This 25-litre daysack really does offer that classic Deuter comfort, with a fairly short but very cooling back system that only makes contact at the top and bottom via luxurious strips of padding and a nicely padded hip belt. The shoulder straps are well shaped and comfortable and the chest strap adjusts easily. But it lacks the compression straps usually found on Deuter packs, and it’s not really designed for a hydration system – something you’d expect from a rucksack in this price range. The Aircomfort airflow back system is lovely and cool, but does hold the load away from the body. The pockets aren’t the best, either.
Verdict: The Classic is a really comfortable rucksack that is let down by the lack of the kind of features you’d expect in a pack of this price. The build quality is excellent, though, and it looks great.
Capacity: 25 litres
Main compartment: Drawcord/lid
Back system: Aircomfort (concave)
Other features: Padded hip belt, pole holder, contoured soft-edged shoulder straps, mesh side pockets, lid pocket
Colours: Sapphire/ash, bamboo/oyster, cranberry/silver
Contact: 01539 733842; www.deuter.com