User Review: Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
Number of Pockets: 7
Max. Load Carried: 35lbs
Height of Owner: 6'-1"
Price Paid: $80 I know the rep...
Where do I start. First let's talk about what makes Deuter packs different, the ventilation. The pack is BY FAR the coolest pack I've ever carried. Historically I've used North Face, VauDe, and Jansport packs. Each one left me a sweaty mess after just a couple miles. The Deuter left a couple spots that were wet but overall I was dry.
Otherwise, the pack is plenty stable with the X style aluminum stays. I really dig the double duty bottom. There seems to be just the right number of pockets. The pack's weight-to-capacity ratio is good. The bottom line is I can put 35 lbs in this thing and carry it for 18 miles and not have all the usual sore spots.
Nitpicks that cost the pack half a star. Some of the zippers for smaller pockets are overkill. Next is a nitpick I have with many packs. The bottom compartment divider. I love the bottom compartment with separate access, but the divider is always optional with a really heavy duty zipper. Make the darned pack one way or the other. Make the compartment or leave it out. Who the heck chooses a separate compartment and then an open rucksack the next time out. Wow, that was a rant.