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  • Padded back panel and contoured shoulder straps feature breathable air-mesh for air circulation and quick-drying comfort
  • Removable hipbelt and sternum strap allow you to strip the pack down for even more weight savings
  • Removable, tensioned Delrin® thermoplastic U-frame rod is flexible, supportive and light
  • V-shaped pack body allows freedom of movement and properly positions your load between your shoulders
  • Spacious main compartment is complemented by a small valuables pocket and a large mesh front pocket that is perfect for stowing a jacket, gloves, climbing skins or wet clothes
  • Mesh side pockets hold snacks or water bottles
  • Compression straps double as attachment points for skis, ice axes or poles
  • Hydration-compatible design features a 3-liter reservoir pocket and drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration (reservoir sold separately)
  • The Deuter Speed Lite 20 pack is made of tough Hexlite 210 ripstop nylon; bottom is reinforced with a second fabric layer


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Best Use Hiking
Bag Style Backpack
Frame Type Internal Frame
Gear Capacity (L) 19.5 liter
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 1,200 cubic inches
Weight 1 lb. 2 oz.
Fits Torso 17 - 22 inches
Fits Waist/Hips 28 - 40 inches
Material(s) Ripstop nylon
Frame Material Derlin POM plastic
Number of Stays 1
Pack Access Panel
Number of Exterior Pockets 4 + main compartment
Hipbelt Yes
Dimensions 19 x 10 x 7 inches
Gender Unisex
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Backpack I bought this about 2 months ago and I use it everyday for commuting and I've used it on a few day hikes. I love the size of this bag and the front pocket, fits me great and is light. I wish it had some organization, but simple is good. It seems very small for 20 liters which is good or bad depending on what I need, it seems right in between my Osprey Daylite and the Talon 22. I put some shock cord on it (this should come standard on every pack, I use it all the time) so it can hold a jacket or sweater and still leave the front pocket completely accessible and usable. This is not possible if you use the straps across the pack as it closes off accessibility to the pocket. Overall it's a fantastic pack.
Date published: 2014-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best daypack ever! This is without a doubt the BEST daypack I have ever used! It is great for day trips, travel, walking about, shopping, commuting, etc... I originally got it in red, but I am going to get the black one as well for a more low-key business travel appropriate look. It easily holds an 11" Macbook Air in a thick sleeve, iPad, an extra layer, 2 water bottles, epi-pen and inhaler, wallet, passport, and a snack with space to spare. However, if you're a big dude this pack will probably feel like you're carrying a kid backpack because it is so small and lightweight. It is super-adjustable and compresses. It packs well in a suitcase. I love this bag!!!
Date published: 2013-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Day Trip Winner I got this pack before I made a one-week trip to Poland. I wanted something that would easily stow in my suitcase, but once I arrived, would be capable of supporting me through a day of photography and sound recording. My first hike was actually at REI -- up and down the aisles, back and forth, comparing all the small packs. I wanted something that could hold its shape on my back and when set down, but I didn't want one with padding all around. I started looking at traditional day packs, but this one caught my eye. It turned out to be a very good choice. It has good capacity (seems like you can just keep stuffing things into it), the back is just rigid enough, and I ended up really liking the reverse taper design...Being narrower at the bottom, it doesn't interfere with my camera bag. I think hikers in rough country would also find the shape to be practical.
Date published: 2012-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific pack! Features about this pack that I like: -Packable -Size/compression/lightweight: Perfect for bike commuting and day hikes. Holds water bottles securely in the side pockets. Front pocket holds items securely. -Loop zipper pulls will be great when wearing gloves in the winter. -Flexible fit: I am 5'0 with a small frame. My spouse is 5'10" with a larger frame. We are both able to wear this pack comfortably on long hikes. -Minimal design: No thick straps, hip pockets, etc. hanging all over the place. The only trade-off negative feature is that back doesn't have the best air circulation. But the more lightweight, packable design seemed better for my needs than the bulkier packs that seemed to provide better air circulation along the back.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pack Ive had this pack for the last 2 years. In order to highlight its versatility ive used it bike & transit commuting to and from work, Mountain & road bike rides, hikes, for traveling and hauling groceries & "stuff". Its light and easy adjustments make for a good fit with moderate amounts of weight in the pack. This being my 2nd Deuter product in the last 10 years theyre really good about repair issues should you have any.
Date published: 2014-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty Much a Perfect Pack I bought one of these as a running backpack so I could carry my items while I ran to work. It's able to carry my breakfast/lunch, change of clothes, a light running jacket, and a pair of shoes. The top pocket is convenient for high importance items like keys. It also has a hydration pocket but I have never used it. The straps are nicely padded. I got the fit right after about a week of experimentation while running/biking. There are compression straps on the sides, and there is a waist belt. The belt is just webbing and is pretty minimalist but thats perfect for running. I use it 3-4 times a week to run or bike to work. It doesnt jostle or hinder me in any way. The back does get hot at times, but I live in TX and I'm naturally warm. I'd recommend this to anyone who needs a similar product and only needs as much space as I mentioned above
Date published: 2012-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Backpack I bought this to replace an older pack for everyday use. I already have a Deuter backpack for serious hiking, so was familiar with the brand. After reading the reviews on this pack, I decided to try it for my everyday needs. It is absolutely perfect in every way!!! It's lightweight, attractive, easy to load, comfortable, and has lots of pockets to carry my small camera, wallet, glasses, phone, water, jacket, book, etc. I am petite (5' 1" 105 lbs) and the size is just right. It doesn't bounce around on my back and the tapered bottom puts most of the weight at the top, which is very comfortable and balanced. It almost feels as if I'm not even carrying a backpack---it's that light and well-designed. I can't say enough good things about this pack. Thank you to all the previous reviewers for giving such good information.
Date published: 2012-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Day Pack Paradise! I use this pack for work and play. I commute via bike and my 11" Macbook Air fits nicely into the section designed for the water bladder. I put a water bottle into the side pocket and use the compression straps to ensure it doesn't wiggle free while I'm biking through the city. My keys are safely secured in the top pocket's key-loop. I also keep my phone and lip balm in this easy to access top pocket. I love the zip loops - I can access the pack quickly even when I am wearing gloves. It can get a bit hot & sweaty in summer, but I'm prepared to put up with this as the pack is wonderfully light. I like the capacity as I feel that 20L is enough to fit all my essentials and none of the extras that at the end of the day I can really do without. I have been using this pack for more than 2 years and it's still going strong. Excellent quality.
Date published: 2013-12-22
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It looks like, based on the pictures, this backpack has been updated. I checked Deuter's site and couldn't find any information.  Is there anything new/improved over the model that is currently in your outlet store?

Asked by: McBeard47
The difference in our REI Outlet version (2015) are a minor change in the material and the colors.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-07

Would a medium cube (12 x 36 x 25cm) or 2 x small cubes (8 x 27 x 19cm) fit in this pack?

Asked by: Zeke11
​Both the medium and small packing cube will fit inside of the pack.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-08

The description states the frame is removable. How is this accomplished?

Asked by: tinkerer
The Deuter Speed Lite 20 Pack has a removable hipbelt and sternum strap. It does not have a removable back panel/frame.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-08
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