The versatile Deuter ACT Trail PRO 40 technical day pack has a 2400+ cubic inch storage capacity, convenient access features, numerous gear attachment points and a high-performance suspension system.
The Deuter ACT Trail Pro 40 has over 2400 cubic inches of storage capacity, convenient access features and numerous gear attachment points. I am going to take the pack off. We are going to take a closer look at what makes this such a versatile, technical day pack.
Start by taking a look at the ACT Trail Pro 40’s suspension system. Let’s turn this around. You can see the dual columns of dense foam padding here on the sides of the back panel. You have also got padded contoured hip belt and shoulder straps as well. Out of view you do have lightweight framing to this backpack. Makes it capable of carrying up to 30 pounds even though it checks in basically at three and a half pounds of weight. So a nice, lightweight, but also capable pack.
You do have load lifter straps. You have got an adjustable, sliding sternum strap. And there is also adjustability to that hip belt. So you can really dial in the fit. Spin the pack back around and we will take a look at its organizational features. You can see that it is a lidded, top loading pack. Undo that front buckle and peel the lid back. I do want to mention there are dual storage options within the lid. There is a zippered panel underneath here and then a larger storage pocket up on top. In terms of the pack bag itself, it does have a draw string closure here at the top. So you can blow that open wide to easily get things in and out of the pack and also secure them in place by pulling that draw string closure shut.
Something I really, really like about the ACT Trail Pro 40 is that in addition to that top loading access, you also have front panel access. Open this zipper wide, peel it back and get right into the body of that pack bag. Never have to take the lid off and you can quickly get hands on just about anything in there. So for me that makes that a more versatile option than just a traditional top loading pack.
Other pocketing here, as well. You can see there is a pretty large stretch pocket here on the front. Put all kinds of gear or layers. You might have a, you know, a heavier layer, a rain jacket. You can easily get to that without having to access the interior of the pack itself. There is enough stretch in there. I can see a helmet in there if you are using this for climbing or what have you, just all kinds of room there.
An additional zippered pocket here on the face. I have got a head lamp stuffed inside there. On one side of the pack you have got a stretch pocket. You use I have got a water bottle there. And on the other side, a zippered, enclosed pocket so some nice storage there as well.
On the hip belt, on either side you have got zippered stretch pockets there. So that can keep keeps or a phone, electronics, snacks, all kinds of different things really close at hand. While you are on the move you can get right to them. So a really convenient storage feature integrated there.
The bottom of the pack there is another zippered pocket. It is a dedicated pocket in which there is a custom fit rain cover for the pack. So, again, just so much versatility built in here. You have got trekking pole loops, gear attachment points, ice axe loops as well. Really, really adds technical aspect to the ACT Trail Pro 40.
I love that balance struck by the Deuter ACT Trail Pro 40 between lightweight construction and technical performance. Really, really versatile option for day hiking, for climbing, for any other kinds of active, outdoor pursuits.