Deuter Giga Backpack

Test 09/2019

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Test seal: Deuter Giga Backpack, Rating 9.5

last modified: 02.06.2020, 15:53

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All rating criteria details:

Wearing comfort 35%
Handling 25%
Laptop security 25%
Robustness 10%
Versatility 5%
Tested by: Elisabeth

Elisabeth

Product tester

Resumee

The Deuter - Giga Backpack is very comfortable to wear despite the harder padding. This is supported by the hip belt and the chest strap, which can be locked. The laptop is well protected in its own pocket close to the back and all other items can be placed in the other compartments. The u-shaped zippers make it easy to get your hands on everything.

The material is very robust and waterproof and therefore the care is not very complicated.

Pro

  • Comfortable to wear
  • Back ventilation
  • Robust material

Cons

  • No cooling compartment

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The Deuter backpack is a versatile, robust backpack.

Overview

The Deuter - Giga Backpack is delivered in the ordered colour and size and arrives undamaged.

Optics, compartments and material

Optically this model is kept in a black tone. Inside a grey fabric is sewn in. The compartment for the laptop is in its own large compartment and is equipped with padding. A narrower compartment is attached behind it and can be used for a tablet, but is not quite as padded as the laptop compartment.

The many compartments offer a lot of storage
The many compartments offer a lot of storage

In front there is another compartment for small things like pens
In front there is another compartment for small things like pens

In a further large compartment 2 small flat compartments are additionally fastened. The front compartment is quite narrow and offers space for pens and other small things. In addition, there are left and right pockets for drinks bottles.

Left and right are beverage bottles attached
Left and right are beverage bottles attached

The materials are made of 100% polyester, but feel high-quality and waterproof. There is no cooling compartment.

The backpack is closed by a u-shaped zipper at the large compartment. The closures are smooth and simple.

Water resistance

The fabric does not absorb any water at all when spraying water and it simply rolls off. The zipper is waterproof at first, but leaks with larger amounts of water.

The fabric is very water-repellent.
The fabric is very water-repellent.

Material robustness

In order to test the material resistance, we pulled the backpack over normal asphalt floors. After approx. 10 meters the backpack floor is only dirty, but not noticeably roughened. The cleaning is very easy afterwards.

The fabric of the Deuterrucksack is very stable and robust.
The fabric of the Deuterrucksack is very stable and robust.

Comfort and handling

The carrying comfort of the Deuterucksack is very good, even if the total weight of 7 kg is slightly higher. The hard padded straps are flexible and can be carried by wider as well as narrower shoulders. At first, the straps and the back cushion seem to be very hard, but it lies down and the backpack is easy to carry. The shorter you pull the straps, the easier it is to carry the backpack, because everything is closer to the back.

The wearing comfort is pleasant despite the firm pad
The wearing comfort is pleasant despite the firm pad

The cushion fits well on the back.
The cushion fits well on the back.

Since there is a large gap between the cushions, the air can circulate well.

There is also a lap belt and chest belt that bring the backpack closer to the body and make it more comfortable to carry.

The chest strap pulls the backpack even closer to the body.
The chest strap pulls the backpack even closer to the body.

The abdominal belt is comfortable with higher weight.
The abdominal belt is comfortable with higher weight.

In order to check the stability, we have placed the backpack once empty and once full. If possible, it should not have to lean against the backpack so that you can park it in a dirtier or wet area without dirtying it from the front or on the carrier side.

If the backpack is not full, it only lies flat on the ground and cannot stand. When the backpack is full (7 kg in total), it remains upright and does not tilt to any side.

Laptop compartment

The laptop compartment is well padded and protects the laptop as it is packed separately from the rest. The maximum size of the laptop is 15 inches, everything else doesn't fit into the padded compartment. If you shake the laptop, it moves only slightly because it sits very firmly in the bag. The fact that the laptop lies directly against the back makes it easy to carry the backpack, even if the laptop is a little heavier.

The laptop sits well in its compartment.
The laptop sits well in its compartment.

Since the laptop has its own compartment, the laptop is very well protected and can be safely transported from one workstation to another.

Benefits

The backpack can be used for anything where you need to carry something. Whether it's shopping, school or university files or just the things you spend for a weekend away from home. Space is very ample with 28 l and well sorted. The u-shaped zipper opening is practical and you can easily reach all objects.

At the time of our test, we could not evaluate any customer reviews.

Manufacturer Deuter
EAN 4046051087122
Scope of delivery Backpack
Quality impression Very good
Height 50 cm
Width 32 cm
Depth 25 cm
Weight 900 g
Chest strap Yes
Laptop compartment Yes, 15 inches
Bottle holder 2
Small compartments and/or bags Inside: Laptop compartment and small side compartment, pencil compartments and small flat compartments ; Outside: bottle holder, flat front compartment
USB-Connection No
Bag clasps Smooth-running zipper
Handle Yes
Stability Empty: No stability; Filled: Yes, it's safe
Material Polyester
Robustness of the material Very good
Processing Good
Water-repellent Yes
Waterproof Yes, but to be on the safe side you should take the contents out of your backpack as soon as possible.
Washable No, can only be wiped off with a damp cloth
Capacity 28 l
Wearing comfort
Handling
Robustness
Versatility

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George
2020-05-27
Does it stand on itself when placed on the ground? The middle compartment can accommodate a lunch box measuring 6.5" X 8"? Many thanks in advance :)
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As mentioned in our test report: "If the backpack is not full, it only lies flat on the ground and cannot stand. When the backpack is full (7 kg in total), it remains upright and does not tilt to any side."
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2019-10-11
Is there a cooling compartment?
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No, this backpack does not have a cooling compartment.
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2019-10-11
Does the backpack have a bottle compartment?
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Yes, the backpack has a bottle compartment on each side.
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2019-10-11
Is there back ventilation?
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Yes, it works when you wear very tight clothes.

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