Deuter ACT Zero 50+15
3 lb 4 oz / 1480 g
3050 cu in / 50 L
30 in x 12 in x 9.4 in / 76 cm x 30 cm x 24 cm
Deuter-Duratex-Lite / Deuter-Ripstop 210
For those of us who might only be doing two or three…
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.
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.
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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.
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.