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The AC Lite 30 is a lightweight yet feature-packed rucksack with the perfect amount of space to work as a winter daypack or a minimalist spring/summer multi-day pack.
The AC Lite 30 is a lightweight yet feature-packed rucksack with the perfect amount of space to work as a winter daypack or a minimalist spring/summer multi-day pack.

Deuter AC Lite 30 Black

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Deuter AC Lite 30 Black Information

Season : 2021W C

Brand : deuter

Code : 3421021-7403

What is the Deuter AC Lite 30?

If you're looking for the perfect daypack, this could just be it. The AC Lite 30 is a super lightweight (just under a kilo!) yet feature-packed rucksack which works perfectly as either a minimalist spring/summer multi-day pack or autumn/winter daypack.

What is it made of?

The main bulk of the pack is made using a tough yet lightweight 210D polyester, while areas such as the base are given a heavy-duty 600D polyester to deal with regular abrasion. The main fabric is coated in a DWR (durable water repellent) to withstand light rain if you get caught out. Don't worry, there's a raincover included for torrential downpours!

Which backsystem does it use?

It uses Deuter's AirComfort Flexlite, a system focused heavily on breathability and overall comfort. A ventilated mesh is suspended around an inch away from the body of the pack, creating a gap where air can circulate. This not only keeps your back at a comfortable temperature but also prevents objects in the pack jabbing you during use. This layer of mesh is fastened to a lightweight, flexible spring steel frame which provides structure and support when carrying heavier loads.

Moving to the hipbelt/shoulder straps, they both follow a similar theme by using breathable mesh layered over comfortable foam which moulds to the shape of your hips and shoulders.

What are its features?

It's not just Deuter's uber-comfortable backsystem that we're big fans of, it's also the sheer number of useful features included. Entry into the pack is accessed via a traditional lid with one secure buckle — in here you've got 30 litres of total space and a sleeve for a 3 litre water bladder. On the exterior of the pack you've got a stretchy zipped pocket for a GPS, headtorch or other small items, a zipped valuables pocket (keys, wallet, phone, etc), a clever attachment point for sunglasses on the shoulder strap, trekking pole attachment points and handy loops to attach your climbing helmet to. A detachable raincover stashes away neatly and provides waterproof protection from the rain. Lastly, an SOS panel allows you to fill in some basic information about yourself in case the worst should happen.
  • Flexible frame
  • Adjustable sternum strap
  • Hydration compatible
  • Trekking pole attachment points
  • Docking loops for helmet
  • Sunglasses attachment point
  • Detachable raincover
  • External valuables pocket
  • Stretchy inner compartment
  • Stretch zipped exterior side pocket
  • Durable water repellent coating
  • SOS panel

Getting the correct fit for your rucksack is as important as getting the fit right for your boots. A badly fitting pack can inflict misery and discomfort and completely ruin your adventure. This guide is designed to help you get the best fit and comfort from your chosen pack so that carrying all your kit becomes a pleasure and not a chore.


If the pack has an adjustable back length, adjust this to your correct level. Your back length is not related to your height but your torso length. Many packs, and specifically the bigger and more technical packs are available in different back lengths or feature adjustable back systems. Contrary to popular belief, your torso length and not your overall height is the key to getting a well fitted pack. Tall people don’t necessarily have long torsos, just as shorter people don’t always have a short torso length.

Your torso length can be found by measuring from your C7 vertebra (the bony protrusion at the back of your neck when looking down) to the height of your iliac crest (top of your hip bones, where you put your hands on your hips). This measurement will give you an idea of which pack back length to choose.

Once you've got the back length sorted, either by selecting the correct size pack or adjusting the back system, you can begin to follow these simple steps to help achieve a comfortable carry.


Before you start fitting the pack, loosen off all the straps as this will make it easier to get the correct tension later.


Fasten the backpack hipbelt, the general position is the same as where you’d put your ‘hands on hips’ This area is called the pelvic girdle, and what you can feel when you rest your hand on the area is the bony protuberance, the iliac crest. The iliac crest can support the weight from a pack comfortably, and for sustained periods. The padded section of the hipbelt should encompass this and fit securely.

Tighten the straps so the hipbelt feels secure and held firmly around your body. Ensure that the lumbar pad is centered to your lower back to give you maximum support. Remember that your hips carry most of the weight of the pack, so this should be firm but comfortable.


Next, adjust the shoulder straps, pull them until they start to become snug, but ensure that they are not too tight as to lift the pack off your hips. Remember tightening them will stabilise the pack but will increase pressure over the shoulders. If the back length of the pack is correct the shoulder straps will be flush to your shoulders whilst the hipbelt sits in place comfortably. The point where the shoulder straps attach to the main body of the pack should be roughly half way down your shoulder blades; this ensures  that the shoulder straps rolls evenly over the top of your shoulders to distribute the weight correctly.


Fasten the chest strap and pull until taut but not tight, the elastic section should not be extended. This helps keep the shoulder straps from catching in your shoulder joints and keeps the stability of the pack when moving over rough ground.


Top tensioner straps link the shoulder straps to the top of the pack. When tightened, their main function is to stabilise the top part of the pack. The optimum angle for these straps in 45º, but they will stabilise the load even when horizontal or at a more obtuse angle. Tighten them until you feel the top part of the pack rest against your pack, over tightening them will create excessive pressure on the front of your shoulders.


Side tension straps are linked to the hipbelt. By tightening these straps you can stabilise the load but reduce the hipbelt flexibility. Where balance is critical tightening them can help you feel more secure. However, if you are striding out over easy terrain it’s better to loosen these straps to allow full hip flexibility.


Side compression straps come next, pulling these tight does two things: firstly, it stabilises the load, secondly it can lift the lower part of the pack, repositioning the load closer to your back.


Following these steps should give you a comfortable but secure fit on your pack. Sometimes adjustments will need to be made on the go depending on the terrain or the load you are carrying. The perfect fit is very much a personal preference so experiment with different tensions on the pack to find what suits you best.

Technical Information
Weight: 995g
Materials: 210D PA, 600D PES, 1300D PA High Tenacity, 600D Pes
Sizing Information
Capacity: 30 litres
Dimensions: 58cm(h) x 32cm(w) x 24cm(d)
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