With an array of features and a trail-tested German-engineered suspension system, the Deuter Aircontact PRO 70+15 internal frame pack is built for backcountry adventure.
The Aircontact PRO 70+15 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 4270 cubic inches, increasing to 5185 cubic inches with the use of an extendible spindrift collar, equips the Aircontact PRO 70+15 for multi-day and extended-length backpacking trips.
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 (14"-22"). 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 Aircontact PRO 70+15's 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 Aircontact Pro 70+15’s packbag 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 70+15 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.
- AIRCONTACT Pro Back System
- VARIFIT Adjustable Shoulder Harness
- Integrated, Detachable Rain Cover
- Large U-shape Front Panel Access
- Detachable Lid Converts To Summit Pack
- Side Bellow Pockets, Each Hold a 2 L Resevoir
- Zippered Front Pocket
- Bottom Compartment Access with Internal Zip Divider
- Multi-Chamber Aluminum V-Frame
- Ice Axe & Trekking Pole Attachments
- Hydration Compatible
- Top and Bottom Lid Pockets
- Resevoir Side Pockets
- Hip Belt Pocket
- Height Adjustable Lid
- SOS Label
- Pull Forward Hip Belt Straps
Access Top-Loading w/ Front Access and Lower Sleeping Bag Compartment Recommended Use Multi-Day and Extended Backpacking Warranty Lifetime Volume 4270-5185 cu in Type Internal Frame Backpack Torso Adjustment Yes Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Position Other Rain Cover Included Maximum Weight 65+ lbs Material Ballistic, HexLite 210 and Duratex Item Weight 7 lb 4 oz Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso 14"-22" Dimensions 35" x 16" x 12" Detachable Daypack Yes
- High hopes but had to return it
Likes: Lots of storage, detachable daypack, very adjustable for different torso heights, integrated rain cover, top/middle/bottom loading modularity is fantastic. Very well-designed pack overall.
Dislikes: Unfortunately I could not get it to fit against my back comfortably. I'm a light, fairly bony person and the back of the pack pressed uncomfortably hard against my sacrum when loaded with 40 pounds of weight. I verified the pressure was from the pack and not the items inside the pack. I spent a lot of time trying to adjust both the pack and the load, but no amount of adjustment made it better. For folks who have a bit more cushioning along their sacrum, this pack should still be a fantastic choice!
Likes: Used this bag to haul a much heavier than usual load for a one nighter at the Red River Gorge in KY (21-Nov-2014) just to test out the pack and get adjusted for longer multi-day trips this coming spring. I really like the side pockets and the lower separate sleeping bag compartment (you can open or close this compartment). With some minor adjustments for first time use, the pack fit exactly as it should without riding down my hips. Good large pack that can handle a large load. I also like how the pack isn't very thick (distance from your back to the outside of the pack) but goes up higher.This doesn't let the weight drift to far from your back or center of gravity.Good quality overall pack
Dislikes: It's a little heavy, which I expected and was advertised as such, but I think this is necessary for a larger 85L pack such as this. The hip belt is a little larger than I would like, but will take some getting used to. Nothing really bad that would keep me from purchasing this pack again.
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