Deuter Futura 24 SL

The Deuter Futura 24 SL women's rucksack is a superbly comfortable back system and hip belt. We really like the Deuter Futura 24 SL's ‘pull forward’ waist belt and the extra padding on the lumbar support and shoulder straps. A stable and cooling back system remains comfortable even with a heavy load. Plenty of scope for organising stuff with eight different pockets, including one at the bottom for wet clothes.

Capacity: 24 litres
Main compartment: Lid/drawcord
Back system: Aircomfort (concave)
Other features: Zipped front pocket, side pockets, wet clothes compartment, hip belt, pole attachment
Colours: Mandarin mango, arctic tan
Contact: 0191 296 0212,
Verdict An unbeatable daypack with a comfortable, stable, cool back system and plenty of padding on the shoulder straps and hip belt. Lots of useful storage space, too.

Reviewed by Country Walking 2008.