Equipped for long, strange trips.
If you need a trustworthy companion for week-long treks through the mountains or a month of wandering around Europe, look no further than the Deuter Women's Aircontact 60 + 10 SL Backpack. This spacious pack sports a women's-specific fit and an Aircontact suspension system for supreme comfort, even when hauling heavy loads, and it has plenty of features to help it handle journeys through wilderness and urban areas alike.
The Aircontact suspension system features a special ventilating hollow chamber foam that actually circulates air with every movement so you get a continuous supply of fresh air on your back and shoulders while you hike. Anatomically-shaped Vari Flex hip fins stabilize the pack so you don't get thrown off balance when you're negotiating tricky terrain. The system is also completely adjustable so you can dial in the perfect fit, and a multi-chamber aluminum X-frame supports your heaviest loads.
A removable day pack means you don't have to haul around a huge bag when you go on short side hikes or day trips around town. A detachable rain cover protects your gear when storms strike far from shelter, and a wet/dry compartment gives you a space to stash soggy clothes after the rain passes. Ice axe/trekking pole loops and external daisy chains secure items that won't fit inside the pack. Multiple pockets help you stay organized during your travels. There's also a hydration sleeve (reservoir not included) so you can take sips on the go.
- Adjustable Aircontact suspension system
- Active Fit shoulder straps
- Vari Flex hip fins
- Multi-chamber aluminum X-frame
- Removable day pack
- Compression straps
- Detachable rain cover
- Hydration compatible (reservoir not included)
- Wet/dry compartment
- Ice axe and trekking pole loops
- Item #DTR003C
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
As soon as I put this pack on I was in love. I am 5'7" with a 17.5" torso, and the Aircontact allows for plenty of tweaks that make the fit feel more custom. I now understand why there is no sizing needed for these packs!
The waist belt is cushy and wide, and lets my hips carry all the weight without any pinching or soreness to my lower back. The shoulder straps feel great, too. They are super adjustable, and don't squish boobies like a lot of other packs out there, or leave the indents of the straps in my shoulders.
The layout of the Aircontact helps maximize every last available inch of space in the 70 liter pack. The bottom zip compartment fits my sleeper with no problems, allowing me to fill the main compartment of the bag with the rest of the essentials. There are a lot of backpacking packs on the market, but comfort certainly wins the contest.