Deuter Hydration Packs and Backpacks

Posted on: June 10th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA

Deuter packs are extremely lightweight, high quality, durable, and full of innovative features that you won’t find in other bags.

Though it isn’t a well-known name to many American motorcyclists, the German company Deuter has been making bags and sacks since 1898. Today, Deuter is not only one of the world’s leading outdoor gear companies, but they make a variety of backpacks and hydration packs for bicycle and motorcycle riders.

We enthusiastically present a selection of Deuter packs to the Bay Area riding scene: the Hydro Lite 3.0 hydration pack, and the Race X and Compact Air EXP 10 hydration day packs.

Deuter Back Systems:

Deuter Airstripes System

Bike Air Stripes System

1. 3D AirMesh lined shoulder straps. Anatomically formed, they guarantee comfortable movement range. The chest strap further secures the fit.

2. Breathable Mesh wings on the hip belt stabilize the load.

3. Two contour-shaped layers of knobbly foam with AirMesh lining and minimal back contact provide maximum airflow.

Deuter Aircomfort FlexLite System

Aircomfort FlexLite System

1. Anatomically formed shoulder straps with perforated foam and large-celled 3D AirMesh lining to make them airy.

2. Twin-frame construction gives the Aircomfort Flexlite System its special lightweight properties at the same time as guaranteeing excellent flexibility and ergonomic fit. The secret lies in the combination of complimentary round and flat spring steel frame profiles. It easily follows body movements and transfers the load perfectly to the hip fins. It also gives the back mesh a stable tensioned platform for the patented Deuter 3-sided ventilation system.

3. Load adjustor straps enable exact backpack positioning.

4. Anatomically shaped, sturdy hip fins transfer the load to the hips. Perforated foam and oversized cell 3D AirMesh lining provide additional ventilation.

Deuter Hydro Lite 3.0

Deuter Hydro Lite 3.0

This compact 4-liter hydration pack holds a 3-liter BPA-free bladder. The pack is thermally lined to keep its contents cold or warm.

Back System: Bike Airstripes
Total Volume: 4 liters
Bladder Volume: 3 liters
Size: 18 “ H x 8.7” W x 2.8” D
Weight: 1 lb., 3 oz.

  • Materials: Deuter-Super-Polytex and HexLite 210
    • Deuter Super-Polytex: made from 600-denier polyester thread with a thick polyurethane (PU) coating, this multi-purpose fabric is robust and lightweight. It is most suitable for backpacks, used in average conditions to keep the weight to a minimum.
    • HexLite 210: This lightweight 210-denier Ripstop Polyamide material features thicker reinforcement threads that make it resistant to tears even at such minimal weight and lend it that striking honeycomb structure. PU coating inside.
  • Mesh shoulder straps and Airstripes back system for all-round ventilation
  • With the zip tabs secured by press studs, the bladder tube can exit directly from the main compartment for instant use
  • Reflective safety loop for night light attachment
  • 3M reflectors at the front, sides and back
  • Zipped front pocket
  • Waist and sternum straps


Deuter Race X

Deuter Race X

The Deuter Race X is a small day pack with a 3-liter BPA-free hydration bladder. Like the Hydro Lite, it utilizes Deuter’s Bike Airstripes back system, which features two vertical foam pads that create an air channel between the pack and your back. The Airstripes system makes carrying any load on a bike really comfortable. When combined with Deuter’s ergonomic, contouring design and super lightweight and durable Ripstop and HexLite materials, the Race X is a pack you’ll forget you’re wearing.

Back System: Bike Airstripes
Total Volume: 12 liters (including bladder)
Bladder Volume: 3 liters
Size: 17” H x 9.4” W x 7.1” D
Weight: 1 lb., 5 oz.

  • Materials: Hexlite 100 and Deuter-Ripstop 210
    • Hexlite 100: an extremely lightweight Ripstop polyamide fabric with textured structure. The 100 version of the fabric is used for ultra lightweight backpacks. The reinforcement fibres woven into the fabric increase the tear strength and add stability to this thin fabric. PU coating inside.
    • Deuter-Ripstop 210: An ultra-tight weave, hard wearing 210-denier nylon, it’s recognizable by the very technical, shiny surface incorporating tough Ripstop threads. This lightweight and extremely robust fabric is perfectly suited to the manufacture of lightweight products. Top-quality PU coating.
  • Airstripes back ventilation
  • Anatomically formed mesh shoulder straps with an easy to adjust sternum strap
  • Hip belt with mesh wings
  • Small zipped pocket at the top, front pocket, and mesh side pockets
  • 3M reflectors at the front, sides and back
  • Valuables pocket inside main compartment
  • Reflective safety loop for night light attachment
  • Rain cover included


Deuter Compact Air EXP 10

Deuter Compact Air EXP 10

With 10 liters of storage room, a helmet carrier, and a 3-liter hydration reservoir, the Compact Air EXP 10 is the perfect pack for day rides and errands that require a bit of extra storage. The Aircomfort FlexLite back system suspends the pack off your back, allowing air to flow freely under a tensioned mesh panel that comfortably distributes the weight across your back.

Back System: Aircomfort FlexLite System
Total Volume: 13 liters (including bladder)
Bladder Volume: 3 liters
Size: 17” H x 10” W x 7.1” D
Weight: 2 lbs., 3 oz.

  • Materials: 250D Pocket Rip
    • Pocket Rip 250D: Robust 250-denier nylon fabric. This lightweight fabric is durable and water resistant thanks to the PU coating.
    • Mesh shoulder straps, mesh hip fins with two zipped mesh pockets and Aircomfort FlexLite back system for three-sided ventilation
  • Hydration system compatible with separate bladder compartment secured by autolock zip, Velcro sealed drinking tube opening and tube line
  • Internal organizer and tool mesh pockets
  • Reflective safety loop for night light attachment
  • 3M reflectors on hip wings
  • Zipped front pocket
  • Side compression straps also suited for fixing protective pads
  • Stowable helmet flap
  • Detachable rain cover included

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