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Customer reviews for Deuter Speedlite 20L Backpack

Deuter Speedlite 20L Backpack

Overall rating:
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5 out of 5(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Deuter Speedlite 20L Backpack
Review 1 for Deuter Speedlite 20L Backpack
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
LeopardSlug
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Very small for a 20 litre sack

PostedSeptember 8, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
I wasn't sure how many stars to give this as it looks like a good sack, but it was too small for me, so I had to return it. A poor rating is probably a bit harsh ...
I was looking to replace a 20 litre sack that I use for cycle commuting and occasional over-night trips. Usually I carry a moderately large laptop (16" screen, 1.5" thick), a shirt and one or two bits and pieces. When the Speedlite sack arrived it could only just take the laptop and not much else, so I took it back to the shop.
Comparing against other sacks my guess is that this sack is closer to 15 litres. My old 20 litre Karrimor sack had only slightly less capacity than a 30 litre Deuter sack also in the shop. The same goes for my wife's 20 litre North face sack, so maybe this is a Deuter thing?
Having said that, it looked like a nice, well-designed piece of kit. It is quite light and well made, although I'm not sure I would rate it as an "alpine" sack as Deuter video suggests - it would be shredded on a big rock climb.
The back is ribbed, but I don't think you would get any significant ventilation effect from this.
So, in summary, a light, well-made, small sack. Maybe, just slightly too small?
-2points
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Italy
 
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Laptop dimensions
Posted February 11, 2014
Since it's the first review I see online that mentions the use of this pack when you want to carry a bulky laptop, I would like to know the dimensions of the 16'' laptop you have to compare it with mine. I am not 100% sure it fits mine, since the backpack has a U shape and maybe it doesn't even close if you manage to put the laptop inside. It would be nice if I could use this pack (besides the other uses that make me want it) as a laptop backpack even if there isn't any space for other things left. Thanks in advance...
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Review 2 for Deuter Speedlite 20L Backpack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
tosh84
Gender:Male

the (my) perfect small bag!

PostedSeptember 6, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
This bag is exactly what I was looking for. It is small, light, looks great, and has some great features. I love how the straps on the front can link over to make a big strap on the front. I have since bought a 3 litre camelbak antitode which fits nicely in the internal bladder pocket.
If your looking for a high quality small bag for day trips, commuting to work etc, look no further.
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Review 3 for Deuter Speedlite 20L Backpack
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5 / 5
5 / 5
50mileman
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Lightweight and comfortable

PostedNovember 14, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
This rucksack is light, durable, and very comfortable. I had one of these in black and got so fed up of my wife always borrowing it that I bought a red one just for cycle commuting. When this one runs out, I'll get another.
The pockets are well-considered and very convenient. This is a great piece of kit.
It's not even particularly expensive. So you can pay a hundred pounds extra to shave 100 grams off the weight of your saddle---or ten pounds extra to shave 500 grams off the weight of your rucksack. Realistically, what's not to like?
It's not waterproof, so if you plan of commuting in a deluge you'd best pack the contents in plastic bags.
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Review 4 for Deuter Speedlite 20L Backpack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
kevchalluk
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Great lightweight pack

PostedJuly 31, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
Bought this pack mainly for mountainbiking, and it's a great product. Lightweight, comfortable, with capacity to carry a drinks reservoir and routing through the shoulder strap for the drinking tube. The front and side storage pockets are excellent, as is the top zipper pocket with key clip and room for phone and cash.
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Review 5 for Deuter Speedlite 20L Backpack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Snowy203
from London
Age:35-44
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Great buy

PostedSeptember 22, 2011
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
Cons: Expensive
All in all a great buy. It is very light weight and is very comfortable on the shoulders. There is a lot of room inside the bag, but the outer pockets don't have a zip to secure items. This isn't a massive issue as I have a hump cover so fairly confident nothing will fall out. The zip compartment at the top is very handy indeed, especially for items you need to get to quickly but want secured. definitely recommend this bag for other commuters.
+3points
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