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A peak-conquering pack made just for the ladies.

With its slim-body profile and women-specific design, the Deuter Women's ACT Lite 60+10 SL Backpack is an alpine athlete's dream come true. Without going overboard on weight, Deuter stacked this pack with highly-breathable padding and a host of alpine-specific features that are ready to usher you and your gear above tree line. Reach for this bag if you're looking for a highly-adjustable, multi-day pack that doesn't skimp on the details.
  • SL stands for slim line, which sports women-specific tech such as conical shape, a pre-shaped hip belt, a narrow shoulder width, shorter shoulder straps with narrow and tapered ends, and shoulders that have a subtle S-shape
  • AirContact back system uses two breathable mesh strips up the back to create a chimney effect that circulates cool air in from the bottom and allows hot air to escape out the top
  • Variquick adjustable harness provides custom adjustment for backs 13-20in in length
  • Aluminum X stays provide a rigid structure that makes heavier loads more manageable
  • Variflex pivoting waist belt moves with your mountain maneuvers and helps transfer the pack's load to your legs
  • The bottom-accessed sleeping bag compartment includes a removable zip divider for organization or simplifying your load
  • Ice axe or trekking pole loops secure your tools as you start your trek

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5 5

Phenomenal pack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had this pack for over the year and love it. I used it on multi day backpacking trips in the summer and overnights in winter. It carries the loads very well - I've loaded it up to low 50s. I am 5'4 and 120 lb. The hip belts are awesome and the pack fits me extremely well. If adjusted well, I don't get sore shoulders, hips and such. At over 3 lb, it is not light, but rides very well, better than some smaller packs I own. Great pack!

3 5

Men's pack fit me better!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've taken this pack on 2 - 5 day backpacking & climbing trips, and otherwise used on day climbing outings. The max weight I've loaded to is mid 40 lbs.
There are many great things about this pack... such as:
Clever torso length adjustment
Excellent construction
Adjustable position of brain
Juuuust the right size for a weekend-lightweight week trip
Great value

There are also many things left to be desired.
Top on my list-o-beefs is that the women's fit hipbelt is awful. Perhaps just for me, though I suspect I'm not such an unusual geometry (5'9", 150'). The torso length of the men's pack is adjustable enough to cover gals in my height range, and their hip belt doesn't have these annoying, painful divot-things that are supposed to somehow fit me better. Or fit at all.
The suspension is on the light side, and will quite comfortably suspend loads into the mid-high 30 lb range. Above that and the pack will strain. This is not a pack to expect comfort with a 40-50 lb load.
Also, there are no bottom straps, which is... kind of weird. Not a deal breaker.
At the end of the day, I will probably go back to my Osprey Kestrel 48 for lighter loads, and my Osprey Ariel 65 for the bigguns.

4 5

Good Weekend Pack

Very comfortable and easy to pack. When weight is balanced, it's easy to forget you have it on. Easy to adjust shoulder strap height. Bottom access is a nice feature. Have not used option for separate bottom compartment yet. Wish lid was removable/ hip pack for day hikes. Wish I could access the side mesh pockets w/o having to take the pack off. I'd buy it again, but would probably get one with a convertible lid instead, if I remembered.

VARIQUICK Adjustable Shoulder Harness Illustrated

VARIQUICK Adjustable Shoulder Harness Illustrated

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Bottom Compartment Access with Internal Zip Divider

Bottom Compartment Access with Internal Zip Divider

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AIRCONTACT Lite Back System Illustrated

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