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Deuter Futura Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.55 based on 142 reviews


Crowdsourced specs across all Deuter Futura models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity26-50 l (1587-3051 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.8-5 oz (0.8-2.3 kg)
Length iconLength18-31 in (46-79 cm)
Width9-14 in (23-36 cm)
Height8-14 in (20-36 cm)

Reviews Summary

90% of the Deuter Futura reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (76%)
Good (14%)
Average (9%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)

Here's what the reviewers think about the Deuter Futura:

Reviewers like these things about the Deuter Futura

  • Many users thought that the Deuter Futura backpack provides comfort and ventilation to the user through its back panel.
  • Many of the reviewers laud the reduction of heat buildup brought about by its air comfort system.
  • Thought to be versatile and ergonomic by reviewers, the backpack efficiently distributes the weight of the load.
  • Those who used the backpack liked that it was comfortable to use.
  • Other users commend the pack for being easily adjustable to suit the length of their back.
  • Some reviewers noted that the backpack beats other bags due to its rain cover inclusion.
  • Many reviewers were able to access the main compartment easily.
  • A lot of users were relieved of strain because of the air-meshed shoulder straps.
  • Many of the testers commend the presence of sufficient pockets on the backpack.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Users may have to order the additional side packs to make the most out of the backpack.
  • To other users, traveling with a heavy load may pose certain drawback to this backpack.

Popular Models

Deuter Futura 32

57% choose the Deuter Futura 32

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity32 l (1953 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.4 oz (1.5 kg)
Length iconLength27 in (69 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)

Deuter Futura 28

43% choose the Deuter Futura 28

Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight2.6 oz (1.2 kg)
Length iconLength21 in (53 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Deuter Futura features:
  • Raincover included
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hip belt
  • Compression straps
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Sternum strap
  • Hydration bladder
  • Sleeping bag compartment

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Reflective
  • Detachable lid
  • Seam taped
  • Ventilated back panel
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Side pockets
  • Lumbar pack lid
  • Load-lifter straps

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Deuter Futura models (the most popular choice is the Futura 32).

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

2626 l2.8 oz0.11 oz/L
3030 l2.4 oz0.08 oz/L
3232 l3.4 oz0.11 oz/L
3434 l2.5 oz0.07 oz/L
3636 l2.5 oz0.07 oz/L
4242 l3.8 oz0.09 oz/L
SL42.5 l2.2 oz0.05 oz/L
4444 l1.8 oz0.04 oz/L
5050 l4.6 oz0.09 oz/L

Deuter Futura
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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The Deuter Futura ranks #1 compared with the other Deuter bags.

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vs All Bags

The Deuter Futura ranks #45 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

The Run Commuter

It is a great and roomy backpack with thick strap padding for carrying comfortably. The only disavantage is the lack of waist pouch.

Posted 3 March 2015 by Josh - Read full review

Backcountry Skiing Canada

Overall the pack is well designed, durable and innovative in its material, technology and versatility.

Posted 14 August 2014 by Sara - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

The pack looks and is very durable. I can be cleaned easily. It is a great comfort to carry with a good suspension system.

Posted 25 April 2009 by Mike Williams - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

I love my Futura 32 and its big brother, the Futura Vario 50+10 enough that my ALICE pack is now just a souvenir from my days in the Army that I can loan out to people who need a pack for a trip.

Posted 1 August 2007 by Chuck Kime - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

With plenty of attachment points the pack is attractive to look at. It carries comfortably even when exceeding the maximum load.

Posted by Chuck Kime - Read full review

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Last updated on January 20, 2019