In 2012, my husband and I, along with our 4 children (then ages 2, 5, 7 and 9) walked the famous ‘Way’ pilgrimage: The Camino de Santiago. I remember spending weeks researching the right gear for the trip. One of the essentials most important to me was my backpack. I spent hours pouring over online reviews. I wanted a pack that would fit well with my smaller frame, but promised to be comfortable. After all, I would wear it for hours each day for days.
The pack I ended up purchasing, and one that I have subsequently recommended to friends and to-be pilgrims was/is the Deuter ACT Trail 28 SL Hiking Backpack.
You might ask, why are you writing about this backpack 6 years after you walked the Camino de Santiago? Well, I am now planning another big hiking adventure and my (now) teenager needed a backpack. I wanted to find a lightweight, women’s fit backpack and guess what pack once again appeared consistently at the top of all reviews?
Yep, you guessed it.
The Deuter ACT Trail 28 SL Hiking Backpack.
So, I bought it. Comparing the pack to my six year old pack, it seems there are few changes, if any, besides the removal of a strap and a less bulky hip belt pocket–changes which I assume help reduce the weight of this already light pack.
*Deuter Polytex / Microrip Nylon Fabric
*3D airmesh covering for climate control and Aircontact Ventilation System
*Two-way zip allows access easy access to pack contents
*Valuables pocket on hip belt
*Hiking Pole loops
*Engineered for versatility; ideal for for hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, ski touring, and urban adventures.
My teen absolutely loves the colors in her Deuter ACT Trail 28 SL Backpack. Her pack looks like the one in the photo above. I appreciate the bright blue colors for high visibility. My older Deuter ACT Trail 28 SL Backpack red/spicy orange color and I loved that about it when I hiked with it on the Camino de Santiago, and I still love that feature, too. Oh, another reason to love the Deuter ACT Trail 28 SL? The backpack features a rainshield….just in case, and that’s nice for added piece of mind while hiking.
Where to Buy:
You can find this Deuter pack online, such as at Amazon.com.
Hope this helps! Happy Backpack Shopping! And Buen Camino!
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