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Deuter ACT Lite 65+10 Hiking Backpack - Product Review

Editor's Rating: (4.7 / 5)

Pros

  • 65L with extra 10L bottom storage
  • Aircontact lite back suspension system evenly distributes weight
  • Plenty of Straps for sleeping pad or poles

Cons

  • Not waterproof
  • Straps a bit too long

Our Take:

The Deuter ACT Lite 65+10 Hiking Backpack is an extremely comfortable backpack.

The Aircontact lite back suspension system of the pack really helps to evenly distribute weight so it doesn’t feel like your walking with 30 pounds of gear on your back.

It mostly helps to keep the pack from sitting directly on your back to help reduce sweat and unwanted moldy smells this suspension system also helps keep the bag lighter than it is.

Despite being the extra 10L it carries like a 65L.

There’s plenty of room inside with 3900 cubic inches to work with while all of the pockets are easily reachable which helps you avoid stopping to take the pack off to look for stuff.

There aren’t a lot of extra pockets which is preferable to some, while others need the extra organization.

This is also a top loader with no inside access from the front so make sure you pack wisely.

The shoulder straps are easily adjustable and padded enough for comfort.

Along with the hip belt, when properly adjusted, this bag will rest comfortably without too much pressure on your shoulders.

The outer material is made from durable ripstop denier nylon so its built to handle abuse on and off your back.

Very comfortable, practical bag.

Key Product Info:

Weight 4.6 lbs
Capacity 65L
Cubic Inches 3967"
Torso Length 33"

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Erik

Erik grew up as a desert rat in Arizona. After exploring the backcountry of the west coast he came east for a job but still finds time to explore the beauty of the northeast.

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