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Deuter Speed Lite Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated April 2019

4.36
based on 912 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Speed Lite - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


90% of the reviewers give the Deuter Speed Lite a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (71%)
Good (19%)
Average (6%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Deuter Speed Lite:

Reviewers like these things about the Deuter Speed Lite

  • Most of the buyers said that the bag is excellent for your every-day carry, with plenty of space for a laptop, a tablet, a jacket and the other stuffs one needs for a day around town or light hiking.
  • A great feature mentioned by some users is that the ability to remove the internal flexible frame so you can roll it up and stuff it into another bag.
  • Most reviewers said that it is very lightweight, with comfortable straps, and just have the right size.
  • Some users said that the tapering shape allows full arm movement so you hardly know it's on your back.
  • One great feature mentioned by some users is that there is a separate pocket at the top which is nice for storing mobile phone and other important things.
  • Another great feature mentioned by the users is that the bag is washable and it dries quickly when you rinse it off.
  • Many reviewers said that although small, you can fit in a lot into this well-designed pack. There is one smaller pouch and a big compartment. And there are 2 drink holders.
  • Reviewers said that it is perfect for a one day trip.
  • Users like its look, they said that it is stylish, sporty and perfect for everyday wear and day trips.
  • Several users mentioned another feature that there is a waist strap and chest strap which will keep it from shifting while climbing or scrambling to the top of any mountain.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some reviewers complained that cords and the straps are not padded and the Belt straps are too thin.
  • Some reviewers complained that the backpack is smaller than their need.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Deuter Speed Lite models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity10-20 l (610-1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.8-1.75 oz (0.4-0.8 kg)
Length iconLength16-20 in (41-51 cm)
Width9-11 in (23-28 cm)
Height5-16 in (13-41 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Sport
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking



Popular Models


Deuter Speed Lite 20

69% choose the Deuter Speed Lite 20

69 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Brown
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.2 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)


Deuter Speed Lite 10

17% choose the Deuter Speed Lite 10

17 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity10 l (610 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.8 oz (0.4 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height5 in (13 cm)


Deuter Speed Lite 15

14% choose the Deuter Speed Lite 15

14 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Green


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity15 l (915 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.8 oz (0.4 kg)
Length iconLength17 in (43 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height6 in (15 cm)




Deuter Speed Lite 10 vs Speed Lite 20


The two most popular Deuter Speed Lite models are the Speed Lite 10 and the Speed Lite 20, so let's compare them:

The Speed Lite 10
Deuter Speed Lite 10

The Speed Lite 20
Deuter Speed Lite 20

Popularity and Prices

In total, 86% of the people interested in the Deuter Speed Lite bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Speed Lite 20 which is choosen by 69% (4.1 times as many as the 17% that choose the Speed Lite 10).

Speed Lite 10Speed Lite 20
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Speed Lite 10 is typically around $20 cheaper than the Speed Lite 20, but check the deals before you buy.

Speed Lite 10Speed Lite 20
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Speed Lite 10 has a capacity of 10 l, while the Speed Lite 20 has a capacity of 20 l.

Speed Lite 10Speed Lite 20
Biggest

For a traveller, the 10 L (610 cuin) difference equals around 1 blouse, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 1 pair of shoes.

Packing the Speed Lite 10
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Speed Lite 20
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shoes
1

If you are an athlete, the 10 L difference equals 1 blouse, 1 pair of shoes and 2 protein bars.

Packing the Speed Lite 10
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Speed Lite 20
blouse
1
shoes
1
protein_bar
2

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 shorts and 1 jacket.

Packing the Speed Lite 10
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
packaged_meal
1
Extra in the Speed Lite 20
shorts
1
jacket
1

Check how you can pack the Speed Lite here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Speed Lite 10 is 0.4 kg (14.1 oz) lower than the weight of the Speed Lite 20.

Speed Lite 10Speed Lite 20
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Speed Lite 10 is 3 in (8 cm) longer than the Speed Lite 20 (16 vs. 19 in). It's 1 in (2 cm) wider (9 vs. 10 in), while the height of the Speed Lite 10 is 2 in (5 cm) less than the height of the Speed Lite 20 (5 vs. 7 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black and blue. Only the Speed Lite 10 is available in green. Only the Speed Lite 20 is available in brown and red.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Deuter Speed Lite features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Sternum strap
  • Side pockets
  • Compression straps
  • Hip belt
  • Ultralight
  • Reflective
  • Internal pockets

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Carry-on size
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops

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 Speed Lite models (the most popular choice is the Speed Lite 20).




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
1010 l0.8 oz0.08 oz/L
1515 l0.8 oz0.05 oz/L
2020 l1.2 oz0.06 oz/L


Deuter Speed Lite
Average for 22,363+ different bags




Rankings


vs Deuter Bags

The Deuter Speed Lite ranks #8 compared with the other Deuter bags.

Top 30% Deuter bag

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4.40
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7Deuter Fox
4.39
Deuter Fox
8Deuter Speed Lite
4.36
Deuter Speed Lite
9Deuter Groeden
4.35
Deuter Groeden
10Deuter Climber
4.35
Deuter Climber

vs All Bags

The Deuter Speed Lite ranks #275 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 10% bag

273Osprey Raptor
4.36
Osprey Raptor
274Deuter Speed Lite
4.36
Deuter Speed Lite
275Camelbak Helena
4.36
Camelbak Helena
276Veto Pro Pac Tech Pac
4.36
Veto Pro Pac Tech Pac
277Michael Kors Daniela
4.36
Michael Kors Daniela



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparison of the Deuter Speed Lite vs the Osprey Daylite.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Deuter Speed Lite vs Osprey Daylite


Deuter Speed Lite
Deuter Speed Lite

4.36
BEST
Based on 912 reviews
Capacity: 10-20 l
Weight: 0.8-1.75 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Daylite
Osprey Daylite

4.25

Based on 1,501 reviews

Capacity: 13-20 l
Weight: 0.5-1.1 oz
Price: $

  • The Speed Lite is rated a little bit better than the Daylite.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,413 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Speed Lite is the same size as the biggest Daylite (both 20 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Speed Lite is 59% heavier than the biggest Daylite (1.75 oz vs 1.1 oz).

FeatureSpeed LiteDaylite
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Internal pockets
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Red

Only the Speed Lite is available in these colors:
Brown
Green

Only the Daylite is available in these colors:
Purple
Grey
Orange
Yellow
White







Selected Reviews


The Big Outside

Deuter’s Speed Lite 20 is an efficiently designed, lightweight daypack for any outing when you’re traveling light, whether on dayhikes of any length, adventure racing, multi-pitch rock climbs, peak bagging, ski touring, or bike commuting.

Posted 21 September 2016 - Read full review

The Run Commuter

The pack is ideal for run commuting and if you don't want to drink, eat or test while on run. The pack is highly durable.

Posted 18 April 2016 by Kate - Read full review

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Last updated on April 19, 2019