Designed with the way up and the way down in mind.
The Deuter Guide 35+ Backpack can be tailored to suit the needs of technical alpine climbers, backcountry skiers, or both in ski-mountaineering scenarios. Air channeled foam strips provide comfort and ventilation while the innovative Variflex hip-belt pivots with your body's movements, allowing you to maintain balance while climbing or ripping turns. The hip-belt gear loops keep equipment close at hand, and the side-access zipper allows you to grab your puffy without dumping everything out in the snow.
- Alpine Back System provides the durability and comfort for technical climbing and skiing excursions
- Variflex hip-belt pivots to follow your movements, allowing you to maintain balance while climbing or skiing
- Air channeled foam strips reduce contact with your back for enhanced ventilation
- Removable foam back panel can be used as sitting pad
- Aluminum X-frame provides the necessary support for heavy loads up to 35 pounds
- Top access allows for easy packing
- Side-access zipper allows you to get gear without dumping everything out in the snow
- Top lid has an optional strap for easy rope storage
- Hydration-compatible system allows for convenient thirst quenching (reservoir not included)
- Internal lid pocket can safely stow valuables
- Hip-belt gear loops keep climbing gear close at hand
- Wide ski slots provide a secure vertical ski carry system
- New-school attachment points are designed to securely stow leashed and leashless ice tools
- Item #DTR2653
- Q & A
Good, but not as durable as I thought
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I really want to love this backpack.
Even though I'm carrying 30lb of stuff (rope, gears, food, water, etc), it sits comfortable on my back. I love almost everything about this pack.
However, I have questions about how durable this pack is.
Only after 4 climbing trips, a small hole appeared on the front and some stitching came untied around hydration bladder sleeve (stitching that connects main backpack and hydration bladder sleeve).
If I ever haul this backpack, I'm afraid this will be shredded by the end of the trip.
functional and fantastic color...
Great three day pack
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Weather used in was 80-86 degrees 80% humidity.
Used this pack on AT section hike gave great service. Does not breathe at the back so well but packs and wears well. No rain experienced so unable to comment on water resistance.
Only one complaint ant that is that one of the draw cord locks broke on second day. Not placed on any undue stress just drawing to lock the cord. I will be replacing the broken one as well as the unbroken with larger more durable.
This pack was to be my summit pack but it is pretty heavy to be used for that task as it will be packed empty in my large pack on a multi day . Not sure yet if it will be replaced with something lighter or not.
Deuter Guide Video
Hard to beat
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Especially for the price, this pack is hard to beat for a super versatile climber's pack. its comfy, has nice expansion capabilities, and holds up very well.
Guide 35+ Backpack
Is the Guide 35 sized to be able to take a snowshoe on each side while having an ice axe on the back like the Guide 45 is?