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Deuter ACT Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.51 based on 323 reviews
Deuter ACT
95% of the Deuter ACT reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (84%)
Good (11%)
Average (1%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (1%)

50 - this bag is popular.

Specs across all ACT models
Weight iconWeight2.3-4.4 oz (1-2 kg)
Length iconLength18-30 in (46-76 cm)
Width9-14 in (23-36 cm)
Height5-14 in (13-36 cm)

Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Deuter ACT:

Reviewers like these things about the Deuter ACT

  • Users found Deuter ACT best choice for long backpacking tours. It carries enough clothing and gear for traveling for long term in different seasons.
  • It never feels too heavy despite carrying so much items thanks to its clever built which eases weight off your back. So, you can carry it for long distances without any muscle strain.
  • It’s the clear winner in terms of convenience and water resistance. You can easily reach the gear as it also opens from the bottom. It also has an optional flap at the bottom area so you can carry dirty clothes separately.
  • Weighs around 3lbs 14 oz, it is even lighter than other similar sized packs.
  • Another best part is that it comes with lots of compartments and pockets to organize things easily. The beauty of Deuter ACT is its 10 liter top compartment that you can clip off. You can keep control on every small thing in its zippered pouch on waist belt.
  • Thanks to its back ventilation pads, airflow is not stopped and you can easily carry it on hot summer days. You no longer need to deal with sweat-stained back.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One problem is that this pack is only water resistant. Some backpackers reported their clothes were a bit damp closer to the outside due to heavy downpours. You will need a rain cover in wet climates.
  • It’s not that stylish. It looks a bit less sporty and it has less color options.

Popular Models

Deuter ACT Lite 65+10

48% choose the Deuter ACT Lite 65+10

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Weight iconWeight4.4 oz (2 kg)
Length iconLength27 in (69 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height5 in (13 cm)

Deuter ACT Lite 45+10

15% choose the Deuter ACT Lite 45+10

Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight3.65 oz (1.7 kg)

Deuter ACT Lite 50+10

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13% choose the Deuter ACT Lite 50+10

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Deuter ACT Lite 60+10

13% choose the Deuter ACT Lite 60+10

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Weight iconWeight4.1 oz (1.9 kg)

Deuter ACT Trail 30

11% choose the Deuter ACT Trail 30

Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight2.3 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Deuter ACT features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hip belt
  • Raincover included
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Side pockets

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Compression straps
  • Ultralight
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


vs Deuter Bags

The Deuter ACT ranks #2 compared with the other Deuter bags.

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vs All Bags

The Deuter ACT ranks #67 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Deuter ACT vs Deuter Aircontact

All the stuff you put in the Deuter ACT or the Deuter Aircontact will be well protected during your hiking and camping adventures. Thus, you will have the peace of mind that your bag will perform well even in extreme heat or very cold temperatures. These bags afford you much room for your various items and they allow easy access to the items.

The Deuter ACT has you covered when you need a lot of room for your stuff. The bag is made of durable material for all your rugged outdoor activities. This bag will not crack during harsh weather and is ideal for the rugged mountain wilderness.

Truly the Deuter Aircontact will prove to be durable and is ultimately reliable for all your packing needs. The provision of the hip pockets is super convenient and allows you to access your items while walking. As a result, there is no need to remove the bag from your back. Thus, you will not be slowed down on you trek.

Deuter Aircontact 4.47 based on 59 reviews

Selected Reviews

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Pangolins with Packs

Great long-hike or trekking backpack that is lightweight and very comfortable. Has some small unique features, but could do with more organizational pockets.

Posted 6 November 2017 by Geoff C - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

It is a well designed pack with easy to use features. It has large capacity and is very comfortable to carry.

Posted 2 September 2013 by Alex Legg - Read full review

Sierra Descents

It is a rugged and fully-featured backpack. With a traditional design it is much comfortable to carry.

Posted by Andy - Read full review

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Last updated on January 11, 2019