Editor’s Review: Deuter Rise 34+ backpack

Editor’s Review: Deuter Rise 34+ backpack

Welcome to another installment of Editor’s Review from FREESKIER. Each week our staff provides in-depth, honest reviews about the gear they’re testing on a weekly basis. Our goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can trust your equipment whole-heartedly and have as much fun in the mountains as possible. Read up on Deuter’s Rise 34+ overnight backpack, below, then visit us again tomorrow for more awesome gear coverage.

Rise 34+ backpack, by Deuter


With 34 liters (or 42, thanks to a height-adjustable lid) of storage, the Rise 34+ is trustworthy for weekend-long overnight outings or longer tours that require a bit more gear than your typical day trip. A reinforced avalanche tool pocket (below right) stands tough in the face of sharp shovel blades and two lateral pockets provide extra storage for water bottles, gas canisters, 24 oz. summit “sodas” and other cylindrical objects. The pack’s ski-carry strap stowaway zone (below left) is another thoughtful detail. This out-of-the-way compartment helps to keep the diagonal ski-carry strap tucked away when your skis are on your feet and not your back. As an added plus, the foam back-pad can be removed and utilized as a sitting mat to keep you dry during your lunch break.

Rise 34+ Features:

  • Adjustable straps on the shoulders and hip fins help fine-tune the fit and load-carrying position, depending on body anatomy and the type of terrain being crossed.
  • X-framed aluminum stays help to transfer the load onto the hip fins.
  • Deuter’s well-designed hipbelt allows for stable movement along technical terrain and great load transfer to the hips.
  • The U-shaped outer frame ensures a lightweight, stable load transfer.
  • Breathable mesh on the shoulder straps allows moisture and heat to escape, providing that necessary cool down and preventing soakage.

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