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Whether your a seasoned backcountry vet or just learning to cut your skins, the Deuter Women's Cruise 26 SL Backcpack is the tool you need to shepherd your gear to and from the summit. Rather than just shrinking down a men's pack, Deuter designed this pack with women-specific components like S-shaped shoulder straps, a shorter back length, narrower shoulder mounts, and an angled waist belt to better fit your curves.

  • Full back-entry zip gives you access to your avy and rescue gear without having to dump out or dig through your pack
  • Alpine back system features air channels to keep you comfortable and removable aluminum stays for added versatility when packing light
  • Internal shovel and probe sleeve helps you keep your essential backcountry gear organized
  • Wide ski mount accommodates sticks up to 130mm wide

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Love it!

  • Gender:Female
  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I absolutely love this pack! I have a pretty small frame (5'2 and 110 lbs) so it's typically hard for me to buy gear that fits right. This pack fits me perfectly. It is lightweight and the perfect size for skiing/winter mountaineering. This pack also has all the bells and whistles (pockets, zippers, and straps/loops in all the right places). You can tell it was designed by someone who has extensive experience in the outdoors.

Unanswered Question

Hi, Is there anywhere in the pack that a...


Is there anywhere in the pack that a helmet would fit securely?


Unanswered Question

Is the top part removable? And is the ski...

Is the top part removable? And is the ski mount A-frame? Thanks!

I am a woman 5'9 '' and about 185 pounds,...

I am a woman 5'9
'' and about 185 pounds, is this pack too small for me?

That depends entirely on what you intend to use if for. As a daypack, this would be great. As an overnight... maybe if you're going ultra light. As a multi-day trip pack, you probably want to aim for 50-65L.

I am 5' 5", my back length is 18". After...

I am 5' 5", my back length is 18". After reading some of the comments I was wondering if this pack would be too short for me. Also the picture with the snow shoes attached, where are the bindings?

Yes this will fit a torso lenght from 15" to 20" your going to be right in the sweet spot. As for the snow shoe bindings I belive these particular models have removable bindings.


I never knew packs could fit so well!

    The first time I loaded this pack up and put it on I fell in love! It fit me so securely, I felt like I could do cartwheels. There is just enough room for rain gear, down jacket, shovel/probe, extra gloves/hat, the essentials (sunglasses, sunscreen, headlamp, compass/map, emergency extras, etc.), food, and water. I can strap on a pair of snowshoes, ice ax, and crampons to the outside and I'm ready to rock for an entire day in the backcountry.

    I do wish the hip pocket was a tad larger. Deuter could fix this on all their packs, I think. The lid is also firmly attached to the pack in the back (i.e. it doesn't float), which makes adding that last piece of gear challenging.

    If you're looking for a smallish day pack, you can't go wrong with this one.


    Reliable, good for small frame

      Excellent backcountry backpack. Light, good ski securing system, roomy enough for short-medium trips. Good for small frame.

      How long is the actual frame of this pack?...

      How long is the actual frame of this pack? From the Deuter website, I see the dimensions are 23"x11"x8". This is slightly longer than most airlines allow as carry ons. Is there any chance I can get a pack that isn't filled completely through airline security by squishing down the top a bit? Thanks!

      Sure, just don't fill it all the way up and cinch down the compression straps. Should be fine.



        Love this pack. I'm small and always struggle with pack and other gear fit. This one fits great! I use it year round mountain hiking, traveling and especially ski touring. It conveniently carries snowshoes and skis with little fiddling. That's great when having to put skis on and off during a hike. The only concern is durability. It is already showing signs of wear at the bottom after less than one year of use. Overall, a great pack.