Deuter Wins Backpacker Magazine's Best Wet Weather Daypack

The Dryshield 30, Deuter’s innovative waterproof pack, has been awarded Backpacker magazine’s “Best Wet Weather” daypack in their 2007 Gear Guide.


Featured in March issue, Deuter's Dryshield 30 Offers Waterproof Protection with Welded Seams and Ventilated Back System

LONGMONT, Colo. (March 20, 2007) –The Dryshield 30, Deuter's innovative waterproof pack, has been awarded Backpacker magazine's “Best Wet Weather” daypack in their 2007 Gear Guide. The pack is featured in the March issue now on newsstands. Deuter's Dryshield 30 with its distinctive waterproofing offers outdoor enthusiasts a sleek, functional and completely waterproof pack. The Dryshield 30 was one of several products chosen in the magazine's annual gear guide.

According to John Herron, marketing manager for Deuter USA, “Deuter has a legacy of designing and producing innovative packs for over 100 years. The Dryshield 30 represents the latest technology driven design offering outdoor enthusiasts a comfortable, ventilated and protective way to carry his/her adventure essentials. We are honored that Backpacker has chosen the Dryshield 30 pack as one of the best products of 2007.”

The Dry Shield 30 pack uses a 500 denier pack cloth that is rated to 10,000 mm on the standard water column / hydrostatic waterproof test. This pack features high frequency welded and taped seams to ensure waterproof protection. The Dry Shield 30, 1850 cubic inch capacity, utilizes Deuter's Alpine back ventilation system and features compression straps; ice axe loops, trekking poles loops, interior valuables pocket, and mesh exterior pockets. The pack weighs in at just 2 lbs 8 ounces.
The pack is available at retail stores nationwide and retails for $179 USD. For more information about Deuter and the Dryshield 30 visit: Look for the Dry Shield 20, with all the same outstanding features in a 1200 cubic inch version with patented Deuter Aircomfort Back System retailing for $139.

Additionally, Deuter was recognized in the weekend packs category for their Aircontact Zero 60+10/ 55+10 SL packs. The ACT Zero packs include Deuter's patented Aircontact Back System, lighter pack fabrics, and a clean svelte look. The ACT Zero 55+10 SL, retail $145, is a women's specific pack designed to fit a smaller torso person from 14.5-20 inches with the adjustable Vari-Quick Harness system. The pack is designed to carry loads from 3350-3900 cubic inches. The ACT Zero 60+10, $149, offers 3600-4250 cubic inch capacity and also uses the Vari Quick Harness System - adjusting from 16" - 22" torso. Both of the ACT Zero packs weigh in at just over 3 pounds.

Each year, the editors of Backpacker magazine consult testers, consumers, and outdoor enthusiasts to select the best products of the year. The winners are awarded in a wide variety of categories ranging from: hiking boots, sleeping bags, tents, backpacks, and more.

Deuter Sport GmbH of Augsburg, Germany, has over 100 years of history in the backpack business and is one of the leading international pack brands. Deuter's major focus is on the development and sales of innovative, high quality, and price competitive packs. Deuter's current strength in pack innovation is the ventilated and protective back systems they have developed and refined over the last 20 years. Deuter Sport GmbH, including its US subsidiary, is owned by Schwan-STABILO of Heroldsberg, Germany. Schwan-STABILO is a family-owned company with significant international business in writing instruments, private label cosmetics and outdoor business. For more information on Deuter, please visit