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Gear Up: Deuter ACT Trail 32 Backpack

Hiking and camping requires much equipment, and sometimes requires that we carry such equipment long distances to enjoy the outdoors in our favorite ways. This is where backpacks come in. There are several companies that make great backpacks in a variety of styles and sizes, all of which are designed for varying trip lengths and activities. For those outdoors enthusiasts in the market for a quality backpack in the 2,000-cubic inch range, I invite you to Gear Up with Deuter’s ACT Trail 32; an amazing backpack from a renowned company.

The Trail 32 is a backpack made for rugged trails and a long day of hiking. It is comprised of durable ripstop nylon, which is abrasion-resistant, but also incredibly lightweight, which is a great asset during arduous treks. Furthermore, the pack utilizes Deuter’s Aircontact system, which combines breathable, air-mesh padding with a U-frame rod to create a ventilation system that keeps your back cool during warm hikes. Other great design features include an anatomic hip belt that stabilizes the pack during movement and a large main compartment with ample room for the necessary gear you’ll need for a day on the trail.

When you narrow your focus from the Trail 32’s overall design down to its various components, its appeal grows exponentially. The pack is outfitted to hold a hydration reservoir within an internal sleeve, and also has external ports through which to feed the drink tube. Hip belt pockets, mesh bottle pockets, easy-to-use compression straps, tool loops, and an integrated, tuck-away rain cover round out the pack’s other impressive features.

Deuter is a company known for creating incredibly well-designed backpacks, and the ACT Trail 32 is no exception to such a reputation of consistent products. With such great features compressed into a 2,000-cubic inch package, for only $130, the pack is a great addition to your camping and hiking arsenal. While it may not be a good idea to pick one up if you’re planning a week-long trip to the forest, the Trail 32 is the perfect pack for day, and even weekend, hikes, especially if you know how to pack light. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014