longer day hikes and breath-ability with the ventilated back panel. I have taken this backpack to Rickets Glenn State Park in central PA and to the Adirondacks in NY. At Rickets Glenn, it was rainy and 30 degrees. Even with the rain cover off, the contents inside my backpack stayed relatively dry. I was able to fit a hat, gloves, two Nalgenes, food, extra base layer, and rain jacket in the 24L pack. The straps tighten to create a comfortable fit even with this much gear inside. In the Adirondacks there was a foot of snow at the top of the mountain. I paired this with my Arcteryx Beta LT and I never was too warm and had to strip off layers. The breathability of this backpack is really impressive.
My dad was using a standard North Face backpack, I swapped him for a little while and he was amazed by the Deuter Future 24L at how much cooler he stayed. With the North Face he was constantly taking off layers, while I was able to keep the Arcteryx on throughout my whole assent and descent of Mount Algonquin.
This is a one size fits all backpack and could comfortably be worn by any male. The durability of this backpack after two very rough hikes was impressive. It still looks fresh out of the packaging. The color and quality of the backpack is true to the description on Backcountry.
The only reason I gave a 4/5 stars was the waist straps were a bit uncomfortable. If i didn't strap them together they dug into the side of my hips.
Other than that, this is a great backpack and I would highly recommend!