At just over one pound, the Deuter Speed Lite 20 Pack is a lightweight requisite for all adventurers and explorers that like to be on their feet. Boasting minimum weight, the day backpack offers more comfort, support, and energy than others of its kind for activities like racing, hiking, climbing, tours on foot, and more.
“Whether you use it for adventure racing, alpine sport-climbing, short ski tours or for summit gear on longer trekking tours – when you know how and when lightweight gear is needed, the overall weight you carry can be substantially reduced,” Deuter explains.
Featuring a number of supportive details, Deuter’s backpack makes committing oneself to the outdoors effortlessly easy. The accessory includes: padded back panel and contoured shoulder straps that feature an air-mesh for air circulation and quick-drying comfort; reinforcements on bottom of pack; removable hipbelt and sternum strap that allows one to strip the pack down for even more weight savings; flexible v-shape design for movement; handy finger pull loops on the zipper slides; attachment loops for optional helmet holder; 3M reflectors; and a hydration-compatible design that features a 3-liter reservoir (reservoir sold separately) pocket and drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration.
Although it might not look spacious, the pack’s sizable inside fits everything you need it to—and more as it’s complimented by a small valuables pocket and a large mesh front pocket, ideal for stashing gloves and clothing. Side mesh pockets allow for easy access to energy food and drink bottles, as well.
Made with Deuter-Ripstop 210 weave material on the exterior, the Deuter pack is built to last. “Recognisable by the very technical, shiny surface incorporating tough Ripstop threads. This lightweight and extremely robust fabric is perfectly suited to the manufacture of lightweight products,” the company says.
The inside material of the pack is just as strong. Crated with HexLite 201, “Thicker reinforcement threads make it resistant to tears even at such minimal weight and lend it that striking honeycomb structure.”
Just under 90 dollars, the good-looking backpack comes in red and black, and sits in a budget middle ground for many. But for all it offers, and how it looks, we consider the price a steal.