Don't let anything slow you down.
Out on a ridge somewhere amid the whistling winds and frosty spires, you'll decide that it was a really good idea to pack up the simple, summit-worthy Deuter Guide Lite 32 Backpack for fast-and-light mountaineering missions. Its clean, simple outer and overall minimalist design keep its weight at just over two pounds, yet it still includes the essential features and volume needed to help you achieve your alpine ambitions.
Based on the Guide series, this Lite version is stripped and sized down to just include the bare essentials. But what it lacks in plush features, it makes up for with its incredibly lightweight performance and no-nonsense functionality. Pocket Rip Mini fabric is tightly woven to offer robust durability with minimal weight, and the Delrin U-frame helps bear the load when your pack is weighed down with ropes, spare layers, food, and other crucial items.
- Guide-worthy pack for moving fast and light in the mountains
- Pocket Rip Mini fabric is extremely light and durable
- Delrin U-frame supports your load
- Breathable foam back keeps air flowing
- Removable hip belt stabilizes heavy packs
- Wet pocket separates soggy gear
- Anatomical mesh straps contour to your body
- External loops attach gear to outside of pack
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- Q & A
My go-to Alpine Pack
I have used this pack on several peaks as well as a 3 day 2 night ski traverse. The Deuter Guide Lite 32 is light weight but they didn't skimp on the materials! Lightly padded waist belt with gear loops is functional and not cumbersome. It is padded just enough to be comfortable while wearing a t-shirt and isn't overkill when wearing a shell or down jacket. There is a small amount of structure. But its just enough to carry comfortably. My full kit packed for a multi day in the Rockies is about 20#. (without food and water) Lighter in the Alps since I don't have to carry a tent or sleeping bag.
This fits my entire overnight kit plus jetboil stove, cams/ screws, helmet, crampons and tools inside! I use the top for food, liter of liquids and some random small things. (sunscreen / maps / compass)
This is my go to pack for any overnight, light and fast jaunts in the mountains.
Great Alpine Rig!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've played around with a few different alpine worthy packs and find this is my go-to.
First off, it's a super light pack that doesn't sacrifice the ability to carry and load, and even more importantly, to do in comfortably. After several outings in CO, AK, and beyond, this bag has really shown its durability and comfort. The 2" clips on the waist buckle are just rite-not too small, not too bulky, and the ice axe buckles on the main body are very functional.
I was a little hesitant about the size at first, but I've found that this pack carries just as comfortable with a full load as a 35/40 L pack but doesn't come with added structural weight in terms of padding/rigidity which lends to a bulky system. All in all, its a basic design but carries much lighter than similar models with everything you need and nothing you don't.