Gear review

Deuter Speedlite 20

The new Speedlite pack by Deuter is living up to its name. While built for fast and light adventures, the pack is loaded with features. I especially like the rear pocket that is almost not noticeable. It carries a small micro-puff coat very well, which came in handy when climbing last week in suboptimal conditions in the Utah desert. The compression straps on the pack keep it very slim when not fully loaded. After wearing it through a few chimneys, the pack held up very well, and I hardly noticed that it was there.

Deuter says the pack has a 15 lb load capacity. I put this to the limit with my camera gear and was able to get some great pictures like the one you see here.

This will be my “go-to” pack for long multi-pitch adventures.

*update* As I stated, this was going to be my go to multi-pitch pack, and it was! It was great for multi-pitch ice in Canada-carried more clothes than I ever needed, and it is cold up there! It also did really well keeping everything dry in the pack.



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