The Deuter Aircontact 65+10 has been updated, with the main changes in the backsystem and the addition of more straps. New color options are also available for this season. Scroll down for a more detailed comparison of the new Air Contact 65+10 vs. the older version.
The Deuter Aircontact 65+10 pack is among the most comfortable packs in our review. We had a hard time choosing a "top pick" for most comfortable and the Aircontact was a contender. However, after extensive side-by-side testing, the Altra and Baltoro barely edged out the Aircontact in comfort and suspension. We did think the Aircontact had a burlier suspension and similarly comfortable shoulder straps as the Osprey Aether 60 and 70. Even hiking all day with 50 pounds, the Aircontact straps and waist belt spread the pressure evenly and the pack felt exceptionally good.