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Deuter Airlite Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

3.71
based on 99 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Airlite - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


79% of the reviewers give the Deuter Airlite a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (66%)
Good (13%)
Average (6%)
Poor (13%)
Bad (0%)



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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Deuter Airlite

  • Several users agree that the Deuter Airlite backpack provides a comfort system between the pack and the back of the body.
  • Many of the reviewers laud the reduction of heat buildup brought about by its air comfort system.
  • Reviewers thought that the backpack is versatile and ergonomic, providing comfort and an optimal performance through its anatomically-sound construction.
  • Other reviewers found the backpack to be lightweight, making it ideal for several high-intensity activities.
  • Users thought that it might also be used for everyday activities including commuting and strolling.
  • Its zippered pockets are praised by users for ensuring safety and security of the things placed inside the backpack.
  • Many of those who tried the backpack like that it has a spacious storage for any equipment.
  • Several testers were able to gauge the stability of the backpack provided by its waist belt.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the backpack might be too stripped down.
  • A user felt that it has fewer pockets than any other day packs in the market.
  • A tester found that the hip belt pockets are not stiff enough.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Deuter Airlite models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity16-28 l (976-1709 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.1-2.5 oz (1-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength18-20 in (46-51 cm)
Width9-14 in (23-36 cm)
Height7-17 in (18-43 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Sport
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking



Popular Models


Deuter Airlite 22

44% choose the Deuter Airlite 22

44 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity22 l (1343 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height17 in (43 cm)


Deuter Airlite 28

29% choose the Deuter Airlite 28

29 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity28 l (1709 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)


Deuter Airlite 16

15% choose the Deuter Airlite 16

15 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity16 l (976 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.2 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)


Deuter Airlite 20

12% choose the Deuter Airlite 20

12 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.1 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)




Deuter Airlite 22 vs Airlite 28


The two most popular Deuter Airlite models are the Airlite 22 and the Airlite 28, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 73% of the people interested in the Deuter Airlite bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Airlite 22 which is choosen by 44% (1.5 times as many as the 29% that choose the Airlite 28).

Airlite 22Airlite 28
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Airlite 22 is typically around $20 cheaper than the Airlite 28, but check the deals before you buy.

Airlite 22Airlite 28
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Airlite 22 has a capacity of 22 l, while the Airlite 28 has a capacity of 28 l.

Airlite 22Airlite 28
Biggest

For a traveller, the 6 L (366 cuin) difference equals around 1 tshirt, 1 boxers and 1 pair of socks.

Packing the Airlite 22
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
Extra in the Airlite 28
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1

If you are an athlete, the 6 L difference equals 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 1 shorts.

Packing the Airlite 22
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
shoes
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
Extra in the Airlite 28
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 blouse and 1 packaged meal.

Packing the Airlite 22
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
packaged_meal
1
Extra in the Airlite 28
blouse
1
packaged_meal
1

Check how you can pack the Airlite here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of both bags is the same. Both bags weight 2.4 oz.

If we look at dimensions, both the Airlite 22 and the Airlite 28 has the same length (18 in). Both bags are the same width (14 in), while the height is the same (both 17 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black. Only the Airlite 22 is available in blue.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Deuter Airlite features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Raincover included
  • Hydration bladder
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Hip belt
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Side pockets
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Ventilated back panel
  • Carry-on size

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


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Deuter Airlite models (the most popular choice is the Airlite 22).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
1616 l2.2 oz0.14 oz/L
2222 l2.4 oz0.11 oz/L
2626 l2.5 oz0.1 oz/L
2828 l2.4 oz0.09 oz/L
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Deuter Airlite
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Deuter Bags

The Deuter Airlite ranks #29 compared with the other Deuter bags.

27Deuter Pulse
3.92
Deuter Pulse
28Deuter Helion
3.84
Deuter Helion
29Deuter Airlite
3.71
Deuter Airlite
30Deuter Groden
3.70
Deuter Groden
31Deuter Stepout
3.52
Deuter Stepout

vs All Bags

The Deuter Airlite ranks #1950 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1948Wenger Alexa
3.72
Wenger Alexa
1949Deuter Airlite
3.71
Deuter Airlite
1950The North Face Angstrom
3.71
The North Face Angstrom
1951Pacsafe Coversafe
3.71
Pacsafe Coversafe
1952Osprey Airporter
3.71
Osprey Airporter



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparison of the Deuter Airlite vs the Deuter Futura.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Deuter Airlite vs Deuter Futura


Deuter Airlite
Deuter Airlite

3.71

Based on 99 reviews
Capacity: 16-28 l
Weight: 2.1-2.5 oz
Price: $$


Deuter Futura
Deuter Futura

4.62
BEST
Based on 172 reviews

Capacity: 26-50 l
Weight: 2.35-5 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Airlite is rated much worse than the Futura.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 271 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Airlite is 79% smaller than the biggest Futura (28 L vs 50 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Airlite is 100% lighter than the biggest Futura (2.5 oz vs 5 oz).

FeatureAirliteFutura
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Raincover included
Reflective
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Futura is available in these colors:
Brown
Grey
Green
Red





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Last updated on July 03, 2019