AirContactPack(Ocean/Midnight)

Deuter Aircontact 60 + 10 SL Pack - Women's

The Deuter Aircontact 60 + 10 SL pack is a feature-rich gear hauler. Enjoy its quality, durability, capacity and comfort on your next long weekend in the wilderness.
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  • SL (Slimline) fit is specifically designed with narrow, short shoulder straps and short torso proportions for women
  • Aircontact system features anatomically shaped air-mesh covered shoulder straps and a hipbelt that pivots to follow your movement and help you keep your balance
  • Forward-pull hipbelt features an anatomical cut with bi-laminate foam and a reinforced polyethylene sheet that provide freedom of movement and great load transfer
  • Breathable, hollow-chamber foam back panel offers excellent ventilation with a "pump" effect that circulates air through the cushioning for comfort and reduced perspiration
  • Adjustable harness lets you easily change the height to create the perfect fit
  • Hollow-core aluminum X-frame stays are anatomically shaped, helping create comfortable and flexible support for heavy loads
  • Top-loading main compartment offers lots of room for your gear; U-shaped zipper on the front panel offers easy access to the main compartment
  • Hydration-compatible design features reservoir pocket and drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration (reservoir sold separately)
  • Separate bottom compartment lets you stuff your sleeping bag directly into the pack; bottom compartment shares a zippered separator with the main compartment
  • Top lid features inside and outside zippered pockets and is height-adjustable to create extra space for ropes or other bulky items
  • Pack exterior features a zippered map pocket, 2 side stretch pockets, compression straps, daily chains and dual ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Deuter Aircontact 60 + 10 SL pack features an integrated, detachable raincover that helps keep your pack and its contents dry

Deuter Aircontact 60 + 10 SL Pack - Women's

Specification Description
Best use Backpacking
Frame type Internal
Backpack style Deluxe backpack
Ultralight No
Gear capacity (L) 60 liter
Gear capacity (cu. in.) 3,660 cubic inches
Weight 5 lbs. 15 oz.
Weight - metric 2.69 kilograms
Adjustable torso Yes
Fits torso 13 - 20 inches
Fits waist/hips 30 - 46 inches
Material(s) Ripstop nylon
Frame material Aluminum
Number of stays 3
Suspended mesh back panel No
Pack loading Top / Panel
Pack access Top / front
Number of exterior pockets 6 + main compartment
Sleeping bag compartment Yes
Raincover included Yes
Gender Women's

Deuter Aircontact 60 + 10 SL Pack - Women's

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Rated 3.0/5 based on 2 reviews
Rated 1out of5
by fromNo way I have tried a zillion packs, as it turns out I'm pretty hard to fit, even though I'm average sized. (5'6", 128 lbs) This pack is extremely well constructed, has all the bells and whistles, is highly adjustable, well padded, they really did think of everything. Except for its weight: At almost 6 lbs empty, once packed, it was heavier than my boyfriend's 1972 Kelty Tioga which had almost twice the amount of gear I had. I'm in good shape, I'm not afraid of a heavy load but this was just too much. Would I recommmend this to a friend? No. The pack is too heavy, it's like driving a Semi through the backcountry, it makes no sense for an avid backpacker.
Date published: 2012-04-28
Rated 5out of5
by fromLoad me up! We've owned an Aircontact SL pack for over a year now and love that's it comfortable and also tough as nails. My husband and I both use this pack – I'm 5'5" and he's 5"11". I really like the SL fit in the hips and chest. The pack has an adjustable strap behind the back that lengthens the torso for my husband. It's padded in all the right places and my back stays drier than other packs I've worn. We use this pack primarily on climbing approaches or single-night backpacks. When our daughter was born 2 years ago, we realized needed a bigger pack for the three of us to go climbing or backpacking. One of us carries Ali in a Deuter Kid Carrier III, and the other gets Aircontact with the rope, rack, and adult clothes for climbing or the camping gear if backpacking. If the terrain is easy, I'll carry Ali and load my husband down like a mule with the Aircontact. The pack can definitely handle big loads and still carries great. When the going gets more technical, we switch over, he takes some extra weight, and I really appreciate the SL design for comfort and agility on uneven terrain. The pack definitely has Alpine features on it, more than the average thru-hiker backpack. It's got two straps for ice axes or trekking-pole storage on the back, an adjustable strap under the lid for carrying a rope, two daisy chains on the back for clipping stuff on, and has tough fabric throughout for surviving encounters with rock and gear. We love the various compartments and access- you've got a big bottom compartment for a sleeping bag or in our case the rack and harnesses, vertical side pockets for maps, snacks, fly boxes or rain layers. The main compartment is accessed by the top or –even-better – through the back zippers. You can lay the pack flat and have access to anything in the middle! The top lid is easy to take off – so you can drop some weight is the pack isn't maxed out. The pack is tough and durable, we've had a Zion-sized rack of cams in it, thrown glacier axes on it, bushwhacked through sharp mazanitas, thrown it at the base of crags, and done some butt and back dragging descents. It's got water bottle holders on both sides and a great pocket on the waist belt for our digital camera and keys. All the features add weight to the pack, so it's not a minimalist's dream. But we find the organizational features really help with our three-person circus; and the other straps and features are so useful. Even when not using it as a pack, we bring it on trips to keep our daughter's clothing items separated and organized.
Date published: 2012-10-15

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