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:

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

The Deuter ACT Zero 50+15 Backpack is an award-winning Deuter backpack that boasts a new, ultralight design for 2011. Great for the experienced backpacker/mountaineer who needs to carry it all, without the added pack weight. This 3950-cubic-inch, 65-liter pack can carry up to 45 pounds, yet weighs only 3 pounds 5 ounces. Hollow-core aluminum stays keep this pack's frame strong and light. Pivoting VariFlex hip belt follows exaggerated movements so you stay in balance. Adjustable VariQuick shoulder harness easily adjusts to any back length and frame size. Deuter Aircontact back system conforms to your back with breathable hollow-chamber foam padding. With your every movement, a pump effect circulates air through the cushions and central air chamber, resulting in 15 percent less sweating than with a standard trekking backpack and a 5 degree Celsius reduction in heat between you and the pack. Contoured shoulder straps and hip fins have 3D-AirMesh lining for added ventilation. Hip belt stabilizer straps increase load control, and pull-forward buckle is easy to fasten even with a full pack. Height-adjustable lid is removable, with a 15-liter resupply extension collar. Side compression and shoulder stabilizer straps. Storage includes a large, compressing front stuff-it pocket, top and bottom lid pockets, interior valuables pocket, mesh side pockets and hip belt pocket. Ice axe and trekking pole loops. Hydration compatible (reservoir not included). Durable, double-layered base panel. Alpine Emergency SOS guide printed on interior to refresh your memory on aircraft signals and emergency contacts if you're in a bind. "It's the best kind of mutant. Part minimalist fast-packer, part monster hauler, the ACT Zero seemed like the perfect tool no matter what the mission," Outside Magazine Deuter Backpack Review, 2011 Gear of the Year. The Deuter 65 Liter pack keeps you going faster, lighter and longer. Color: Storm/Midnight. Weight: 3 lbs 5 oz, or 1.48 kg. Volume: 3950 cubic in, or 65 L. Carrying Capacity: 45 lbs, or 20 kg. Frame Material: Hollow-Core Aluminum X-Stays. Dimensions (in): 30 H x 12 W x 9.5 D. Dimensions (cm): 76 H x 30 W x 24 D. Fits Torso Length: 15-21 in, or 38-53 cm. Hydration Compatible. System: Aircontact ACT Zero. Materials: Ripstop 210 denier ultra-tight and hard-wearing nylon with a technical shiny surface with criss-crossed ripstop threads; Duratex Lite 500 denier weave that's durable, tear-proof and robust. Deuter Limited Lifetime Warranty

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

On Sale. Free Shipping. Deuter ACT Zero 50 + 15 Pack FEATURES of the Deuter ACT Zero 50 + 15 Pack AirContact Back System Removable Lid 15 L / Converts To Summit Pack Optional Roll Top Closure Large Front Stretch Stuff-it Pocket VariQuick Adjustable Shoulder Harness Hollowcore Aluminum X-Frame with 1/2in. Stays Resupply Extension Collar Ice Axe and Trekking Pole Attachments Hydration Compatible Top and Bottom Lid Pockets Mesh Side Pockets Hip Belt Pocket SOS Label Pull Forward Waist Belt Straps FEATURES of the Deuter AirContact ACT Zero Back System Removable Lid / Converts To Summit Pack allows you to cut weight, or keep valuables and toiletries handy when thru-hiking Anatomically Shaped shoulder straps with 3D-AirMesh cover Anatomically Shaped X-Frame creates a comfortable, flexible construction for heavy loads with 1/2in. stays VariQuick customize your fit by making your individual height adjustment Breathable Hollow Chamber foam blends superior ventilation via a pump effect that circulates air through the cushions The result is a snug fitting, stable carry and a reduction of perspiration by 15% Bilaminate foam and reinforced PE-sheet provide great load transfer and offers freedom of movement Alternative VariQuick Shoulder Harnesses Deuter packs with the VariQuick adjustment system can be customized to even more fits with accessory VQ Shoulder Harnesses SPECIFICATIONS of the Deuter ACT Zero 50 + 15 Pack Carry Capacity: 45 lbs / 20 kg Torso Length: 15-21in. / 38-53 cm Volume: 3050 cubic inches / 50 liter (+15 Liter Extension Collar) Weight No Lid: 3 lb 1 oz / 1.39 kg Lid Weight: 6 oz / 17 kg Weight: 3 lbs 7 oz / 1.56 kg Dimension: (H x W x D): 30 x 12 x 9.5in. / 76 x 30 x 24 cm Aluminium Stays: 1/2in. X-Frame Duratex-Lite / Ripstop 210

- Moosejaw

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.

- Ramsey Outdoor