The Deuter Speedlite 20 offers more features and flexibility than the smaller 10 and 15 litre versions. At 20 litres it's still small enough to be used for running or biking, yet is big enough to fit everything in for a short ski tour, day hikes or lightweight mountain marathon events. A really versatile pack that will end up on your back year-round for every activity.
The compression straps can double up as pole attachment straps or be used to cover the front of the pack to strap everything right down, allowing you to move comfortably without the contents shifting around. Mesh side pockets and an extra stretch front pocket is ideal to stow away essentials that you may need quickly as you travel through the mountains. The back is close fitting for comfort and stability and is supported by a 'U' shaped Delrin frame that provides tension across the pack. For those really lightweight days, this is removable, together with the chest and waist straps.
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A really, really good pack. There's no substitute for having kit which is robust & well made, stuff you can absolutely rely on without a second thought. I bought this pack to use for day trekking and went for the 20L instead of the 15L for that little bit of extra capacity. It's still a small pack, there's no doubt about it but with a bit of thought about what you need it's plenty big enough. Its real strength though is in the light weight and amazing comfort. Even stuffed full of reasonably heavy kit it's a joy to wear, just feels right. I'm built more like a runner than a wrestler and it's shape is absolutely perfect for me. The only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is around waterproofing, I realise it's not supposed to be waterproof but I was slightly disappointed by the amount of dampness after a light but lengthy downpour, I've had other packs which were not officially waterproof but definitely handled the rain a little better. Overall a great pack at the right price for something that will certainly stand up to many more years of use.
I bought Deuter speed lite 20 as a pack for running/casual city use.right out of the box one can feel that the pack is super light, but it becomes only better with time. I was walking my way home from work and suddenly realizing that I forgot the backpack at work. was trying to memorize the moment and the place I could leave it,couldn't remember such a thing, I even started to stroll back towards the work... the pack was on my back : )) so it just disappeared somewhere there.
Running trails with it was pretty good, not much of water travelling across and along by back. I guess it can be even better, I just need to figure out how exactly to place all my stuff inside the bag.
I haven't tried ski and snowboard carrying system, but I do believe it will not be the best since the pack is not big, so it might be some problems with a balance of the hole system on the back. The bag is big enough for what I need, but because of it's small/medium size one should realize exactly what does he/she need the bag for.
I think it's a very good pack for running/cycling/light and fast backpacking/city use. actually almost all on one piece. would recommend it.
Wanting a new backpack for summer day hikes on Dartmoor, and being a bit of a traditionalist I went for a 20l pack from one of the manufacturers that would come first to mind. For a small pack I was staggered at its lightness. This Speed Lite is bliss. Yes, you have to pack carefully - no extras - but certainly adequate for fair weather hiking on the Moor.
I bought this and the 10l version to replace traditional, heavy, deluge-proof 25l sacks on day walks in fine, or at worst showery, weather. The 20l is astonishingly comfortable, thanks to its light weight, flexibility and well-placed, padded-mesh straps. It isn't quite as forgettable on the back as the 10l version, but it's close, and for some purposes the greater capacity, the external pocket (just about) big enough to take an OS map, and the extra straps to hold walking poles (or skis, claim Deuter) make it a better choice.
My wife and I have found both versions absolutely excellent, and a great improvement on our older, heavier, bulkier sacks. Just a couple of niggles. Even slightly larger access holes would make the external pocket much more useful - the pocket's quite big internally, but as made it can only be used for soft items, or fairly small rigid ones. And it could do with a light, pull-out, fully-waterproof cover in a zipped pocket, like some of my camera bags; Deuter make suitable covers, but they're separate (easy to forget or lose) and a silly price for what they are. Easily a 5 star sack, nevertheless.
A very light and comfortable backpack that I've been using for running for the past 8 months or so. The top pouch is fairly small but can hold for example a wallet, phone and sunglasses. The main compartment is large enough for a reasonable amount of stuff (an extra layer, change of footwear etc.) but while ideal for running I find it a bit on the small side with little room for much else if Iím carrying a full change of clothes and a towel for the gym, not really what I bought it for though. It also takes my camelback system with no problems and the side pockets are handy for bottles etc. Overall an excellent compact running backpack.
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20 litre lightweight marathon pack with multiple storage options. 295g.