In issue 04/2016 of German MountainBIKE magazine the Deuter Compact EXP 16 got awarded Best Buy.
Scoring 86 out of 100 points and therefore being rated "very good" the bike backpack convinced the testing editors.
The conclusion of the MountainBIKE test crew: "With perfect fit and great load distribution the great equipped Deuter scored high. The durable and flawless manufacture and the carrying system result in a slightly higher weight. The side pockets could be bigger." (MountainBIKE 04/2016)