The ACT Lite 40 + 10 Pack by Deuter. The new ACT Lite series features a huge stretch-stuff-it pocket, stretchy side pockets, and double lid buckles for added stability. These best-sellers are now even better!
Country of Origin: Imported
The lightweight Deuter ACT Lite 40 + 10 pack features a light-and-fast design that will keep you cool on overnight and weekend trekking adventures.
|Access Type :||5003|
|Aluminium Stays:||1/2" X-Frame|
|Backpack style:||Lightweight backpack|
|Capacity:||2450-3050 cubic in|
|Carry Capacity:||40 lbs / 18 kg|
|Carrying Capacity:||35 lbs|
|Color:||Fire Cranberry, Black Silver|
|Dimension:||(H x W x D)|
|Dimensions:||25 x 15 x 5 in.|
|Dimensions (in):||29 H x 11 W x 9 D|
|Fits torso:||14 - 19.5 inches|
|Fits waist/hips:||22 - 46 inches|
|Gear capacity (L):||40 liters|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||2,440 cubic inches|
|Hydration Compatible :||No|
|Material:||Ripstop 210 / Duratex lite|
|Number of Pockets :||Seven|
|Number of exterior pockets:||5 + main compartment|
|Number of stays:||3|
|Pack Fabric (Primary):||210 Deuter-Ripstop, Deuter-Duratex-Lite|
|Pack loading:||Top / Panel|
|Size:||29" x 11" x 9.1"|
|Sleeping Bag Compartment :||No|
|Suspended mesh back panel:||No|
|Suspension :||Adjustable VariQuick Shoulder Harness|
|Torso Fit :||14-19.5 inches|
|Torso Length:||14-19.5" / 36-49 cm|
|Trip Length:||Weekend (2-3 nights)|
|Use :||Hiking, Backpacking|
|Volume:||2440 cubic inches / 40 liter (+10 Liter Extension Collar)|
|Volume Range:||30-45 liters|
|Weight:||3 lbs 6 oz / 1.5 kg|
|Weight - metric:||1.5 kilograms|
I had a Deuter ACT 50+10 for years and traveled with it all over BUT I carried a daypack jammed into the 50+10 and threw the whole assembly into a duffel at the airport and checked the pack.
I ditched the daypack and duffel to carry just one pack with me; the ACT 40+10. I use a foam insert for my camera gear (a Nikon DSLR and a couple lenses). This way I carry it all on the airplane with me. The 40+10 fits into overhead compartments when you do not extend the pack.
I strip out the camera gear insert when boarding and the pack looks like a daypack and I am carrying a handled foam box.
The 40+10 is that perfect crossover size, fit and comfortable - small enough to carry as a daypack, small enough to fit in overhead compartments, comfortable enough to carry in the tropics loaded with 30lbs (I rarely carry more than 18 pounds). I carry it on trains, buses, tuk-tuks and of course, my back.
The only thing I question is the long term durability of the stretch fabric. I try not to use the back pocket because of that. Oh, and that I had to locate a suitable silicon nylon rain cover. They should include a cover for a pack that works so well in the tropics.
Lastly, I am 50, 6' and 210 and this pack ( and the other Deuters I own) is a truly comfortable pack for all sizes. They figured out the suspension system that works for nearly any back length or body. My wife, who was using my 50+10 has now picked up one of these AND my son wanted his own new 50+10 (he will check his)! I have a lot of backpacks in my usage collection, from daypacks to my Bora 80 and Lowe SAR pack - and this pack wins, hands down for everything from a daytrip to overnight to, well, a three week trek in SE Asia. Expect to see it on the Camino Santiago in the near future!
I got this pack and used if for about two weeks and ultimately returned it. It is really easy to adjust the shoulder straps to match your torso length and after you get over the weirdness of how the shoulders feel it works really well. The waist belt is super beefy for the size of the pack and makes the load feel really secure. I ended up returning it because it was not sturdy enough for my taste. I noticed that the straps to hold down the lid were stretching at the stitching where the webbing meets the lid (it seems to be some sort of synthetic leather). Additionally I was tightening one of the side straps and the clasp snapped. The only way to fix it would be to cut it off and sew on a new one.
I ended up getting the Osprey Exos 46 which is lighter and seems more durable even with smaller straps.