Our DBO team loves to play outside year round, so we know that nothing can bring your enjoyment of a warm weather hike to a halt faster than a sweat-inducing pack sticking to your back. That’s why we love the new trend in pack technology of developing supportive packs with ample mesh venting. You’ve probably seen quite a few brands adopt this very comfortable breezy style, but we think it’s still done best by the brand that pioneered it – Deuter. This staff favorite brand is also known for its budget friendly price point, great warranty, and feature rich design. Here’s a few of our favorites from this solid outdoor brand.

ACT Lite 45+10 SL (Women’s) & ACT Lite 50+10 (Men’s)

We love the versatility of the ACT Lite Series packs. At 45 and 50 liters, they’re the perfect size for lightweight backpacking lovers. But for winter backpacking (or those trips where you just need a little extra space) the adjustable lid gives you the ability to easily extend your pack an additional 10 liters. We also love the Aircontact Back System which uses mesh along with breathable hollow chamber foam to provide back contouring support, while keeping you dry.

Check them out here: Women’s Men’s


Futura Pro 34 SL (Women’s) & Futura Pro 36 (Men’s)

The perfect size for a more gear-intensive day hike, a lightweight overnight the Futura series has quickly become a staff favorite. We’re crazy about the breathability of the Aircomfort Flexlite Pro Back System – a full mesh back tensioned by a super lightweight and flexible steel frame. It’s ergonomic Vari Flex design allows the hipbelt to move with you – saving energy.

Check them out here: Women’s Men’s


Airlite 14 SL (Women’s) & Airlite 16 (Men’s)

All of Deuter’s breathable back system technology in a compact package. We love this pack for day hikes and active travel.

Check them out here: Women’s Men’s

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