Updated for 2013! The Aircontact PRO 65+15 SL Women’s pack is Deuter’s weight hauling specialist. It boasts an array of features and an innovative suspension system intended to bear heavy loads. A standard capacity of 3660 cubic inches, increasing to 4575 cubic inches with the use of an extendible spindrift collar, equips the pack for multi-day and extended-length backpacking trips.
Catering to female adventurers, the Aircontact PRO 65+15 SL Women's pack incorporates ergonomic design features. The hipbelt has been given a more conical shape to provide a proper anatomical fit and the shoulder straps have been set closer together, are narrower and shorter in length, and have smaller buckles and narrower tapered strap ends to prevent chafing under the arms and eliminate pressure points in the chest area.
Twin anatomically shaped aluminum stays form a supportive “V” that effectively transfers weight to your hips. Breathable, hollow chamber foam grants comfort, further stability and ventilation. Further enhancing fit, Deuter's VariFit shoulder harness system adjusts easily to accommodate a broad range of torso lengths (13”-20”). Adjustability in the padded shoulder straps and pivoting Variflex hipbelt aids in both comfort and fit. In addition, a concave molding at the top of the backpanel works in conjunction with the height-adjustable lid to provide a contoured space for head movement, combating the stiff, sore neck often associated with a long day on the trail.
A zippered divider between the main compartment and lower sleeping bag compartment allows for organization and separation of wet and dry gear. When hauling longer items or in need of access between the two compartments, you can unzip the divider and convert the pack to a single, large compartment. The top-loading main compartment has a lid that can be removed entirely to double as a fully-functional, ultra-lightweight summit pack. An expandable internal collar on the packbag of the Aircontact Pro 65+15 SL Women’s pack cinches down tightly when you’re traveling light but can extend beneath the lid to expand capacity when needed. In addition to the top access, a large, U-shaped front zipper enables you to quickly put hands on gear and or clothes without having to dump out the entire contents of the pack. A large zippered front pocket offers additional storage. Side bellows pockets offer plenty of capacity and even have drinking tube pass-throughs for carrying hydration systems (sold separately). An interior pocket, a zippered lid pocket, elastic side pockets and a small zippered hipbelt pocket provide further places to store and organize gear.
Other special features of the Aircontact PRO 65+15 SL Women’s backpack include ice axe loops, top lid attachment rings, dual front daisy chain attachment systems, an SOS instruction panel and an integrated rain cover for protecting your pack against the elements. A lined hydration sleeve in the main compartment and built-in tube exit points further enhance the backcountry functionality of the pack.
Deuter part number: 33833 24040