Alpine adventures and instant weight-loss.
Head for the hills with the Deuter Guide 45 Backpack, with carrying capacity for all the necessary gear for your climbing, skiing, or mountaineering expedition. Wide-ski straps for your powder boards, gear loops and attachment points, plus super-handy top, bottom, and side access make this pack a multisport wonder. And this take-it-all carrying capacity won't slow you down, harnessed with a pivoting, anatomically cut hipbelt, aluminum X-frame, and sweat-reducing Alpine back system. You'll stay so sure-footed and balanced on uneven terrain, you won't even feel the weight.
- Alpine back system balances and stabilizes your load and provides cool, comfortable, sweat-reducing ventilation for demanding technical adventures
- Two air-channeled foam stripes cushion your back with super-breathable, stabilizing, and cooling ventilation
- Removable VariFlex pivoting, anatomically cut hipbelt with pull-forward straps moves with your body so you stay balanced over slippery or uneven terrain
- Removable bivouac foam mat supports the back system and can be used as a seat when you want to stop and enjoy the view for awhile
- Adjustable straps on shoulder straps and hip fins allow carrying options on varying terrain, loose or snug depending on comfort and control needs
- Removable aluminum X-frame stays support and effectively transfer the load to the hips
- Carries an ample 45 pounds of your necessary gear, layers, and goodies
- Side-zipper, bottom, and top access means everything is easy to get to, with no need to unpack and repack on the trail
- Bottom-access compartment with zip internal divider keeps muddy or wet gear from mussing up the rest of your gear and goodies
- Tough, light, and durable MacroLite and Duratex-Lite will last through your summit list
- Accommodates your hydration system to keep you quenched
- Wide (130mm) ski slots carry your powder sticks in an A-frame with ease
- Modern ice tool attachments and hip-belt gear loops secure tools for easy access
- Optional stability waist strap is leaner when wearing a climbing harness; optional under-lid rope strap secures rope when lid is open
- Spin-drift collar helps prevent leaks into the main compartment
- Under-lid valuables pocket secures essentials in easy-access location
- SOS label provides emergency numbers in the event you need them
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Got this pack a few weeks ago. I have already put it through some pretty good tests, which it passed with flying colors. I have used it on several hunting trips so far. Packed about 80 pounds of moose meat a mile and it worked great. The only tiny complaint was that the hip belt didn't offer as much support as I would have liked (it works much better when you keep the load under 45 pounds like they advertise). The the Vari-Flex hip belt is nothing to get excited about. The hip belt is just held in with a small piece of velcro that allows a little movement, which I am not really convinced is a good thing. Love the divider that zips in to separate the top and bottom sections. It is great for organizing and making sure the weight in the pack is distributed perfectly. The side zipper is also pretty handy. I have never seen a pack that has so many well placed tie on points all over the outside. I plan to use this pack on a few bigger splitboard trips this spring. My board just barely squeaks into the ski-slots. I will probably just strap it on with the two sets of compression straps because it seemed to fit and ride better like that anyway. I also pulled the "sitting pad" out. It is really not necessary because there is so much padding in the back. The pack is much lighter than you would expect, probably because it is so simple. Super stoked to use this pack this winter, I would highly recommend it.
Almost a do-everything pack for me
I cannot say enough about this pack. I felt trapped between a big 85L pack (8 lbs, bought in 1984, summited Mt Rainier a couple times, but ugh) and my tiny 25L day pack (really only good for shorter fair weather hikes), but needed something for day scrambles of 5-10 hours and summit pushes on multi-day climbs that could hold more gear, ropes, maybe a bivy, food etc. Enter the Deuter Guide 45+.
Great price, super solid construction, waterproof, and what really thrilled me was last week when I sized it down for my 10 year-old on a three-day backpacking trip. It was only slightly too big for him at its smallest (and we didn't load it full, of course). (Even most kids packs don't go small enough in the waist for my son whose waist is 24".) I was kind of grumpy because he had my favorite and my 12 year-old had my 70L Osprey while I was stuck humping along in the family truckster pack once more.... But now, when looking for a pack for my kids, I'll consider this (or the Guide 30) which will still be usable by them when they're grown!
Back to me: I really love this pack for me as well, though it might be too heavy to tack onto the outside of my bigger packs for use on summit day only for overnight climbs. On the few climbs I have made with it (all in snow this winter), I love the fit, strength, capacity, features, etc. Can't wait to bring my skis up on a climb with this baby. My ONLY gripe so far: the color is a bit blah. I'm not an ultra-light kind of guy, but will probably try to make due on an overnight or two in good weather with this....