Deuter Aircontact Lite 75, 65, 55, 45 + 10 Pack

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Deuter Aircontact Lite 75, 65, 55, 45 + 10 Pack and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 88 (out of 100) 
User Rating: 4.6 stars   
Expert Rating: 4.1 stars
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 31


Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Supportive waist belt and shoulder straps.
  • Carries heavy weight better than the Osprey Atmos.
  • Decent back ventilation.
  • Light and durable.
  • Compartments make organizing easy.

Expert Reviews

  • 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:

User Reviews

  • 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.

Expert Reviews

  • 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.


Note: User rankings were reviewed across the web and expert rankings were reviewed on backpackers, sectionhiker, outdoorgearlab