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deuter Introduces Summer 2023 Alpine and Hike Collection, Debuts First Series of Waterproof Backpacks

rygr July 7, 2022

The Vertrail and Durascent lead collection of technical waterproof backpacks; Guide and Trail lead collection of climate-neutral alpine backpacks

LONGMONT, Colo. (July 7, 2022) — deuter, the global leader in backpacks and outdoor equipment, adds to its alpine and hike backpack assortment for Summer 2023, delivering innovative, reliable and sustainably produced outdoor goods. The new collection consists of the all-new Vertrail and Durascent for the high alpine, the redesigned Guide for climbing and the refreshed Trail for hiking.

“One of our favorite sayings at deuter is ‘Our packs are built to summit mountains, not landfills,’” says Jonathan Degenhardt, managing director at deuter USA. “We want to build backpacks that will last a lifetime and if it needs to be repaired, we will fix it free of charge. Every season when we launch a new collection of backpacks, I can see this sentiment embedded in the durability of each collection. This season, we’re thrilled to bring an innovative category of waterproof backpacks with unique construction methods to the market that are bound to impress new and returning deuter customers.”

The new Vertrail 16 ($210) waterproof backpack from deuter is built for mountaineers who accept any speedy mountain challenge and want to ensure safe and dry gear in all conditions. At 16 liters, the Vertrail is made using durable materials with taped and welded seams and TPU-coated zippers to protect the pack from wet weather. This lightweight pack has a roll-top closure, ergonomically shaped vest shoulder straps with a safety whistle and pole holster, and gear loops strategically placed for multi-purpose attachment of gear and helmets. Each pack comes with two soft flask pockets on the shoulder straps for quick hydration on the go and has a hydration system pocket in the main body. At 1lb. 1oz., Vertrail is a great option to go fast and light on a full day of mountain adventures.

The Durascent 30 / 28 SL ($265) is deuter’s other new waterproof backpack design, built for mountaineers who want to keep gear dry when precipitation is high. Available in 30-liter and 28-liter SL (slim line) models, the Durascent is equipped with plenty of space, including a roll-top capacity extension for ample layers, a zippered front pocket and gear loops. The waterproof pack has taped and welded seams, TPU-coated zippers, and a roll-top lid design, keeping the rain out in all scenarios. The alpine back system provides an optimal weight-to-comfort ratio, making it possible to wear while exploring all day. At 1lb. 8 oz., the Durascent is built for wet conditions in the high-alpine and it is guaranteed to keep your belongings dry.

The popular Guide Series is refreshed for Summer 2023 with new materials and features as well as a sleek design that make this pack even more dependable for technical terrain. The new climate-neutral collection is comprised of the Guide 24 / 22 SL ($150) and the Guide 30 / 28 SL ($170), which both feature the alpine backs system to keep the pack fit snug to the back when ascending in any terrain. The new lid design allows quick access to the main compartment and the flexible, removable Delrin® U-shaped frame distributes weight evenly. At 1lb. 14oz., the Guide is a lightweight and easy-to-use pack that offers a comfortable back and cushioned shoulder straps for optimal comfort in the high alpine. 

Lastly, the Trail Series receives a refresh for Summer 2023 with updated back ventilation and a more secure fit for technical hiking. The Trail 18 / 16 SL ($120) and the Trail 24 / 22 SL ($130) feature deuter’s Airstripes back system with less contact surface, allowing a ventilated, body-close weight distribution and compact fit. The flexible Delrin® U-shaped frame distributes weight evenly allowing maximum stability in technical hiking terrain. The updated design now certifies the Trail Series as climate-neutral with bluesign®-certified body fabric as well as over 50% recycled materials and—like all deuter products since Summer 2020—it is PFC-free. The redesigned Trail is perfectly designed for mountain enthusiasts who like a ventilated and snugly fit backpack for outdoor exploration. 

The new deuter collection will be available in April 2023 at and at select retail partners. For more information, please contact Account Manager Maria Brickman:

About deuter:  From backpacking to mountain biking, alpinism, and travel, to child-carrying and family adventures, deuter crafts highly functional, comfortable, and environmentally friendly packs for everyone and everywhere. With over 120+ years of experience, deuter has played a vital role in shaping the culture of mountain adventure since its 1898 founding in Germany. deuter inspires every new generation of philosophers, women, pranksters, and rock n’ rollers to get outside and experience mountain adventures the way they want to.

Contact: Maria Brickman

970-236-1668 ext. 2104