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  • Lightweight multi-chamber aluminum X-frame with fully padded and adjustable harness helps you dial in custom comfort and fit
  • Compact multilayer hipbelt with pull-forward function allows easy fastening even when packed with heavy loads
  • Bottom zip compartment stores sleeping bags or other light and bulky items for easy removal without disturbing pack contents or load stability
  • Vertical and horizontal external compression straps reduce bulk and help stabilize heavy loads for enhanced carrying comfort
  • Extendable collar adds up to 600 cu. in. (10 liters) of storage space
  • Front stretch pocket stores quick-access items or rain gear
  • Dual mesh side pockets; gear loops; bottom external sleeping pad straps

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Frame Type Internal Frame
Gear Capacity (L) 65
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 3,970 + 610
Weight 4 lbs. 6 oz.
Adjustable Torso Yes
Fits Torso 15 - 21 inches
Fits Waist/Hips Unavailable
Material(s) Nylon
Frame Material Aluminum
Number of Stays 2
Hydration Compatible No
Pack Access Top Loader
Number of Exterior Pockets 6 + main compartment
Sleeping Bag Compartment Yes
Dimensions Unavailable
Gender Unisex
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1st 18 miles Just got home from the 1st hike with this pack. Long story short I have compacted discs and lower back issues right at the base of my spine. This pack was GREAT! my back didn't hurt at all from wearing the pack the whole trip! We did 18 miles in 2 1/2 days and this pack rocked it. Only 2 things I found that may or may not bother others. 1. Buy a rain cover don't rely on the "built in" option it works but after 4 hours in a steady drizzly things got wet. 2. The adjustable shoulder straps can rub in the center of your shoulders. I would buy this again and would 100% suggest this to anyone with back problems that still want to live life and play outdoors. Good luck safe travels
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from comfy like a caddy Over all i love this pack. Extremely well balanced, very comfortable with great padding in all the right places and very good ventilation. My first use was a training hike and i put about 35lbs in it. Almost the entire load was carried on my hips as it should and i barely felt it there. Lots of adjustments and very versatile. Only thing i would make an improvement on is the placement of the hydration resevoir compartment. Its in the usual location but very deep in the pack which means ill have to remove everything to load it. Working on an in place refill system though. I intend to take this on my JMT hike this year and i cannot wait to see how well it holds up.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This pack rocked the JMT! I had tried out an Osprey Exos58 for my JMT trip and quickly found I needed something that could carry a little more weight. This pack fit the bill perfectly! BV500 bear can fit sideways after loosening up the compression straps and I was able to squeeze in all my other gear with room to spare. Very comfortable strap system that I set up once and only occasionally adjusted. Waist belt pockets were big enough to hold snacks so I didn't have to take off my pack to get food on the trail. Loved it for 130 miles of the JMT until I was driven out by wildfire smoke. I plan on carrying this pack when I go back to finish next year.
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pack for those who run hot I had a few requirements for a pack but the main selling point was that it tried to keep me cool. I run really hot, especially along my back. Deuter advertises their "Aircontact Back System" as a way of drawing hot away and replacing it with cooler air via a pump. I went into REI and asked the associate about the system and got some rave reviews from him. Based upon his feedback, I went ahead and purchased this bag. On my first trio out, I noticed my back was significantly less damp than I expected after stopping at camp. We made only about ten miles that day due to a mid day start but it was in the Olympic Mountains in Washington. While not a full rain forest, the humidity is high and the hike was consistently up hill. My back wasn't dry, but it was not nearly as damp as I was expecting it to be. I also noticed no discomfort even though I had filled the pack up fairly full. A comfortable pack that helped me not stink up the trail? Sold on that alone!
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My First Pack, and I Love It! This is my first pack and I just took it on a trip in the Needles District of Canyonlands. The pack was excellent. I was able to fit a sleeping bag, inflatable pillow, and chair in the lower compartment. In the main compartment, I fit a rucksack of clothes, a two person tent, a 3L bladder, four 1.5L bottles of water, a jetboil, and a satchel with miscellaneous tools. The mesh pockets on the side fit my journal, maps, and a few other items. On the outside, I attached my sleeping pad and a hefty bear canister full of food, and I tied my tennis shoes to the side straps. In the top compartments, I fit a sizable med pack, a plate, a cutlery set, a bowl, and a spoon, along with a roll of toilet paper and a zip-lock bag of personal items (toothbrush etc). In short, I fit everything I needed into the pack with relative ease. What's more, the pack was comfortable. I found my self adjusting the straps to alleviate my shoulders, back, and hips as needed and redistribute weight/pressure with great success. I endured the 7 mile hike from the car to the backpacking zone with little discomfort. I can't wait to take this pack on more adventures!
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pack... Even for the ladies! My search through the "female" packs was rather challenging, and not meeting my particular needs.. (I wanted a green pack). I had previously been measured at an REI store, I knew I could fit into this pack comfortably but I was skeptical about the adjustable size. After reading previous reviews, I thought I'd give it a try. I eventually wound up on the second to last notch on the spinal adjuster, and it literally fit me perfectly. I am 5'6, 130 lbs, female, and I'm convinced this pack was made for me. Finally getting this pack out for an adventure, it did everything I need a pack to do and more. My first long distance backpacking trip, at 35-40 lbs this pack held everything I needed, some things for my partner, and was extremely comfortable the entire time. There was endless ways for me to strap everything in on the outside, and was very compatible for the treacherous trail. I never overheated and could only really complain about my tired legs. After this trip, my partner was quite impressed with this pack, considering it isn't a "common" brand, and is going to get one for himself. Looking forward to my next adventure with this pack!
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new goto pack I bought this pack so I could shave some weight off my load vs the Dana Designs pack I've used for ages. I did not want to loose features by going to an ultralight pack. I also like to avoid packs with a lot of zippers as they are a possible point of failure and I rarely need them if I plan my day. Most of my backpacking/camping is in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota. Pros: Weight. It's one of the lighter packs out there that doesn't sacrifice the suspension system and comfort to save weight. I saved about 2 lbs vs my old pack. That doesn't sound like much but with other lighter gear I'm now carrying around almost 10 lbs less without really sacrificing anything and I have a thicker ground pad now. Adjustability. This pack fits the broadest range of sizes of any pack I've tried. It only takes a few minutes to switch between short and long torsos. At 6'4" tall in fits me just fine and it looks like it might fit someone a foot shorter. The large range of torso sizes it accommodates makes it a great pack for a growing teen or it would serve as a great loaner pack. It could even accommodate someone larger than me but you'll want to try one on first if you are at the far ends of the size spectrum. Comfort. It's one of the most comfortable packs I've tried and it has excellent air circulation for your back so you aren't quite as drenched in sweat. Construction. It's well made, I couldn't find any problems with the seams and haven't had any problems so far though I haven't had a lot a trips with it yet. The lifetime warranty can't be beat if I ever do have a problem due to construction or materials. The front mesh pocket is a great place to stash wet clothes or things you might need quick access to during the day. It will hold a jacket, extra socks, wet socks, rain gear etc... It is not for large or lots of items however. Expandability. The +10 expandability (75 liters total) gives the pack a great deal of versatility. This pack is great for weekends, week long trips and you could even through hike with it if you pack light and don't carry a lot of bulky stuff. With a compression sack for my 3 person tent and by folding my long Therm-a-rest 40th anniversary pad an extra time before rolling it up I still have at least 1/3 the main compartment available even without the +10 expansion. That should be enough to hold a bear container and all my other gear but I haven't tried it yet. It's priced right. I picked it up on sale which made it too good to pass up but It is well worth the regular price. It would be difficult to find another pack this comfortable for the same price. Cons: The hipbelt pocket is small. You can fit a snapshot camera and an energy bar but not much else. The water bottle pockets are a bit small and you have to take off the pack to remove their contents. They will hold my stainless bottles or cradle the bottom of your tent pole sack just fine but a nalgene might be stretching it; I haven't tried one though. I think the bottle issue is minor since the pack is designed for a hydration system. The only time I drink from a bottle is hot liquids on cold days or for an electrolyte drink and I use a separate insulated carrier for that. The lift handle between the shoulder straps looks a bit light for a heavy load. The lid cannot be used for a daypack but I've never used that even with my packs that support that feature. Don't expect a lot of lashing points, there aren't any. You get 4 loops of cord on the lid and the pack compression straps. If you can't hook to that you are out of luck. Other: The sleeping bag compartment will handle my long 20 degree synthetic bag without needing a compression sack though YMMV. A zero degree synthetic bag might require opening up the divider or using a compression sack. I can probably squeeze my bivy in there with my 20 degree down bag if I use a compression sack but I haven't needed to. I would look elsewhere for a pack to haul really bulky or heavy loads but for most of my needs (2-10 days, 3 seasons) it fits the bill and it's my new go to pack.
Date published: 2015-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pack After much searching, I finally found this backpack. Pros: Well made. Lots of attachment points. Good adjustments for custom fit. One of my biggest pet peeves is fixed with this pack: the sleeping bag compartment is completely sealed off (by zipper) from the main compartment. This ensures nothing falls down into the far bottom of the pack - why can't all packs be like this?! Cons: My only complaint with this pack has been the lack of outside pockets. I know the steamlined thing is cool and everything, but there's a shallow, narrow pocket on one side of the pack but not on the other side. I like symmetry - just a very small nagging bother. Overall: A great pack that fits almost all of my needs.
Date published: 2016-07-01
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Does this pack come with a rain cover?

Asked by: intentslikecamping
The ACT Lite 65 + 10 Pack does not come with a rain cover.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-05

Is there a place to store the water bladder?

Asked by: 808ScoutMom
yes there is a place to hold the bladder and theres a strap inside so it doesnt slide i around this is a very good pack i recommend you buy
Answered by: josh the trecker
Date published: 2015-09-20

Does this pack fit the same way the ACT Lite 50+10 does? 

Asked by: climbncamp
Yes, the ACT Lite 65 + 10 Pack should fit the same as the ACT Lite 50 + 10. Both packs are using the same suspension system.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-05-30

Is the hip belt heat moldable?

Asked by: BPenrose
The ACT Lite 65 + 10 Pack does not have heat moldable hipbelt.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-14

Will the 80L rei rain cover fit over a sleeping pad on this pack, or will I have to figure out a way to lash it on?

Asked by: Nick2727
The 80 liter Duck's Back Rain cover will fit over your ACT Lite 65 + 10 Pack with a sleeping pad lashed to the outside of your pack.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-30

Does the Deuter 65 + 10 have a rain cover available for purchase. I understand that it did not come with the purchase but is one available?

Asked by: will cronan
The 80 liter REI Duck's Back Rain Cover would be a great choice for this pack: https://www.rei.com/b/rei/c/pack-rain-covers
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-26

How tall is this pack?  Is the REI Yosemite 75 pack taller?

Asked by: Woolly Mammoth
The ACT Lite 65 + 10 Pack is about 32" tall without the top pocket extended. The Yosemite 75 is about 34" tall without the top pocket extended.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-28

Is this pack carry on size?

Asked by: Letidroid
No, this pack is too large for carry-on.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-14
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1st 18 miles Just got home from the 1st hike with this pack. Long story short I have compacted discs and lower back issues right at the base of my spine. This pack was GREAT! my back didn't hurt at all from wearing the pack the whole trip! We did 18 miles in 2 1/2 days and this pack rocked it. Only 2 things I found that may or may not bother others. 1. Buy a rain cover don't rely on the "built in" option it works but after 4 hours in a steady drizzly things got wet. 2. The adjustable shoulder straps can rub in the center of your shoulders. I would buy this again and would 100% suggest this to anyone with back problems that still want to live life and play outdoors. Good luck safe travels
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from comfy like a caddy Over all i love this pack. Extremely well balanced, very comfortable with great padding in all the right places and very good ventilation. My first use was a training hike and i put about 35lbs in it. Almost the entire load was carried on my hips as it should and i barely felt it there. Lots of adjustments and very versatile. Only thing i would make an improvement on is the placement of the hydration resevoir compartment. Its in the usual location but very deep in the pack which means ill have to remove everything to load it. Working on an in place refill system though. I intend to take this on my JMT hike this year and i cannot wait to see how well it holds up.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This pack rocked the JMT! I had tried out an Osprey Exos58 for my JMT trip and quickly found I needed something that could carry a little more weight. This pack fit the bill perfectly! BV500 bear can fit sideways after loosening up the compression straps and I was able to squeeze in all my other gear with room to spare. Very comfortable strap system that I set up once and only occasionally adjusted. Waist belt pockets were big enough to hold snacks so I didn't have to take off my pack to get food on the trail. Loved it for 130 miles of the JMT until I was driven out by wildfire smoke. I plan on carrying this pack when I go back to finish next year.
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pack for those who run hot I had a few requirements for a pack but the main selling point was that it tried to keep me cool. I run really hot, especially along my back. Deuter advertises their "Aircontact Back System" as a way of drawing hot away and replacing it with cooler air via a pump. I went into REI and asked the associate about the system and got some rave reviews from him. Based upon his feedback, I went ahead and purchased this bag. On my first trio out, I noticed my back was significantly less damp than I expected after stopping at camp. We made only about ten miles that day due to a mid day start but it was in the Olympic Mountains in Washington. While not a full rain forest, the humidity is high and the hike was consistently up hill. My back wasn't dry, but it was not nearly as damp as I was expecting it to be. I also noticed no discomfort even though I had filled the pack up fairly full. A comfortable pack that helped me not stink up the trail? Sold on that alone!
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My First Pack, and I Love It! This is my first pack and I just took it on a trip in the Needles District of Canyonlands. The pack was excellent. I was able to fit a sleeping bag, inflatable pillow, and chair in the lower compartment. In the main compartment, I fit a rucksack of clothes, a two person tent, a 3L bladder, four 1.5L bottles of water, a jetboil, and a satchel with miscellaneous tools. The mesh pockets on the side fit my journal, maps, and a few other items. On the outside, I attached my sleeping pad and a hefty bear canister full of food, and I tied my tennis shoes to the side straps. In the top compartments, I fit a sizable med pack, a plate, a cutlery set, a bowl, and a spoon, along with a roll of toilet paper and a zip-lock bag of personal items (toothbrush etc). In short, I fit everything I needed into the pack with relative ease. What's more, the pack was comfortable. I found my self adjusting the straps to alleviate my shoulders, back, and hips as needed and redistribute weight/pressure with great success. I endured the 7 mile hike from the car to the backpacking zone with little discomfort. I can't wait to take this pack on more adventures!
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pack... Even for the ladies! My search through the "female" packs was rather challenging, and not meeting my particular needs.. (I wanted a green pack). I had previously been measured at an REI store, I knew I could fit into this pack comfortably but I was skeptical about the adjustable size. After reading previous reviews, I thought I'd give it a try. I eventually wound up on the second to last notch on the spinal adjuster, and it literally fit me perfectly. I am 5'6, 130 lbs, female, and I'm convinced this pack was made for me. Finally getting this pack out for an adventure, it did everything I need a pack to do and more. My first long distance backpacking trip, at 35-40 lbs this pack held everything I needed, some things for my partner, and was extremely comfortable the entire time. There was endless ways for me to strap everything in on the outside, and was very compatible for the treacherous trail. I never overheated and could only really complain about my tired legs. After this trip, my partner was quite impressed with this pack, considering it isn't a "common" brand, and is going to get one for himself. Looking forward to my next adventure with this pack!
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new goto pack I bought this pack so I could shave some weight off my load vs the Dana Designs pack I've used for ages. I did not want to loose features by going to an ultralight pack. I also like to avoid packs with a lot of zippers as they are a possible point of failure and I rarely need them if I plan my day. Most of my backpacking/camping is in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota. Pros: Weight. It's one of the lighter packs out there that doesn't sacrifice the suspension system and comfort to save weight. I saved about 2 lbs vs my old pack. That doesn't sound like much but with other lighter gear I'm now carrying around almost 10 lbs less without really sacrificing anything and I have a thicker ground pad now. Adjustability. This pack fits the broadest range of sizes of any pack I've tried. It only takes a few minutes to switch between short and long torsos. At 6'4" tall in fits me just fine and it looks like it might fit someone a foot shorter. The large range of torso sizes it accommodates makes it a great pack for a growing teen or it would serve as a great loaner pack. It could even accommodate someone larger than me but you'll want to try one on first if you are at the far ends of the size spectrum. Comfort. It's one of the most comfortable packs I've tried and it has excellent air circulation for your back so you aren't quite as drenched in sweat. Construction. It's well made, I couldn't find any problems with the seams and haven't had any problems so far though I haven't had a lot a trips with it yet. The lifetime warranty can't be beat if I ever do have a problem due to construction or materials. The front mesh pocket is a great place to stash wet clothes or things you might need quick access to during the day. It will hold a jacket, extra socks, wet socks, rain gear etc... It is not for large or lots of items however. Expandability. The +10 expandability (75 liters total) gives the pack a great deal of versatility. This pack is great for weekends, week long trips and you could even through hike with it if you pack light and don't carry a lot of bulky stuff. With a compression sack for my 3 person tent and by folding my long Therm-a-rest 40th anniversary pad an extra time before rolling it up I still have at least 1/3 the main compartment available even without the +10 expansion. That should be enough to hold a bear container and all my other gear but I haven't tried it yet. It's priced right. I picked it up on sale which made it too good to pass up but It is well worth the regular price. It would be difficult to find another pack this comfortable for the same price. Cons: The hipbelt pocket is small. You can fit a snapshot camera and an energy bar but not much else. The water bottle pockets are a bit small and you have to take off the pack to remove their contents. They will hold my stainless bottles or cradle the bottom of your tent pole sack just fine but a nalgene might be stretching it; I haven't tried one though. I think the bottle issue is minor since the pack is designed for a hydration system. The only time I drink from a bottle is hot liquids on cold days or for an electrolyte drink and I use a separate insulated carrier for that. The lift handle between the shoulder straps looks a bit light for a heavy load. The lid cannot be used for a daypack but I've never used that even with my packs that support that feature. Don't expect a lot of lashing points, there aren't any. You get 4 loops of cord on the lid and the pack compression straps. If you can't hook to that you are out of luck. Other: The sleeping bag compartment will handle my long 20 degree synthetic bag without needing a compression sack though YMMV. A zero degree synthetic bag might require opening up the divider or using a compression sack. I can probably squeeze my bivy in there with my 20 degree down bag if I use a compression sack but I haven't needed to. I would look elsewhere for a pack to haul really bulky or heavy loads but for most of my needs (2-10 days, 3 seasons) it fits the bill and it's my new go to pack.
Date published: 2015-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pack After much searching, I finally found this backpack. Pros: Well made. Lots of attachment points. Good adjustments for custom fit. One of my biggest pet peeves is fixed with this pack: the sleeping bag compartment is completely sealed off (by zipper) from the main compartment. This ensures nothing falls down into the far bottom of the pack - why can't all packs be like this?! Cons: My only complaint with this pack has been the lack of outside pockets. I know the steamlined thing is cool and everything, but there's a shallow, narrow pocket on one side of the pack but not on the other side. I like symmetry - just a very small nagging bother. Overall: A great pack that fits almost all of my needs.
Date published: 2016-07-01
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Questions & Answers

Does this pack come with a rain cover?

Asked by: intentslikecamping
The ACT Lite 65 + 10 Pack does not come with a rain cover.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-05

Is there a place to store the water bladder?

Asked by: 808ScoutMom
yes there is a place to hold the bladder and theres a strap inside so it doesnt slide i around this is a very good pack i recommend you buy
Answered by: josh the trecker
Date published: 2015-09-20

Does this pack fit the same way the ACT Lite 50+10 does? 

Asked by: climbncamp
Yes, the ACT Lite 65 + 10 Pack should fit the same as the ACT Lite 50 + 10. Both packs are using the same suspension system.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-05-30

Is the hip belt heat moldable?

Asked by: BPenrose
The ACT Lite 65 + 10 Pack does not have heat moldable hipbelt.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-14

Will the 80L rei rain cover fit over a sleeping pad on this pack, or will I have to figure out a way to lash it on?

Asked by: Nick2727
The 80 liter Duck's Back Rain cover will fit over your ACT Lite 65 + 10 Pack with a sleeping pad lashed to the outside of your pack.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-30

Does the Deuter 65 + 10 have a rain cover available for purchase. I understand that it did not come with the purchase but is one available?

Asked by: will cronan
The 80 liter REI Duck's Back Rain Cover would be a great choice for this pack: https://www.rei.com/b/rei/c/pack-rain-covers
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-26

How tall is this pack?  Is the REI Yosemite 75 pack taller?

Asked by: Woolly Mammoth
The ACT Lite 65 + 10 Pack is about 32" tall without the top pocket extended. The Yosemite 75 is about 34" tall without the top pocket extended.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-28

Is this pack carry on size?

Asked by: Letidroid
No, this pack is too large for carry-on.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-14
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