Another excuse to take a long weekend.
Deuter's ACT Lite 65+10 Backpack expands just in case you want to bring more fun toys on your weekend adventures. Its AirContact suspension system uses breathable padding at the back panel, waist belt, and shoulder straps for a comfy hike up to the campsite. This system also includes stabilizer straps, a supportive X-frame, Vari-Quick easy adjustments, and Deuter's fully mobile Vari Flex system.
Inside this traditional top-loader, Deuter inserted a hydration-compatible sleeve, a bottom compartment for sleeping bags, and an extra compartment for dirty clothes. There are also stretch front and side pockets for water bottles and layers. Other pockets include one internal for valuables, one top for maps, and one waist belt for energy gels. This backpack also features compression straps, load adjustments, and loops for your helmet, ice axes, and trekking poles.
- AirContact suspension system
- Expandable top lid access
- Hydration system compatible
- Separate sleeping bag bottom compartment
- Wet laundry compartment
- Stretch front and side pockets
- Lid, internal, and waist belt pockets
- Compression and load adjustment straps
- Helmet, ice axe, and trekking pole loops
- Item #DTR001N
- Q & A
Great for Scouts
I recently gave this as a gift to my nephew who's in the Scouts for his trip to the Grand Canyon. He said this was a great pack for the trip since the backpanel vented really well in the heat. It also carried heavy loads with comfort when had to carry other scout's gear for them. A big upgrade from the North Face Terra series he said.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Great pack for everything from back-country adventures to all day hikes. Comfortable with excellent back ventilation.
I recently loaned mine to my brother for a two week coastal hike. He was able to store more then enough gear and was so happy with the Deuter ACT Lite he is bought his own!
Awesome pack, Deuter is the best
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This was my first internal frame pack I bought, being the larger multi day pack used when my smaller frameless pack was not enough. The first real trip I took this on was the Pemi Loop in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It was a 3 day trip going over 8 mountains with about 9000' of total elevation gain. The pack ate it all up and was extremely comfortable the entire trip. My favorite part of the pack was the VariQuick strap adjustment system, as it was very easy to find the right riding height and lock it in for as long as needed. Another reason why I chose this pack was because of the large amount of back airflow, as I get very hot on my back regardless of the conditions or difficulty of the hike. The Aircontact ACT Lite System worked perfectly and kept my back very comfortable. Since the Pemi Loop, I have taken this pack on many multi day trips all over the North East and it has been a breeze to use. I have used Deuter packs for years and there's a reason why I always come back to them.
Part of my body
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
After years of backpacking with my faithful Kelty external frame pack I finally made the switch to the internal frame Deuter 65 + 10. Should of done this years ago! First test was the rugged Enchantment Lakes trails in the Cascades with a 4,000 ' elevation gain on day one. This was some of the most challenging uneven terrain I've ever backpacked on and the pack felt like part of my body. Mainly because of the multiple compression straps and overall design. It rode extremely well and was tight to my body while I climbed over rocks and around trees. My favorite part is that it doesn't have the swing weight of an external frame pack, which was especially helpful in this terrain. Still one of my biggest concerns with an internal frame pack was that it wouldn't have the ventilation of an external one and therefore it would ride hot. I was pleasantly surprised that was not the case due to the great Air Contact suspension system. The mesh pocket in the back was also a convenient place to shed and store exterior layers after a mile on the trail, or put your wet rain gear in after the rain subsides. All and all I am VERY happy with this pack and would recommend it highly.
Fits Like A Glove
It took about a mile of hiking to get it all snugged up, but after that, I forgot it was there. Handled all of the equipment I needed for backpacking and hammock camping during a rainy weekend in Missouri. Plenty of straps kept things tight and secure. So far I'm very happy with it.
Note...It doesn't come with a rain cover so look into purchasing one separately.
Deuter in Dilijan National Park
Students on a fantastic 4 day trip in Armenia.