The Deuter Helion 60L and 80L Wheeled Travel Packs are easy to manoeuver wherever you go and due to their build they can be left to stand solidly on their own. They convert easily into back packs by zippering back the harness cover to reveal the comfortably padded carrying system. They can be left out when the handle is extended to stand solidly on their own.
Aldi were selling these types of travel bags last week for $25 so why are we buying these? Our Deuters arrived today and you could say it's a Russian Lada versus a Rolls Royce. Amazingly fast delivery interstate and great quality bags. Worth every cent.
Quality bag at a great price
I am extremely pleased with this purchase. It is strong, of quality construction and top value for money
Does exactly what I wanted it to be able to do. I travel a lot for my job in Oz and OS so it needs to be able to carry enough for me to be able to do my job as well as be flexible to be able to be carried different ways, ie with the backpack.
Excellent service from Snowys
Great quality, light weight and looks good as well.
Delivery and price was excellent from Snowy's too.
Great value for this bag
Great bag - very roomy and solidly made. Great design
Very good all purpose bag. Delivery was fast.
On the main competitor (Osprey) which I am also considering, the Harness can be completely removed. This is a great feature if you are looking for another 500g.
The harness of the Deuter Helion 80 Wheeled Travel Pack can't be detached. While I understand your desire to save weight, our experience tells us that detachable harnesses are nowhere near as durable or supportive when being used hence why we like this Deuter model so much.
Is there a great overall difference between the two (apart from 5cmH), I've been reading reviews and Deuter Helion have come up great. I would use the trolley more than backpack (re: previous answer to you being 5'7", im 5'5"). Was looking at the 60 but for a little extra $ is it better to have the slightly larger 80? Thanks :)
In general we would say that the 80L is more suited to men as they generally have a longer torso, wider shoulders and can bear a heavier load.
Although it may not seem that way from the dimensions, from looking at them person - the 60L and the 80L are quite different in size.
For your height (5'5") I would definitely go for the 60 to fit your back length and ensure you can carry your load safely and comfortably on your back if you need to when you're in transit.
What are the options for easily carrying a day pack? Are there Deuter daypacks that link in with this system?
I've just double checked this with our display models, and the buckles on the Helion 80 are too large to be compatible with the smaller day packs in the Deuter range so they can't be linked with other packs easily.
There probably isn't an extremely reliable way to link a wheeled pack with a smaller pack, but there are some products on the market that you cna use to strap/buckle your travel gear together, so that may be an option for you.
I would recommend taking a look at Caribee and Black Wolf as they make wheeled packs that come with detacheable day packs.
The Deuter Helion 80 is a fairly large model so if you were intending to only carry it on your back once or twice for short periods it may be fine – but if you want to switch between carrying and wheeling, this size would likely be too large.
I’m 5”7 and I found it too big measuring it on myself to give you a rough idea. I’d recommend considering the Deuter Helion 60 size as that would be a lot easier for you to carry as a pack.
I'm referring to the Deuter Helion 80 Wheeled Travel Pack. If this one hasn't got 2 positions, do you have another brand that does? I'm too short to use the fully extended handle. Thanks
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