Deuter ACT Zero 50+15

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Weight 3 lb 4 oz / 1480 g
Capacity 3050 cu in / 50 L
Size 30 in x 12 in x 9.4 in / 76 cm x 30 cm x 24 cm
Material Deuter-Duratex-Lite / Deuter-Ripstop 210



For those of us who might only be doing two or three…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $165


For those of us who might only be doing two or three day trips, 65l of storage in a 50l pack is a good compromise.


  • comfortable
  • layout


  • quality

I really only have time to do short hikes, a couple of days at a time so I need a pack that wasn't huge. Of course my hiking buddy doesn't always carry his share of the gear, he is nine, so a pack that can expand when needed is nice.

This pack fits me well and there seems to be a place for everything and it is well though out. A place for trekking poles that is accessible but not in your way, a place for my reading glasses and so forth. Now I know a lot of modern packs are like this, but for me things just seem to have a place where I would put them.

Now the bad. The pack is rugged and well made but one of the pull tabs wasn't crimped correctly and broke on the first use. I would have hoped QC would have picked this up. Deuter did offer to fix it for free but the shipping wasn't worth it when a half knot would do.

When my hiking partner stops growing I might get him a Deuter as well, just the largest pack they make so he can carry my gear as well.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Deuter's ACT Zero 50+15 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The ACT Zero series was built for the thru hiker who travels light and fast. These packs will allow the experienced backpacker /mountaineer to carry all the necessities without the added pack weight.


The Deuter ACT Zero 50 + 15 pack is perfect for the thru-hiker who travels light and fast and carry all your necessities in comfort.


Deuter ACT Zero 50+15 Pack Hike on mountainous areas swiftly with the Deuter ACT Zero 50+15 Pack. The AIRCONTACT Lite system allows optimal positioning of the backpack. A pump effect distributes air through the breathable cushions. Its hollow-core aluminum offers torsional rigidity and flexibility, to follow body movements. The polyurethane-coated ripstop nylon fabric protects your pack from the weather. An extension collar adds 15 L of space. The forward-pull hip belt adjustment helps you achieve a perfect fit. Strap on the Deuter ACT Zero 50+15 Pack.

- SunnySports

Deuter designed the ACT Zero 50+15 Backpack to be as lightweight and comfortable as it is versatile. The AirContact back system supports your load with an anatomically cut harness with breathable hollow-chamber foam and mesh to allow airflow between your back and the pack, reducing perspiration by 15% for a cool, dry, comfortable you. Strong and lean Duratex-Lite, ripstop 210 and hollow-core aluminum keep you light on your feet, and an extendable collar, 15-liter convertible lid, and plenty of pockets give you plenty of carrying options for tons of treks.