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Choosing the right Deuter Kid Comfort carrier

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When you purchase a Deuter Kid Comfort carrier, you’re not only investing in high-quality equipment, you’re laying the foundation for a lifetime of adventure and exploration. Deuter’s Kid Comfort 1, 2, and 3 carriers offer quality and comfort at every price range. Each pack works for a multitude of activities and promises an impeccable fit. That’s because we build our kid carriers on the same chassis that we use for our all our packs. Selecting the best carrier for your family is a personal choice. Check out the following matrix to compare…read more

Finding family in a tour de France

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It’s 7 p.m. and I’m pacing my dad’s apartment in Rouvenac, France. The sun is setting on the surrounding vineyards and the tiny old Frenchmen that sits outside his home, rain or shine, waving at the infrequent traffic on the one-lane road has finally gone in for supper. My mother and boyfriend are en route from Marseilles airport, a drive I may have told them was a mere two hours from Rouvenac. I discovered later that it was closer to five hours. Add that to a 17-hour flight – not to mention…read more

The Magic of the Faroe Islands: A Lesson in Faith

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“You’re going where on holiday?,” asked friends and family before a weekend adventure to the Faroe Islands.  “What’s even there? Why wouldn’t you go someplace more popular, like Spain?” Upon stepping off the plane, it’s clear this is not your average “tourist” destination. The Faroe Islands are one of the only countries in the world without a McDonalds. All 18 islands sit roughly equidistant from Iceland and Norway, and can be traversed with relative ease – whether by boat, by tunnel or by helicopter.

Video: Deuter on the Lost Coast with Benny Haddad

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Join Deuter Ambassador and professional filmmaker Benny Haddad as he travels Northern California’s Lost Coast by backpack.

Happiness Is Free

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I’ve seen a lot of sunrises in my lifetime so far, and each one was a beauty. This one in particular was different. Perhaps it was because it was a solstice day, or because I hadn’t climbed High E in quite a while, or that we are now leaving the summer season and winter is a couple short months around the corner. My partner and I rallied and awoke at 3:30 a.m. to climb the first pitch of High Exposure in the Gunks by headlamp. We arrived at the GT ledge just…read more

Deuter Kids Packs on the Road Less Traveled

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Now on the cusp of eight years old, Kieran has traveled in and with Deuter kids packs since he could toddle up trails. Kids Packs and Llamas Quick flash back. It’s 2012. We spend two weeks with 4-year-old Kieran, our dog and two llamas in the Wind Rivers, hoisting Kieran in the Deuter Kid Comfort 2 while saddling him with his very own Deuter Junior. We decide to make it an annual thing. Fast forward to 2013. We ditch the Kid Comfort 2 and make 5-year-old Kieran hike the whole way…read more

Ditch Day — Keeping it Light on the Mountain Bike

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Don’t get me wrong – I love mountain bike racing. The encouraging atmosphere and high demands force you to push your limits and work your absolute hardest. At the end of it all, it’s extremely rewarding. But after a long and challenging weekend at the Aspen/Snowmass Big Mountain Enduro race earlier this summer, I was craving a no-pressure weekend of fun riding. So when BME stop #2 came to Colorado’s Keystone Resort a couple of weeks later, I readily allowed myself a “ditch day” and hit the road west, back…read more

Deuter Goes Old School Cool With a Fun New Backpack

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Held each summer in Salt Lake City, Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is North America’s largest summer lifestyle and sports industry trade show, bringing retailers and media together with more than 1,000 brands in the active outdoor lifestyle business. Needless to say, there was more than one backpack brand there … but none of them had as much fun as we did.   Deuter, of course, attends OR. We’ve been quiet, reserved neighbors to other booths over the past few summers, each year showing off new packs in our quiet and reserved (or…read more

Four Days Down the Paria Canyon

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There is nothing better than heading out into new backcountry. Actually there is something better: when the location exceeds all your expectations. That was the case on the four-day hike down Paria Canyon. This canyon blew me away. Had I known what this place was like, I would’ve explored there a long time ago. The trail starts in Utah and ends 38 miles later at Lee’s Ferry in Arizona. It follows the Paria River from the trailhead through the geologic history — 85 million years worth — of the Colorado Plateau….read more

Parenting in the Outdoors — A Shift in Perspective

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From the beginning I knew that the challenges of being a father were going to be difficult. A driving goal of mine is to continue my outdoor passions and not let having a child slow down our family adventures. This is a lofty goal and in attempting it I have failed and succeeded in ways I had not expected. While I held on for a while, the ability to maintain long climbing sessions at any hour of the day became challenging. It was difficult to begin seeing changes in my…read more