This is a pretty nice hydration pack, with some exemplary features. The foremost feature, is their Aircomfort System, which uses thin steel springs and a mesh backing to tension the pack away from your back, providing excellent ventilation and air flow without getting a sweaty back. Everything works in tandem with mesh shoulder straps, padded hip and neck sections (where the springs attach), and waist and sternum straps. The system also helps distribute the weight load evenly, for a noticeable comfort, and good anti-swaying characteristic. Deuter is a German company that was founded in 1898, initially making mailbags, and they now manufacturer sleeping bags, and backpacks for all sorts of activities, including outdoor sports, traveling, business and school work.
Deuter Race X Air
The Race X Air has a 850 cubic inch or 14 litre carrying capacity, weighs around 820 grams or 9 ounces, and comes with a 2 liter reservoir bag, and a plethora of features. The tear dropped shaped pack is made with a combination of HexLite 210 and their Deuter Microrip Nylon fabrics, for lightweight and durability, and comes in Ocean/Silver and Black/Titan colors. The Race X Air is the smallest of their Race series of packs, and uses their Advanced Aircomfort ventilation system, which is a very innovative and highly functional entity.
The reservoir bag is made by Source Vagabond Systems, and is called the Streamer, and it’s pretty trick. The Streamer’s closure is a variant of a river runner dry bag closure system, and is durable and leakproof. Just slide the top bar off the reservoir, fold open the bag, clean or fill as needed, then fold over and slide it back on. Source was founded in 1989 and manufactures in Haifa District in Israel, where they make hydration systems, adventure sandals and travel accessories. Besides the excellent opening system, the reservoir has the Helix Valve silicone mouthpiece with a Dirt Shield cover, PE film material with Grunge-Guard (an anti-microbial treatment) and a Glass-Like surface which prevents a bio-film build up.