For the price, the Deuter Aircontact Lite is a great pack explicitly designed with women in mind. Sold for a bit less than most of the packs in this review, the ACT Lite still has many of the same features of the more expensive models out there. The shoulder straps width, padding, and comfort are comparable to the Gregory Deva 60, while the simple design is similar to the simplicity and ease of use of the Mountain Hardwear Ozonic 60. The one downside to the ACT Lite is that for its capacity and bulk, it actually doesn't fit all that much inside it and seemed to have a lower volume than a lot of the packs in this review. All in all, the Deuter ACT Lite is comfortable and straightforward and is notable as a simple backpack for carrying lighter loads. It rated consistently well across all of our metrics and offered a great value.
Deuter has updated their ACT Lite line to the Aircontact Lite. See the new version in the image above, and get the scoop below.