thegooddoctorwrote a review of Deuter ACT Lite 65+10 Backpack - 3970cu in on May 7, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Good air on the back
Great, sturdy fabric
Plenty of room - that is compressible
Side pockets are unreachable (at least for me) while it is on
Only one hip pocket
I had the opportunity to try this on before I bought it, and that saved me from spending more on a less comfortable pack. As soon as I put it on I knew it was the one. The adjustable harness gets it sized perfectly and will allow me to hand it down to my son when he gets older. Would be even better if their was one more hip pocket and if the H2O hose opening was of to one side - it tends to poke me in the back of the head right where it comes out of the pack.
I've got about 100 miles on this bag now and I love it even more now. Has held up perfectly, still fits great, and is very compressible or expandable depending on how much I'm carrying.