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Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack

Deuter Speed Lite 20 Pack – ultralight touring and hiking backpack

The Deuter Speed Lite 20 backpack is made for speed. Weighing in at just over a pound, the Speed Lite holds all your essentials without holding you back. A detachable waist belt and sternum strap lets you strip down the pack if you’re looking for more weight savings. Plus the Delrin frame-support rod can also be removed to save even more weight.

The pack’s wrap around compression straps minimizes your load’s profile and can also double as attachment points for skis or trekking poles. The pack has helmet fixing loops, a stowable ice axe attachment, and is a hydration system compatible (purchased separately) so it is fully equipped to handle whatever adventures you dream up.

Anatomically curved shoulder straps and a sliding chest strap allow you to customize the fit. Both the shoulder straps and backpanel feature breathable air-mesh for increased air flow and quick-drying comfort. The pack has 4 pockets in addition to the main compartment – two mesh side pockets, a large mesh front pocket and a small zip valuables pocket with key fob.

The quick & dirty:
Where you can find one:
REI: $79.00
Amazon: $78.95

Why they rock:

  • LITE System with Delrin™ U-Frame
  • Removable waist strap and sternum strap
  • Side Mesh Pockets
  • Padded back with breathable 3D-AirMesh
  • Removable Delrin™ rod
  • Hydration Compatible
  • Double-Layered pack bottom
  • 3M-Reflector Safety Blink loop
  • Wrap-around side compression straps
  • Large front stuff-it pocket
  • Carry Capacity › 12 lbs

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 9 out of 10

This pack is perfect for cross-country skiing, climbing, and day hiking. The sleek V-shaped design allows for greater freedom of movement and shouldn’t get in the way of your arms when you’re making that final push to the summit. Like other Deuter bags, the Speed Lite 20 should hold up to a lot of abuse. The pack is made from a super tough Hexlite 210 ripstop nylon with a reinforced bottom. The Deuter Speed Lite also comes in a 10-liter and 15-liter size if you’re looking for something even smaller and lighter.

Looking to buy? Here’s where you can get one:
REI: $79.00
Amazon: $78.95