Deuter Lite 60+10 SL

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Deuter Lite 60+10 SL
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The ACT Lite 60 + 10 SL by Deuter. The new ACT Lite series features a huge stretch-stuff-it pocket, stretchy side pockets, and double lid buckles for added stability. The SL models offer a women's specific fit with specially shaped shoulder straps and hip belts. These best-sellers are now even better!

FEATURES of the Deuter Women's ACT Lite 60 + 10 SL Pack.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Deuter Women's ACT Lite 60 + 10 SL Pack.


  • Extendable lid allows you to expand the collar, adding up to 600 cu. in. (10 liters) of storage space


  • Side compression straps let you cinch down loads for jostle-free carrying


  • Bi-laminate foam hipbelt uses a soft interior foam for comfort and a stiff outer foam for weight transfer and lateral movement control


  • X-frame with Pivoting Vari-Flex Hip Belt and Adjustable Vari-Quick Shoulder Harness
  • Hollow-core aluminum X-frame offers torsional rigidity, flexibility for body movement and effective weight transfer
  • Lightweight multi-chamber aluminium X-frame


  • Variquick adjustable harness provides custom adjustment for backs 13-20in in length


  • Zippered Front Map Pocket
  • The bottom-accessed sleeping bag compartment includes a removable zip divider for organization or simplifying your load
  • Bottom compartment lets you stuff your sleeping bag or other light, bulky items directly into the pack; shares a zippered separator with the main bag


  • Side Bellows Pockets Add Capacity
  • Top lid pocket with valuables pocket
  • Large Front Stretch Stuff-it Pocket
  • Adjustable lid has 2 pockets for small items such as a map, headlamp, first aid kit, sunscreen and multi-tool
  • Ice axe loops »stretch side pockets
  • Top-loading main compartment offers lots of room for your overnight gear; 2 side mesh pockets store your water bottles or snacks


  • Anatomically shaped x-frame creates a comfortable, flexible construction for medium to heavy loads, 1/2" stays 40-50 L, 3/4" stays 60-75 liter
  • Compact multi-layer hip belt construction with ‘pull-forward’ function makes the hip belt easy to fasten, even with even heavy loads
  • Stretch-woven front pocket holds raingear and other quick-access essentials


  • Slim women's fit also features more of a cant to the hipbelt than do unisex packs, softer edges on shoulder straps and a shortened overall back length
  • VariQuick customize your fit by making your individual height adjustment
  • SL (Slimline) fit is specifically designed with narrow, short shoulder straps and short back proportions for women
  • The result is a snug fitting, stable carry and a reduction of perspiration by 15%
  • Deuter packs with the VariQuick adjustment system can be customized to even more fits with accessory VQ Shoulder Harnesses
  • Variquick harness adjustment system lets you dial in the best fit quickly and easily

Lining and Layers:

  • SL stands for slim line, which sports women-specific tech such as conical shape, a pre-shaped hip belt, a narrow shoulder width, shorter shoulder straps with narrow and tapered ends, and shoulders that have a subtle S-shape
  • Contoured, padded shoulder straps feature 3D air-mesh lining for breathability and stabilizer straps for ideal positioning of pack
  • Double-layered base


  • Front gear loops for attaching a sleeping pad to the outside


  • Breathable hollow chamber foam blends superior ventilation via a pump effect that circulates air through the cushions
  • AirContact back system uses two breathable mesh strips up the back to create a chimney effect that circulates cool air in from the bottom and allows hot air to escape out the top


  • Hydration-compatible design features reservoir pocket and drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration (reservoir sold separately)


  • Deuter Aircontact Lite suspension features a special hollow foam which creates a pump effect, forcing warm air out and drawing cool air in


  • Compression and stabilise
  • Dual ice axe loops and front elastic cord are ideal for securing gear to the front of the pack
  • Ice axe or trekking pole loops secure your tools as you start your trek
  • SOS Label
  • Carrying Capacity = 50 lbs.
  • Ripstop 210 / Duratex Lite
  • Aluminum X stays provide a rigid structure that makes heavier loads more manageable
  • Anatomically cut hip belt bilaminate foam and reinforced PE-sheet provide great load transfer and offers freedom of movement
  • Multiday women's pack features a light-and-fast design that will keep you cool on your trekking adventures
  • Variflex pivoting waist belt moves with your mountain maneuvers and helps transfer the pack's load to your legs
  • Top gear loops on Lid compartment
  • Stretch front compartment for more storage options
Appalachain Outdoors
The ACT Lite 60 + 10 SL Pack from Deuter is a lightweight pack that has plenty of space for all your goods. Featuring twin lid buckles and a stretch front compartment, the ACT Lite 60+10 SL Pack offers plenty of versatility when it comes to packing and unloading your gear. While there's plenty of room and compartments for all of your gear, the lightweight construction and streamlined design of the ACT Lite 60+10 SL Pack won't inhibit your mobility or bog you down.
With its slim-body profile and women-specific design, the Deuter Women's ACT Lite 60+10 SL Backpack is an alpine athlete's dream come true. Without going overboard on weight, Deuter stacked this pack with highly-breathable padding and a host of alpine-specific features that are ready to usher you and your gear above tree line. Reach for this bag if you're looking for a highly-adjustable, multi-day pack that doesn't skimp on the details.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
The Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL is an athletic, sleek, good looking pack that minimizes weight.

Country of Origin: Imported

This athletic, sleek pack from Deuter remains true to its lightweight credentials. With minimal weight and a purist, technical look, the ACT Lite model is good-looking, light, and reliable on any tour. Twin lid buckles and a stretch front compartment provide more options to store your essentials. Front gear loops allow you to attach a sleeping mat to the outside. The slimline body of the pack and the compact hip belt allow freedom of movement when trekking or mountaineering. The SL model offers sportswomen best-in-class carry comfort, thanks to the narrower SL shoulder straps with double ‘Soft-Edge’ trim and conically-shaped hip fins.


The lightweight Deuter ACT Lite 60 + 10 SL pack for women is designed for those looking for a great value in quality, durability, and comfort, all in a pack with a large torso-length fit range.


The Deuter ACT Lite 60 + 10 SL is a sleek pack with lightweight credentials. Twin lid buckles and a stretch front compartment provide more options to store all your kit. Front gear loops also mean you can easily attach a sleeping mat to the outside. The Slim Line design adds narrower shoulder straps and hip fins that are adapted to a woman's physique.

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Adjustable torso:14 - 20 in / 36 - 50 cm
Aluminum Stays:3/4" X-Frame
Backpack Features:Hydration Compatible, Sleeping Bag Compartment, Ultralight, Front Loader, Top Loader
Backpack style:Lightweight backpack
Capacity:3660 cu in / 60 L (+10 L Extension Collar)
Carry Capacity:50 lbs / 23 kg
Dimension:(H x W x D)
Dimensions:31 x 14 x 12 in / 78 x 36 x 30 cm
Fabric:Ripstop 210/ Duratex Lite
Fits Torso Length:14 - 20 in/ 36 - 50 cm
Fits torso:14 - 20 inches
Fits waist/hips:22 - 44 inches
Frame material:Aluminum
Frame type:Internal
Gear capacity (L):60 liters
Gear capacity (cu. in.):3,660 cubic inches
Hydration Bladder Included:Not Included
Hydration Compatible:Yes
Laptop Sleeve:None
Material:Deuter-Ripstop 210 / Deuter-Duratex-Lite
Max Load Capacity:50 lb / 23 kg
Number of exterior pockets:5 + main compartment
Number of stays:3
Pack Fabric (Primary):210D nylon ripstop
Pack Size:3000-3999 cu in
Pack access:Top/front
Pack loading:Top / Panel
Raincover included:No
Shipping Surcharge:Yes
Sleeping bag compartment:Yes
Suspended mesh back panel:No
Suspension:AIRCONTACT Back System, VARIQUICK
Torso:Adjustable, 14-20”/ 36-50 cm
Torso Length:14-20" / 36-50 cm
Trip Length:Extended Trip (>3 nights)
Volume:3660 cubic inches / 60 liter (+10 Liter Extension Collar)
Volume Range:60-69 Liters
Weight:3 lbs 14 oz / 1.68 kg
Weight - metric:1.68 kilograms
Weight Capacity:30-50 lb.
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Deuter Lite 60+10 SL Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great pack!

I recently used my new pack on a couple of four-day trips this month. Great pack for me. I'm 5'7" with average proportions. I keep the shoulder straps on the fourth bar down; however, at this height the adjusters can't be at the recommended 45 degrees, they're only ½" above the shoulder strap. The adjusters can't be used at all, if the shoulder straps are any higher than the fourth bar down, so I really don't see how someone with a longer torso could use this pack comfortably. There is a second set of shoulder strap adjusters several inches below the top ones, to accommodate someone with a shorter torso.

I found the hip padding to be quite comfortable, once an REI employee who knew what he was doing helped me with the fit. The top of the hip bones need to be in the center of the hip padding, so that the padding curves both vertically and horizontally around the top of the hip bone, putting the buckle on the bellybutton. Now that I'm sure this is the right pack for me, I'll be cutting at least 18" off the length of each hip strap, right now the ends just about reach my knees.

The small zippered pocket on the right hip is great for something small or flexible, keeping in mind that the pocket needs to curve around the hip. On the left is an open sleeve of sorts, not sure what to do with this, I think a pocket would have been more useful.
The construction seems really solid, and I've had up to 40 lbs in the pack. It carried the weight comfortably and securely, and never felt like it would buckle. It holds everything I need with the extra 10L on top. The pack has well-located compression straps to keep the contents tight and secure, and the chest strap loop to hold the drink tube is a nice touch.
azhiker2000 at REI on 12/12/2011

Simple Comfort

I was very nervous about buying a multi-day pack online without going into the store to check for fit but - after hunting around online for hours - I took the plunge with the Deuter and am so glad that I did.

I'm 5'2" and have a small waist but average size hips. I often have a hard time finding things that fit well, but was able to adjust the ACT Lite to fit perfectly in less than a minute.

The ACT Lite is also an incredibly lightweight pack for its going price. As other reviews have mentioned, this is at the expense of some of the bells and whistles that you find on other packs, though I haven't had any trouble with the minimal loops, etc.. The only things I actually miss are 1) having two slightly larger hip pockets 2) having an integrated rain cover and 3) having a smaller, integrated, detachable day-trip pack for maps, change, etc..

That said 1) it seems like it would be easy to jerry-rig another, larger hip pocket for the left side of the bag 2) rain covers for this bag are available online at reasonable prices and 3) the Deuter carries weight so comfortably that I wouldn't hesitate to add a small bag that folds down well to my load. The Deuter also has things that other packs are missing: mesh side pockets for water bottles, maps, etc.; and the versatility of a separate bottom compartment that you can use for sleeping bags, dirty clothes, etc. or that can be opened onto the main compartment if you need to carry something larger like a tent. The bag is also a bright, easy-to-recognize-as-yours color and surprisingly attractive without being girly (though Deuter does include a bright yellow flower/hair tie with the bag ;)).

All in all: a fantastic bag that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
MOutdoors at REI on 06/06/2011


First backpack that I've owned in this category. Tried on a few different ones in the beginning and none of them was as catchy as this one, it's the yellow flower attached to it that really caught my attention.

First off, I needed something that has a 50L capacity and this one is a 60+10. I am 4'10' and most of the backpacks I've tried sat uncomfortably on my back. This one however, was comfy.The REI rep loaded it up with 20lbs and I strapped it on my back after he adjusted the straps according to my torso length. The padded straps are wide and thick, especially the ones that sat on my hips.

I hiked with this baby for 14miles, filled it up to about 50lbs. None of my items shifted inside my pack, everything felt balanced, backpack never moved and I definitely did not feel sweaty thanks to the "air contact" feature. Straps never bruised my shoulder, and most importantly, I did not feel any pain or other discomfort from it.

I have never hiked that long before, and never hiked with a backpack this heavy (at about 2800ft elevation gain) . For a first timer, this did not disappoint. It's cute and sturdy, got it really dirty from letting it sit on rocks and dirt but was easy enough to clean.

I placed 6 sport bottles of spring water on the very bottom compartment along with my sleeping pad, none of the items from top to bottom budged at all. It has a lot of compartments but I wish there would've been another tiny compartment for credit cards\id's etc.

I was also hoping for straps on the very bottom to tie in my sleeping bag but it unfortunately did not come with it.

Overall, this is a great, sturdy and pretty backpack. Highly recommended.
starpower28 at REI on 02/02/2013

Wilderness Ranger Approved

I originally purchased this pack for personal use - overnights, weekend trips, etc. Since then it has transitioned to my work pack, and is used 4 days a week with a >50lb load. Due to its "ultralight" nature I was afraid to load it up with so much weight, but seven hitches later it is still going strong! This pack holds a full size bear canister, a sleeping bag that isn't tiny, a water pump, a full size shovel, radio and sat phone, a tent and sleeping pad strapped on either side, and tons of garbage that I pick up along the way.

This pack teaches you to pack smart and efficiently - it's definitely a "no frills" pack in that it lacks tons of outer compartments and pockets, etc etc. However if you spend time thinking about it, you'll find that it can hold everything you need. Between the giant mesh pockets and the buckles, compression straps, and misc other little areas there is enough space for everything. This pack even held up for a 7 day trip and it was packed to the MAX!

The only complaint I have about it is that a small section of the back between the padding buckles out towards my spine. This might be due to the fact that I just have too much weight in it. Overall the pack is very comfortable and has treated me well even though I haven't been as nice to it. It's a great pack for beginner or experienced backpackers, and I would highly recommend it.
jamieruns at REI on 06/06/2012

More comfortable than my day pack!

This pack was so comfortable, I was happier backpacking in this than I am taking day hikes with my little day pack!

1) I highly recommend going in to a store and spending a good amount of time getting fitted. I tried out several packs, with full weight, and with the assistance of a very helpful REI salesperson. This one was obviously right for me from the moment I got it on. I am 5'3", 130 lbs., with fairly wide hips and a muscular build.

2) I have only used this on one trip so far, where we were hiking with moderate elevation and no more than 4 miles each day. However, I took on most of the weight of the group, and while I didn't have a scale to weigh it, I am sure that it was at least carrying max weight. I never needed a break, and when everyone else was breaking, I didn't even take off my pack as my body felt totally fine supporting this pack.

3) My only complaint is that I like more clips/places to clip things on the outside of my packs. This pack is pretty minimal as far as these options. Also, securing the sleeping pad was awkward, there are no straps for this on the bottom of the pack. However, these are only minor complaints, and the benefits greatly outweigh any downsides. I am very happy with my selection and hope to use this through many more adventures!
Paying it Forward at REI on 07/07/2010

Perfect 4 someone with 2 herniated discs

I used this product to hike the first 320 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. My goal is to go as ultralight as possible and there are lighter packs available. However, I have 2 herniated discs and 2 bulging discs in my Lumbar area so I need this area stabilized and the weight distributed to my hips or pelvis. I'm worried that ultra light packs will not give the support or distribution I need. I keep the shoulder straps high to minimize the the weight and compression to my spine so my hip belt bears most of the weight and stability efforts. This pack was amazing! I carried an average of about 30 lbs. and was comfortable even when I had to carry 4 lt. of water through the desert portions of the trail. One comment complained about no place for the sleeping pad. There are straps on the side of the pack that secures the pad quite nicely. I had absolutely no back problems. For my next extended section hike, I am tempted to try one of those ultra light stripped down packs but if it doesn't work out I KNOW this Deuter 60+10 WILL work out for all my long distance hiking needs.

My one problem: I hiked in the rain for about 4 hours as I thought the pack was rain proof. Everything in my pack was soaked, even the sleeping bag in my bottom compartment. So, bring a poncho to hike in the rain.
Toga at REI on 06/06/2011

Much Used, Much Liked

We hike the wilderness areas of the Sierra Nevada for up to 7 consecutive days, several times each year. We often must carry our food in a bear barrel, and the 44 oz Garcia fits PERFECTLY in the bottom compartment of my Deuter 60+ pack, lying horizontally, nested in the rainfly of our tent. The heavy-duty zipper on this compartment allows for a very easy and durable access. This pack is quite comfortable for my 5'7", 150 lb. frame, and is a great, lighter-weight pack that allows for a lighter base weight: very important when hiking for longer periods of time in remote regions. It rides high, rather than wide, and I strap it tightly to my body when going off trail or over boulders, to keep it from swaying sideways. This is its second season of use and it's holding up very well, with the exception of two small rips in the stretch mesh of the large outer pocket (where I keep my Nalgene water bottle): a result of being tossed around on the Sierra granite when unloading. I highly recommend this pack for the uses I've stated - if you want a pack with a lot of bells and whistles, straps and pockets (all of which add weight), you will want to look elsewhere.
Deni at REI on 07/07/2013

love this pack!

I bought this pack to use on my first real backpacking trip, and it was fantastic! We went for a 3-day/2-night trip in Canyonlands NP. I hardly noticed the pack on my back, even during the first day when I was carrying 3 gallons of water in addition to all of my other gear. We did some scrambling over slickrock and the pack stayed steady the entire time. The pockets on either side of the backpack are deep enough to securely hold a 1L Nalgene each.
The adjustable shoulder harness helped me dial in the fit just right. (I'm pretty stocky, with broad shoulders and hips but a relatively short torso as measured in-store.) The frame sheet does come up a little high in the back, so if the pack is only lightly loaded I can't lean my head too far back. (This is only really an issue if trying to look directly overhead at clouds or something.) My back stayed (relatively) cool the whole time as well due to the awesome padding.
I'd love to have a pocket on the left hip to match the one on the right, but that's my only gripe so far.

In summary: love the pack, very comfortable and stable even with heavy loads, would definitely recommend!
redrugger at REI on 07/07/2012

Loving this pack!

I LOVE this pack. I almost bought the men's since I am a very tall female with an athletic frame and also wanted the tiny bit more space it offers. I'm glad I picked this or it would have allowed me to overpack :) it fits my boyish-female frame well also. I go on extended day hikes and it fits all that I need, and I like the less-is-more approach. The +10 option gies you a little leway when you go a bit beyond the 65.

I was a little apprehensive about the seemingly-fragile buckles, but I've beat the ish out of this pack and it loves me right back :)
I haven't been out in too much inclement weather, but it seems to be alright with the rain. Like any pack, just buy a duckback/pack cover and waterproof stuff sacks to save yourself the greif.

If it had double hip zip pockets instead of a single, and that were JUST slightly larger then it could fit more useful things. The ventilation on the back isn't so great, however, the sweat does dry off quickly in decent conditions. If these two things didn't occur, then I'd give it a 5-star rating, no doubt.
WASasi at REI on 11/11/2010

Very comfortable!

I went through two backpacks prior to getting this one. One of the previous ones' padding was so thin that it dug into my skin. I really like this one because of the excellent padding both on the shoulders and waist.

It has a nice structure that fills out nicely (with room to stuff a sweater or sandals under the top flap) but also maintains its shape well even when not filled.

There are lots of pockets in the top flap to keep a bunch of essentials ranging from your wallet, first aid kit, or some granola bars.

I love having a separate compartment for my sleeping bag but it conveniently also has a zipper inside that leads to the main compartment.

When packed properly, it sits nicely on your back and the weight is evenly distributed.

I guess my only beef is that my Camelbak reservoir takes up so much space when placed on that main compartment inside pocket, so I don't bring it along so I can make room for my food, clothes, etc.

Overall, I love the design, durability and comfort of this backpack. Very satisfied!
Nikki E. at REI on 05/05/2011

Negative Reviews:

Flimsy, no h2o resistance, frame bent

I regret that I cannot give this pack a good review. I took it on an 1100-mile trek across the Alaskan Arctic, and unfortunately it failed on me gravely.

On the very first day, the pack tore from friction against the (not sharp) edge of my cup. Over the course of the trip, the pack tore and wore out in many other spots, including in several places on the strap on the hip belt, just from rubbing against another strap folded beneath it (part of the design).

Most seriously, the metal stays bent under a seemingly moderate load of ~45 lbs. The strange resultant buckling and lack of weight transfer physically hurt my back for several days.

Finally, the fabric leaks like a sieve, even in just light rain. There was a review to this effect on this website before my trip (a woman complaining about the lack of any water resistancy), which my husband told me to ignore, saying that every pack leaks a little. Well, this pack leaks a LOT. I've used a lot of packs and have never seen anything like this. After just a light rain, all of my items inside were wet, and the pack held a puddle of water in the bottom.

There were things I liked about the pack: before the stays bent, it was reasonably comfortable, easy to load, and certainly the pack is very lightweight. But, it seems that sometimes gear is so lightweight that it's too fragile and delicate, and I'd say this pack falls into that category. It's probably okay for a short trip and a very light load, but I'd never recommend it for a longer trip such as mine, when you really depend on your gear.
alaska-hiker at REI on 09/09/2012

Good, but the Mens' is Better . . .

We generally like Deuter packs and consider them an excellent value, but this one could stand some improvement. My wife tried it and found that with a 30 lb load the hip belt felt inadequate and the internal frame sagged and actually felt noodley on her back. So she tried the Mens' version (ACT Lite 65 + 10 - same price)and discovered a much better hip belt design, even for women, and a nicely rigid frame. Needless to say, she bought the Mens', and she wants me to add:

HEY GIRLS: Be sure to experiment with the adjustment of the shoulder harness attachment. I found the best attachment point at three increments below what Deuter recommends for my back measurements.
SJenni at REI on 05/05/2011

Great, But Didn't Hold Up

I have so far taken it out on three weekend trips and the first two it performed wonderfully. Comfortable, even with a lot of weight inside, easy to load, kept the back cool and I really liked the pocket on the hip. The second trip it kept my gear very dry in 36 hours of non stop rain. This weekend I took it out and the bottom compartment zipper broke and now it only opens 1/2 way. Also, the side pocket snagged on a tree and is now completely useless. I wasn't being excessively rough. I was disappointed because I loved the pack otherwise, but it just didn't hold up for even 3 weekend trips.
bess at REI on 02/02/2010

Quality Backpack But Not for Everyone

I bought this pack last year in June and have been using it for backpack trips of 1-4 days. However I always end up with bruises on my collar bone from the straps after every trip. Up until now I felt that I was still breaking it in. But now realize its just not the pack for me. Its a quality, durable, functional pack that served its purpose. Its an adjustable pack for different torso lengths but I could not get it right for myself. The best thing is EMS took it back w/o question. Great customer service! Now I'm looking into the new light weight granite gear Crown pack.
Ninah at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 09/09/2012


I was really excited to try out this pack. My boyfriend had a smaller Deuter that he beat the heck out of. Unfortunately, this pack really let me down. About 2 days into a 60 mile Yosemite loop, the back padding dented and caused major discomfort the rest of the trip. I had to stuff my camp towel in between my back and the pack to alleviate some of the pressure. So sad. Otherwise, the interior is quite spacious and easily fit my bear canister, bladder, and sleeping bag(separate compartment). Would suggest for loads far under the recommended weight limit.
soozyiswoozy at REI on 03/03/2010