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Deuter ACT Zero 45+15 SL

photo: Deuter ACT Zero 45+15 SL overnight pack (35-49l)


Price MSRP: $179.00
Historic Range: $112.93-$190.00
Reviewers Paid: $130.00
Weight 3 lb 2 oz / 1430 g
Capacity 2750 cu in / 45 L
Size 29 in x 11 in x 9.1 in / 74 cm x 28 cm x 23 cm
Material Deuter-Duratex-Lite / Deuter-Ripstop 210


1 review
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

The perfect pack! Just the right size for a day hike or expand it for a multi-day trips.


  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Carries a full load well


  • I can't reach my water bottles in the side pockets
  • No access to the interior of the pack unless you open the top

I love this pack. I got it initially for day hikes and overnights but quickly realized that I can carry enough gear for multi-day trips as well. It can hold a hydration bladder and has side pockets for water bottles or additional gear. The front pocket is super stretchy and I easily store my fleece and other odds and ends in it.  

It has just one main storage area so you have to be rather organized about how you pack your gear. I have developed a system for myself so this works fine for me. It has one pouch on the waist belt that is rather small. It wish it was larger and that Deuter had put a second pouch on the other side.

I like the inside zippered pouch on the brain. It is a good place to store things you need to protect. I added loops on the daisy chain on the shoulder straps to hold a water bottle because I can't reach the side pockets for water unless I take off the pack and I don't use a hydration bladder.

Overall I think this is a great pack. It is very comfortable and once I get it adjusted, I don't even feel the weight. I would definitely recommend this pack for someone looking for a versatile pack for both day hikes and multi-day trips.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $130 on sale


Thanks for the review, Ilse!

5 years ago

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