OWNER REVIEW - Dueter Futura Zero 30
- DEUTER FUTURA ZERO 30
October 29, 2008
NAME: Daniel Penza
LOCATION: Massapequa Park, New York
HEIGHT: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
WEIGHT: 180 lb (81.60 kg)
I have been backpacking for about 5 years either doing day hikes or long weekend trips. I like to have everything necessary for any situation while backpacking. I also like to include rock climbing into my hiking adventures.
Year of Manufacture: 2008
Manufacturer's Website: <<www.deuter.com>>
Listed Weight: 48 oz (1360g)
Other details: Aircomfort Technology
The second weekend in October of 2008 I went to T-Lake Falls in New York's Adirondack Park, the trail was about 4 miles to a shelter plus another 3 miles of "bush waking" to the largest waterfall in New York State. I spent the night at the shelter after visiting the water falls. The Dueter Futura Zero 30 held my hammock, sleeping bag, stove, food, trekking poles, first aid kid, rainfly, camera, gps, water purifier, water bladder, water bottle and enough clothes for the whole weekend. I didn't have a problem with this bag one bit, it stuck to my back comfortably and able to hold all my gear. The only thing I wish it had was two straps on the bottom to put a tent or sleeping back, leaving more room in the pack itself. The pack's straps are a little too long for me, so instead of cutting them I rolled and taped them to my likings. During the hike I got pretty sweaty but the Aircomfort feature, which tops off the specialness of this pack, helped air flow onto my back. This is a great feature! Another great thing is the belt pocket which I keep my chapstick and hand sanitizer, to pocket is big enough to fit a small digital camera.
The Dueter Futura Zero 30, is a slim 3lb pack designed for day hikes and possibly overnight trips. It is capable of carrying a water bladder, and has two side pockets and a belt pocket. There is also an adjustable mesh pocket on the back perfect for a raincoat. The material on the pack is very durable. The feature that makes this pack from the "Futura" is the Aircomfort system which helps air circulate onto your back keeping it from getting sweaty and gross. Also it is very easy to carry trekking poles and an ice axe with its adjustable gear straps on the back. The side pockets are very cabable of carry almost any thing, they are expandable and made of mesh so you can see small items. There is no attached rain cover, but you can easy find one for this pack.
THINGS I LIKE
-Aircomfort Back Vent
-Perfect for Day or Overnight Hikes
-Straps for Trekking Poles and Ice Axe
-Not to Heavy
-Fits water bladder perfectly
THINGS I DON'T LIKE
-Straps are too Long
-There are no compression straps for Sleeping Bag or Tent
-Can be packed too much for water bladder not to fit.
-No attached rain cover
4 and 1/2 out of 5
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--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "Daniel Penza (RIT
Student)" <dxp1113@...> wrote:
> DEUTER FUTURA ZERO 30
> DANIEL PENZA
> October 29, 2008
> TESTER INFORMATION
> NAME: Daniel Penza
> EMAIL: dxp1113@...
> AGE: 20
> LOCATION: Massapequa Park, New York
> GENDER: M
> HEIGHT: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
> WEIGHT: 180 lb (81.60 kg)