Deuter Zero 45+15 SL Backpack -
The Deuter ACT Zero 45+15 SL Women's Backpack has a new, more compact ultralight backpack design for 2011 to keep you hiking lighter and faster.
Great for the experienced backpacker/mountaineer who needs to carry it all, without the added pack weight.
This 3650-cubic-inch, 60-liter pack can carry up to 45 pounds, yet weighs only 3 pounds 3 ounces.
Women's specific features, or SL Fit System features, include s-shaped straps with soft edges, closer-set shoulder straps that are both shorter and more narrow, a curved and angled waist belt, shorter back length and smaller buckles.
SL system avoids chaffing, eliminates pressure points and provides a fit adapted to women's bodies and smaller framed men and larger youth.
Hollow-core aluminum stays keep this pack's frame strong and light.
Pivoting VariFlex hip belt follows exaggerated movements so you stay in balance.
Adjustable VariQuick shoulder harness easily adjusts to any back length and frame size.
Deuter Aircontact back system conforms to your back with breathable hollow-chamber foam padding.
With your every movement, a pump effect circulates air through the cushions and central air chamber, resulting in 15 percent less sweating than with a standard trekking backpack and a 5 degree Celsius reduction in heat between you and the pack.
Contoured shoulder straps and hip fins have 3D-AirMesh lining for added ventilation.
Hip belt stabilizer straps increase load control, and pull-forward buckle is easy to fasten even with a full pack.
Height-adjustable lid is removable, with a 15-liter resupply extension collar.
Side compression and shoulder stabilizer straps.
Storage includes a large, compressing front stuff-it pocket, top and bottom lid pockets, interior valuables pocket, mesh side pockets and hip belt pocket.
Ice axe and trekking pole loops.
Hydration compatible (reservoir not included)
Durable, double-layered base panel.
Alpine Emergency SOS guide printed on interior to refresh your memory on aircraft signals and emergency contacts if you're in a bind.
The Deuter ACT Zero 45+15 SL ultralight backpack for women is the perfect companion for speed demons and thru hikers.
- Large front stretch stuff-it, two mesh side, one hipbelt, and two top-lid pockets conveniently store your essentials
- Hollow-core aluminum X-shaped frame with 0.5-inch stays balances medium to large loads comfortably with flexibility
- Light weight of 3lb 5oz won't slow you down on-trail
- Vari Quick system allows for quick, easy adjustment to any back length so kids won’t outgrow it too fast
- Adjustable torso length, from 14-19 inches, fits a wide range of sizes
- SL women-specific hip belt and VariQuick height-adjustable shoulder harness with 3D-AirMesh cover ensure anatomically correct comfort
- ~ Shoulder straps are anatomically shaped and covered with 3D AirMesh for complete comfort
- Lid pocket stores small gear (map, first aid kit, snacks) and keeps it easily accessible; valuables pocket on the lid’s interior safely stores all of the essentials
- ~ SL conical hip belt anchor points are set closer together and curved slightly upward to provide a custom fit
- ~ SL packs are designed to fit the average athletic female, but are also great for slim men or younger guys—Jordan Romero was using an SL pack when he became the youngest person to ever climb Mt. Everest at 13 years old!
- Alternative VariQuick Shoulder Harnesses Deuter packs with the VariQuick adjustment system can be customized to even more fits with accessory VQ Shoulder Harnesses
- The result is a snug fitting, stable carry and a reduction of perspiration by 15%
- Women’s-specific fit
- ~ Narrower shoulder width provides a perfect anatomical fit around a woman’s upper body and helps the pack stay in place; narrow tapered ends and smaller buckles help to avoid armpit chafing and eliminate pressure points in the chest area
- VariQuick customize your fit by making your individual height adjustment
- ~ Anatomically shaped X-frame provides a comfortable, flexible construction for medium to heavy loads
Lining and Layers:
- Large front stretch Stuff-It pocket allows for quick stashing of an extra layer or jacket
- ~ Breathable hollow chamber foam circulates air for superior ventilation; reduces perspiration by 15%
- AirContact back system combines flexible frame, ventilating foam back, mesh-covered shoulder straps, and more for optimal long-haul comfort
- Breathable, hollow-chamber foam improves ventilation via a pump effect that circulates air through the padding for a cool, dry, snug fit and stability
- Compatible with your hydration system so you stay quenched
- Hydration compatible—holds up to a 3 L reservoir; stretch mesh side pockets provide a place for extra water bottles
- Side compression straps help reduce pack volume, improve load stability, and can be used to attach extra gear
- Pull forward waistbelt straps
- Carries an ample 45 pounds of your necessary gear and goodies
- SOS label on the inside of the lid has emergency numbers and international instructions for emergency cases
- Tough, light, and durable Duratex-Lite and Ripstop 210 will last through your summit list
- Top-flap access lets you get in and grab easily; optional roll-top closure when top flap is removed
- Removable Lid / Converts To Summit Pack allows you to cut weight, or keep valuables and toiletries handy when thru-hiking
- Trekking pole and ice axe loops with bungee tie-offs to keep your tools safe and secure and your hands free when you need them
- Optional roll-top closure still keeps your gear protected if you decide to remove the lid
- ~ Anatomically cut hip belt with bilaminate foam provides excellent load transfer and doesn’t restrict your freedom of movement
- Removable 15-liter lid keeps frequent-use essentials handy and converts to daypack for light, fast summits
FEATURES of the Deuter Women's ACT Zero 45 + 15 SL Pack.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Deuter Women's ACT Zero 45 + 15 SL Pack.
Designed for the experienced female backpacker intent on hiking fast-and-light without sacrificing fit and comfort, the award-winning Deuter ACT Zero 45+15 SL Women's pack boasts the same load-hauling suspension and adjustable harness system found on Deuter's popular Aircontact series while weighing a scant 3 pounds, 5 ounces.
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Designed with faster, lighter trips and thru-hikers in mind, the Deuter Women's ACT Zero 45+15 SL pack allows experienced backpackers or mountaineers to comfortably carry all of the necessities without any unnecessary pack weight. 2011 Outside Gear of the Year winner.
Backcountry.com (Spring 2014)
Strap on the Deuter Women's ACT Zero 45+15 SL Backpack for light, fast ascents or long, scenic excursions. Its AirContact back system improves airflow for more comfort and less perspiration, while the VariQuick mesh-covered, anatomically cut harness ensures precision fit for stable cargo transport and better balance when the trail gets treacherous. A flexible aluminum X-shaped frame smooths out the ride, whether fast and furious or long and steady.
Head into the unknown with the ACT Zero 45 + 15 SL backpack from Deuter. Loaded with features that make packing, organizing, and carrying more efficient than ever, this women's-specific backpack is perfect for multi-day trips or through-hiking. The AIRCONTACT back system keeps your back ventilated while keeping the load balanced on your back, and the VARIQUICK
The Deuter Act Zero 45+15 is the perfect lightweight pack for experienced thru hikers who do not want to carry more than the essentials. It features the SlimLine women's fit system with a slightly shorter and narrower fit. The Aircontact Lite System has breathable padding and 3D mesh lining for ventilation. Anatomically shaped hip fins transfer the load to the hips and make the weight safer to carry over long distances. Compression straps increase the pack's stability, and it has a removable lid with a 15-liter extension collar.