Jack Sparrowwrote a review of Deuter Guide 45 Pack - 2750cu in on February 7, 2011
ski toured wasatch this january w/this pack and routinely carried rock climbing gear on rough terrain climbing cracks in zion
Pros: carries 30+ lbs comfortably on steep terrain. keeps wet or windblown snow out well. bomber fabric and suspension system. side access zipper ='s very convenient - particularly for shovel/probe when in avi-terrain.
Cons: little clip that holds your excess waist strap out of the way snapped off on first use - delicate little piece of plastic! Wish there was a second side zipper access. back gets very hot while skinning w/this pack on - poor back ventilation.
overall great winter pack. won't fail me any time soon