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Deuter Manufacturer information
When Hans Deuter founded his canvas & linen weaving, sack, wagon, carriage & horse blanket factory in Augsburg in 1898, no one had ever thought of Deuter backpacks. The company quickly developed further and supplied letter bags and sacks for the Royal Bavarian Post Office
Deuter: From tent rental company to backpack & outdoor equipment manufacturer
Only seven years after the company was founded, Hans Deuter incorporated a tent rental company and years later was to supply the brewers at the Munich Oktoberfest with tents. Soon the army was also interested in knapsacks, backpacks, haversacks and camp and stable tents.
With Deuter backpacks on the Himalayas
In the long history of the company, however, it was also sporting achievements that drove innovation. In 1934, the legendary Deuter Tauern backpack proved its worth during the Himalayan expedition to Nanga Parbat. The backpack set standards, equipped countless other expeditions and was to become an absolute bestseller for the next 30 years. In 1938, Deuter backpacks became important supporting actors when Andreas Heckmair, Ludwig Vörg Heinrich Harrer and Fritz Kasparek climbed the Eiger North Face. During the first ascent of Nanga Parbat (8125 meters) in 1953 in the Western Himalayas, Hermann Buhl was equipped for the first time with a Tauern backpack made of the synthetic fiber Perlon. In 1968 Deuter brought out the first backpacks made of nylon. A synthetic fibre that soon became the number one backpack material. In 1972, the company equipped the German Olympic team with sports and travel bags for the fourth time.
Deuter revolutionises the backpack market
A very special year in the successful history of the company is 1984 with the introduction of the Deuter Aircomfort. The innovative mesh back carrying system ventilates the back of the wearer and once again revolutionises the market for backpacks. Together with the son of the Eiger North Face climber Andi Heckmair, the system is developed further and further and in 1990 finds its way into the world's first bike backpack - the original model Bike1, with Airstripes back system. In the course of the 90s, further product ranges are manufactured with the Aircontact system and Deuter releases the first TÜV/GS-tested children's carrier, so that even the smallest ones can be part of the hiking experience. Shortly before the turn of the millennium, another legend is born. With the introduction of the Futura backpacks in 1999, the company enters the new millennium with one of today's most popular backpacks. Over the last twelve years, Deuter has continued to surprise with new developments. Since 2005, for example, the Shield System has been in use, which includes a back protector integrated into the backpack that offers cyclists and winter sports enthusiasts protection in the event of a fall. Furthermore, special SL and EL series have been developed which offer special fits for people with shorter or longer backs. The history and development of Deuter over the last 100 years is fascinating and we can look forward to the next hundred years - let's see where the adventure goes.