Deuter Trail 32

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Deuter Trail 32
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Deuter ACT Trail 32 Pack Features.

Deuter ACT Trail 32 Pack.
Offering a great combination of weight-bearing ability and load control, the Deuter ACT Trail 32 Pack is the perfect companion on your day hikes and city tours. You ll surely have a blast exploring the great outdoors as this 32 Pack features a Delrin Aircontact back system construction that fits any back shape comfortably and allows you to move with ease. Plus, it also comes equipped with an elastic front compartment for storing a jacket, harness, and other gears. No more rummaging around your gears as this pack features a two-way zip on the front, which allows direct access to well-buried items, even when the lid is closed. This pack even comes with a tough 3D Airmesh covering fabric that provides climate control and excellent ventilation. Its elasticized toggle straps, however, double up as compression straps for extra convenience. Other incredible features include a valuables pocket on the hip belt, a wet laundry compartment, an ice axe, and hiking pole loops, just to mention a few. Go ahead and travel light and easy with the Deuter ACT Trail 32 Pack.

Key Features.

Support and Cushioning:

  • Air channel between the AirContact cushions helps reduce perspiration by 15%


  • Compression straps let you cinch down loads for jostle-free carrying; simple, lightweight tool loops let you quickly stash trekking poles and ice axes
  • Compression straps cinch down pack and help attach your gear to the outside of the pack


  • Aircontact back system with Delrin® U-frame rod allows warm air to escape and fresh air to circulate between the pack and the user's back
  • Delrin U-shaped frame adds a rigid structure to the pack so it doesn't buckle during climbs or approaches
  • Flexible, tensioned Delrin¦ U-shaped frame provides stability with little extra weight


  • Anatomically formed hipbelt wraps body, stabilizing and controlling lateral movements of pack while on the go
  • Hipbelt pocket holds snacks; mesh side pocket stores water bottle, headlamp, gloves or sunscreen; lid pocket holds a map, compass or GPS, spare batteries and other small items

Weather and Wind:

  • Integrated, tuck-away rain cover stands ready to protect your load from sudden downpours
  • Large stuff-it pocket on the front holds rain gear or other bulky items
  • Front mesh pocket holds a helmet or rain shell


  • Large Side Zippered Pocket
  • Lid pocket, valuables pocket inside and two kinds of side pocket (zipped and mesh) provide a variety of stowing solutions
  • No more rummaging around for your gear – the two-way zip on the front allows direct access to well-buried items, even when the lid is closed
  • Main compartment has plenty of room for an all-day hike; 2-way zipper on the front allows access to buried items

Lining and Layers:

  • Internal wet laundry compartment separates soaked clothes from fresh layers
  • AirMesh lining on the back panel and mesh wings on the hip-belt offer maximum breathability where the pack makes the most contact with your back


  • Flexible Delrin Aircontact back system construction fits any back shape comfortably
  • Microrip-Nylon / HexLite 210
  • Tough 3D AirMesh covering fabric provides climate control and supports Deuter'sexcellent Aircontact ventilation system
  • The Deuter ACT Trail 32 pack is made with lightweight and abrasion-resistant 210-denier ripstop nylon
  • 3D air-mesh fabric lining adds breathability to the contoured, padded shoulder straps


  • ACT Trail suspension system features two breathable foam pads that 'pump' with an air channel between them to push air up and out while you hike
  • Aircontact pads made of breathable hollow chamber foam bringing the load close to center of gravity


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


  • Anatomically formed 3D AirMesh shoulder straps with load transfer straps
  • Elasticised toggle straps double up as compression straps
  • Stabiliser straps allow optimal positioning of the backpack


  • Elastic front compartment where you can also store a jacket or harness etcetera
  • SOS label
  • Carrying Capacity = 22 lbs
  • ACT Trail 20 and 24 are carry on compatible
  • Anatomically cut hip belt bilaminate foam provides great load transfer and offers freedom of movement
  • Front-panel access allows you to find things easily without unloading the pack
  • Clever front design with large mesh pocket/helmet flap
The Deuter ACT Trail 32 pack is a technical backpack that allows you to comfortably carry lots of gear for day-long adventures.
Flexible Delrin Aircontact back system fits any shape of back comfortably.
Aircontact pads distribute weight evenly and promotes the exchange of air via a pumping effect.
Deuter has done the math and boasts '15 percent less perspiration' with this pack.
Stabilizer straps allow optimal positioning of the backpack.
Anatomically formed hip fins for freedom of movement and body-hugging carrying.
No more rummaging around for your gear. The front entry, two-way zip panel allows access to gear at the bottom of the pack.
Tough 3D AirMesh covering fabric provides climate control and supports the Deuter Aircontact ventilation system.
Clever front mesh pocket is large enough to hold a helmet.
Storage includes two side pockets (1 zippered, 1 mesh), hip belt pocket, lid pocket and interior valuables pocket.
Elasticized toggle straps double as compression straps.
Wet laundry/hydration compartment (reservoir sold separately)
Front gear loops for hiking poles or an ice axe.
Integrated raincover stows away at pack's bottom.
The Deuter ACT Trail 32 pack is a standout in the Deuter backpacks line, the perfect companion for any day adventure.
Your pack is one of your gear lifelines, so make sure to pick the right one. The Deuter ACT Trail 32 Backpack is up to the challenges you'll throw its way. Deuter equipped this daypack with its proprietary Aircontact back system that features a Delrin U-frame Rod. This U-shaped rod creates an ergonomic fit that encourages circulation and optimal load distribution.

Massey's Outfitters
These full-contact hiking packs have already won over many fans, due to their optimum weight bearing ability and load control. The flexible Delrin® Aircontact back system construction fits any back shape comfortably.
No more rummaging around for your gear – the two-way zip on the front allows direct access to well-buried items, even when the lid is closed.
Tough 3D AirMesh covering fabric provides climate control and supports Deuter’s excellent Aircontact ventilation system.
Clever front design with large mesh pocket/helmet flap.
Lid pocket, valuables pocket inside and two kinds of side pocket (zipped and mesh) provide a variety of stowing solutions.
Elasticised toggle straps double up as compression straps.
Compression straps.
Valuables pocket on hip belt.
Anatomically formed 3D AirMesh shoulder straps with load transfer straps.
Wet laundry compartment.
Ice axe and hiking pole loops.
SOS label. Weight: 2 lbs 15 oz, 1320 g.
Volume: 1950 cubic inches, 32 litre.
Size: 26 / 13 / 9.4 (H x W x D) Inch.
66 / 32 / 24 (H x W x D) cm.
Material: Deuter-Microrip-Nylon / HexLite 210
FEATURES of the Deuter ACT Trail 32 Pack.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Deuter ACT Trail 32 Pack.

Deuter's versatile Act Trail 32 Daypack is not only great for technical multi day hikes but around town excursions as well. The AIRCONTACT system provides full load control and evenly spreads weight. Air channel back padding foam provides a snug fit while providing great ventilation reducing perspiration up to 15%. Front panel loading allows access to the deepest gear and multiple pockets keep all your essentials handy. Rain cover included. cover included.


The Deuter ACT Trail 32 pack offers great craftsmanship in a sturdy and lightweight daypack. It's ideal for day hikes and technical routes.


Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Deuter's ACT Trail 32 backpack is compact and lightweight, yet offers optimum weight bearing ability and load control.

Country of Origin: Imported

Rocky Mountain Trail

This a great pack for all the adventures that you may have.
These full-contact hiking packs have already won over many fans, due to their optimum weight bearing ability and load control. The flexible Delrin® Aircontact back system construction fits any back shape comfortably.

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Adjustable torso:No
Available Color(s):Black/Anthracite, Fire/Cranberry
Backpack Features:Hydration Compatible, Included Rain Cover, Top Loader
Backpack Style:Technical Daypack
Capacity:1950 cu in / 32 L
Carry Capacity:25 lbs / 11 kg
Carrying Capacity:22 lbs
Dimension:(H x W x D)
Dimensions:24 x 11 x 9 in / 60 x 28 x 23 cm
Dimensions (in):26 H x 12.5 W x 9.5 D
Fits torso:17 - 21 inches
Fits waist/hips:Unavailable
Frame material:Delrin POM plastic
Frame type:Internal
Gear capacity (L):32 liters
Gear capacity (cu. in.):1,950 cubic inches
Hydration Bladder Included:Not Included
Hydration Compatible:Yes
Laptop Sleeve:None
Material:Deuter-Microrip-Nylon / HexLite 210
Max Load Capacity:25 lb / 11 kg
Number of exterior pockets:4 + main compartment
Number of pockets:6
Number of stays:1 U-shaped rod
Pack Fabric (Primary):Deuter-Microrip-Nylon, 210 HexLite
Pack Size:1000-1999 cu in
Pack access:Top / front
Pack loading:Top / Panel
Raincover included:Yes
Size:26 / 13 / 9.4 (H x W x D) Inch 66 / 32 / 24 (H x W x D) cm
Sleeping bag compartment:No
Suspended mesh back panel:No
Suspension:Aircontact Trail
Torso Length:16 - 20 in / 40 - 50 cm
Trip Length:Weekend (2-3 nights)
Volume:1950 cubic inches / 32 liter
Volume Range:30-45 liters
Weight:2 lbs 14 oz / 1.32 kg (includes rain cover)
Weight - metric:1.32 kilograms
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Deuter Trail 32 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great versatility and comfort

For the past 16 years, I've used a typical day pack every day to carry my laptop, papers, lunch, snacks, umbrella, and ultralight waterproof breathable jacket back and forth between the hospital and research building. Last month I ruptured my L4-5 disc, and found that walking with the added weight of my day pack made me miserable. I spent hours in my local REI store comparing all the day-and-a-half packs with good hip belts and internal frames, including the REI Pinnacle, a few Osprey models, the Gregory Z30, and this Deuter ACT32.

The finalists were the Gregory Z30 and this Deuter. The most important criterion for me was how well the suspension works, and while both do a very good job of transferring the weight to my hips, the Deuter does even better than the Z30, because the shoulder elevator straps and load compression straps hold the weight so close to my back and shape the shoulder straps so well that they barely touch my shoulders. In addition, it's MUCH easier to load big flat items like a laptop in the Deuter, which doesn't have a big curved stay in the middle to break up the volume. The flexible arched internal support is easily strong and rigid enough for 20 - 30 pound loads, yet allows the pack to flex forward slightly, enhancing your mobility. The pack is narrow enough that it doesn't interfere with swinging my arms straight back, and it rides low enough that I can tip my head back all the way without contact. The hip belt does not interfere with flexing my hips and bringing a knee all the way up to my shoulder, so you could certainly mantle with this pack on. It rides stably with side to side angulation, so you could ski with confidence.

There are good side pockets that can easily accommodate liter bottles in addition to the usual hydration sleeve and port, attachments for a single ice axe and other gear loops the could accommodate a second ice tool. It would be easy to lash skis to each side of the pack using the compression straps. An elasticized external pocket attached to the compression straps can hold a helmet, wet clothes, etc. There is a zippered pocket on the front of the hip belt for ready access for a camera or snacks. The integrated rain cover that zips into a pocket at the bottom is a nice feature.
Outdoor Adventure Lover at REI on 12/12/2011

A great pack for tall people

First off, this is a fantastic mid-size pack for people who are tall- I'm 6'6" and this pack fits me beautifully. Props to Deuter for making sure their 'normal' pack sizes will fit tall customers. As a very light packer, I don't want to haul around a bulky 60 or even 45 liter pack on my travels.

This pack is simple and functional, which means it's very flexible in terms of what you can do with it. So far I've taken it on a long weekend trip and on a canyoneering day trip. Even without the hip belt and chest strap fastened, the pack moves with your body so that it's a good pack to take with you when hiking or otherwise moving a lot. It carries a lot of gear or clothing very comfortably, and the compression straps work great.

Some people have complained about the lack of pockets and organizational options. I just used two packing cubes for clothing and tucked the rest of my gear into the three pockets and a small bag, and had no problem with it.

Finally, the pack is very comfortable. I've had to walk miles wearing it before, and it has never been uncomfortable or awkward even on hot days.

I would definitely suggest this pack and brand to anyone, but particularly tall people!
Merryman at REI on 04/04/2013

So far so good!

Only used it once so far on a day hike - so far I really like this pack. It feels very well made and durable - I'll be able to speak more on that once I give it some more use.

I felt really comfortable while I was walking around the store checking out other gear/clothes. I practically forgot I was still wearing it.

I too was looking at the Gregory Z30 but chose this instead for the adjustability and the great fit. The included rain cover is def a plus too.

Only two things I'm not crazy about so far:
1. Only one hipbelt pocket. And it's kinda small.
2. Maybe it's just me, but I can't really position my Camelbak bladder tube in a way that doesn't hit my neck coming out of the pack. I tried a few times and it just always felt like it was in the way. I ended up wrapping it through/around the load lift straps and that worked for me.

Overall, very satisfied.
Cameron Crazy at REI on 05/05/2012

Met Airline Carry-on Requirements!

Have been using external frame pack for over 20 years, but thought I'd like a lightweight pack I could use as a carry on for a recent trip to Europe.
The ACT 32 fit nicely in overhead and I breezed through check-in.
Since returning home I've loaded it with enough gear for an overnight hike (about 20 lbs). Using some REI compression sacks I can carry a Hubba Hubba tent and a lite-weight sleeping bag, a GSI cookset, some food, a water bladder along with a change of clothes. It all fit snugly and I liked that I could access my gear from the top or the side... well designed product...zippers don't snag and the support system fits well and had a nice degree of adjustment providing a comfortable fit for a 5 mile hike. Overall this pack is a nice balance of versatility and cost.

Bivouacer at REI on 06/06/2012

This pack is awesome. Mine gets daily use as a gym bag but I have taken it on a couple short trips. As a day pack it's great; definitely enough room for a days worth of gear and it could work as a weekend pack if you pack light. It stands up to light drizzle without the rain cover and I have not had a reason to use the rain cover yet. The pack it sturdy, well constructed, and comfortable to wear. I really like the main u-shaped zipper in the front. It exposes the entire interior of the pack for easy access to all my stuff. The only drawback to the main zipper is having to unclip the two compression straps on the sides of the bag to open the zipper fully. It's annoying but not a huge deal. Overall I love it, it's my first Deuter pack and I would definitely buy another.

Dave P at on 10/21/2012

Wonderful pack!

I bought this pack to replace an aging daypack that's mostly used as an everyday-carry and I have had no complaints. I've used this pack for dayhikes, taking climbing gear out for toproping, though a lot of gear can be a tight fit, and have used it as a travel pack on bus and train. The main pocket is roomy enough for clothing, rain gear, a book or two and a 2 liter bladder pack. The side H2O pocket is deep and I'm never worried a bottle will fall out like on some of my previous packs, the access zipper lets me get easy access to the interior without taking everything out and helps me to pack everything up efficiently, and the compression straps really help tighten things down. I really want to take this pack alpining this winter, I think it will really hold up well. Great product overall.
AJ Dayhike at REI on 09/09/2013

The Pack that Gives Back

I am a perfectionist. This usually means I spend hours in REI comparing two items side by side. At the end of my fair and balanced trial, I finally choose. I didn't have to do this process for the Deuter ACT 32. I knew right away it was perfect. The right amount of pockets, the right amount of storage, and the right amount of features make this my go-to pack for dayhikes. This is the pack I use for my Search and Rescue missions as well. It has perfect features for carrying some technical equipment, too (ice axe loop, etc). If you are trying to decide which daypack to choose amongst all the brands and features out there, why not choose the best? Deuter is a German company in the likes of BMW, Mercedes, Bayer, Nivea, etc. German engineering at its best.
Icarus Expedition at REI on 08/08/2012

A great pack, plain and simple.

I purchased this product when I realized that my high school back pack would no longer be sufficient for hiking. The staff at REI were wonderful, they assisted in fitting me with the right pack. I was looking at other brands and was highly impressed with the Deuter methods of suspension and quality of the pack in general (larger buckles, etc).

The one major gripe I have with this pack is a lack of front pockets (pockets on shoulder straps and both hip belts). This pack only has one pocket on the right hip belt. It would have been nice to have more within reach for items such as small GPS devices and cell phones/snacks.

Overall, HIGHLY satisfied with my REI purchase experience, and quality of the product.
New Eng Hiker at REI on 02/02/2012


I've used this pack for more than a year, both as a four-season day hike pack (loaded with hiking gear) and as an around-town pack (loaded with laptop, books, etc.). It's by far the best pack I've owned. With an ice axe, crampons, snowshoes, 5L water and lots of winter clothes, it's pushing the comfort limits of the suspension system, but on a winter hike where I'm leaving crampons or snowshoes at home, this pack is great (as it is for anything with a lighter load). Asymmetric zipped and open mesh pouches on the sides look a bit funny but are a great feature for efficient packing. The mesh pouch is configured perfectly so that you can get a water bottle in or out without removing the pack. Highly recommended.
DeeF at REI on 08/08/2012

Great Pack for Most

Purchased for my son who is 6 ft. He loves the pack and it fits him very well. I would have bought one for myself but it is not designed for a 23 inch torso (I am 6'6"). Pack is well organized and layed out very well. Accomodates a 3.0 liter hydration bag. We average 20 miles on our day hikes and carry basic emergancy and overnight gear when we hike. Very happy with purchase and price. Great for most normal and light extreme hikers. Highly recommend. If your tall like me Check out the Black Diamond Axiom 30. Very happy with that pack also!!!
bleonard22 at REI on 06/06/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Great travel companion

Deceptively "spacious". Comes across as rather small for a 7-8 day trip but it did the job. It's sturdy, straps are well padded. Just wished there were more side pockets and I think it would make this product SUPER!
isnyn at REI on 07/07/2013