Nate Lanza

Deuter Speed Lite 24 daypack.

Review: Deuter Speed Lite 24 Daypack

Daypack
Deuter Speed Lite 24
$115, 24L/1,465 c.i., 1 lb. 11 oz.
One size
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With the Speed Lite 24, Deuter set out to make a pack that does it all. Weighing well under two pounds—low for a pack with this much capacity—it’s marketed as an ultralight, all-around daypack for long trail days, technical rock climbing, and even snow climbing. I wanted to see if such a light pack could fill all those roles, so I tested it extensively, including a 4500-foot, eight-mile hike up Ferguson Canyon and a 3,000-foot scramble up the South Ridge of Mount Superior in Utah’s Wasatch Range.

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