Deuter Aircontact 45+10

2 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



I've just started trail hiking and light mountaineering.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: Internal frame rucksack
Size: 45+10
Number of Pockets: 6+1(for rain cover)
Max. Load Carried: Around 25kilos
Height of Owner: 5'8"
Price Paid: $155

I've just started trail hiking and light mountaineering. This pack is my first rucksack and I got to say that it fits well and it handles load precisely.

At first, I thought that all the straps are just for show, but once you've loaded the pack you could easily adjust with a few quick pulls. The Vari-quick system allows for a custom fit that spells a lot in the comfort department and the Air-contact system indeed reduces lower back sweating. Durability and toughness of the pack is unquestionable.

I had a first timer blunder, I accidentally slid down a steep incline with the pack protecting my back, aside from minor abrasions the pack is still well in-tact with no sign of seam stress or rips.

Overall this rucksack comes highly recommended, even my friends sported the same bag at our last hiking trip, and to quote what they think of their packs..."Deuter is the BMW of backpacks" hehehe...


This pack has the build quality and features of brands…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: amazing for the price
Size: perfect
Number of Pockets: a lot
Max. Load Carried: a lot
Price Paid: $159.99

This pack has the build quality and features of brands that cost over twice as much! Gotta love the Vari-Quick system. I have a fairly long torso, and being able to adjust the torso length was the main selling point. Feels great when carrying. Distributes weight evenly.... great balance. Also includes a built-in rain cover that has its own pocket and remains attached to the pack so you don't lose it. Nice. I would recommend Deuter packs over Osprey or Granite Gear. Period.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Fast Free Shipping on orders over $50. The Deuter Packs Aircontact 45+10 Backpack is an excellent choice for a weekend trip. Will fit your tent, sleeping bag, some cooking gear, and some food with ease.


A mid-sized trekking pack with the 'X' frame suspension is great for a short outing or a younger explorer.

- Altrec Outdoors

Compact weekend pack with exceptional back ventilation and carrying comfort. Features Deuter's Aircontact system- the hydro-and thermo-phobic Aircontact foam creates a pump effect through optimum compression and expansion. This provides all-around ventilation and outstanding comfort. Stabilizer straps ensure carrying comfort regardless of terrain. Contoured mesh shoulder straps with Air mesh lining. Aluminum stays transfer the pack load to the bi-laminate hipbelt with Air mesh lining. Vari-Quick system for easy back adjustment. Packbag features a height-adjustable top lid, inside flat map pocket, daisy chain, and dual ice axe loops. Hydration system compatible. Made from Deuter -MacroTec/Deuter-Ripstop-Polytex/Duratex fabric.

- Campmor

The Aircontact 45+10 is a very popular backpack for mountain climbing, ski touring or trekking because of its great handling, carrying comfort and its exceptional back ventilation. It is also an excellent pack for short, weekend backpacking trips. The Aircontact 45+10 pack has an incredibly comfortable ergonomic suspension that keeps you cool and also creates a stable load bearing system that gives you flexibility as you move. The Aircontact 45+10 is a favorite among climbers, with its double layered bottom, keeping your climbing gear from poking holes in your backpack as well as your back! And it's plenty durable to handle endless climbing trips to the local trad or sport crag. Versatile, durable and super comfy, you can't go wrong with the tons of features this pack gives you. Be sure to load your pack correctly for the best performance and comfort, and have fun!

- RockCreek

On Sale. Free Shipping. Deuter Aircontact 45+10 Pack (Fall 2008) The Aircontact 45+10 Pack by Deuter is a mid-sized trekking pack with the 'X' frame suspension is great for a short outing or a younger explorer. Specifications: Volume: 2750-3350 cubic inches / 45+10 liters Torso: 14-19.5 inches Weight: 4 lbs. 14 oz. Dimensions (HxWxD): 28 x 15 x 11 inches System: Aircontact Materials: Ballistic/Ripstop Polytex/Duratex Features: anatomic hip fins with compression straps for perfect load control top lid pocket with inside mesh pocket inside map pocket lower compartment with half-moon zipper daisy chain two ice axe loops double-layered bottom rain cover included hydration system compatible Carrying Capacity = 45 lbs.

- Moosejaw

Deuter Aircontact 45+10


The Aircontact 45+10 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$95.40 - $159.00

The Deuter Aircontact 45+10 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 10, 2010 at

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