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

4.33 based on 443 reviews
Deuter Race
88% of the Deuter Race reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (76%)
Good (12%)
Average (0%)
Poor (7%)
Bad (3%)

Capacity iconCapacity12 l (732 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.85 oz (0.8 kg)
Length iconLength17 in (43 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Deuter Race

  • Reviewers thought that the Deuter Race backpack has valuable pockets which foster better organization.
  • Other users noted that it delivers ventilation due to its back panel.
  • Testers found that its shoulder straps offer support because it conforms to several body types of users.
  • Many of the reviewers commented on its durability as manifested by its robust nylon fabric.
  • Users found the bag to be versatile and accessible.
  • Other reviewers remarked that it was comfortable to wear.
  • Testers noted that the bag might be visible when used at nighttime due to its 3M reflectors and its reflective loop where a safety light may be placed.
  • Testers also found that it has an integrated rain cover which helps keep the bag dry.
  • Many users who used it noted on the bag's spacious compartments which allow them to store several equipment and belongings including shoes and jacket.
  • A lot of users thought that the pack was easy to carry.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that it does not fit well with him.
  • Another reviewer felt that it has limited color choices.

Popular Models

Deuter Race Exp Air

62% choose the Deuter Race Exp Air

Colors and combinations:


Deuter Race X

38% choose the Deuter Race X

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity12 l (732 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.85 oz (0.8 kg)
Length iconLength17 in (43 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Deuter Race features:
  • Raincover included
  • Side pockets
  • Hip belt
  • Hydration compatible

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Sternum strap
  • Hydration bladder
  • Reflective

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 Race models (the most popular choice is the Race exp air).

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.

x12 l1.85 oz0.15 oz/L


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The Deuter Race ranks #11 compared with the other Deuter bags.

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vs All Bags

The Deuter Race ranks #244 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Bike Radar

Our spring-anthracite’ colour was certainly eye-catching, and the pack's offered in two subtler colours too. If you want a commuting pack to carry a laptop in, this isn’t it. But for carrying a change of clothes, hitting the trails for the day or even a marathon race through unknown conditions, the Race EXP Air is a solid choice that will last for years.

Posted 9 October 2013 by David Rome - Read full review

Bike Radar

Roomy but fiddly fit meant load carrying was a literal pain in the arse.

Posted 20 June 2007 by BikeRadar - Read full review

Bag ID 31942. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last updated on January 11, 2019