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      Deuter Transit 50 Travel Backpack

      The Deuter Transit 50 is the ultimate partner for trips abroad with its stylish design and timeless colors. Its suitcase/backpack carrying options make travel amazingly easy.
      • $179.00

      Item # 831478

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      • Concealable backpack system zips away for airline transport or duffel/shoulder carrying
      • Shoulder strap turns the pack into a practical shoulder bag; shoulder strap can be removed and stashed away
      • Clamshell main compartment reveals entire contents; internal zip compartment and compression straps keep the contents organized and safely in place
      • Side compression straps reduce pack volume and improve load stability; attach extra gear here as well
      • Zippered bottom compartment keeps dirty clothes or wet shoes separate
      • Padded grab handles guarantee convenient and easy transport via the top or side
      • Variquick shoulder harness/back system lets you adjust torso length from 15.5 - 22 in.
      • Contoured and padded air-mesh shoulder straps and breathable foam back provide a comfortable carry; sternum strap secures pack in place
      • Load-bearing aluminum frame and anatomically formed hipbelt make carrying heavy loads comfortable
      • Removable daypack is perfect for day excursions and adds 12 liters of volume to the 50-liter main bag
      • Front zip stash pocket holds small valuables and accessories


      Deuter Transit 50 Travel Backpack

      Specification Description
      Best use Travel
      Bag style Backpack
      Gear capacity (L) 50
      Gear capacity (cu. in.) 3,050 + 730 cubic inches
      Number of exterior pockets 3 + main compartment
      Laptop compartment No
      Wheeled No
      Carry-on size No
      Checkpoint-friendly No
      Number of stays 2
      Adjustable torso Yes
      Fits torso 15.5 - 22 inches
      Fits waist/hips Up to 46
      Material(s) Coated ripstop polyester
      Frame material Aluminum
      Dimensions 25 x 13 x 10 inches
      Removable daypack Yes
      Removable bag dimensions UA
      Weight 4 lbs. 14 oz.
      Gender Unisex

      Deuter Transit 50 Travel Backpack

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      Rated 5out of5
      by fromGreat Travel Pack We use this pack as 1 of 2 primary travel packs for 10+ day vacations. This pack has incredible strong fabric that I would not hesitate checking, if needed. Although the hip belt if very firm, we have had no problem in getting into overheads of various commerical aircraft (757, 737, MD-80, and even ART-72). We also have an Osprey Farpoint 55. The harness on this pack is much more customizable than the Osprey. The lower zipper compartment is very convenient to grab essentials like a travel blanket while on the plane. The one complaint is the daypack. Although the method for attaching to the pack is very good (as long as you don't fill it first), the overall capacity of the daypack is a limited use. If doing a very short (1-2 hour) hike and need to keep documents like wallet, etc., it is fine. For an all-day hike, not very useful.
      Date published: 2013-05-14
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromHighly recommend this pack 3 weeks in Japan. Fits fine in overhead compartments (with daypack removed). Plenty carrying options. Shoulders and waist are heavily padded (Hiked 12 miles one day very easily). Strap height is adjustable. Large bottom dry compartment. Cons: - All D rings are plastic, but they held up well. - Seam on the front pocket of the dayback started to come undone.
      Date published: 2014-10-01
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromAwesome pack!!! Exceeded expectations! This backpack helped me out a lot! I went to Spain for the San Fermin Festival (Running of the Bulls) and this backpack really helped me. There's a smaller backpack that unzips from the big pack so that's what I took with me during the day and I just left the larger backpack in the room. The large backpack also zips into (what looks like) a duffel bag... I checked this at the airport and it made travel a whole lot easier. When I was in the city walking with the large (small attached), it was easy, lightweight and comfortable.
      Date published: 2013-07-24
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromGood value in a luggage style pack I purchased this pack as a more compact alternative to my Osprey Waypoint 65 but with the same main pack capacity (see also my review of the Farpoint 70 for more discussion on the pros and cons of the Osprey design). This is a excellent mid-range travel pack if you're looking for something that's more luggage with a suspension system than a full-on backpack. Invented years ago by Eagle Creek with its European Journey and more recent Rincon detachable-daypack designs, this style of travel pack is wider than a typical backpack, somewhat shorter, and with a straighter back panel. This keeps the pack size close to domestic or international carry-on standards and permits efficient packing using organizer cubes and clothing folder boards but at the expense of long-distance carry comfort. Most people purchasing these packs will carry them no farther than from the train to the hotel room; compactness and maneuverability is more important than long-haul comfort. The Transit 50 holds just what it name implies in the main pack - 50L, maybe a bit more. This is a great size for a pack. It's not officially carry-on dimensions - legal carryons max out at around 45L in a 22 x 14 x 9 format; this pack is 24 x 13 x 10 with a 22 x 12 frame - close enough that a partially filled pack can squeak in under the llimit. Fortunately, the Transit 50 has a very effective load compression system which can shrink the pack down in depth dramatically - just like a backpack. And perfect if you're starting your trip light and coming back heavy. The main pack is further divided into a 12-14L bottom compartment with its own entry. This can come in handy for shoes and wet things, but most importantly it tends to push your heavier gear higher up your back where it belongs. Single-compartment packs and duffels have to be very carefully packed to carry right. Internally, there's just enough organization to be useful - one mesh compartment under the front panel, and a strap-and fabric wrap system for internal load stabilization. Auxiliary pockets and personal small stuff storage is relegated to the 12L daypack. The suspension system is quite rugged. The hipbelt and shoulder straps are very thickly padded and torso-length-adjustable - unusual in a pack at this price point and a very welcome design feature. There is a good lumbar pad, but alas no padding between it and the shoulder straps. That's reserved for their higher end models. Unfortunately, there's no comparing the Transit 50's carry comfort to that of a more backpack-like travel pack - for example, the Osprey Waypoint 65 or even the Farpoint 70, which are its closest equivalents in terms of volume. This comes from the straighter and shorter back panel of the Transit 50. The pack tends to pull away from your shoulders, and its shorter length makes the load adjuster straps at your shoulder ineffective - unless you are very short of torso. I'm not. There are certain design details that one comes to expect with the higher end packs like Eagle Creek and Osprey that are missing on this pack. The pack compression straps don't have keepers - so there are a lot of loose strap ends dangling around to be caught in an airport luggage carousel. But there are waistbelt strap keepers. Deuter has kept its focus on the functionality and durability of this pack - like it does for all its products. The zippers are big, beefy #10s with large pulls. The fabric is a heavier weight ripstop or Cordura that will survive a lot of torture, unlike, for example the lighter fabrics Osprey used on its Farpoint series. And it comes with a shoulder strap and D-rings that let you carry it like luggage. That's very unusual. If you want a better carry, more style, or less weight and don't need a lot of size adjustment, go with the Osprey Farpoint 70 or 55. This pack doesn't break any new ground beyond that trodden by Eagle Creek. But all in all, this is a right-sized pack that can be coerced into an overhead luggage bin or stuffed to the gills with about as much as you'd ever want to carry on a year-long RTW trip. It's priced right, and will last years. It's not for those who want ultimate comfort in a travel pack, but perfect for the Eurailpass traveler. And it works much much better than a convertible wheelie pack on the rough cobbles of Old Europe's streets or the 3rd world's dirt and gravel roads. I'll be keeping my Waypoint 65, but would not hesitate to recommend this pack.
      Date published: 2012-12-15
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromGood for all trips I bought this backpack for my travel to Europe, US and Brazil. It can be adjusted/compressed in different ways, making it perfect for short trips or long travels. The cover was useful to protect the suspension system and straps on during transport and luggage carousels. The detachable-daypack is very convenient for day excursions, for carrying water, food, documents or maps while walking on the streets. High-quality zippers and fabric are very resistant even to the most crusty baggage handler.
      Date published: 2014-04-28

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