Outside Magazine Honors Deuter Pace 36 with Gear of the Year Award

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LONGMONT, Colorado – Deuter, makers of innovative, high-quality and multi-use packs, has received Outside Magazine’s coveted Gear of the Year award for the Pace 36 — Deuter’s new minimalist, lightweight and compact rucksack geared toward adventure racers, sport climbers and day ski-tourers. The Pace 36 will be featured in Outside Magazine’s 2014 Winter Buyer’s Guide, on sale at newsstands Sept. 30.

The Gear of the Year Award is given to products proven to be the very best in their category after enduring a rigorous testing process by Outside. Winners are featured in the annual Winter Buyer’s Guide, reaching nearly half a million gear enthusiasts.

“A beautiful blend of rugged and functional, the Pace 36 was designed to elevate Deuter’s alpine line to the center stage of the ‘light and fast’ category,” said Bill Hartrampf, President of Deuter USA. “It’s an honor to be recognized with such a prestigious award for doing just that.”

As stated in the issue: “The top-loading Pace struck the perfect balance between light and rugged. Clever nips and tucks — compression straps that also carry
a snowboard, no back framesheet or side access via zippers — cut weight to a paltry two pounds for a bag that, at 36 liters, is just big enough to load up for a weekend at a hut. Tightly woven ripstop nylon stood up to a month of bushwhacking, and despite the pack’s minimalist appearance, the back foam is cushy in all the right places.” As one tester summed it up, “Deuter dialed it all
in beautifully.”

Built to carry skis, snowboards, climbing rack or ropes, the Pace 36 ($129 MSRP) will take you high and far during both summer and winter alpine pursuits. Despite the minimalist backsystem, the lightweight Pace offers comfortable and breathable carrying abilities, and the flexible Delrin frame allows for incredible freedom of movement. Durable ripstop construction, mesh shoulder straps and hip belt, and hydration capabilities round out the dialed engineering of the Pace series.

About Deuter:
Deuter Sport GmbH of Gersthofen, Germany, celebrated its 115th year in 2013 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 packs. Deuter’s current strength in pack innovation is the ventilated Aircomfort back system they have developed and refined over the last 24 years, as well as their complete line of child carriers and lightweight trekking packs. Since establishing a subsidiary in Longmont, Colorado, in 2001, Deuter has made a significant impact in the U.S. market. Deuter USA, Inc. has more than 600 specialty accounts and has been recognized by its retailers as one of the top backpack brands in the industry. For more information, please visit www.deuter.com. Media should contact Caitlin Welter at Pale Morning Media by email caitlin@palemorning.com or by phone (802) 583-6069.