Deuter makes gender-specific packs, and here is our selection of the best Deuter backpacks for women. They come in a variety of sizes and have excellent features.

In case you did not know, Deuter is a German brand, and they started their business in 1898. However, they started making backpacks in 1910. Consequently, they are a well-known and highly regarded outdoor brand.

Additionally, the brand developed its famous patented trampoline-style tension mesh back panel; known as the AirComfort design. They were the only brand with this design for several decades. Subsequently, this design is now used by most of the top outdoor brands.

Typically, you will see their packs with the letters SL in their official name. This means ‘slim line,’ indicating backpacks best suited for women.

Why buy a Deuter pack?

You have already seen Deuter has been in this business longer than any other outdoor brand. So there is no doubt they have learned how to make great backpacks. A key point of their products is that Deuter’s packs are incredibly durable and reliable. You can be sure it will not fail.

Our selection of Deuter women’s backpacks

So here is our list, the packs are ordered by a volume from smallest to largest:

Note that some of the packs are representatives of the whole series. So if the volume of the pack in the list is unsuitable, there’s a good chance you’ll find the same one in a different size. On the other hand, some of these packs have been on the market for many years, and there may be two or even more versions of them, so it is easy to get confused.

1. Deuter Women’s Futura 25 SL Hiking Backpack

This is a pack from Deuter’s best-known Futura series. This pack has been around for decades and comes in various sizes and styles. This pack is a panel loading type with a long zipper that opens it wide. Additionally, it features the Aircomfort back mesh for optimal ventilation.

The volume is 25 liters, making it suitable for short and light day tours. Given its small size, you can, by all means, use it for daily life, commuting, and travel. However, the torso length is not adjustable except for what the shoulder straps allow; this is normal for packs of this size.

Best Seller


  • Ventilation.
  • Padding.
  • Overall quality.
  • Pockets.


  • A bit heavy.
  • No rain cover.

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The shoulder straps are nicely padded, complimenting the adjustable sternum and load lifter straps. There is also a generously padded hip belt with two zippered pockets. Furthermore, it also has dual side mesh pockets and dual upper and lower compression straps. There is a large organizer pocket with several smaller inner pockets on the front and a large stretch front pocket on top.

It even has a loop for trekking poles paired with a bungee tie-off on the top. Lastly, it is worth mentioning that the pack weighs 2.9 lbs (1.3 kg). Note that it is built from 50% recycled materials.

2. Deuter Futura PRO 34 SL Pack for Women

In contrast to Reuters standard packs, The Futura PRO series has distinct differences. Although, the PRO packs may have fewer features, they have features that make them more technical.

As part of this series, the Futura Pro SL is available in several sizes, including 32 and 36 liters. Furthermore, it boasts the ergonomic Aircomfort Sensic Pro mesh back system for optimal back ventilation. Additionally, it also has Deuter’s VariFlex ECL hip fins, so the pack moves with your body.

Best Seller


  • Ventilated back panel.
  • Rain cover.
  • Great organization.
  • Durable materials.


  • Not adjustable torso length.

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The shape is classic, with a top lid for easy access. But the pack also has a separate zippered bottom compartment. This pack has many features, including pull-forward hip fins, load adjustment straps, adjustable sternum straps, multiple pockets, and attachment options for poles and an ice axe.

It is equipped with attachment loops for the helmet holder, and a rain cover is included. The fabric is made of 50% recycled materials, and the pack is PFC-free. The weight is 3.4 lb (1.56 kg), and the dimensions are (H x W x D) 24 x 12.6 x 9.4 inches (61 x 32 x 24 cm). The torso length range is 15 – 18.9 inches (38 – 48 cm).

3. Deuter Aircontact Lite 45 + 10 SL Pack

Deuter has several concepts regarding the back panel design; this pack has what they call Aircontact. This means that the pack is in contact with the body because of the two massive padding sections on the sides. Despite this, the central chimney provides excellent ventilation. You can see this in the picture above.

Best Seller


  • Excellent padding.
  • Expandable volume.
  • Vari Quick adjustable back length.


  • No bottom compression straps.
  • No rain cover.

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The number + 10 in its name means the pack has an expandable collar, offering extra 10 liters of volume when needed. The top lid is adjustable and floating.

The word Lite should taken literary, this 55 liters pack weighs only 3.7 lb (1.7 kg). The dimensions of the pack are (L x W x D) 29.1 x 11.8 x 9.4 inches (74 x 30 x 24 cm).

You can adjust the torso length with the ladder type system with the range 13.8 – 22 inches (35 – 56 cm). The pack has a separate zippered bottom compartment.

4. Deuter Futura Air Trek 55 + 10 SL Women’s Hiking Backpack

This pack is from an entirely new sub-series that Deuter launched not so long ago. However, their Futura series has been around for decades and is the best-known series Deuter makes.

You can expand the pack to give you another 10 liters of volume when needed. This is a handy feature, complementing the floating top lid.

Best Seller


  • Ventilation.
  • Multiple access points.
  • Pockets.
  • Rain cover.


  • The price.

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The VariFit design means you can adjust the torso length. But the best part of this design is its ventilated back system. Known as Deuter’s Aircomfort Sensic Vario suspension system, it is supported by a spring steel frame, making it one of the best-ventilated packs available.

Including the mentioned top collar and the lid, there are three access points. Additionally, you can get into it via the large zipper at the front and through the sleeping bag compartment at the bottom. This bottom section is separated from the main compartment with a zippered divider.

The pack comes with a rain cover stored in a separate bottom pocket, and there are 9 pockets in total. You also have the standard full set of attachment elements and compression straps. The weight is 4.6 lb (2.1 kg). The pack’s dimensions are (H x W x D) 73 x 34 x 26 cm. We have also added this pack to our list of the best backpacking packs for women.

Deuter packs frequently asked questions

Are Deuter packs good?

We already mentioned Deuter’s history. But, just to reiterate, this brand makes some of the most reliable packs on the market.

Is Deuter an American company?

No, Deuter is a a German brand.

What does SL mean on Deuter backpack?

This means slim line, more precisely, those are packs for women and/or for people with a smaller body size. But note that they have separate series of packs for kids.

Are Deuter backpacks waterproof?

No, their packs may have coating from inside, but generally they are not designed to be fully waterproof. This is typical for most top brands.

However, most of Deuter packs have a rain cover included in a separate bottom pocket.

Also, Deuter now uses DWR (Durable Water Repellency) impregnation that is harmless to health and the environment. This is a part of their policy they announced last year. Their materials are also PFC free.

Are Deuter backpacks unisex?

They have unisex packs, but they also build separate gender specific series.

Why do Deuter backpacks have flowers?

This is about their SL pack so that you visually instantly know this is their pack for women and for smaller body sizes.

Can men wear Deuter SL?

Yes, as mentioned these packs are for a smaller body size. But SL packs have some specific features that make them most comfortable for women.

Final thoughts

So this was our selection of the best Deuter backpacks for women. We chose them from a wide range regarding their volume. Therefore, you have packs for short-day tours and for multiple days tours.

Deuter has launched several new series recently, but some are not widely available on the market yet. We might add them later, so bookmark this page and come back soon.

Fun Outdoors Team

The FunOutdoors team is comprised of seasoned writers and editors with a passion for outdoor living. 

Happy trails!