Deuter AC Lite 20
This is a great pack for day hiking. I used it in hikes up to 15 miles and was able to fit all I needed for the day, including water. Very comfortable, stable, light weight, and great back ventilation (thanks to the back mesh design).
My only minor complaint, the side mesh pockets are not tight enough to hold a large water bottle (they should have added a strap to secure the bottle), but since I use it with a hydration bladder, it's not an issue for me.
This is my favorite day hiking bag.
Price Paid: $70
This is far and away the best daypack I've used. Everything I need fits for 10-20 mile hikes, both hot and cold weather.
Unlike another reviewer, I have no trouble carrying large water bottles in the mesh side pockets. Very comfortable in all conditions. The mesh back is particularly welcome in hot weather.
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Deuter AC Lite 20 Backpack is a roomy daypack that allows you to comfortably carry all of your essentials. Two side mesh pockets provide space for water bottles and snacks. Aircomfort back system keeps your back cool in hot weather, providing comfort and great ventilation. Hot air dissipates freely from three sides. Contoured, padded shoulder straps with 3D AirMesh battle the heat on your front side. A sturdy spring steel frame is this pack's backbone, keeping it flexible and light. Integrated, detachable rain cover included in a secret pocket in the bottom of the pack. Loops on the front for trekking poles or ice axe. Practical single lid closure. Hydration compatible (reservoir not included). This streamlined Deuter backpack is perfect for day hikers who want to keep it light and fast on the trail. Available Colors: Apple Bamboo, Black Titan. Volume: 1200 cubic in. Weight: 2 lbs. System: Air Comfort. Materials: Microrip Nylon, a 210 denier fabric with strong ripstop threads and PU coating. Dimensions (in): 20 H x 12 W x 8 D . Torso Length: One Size. Carrying Capacity: 15 lbs
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
The Deuter AC Lite 20 Backpack fits the bill for backpackers and day hikers who don't want a lot of bells and whistles to interfere with their time on the trail. Though it only weighs two pounds, this pack comfortably carries 15-pounds of gear without a worry. Two side pockets give you a place to stash snacks within easy reach, and Deuter added an Air Comfort back panel for extra ventilation in hot weather.
The AC Lite 20 Backpack by Deuter is a simple, yet technical pack designed for long day hikes, or just commuting to work and back. The best feature of the AC Lite 20 is its ability to keep moisture from accumulating on your back, with its Aircomfort mesh that provides comfort and great ventilation and its breathable padding that has a special ventilating hollow chamber foam. Every movement a pump effect circulates air through the Aircontact cushion keeping you cooler than normal. This is a pack that offers a little fashion with a lot of function.
On Sale. Free Shipping. Deuter AC Lite 20 Backpack (Fall 2010) FEATURES of the AC Lite 20 Backpack by Deuter Aircomfort Advanced Systems Contoured padded shoulder straps with 3D AirMesh lining Lid pocket Valuables pocket with zip Practical single lid closure 3M-reflector Hiking pole loops Side mesh pockets Hydration system compatible Integrated, detachable rain cover Trekking Pole Attachments SPECIFICATIONS: Volume: 1200 cubic inches Weight: 2 lbs. Dimensions (HxWxD): 20 x 12 x 8 inches System: Air Comfort Materials: Microrip Nylon Carrying Capacity: 15 lbs. OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean.