Backpack and outdoor equipment manufacturer Deuter is celebrating its 125th anniversary as Europe’s largest backpack manufacturer.
In celebration, the company launched its 125th Anniversary Collection, with eight popular backpack models made with 100 percent recycled and bluesign-certified fabric, signifying Deuter’s “desire to continue to shape the world of mountain sports with evolving innovations and a pledge to sustainability.”
The Deuter limited-edition collection consists of hike, bike and lifestyle packs, including the Trail 22 SL., Trail 24 L, Race 12 L, Race Air EXP 14+3 L, and Step Out 22 L.
From the first ascent of Nanga Parbat in 1953 with the Tauren backpack to the creation of the first Aircomfort back system with a mesh suspended back panel in 1984, “Deuter has consistently developed unique products that excel in quality, design and functionality for mountain adventure.”
In 1990, Deuter teamed up with Trans-Alp pioneer Andi Heckmair to create the first bike-specific backpacks for his journey across the Alps. Eight years later, in 1998, Deuter worked with the Association of German Mountain and Ski Guides to create the Deuter Guide backpack. During that time, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, an Austrian mountaineer, embarked on a quest to find expedition gear that would fit her body, laying the groundwork for developing Deuter’s SL models—backpacks designed for women and persons with shorter torsos.
“Deuter’s 125 years of business is a testament to our innovative thinking, commitment to quality and dedication to customer service. It is an honor to be part of this team, and I am proud of the hard work of our U.S. team, whose contributions have helped drive our growth over the past decade,” said Jonathan Degenhardt, managing director of Deuter USA.
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