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Deuter Race Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 493 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Race - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

89% of the reviewers give the Deuter Race a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (72%)
Good (17%)
Average (0%)
Poor (6%)
Bad (3%)


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.


Crowdsourced specs across all Deuter Race models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity12 l (732 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.3-2 oz (0.6-0.9 kg)
Length iconLength17-18 in (43-46 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height7-9 in (18-23 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Deuter Race Exp Air

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62% choose the Deuter Race Exp Air

62 %
Colors and combinations:


Deuter Race X

38% choose the Deuter Race X

38 %
Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity12 l (732 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.3 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength17 in (43 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)

Deuter Race exp air vs Race x

The two most popular Deuter Race models are the Race exp air and the Race x, so let's compare them:

The Race exp air

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Deuter Race bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Race exp air which is choosen by 62% (1.6 times as many as the 38% that choose the Race x).

Race exp airRace x
Most popular

Features and Colors

Both models are available in white. Only the Race exp air is available in red. Only the Race x is available in black, blue, green and grey.

Feature Summary

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

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • 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 l1.3 oz0.11 oz/L
EXP12 l2 oz0.17 oz/L
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Deuter Race
Average for 22,435+ different bags


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

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The Deuter Race ranks #316 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

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Last updated on July 03, 2019