Deuter Hydration Packs – Deuter Compact EXP 8 & Hydro Lite 3.0 Pro Review

Hydration Pro Reviews

Hydro Lite 3.0

Features:
This 3L hydration pack is probably the simplest pack that Deuter sells. It comes with one zipped pouch that can carry your keys, some tools and maybe a spare tube. The water reservoir uses the Deuter Stream Clip which quickly gives you access to the wide mouth opening to quickly fill the reservoir with water. There are shoulder, chest and a waist strap to secure the pack to you during those tight single track runs. The bite valve has a tethered bite valve cover to keep the bite valve clean on the trails. Also, with one simple twisting motion of the bite valve, you can instantly stop water from flowing during transportation. Included are a reflective tail light strap, a tube/bite valve mount on the right shoulder strap to help you quickly access the bite valve and an aluminized interior that is reported to keep the water cooler or hotter longer. Lastly, this Deuter hydration pack, like all of their hydration packs use the Airstripes design to better ventilate your back while using the Deuter on the trails.

Weight:
Advertised at 1 pound 3 ounces, my Pelouze digital showed this was absolutely correct.

Warranty:
Deuter USA warrants its products against defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. This warranty does not cover the damage caused by extreme use, improper care, or the natural breakdown of material over time. If a Deuter product is deemed defective, clean it and return it to Deuter USA, post-paid, and we will repair or replace it at our discretion.

Price as tested:
Approximately $70.00 retail.

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  • cmonkep says:

    Maybe I’m picking nits, but the weight of the extra water you decided to carry hardly seems like a con…

  • etal says:

    It looks like the hydration system they are using is:
    http://www.source-vagabond.com/hydration-solutions.html

    I use the same one with an older Deuter model, unfortunately the bite valve on mine did not last long, I replaced it with a Camelback valve and it was a major improvement. They did come out with a newer version of the valve so the new ones might be better.

  • Tal says:

    I use the larger model, COMPACT EXP 12 – very comfortable, well vented, lots of pockets and well organized, small enough for 2 hrs ride but has enough volume to load lots of stuff for a day ride (even without using the optional expending capability). I was considering the Dakine Nomad but felt it did not have a well vented back system. this pack is great, it has all the benefits of the organized space of the Nomad only with better ventilation.

  • jgerhardt says:

    I have a smaller Dueter I and really like it.
    The only issue I have is the bite valve will leak on the trail, I am thinking about switching it will a Camelback one…

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