Going Big: the Deuter Traveller 80+10 Backpack Review

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 in luggage are  allowed. In any case, watch the video review below for an in-depth look into this backpack (email subscribers can watch the video here) and you can check it out on amazon here

 

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I would like to thank DeuterUSA  for sending me the Deuter 80+10 backpack  after contacting them about this review.

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