Deuter Spectro AC 38
Comfortable, light versatile, there is an external…
Design: Top-loading with front panel access
Size: 2100 cubic inches
Number of Pockets: 5
Max. Load Carried: 7 kilos
Height of Owner: 6 feet
Price Paid: $121
Comfortable, light versatile, there is an external zipper access under the shovel pocket, water bottle sleeves are large and secure, though slightly difficult to reach around and grab.
Only drawback of some significance is the lack of an integrated rainfly, but those are sold seperately. LOL But besides that this pack will stay with me till it plays out, if that is possible. Highly recommended and why not, it's a Deuter.
Update: November 23, 2011
Okay, so it has been two years, about, and no complaints. Not really meant for over twenty pounds. But makes one of the best large daypacks that I have ever owned.
Fly fishing on the Green in Utah, performed flawlessly for entire days on my back, lugging waders down and up the canyon, leaving on with my hydration bladder, layers, food, and extra tackle; and over a year of college classes, along with lugging everything I needed around town.
Elastic shove it pouches have some slight stains on them, and the back mesh panel is a little stretched out. But besides those, no complaints.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The new Aircomfort Flexlite back system gives the user 25% less perspiration and spring-steel construction, but the heaviest pack in the series is only 2 lbs 11 oz! Another landmark in Deuter's history of innovation.
- Rocky Mountain Trail
Your overnight pack no longer has to feel like youre carrying a load for a month-long trek thanks to the Deuter Spectro AC 38 Backpack. This ultralight backpack features the Aircomfort Flexlite back system that offers both support and ventilation, so youre not drenched in sweat and weeping in pain on the side of the trail.
The Spectro series offers Deuter's world-renowned active ventilation in a lightweight package. The new Aircomfort Flexlite back system gives the user 25% less perspiration and spring-steel construction, but the heaviest pack in the series is only 2 lbs 11 oz! Another landmark in Deuter's history of innovation. For a limited time you can get this sleek pack with a NOLS logo on it.
- Ramsey Outdoor
The Deuter Spectro AC 38 pack brings together light weight and quality design that takes you from forested trails to soaring peaks in lightweight comfort. Contoured, padded shoulder straps offer breathability and comfort. Aircomfort Flexlite suspension enhances cooling airflow, provides spring-steel load support, and helps preserve an overall light load. Padded hipbelt wraps your body, stabilizing and controlling lateral movement while underway. Main compartment with top and front zipper access has plenty of room for lunch and the 10 essentials; 2 stretch-woven side pockets hold water bottles or snacks. Stretch-woven front pocket stores your map, compass, headlamp and other often-used gear. Hydration-compatible design features reservoir pocket and drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration (reservoir sold separately). Attachments for ice axe and trekking poles allow you to lash gear to the exterior. Side compression straps let you cinch down loads for jostle-free carrying. Deuter Spectro AC 38 pack is made with Hexlite 100 ripstop nylon for light weight and durability.