Deuter Blog USA

#MyDeuterAdventure – Enter to Win a Trip to Germany!

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Are you looking for your next great adventure? Share your favorite mountain moment with us on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #MyDeuterAdventure and win a week-long, epic-chasing adventure of Germany’s highest highlights. The prize includes flights to and from Germany, a one-week all-inclusive stay with Bavarian lodging, entrance fees, mountain guides, and the exclusive experience of ‘My Deuter Adventure’ with a Deuter Futura Pro hiking pack and accessories. Brought to you in partnership with MooseJaw and Backpacker.  Enter HERE and read on to see what spectacular adventures are in…read more

Guest Blogger: What the Right Pack Means in the Leadville 100

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By: Ron Smith In the fall of 2008, I was selected in the lottery to participate in the Leadville 50 and 100 MTB race. In the previous two years, I had primarily trained and competed in the citizen’s Le Etape, one day stage race as part of the Tour de France, the LOJOTA (Logan, UT to Jackson, WY) race and the five-day Tour of Colorado. In planning for the Leadville 100 I knew I would need a much better hydration system and pack that could carry a lot of fluid,…read more

Guest Blogger: Where do Alaskan Fly Fishing Guides go in Winter?

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I have the best job on the planet. My home base really is my home, and it’s surrounded by some of the most beautiful wilderness on Earth. If that sounds like an exaggeration, consider this: I own and operate a fly fishing lodge in Alaska, and I love to fish. Family and friends help me welcome and guide fellow anglers from all over the world. One of the questions we hear most often always makes us smile: “So, where do you fish when you aren’t working?” The truth is that…read more

Guest Blogger: Top 4 Mountains in New England for Leaf Peeping

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Autumns out west are great – the glow of aspen trees alight in pure gold – but there is nothing quite like leaf peeping the bright reds and purples of maple trees in New England. While most states in the Northeast have a few mountains above 4,000 ft that are favorites among peak baggers, some the best hikes for leaf peeping are below the tree line. Often less crowded but no less a workout, these are four of my favorite hikes. The trails are dog friendly, the views are stunning…read more

Guest Blogger: The Most Unusual Backpack Fitting Ever

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Editor’s note: No joke. This is a wild story. It involves a bad backpack, a dog/baby sick in the Alaskan outback, a strange man having a diabetic emergency on top of a volcano in Hawaii, a broken ankle and a double heli-evac. At the end our protagonist knows what kind of pack she wants. (Yes, of course, it’s a Deuter.) Think you’ve got a good story for the blog? Check out the Write For Us page, put some miles behind you and some pen to paper.  I spent last summer in Alaska as a traveling nurse….read more

Guest Blogger: Lost and found in the Moab weirdliness

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Moab, Utah is often given the enviable moniker of “mountain bike capital of the country” (if not the world.) The terrain is punishing. As is the weather. Nothing about this place is easy. And, that’s why we love it – “we” being, specifically, the dirt bag climbers, river rats and mountain bikers that are lucky enough to call this place home. Oh, yeah, and there are all those other folks that visit here, too, who love it – like about a million-and-a-half last year. For us guides, they sort of pay the…read more

A presidential campaign everyone can support: The Presidential Traverse

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Any avid hiker in the northeast knows about the Presidential Traverse.  A string of nine (or 10 if you include Jackson) summits threaded through the White Mountains of New Hampshire with water falls, glowing moss, and stunning summits, it’s no wonder this venture is on most hikers’ bucket lists. It was on mine and it only took me three attempts. Like so many others, my first two trips were canceled due to hurricane-like, 110 mph winds on Mount Washington. Little known fact: Mount Washington held the highest recorded wind gust…read more

Scouting Report: Lightening The Load With Deuter

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Not long ago, I had the chance to try a loaded Deuter pack out on the trail. What a difference! It had rained for four days straight. The practice trails were closed and would remain closed until the rain and mud dried up. The five 15 year-old Boy Scouts and their three elderly leaders would not be dissuaded. We loaded our packs diligently with 30 pounds each, and the boys planned their 10-mile Saturday morning hike. They would stick to the paved paths wearing their rain gear and pack covers….read more

My Old Blue Backpack

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My backpack is in its final days. The buckles are mostly replacements at this point. Some of the zippers only open half way. A few gashes in the side have been sewn closed. The straps have to be opened all the way just to fit onto my body. The blue coloring is stained a motley of browns, yellows and blacks. The bottom of the pack is worn see-through in most places, and held together with duct tape in the worst spots. It’s been my backpack for 10 years now. When…read more

Red River Trad Climb, Under The Stars

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This night was going to be a night of firsts for me — I was about to do my first night climb, follow on my first trad route, and do my first multi-pitch climb all at once. It is 10 p.m. in the Red River Gorge, and I find myself driving down a small winding road in the pitch dark with new climbers I just had the pleasure of meeting a few days prior. My stomach is in knots, and I feel butterflies all over my body. We are getting…read more