I'm returning it. Urgh I so wanted to love this one!

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $159


I'm returning it.


  • More pockets


  • Fit is all wrong

Urgh I so wanted to love this one!  

The pack is superb, beautifully made, top materials, they really thought of everything.  

Why am I returning it? Because it does not fit me at all:

Even though this is from the SL line, meaning "slim line", women specific, I swear it actually fits like a man's pack. The hip fins are not nearly as angled as they need to be and neither are the shoulder straps. I got nasty rub spots on my neck, collarbone and hip.  

It's a real shame because the pack is really gorgeous and strong. It can hold a lot of stuff, and honestly after my first trip snowshoeing with it I was stoked, but when the soreness set in, I figured I'd try it again on a (no snow) hike and everything got worse.  

It's probably an awesome pack for smaller men with shorter spines, but much as I wanted to love it, this one frankly hated me, lol.  


Thanks for the review, Lillia. I noticed you like some other Deuter SL packs, but not this one. Did you notice if it was designed differently?

3 years ago

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The Deuter ACT Trail Pro 32 SL is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen October 28, 2019 at REI.

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