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Coming Back to Backpacking with the ACT LITE

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Deuter user Jonathon Runcan will be adding a Pace 30 to his gear closet as the winning guest contributor for March. Jonathon describes himself as a blessed man with a fantastic family of two dogs, one cat, and one son, all kept in check by his beautiful, fantastic wife. He credits his time as a youngster in the Boy Scouts for giving him a sense of adventure that has never faded. Interested in having your stories featured? Submit your content HERE. My wife and I decided to get back into…read more

The Joy of Rollers

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Every dirtbag climber goes through stages when it comes to gear, but the general consensus is the older you get, the more you want your gear to work for you. Thus, began my process toward the joy of appreciating the roller. I always looked at rolling luggage in the airport as a luxury. While headed back home to the Midwest or out on a big climbing trip I’d always cram everything I could into a backpack and cram it into the overhead compartment, or at a very last resort, check…read more

Best backpack for slot canyons

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Chambers Canyon, Robbers Roost, UT: Surrounding the Moab desert are hundreds of canyons carved out over time by all of the intense elements that form the area (erosion from massive thunderstorms).  Some of these canyons are wide (Colorado river) and some are narrow… very narrow, like Chambers Canyon. Last fall I entered Chambers Canyon in the Robbers Roost area near Hanksville, UT.  Chambers Canyon is the most intense slot canyon I have ever been in to date.  There were spots where my chest actually got stuck, but I made it through.  The narrowest…read more

Tips and Tricks: packing a backcountry ski pack

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Over the past 13 years of backcountry skiing I’ve developed a bit of a routine with my packing for days of ski touring. While the contents of my pack vary slightly based on the weather, snowpack, or the day’s objectives, the primary contents remain relatively the same day after day. Generally speaking, everything that I bring with me for a day in the mountains is stuff that I deem absolutely necessary, there is very little fluff or extra weight. One thing I always try to do is put heavier items…read more

Deuter supported holiday road trip

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We were lucky enough to spend part of the holidays at a wedding in San Clemente before heading to Red Rocks for an annual Bishop climbing pilgrimage. We continue to use and abuse all our Deuter packs in a variety of situations, and they continue to deliver. For San Clemente, it was all about the beach, and walking around the cute downtown. For Ali, our four-year old daughter, this meant using our Kanga Kid as our primary around-town day pack. The zippers had no trouble with the sand, the pack…read more

A favorite climbing pack: Deuter Guide 45+

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I’ve got a wide range of Deuter backpacks and travel bags, from the Speedlite 10 to the Xeno 70, but the pack I use the most in my quiver is the Guide 45+. This pack is a favorite for many reasons, it fits well, and carries a heavy load just fine, but the main reason is that it’s versatile enough to use for almost all of my climbing excursions. For my personal use this varies from Indian Creek cragging to all day hiking/climbing endeavors in the Cascades. I like having…read more

Discovering the Freedom of Biking

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With the beginning of a new year, I have been contemplating the past year and the adventures I have had with my family as I have watched our children grow and change. One of the notable achievements for my son was learning to ride a bike. He started the year on a balance bike and soon moved to a 12” pedal bike, which he rode with no training wheels through the spring, summer and fall. Both his skills and his stature grew and as a result he ended the year…read more

What’s in my pack: Deuter Ambassador Jeremy Benson on Backcountry Skiing

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Over the past 13 years of backcountry skiing I’ve developed a bit of a routine with my packing for days of ski touring. While the contents of my pack vary slightly based on the weather, snowpack, or the day’s objectives, the primary contents remain relatively the same day after day. Generally speaking, everything that I bring with me for a day in the mountains is stuff that I deem absolutely necessary, there is very little fluff or extra weight. Depending on the length of the tour, I choose the appropriate…read more

Guest Blogger: Backpacking Bishop Pass with friends & Deuter packs

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An avid Deuter enthusiast, Adam Broderick manages the web content at Tahoe Mountain Sports. When he is not in the office, he tries his best to be in the field doing something awesome. Recently, Adam shared one of his adventures with us through the Write for Us section of the Deuter blog. Interested in having your stories featured, submit your content HERE. Last August I met four childhood friends from San Diego in Bishop, California. In case you’re unaware, Bishop is like the Gateway to Heaven for outdoor enthusiasts. A geological hotspot lying on the…read more

The life of a Deuter Kikki

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Day 1: Today I arrived at my new home. A little 2-year-old boy (Ky) was so excited to meet me and we became best friends immediately, our first adventure together was to the store with his mommy and daddy. Ky wore me everywhere! He even took a nap with me. Oh, how he makes me feel so loved.   We rode his bike, fought bad guys, and explored new worlds. Day 12: My first day at daycare was today. Ky proudly wore me to the car and then into daycare. I was proudly…read more