The Deuter company was founded by Hans Detuer in 1898 making it one of the oldest backpack manufacturers in the world. Since the '30s Deuter has collborated with alpine sports professionals to test its backpacks under extreme conditions, setting its sights on constant improvement.
Delivering "adult" performance in a size appropriate for young backpackers, the Deuter Fox 30 Youth internal frame pack is built for backcountry adventure. A capacity of 1850 cubic inches equips the Fox 30 Youth pack for long day hikes or overnight trips.
The Fox 30 Youth pack utilizes Deuter's Alpine Back System. Comprised of two vertical padded foam strips and an X-frame of lightweight aluminum stays, the Alpine Back System offers stability and comfort while providing a "chimney" at the spinal column for ventilation. Anatomically contoured shoulder straps enhance flexibility, comfort and precision fit. Further enhancing fit and allowing for the growth of young backpackers, Deuter's Vari-Quick harness system adjusts easily to accommodate torsos ranging from 10"-17" in length. Ventilated pads in the back, shoulder straps and hipbelt help to keep you cool and comfortable on your adventures. Load-lifter straps and a sternum strap work in tandem with the shoulder and lumbar padding to effectively distribute weight throughout the pack, further ensuring stability and comfort.
A top loading main compartment, a bottom entry compartment and side bellows pockets allow for organization and separation of wet and dry gear. A zippered lid pocket and elastic side pockets provide additional places to store and organize gear.
Other special features of the Fox 30 Youth include an ice axe loop, trekking pole loops, and a sternum strap buckle that doubles as a safety whistle. A lined sleeve in the main compartment, built-in tube exit points, and a drinking tube clip on the shoulder strap combine to make the Fox 30 Youth hydration system compatible.
- Alpine back system
- VARIQUICK adjustable shoulder harness
- Bottom compartment access
- Zippered side bellows pocket
- Ice axe and trekking pole attachments
- Lower side pockets
- Sternum strap with emergency whistle
- Hydration compatible
- Gear loops on hipbelt
Access Top Loading w/ Bottom Compartment Access Recommended Use Extended Day Hiking or Overnight Backpacking Warranty Lifetime Volume 1850 cu in Type Internal Frame Backpack Torso Adjustment Yes Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Position Maximum Weight 30 lbs Material Ballistic 420D/Ripstop 210D Item Weight 2 lb 7 oz Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso 10"-17" Dimensions 22" x 11" x 8"
- Good option for my 9 year old son.
Likes: Well made with lots of adjustability. Should last my son for quite a few years.
Dislikes: My son is very slim so the hip belt needs to be tightened almost all of the way. Not a problem but I'm glad his waist isn't any smaller.
Likes: I was looking for a beginner youth pack for my daughter. This not only fit my budget but also fit he needs for her. I liked that it was highly adjustable so it will be with her as she grows for a few more years. On her first hike with it she said it was like wearing nothing on her back which I thought was a nice review of the pack.
Dislikes: A couple of thing keep this from being a 5 Star. The pockets shown all lead to a single internal pocket. I really thought a few of those zippers might have their own side pockets for carrying the frequently asked for items. The waist belt is the other item I think needs some mention. I love that it has forward pulling straps to snug it up on her waist but the padding is pretty scarce. It really seems more like a wide web belt that a proper waist belt. There's a little padding but not much.