Deuter Aircontact 65+ 10 Review

By Richard Corrigan •  3 min read

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A heavy duty backpack intended for carrying heavy loads over long distances, the Deuter Aircontact 65+ is a reliable hiking partner on extended backpacking trips. Although the pack itself is by no means lightweight, its padding and load-bearing features make it one of the most comfortable packs for 5+ day excursions. 

Stats and Specs

The Deuter Aircontact 65+ 10 is a backpack that could legitimately be called “luxurious.” It has an ample main storage area, easily accessible through a U-shaped two-way zipper. In addition, it’s hydration system-compatible and comes with a detachable rain cover.

The pack’s name indicates its total capacity (75L) which is divided between a 65L main compartment and a fully removable 10L top compartment. These, along with a separate zippered sleeping bag compartment and numerous internal and external pockets offer ample and varied storage options. 

The pack is rated to carry 50 pounds and has the padding and suspension to make that a realistic and even comfortable proposition. The Aircontact 65+ 10 itself weighs 6 lb 6 oz. 

Pros of the Deuter Aircontact 65+ 10

Cons of the Deuter Aircontact 65+ 10

Deuter Aircontact 65+ 10: Final Thoughts

The Deuter Aircontact 65+ 10 is designed for long-distance backpacking. It’s comfortable, adjustable, and has a generous capacity to hold all the necessities for a trip stretching 5 days or longer. One of the pack’s only drawbacks is its weight. If you’re interested in travelling lighter, consider the similar Deuter Aircontact Lite 65+ 10. This backpack has a similar capacity, but weighs 2 pounds less and is rated to carry 45 pounds. 

Richard Corrigan

Richard Corrigan has been writing about outdoor adventures, gear and travel for more than 10 years. His work has been featured by USA Today,, Next Luxury, and Gone Outdoors. He lives in Upstate New York, and If he isn't at his writing desk, you can probably find him out in the woods somewhere.

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