Deuter Blog USA

A Trials Legend – 3 Questions with Hans “No Way” Rey

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Deuter Ambassador Hans “No Way” Rey is on a speaking tour of the UK right now. We couldn’t let the Brits to have all the fun, so between reflections on his long career as a world renowned trials cyclist and signing autographs for adoring fans, we caught up with him for a mini-interview. Maybe if we ask reallllly nicely, he’ll come visit us in North America, too. Q: What’s the longest nose wheelie you ever did? Crash or not…  Hans Rey: Well, there was the famous one in Hunter Mountain at the…read more

Transalp – The King of All Alpine Bike Tours

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The dream of crossing the Alps by bike isn’t just reserved for pro bikers thanks to the many possible routes. So should you consider when planning your Trans Alpine (Transalp) route? How do you prepare? And what do the pros say about preparing for a Transalp? The Right Preparation for a Transalp First off all, you need to find the route that’s right for you. You need to evaluate your endurance, your riding technique, as well as your ability to navigate in the mountains. The classic beginner’s Transalp is the…read more

So Long, Utah, See You in Denver – Outdoor Retailer 2017

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In the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains, outdoor industry professionals, media members and retailers gathered for a last time in Salt Lake City to ogle and awe at the latest gear and gadgets for outdoor adventure. That’s right folks, the dust has just settled on Outdoor Retail Summer Market 2017. Of course, Deuter was there in style, showing off the latest from the adventurous minds at Deuter HQ. The first thing everyone noticed was a complete redesign of the color scheme. Tonal is the new paradigm. Looking deeper, they would…read more

9 Must-Have Oddities and Eccentricities in Your Backpack

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You’re packing up your bag for an outing in the wilderness with friends or family. What far-out/weird/unique must-have oddities do you ferret away for the journey?  We asked our Deuter ambassador crew. They delivered.  John Soltys – “A tutu to raise awareness and money for the fight against breast cancer. Also: style points.” Brittany Greer – “A Japanese sacred satchel (mystery contents, as you’re not allowed to ever open it) from the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, Japan. It never leaves my pack. It was a gift from a Japanese friend…read more

9 Cures for a Gnarly Case of Summit Stomach

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You’ve just reached the summit, completed a big ride or skied a massive untracked line. What specific food are you pulling out of your Deuter bag to chow down on?

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

Take a walk with Walker … to a café or to the end of the world

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Coming this spring, Deuter’s new pack, the Walker, combines a premium back system with heritage styling for those who walk … no matter where! The Walker day pack is ready for any kind of walk: to campus, to the pool, to go shopping, to work, to have a picnic or on a trip. It’s available in three versions, the largest of which (Walker 24) features a dedicated laptop compartment. They may be new, but these urban packs breathe the spirit of the adventurer of old. Nestled in the German town of…read more

Deuter made the first mountain bike backpack … by accident!

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Deuter’s foray into mountain bike backpacks happened by accident. Literally. It was the winter of 1979-80, and Andi Heckmair was working as a certified mountain guide in Europe. There was an avalanche, and Heckmair — the son of a noted German climber — was injured in the slide. Badly enough, he would admit in interviews later, to take big mountain skiing and mountaineering off his list of favorite activities. Instead, he said, he focused on cycling. Heckmair’s pain would eventually become Deuter’s gain. Heckmair’s dive into cycling came just about…read more

All About The Climbing: Everything Old Is New Again

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Deuter. Awesome hiking packs. The best kid carriers on the market. Sweet biking and ski packs. But some time ago — 1934 to be exact — Deuter first made its mark in the big mountain climbing world when it supplied the backpacks for the German Himalayan Expedition to Nanga Parbat. In 1953, Deuter was there when Austrian mountaineer Hermann Buhl made the first ascent of the 26,600-foot (8,126 meters) Nanga Parbet.  “Sooner or later, everything old is new again.” – Stephen King, The Colorado Kid At the annual Outdoor Retailer trade show…read more

Squad Goals: Deuter Ambassador Team

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The Deuter Ambassador Team is a collection of rump-kicking outdoor folks from various walks of life assembled to help spread the word about Deuter. Recently, in the Colorado Rockies, the team came together for an action-packed, 3-day summit to dive into what it means to be an ambassador for the world’s leading backpack brand. In one little exercise (after a full day of actual exercise outside in a late spring snowstorm) we considered the official goal of the Deuter Ambassador Team. Here it is, in all its corporate-speak beauty: Assemble…read more