Deuter Vertrail 16

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For every alpinist, hiker, and trail runner who starts heading for home when weather takes a turn for the worse, there are others who relish the opportunity to test themselves in the elements or at least not let those elements stand in the way of their objective. The Vertrail 16 is no fair-weather pack with its completely waterproof construction, welded seams, and roll-top configuration. It has a vest-like fit that is designed to deliver unrestricted freedom of movement while also allowing for convenient up-front and at-the-ready storage. That harness storage even includes a clever “holster” for carrying foldable trekking poles in a manner that keeps them in easy reach. There are also numerous highly functional external lash points and attachment features for a helmet, crampons, rope, ice axes, or any other number of alpine and backcountry tools. Bring on the weather and bring on the adventure!

Best Use: Climbing, Hiking, and Running/Fitness


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