If excess weight and features drive you crazy, then the light and minimal Speed Lite 24 from Deuter is the pack that will tick all of your boxes.
This series of packs is the lightest in Deuter’s range. The pack features their Lite Air back system comprising of a minimal yet flexible Delrin U frame, a mesh ventilated back panel, and comfortable, form-fitting hip fins with an easy pull-forward adjustment.
In terms of features and storage, this pack has a compartment for your wet year, attachment area for your hiking poles, load adjustment straps for carrying comfort, a sternum strap for stabilising your load, a pocket for your keys and wallet, connectable compression straps for attaching equipment, a loop for a separate safety light, AND is hydration-system-compatible for easy drinking while you hike.
For the hiking purist, the Speed Lite 24 is a great choice when you want minimal gear.
Delrin U frame provides flexibility at a minimal weight
Air lite mesh back panel
Close fit padded hip fins with pull forward adjustment