To quote Lao-tse: “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Deuter know a lot about travelling… They have been developing backpacks and bags for 113 years and have equipped numerous mountaineers, climbers and mountain bikers.
Starting out at the turn of the 19th Century, Deuter first supplied the Bavarian Postal service with their mail bags. As time went on, Deuter began supplying more services with their well-crafted and resilient bags, namely the military. The first real test for Deuter TAUERN backpacks came on the Nanga Parbat Expedition in 1934. Even then, Deuter’s TAUERN set high standards and became a household name for the next 30 years. The following years saw Deuter equip several expeditions.
Over this period, Deuter made a number of advances, including the use of nylon and quickly became recognised as the leading manufacturer of rucksacks in Germany. Soon mountaineers, mountain guides and bikers joined the development team and began to have a direct influence on the collection.
The first cycling specific rucksack is released in 1990 to satisfy the growing popularity of mountain biking. Since then, Deuter have continued to develop innovative solutions for outdoor activities and stay at the forefront of the market.
At Deuter, there is one thing that is strongly believed in: small actions can bring big changes. The inspiration for their products comes from being outdoors, in action or while travelling, and grow from these small ideas. And then, one day, the finalised backpack is out there in nature with adventurers that began the process.