Deuter Aircontact Lite 65+10
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Granite Gear Blaze 60
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Ultralight Adventure Equipment Catalyst
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REI Co-op Flash 55
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Gregory Optic 58L
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Best Buy Award  
Price $220.00 at Backcountry
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Pros Well padded, slightly lighter than average, very durable, more torso height adjustment than most, stout suspensionLight-weight, comfortable with heavy loads, perfect pocket combinationLight-weight, comfortable, supportive, functional feature setLight-weight, comfortable, easily personalized, inexpensiveLight-weight, good value, great features
Cons Not quite as many pockets as other models, soft padding was less comfortable with super heavy loads, warmest pack in the reviewTiny buckles hard to operate with glovesNo lid, back-panel lacks ventilationlacks durabillity, not made for heavy loadsPoor support under heavy loads, fixed torso and waist belt
Bottom Line Versatile and simple, this pack is exceptionally adjustable and durableThis super-light pack caries loads like a pro and has just about every feature you could ever wantThis comfortable yet supportive pack has an extremely functional set of features and is one of the lightest in our testThe Features on the Flash 55 are some of the best and most versatile of all the packs in our testThis lightweight pack performs really well unless it gets overloaded with too much weight
Rating Categories Deuter Aircontact Lite 65+10 Granite Gear Blaze 60 Catalyst REI Co-op Flash 55 Gregory Optic 58L
Suspension And Comfort (45%)
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Weight (20%)
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Features And Ease Of Use (20%)
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Adjustability (15%)
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Specs Deuter Aircontact... Granite Gear Blaze... Catalyst REI Co-op Flash 55 Gregory Optic 58L
Measured Weight (pounds) 4.38 lbs 3 lbs 3 lbs 2.6lbs 2.52lbs
Volume (liters) 65 + 10 L 60 L 75 L 55 L 58 L
Access Top + sleeping bag compartment Top Top Top Top
Hydration Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Materials 35% Polyester, 65% Nylon 100D robic nylon w/ DWR coating 400 Robic fabric Main body: 100D ripstop nylon
Bottom: 420D nylon
Main Body: 100d High Tenacity Nylon Bottom: 210D High Tenacity Nylon
Sleeping bag Compartment Yes No No No No
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