For a better hike.
Deuter's Airlite 22 Backpack brings a seriously comfortable carry to day-long hikes over tough terrain. Its Aircomfort FlexLite suspension system has a twin-frame design that enhances flexibility as well as ventilation by separating the pack's load from your skin. This system also includes anatomic shoulder straps and waist belt made of 3D AirMesh padding for breathable cush.
Inside the Airlite's top panel, you'll find a hydration system that's compatible with three-liter reservoirs. The front stow pocket has a detachable rain cover, and there are dual waist belt pockets perfect for trail mix. Deuter also added side pockets for water bottles and compression straps for a secure load.
- Aircomfort FlexLite suspension system
- Top panel access
- Hydration system compatible
- Detachable rain cover
- Front, side, waist belt pockets
- Compression straps
- Item #DTR001X
- Q & A
Structured support makes the difference!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I have had other small day packs, including the REI Flash. They are light, and can hold gear. The problem? Over distances, all that weight (i.e.,2 liter water bladder), hangs, and pulls, on your shoulders. No hip or torso support whatsoever. The Deuter Airlite is a nice small day pack. But it has a great frame, that is still lightweight. It breathes, and has a great torso strap with mesh backing and pockets, that provides the support to hold water, that packs like the Flash simply lack. That allows for greater comfort for me over longer stretches of trail. Also, a huge unexpected plus: It comes with a nicely tucked away rain cover! How awesome is that.
Wanted this as a dedicated daypack. First shot at using this was an icey winter day trip up to San Jacinto summit. Packed it to the brim and could hardly tell I had it on. The suspension system that keeps it off your back is ridged enough to keep the full pack weight off, yet close enough that you do not feel it hanging off you. Taking the pack off I had very minimal sweat spots. Deuter did an awesome job on the design.
One boo boo though. I accidentally stepped on the male-end waist buckle and it broke. So I just tied the ends together for the trip. I do not think I put all that much weight on it and it is a pretty skimpy buckle being pretty thin. I will not hit the rating for that since it was nott designed to be stepped on lol. Luckily it is an easy replacement and I will just upgrade it to a heavier plastic buckle to avoid my savagery.
Otherwise, super stoked to use this on future day trips.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Love having a smaller pack that I can use for shorter hikes and excursions. It is large enough to fit up to a full 3L water reservoir of any brand and still has plenty of space for other stuff in the pack. the pockets on the waist straps are great for holding small items. There is a system that keeps the bulk of the backpack away from your back so there is airflow on your entire back. That's a nice touch. Would definitely recommend this or anything in this series to anyone.
great little pack
I did a fair amount of research before I bought this small day pack and am nothing but satisfied with it. The back suspension system fits great and allows ventilation. Chest,shoulder and hip cinch belts adjust easily. The zippered mesh pockets on both sides of the waist snap are great for snacks. I mainly got the pack for it's size and that it had mesh water bottle pouches on either side. Interior top compartment for my wallet, top straps for a raincoat. This is a great, lightweight small pack. I just did the rim to rim in the Grand Canyon and could not have asked for a better pack.