Whether you're heading off on a European trekking excursion or simply looking for a backpacking/luggage hybrid, the Deuter Quantum 70+10 convertible travel pack is ready to accompany you on your next trip.
With ample storage capacity, adjustable fit and a broad range of travel friendly features, the Deuter Quantum 70+10 is ready made for adventurous travelers. Let’s take a closer look at what makes this such a versatile piece for travel.
The Quantum borrows form Deuter’s long heritage as a builder of quality back packs, so unlike traditional luggage, you have got a full fledged trail worthy back pack suspension system on the Quantum, fully padded and contoured shoulder straps, fully padded and contoured hip belt as well. And there is adjustability built into both. Also want to point out Deuter’s very quick harness system so that it actually lets you change the height of the harness and because of that, this will comfortably fit torso sizes ranging from as short as 15 inches well up above 20 inches. So a lot of versatility built into the fit aspects of the Quantum.
I am going to turn the pack back around so we can look at its multiple organizational features. This is where I think this really, really begins to shine as a travel piece, convertible travel piece. What jumps out right away is this large front pocket here on the front of the pack. I am actually going to go ahead and use the buckles that attach that pocket to the front of the pack and take it off. This actually can be used as a stand alone day pack. You have got padded shoulder straps, a number of storage features here on the pack itself. There is also some integrated expandability to that pocket or that pack, so when you need a little bit more space you can get it, when you don’t need it or when you are looking to check luggage and want to get this down to the its smallest size, you can minimize that.
Move that out of the way so we can look at the main body of the pack. You have got fairly traditional, for a back pack, top access. So you have got a lid. There is some zippered storage on the lid itself. There is a storm collar here at the top of the back bag so you can cinch that down and protect those contents, but blow it open to get into the pack itself. But more like a traditional luggage piece, you also have front panel access here on the pack. So, again, get right into your clothes, shoes, anything and everything you may have for your trip right there though that front panel.
Coming back to a more traditional back pack design, you do have a lower sleeping bag compartment. You have got that zippered access. You can get right in there to that panel. You can also remove the panel that separates these two compartments from each other to convert the entire pack into one large compartment or you can keep it at separation which is handy for organization.
Some other features to call out here on the pack. You do have stretch pockets on either side of the pack, a water bottle in here. Various places in which you could clip gear externally or lash gear externally. There are side compression straps here on the pack which help to cinch down the load. The buckles here, again, is where that pocket clipped into place. But there is adjustability that also lets you extend the compression straps the whole way over the face of the main pack body to cinch that down. So if you are carrying this and not that pocket, again, you are making sure that everything is staying securely in place.
There is a zippered hip belt pocket that keeps essentials close at hand. And at the very bottom of the pack, in an integrated pocket, you have got a transport cover that doubles as a rain cover for the back pack. So if you are wearing the back pack, you have got protection from the elements. If you are checking the bag, be that for Euro rail or for flights or what have you, you can fully enclose the back pack and that protects it. It is an important feature not everyone thinks about for travel. That suspension system is very vulnerable to damage on luggage carousels or depending on how it is being handled and the last thing you want to have happen arriving at your destination to find that your fully functional suspension system has been damaged or torn from the pack. So something advisable to include if you are buying a travel pack, Deuter throws it right in with the Quantum 70+10, increasing its value and its versatility.
The Deuter Quantum 70+10. You have got over 4200 cubic inches of storage capacity. It will comfortably carry over 50 pounds of clothes and gear and it has all of this integrated, travel friendly features that make it such a great option for traveling all around the world.