UPDATE: This backpack has been replaced by the Deuter Voyager 65+10
The Deuter Traveller 80+10 is an extended travel (not trekking) large volume backpack for the world traveler with plenty of compartments to help organize gear and a daypack for short trips.
Why Did I Choose the Deuter 80+10?
Since I first began backpacking around the world in 2001 I’ve been using my Eagle Creek Grand Voyager backpack, a large 90L backpack with a daypack that has been with me in 5 continents and more than 50 countries. I’m actually surprised that the backpack has been with me for so long, but the time to get a new one has come. I could still use it a bit longer, but while most of the zippers are working and so is the backpack in general the inner lining is falling apart, getting my clothes and gear dirty.
As I was familiar with Eagle Creek and their products my first idea was to buy their updated model of the Grand Voyager. I learned however that the current model is the second one that has been released since I bought mine, and surprisingly it has less features and few improvements than their previous one. Looking around for another alternative I discovered the Deuter 80+10, and while it is a little bit on the heavy side it did appear to be a better end product for the same price.
The Deuter Traveller 80+10
Starting this week my new travel companion will be the Deuter Traveler 80+10, a large backpack with a daypack that of course has all the features a good backpack should have and I always look for, including:
- Lockable zippers
- Has a daypack
- It is front load
- Has compartments to organize my stuff
- Adjustable back straps
This model in particular has a few features the other did not have, including and expandable main area and a shoulder strap; while the first is one that I will certainly use I don’t expect to use the shoulder strap too often. And just yesterday I found out that the daypack is large enough to fit my Nikon D90 DSLR and other photography gear, allowing me to leave behind the other camera backpack I have been traveling with and making my trip much more comfortable.
Unfortunately not all is beautiful with the Deuter 80+10, as it is a bit heavy, weighing 7 lbs 10 oz or 3.5 kg. This extra weight could be a problem as it limits what you can carry when flying in places such as South East Asia where only 20 km of checked luggage are allowed.
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