Deuter Fox 40

Priced: $108.95 - $109.00 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 6 reviews.
Deuter Fox 40
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The Fox 40 Pack by Deuter. Like the Fox 30, the Fox 40 is built in the same style as our larger Aircontact trekking packs. But, with 10 extra liters of volume and a slightly longer back length, your child can have a little more time before growing out of it.

FEATURES of the Deuter Kids' Fox 40 Pack.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Deuter Kids' Fox 40 Pack.


  • Variquick harness allows quick, easy adjustment of torso length for kid's growing frame


  • Side compression straps let you cinch down loads for jostle-free carrying; ice axe loops and pole attachments allow additional gear to be strapped on to the pack exterior
  • ~ Removable insulated sitting mat offers back stability


  • Gear loop on the hipbelt provides quick-grab attachment of carabiners, ice screws, or other gear
  • Soft hipbelt wraps the body, stabilizing and controlling the pack's lateral movements


  • Vari Quick system allows for quick, easy adjustment to any back length so kids won’t outgrow it too fast


  • The Deuter Fox 40 pack features a bottom zippered compartment for separate access to a sleeping bag or for storing dirty clothes away from clean gear
  • Separate bottom compartment with zippered access helps keep gear inside organized and easy to access


  • 2 side mesh pockets are roomy enough for water bottles
  • Lid pocket stores small gear (map, first aid kit, snacks) and keeps it easily accessible; valuables pocket on the lid’s interior safely stores all of the essentials
  • “Wet pocket” allows you to store wet or dirty items away from the rest of your gear
  • 2 lid pockets and side bellows pockets store often-accessed gear such as snacks, headlamp, hat, sunscreen and bug repellent


  • Anatomically shaped x-frame creates a comfortable, flexible construction for heavy loads with 1" stays

Lining and Layers:

  • Contoured, padded harness lined with air-mesh for breathability; harness features stabilizer straps for ideal positioning of pack


  • VariQuick customize your fit by making your individual height adjustment
  • The result is a snug fitting, stable carry and a reduction of perspiration by 15%
  • Sternum strap helps provide a perfect fit; buckle incorporates an emergency safety whistle


  • Back panel features twin vertical air-mesh foam pads that work like a chimney to vent away warm air and sweat


  • ~ Breathable 3D Air-Mesh on the shoulder straps and back panel is super durable and allows for ventilation
  • Breathable hollow chamber foam blends superior ventilation via a pump effect that circulates air through the cushions


  • Hydration-compatible design features reservoir pocket and drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration (reservoir sold separately)
  • Hydration compatible—holds up to a 3 L reservoir; lower stretch side pockets provide a place for extra water bottles


  • ~ Load adjuster straps on shoulder straps and hip fins help fine-tune load distribution
  • Side compression straps help reduce pack volume, improve load stability, and can be used to attach extra gear
  • Anatomically shaped shoulder straps with 3D-AirMesh cover


  • Molded cutaway for freedom of head movement
  • Anatomically cut hip belt bilaminate foam and reinforced PE-sheet provide great load transfer and offers freedom of movement
  • “D-Rings” on the lid
  • Trekking pole and ice axe loops with bungee tie-offs to keep your tools safe and secure and your hands free when you need them
  • Daisy chains on the front of the pack provide space to secure extra gear
  • Ballistic 420 den / Ripstop 210 den
  • SOS label on the inside of the lid has emergency numbers and international instructions for emergency cases
  • Pull-Forward hip adjustors, easy to tighten even with a heavy load
  • Additional access to the main compartment via the bottom opening
  • Top loading main compartment has plenty of room for an overnight or lightweight weekend trip
  • VariFlex pivoting hip belt will follow every movement and helps you keep your balance on difficult terrain without
The Deuter Fox 40 is the perfect pack for introducing kids to backpacking. The Variquick harness makes it easy to adjust the pack’s torso length so the pack can grow with the wearer. The top-loading main compartment provides plenty of room for an overnighter or a light weekend in the woods. The zippered sleeping bag compartment provides a separate chamber for either a sleeping bag, laundry or gear. Plus, the five exterior pockets make gear organization easy. The Fox 40 is equipped with a nylon frame sheet, which supports the load vertically and transfers weight to the soft hip belt, for comfortable carrying. The roomy mesh side pockets are big enough to carry water bottles and the Fox 40 features a reservoir pocket.
The Deuter Fox 40 is packed with big pack features in a package perfect for kids or anyone with a short torso.
A newer, larger version of the Fox 30, modeled after the Deuter Aircontact series.
Alpine Back System offers excellent ventilation between two foam stripes with 3D-AirMesh.
Vari-Quick System allows easy adjustment to growing back lengths.
Storage includes large front pocket, lower side pockets, side bellows pockets, zipped pocket on lid, valuables pocket under lid, daisy chains, D-rings on lid and ice axe/trekking pole straps.
Side compression straps keep loads stable.
Base opening allows additional access to main compartment.
Pull-forward hip adjusters are easy to tighten, even with a heavy load.
Padded hip belt features gear loops.
Chest strap with emergency whistle adds safety to your child's journey.
Soft edges on shoulder straps for carrying comfort.
Hydration system compatible (reservoir not included)
Kids want a pack like mom or dad's so get them this Deuter kids backpack, which has the quality and functionality of larger trekking-specific Deuter backpacks.

Massey's Outfitters
Just like an adult backpack, the Fox is fitted with thoughtful details and features you would find in a Deuter trekking backpack and is at the ready, to accompany the junior adventurers on any mission. The new technical design makes it even more grown-up. Plus, the carrying system grows with the kids: its Vari-Quick system can be adapted to the back length. Details:
Alpine back system.
Vari-Quick System.
Ice axe/ trekking pole straps.
side bellows pockets.
side compression straps.
zipped pocket on the lid.
valuables pocket under the lid.
“D-Rings” on the lid.
additional access to the main compartment via the bottom opening.
Pull-Forward hip adjustors, easier to tension.
gear loops on the hip fins.
chest strap with emergency whistle.
shoulder straps with Soft-Edge edges.
hydration system compatible Weight: 2 lbs 14 oz.
Volume: 2440 cubic inches.
Size: 27 / 12 / 9.4 (H x W x D) Inch.
Material: Deuter-Super-Polytex.
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Perfect for a small kid with a big sense of adventure, the Deuter Fox 40 backpack boasts many of the same features you would find on an adult backpack and a carrying system that allows the pack to grow with your child so it lasts longer.

The Deuter Fox 40 is an awesome pack for kids that is modeled after the adult size Aircontact series. The Vari-Quick System allows for torso adjustability so the pack will grow with your child, and additional access to the main compartment through the bottom opening makes it easy to get at gear stored deep in the pack.


The Deuter Fox 40 pack is a great piece of gear for your kids' overnight and weekend trips as you introduce them to the great outdoors.


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Adjustable torso:Yes
Backpack Features:Hydration Compatible, Sleeping Bag Compartment, Top Loader
Backpack style:Lightweight backpack
Capacity:2450 cubic in with 250 cubic in side pockets
Carry Capacity:30 lbs / 13.6 kg
Carrying Capacity:25 lbs
Dimension:(H x W x D)
Dimensions:25 x 10.5 x 8.5 in. (64 x 27 x 22 cm)
Dimensions (in):25 H x 10.5 W x 8.5 D
Features:Rain cover
Fits torso:11 - 18 inches
Fits waist/hips:24 - 36 inches
Frame material:Nylon framesheet
Frame type:Internal
Gear capacity (L):40 liters
Gear capacity (cu. in.):2,440 cubic inches
Hydration Bladder Included:Not Included
Hydration Compatible:Yes
Laptop Sleeve:None
Material:Deuter-Ballistic / Deuter-Ripstop 210
Max Load Capacity:30 lb / 13.6 kg
Number of Access Points:2 (top and bottom access points)
Number of exterior pockets:5 + main compartment
Number of stays:0
Pack Fabric (Primary):Ballistic nylon
Pack Size:2000-2999 cu in
Pack access:Top/front
Pack loading:Top / Panel
Pockets:2 side, 1 back, 1 top, 1 waist-belt
Raincover included:No
Sleeping bag compartment:Yes
Suspended mesh back panel:No
Suspension:Alpine back system
System:Alpine Back
Torso:11-18 in
Torso Length:11-18 in. (28-46 cm)
Torso Range:11-18 in / 28-46 cm
Trip Length:Overnight (1-2 nights)
Volume:2440 cubic inches / 40 liter
Volume Range:30-45 liters
Waist Belt:Yes
Waist Range:18-30 in / 45-76 cm
Weight:2 lbs 14 oz / 1.3 kg (includes rain cover)
Weight - metric:1.3 kilograms
Weight Capacity:Up to 30 lb.
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Deuter Fox 40 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Very functional

Purchased the pack for my 12 year-old son for an overnight backpacking trip into the Shenandoah's to one of our favorite fly fishing spots. We were carrying all our fly fishing (waders, boots, rods, etc) as well as camping gear and I was amazed at how functional the Deuter Fox 40 was for fitting everything my son needed. The pack is sturdy, made of seemingly good quality, heavy material (ballistic nylon). The side pockets and straps held a four-piece rod tube and water bottles perfectly and the loops and straps all seemed to be in just the right places to attach gear. The 40 liter capacity was ample for sleeping bag, clothes, and misc gear. All the straps and loops held up fine, even though we needed to dangle his wet wading boots (heavy when wet) from the loops on the back of the pack. The back straps are also easily adjusted so you can have the pack ride as high as you need depending on the load distribution. The hipbelt seems well padding and has good width. One thing I noticed though, is that it's important to take the time to make the harness and hipbelt adjustments completely before youthful exuberance to get going takes over. This helps to avoid pressure points on the hips that tend to creep up after a couple miles on the trail. All in all, my son likes the pack and I'm very pleased with the purchase.
MacFly at REI on 04/04/2013

Pretty good kids pack

I bought this pack for my 13 yr old son who is a little over 5 ft tall and 90 lbs. The pack fits great and he said it was very comfortable over our 2 day trip this weekend. I'm pleased with the construction and the various compartments. As others have said, it is a bit too small to carry a large sleeping bag. My adult 15 deg synthetic bag just wouldn't fit even with a compression bag. So he carried my adult 15 deg down bag instead which fit just fine. If he needed to carry a tent and more than day's food, things would have needed to be lashed to the outside of the pack. As it was I carried the group gear and he carried all his own personal gear. Net review: You can't fit a 15 deg synthetic bag in it and carry anything else. If you have a down bag or a summer weight bag you'll be fine. If you need your child to carry group gear you'll wind up lashing it to the outside. Overall I'm happy with it though as I'm willing to shlep the heavy stuff to make it a nicer trip for him.
Mark from GA at REI on 05/05/2013

Happy so far

My son is going to be crossing over to Boy Scouts next year, and I purchased this as a first gear item to hopefully help make getting his stuff in to summer camp this year easier. The amount of torso adjustments means this bag should last him for years. The sleeping bag (Mountain Hardwear Lamina 35, for reference) I got for him fits perfectly in the bottom of the bag, even uncompressed (but in the compression bag). When I compressed it and tested the fit again I had enough room beside the bag that I could have fit a bag liner or perhaps on overbag next to it. Quite happy so far with the amount of room, it was easy to adjust for his torso length, and he says it's comfortable. Will get it's first test run this next week. :)
Ember at REI on 07/07/2011

Perfect for a growing boy

I purchased this for my 6 yr old because it will fit such a wide range of sizes. It is easily adjustable, and adjusts in one inch increments. I used it on one trip where I put it on one of my 4 yr old twins, it was too big for him but it worked, but decided I needed a 2nd Camel Back. This bag adjust so much, that I extended it to its max size, and used it for day hikes from camp. It fit's my son's sleeping bag just fine, which is fairly compact; it is the North Face Tigger. I expect him to use it through scouts until he's nearly full size, and we get him an adult bag. The quality is great, and I fully expect it to last a long time.
dyoungberg at REI on 05/05/2012

First Boy Scout Backpack

This is my son's first Boy Scout backpack for extended hikes and overnighters. He is a skinny active kid and weighs 78 pounds. This pack fit his current torso and waist size and has enough room to grow with him for a while. He loaded it up this morning with the gear he needed for an overnighter. The weight came out to be 19lbs. He carried it fine on the three mile test hike and said it was comfortable and well padded. He loves it and is so proud of it. It has the right amount of pockets, loops and straps. We didn't add in or use a hydration system, but there is space available for it.
Bailey2861 at REI on 04/04/2013

Neutral Reviews:


We own 2 Deuter adult size packs and absolutely love the room and comfort so ordering for our 10 year old seemed like a no brainer. However when we went to load this pack to test comfort level for her, we could not get her compressed (adult size) sleeping bag into the sleeping bag compartment without standing it on its end which consumes the pack's capacity. Bummer! Doesnt make any sense to have a pack sized up to accomodate a 'youth' but expect them to still be sleeping in a little kids sized sleeping bag!
Medusa85 at REI on 01/01/2011