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All about Backpacks
Hiking, Trekking, Backpacking, Mountaineering
What is the difference?

Hiking - Hiking is a short or long walk on a mapped trail or path.

Trekking & Backpackinga journey by foot which can cover a number of days, usually on uncharted paths, in environments which could be physically challenging.

Mountaineering - Trekking in areas that require technical equipment such as rope, a harness, crampons and ice axes.

What to Take
1) Navigation aids
2) Insulation
Shirt & Pants
Gloves and Hat
3) First Aid Kit
4) Nutrition
5) Hydration
Water Bottle
Purification Tablets
6) Illumination
Extra Batteries
7) Fire
Matches or Lighter
8) Shelter
Tent, Tarp, Bivy,  Reflective Blanket
9) Sunscreen and Sunglasses
10) Repair Kits and Tools
Knife or Multi-tool
Items for Tent, Mattress and Stove Repairs
Duct Tape

Additional items: Backpack, Sleeping Bag, Stove, Fuel, Cook set, Bear Canister, Nylon cord.
How do Load       your Pack 

When packing your backpack, place the lightest items, such as fleece, sleeping pad, and rain/wind gear at the bottom, away from your back. Place your bulky sleeping bag at the bottom of your pack, in a waterproof bag. 


Medium-weight items, such as utensils, clothing, lighter foods, and your tent body and fly can either go near the top away from your back, or near the bottom close to your back.


Heavy items, such as water, camp stove and fuel, tent poles and stakes, and food should be near the top of your pack and close to your back. In the outside pockets, place miscellaneous items that you might need to access quickly: map, compass, knife, flashlight, fire starters/ matches, etc. 


Make sure you pack a trash bag or two for garbage at your campsites, keeping things dry and for wet clothing. Use waterproof stuff sacks to keep items organized and dry.

Deuter Packs

 Deuter has a handful of different back systems designed for all sorts of disciplines, we thought we'd make the process of choosing a pack a bit easier by identifying these systems for you.


Deuter Aircomfort
The Aircomfort system varies a bit from pack to pack, but they all share one important feature: sweat reduction. It reduces perspiration up to 25%, thus greatly improving your performance and comfort. With 3-way ventilation, one at either side and one at the bottom, you'll feel good hauling your pack load all day long (comfortable up to roughly 40 lbs.), even in hotter temps and damp climates.

We carry the Futura Pro in sizes 34SL, 36, 40SL, 42, 44EL.


Deuter Aircontact
Aircontact systems spread the weight of your load evenly to keep your pack's center of gravity close to your body's center of gravity. These systems reduce perspiration up to 15% by leaving an air chamber along the back padding, allowing warm air to escape and be replaced by cool, refreshing air. The Aircontact system is used in Deuter's larger backpacks, and is meant for loads heavier than 40 lbs.

 We carry the ACT Trail PRO 28SL, 30, 38SL, 40; ACT Zero 45+15SL, 50+15; ACT Lite 65+10, 60+10SL, 75+10; Aircontact 60+10SL, 75+10; Aircontact PRO 75+15; Kid Comfort packs.


Deuter Alpine 

Deuter Alpine back systems are comfortable under heavy loads, durable and abrasion-resistant against rocks, and they provide all the functional details you'd expect from 115 years of German engineering. All Alpine system packs have an air channel between the two foam back pads and straps on the hip belts and shoulder straps that can be tailored on-trail to fit your current contour (looser for more comfort or tighter for heavier loads on varied terrain). They also come with some or all of the following features: removable aluminum stays, a removable foam mat that doubles as back support and a seat pad, and a removable hip belt (reduces weight and allows you to wear a harness with your pack). We carry the Guide 45+, Cruise 28SL, 30; Freerider PRO 30; Freerider 26.


Deuter Airstripes
The Airstripes system is featured in Deuter hydration packs, bike packs and race packs. The padded back foam is made of mesh and has a contoured surface, reducing contact with your back and increasing ventilation. We carry the Trans Alpine 30, Cross City, Giga, Gogo, & Nomi.



Deuter's SL packs (Slim Line or Short Length) are designed specifically for ladies or smaller, slender guys. The shoulder straps are set closer together and are more narrow with softer edges. The back/torso length is shorter and the hip belt has a conical shape (like a cone) for a more anatomical fit. EL stands for Extended Length, and Deuter EL packs are perfect for guys taller than 6 feet or with extra long torsos.


Here is a comparison chart showing all of our Deuter packs, their weight, best uses, and features.


Deuter Comparison Chart


We hope you find the information in our newsletters helpful. If there is a particular subject that you would like to see covered - please let us know. Send an email to with your suggestions. Thanks!

Nugget Alaskan Outfitter | 907-789-0956 | |
9107 Mendenhall Mall Rd Ste 301
Juneau, AK 99801

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