Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL Women’s Internal Frame Backpack

Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL Women’s Internal Frame Backpack


For backpackers who want a technical, yet
lightweight pack, but don’t want to skimp on any of those features, turn to the Deuter
ACT Lite 60 Plus 10 SL Pack. This is a true 60 liter pack, but that plus 10 gives you
an extra 10 liters of capacity. We will talk about that in a little bit. But the SL means
it is a women’s specific pack. It stands for slim line. And we will take a look at
he suspension system to see what that slim line means. So with an SL pack by Deuter you have got
a shorter torso length to accommodate wom-en’s frames. The shoulder harness itself is a little
bit more narrow, so, you know, the shoulder harness itself is more narrow here. You have
got more contouring in the shoulder straps and the shoulder straps are a little bit shorter
and it just accommodates smaller frames. You also have a more contoured hip belt. The suspension system you get here is really
great. It is very technical, so it offers a lot of features. Behind the scenes you have
an aluminum X frame suspension, so that gives a lot of rigidity to this pack. It is going
to transfer the weight of this load right to your hips, right where you need it. And
then the shoulder harness here is adjustable. It is Deuter’s Variquick suspension system.
So you can open that up an adjust it to any of these points. It is simple to adjust up
and down and you can really dial in that fit. So it is going to ad-just from a torso length
of 13 inches all the way up to 18 inches. So you have a lot of ad-justability there.
ANd then these load lifter straps at the top really allow you to dial in that fit even
more. With the shoulder straps the are very padded.
They are contoured, like I said, ands the padding comes up all the way around into this
part of the shoulder harness. So if you look at the padding here and the mesh, it is going
to offer a lot of breathability and there is no hot spots. There is no seams right here
on this part of he shoulder harness. So that is defi-nitely going to move with you. It
is going to contour to the contours of your body. And then this back panel is extremely ventilated.
You have got ample mesh and ample padding all the way up through here, down into the
lumbar area. So it is going to support the weight of the pack with all that padding,
but you have this center channel that is go-ing to let warm air escape. So this set up right
here is very ventilated and it keeps your back really nice and cool when you are hiking,
when you are backpacking. The hip belt down here has that same padding,
that same mesh. It is a contoured hip belt. It gives you plenty of padding and you do
have a lot of adjustability here to cinch down the front. Once you put the pack on,
all you have to do is pull front on these two web-bing straps and you get a perfect
fit there. While I am on the hip belt, you do have a
nice pocket on both sides to store smaller items or electronics like a GPS or a cell
phone or a small camera that you want to get your hands on quickly. Super comfortable back panel here. Some other quick features. You do have this
adjustable sternum strap to move up and down. It is flexible and it is stretchy. So as you
are hiking, as you breathe, it is going to offer all that support that you need there
in that sternum strap, but it is going to move with you. And then this is hydration
compatible. You can route the hose out either side to, you know, one side of the shoulder
harness or the other. Looking at all of the pockets and the other
features here, you have a nice lid pocket on the top. This is a medium size pocket that
you can get your hands on gear on the top of your pack, lightweight gear that you want
to get your hands on quickly. This lid is floating. So you can move that
lid up and down to accommodate different sized clothes. Going to the side pockets here, you have a
stretchy mesh pocket on both sides. I have a water bottle on this side here. We have
got that cinched down. And then you have an-other compression strap up top. So on the other
side of the pack I have got some tent poles stored in there to show the depth of that
pocket. So you can store any array of gear there on the side. And then, obviously, cinching
down those straps on the sides. This is a true top loading pack, so if I uncover
that, you have got a nice little pocket there underneath of the lid, a hidden pocket. And
then, as I mentioned, this is a 60 plus 10 liter pack. And the reason they put that in
the naming is because you have got an extra 10 li-ters of capacity with this collar up
here in the top. So I don’t have this pack packed out completely. I do have some extra
room up here, so let’s say you are traveling and you have some extra gear or you just need
to put some extra gear in the pack. That lid floats up and down. These straps are extra
long so that you can accommodate different size loads. So with all of the compression straps all
around this pack, with that floating lid and with this collar, you can compress everything
down to have a smaller load or you can really build it out. So this is an extremely versatile
pack. If I open that top you can see I have access
to all my gear inside the pack. So that opens really, really wide and then you can cinch
that down with those two straps. To keep the weight down on this pack, you
do have just access into the top. There is no access into the sides. But you do have
bottom access for that sleeping bag compartment. So if I open that up, really easy access.
I have got a sleeping bag tucked away in there. ANd right here is a divider between this main
body and the bottom. You can certainly open that up and reach in there and get some gear,
but … and also if you need to open that up just to put larger items inside your pack
you can. So that adds a lot of value with those different compartments. Even if you have got some maybe wet gear or
something like that you can compart-mentalize that out so it is not mixed in with the rest
of your gear. You do have compression straps or gear loops
here on the front. So you could store a lightweight sleeping pad on the outside. There are tool
loops down here as well as trek-king pole attachment loops or tool loops up here as
well. So you can store gear there on the outside of your pack. You will see four little hooks here and those
are for a helmet attachment. You can pur-chase that separately. So you can put a helmet here
on the front. And then the last pocket here you do have a stretchy dump pocket here. I
just have a map tucked away in there. So a lot of versatility with this pack, a
lot of different uses. It is a great size for even overnight trips, weekend trips where
you can compress everything down. But if you need to take this out on multi day adventures,
you are going to stay nice and cool with that back panel and with the air contact back system.
It is going to support a lot of weight very comfortably and it is perfect for your next
adventure. It is the Deuter ACT Lite 60 Plus 10 SL Pack.

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