The immensely popular Deuter ACT Lite 65+10 pack provides backpackers with 3966 cubic inches of storage capacity and carrying comfort at just over 4 pounds, 6 ounces, making it ideal for multi-day or extended backpacking trips.
Built on the concept that it's easier to carry heavy loads when the backpack and wearer form a single entity, Deuter's Aircontact back system relies on the compression and expansion of hydro and thermo-phobic foam to provide ventilation and load-carrying comfort. A continuous air channel along the spine of the ACT Lite 65+10 allows warm air to escape and permits cool air to funnel between your back and the body of the pack. Soft, breathable fabrics and ventilated pads in the back, contoured shoulder straps and hipbelt further help to keep you cool and comfortable on the trail. An anatomically-profiled aluminum X-frame system offers a balance of rigidity and flexibility, effectively distributing weight. Further enhancing fit, Deuter's Vari-Quick harness system adjusts easily to provide optimal comfort and load distribution for torso length sizes ranging from 15"-21" in length. Side compression straps enable you to reduce and expand the size of the pack body as needed, securing contents and ensuring load stabilization.
The pack has a large top-loading packbag and a lower front-accessed sleeping bag compartment. A zippered divider between the two allows for organization and separation of wet and dry gear. When hauling longer items or in need of access between the two, you can unzip the divider and convert the packbag to a single, large compartment. The pack's extendible lid houses dual pockets with secure, zippered entries.
Other special features of the ACT Lite 65+10 include ice axe/trekking pole loops, gear attachment rings on the lid, zippered hipbelt pockets, mesh side pockets, and a large, elastic front stash pocket. A lined internal pocket, built-in tube exit point, and tube clip on the shoulder strap make the pack hydration system (sold separately) compatible.
The Deuter ACT Lite 65+10 internal frame backpack is available in your choice of color options.
- Stretch front pocket
- Compact bilaminate construction with Pull-Forward function makes the hip belt easy to fasten even with heavy loads
- Vario Quick back length adjustment with two-layer foam construction and optimized shape
- Anatomically shaped shoulder straps with soft edges
- Lightweight multi-chamber aluminum X-frame
- Separate bottom compartment
- Height adjustable lid
- Lid pocket
- Internal valuables pocket
- Zipped pocket on hip belt for valuables
- Gear attachment loops on lid
- Ice axe and hiking pole loops - also for foldable poles
- Spacious stretch side pockets
- Compression and load adjustment straps
- Double-layered base
- SOS label
- Hydration system compatible
- Loops for helmet holder (accessory)
- Wet laundry compartment
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking Access Top Loading w/ Bottom Access Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume 3966 cu in Type Internal Frame Backpack Torso Adjustment Yes Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Position Maximum Weight 42 lbs Material Super-Polytex/Ripstop 210/Micro Lite 210 Item Weight 4 lb 6 oz Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso 15"-21" Dimensions 34" x 14" x 13"
Real Customer Reviews
- Great fit
Likes: Easy to adjust fit; lightweight; hip belt pockets large enough to be usable
- One tough built backpack
Likes: Extremely rugged, quality pack. Adjustable torso length.
Dislikes: Heavy compared to other options out there.
- High quality backpacking backpack at an affordable price
Dislikes: -Doesn't come with a rain cover (not a huge deal)
- Perfect Entry Level Backpack
Likes: I really like how adjustable this pack is. I'm a little husky at 6' and 280lbs and while I carry a lot of my weight in my lower body, I have a 42" waist and a little bit of a belly. This pack fits me as is without having to commit to a large pack for the long haul if I'm ever able to shed some pounds. The bag is well constructed and has some nice outer pockets and lashing points. Great as a lightweight construction option for a short outing or packing light and at a great price point.
Dislikes: Nothing for the price but you sacrifice a couple things. It's built fairly light so I wouldn't overpack it and it's a top load pack. I also would have liked an emergency whistle on the sternum clip but that's more a matter of preference and not something I would hold against this pack. Over all, very good value.
- Solid design, comfortable
Likes: Lean profile with excellent back ventilation. Bottom pocket holds sleeping bag, tent, and drop cloth for easy deployment at your campsite. Well thought out extra attachment points and three external pouches.
Dislikes: The chest strap is just long enough to get around me with three layers on (48" chest), but you can gain a little by adjusting the shoulder strap positions.
- Great quality for the price. I also love how adjustable it is.
Likes: Does break the bank
Dislikes: I wish the bag had the option of making a sleeping bag compartment part of the main compartment to make one larg area.
- Outstanding pack
Likes: Separate upper/lower compartments and easily accessible brain.
Dislikes: An additional access zipper to the upper compartment and a few more external pockets would be nice.
- Great pack!
Likes: I really liked this pack and am giving it a positive review even though I didn't end up keeping it. I bought this pack and the Osprey Aether 60 to be able to compare them. It was a hard decision as to which one to keep, but I ended up keeping the Osprey. This Deuter ACT LITE 65 is an excellent backpack. It was comfortable. I loaded it up and wore it around my house to see how it performed. It has hip belt pockets which are great, and it has a separate compartment at the bottom of the pack to store items in. The top cover has storage in it as well. Overall it is a great quality item. A couple things that the Osprey had that won me over, is the Osprey has an external hydration sleeve rather than internal. Also the Osprey has a zipper that goes down the side to be able to access things with the top closed. However, if those things are not a big deal to you, then this would be an awesome pack for you. I would not hesitate to purchase it based on the quality of the pack!
Dislikes: No external hydration sleeve. Only internal. No zipper down the side for access to the middle of the pack.
- Great backpack
Likes: I like that it fits my body well. I've had packs from Osprey, Gregory, and other Deuter bags and ended up going with Deuter again because the others don't seem to fit comfortably. It distributes weight very well too.
Dislikes: I wish it came with a rain cover but whatever.
Likes: The padding on this pack is great. Super comfortable. It's nice and roomy inside, well built, and durable.
Dislikes: The only very small complaint is that there is kind of a small number of external pockets and such, but this is a small issue that is easy worked around.
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