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Let's start from the beginning.
Long hikes, trekking or demanding alpine tours require comfortable carrying systems. It has always been the Deuter goal to develop more comfortable back systems that are easy to handle. Deuter began in 1898 creating bags for the Bavarian Post office for all postal bags. Since then, the numbers of firsts to Deuter's credit are long and distinguished including the first mountaineering pack, the first women's specific designed pack, the first certified integrated protective backpacks and the first child carriers to be certified world wide and TUV approved.
Regardless of which Deuter pack you have, there are some standards that work regardless. And this is not dependant on Deuter–we want you to go out and enjoy the world outside regardless of what pack you already have! When you pack your backpack, the center of gravity should be close to the body and ideally at shoulder height. The sleeping bag generally goes in the bottom compartment and heavy items should be centered toward and packed close to the back. Small items are conveniently placed in the top lid where they are quickly accessible. On easier routes or day hikes, milder terrain and flatter trails, it's better to carry heavier items higher in the pack ideally shoulder height. The center of gravity of the backpack should rest above the hips. In difficult terrain or alpine tours, heavy gear should be at the center of your back. If you pack your backpack this way, you'll notice yourself walking upright and comfortably rather than bending forward unbalanced. It's easy to be centered and enjoy the trail you are walking on when you aren't worried about what's on your back.
So with an optimally packed and adjusted backpack, you are able to enjoy the carrying comfort and the capabilities of a backpack, and make the right choice to become a satisfied and loyal customer, backpacker and enthusiast getting outside.