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Deuter Fox 30 kid’s pack fosters a love of the outdoors from tot to teen

by Leanne

My daughter likes nothing more than to match hubby and me.  While this is completely adorable, it makes shopping very difficult as I have found that it’s almost impossible to find matching items for us that we both really like.  In her size we find cartoon characters and excess amounts of pink, and adult sizes don’t go small enough to fit her. 

Thank goodness there are companies like Deuter that specialize in both adult and kid’s gear that is the real deal.  No frills, no cartoons.  But, that doesn’t mean they scrimp on features, in fact quite the opposite. 


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We got to review the Deuter Fox 30 backpack for our little explorer this month and she was beyond thrilled.  She had been eyeing it at REI for quite a while and talking of all the reasons she needed it, so it wasn’t surprising that she was jumping up and down excited when she realized she got to try one out. 


Adventure awaits

While our next serious camping trip is still a few weeks away, we’ve already gotten a ton of use out of this amazing bag.  From weekend trips to days out, the Deuter Fox 30 has been a lifesaver carrying the kids gear, their toys, or just the large amount of stuff we seem to require for all-day excursion. 

Whenever we can, we let my daughter pack her own stuff in the bag and then she can help carry any gear we have, any souvenirs {AKA rocks, sticks and other treasures} she picks up, and can access her stuff whenever she wants.  We also went out and got her a Camelbak hydration pack that can fit right into the Deuter Fox 30 so she can drink through the straw secured at her shoulder all along the trail instead of having to stop for each sip.    

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Since my daughter is young and we only get a chance to camp a few times a year, one might think it would be silly to buy her such a serious bag.  But that’s where the brilliant design of Deuter backpacks comes in.  Like their adult bags, the Fox 30 features the Vari Quick adjustable shoulder harness system.  While in the adult packs this allows you to fine tune your bag and get the most precise fit for your body, on the children’s pack it has the added bonus of allowing it to grow with your kiddo. 


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In fact, the bag grows so much that it can properly fit my 5 year old as well as my 8 and 13 year old nieces with just a quick adjustment of the Vari Quick shoulder harness.  It was mere moments and the bag was the perfect fit for each of them and the straps adjusted so that they hit in all the correct spots. 


Teen in Deuter Fox 30
Besides the ability to grow with your child throughout adolescence, I love all the features they crammed into this pint-sized bag to make it comfortable, practical, and fun to use.   


Kid in Deuter Fox 30
With a fully padded hip belt, padded shoulder straps, and Deuter’s Alpine Back System for ventilation, it looks just as comfortable as the adult version that I covet.  Trekking pole and ice axe storage loops, lashing straps on the exterior, top and bottom access points, a valuables pocket on the top of the pack, internal pocket for hydration pack, sternum strap with built in whistle {or wizzle, if you’re talking to my daughter} as well as external pockets and multiple attachment points all add to the functionality.


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You’d expect that all these features would weigh down the pack and make it hard for little ones to carry on their own, but the strong hip belt that transfers weight off your shoulders goes a long way towards lightening the load.  Add in the side compression straps for stabilizing the weight into the center of the pack, and it’s surprisingly easy for even our 5 year old to wear with her essentials in it. 


In fact, all three girls were raving about how comfortable the Deuter Fox 30 was, which goes to show how awesome the padded straps and weight distribution really are.  Even my niece that hates backpacks said she was really excited about how the Deuter pack felt and was asking to use it on her next camping/hiking trip.    

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Of course, my pocketbook also loves the fact that this one pack can grow with my daughter from beginning hiker to experienced trekker.  Since it can last all the way until my daughter is ready for an adult backpack, it ultimately saves us a ton of money because we won’t have to replace cartoon backpacks each season.    

Because real outdoor gear shouldn’t have Dora on it.

Whether your little explorer is a hiker, an experienced traveler, or going away to sleepaway camp this summer, the Deuter Fox 30 is a great investment at only $99.  Anywhere you’d prefer to carry your load instead of dragging it behind you, the Deuter Fox 30 makes perfect sense.  Check out the Deuter site to see all the specs on the amazing Deuter Fox 30 backpack as well as their full line of kid's packs, adult bags, sleeping bags, and more.

Deuter Fox 30 specs:

Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz 
Volume: 1830 cubic inches 
Size: 24 / 9.1 / 8.7 (H x W x D) Inch 
Material: Deuter-Super-Polytex / Deuter-Ballistic

And Now For the Giveaway!
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Winner, winner!  This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to all who entered and congrats to:  #26 Amity said… I love that it only weighs 2.10 pounds to begin with…


Leanne SignatureA big thank you to Deuter for sending their Fox 30 kid's pack to facilitate this review and one for our fabulous readers.  As always, all opinions are 100% ours.

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145 comments

Janet W. June 18, 2013 - 7:29 am

What a neat product that is so universal! That will definitely save you money in the future because it grows with your children!

Kerri (TheMaven) June 18, 2013 - 8:10 am

This is a great hiking backpack. And man, it makes me miss camping. Do you know we haven’t been camping since before SEBBY was born?!?!

Danielle June 18, 2013 - 9:03 am

Looks like a fabulous pack! Definitely something we’ll check out the next time we head to Yosemite.

Tamar June 19, 2013 - 7:30 am

I like that it has a 30 litre volume and also is Hydration System 3.0 compatible.

Katherine June 19, 2013 - 11:54 am

The adjustablility for sure~

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julie jenkins June 19, 2013 - 12:02 pm

That looks so helpful for the granddaughter at our hike at the Grand Canyon coming up

Brad June 19, 2013 - 1:28 pm

I like that it looks like a grown up backpack.

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Kristi C June 20, 2013 - 2:17 am

I like the adjustable shoulder harness system.

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Kelly H. June 20, 2013 - 11:47 pm

I like that a hydration pack can fit right into it.

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Ken June 21, 2013 - 11:37 pm

I love that it is hydration compatible, stopping every two seconds to open water bottles is the worst.

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Jenna June 22, 2013 - 8:43 am

I love that it’s so easy to adjust

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Stephanie Larison June 22, 2013 - 7:19 pm

I like that it’s so lightweight

Katherine June 23, 2013 - 5:41 am
James McCall June 23, 2013 - 7:49 am

Great product that grows with your child (and no Dora)!

Amity June 23, 2013 - 11:48 am

I love that it only weighs 2.10 pounds to begin with…
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Katherine June 24, 2013 - 6:20 am
Halley June 25, 2013 - 12:39 am

I love that it has trekking pole loops

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LOVE the hydration system !!!
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Janine H July 5, 2013 - 11:27 pm

I like that it’s so lightweight!

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Denise S July 9, 2013 - 3:10 pm

I like the adjustable shoulder harness and the trekking pole loops.

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I like that it grows with them through adolescence
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Daniel M July 18, 2013 - 5:20 pm

internal pocket for the hydration pack

Deb S July 18, 2013 - 7:08 pm

I like that the straps are comfortable even with the weight the kids are carrying.

Lisa Garner July 18, 2013 - 7:26 pm

I love that it grows with your child.
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Erica C. July 19, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Adjustable shoulder straps are great.

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Mihaela Day July 19, 2013 - 9:44 pm

I love that it only weighs 2.10 pounds 🙂

Jennifer Matt July 20, 2013 - 12:35 am

I love that the backpack adjusts to your child as he grows!

jose benavides July 20, 2013 - 2:02 am

I like the hydration system

Derek Timm July 20, 2013 - 3:11 am

I like that it has a hip belt.

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melina r July 20, 2013 - 5:04 am

favorite feature is fully padded hip belt

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Lisa V. July 20, 2013 - 5:16 am

As an experienced hiker/backpacker, I’m always trying to share the experience with the younger members in my family. And, I can say, the whole design looks pretty good. And to have a little one go out for their first experience, comfort is a big factor in having them return for the second.

kathy pease July 20, 2013 - 6:02 am

I like the fully padded hip belt, padded shoulder straps, and Deuter’s Alpine Back System for ventilation

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I like the adjustablility

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Allison July 20, 2013 - 8:36 am

It seems tone very easily adjustable!

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Angela Cash July 20, 2013 - 8:56 am

My favorite feature is the Vari Quick adjustable shoulder harness system. I love that the pack “grows” with the kids.

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Michelle Tucker July 20, 2013 - 9:21 am

I like the lighter weight of this backpack and that it looks like an adult pack, but for children!
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I love that’s so lightweight and durable!

Janice Crespo July 20, 2013 - 9:42 am

I love the fact that it grows with them and you aren’t buying a new one every year! Great company! Love this!

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I love that it can adjust so it’ll stick with my boy as he gets bigger.
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heather c July 20, 2013 - 11:24 am

As someone who hiked a lot twenty years ago, I can appreciate the Alpine Back System for ventilation.

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julia July 20, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Great for my granddaughter

Patrice July 20, 2013 - 12:31 pm

My favorite feature is it’s light weight!

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Ddjk2011 July 20, 2013 - 7:13 pm

I like the strong hip belt that transfers weight off your shoulders

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trixx July 20, 2013 - 8:05 pm

I love love love that it’s adjustable.

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Natalie yeoman July 20, 2013 - 8:35 pm

I like the hydration pack

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