Deuter ACT Zero Receives Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year Award

Deuter is honored to announce the ACT Zero 50+15 backpack as the 2011 Gear of the Year from Outside Magazine.

Longmont, CO (April 15, 2011) – Deuter, worldwide leader in backpacks and outdoor gear, is honored to announce the ACT Zero 50+15 backpack as the 2011 Gear of the Year from Outside Magazine. Outside Magazine’s Spring / Summer Buyers Guide, on newsstands now, features the Gear of the Year awards.

"It was that rare pack that we ended up using on just about every mission," says Buyer's Guide editor Sam Moulton. "The suspension system easily handled big loads, but it was still light and breathable enough for faster, shorter outings. It’s an incredibly versatile pack at a great price.”

“Deuter is incredibly honored to receive Gear of the Year for the ACT Zero,” says Christian Mason, Deuter USA’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Being recognized for our unique and innovative design of this pack really is a measure of our company, philosophy and how we are progressing into the North American market.”

The ACT Zero is built on the ACT (Aircontact) Lite back system, reducing perspiration by 15% and providing comfort the moment you put it on your back. The sister to the ACT Zero 50+15 is our ACT Zero 45+15 SL. This series is a compliment to the popular and top-selling ACT Lite line.Ranging from the ACT Lite 40+10 at MSRP $169 to the ACT Lite 65+10 at MSRP $189.

The Outside Spring/Summer Buyer's Guide not only highlights the very best in adventure gear, from sports equipment, tools, and gadgets to footwear, outerwear, and sunglasses, but also calls out the best values in each class. This year’s issue contains over two dozen Killer Values—as well as 125 products under $100—in everything from mountain-bike shoes to waterproof cameras. Organized according to sport and activity, the Spring/Summer Buyer's Guide is the ultimate resource for product reviews, technology, news, and tips.

About Deuter

Deuter Sport GmbH of Gersthofen, Germany, celebrated its 110th year in 2008 and is one of the leading international technical pack brands. Deuter’s major focus is on the development and sales of innovative, high quality and multi-use technical packs and sleeping bags. Deuter’s current strength in pack innovation is the ventilated back system they have developed and refined over the last 24 years as well as their complete line of child carriers. Since establishing a subsidiary in Longmont, Colorado, in 2001, Deuter has made a significant impact in the U.S. market. Deuter USA has over 600 dealers and has been recognized by its retailers as one of the top technical backpack brands in the industry. For more information, please visit