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Deuter Compact Air EXP 8 SL

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It's a nice looking pack with some good features.

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $130

Summary

It's a nice looking pack with some good features. Some of the zippers do not zip smoothly unless they are at a very specific angle.

Pros

  • Nice features, like the zip-out extension.
  • Frame fits nicely and keeps pack snug to body.
  • Lots of storage pockets.

Cons

  • Zippers do not flow smoothly.
  • No place for bike light on rain cover.

It's a nice looking pack with some good features. The frame and body of the pack fit very nicely and snug to the body, even when going over rough terrain. The pack is comfortable to wear fully loaded or empty.  

I think the best feature is the expandable body, it has come in handy many times. Another nice feature is the stow-able rain cover, though it would be nicer if it still allowed for the bike light to be attached to the pack.

There are several options for storage of all types of things both inside the pack and strapped to the outside of the pack. All have been very secure.

An issue with the pack is that some of the zippers do not zip smoothly unless they are at a very specific angle.  It's annoying but manageable. Also the lettering on the pack came off immediately. It was just like an iron on press on or something, not sewn in.

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Deuter Compact Air EXP 8 SL

currently retails for:
$124.95 - $125.00
MSRP: $125.00

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Specs

Weight 2 lb 2 oz / 970 g
Capacity 490 cu in / 8 L
Size 17 in x 9.4 in x 6.3 in / 43 cm x 24 cm x 16 cm
Material Deuter-Ripstop-Nylon