Deuter Aircontact Lite 60+10 SL
Number of Pockets: 2 side pockets, 1 main, 1 sleeping compartment
Max. Load Carried: 30 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'5
Price Paid: $130
It just seems so weird that there are so few reviews for this brand. I must say that for the miniscule price I paid, I got a superb suspension that rivals all the major brands. I bought this at REI after trying on several packs. I was looking for a mid-sized pack (3500 cubic inches or so) to practice downsizing my long-range gear... and this fit the ticket.
Truly, it has a great suspension system that never cuts into my shoulders or hinders my movement... and keeps almost all the weight securely centered on my hips and legs. Exceedingly good for trails... pretty good for off-trail too. And the way it's designed really allows for amazing airflow to your back so I'm rarely sweaty there.
It does have its problems:
For example...the shoulder straps loosen over the course of your trip. Be prepared to correct this constantly as you go. When it loosens, it gives the pack a sort of sideways sway that can slow some off-trail scrambles.
However, if you're looking for a NO FRILLS pack with a great suspension at a minimal price, check this one out.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The nimble Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL is designed to provide women a lightweight, comfortable pack capable of carrying heavy loads. Deuter combined lightweight, streamlined materials with a fully adjustable fit and stable platform. The versatile ACT Lite 60+10 SL weighs under 4 pounds, yet boasts an expandable collar for additional capacity and the ability to comfortably carry 50 pounds. SL Women's specific fit AIRCONTACT back system blends ventilation and contact to keep load stable while reducing heat build-up Anatomically shaped VARIQUICK adjustable shoulder harness is made of 3D-AirMesh Comfortably carries loads up to 50 pounds (23 kg) Anatomically shaped hollow-core Aluminum X stays creates flexible support for medium to heavy loads Expandable collar adds up to 10 liters of additional space Anatomically cut hip belt with bilaminate foam provides great load transfer and offers freedom of movement Large front stretch stuff pocket is useful for stashing maps, rain jacket or climbing helmet Hydration-compatible reservoir pocket and drink tube exit port Ice axe and trekking pole attachments Top and bottom lid pockets Stretch-side pockets Stash lip balm or sunscreen in hip belt pocket for on-the-go applications Pull forward hip belt straps SOS Label
These athletic, sleek packs remain true to their lightweight credentials: with their minimal weight and purist, technical look, the ACT Lite models are good-looking, light, yet reliable companions on any tour. Twin lid buckles and a stretch front compartment provide more options to store all your kit. Front gear loops also mean you can easily attach a sleeping mat to the outside. The slimline body of the pack and the compact hip belt allow plenty of freedom of movement when trekking or mountaineering. The SL models offer sportswomen best in class carry comfort, thanks to the narrower SL shoulder straps with their double `Soft-Edge? trim and conically shaped hip fins.
The Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL Women's Backpack is the lightest largest option in the women's specific line of Deuter backpacks. Slim body profile equals more freedom of movement. Women's specific SL model gives women and smaller framed bodies a comfortable option with narrower S-shaped shoulder straps with double Soft-Edge trim and conically shaped hip fins. Lid pockets and a new stretch-woven front stuff-it pocket provide ample quick-access storage. Gear loops are easy exterior attachment points for sleeping pad, etc. Removable and lightweight anatomic X-Frame aluminum stays. 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. Aircontact system conforms to the back with breathable hollow-chamber foam padding. With your every movement, a pump effect circulates air through the cushions, resulting in 15 percent less sweating than with a standard trekking backpack. 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 closure provides freedom of head movement. Side compression and shoulder stabilizer straps. Storage includes stretch-woven side pockets, top lid pocket, front pocket, valuables pocket and wet laundry stash. Bottom access compartment with internal zipper divider. Ice axe loops. Lid compartment eyelet fixation points. 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. If you're going light, fast and even longer, this is the women's backpacking pack for you. Color: Midnight CoolBlue, Elerald Silver. SL Women's Specific Fit. Capacity: 3650-4250 cubic in. Weight: 3 lbs 12 oz. Dimensions (in): 31 H x 14 W x 12 D. Torso: 14-20 in. Carrying Capacity: 45 lbs. System: Aircomfort. Hydration compatible. Materials: Ripstop 210/Duratex Lite, a ultra-tight weave, hard-wearing 210 denier nylon recognized by its very technical, shiny surface with criss-crossed ripstop threads, and a robust and durable 500 denier base fabric that's tear-proof
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
This lightweight multiday women's pack from Deuter features a light and fast design that will keep you cool on your trekking adventures. Vari-Quick harness adjustment system lets you dial in the best fit quickly and easily. Deuter Aircontact Lite suspension features a special hollow foam which creates a pump effect, forcing warm air out and drawing cool air in. Hollow-core aluminum X-frame offers torsional rigidity, flexibility for body movement and effective weight transfer. Contoured, padded shoulder straps feature 3-D air mesh lining for breathability and stabilizer straps for ideal positioning of pack. Bi-laminate foam hipbelt uses a soft interior foam for comfort and a stiffer outer foam for weight transfer and lateral movement control. Top-loading main compartment offers lots of room for your overnight gear; 2 side mesh pockets store your water bottles or snacks. Adjustable lid has 2 pockets for quick access to gear such as map, headlamp, first-aid kit, sunscreen and multi-tool. Extendable lid allows you to expand the collar, adding up to 600 cu. in. (10 liters) of storage space. Hydration-compatible design features reservoir pocket and drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration (reservoir sold separately). Bottom compartment lets you stuff your sleeping bag or other light, bulky items directly into the pack; shares a zippered separator with the main bag. Side compression straps let you cinch down loads for jostle-free carrying. Dual ice axe loops and front elastic cord are ideal for securing gear to the front of the pack. SL refers to Slim Fit, specifically designed with narrow, short shoulder straps and short back-system proportions for women. Slim women's fit also features more of a cant to the hipbelt than do unisex packs, softer edges on shoulder straps and a shortened overall back length.