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

3.96 based on 44 reviews
Deuter Compact
83% of the Deuter Compact reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (83%)
Good (0%)
Average (16%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)

Specs across all Compact models
Weight iconWeight1.7-2.4 oz (0.8-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength18-20.5 in (46-52 cm)
Width9-11 in (23-28 cm)
Height6.5-8 in (17-20 cm)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Deuter Compact

  • Most reviewers said that it is a well made pack for daily hiking and weekend travelling.
  • They said that the bag is lightweight to carry.
  • A buyer said that the pack frame fits nicely and keeps it snug to the body for easy commuting.
  • Another user said that the pack is roomy and has good number of storage pockets to keep things organized.
  • A few travellers said that the expandable storage option helped them to carry extra amount of gears for their weekend camping.
  • Most of the users confirmed that the pack is comfortable to wear with good adjustable straps.
  • Some users have tested the rain cover in heavy rain and it helped to keep the bag dry.
  • A buyer said that the breathability of the pack is outstanding.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some complained that the zippers do not flow smoothly.
  • A user said that the side mesh pockets are too small to fit in large water bottles.
  • Another user said that the waist belt pockets are far too backwards to be easily accessible.

Popular Models

Deuter Compact Lite 8

54% choose the Deuter Compact Lite 8

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Deuter Compact Exp 12

46% choose the Deuter Compact Exp 12

Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Deuter Compact features:
  • Raincover included
  • Reflective
  • Compression straps
  • Hydration compatible
  • Sternum strap
  • Hydration bladder
  • Side pockets
  • Hip belt
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops

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


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The Deuter Compact ranks #22 compared with the other Deuter bags.

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vs All Bags

The Deuter Compact ranks #875 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Bike Radar

The Compact is a Tardis-like thing with a lot of features, but it can feel a little stiff on your back.

Posted 26 October 2012 by Russell Burton - Read full review

Bike Radar

A kit-swallowing load-lugger from the rucksack specialists that's ideal for long-haul rides.

Posted 6 April 2012 by Ric McLaughlin - Read full review

Bike Radar

Organisation is kept to a minimum on the EXP 8, with pump and bladder sleeves in the expandable main compartment and two smaller pockets up front taking care of tools and so on. Lightweight with padding in most of the right places and good storage.

Posted 22 May 2009 by Jenn Hopkins - Read full review

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Last updated on January 11, 2019