5 out of 5
Great hot weather, weekend trip pack.
May 09, 2011
This is my second Deuter backpack. I have been using this backpack for multi-night backpacking trips in warm weather. The back mesh panel allows more ventilation than any other brand pack I've found and is still extremely comfortable. My most recent trip along the Kalalau Trail in Kauai had me climbing up and down cliffs - this pack allowed a lot of movement w/it's pivoting hip-belt. The included rain-cover w/its storage pocket is amazing for its convenience and fit. I had this pack loaded to 25-30 lbs and had no problem w/the weight. The hipbelt is not as firm as my extended trip pack, but was ok for the load I mentioned. It is a slim pack - I'm 5'2"/size 4 and pack fits me perfectly. I don't think the hipbelt padded portion would be long/big enough for someone w/larger hips. My only qualm w/this pack is that there is no easily reached pocket while the pack is on your back - you will not be able to quickly grab your camera along the trail.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use