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Whether you're powder-hunting in the backcountry, dry-tooling through an alpine crux, or even just cragging for the day, the Guide 45+ Backpack by Deuter can take a beating. The slim shape and body-hugging fit of these packs provide complete carry control, even over difficult terrain. And with their ergonomically shaped, flexible Vari Flex hip belts, there is added freedom of movement.
DECENT FEATURES of the Deuter Guide 45+ Backpack
Alpine Back Systems
Variflex Pivoting Hip Belts
Modern Ice Tool Attachments
Side Straps Allow Diagonal Ski Carry
A-Frame Ski Carry With Wide Ski Slot (130 mm)
Vertical Snowboard Carry
Removable Hip Belt
Easy Access Zippered Shovel and Probe Pocket
Removable Foam Mat and Stays
Two Air-channeled Foam Stripes
Under-lid Valuables Pocket
Hip Belt Gear Loops
Height Adjustable Lid
Pull Forward Hip Belt Straps
Bottom Compartment Access with Internal Zip Divider
Rated 4 out of
Stupendous BagDurable. Bottom compartment perfect for a sleeping bag or climbing shoes/harness so you don't fumigate the whole bag. Side zipper is helpful, but not entirely necessary because at only 45 liters its not that big and you wouldn't have to take too much out to get into the bag. The emergency procedures on the bottom of the brain (which cannot be unnattached from the bag, you'd have to sever some material thats sewn into it) is a nice touch if one were to be in Europe. This is handsdown a great, adjustable, lightweight (climbing intended) bag. Though I bet if one wanted to you could hike the Long Trail with this.
Date published: 2010-12-20
Rated 5 out of
A must buy. Better than all others in it's size category.I bought this bag after having to return a North Face Prophet 45. Although the North Face was pretty nice, I went on my first ice climbing trip and my guide was using one of these . I asked him all about it and was online that same night ordering up one of these. Much more room, no needless cords and loops that serve no function and the integrated ice tool sleeves at the bottom are awesome. If you are thinking about buying one of these, just do it already.
Date published: 2011-08-23
Rated 5 out of
Best all-around pack.This thing is bomb-proof, not littered with useless stuff, sized for multiple types of outings and has multiple access ports. It's also really comfortable and handles load like few other packs. Hydration bladder access is easier on other packs, but way better than my current Arc'teryx. Deuter should be better represented in stores, this really is a great pack!
Date published: 2010-07-24
Rated 5 out of
Ultimate Ski Mountaineering packI use this pack for long extended backcountry snowboard trips (usually involving and overnight stay), hut trips and the occasional mountaineering trip when I think I may need more stuff than normal. First of all it is bomb proof. Deuter packs in general are built that way but the guide series is beyond the normal level. Easier access to contents inside. I can say I would like to see a specific pocket or compartment for snow tools (probe, shovel, etc) but if you know how to pack it still works. One good thing about all deuter packs is that they can expand to carry more wt and shrink when you need them too. I love that about this pack and all the packs that I have Deuter. Will carry a snowboard if you set up the daisey chain on the outside with your own contraption, or if you have a split board and leave it split the ski carry on the side works well. Also, is not water proof but I have had this thing in crazy snowstorms and everything stayed dry.