Deuter External Pockets
These arrived and while I have not taken them out yet, they do seem to be as high of quality as my Deuter backpack that they will go on. Unfortunately, they'll only available in one color (black) but the price more than makes up for this. I like the ripstop accents and the double zippers (seriously, all hiking equipment needs to come with double zippers). Happy to add around 10L to the pack I love and not having to buy a new larger pack for an extended trip. They secure very easily and feel like they aren't going anywhere. I would recommend, especially at this price and this quality. Deuter knows what they're doing and it shows.
Dueter external pockets
These came nicely packaged and in plenty of time. I bought them to have extra readily accessible storage for my Lowepro sling, which is going to serve as a daypack for some of my photographic equipment and personal items on an upcoming trip to Iceland. The pockets have two rows of loops about 4 inches apart running the length of the pocket. I attached one of the pockets to the strap of my Lowepro sling with two narrow velcro straps. Into the pocket I stuffed: *a knee length rain cape in it's own pouch * a large waterproof cover for a backpack (or Lowepro sling) * a waterproof camera cover There was enough room left over for lens filters, cleaning cloths, or maybe a candy bar and a few other things...in other words, lots of room! I could attach these pockets to a carry-on, a backpack,or to the strap of my handbag. (Good for plastic baggies, dog biscuits, water bottle, collapsible cup...endless possibilities!) I'm not positive they're waterproof, but so far, I'm very pleased with this purchase.
Great Addition to pack!!
Just used these on a 15 miles hike on Oahu, HI. They were great attached to my Deuter Futura Pro 42 and let me store extra gear. I liked this addition because it allows me to keep my smaller bag on short trips and add the extra space for longer hikes. The only problem I could see with these is that it makes your pack wider so if you have narrow spaces to go through, like I did on my last hike, you have to manuver a bit to get through. Other than that no complaints...worked as described!!