Deuter Rise Tour 45 Review

May 6, 2017
Deuter Rise Tour 45
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GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
86
Comfort/Fit
9
Ski/Snowboard Carry
7
Features
6
Ease of Use
5
Durability
9

The Good

  • Durable Construction
  • Height adjustable lid
  • Comfortable, well-padded straps

The Bad

  • No back panel access
  • No hydration hose sleeve
  • Heavy
THE VERDICT

The Rise Tour 45 provides uncompromised durability but that comes at the cost of some extra weight. It is very stable and comfortable for long hauls but does not have the common back panel access. It can just as easily take skis or a snowboard for hitting the boot track.

FULL REVIEW

Comfort/Fit 
The Rise Tour 45 is a comfortable pack and highly stable thanks to its internal frame and thick padded waist belt (which can be removed). The pack was very stable and supportive while skiing with a heavy load, and the shoulder straps are burly and comfortable. 

Ski/Snowboard Carry 
The Rise Tour 45 will carry skis in both A-frame and diagonal position, as well as a snowboard. The carry loops and straps are very thick and will hold up to many seasons of abuse. 

Features 
The Rise Tour 45 is loaded with features. Its height adjustable top lid gives some leeway in stowing a rope or a pad underneath. A side pocket holds a water bottle or grab-n-go food items, and a separate wet pocket for avy gear rounds out the storage options nicely.

Ease of Use 
The Rise Tour 45 lacks a back panel access option, which is almost a mandatory feature in any true ski pack these days. The side zip works marginally well for retrieving gear out of the body of the pack but was rendered useless with a pair of skis strapped on in the A-frame position. The bottom line—pulling items out of the Rise Tour while on the go is harder than it should be. Lack of a hydration hose sleeve leaves your water supply vulnerable to freezing and clogging. 

Durability 
Here is where the Rise Tour 45 shines above all the rest. The pack was built like a tank and will last for many years of tough abuse. 

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WHERE TO BUY
MSRP
$195.00
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