The Deuter Futura 24 SL
Women's Backpack, with it's women's specific fit, is the ladies' choice for a top-loading daypack that's ready for lengthy day hikes, mountain excursions and light scrambles
24-liter volume with a 18-pound carrying capacity
The second smallest pack in the Deuter Futura series, with an updated color for 2011
SL, or 'slim line' back system has narrower, more close-set and shorter shoulder straps with soft edges and smaller buckles to prevent chafing and eliminate pressure points
A shorter back length keeps this pack from overwhelming shorter torsos - SL packs are also great for slim men or younger guys
Waist belt on SL pack has a conical shape to create a perfect fit when fastened
Suspended mesh back panel provides active ventilation so hot air escapes freely from three sides
Durable spring steel frame provides a flexible and light structure while tensioning the mesh
Ventilating lumbar pads make the pack super comfortable to carry
Compact, ergonomically shaped hip belts have closely set anchor points, which give a snug fit and direct the load to the hips
Bi-laminate foam, anatomical shoulder straps with MeshTex keep you cool; stabilizer straps allow you to adjust the fit on the move
Side compression straps so you can cinch the pack in when you're carrying lighter loads
Bottom compartment with internal zip divider for easy access and sleeping bag storage
Integrated raincover included in secret pocket in the bottom of the pack
Pockets to keep you organized include: side mesh pockets, side bellows pockets, top lid pocket, front stash pocket and under-lid valuables pocket
New Alpine Emergency guide SOS label printed on interior to refresh your memory on aircraft signals and emergency contacts if you're in a bind
Gear loops on the front for trekking poles or ice axe
Top lid attachment D-rings
Hydration compatible (reservoir sold separately)
Raincover included in secret pocket in the bottom of the pack
Double-layered base for hard-wear and durabilty
The Deuter Futura 24 SL backpack is extremely functional for day hikes and weekend trips - plus this top-loading lightweight daypack comes at a great price!
Color: Coffee/Stone, Orange/Lava
Capacity: 1450 cubic in, or 24 L
Weight: 3 lbs 2 oz, plus a 3 oz rain cover
Dimensions (in): 23 H x 13 W x 8 D
Torso Length: 14.5-18 in, or 43-53 cm
System: Aircomfort Futura
Material: Ripstop 210, an ultra-tight, hard-wearing nylon with criss-crossed ripstop threads, and Super-Polytex 600 denier
Deuter Limited Lifetime Warranty
Deuter item # 34228 99100
Deuter Futura 24 SL Women's Backpack
just what I needed
Date Posted: 2012-09-22
Posted By: Susan
Keene, NH United States
This pack replaced by Vaude women's 18 L which I loved dearly but was too small for overnight hut adventures or when I needed a rain jacket, warm wool sweater, etc. My husband has had a Futura for a number of years and it has been such a good pack that I too searched for a Deuter but knew I needed a woman's frame.
The pack has only walked me to work thus far, and as with anything new, I had to get used to its slightly different shape. But the additional space is just right, the woman's design has every detail attended to to conform to my back. I was a little ambivalent about the color from the website, but when it arrived, I was delighted - not too bright, but a lovely shade of dusky orange. The vaiours specific pockets are excellent, the water bottle holder has been improved from my husband's pack in which it is too short and the bottle falls out -no problem with mine.
There is just nothing like a Deuter pack and nothing like the attention to a woman's body shape. Can't wait for next summer to REALLY put it to use! Everyone else is now copying the mesh back panel and rightly so - no pack ought to be without it.
And - the sale price was great -much cheaper than anywhere else.