The mountain is your oyster.
If the mountain is your oyster then consider the Deuter ACT Lite 40+10 Backpack your knife to crack it open. This tough and rugged pack will carry everything you need for overnight summit bids and relaxing two-day hikes into your favorite high-elevation fishing hole. Everything you'd expect from a serious backpacking pack is right here at a price that won't break the bank. A bottom compartment secures your tent or sleeping bag, while a wet/dry storage area keeps your soggy rain gear clear of your sleeping gear. The height adjustable top lid can be cinched down when you're traveling light or lengthened when you're bringing along a few luxury items. Deuter's Air Contact back panel allows air to vent between your back and the pack for a cool and comfortable feel, while the adjustable torso length lets you get just the right fit for your frame.
- Anatomic X-Frame
- Adjustable torso length
- Vari Flex system
- Air Contact back panel
- Top main compartment access
- Height adjustable lid
- Hydration system compatible
- Multiple pockets
- Ice axe and trekking pole carry gear loops
- Side compression straps
- Item #DTR001J
- Q & A
This pack is great for the long treks. It holds up nicely with strong zipper. It's also a comfortable and supports my back on long treks. I brought this pack on a 12 day trey and never had a problem. I would recommend this pack for anyone
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Took this bag for a one night trip into Garibaldi Park, BC, and it performed great. Solid fabric and zippers, lots of compartments, and very adjustable. The "aircontact" venting system doesn't seem to do a whole lot, but I'm sure it helps a little. I would recommend.
I see there is no raincover included, but saw some mention of a previous model being made of waterproof materials. Is it waterproof?
I've had this pack for a couple of years. I would say it's just under the waterproof point, but pretty damn water resistant. The only times I've used a cover was during a couple of really strong storms/downpours.