We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Deuter Aircontact Lite 75, 65, 55, 45 + 10 Pack and summarize the results below:
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- Supportive waist belt and shoulder straps.
- Carries heavy weight better than the Osprey Atmos.
- Decent back ventilation.
- Light and durable.
- Compartments make organizing easy.
- The price is reasonable for a pack with this number of amenities.
- Well placed straps.
- Not a heavy pack given how well it carries heavy loads.
- Well padded – great for people with boney hips.
- One of the most durable packs in its class.
- Has the most vertical adjustment as any pack in its class.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- Can’t use the side water bottle pockets while on the move.
- Buckles brake too easily.
- Pack weighs more than Deuter claims.
- Bottom compartment zipper can be hard to use when pack is full.
- Sternum strap poorly designed.
- Water can accumulate in between the fabric layers and is hard to dry out.
- Lid doesn’t turn into daypack.
- The long main compartment could use a vertical zipper on outside for easier access.
- Harness adjustment doesn’t have numbers, therefore you have to go by “feel”.
- Doesn’t ventilate as well as other packs so can be hot on your back.
- Hip belt pocket not big enough for most smart phones.
The Deuter Aircontact Lite Pack is highly adjustable and carries heavy loads very well at a reasonable price point. It doesn’t have as many bells and whistles as other packs, but it does the basics well.