For your short getaways and quick summits, the Women's Deuter Speed Lite 22L SL Backpack gets the job done without making a peep. Weighing a mere pound and a half, it still boasts Deuter's durable, long-lasting construction, as well as plenty of features for longer treks. The 22L capacity offers abundant space for your favorite fleece, a peanut butter and raspberry jelly sandwich, and your book of the week; the hydration sleeve can easily fit a 2 or 3 liter water reservoir. Should the clouds look stormy, you can stuff your rain shell in the front stretch pocket, or use the connecting compression straps to carry even more layers. Trekking pole spots are there if your hike includes steep stretches, and convenient zippered pockets on the waist belt keep your lip balm or pocket knife easy to reach.
- Lightweight day pack for steep ascents and fast-paced hikes
- 22L capacity offers space for day hike essentials
- Lite Air back system offers breathable, lightweight comfort
- Hydration sleeve makes it easy to drink water on the go
- A myriad of pockets and gear loops let you pack extra gear
- SOS label provides useful tips if you get lost in the woods
- Adjustable shoulder and hip fins tailor the ideal fit
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- Q & A
Super comfortable day pack
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I'm 5'4 with a short torso and scrawny shoulders, and finding packs that fit has been a pain. This one fits so well I can almost forget about it! The hip fins are secure and comfortable, with pockets big enough for my hand lens, chapstick, or pocket knife. Too small for a phone, but I'm OK with that because larger pockets would just get in the way of my arms. The hip straps do a good job of keeping the pack stable when I'm scrambling on rocky terrain, and support the pack's weight well. The shoulder straps don't dig into my neck. The hydration sleeve fits a 3L bladder comfortably, but it's a bit fiddly getting the tube through to the outside of the pack. There's plenty of space for lunch, essentials, binoculars, and a layer. The color is very nice (I got it in cardinal/maroon) but is more muted that the online photos appear - it's kind of a warm rosy pink.
The pockets on the side of the pack might be awkward if you want to fit water bottles in them - the cinch strap is in the way. However I just use my camelback so I'm fine with that, and use the side pockets for snacks and a map.