Deuter Aircontact PRO 65 15 SL pack is a heavy duty backpack for women and shorter men. SL in the name means slim line or short length. This is a great tool for long outdoor trips. You will be able to carry 65 pounds and even more.
- Amazon price: $349 (check the link for updates).
- My rate: 9.2/10.
- Place to buy: Amazon.
The torso of this model is shorter than the usual men version, it can be adjusted from 13 to 20 inches. You can see how this is done in the video below, at 1:30. The shoulder harness is shorter. The area between shoulder straps is more narrow.
Many other features are the same as in the Deuter Aircontact PRO 70 15 pack. So, you will see the rain coat pocket on the bottom, but there is only one hip belt pocket. Frankly I cannot possibly imagine why they did not add pockets on both sides of the hip belt!
The pack has two pockets for water bottles, on each side. Above them are two zippered large pockets, again on both sides. The top is expandable, adding extra 15 liters of volume. There is a hydration sleeve in the main compartment, accompanied with ports on either side.
The top compartment can be removed and used as a ‘summit pack’, or when you do not need it. But in my view, this feature is not really so great.
First, when the compartment is removed, it really does not look like a proper pack. I am sure I would never use it that way.
Second, when you remove it, the rest of the rucksack looks simply ugly, like a body without a head.
Third, this also means that the main top opening of the main compartment is not protected by the rain. So you would never remove it in practice.
- Weight: 6 lbs 10 oz; 3000 g.
- Dimensions: 35 / 14 / 13 (H x W x D) inches; 90 / 36 / 34 (H x W x D) cm.
Material: Deuter-Duratex, 330D Micro Rip Pro 6.6.
- Hydration system 3 L.
Capacity: 3970 + 920 (+610 sp) cubic inches; 65 + 15 (+10) liters.
Here is a summary of some more features that are the same for this series of large-volume Deauter rucksacks:
- Vary Flex system for the hip belt, allowing hip fins mobility.
- Vary Fit system which allows for easy adjustment of the pack to anybody’s back.
- 3 separate compartments.
- Aircontact system, unmatched by any other brand.
- Wet pocket.
- Side pockets.
- U-shape large front pocket.
- Flat steel frame.
- Height adjustable lid.
- Rain cover.
Many more features you will see in these two nice YouTube presentations of Deuter Aircontact PRO 65 15 SL pack:
I hope you have found information you needed, and you appreciate this great Deuter Aircontact PRO 65 15 SL pack just as I do.
I am using one of Deuter rucksacks, and after full 12 years it is still in a perfect state. It was an investment for me when I bought it back in 2003 in Bochum, Germany. But what an investment it was!
I used it just today in my tour on Tenerife island, from Igueste de San Andress to Chamorga. As always I enjoyed it.
See it here on the right after my today’s tour. No seam has ever been lose or damaged, there are no holes in the fabric whatsoever. Yes, that is my Deuter 38 L.
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