User Review: Deuter Aircontact 75+10
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: ~250 cdn
I'm a woman who has used this pack for many years. Its adjustable straps and padded harness are super comfy.
- Fully adjustable harness
- Well balanced pack
- Lots of room
- Flexibility of use
- Pouches on the sides are almost useless
This backpacking mother needed a pack to carry my gear and most of my (at the time) young son's essentials. This pack is the most comfortable one I own.
It has velcro adjustments for the length of my back, a fully adjustable harness and a removable/replaceable hip belt. The cushy padding on the hip belt becomes essential with a heavy load and the extra 10 was acres of room for all we needed. The pack is not waterproof (it's water resistant) but the attached rain cover is hidden underneath and it does its job.
A small drawback is the side pouches. One would think they'd hold a one litre jug. No way! They fall out. This is annoying as they are a bit hard to reach while wearing the pack. Now I only use them for stuff I can strap in. My solution for water is a Platypus. There is a pouch for that inside the pack.
I've owned this pack for more than 10 years and it has held up really well. I continue to use it even though I don't fill it like I used to. Luckily the gear straps cinch the pack in for a smaller load and keep it nicely balanced. Additionally it has ice tool loops, so it has even more useful options.
When it is time to retire this pack I will consider this line again.