User Review: Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
Price Paid: $179
I started backpacking last year and purchased a Gregory Z pack. After two day carrying 35 pounds I had sore hips and a sore spine. This pack would work great for another body but not mine.
I did research and looked at Osprey, Gregory, Deuter and REI. I went to a store that had all these models and immediately liked the Deuter when I cinched the belt. Love it. It's 12 ounces heavier than the Z pack I started with but it doesn't matter how light it is if it's not comfortable. I like the torso adjustment which can be changed in seconds.