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Deuter Futura Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.61
based on 178 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Futura - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


91% of the reviewers give the Deuter Futura a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (79%)
Good (12%)
Average (7%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


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.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Deuter Futura models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity26-50 l (1587-3051 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.35-5 oz (1.1-2.3 kg)
Length iconLength18-28 in (46-71 cm)
Width9-13 in (23-33 cm)
Height8-14 in (20-36 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Backpacking
Travel
Sport
Cycling
School



Popular Models


Deuter Futura 32

33% choose the Deuter Futura 32

33 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Red


Specs
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

25% choose the Deuter Futura 28

25 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Grey


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


Deuter Futura Pro 42

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17% choose the Deuter Futura Pro 42

17 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue




Deuter Futura Pro 36

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13% choose the Deuter Futura Pro 36

13 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Green




Deuter Futura 22

12% choose the Deuter Futura 22

12 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.5 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)




Deuter Futura 28 vs Futura 32


The two most popular Deuter Futura models are the Futura 28 and the Futura 32, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 58% of the people interested in the Deuter Futura bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Futura 32 which is choosen by 33% (1.3 times as many as the 25% that choose the Futura 28).

Futura 28Futura 32
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Futura 28 is 0.8 kg (28.2 oz) lower than the weight of the Futura 32.

Futura 28Futura 32
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Futura 28 is 6 in (15 cm) longer than the Futura 32 (21 vs. 27 in). Both bags are the same width (13 in), while the height is the same (both 9 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black and blue. Only the Futura 28 is available in grey. Only the Futura 32 is available in red.




Feature Summary


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

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Reflective
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Detachable lid
  • Seam taped
  • Ventilated back panel
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Waterproof
  • Side pockets
  • Ultralight
  • 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.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
2626 l2.8 oz0.11 oz/L
3030 l2.4 oz0.08 oz/L
3232 l3.4 oz0.11 oz/L
3434 l3.35 oz0.1 oz/L
3636 l2.7 oz0.08 oz/L
4242 l3.8 oz0.09 oz/L
SL42.5 l2.35 oz0.06 oz/L
4444 l2.6 oz0.06 oz/L
vario 50+1050 l4.45 oz0.09 oz/L


Deuter Futura
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Deuter Bags

The Deuter Futura ranks #2 compared with the other Deuter bags.

Top 5% Deuter bag

1Deuter Walker
4.80
Deuter Walker
2Deuter Futura
4.61
Deuter Futura
3Deuter Pace
4.51
Deuter Pace
4Deuter ACT
4.50
Deuter ACT
5Deuter Aircontact
4.48
Deuter Aircontact

vs All Bags

The Deuter Futura ranks #49 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 5% bag

47Gregory Baltoro
4.61
Gregory Baltoro
48Deuter Futura
4.61
Deuter Futura
49Osprey Ariel
4.61
Osprey Ariel
50Vanquest Envoy
4.61
Vanquest Envoy
51The North Face Banchee
4.60
The North Face Banchee



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Deuter Futura vs 7 other, similar bags.

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Deuter Futura vs Deuter ACT


Deuter Futura
Deuter Futura

4.61
BEST
Based on 178 reviews
Capacity: 26-50 l
Weight: 2.35-5 oz
Price: $$$


Deuter ACT
Deuter ACT

4.50

Based on 592 reviews

Capacity: 28-65 l
Weight: 2.2-4.3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Futura is rated a little bit better than the ACT.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 770 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Futura is 30% smaller than the biggest ACT (50 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Futura is 16% heavier than the biggest ACT (5 oz vs 4.3 oz).

FeatureFuturaACT
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Raincover included
Reflective
Roll top
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Futura is available in these colors:
Grey
Green
Brown
Red




Deuter Futura vs Deuter Aircontact


Deuter Futura
Deuter Futura

4.61
BEST
Based on 178 reviews
Capacity: 26-50 l
Weight: 2.35-5 oz
Price: $$$


Deuter Aircontact
Deuter Aircontact

4.48

Based on 82 reviews

Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 2.5-6.8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Futura is rated a little bit better than the Aircontact.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 260 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Futura is 30% smaller than the biggest Aircontact (50 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Futura is 36% lighter than the biggest Aircontact (5 oz vs 6.8 oz).

FeatureFuturaAircontact
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Raincover included
Reflective
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey
Brown

Only the Futura is available in these colors:
Green
Red




Deuter Futura vs Deuter Airlite


Deuter Futura
Deuter Futura

4.61
BEST
Based on 178 reviews
Capacity: 26-50 l
Weight: 2.35-5 oz
Price: $$$


Deuter Airlite
Deuter Airlite

3.71

Based on 99 reviews

Capacity: 16-28 l
Weight: 2.1-2.5 oz
Price: $$

  • The Futura is rated much better than the Airlite.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 277 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Futura is 79% bigger than the biggest Airlite (50 L vs 28 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Futura is 100% heavier than the biggest Airlite (5 oz vs 2.5 oz).

FeatureFuturaAirlite
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Raincover included
Reflective
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Futura is available in these colors:
Grey
Green
Brown
Red




Deuter Futura vs Deuter Guide


Deuter Futura
Deuter Futura

4.61
BEST
Based on 178 reviews
Capacity: 26-50 l
Weight: 2.35-5 oz
Price: $$$


Deuter Guide
Deuter Guide

3.55

Based on 25 reviews

Capacity: 45 l
Weight: 1.35-3.9 oz
Price: $$

  • The Futura is rated quite a lot better than the Guide.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 203 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Futura is 11% bigger than the biggest Guide (50 L vs 45 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Futura is 28% heavier than the biggest Guide (5 oz vs 3.9 oz).

FeatureFuturaGuide
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Raincover included
Reflective
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey
Red

Only the Futura is available in these colors:
Green
Brown




Deuter Futura vs Deuter Trans Alpine


Deuter Futura
Deuter Futura

4.61
BEST
Based on 178 reviews
Capacity: 26-50 l
Weight: 2.35-5 oz
Price: $$$


Deuter Trans Alpine
Deuter Trans Alpine

3.97

Based on 21 reviews

Capacity: 30 l
Weight: 1.9-2.8 oz
Price: $$

  • The Futura is rated somewhat better than the Trans Alpine.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 199 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Futura is 67% bigger than the biggest Trans Alpine (50 L vs 30 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Futura is 79% heavier than the biggest Trans Alpine (5 oz vs 2.8 oz).

FeatureFuturaTrans Alpine
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Media pocket
Raincover included
Reflective
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey
Green
Red

Only the Futura is available in these colors:
Brown




Deuter Futura vs Osprey Kestrel


Deuter Futura
Deuter Futura

4.61
BEST
Based on 178 reviews
Capacity: 26-50 l
Weight: 2.35-5 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Kestrel
Osprey Kestrel

4.47

Based on 1,175 reviews

Capacity: 26-46 l
Weight: 2.4-3.8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Futura is rated a little bit better than the Kestrel.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,353 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Futura is 9% bigger than the biggest Kestrel (50 L vs 46 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Futura is 32% heavier than the biggest Kestrel (5 oz vs 3.8 oz).

FeatureFuturaKestrel
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Raincover included
Reflective
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey
Green
Red

Only the Futura is available in these colors:
Brown




Deuter Futura vs Osprey Stratos


Deuter Futura
Deuter Futura

4.61
BEST
Based on 178 reviews
Capacity: 26-50 l
Weight: 2.35-5 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Stratos
Osprey Stratos

4.37

Based on 1,512 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.6-3.55 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Futura is rated a little bit better than the Stratos.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,690 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Futura is 41% heavier than the biggest Stratos (5 oz vs 3.55 oz).

FeatureFuturaStratos
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Raincover included
Reflective
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey
Green
Red

Only the Futura is available in these colors:
Brown

Only the Stratos is available in these colors:
Orange







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 May 12, 2019